Wednesday, May 05, 2021

Architecture Wednesday: Point Lechuza

This architectural beachfront masterpiece is in a league of its own. It sits at the northern tip of Malibu and is the last home to have been designed by the renowned mid-century modern architect Pierre Koenig.

Gated and private—because, you know, Malibu—it is located at the end of a cul-de-sac. But private doesn’t mean simple; no detail has been spared in the composition of this peaceful beachfront retreat.

Built of glass, steel and concrete, the tri-level home bridges the gap cool contemporary architecture and the warmth of nature with breathtaking ocean views. And, as well as being a significant home, it is also environmentally conscious, it  runs on an innovative system with radiant heating and solar power.

However environmentally friendly it is, there are also luxuries. You enter the home to a car lift which leads to a gated underground garage.  On that same level is the theatre and a guest bedroom.  The middle level features the living areas, dining room and kitchen, with floor-to-ceiling windows throughout. The upper-level houses three bedrooms, all of which exhibit captivating views, while the master suite features a fireplace and floating walkway leading to a private balcony floating above the ocean.

Surrounded by beautiful Palm and Cyprus trees, the lower deck includes ample oceanfront entertainment space, a dipping pool/spa, and leads to a private retractable drawbridge to step directly onto the sandy beach.

It’s practically a work of art.

Dwell

10 comments:

Deedles said...

Ah, Malibu, home of the California mudslides (not a rock group). I really like this one, Bobulah. I'd need someone to wash windows, though. Also, clean. A cook would be nice.
That red chair needs to go! Heh.

the dogs' mother said...

Loverly, loverly views.
:-)

Moving with Mitchell said...

Well, I wouldn't turn it down, although I doubt I'd like the neighbors. But, come on, there's no way those bar stools AND dining table and chairs can be there at the same time.

uptonking said...

All of that light... lovely... but not all the time :) I can imagine myself getting many a migraine. Very beautiful though.

Travel said...

You buy it and we will move in with you

Bob said...

@Deedles
You like it, you really it!!
And you're getting rid of the red??
What have you done to my Deedle-lah!!??!

@TDM
Sickening views!

@Mitchell
It does need a designer's eye, so cough up some coins, fix her up, and invite me out!

@uptonking
It is a lot of light, but, oy the sunsets!

@Travel
I need to scrape together some coins!

Mistress Maddie said...

OMG! It's the home of the Thunderbirds! Im waiting for a plane to come up from under ground!!!!!

I LOVE the bathroom, but something is not clicking with me on this one. But the view..........

Sixpence Notthewiser said...

The view (and that private beach!) are absolute selling points. I found it a tad cold, though. I don't know why. And is this Koenig of the faucets and such?
I love the idea of being environmentally friendly, though.

XOXO

Treaders said...

For as many beautiful homes as you've featured I can't say this one appeals to me. There's just something too "clinical" for my liking. But then what would I know about taste right?

Steve Reed said...

Once again, I love all the windows -- but I wonder how they keep all their furniture from fading? (They probably just replace it every year.)