Hello, everyone! It’s such a honor being here today and I’d like to thank Marie for giving me the opportunity to share my opinion and my thoughts with you today. It’s wonderful to “meet” you all!
How often do we see houses from the outside and try to imagine how it looks inside? We wonder if the interiors are as good as the exterior. That’s why I love finding beautiful houses for sale, so we can take the tour and seize our curiosity, right? Take for example this house; if you just looked at it, not knowing its location, how much would you think it would cost? Go ahead… look at the first picture. Pretend you’re driving and see a sign saying it’s for sale. How much would you guess? Well, would your jaw drop if I said $5 mil? What about about $27 million? You read it right. This house does cost $27 million dollars! Now, go back to the first picture again. It’s quite hard to believe, right?
If you know anything about real estate, you know that location is everything, or at least, it should be. This recently construct beach house is located in the exclusive gated Malibu Colony, where there’s more celebrities living than any other place. The house itself has 5 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 6,000 Sq Ft. with views of the Pacific and beautiful mountains. It was designed by Richard Landry, one of the top 100 architects and designers in the world as listed by Architectural Digest, and I have to say that he has done a tremendous job here.
Take the tour and let me know if you’d spend $27 mil for this home.
It’s beautiful and it feels just like a “sweet” family home, with its grassy front yard and colorful flowers, and maybe that’s exactly what they wanted to achieve here. Privacy is quite rare here and you can easily notice the neighbors on both sides. I’m sorry to say, but doesn’t it look too “average” for the price tag of $27 mil?
Inviting and cute.
It gets more “grown-up” inside. Bars are great for entertaining, but a turn-off for me when added in the main level. Bars are better in a entertaining area in the basement or outdoors, especially if you live in California. I’d use the bar space for a larger dining room or sitting area.
The living room is simply perfect! I love the comfortable yet elegant furniture, and you simply can’t miss the ocean views.
The dining area is inviting and I like the fact you can still see and hear the ocean, but I find it to be too small.
The colors here remind me of the sand and sunsets.
They played safe with this kitchen, choosing beautiful, classic elements and adding some freshness with the colorful China.
I really like the light fixture/pot rack.
Elegant barstools in leather. I love them!
We all know the best feature of this kitchen is that amazing view!
Oh, La La!
This makes up for the dining room, in fact this is where I’d have my dinner parties. I simply love everything here, including the chandelier and chairs. Talking about chairs, I just suggested these chairs to a client the other day. Love them too!
I really love the architecture of this room and that ocean is just something incredible, but I do not like the wall color. It’s warm, but too “peachy” and I find it’s to be “fighting with the blue of the ocean. I’d like a lighter color, to complement this view.
Can you imagine waking up to see and hear the waves?
The office was neatly done.
Now, this is what might convince you to pay $27 mil for this house!
This bathroom alone is amazing, add the views and you might end up with a dreamy bathroom.
By the Trees
This guest bedroom feel as you’re in a treehouse.
Simple and light.
You should keep everything neutral when selling a house. Besides, it’s harder to get tired of a space when it has neutral elements.
Notice they added glass tiles on the wall where the vanity and shower are. This drives your eyes to those places and gives you the feeling the whole bathroom is tiled.
This guest bedroom feels more grown-up. I like what they did with the art on each side of the window.
My favorite of the guest bathrooms, although they’re all very similar to each other. The aqua tiles remind me of the ocean.
The family/media room has a great built-in. I love when we can hide all the videos, cds and other things that aren’t so pretty.
A better view of the room.
Above It All
The reason you may break the bank to live here.
You can BBQ while enjoying the views of the beach, mountains and pier.
A great place to work on your tan.
Wouldn’t it be great to have this beach as a backyard?
Imagine going for afternoon walks and feel the warm sand on your feet…
… and come back home to have a relaxing time with some friends here.
Living by the sea is the ultimate dream. I live only a block from the beach and I already consider myself lucky, but waking up every day with this kind of view and hearing the waves breaking at the shore would be almost magical. Interesting enough, people that live on the beach often say that they get so used to the noise and view that they end up not noticing them as much as they did at first. I think that’s quite interesting and actually, quite true. Don’t we all get used to everything that involves our daily routine?
Life as it is, should always be seen with new eyes, new forms, so we never take for granted where we live and who we share our lives with.
Thank you once again, Marie!
I’m waiting for you to visit me on my blog. The “doors” are open 24/7 for you! :-)
Enjoy your day!