A beach house in Malibu promises the sun sand and surf along with luxurious interiors and often a pretty hefty price tag! But there is one more alluring aspect of this suave neighborhood that makes it such a draw. This strip of sought-after real estate is the home to some of Hollywood’s biggest stars and brightest names.
We have seen some beautiful houses located in historically significant neighborhoods get a modern makeover without disturbing the façade of the existing structure. Coming from Down Under in Melbourne the is another gorgeous example of seamless fusion between the classic and the contemporary.
Docked on Mission Creek in San Francisco California this modern floating house is proof that life on the water can be beautiful sophisticated and intriguing at the same time.
A warm outer cladding allows the home to blend in seamlessly with the natural tones outside. Large floor-to-ceiling glass windows offer unabated views of the world outside as you escape from a mundane life in the concrete jungle!
The interiors are kept largely neutral in white and gray with a bright red accent couch in the living space stealing the show. Stylish use of skylights make sure there is appropriate natural light even in the private areas while an expansive deck to the north allows the residents to be at one with the bamboo and Japanese maple backdrop. A beautiful wooden staircase connects the lower level with the top floors and a concrete path above the water surface in the backyard makes for a cool walkway.
With the majestic Pacific making up the backyard quite literally this Malibu house indeed is an absolute dream. In fact the ocean gently rushes underneath the cantilevered home during high tide. Large glass windows in the living room and the bedroom offer unabated views of the ocean which is just a few steps away. And what does all this opulence and extravagance cost?
Marrying a sense of sophistication with old world charm the Cat Mountain Residence seems like an attempt to bring together the best of both worlds. And from where we sit Cornerstone Architects seem to have come up trumps in that exceptional endeavor!