Malibu Beach Residence
Malibu Beach Residence

project: Residence

location: Malibu, CA

Malibu Beach Residence
Malibu Beach Residence

project: Residence

location: Malibu, CA

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SITUATED ABOVE MALIBU BEACH’S INCOMING TIDE, THIS AIRY SEASIDE RESIDENCE BELONGING TO KELLY WEARSTLER AND HER FAMILY SIGNIFIES A NEW WAVE IN THE DESIGNER’S STYLE. THE HOME HAS A CASTAWAY ALLURE WITH A SUN-BLEACHED COLOR PALETTE THAT IS MUTED YET COMPLEX, CONSISTING OF SHADES OF DRIFTWOOD TAUPE, MISTY GRAY, WATERY GREEN AND SHELL PINK.

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THE PANORAMIC SEASCAPE VIEW FROM THE HOME’S EXPANSIVE FLOOR-TO-CEILING WINDOWS PROVIDE AN IDEAL BACKDROP FOR THE DESIGNER’S INSPIRATION FOR THE HOME - OBJECTS ONE MIGHT FIND ON THE BEACH, SUCH AS A STRIATED WALL HANGING BY SHEILA HICKS EVOCATIVE OF A SEA FAN, A LIGHT FIXTURE REMINISCENT OF SEAWEED, A SCULPTURE IN THE FORM OF A NAUTILUS SHELL AND STOOLS OF PETRIFIED WOOD.

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AT THE CENTER OF THE RESIDENCE, A VAST SKYLIGHT DRAWS THE FOCUS TO A TOWERING TREE THAT IS PLANTED IN THE MAIN FOYER AND FILLS THE HOME’S TWO STORIES, ONCE AGAIN CREATING A SEAMLESS TRANSITION BETWEEN THE INSIDE AND OUT. WAVE-PATTERNED MARBLE WALLS THAT EVOKE THE FEELING OF ABSTRACT ART AND CHUNKY, MODERNIST FURNITURE CONTRADICT THE IDYLLIC SETTING, YET THE RESULT IS COHESIVELY ORGANIC, RAW AND TEXTURAL.