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Open This Sunday in Malibu: Gorgeous Malibu Contemporary with Views

by ritasimpson September 26, 2015 Architecture

Stop by my Open House this Sunday 2-5  in the gated community at Cavalleri adjacent to Point Dume.

This very modern architectural with beautiful vistas of the ocean and mountains is sited on a private and pastoral area of #Malibu, close and convenient to all the amenities and stores, yet secluded enough to offer the tranquility …

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Spectacular Malibu Beach Architectural Homes

by ritasimpson July 14, 2014 Architecture

They don’t come cheap, but these architectural masterpieces by the likes of Frank Gehry, at Broad Beach, John Lautner at the Malibu Colony, Marshall Lewis at the Encinal Bluffs and Harry Gesner at Victoria Point are not only unique, but in many cases they could no longer be built under today’s city and coastal guidelines. …

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Masterpiece Malibu Paradise Cove Trophy Property For Sale

by ritasimpson February 23, 2014 Architecture

Located on one of the most desirable beaches in Malibu, this architectural masterpiece designed by Steven Ehrlich has walls of glass providing unparalleled ocean views while keeping privacy and immediate access to the deep sandy beach and truly spectacular setting. The interior remodeled and decorated by Michael Lee delivers the Spa luxury sensation throughout.  This is an …

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Malibu Beach Summer Rental

by ritasimpson February 24, 2013 Architecture

Available this July. Stunning architectural home is located on the best part of Malibu Cove Colony, in one of Malibu’s rare private, gated beach-front communities. Four bedrooms, four baths with multiple decks and views in every direction. Two oceanfront  Master bedrooms with balconies, sound system throughout, FIOS fiber optic system, and 24 hour guarded gate. …

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Ipe Wood Ideal For Malibu Coastal Homes

by ritasimpson October 28, 2012 Architecture

Also called Brazilian walnut, ipe (pronounced ee-pay) wood is ideal for use in your Malibu home. It is  one of the densest hardwoods available, three times harder than cedar. Ipe has the same fire rating as concrete and steel, meaning it resists flames much longer than softer woods, and is so dense that it doesn’t …

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Salvaged Materials? Sustainable & Beautiful For Your Malibu Home

by ritasimpson October 23, 2012 Architecture

Many architects, builders and designers know that using salvaged materials for a new-home project is one of the most sustainable building practices available. Whether it’s old brick, old slate and tile roofing, wood structures and siding, or windows and doors, saving these materials from our landfills lets us all live a little more lightly on …

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Modern Idea Accents For Your Malibu Home

by ritasimpson October 9, 2012 Architecture

Water gives shape to nature — carving places like the Grand Canyon, for example — but it also determines much of a house’s form and how it relates to nature. Beyond the roofs, walls and windows — the barriers that keep water from getting inside a home — there is a less-obvious consideration: the entrance. …

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High End Green, For Your High End Malibu Home

by ritasimpson September 17, 2012 Architecture

If money is no object, there are elegant solutions for most of our green concerns, from geothermal pumps to heat and cool a home, to E-Windows that actually darken or lighten automatically to adjust the temperature and glare into the home. The technology is sophisticated and plentiful.

Take a look at some of what’s out there …

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Malibu Home Style

by ritasimpson August 17, 2012 Architecture

Here are some of my favorite features in Malibu homes:

Corridor that invites the gorgeous view inside

Contemporary Hall design by Los Angeles Artist And Artisan Aboriginal Dreamtime Fine Art Gallery

Rooms open to the great views

Contemporary Living Room design by Los Angeles Architect Sorensen Architects

The ocean at your glance while dipping in the pool

Contemporary Patio design …

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Airy and Sleek But Uncomfortably Loud.

by ritasimpson August 13, 2012 Architecture

“There has been a shift in the idea of open spaces,” says Levolor’s trend expert Jennifer Abernathy. “We saw homes become very open,” she says. Now, “people are turning back to wanting more intimate and personal interactions.”

 Big Open spaces, with hard clean surfaces have been favored in the last few years, but issues of noise, …

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