In the 1960’s The Beach Boys took the world by storm with surf-centric lyrics that evoked images of sunny California beaches. The state’s proximity to the ocean enabled the native culture to become strongly influenced by the sea, sand and sun.
As surfing became immensely popular and infiltrated mainstream American culture, the sport became the symbolic representation of California and its lifestyle. This movement fully cemented California’s “beach” culture, a viewpoint that persists today.
In cities like Malibu, Manhattan Beach and Newport Beach, this culture runs throughout. Residents pay a major premium for beach-front properties because those homes are inherent to a culture that cannot be replicated.
As summer fast approaches, and Californians begin to emerge from their homes and onto the beaches, the following Malibu listings are available to help make your California dream a reality.
This impeccably designed modern Malibu beach oasis is located on prestigious carbon beach with 60 feet of private beach frontage. A world renowned interior designer, Trip Hanisch, transformed this home into a paradise. Breathe in the ocean air on the massive oceanfront decks while basking in the afternoon sun. Upon entering the house you are greeted by grandiose high ceilings and skylights that let in the warm California sun. The living room has ample space for entertaining and ocean views for days. A master suite is complete with a sunset patio and luxurious spa like bath. Maids quarters include a full bath. The home also features a library, double entry bar, gourmet kitchen for the culinary enthusiast as well as two additional guest bedroom suites.
Available through Williams & Williams.
Referred to as “Marisol Modern,” this two-story, Doug Burdge-designed modern estate, is located in one of the most sought-after developments on the California coast, Marisol Malibu. In 2015, it received the Grand Award for “Best on the Boards Custom Home” at the nation’s most prestigious home building show, the Pacific Coast Builder’s Conference.
The 13,814 square foot main residence and detached guest house combine for seven bedrooms and 12 bathrooms. The 2,500 square foot master suite is elevator accessible, and the epitome of luxury. It boasts separate bathrooms and closets, an office, a fully equipped gym, a massage terrace, sun decks and a putting green. Outside of the sensational master suite, the home is custom-built for the true Malibu lifestyle. The home is fully furnished with Minotti’s finest and decorated with elegant, modern art.
An architectural triumph in Malibu on famed Broad Beach offering sophisticated coastal living, this beachfront residence showcases contemporary, dramatic living spaces. The exceptional floor plan offers an open palate for custom design. High ceilings and large picture windows overlook magnificent ocean and whitewater coastline views. Spacious decks allow outdoor living on every level. The three bedroom, four and a half bathroom main home, plus two bedroom, two bathroom guest house, provides ample room to entertain family and friends. The master suite features soaring two-story windows, extraordinary views, and an expansive oceanfront patio. A circular staircase leads to a large ocean view office. Bonus spaces abound for ocean toys, wine storage, sauna, or hot tub under the stars. A glass front elevator delivers you from the street entrance to your front door while providing views of the iconic Malibu coastline. Relax by your private infinity pool or join the swimmers and surfers in the waves.
Available through David Konheim.