Malibu Modern Beach House – Case Study in Use of Space
|June 26, 2012||Posted by naturally modern under Architecture, Houses We Love, Interior Design|
This house is simply stunning! Modern architecture, using natural materials, and complemented by the natural surroundings of the beach, this is truly a naturally modern dream home! We also love that it is relatively small in comparison to other Malibu “mansions” in the area. This modern house has 1,700 square feet of living space with an open-floor plan throughout. Guest bedroom with bath on the first floor; master suite on the second. Perfect use of space. Conceived by Los Angeles firm W+D, this Malibu house plays out as a case study in the efficient use of space and a inspiration for anyone trying to balance a love of the outdoors with the need for quiet and privacy. The LA Times just did a feature on it and we’re so in love with the combination of modern architecture built into the beach setting, we had to share it with you!
“There isnt a room that I dont feel like is a great room.”As seen from the beach, the house is meant to be a streamlined white box set atop a rustic base — “a juxtaposition between hard lines and soft lines,” W+D founding partner Brett Woods said. “Pure geometry coming off this rugged hillside.” A beacon of sorts to all who pass by, he said. The first-floor deck cantilevers over the hillside thanks to new steel beams set over an existing foundation… “You can still have your coffee and look at the ocean but not feel like youre hanging out for everyone below to see.”
(All photos via LaTimes.com / Credits: Ricardo DeAratanha)
Read the LA Times article here: Malibu modern: New house makes most of every inch, every view – latimes.com.