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Malibu Residence
Malibu Residence
Malibu Residence
Malibu Residence
Malibu Residence
Malibu Residence
Malibu Residence
Malibu Residence

Location: Malibu, Ca, United States

Project Work Status: Completed Projects

Team: Design: Scott Mitchell Studio
Interior Design: Denise Kuriger Design, Ltd. And Scott Mitchell Studio

This Nestled Malibu Estate Emerges From A Bluff Overlooking The Pacific Ocean. The Long, Horizontal Form Of The House's Central Axis Is Punctuated By Tall, Vertical Monoliths Of Concrete That Lend An Elegant Rhythm To The Building's Massing. A Wing Of Guest Bedrooms Asymmetrically Intersects This Axis, And Gently Descends The Slope Of The Cliff, Pointing To An Adjacent Guesthouse Structure. Through The Subtle Composition Of Simple Geometric Elements, A Thoughtful Complexity Is Revealed. Rectilinear Volumes Collide With Slender Planes Throughout To Frame And Define Spaces, And To Carefully Modulate Their Sequence.

Board-formed Concrete With Its Finely Grained Surface, And Distressed White Oak Create A Robust Sense Of Materiality Appropriate To The Textured, Cliffside Landscape They Inhabit. This Expressive Use Of Material Abstracts Scale In Such A Way That The Building Can Feel Both Large And Small At The Same Time - Monumental, Yet Unpretentious.

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