LivingMalibu.com » Architecture http://www.livingmalibu.com Malibu Real Estate-Malibu Homes For Sale Tue, 18 Jul 2017 20:51:46 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.2 Open This Sunday in Malibu: Gorgeous Malibu Contemporary with Views http://www.livingmalibu.com/open-this-sunday-in-malibu-gorgeous-malibu-contemporary-with-views/ http://www.livingmalibu.com/open-this-sunday-in-malibu-gorgeous-malibu-contemporary-with-views/#comments Sat, 26 Sep 2015 19:16:59 +0000 ritasimpson http://www.livingmalibu.com/?p=3473

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 ...]]>

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 you might be seeking at the end of a busy day. This is #Malibu A Way Of Life..

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Spectacular Malibu Beach Architectural Homes http://www.livingmalibu.com/spectacular-malibu-beach-architectural-homes/ http://www.livingmalibu.com/spectacular-malibu-beach-architectural-homes/#comments Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:33:37 +0000 ritasimpson http://www.livingmalibu.com/?p=3239

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. ...]]>

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. Take for example Pierre Koenig’s last project  at Point Lechusa,  the LaFetra Beach House . It sits right at the edge where Broad Beach ends and Victoria Point starts, just before Sea Level beach. It’s one incredible spot! don’t take my word for it, go visit yourself. Its overlooks a pristine corner of the beach with picturesque rocks and pines and the waves below. A real magical spot.  Then the Stephen Ehrlich beach house at Paradise Cove beach, such an incredible spot! Here again, a very special place where you can’t ever feel the crowds, just the pristine but generous wide beach inviting you to explore its many gifts.

So go ahead enjoy the visit and take the tour. These are some of our nicest architecturals on the market today.

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Masterpiece Malibu Paradise Cove Trophy Property For Sale http://www.livingmalibu.com/masterpiece-malibu-paradise-cove-trophy-property-for-sale/ http://www.livingmalibu.com/masterpiece-malibu-paradise-cove-trophy-property-for-sale/#comments Sun, 23 Feb 2014 17:53:30 +0000 ritasimpson http://www.livingmalibu.com/?p=3081

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 ...]]>

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 absolute gorgeous must see Malibu home.

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Malibu Beach Summer Rental http://www.livingmalibu.com/malibu-beach-summer-rental/ http://www.livingmalibu.com/malibu-beach-summer-rental/#comments Sun, 24 Feb 2013 23:37:09 +0000 ritasimpson http://www.livingmalibu.com/?p=2655

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. ...]]>

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. Breathtaking views up and down the coast, private front courtyard along with ocean-front decks on three levels. Housecleaning service included. A meticulous, inviting home. Enjoy the Malibu beachfront lifestyle this summer. Available July. Call Rita 310-617-0996Malibu Cove Architectural for details

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Ipe Wood Ideal For Malibu Coastal Homes http://www.livingmalibu.com/ipe-wood-ideal-for-malibu-coastal-homes/ http://www.livingmalibu.com/ipe-wood-ideal-for-malibu-coastal-homes/#comments Sun, 28 Oct 2012 21:56:41 +0000 ritasimpson http://www.livingmalibu.com/?p=2469

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 ...]]>

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 float in water.

Because of its durability, ipe wood often is used outdoors as decking and siding. Inside, it’s typically seen in flooring or cabinetry. it has a natural oil that keeps bugs out; it’s resistant to mildew and decay, making it ideal for coastal construction. Ipe wood lasts a minimum of 25 years, although many architects say it can last up to half a century if maintained properly. Learn more.

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Salvaged Materials? Sustainable & Beautiful For Your Malibu Home http://www.livingmalibu.com/salvaged-materials-sustainable-beautiful-for-your-malibu-home/ http://www.livingmalibu.com/salvaged-materials-sustainable-beautiful-for-your-malibu-home/#comments Wed, 24 Oct 2012 04:13:22 +0000 ritasimpson http://www.livingmalibu.com/?p=2445

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 ...]]>

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 the land.

From the intense heat required to bake the bricks to the power needed to drive the saws that cut the wood, home-building materials take vast amounts of energy to manufacture. So recapturing that energy and using it again and again means we burn less oil and gas, spewing less carbon into the atmosphere.

While it’s good to be green, it’s a plus when we craft something beautiful at the same time. The depth of color, patina and richness of salvaged materials are also design factors that can make our homes truly wonderful.

One of the nice aspects of reusing a salvaged material like Chicago brick is how each piece takes on its own

personality. It’s as if each individual brick were carefully hand made by an artisan.

 

 

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Modern Idea Accents For Your Malibu Home http://www.livingmalibu.com/modern-idea-accents-for-your-malibu-home/ http://www.livingmalibu.com/modern-idea-accents-for-your-malibu-home/#comments Tue, 09 Oct 2012 21:05:32 +0000 ritasimpson http://www.livingmalibu.com/?p=2420

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. ...]]>

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. Water, specifically rainwater, points toward elevating a house’s first floor above the surrounding landscape. The extent of elevation varies depending on the local climate and soil conditions, but in all cases the need for a house to shed water, to keep water out of the living spaces, is paramount and one that gives shape to the approach. This ideabook looks at a variety of ascending approaches, mainly steps but also stairs.
This house on Cape Cod, in Massachusetts, turns the entrance into a ceremonial path cutting through the lawn. The wood screen on the left is the back edge of the carport. A wood door provides direct access to the house, but the formal entry sits at the top of the stone steps. The glass entry frames the sky and water beyond, making the outdoor path a desirable choice.
A perpendicular view shows how the steps are notched into the tiered lawn.
A technique similar to the previous example happens in this house, with solid steps set into gravel beds framed with metal edging. The steps have an appealing informality, perhaps inspired by the large oak tree.
This house’s steps also are informal, zigging and zagging up the front door. But the lights tucked in the gap between the floating steps are what capture the attention and guide one’s movement.
This house in Australia places the stairs at the sidewalk, on the high side of property (reducing the number of steps needed). The stairs blend into the stone wall that forms the edge of the property. A guardrail is noticeable along the stairs.
A closeup of the guardrail illustrates the custom artistic design, which is striated like the stone wall but open, giving a glimpse to where the stairs lead.
Most steps are located closer to the house, near the front door. These steps are even tucked into a small entry court.
In addition to placement, this closer view illustrates that the rise of the steps is important. These are the shallowest steps in these photos so far. With their deep treads, the stairs have a very gentle ascent, setting the tone for the rest of the house.
Articulation of steps is also a consideration. These steps appear monolithic, whereas many of the previous examples floated or had a lip on the tread. Here the material treatment is consistent with the concrete walls of the house.
modern exterior by mossArchitects

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For various reasons a house may have its first floor placed high enough that stairs make more sense than steps. (The difference: Steps sit on the ground, while stairs lie above it.) These stairs are accentuated with red paint, solid guardrails and by being tucked into a carved corner.
contemporary exterior by Studio Troika

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A similar treatment happens in this sunporch addition, where the stair guardrail and the wall are unified.
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Here is another rear addition that takes a very different approach to entry. The stairs are tucked within the squarish volume, hiding them from various angles and acting like a slot or narrow canyon that people ascend.
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High End Green, For Your High End Malibu Home http://www.livingmalibu.com/high-end-green-for-your-high-end-malibu-home/ http://www.livingmalibu.com/high-end-green-for-your-high-end-malibu-home/#comments Tue, 18 Sep 2012 03:52:32 +0000 ritasimpson http://www.livingmalibu.com/?p=2344

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.

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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 in this article by

—Mara Lemos Stein

 

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The Wall Street Journal

Ground source heat pump, also known as a geothermal pump, uses the insulating properties of the earth to provide heating, cooling and hot water for the home. During the winter, water or antifreeze circulates in underground pipes and carries heat throughout the home. In the summer, it draws heat from the home and transfers it to the earth. Excess heat delivers free hot water in the summer and significant hot water savings in the winter. Installing the system can run $20,000 for a 3,500-square-foot home, with a payback time of about seven years.

 

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ELAN Home Systems

Integrated
home automation
systems
can control
anything in a home
with a switch—lighting,
heating and air conditioning, appliances, blinds—using wall-mounted panels or smartphones and tablets. Architects say full home automation can run into the tens of thousands of dollars.

 

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E-windows allow homeowners to control how much light, heat and glare come into a home. Window glass is coated with layers of “electrochromic” materials, which darken when a low-voltage charge is applied and become transparent when the charge is turned off. The windows enable homes to take advantage of the sun’s warming rays in the winter and block them in the summer. Considered by some architects as the Rolls Royce of windows, they can cost around $50 a square foot, depending on the project.

 

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Dow Solar

Solar shinglesproduce electricity just like solar panels but are fully integrated into a home’s roof, so they blend in better with a home’s design.

 

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Mike Strizki, The Hydrogen House

Hydrogen fuel-cell storagegives the ultimate luxury of energy efficiency: the ability to store power that you generate with a solar array. As seen in the Hydrogen House, in Hopewell, N.J., solar power is used to run an electrolyzer that splits water molecules into hydrogen and oxygen; the hydrogen is stored in tanks and then converted back into electricity using fuel cells. The systems are customized and costly, running into the hundreds of thousands of dollars.

 

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Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating.

A variable refrigerant flow heating and cooling system offers energy efficiency and the luxury of controlling the temperature in separate areas of the home. The systems, popular in Japan and Europe for a few decades, are designed in a way that constantly modulates the flow of refrigerant. So they run smoothly and continuously, without the energy-sucking job of turning on and off as in conventional systems.

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Malibu Home Style http://www.livingmalibu.com/malibu-home-style/ http://www.livingmalibu.com/malibu-home-style/#comments Fri, 17 Aug 2012 22:32:17 +0000 ritasimpson http://www.livingmalibu.com/?p=2176

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

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Here are some of my favorite features in Malibu homes:

Corridor that invites the gorgeous view inside

Rooms open to the great views

The ocean at your glance while dipping in the pool

Great Sliding doors making the transition seamless

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Airy and Sleek But Uncomfortably Loud. http://www.livingmalibu.com/airy-and-sleek-but-uncomfortably-loud/ http://www.livingmalibu.com/airy-and-sleek-but-uncomfortably-loud/#comments Tue, 14 Aug 2012 00:36:39 +0000 ritasimpson http://www.livingmalibu.com/?p=2161

“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, ...]]>

“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, loss of intimacy and textural comfort are challenging the residents. Interior designers, homeowners and architects are coming up with a host of solutions to create temporary nooks while keeping a big, open feel of a room.
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