An extremely private retreat situated along the Malibu hillside, Casa Linda showcases exceptional architectural vision and panoramic ocean views stretching from Santa Monica to Point Dume. Envisioned by Marshall Lewis AIA, Casa Linda features Southwestern-inspired design, harmonizing eloquently with the surrounding natural beauty, from the earth to the sea. Meticulously crafted by hand over a ten-year period, the residence mirrors the hillside, from its undulating curvatures to its exquisite blend of materials. Airy, sun-lit living spaces fuse indoor-outdoor living, artfully framing the ocean views from nearly every room.
Arrive past the lotus flower fountain to the Getty-inspired, Ambrosia-African Mahogany front door to the entry where the intricate detail is immediately on display, such as the hand-polished onyx powder room windows. Inset niches for displaying art line the “floating” walls, leading to the formal living room with soaring knotty pine ceilings and a wet bar with seating for eight. The chef’s kitchen showcases black granite countertops, custom curved cabinetry, wood ceilings and premier Viking and Wolf appliances.
A standout architectural feature is the spectacular, skylit ribbon staircase curving to the upper level, where a glass-railed bridge crosses to the primary suite. Capturing unparalleled views of Palos Verdes and Catalina, the primary suite is nestled on its own wing, boasting an office, kitchenettes, 3 closets and dual baths with steam showers, one with a spa tub and a Pueblo Native American fireplace. Three additional ensuite bedrooms are located upstairs and one ensuite is situated on the main level.
Interiors segue effortlessly through soaring glass pocket doors to the expansive outdoor living area and zero-edge pool with water features and elevated, volcano-like Jacuzzi. Designed for both large-scale entertaining and relaxed, intimate home life, the grounds feature a full BBQ kitchen and bar with TV, pool bathroom, large grass area, fire pit lounge, vegetable beds, fruit and nut trees, a spiral rose garden and towering palm trees incorporated into the exterior architecture.
Additional home features include a wine cellar, elevator, 5 fireplaces, recessed lighting throughout, Sonos sound system, parking for 6 cars and a complete Tesla home battery system added in 2021 to the existing solar system, equipped to power the house during a power outage. Showcasing inspired architecture, sustainable features, extraordinary design detail and exceptional amenities, Casa Linda offers absolute privacy and serenity within minutes of Malibu’s acclaimed beaches, schools, shopping and dining. Includes deeded rights to Sycamore Park Tennis Courts.
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