Beverly Hills based clients commissioned a vacation home for their family in Malibu, CA. Together with world renowned interior designer John Cottrell, we conceived a 10,000 sq. ft. Pennsylvania Stone Farm House. The stone was quarried from the midwest and is complemented by a steep French slate roof. The site is situated on a 2 1/2 acre bluff with a panoramic view stretching from Paradise Cove to Catalina Island. This resplendent retreat immediately relaxes the mind and body as one is lead from the circular drive court through an arched portico with paneled wood gates into a quiet grassy courtyard. The garden and reflective lap pool and spa are sheltered from harsh elements by the two wings of the house. A glass French lite Dutch entrance door is discretely located at the end of an outdoor colonnade.

On the western end of the paneled living room is a grand loggia which opens onto the spectacular Pacific Ocean. With 9 bedrooms and 9 1/2 bathrooms, this estate features three master bedroom suites with vaulted panel and beam ceilings. Expansive decks off the two master suites facing the surf have an outdoor stone fireplace and Chippendale style railing.

There are many other special features such as a raised panel library with fireplace, a luxurious gourmet kitchen with pocket doors that open to the dining room and view of the sea beyond, a billiards room, a subterranean exercise room and a tennis court.

Architect: Ward Jewell Architect, AIA
Interior Designer: John Cottrell
Landscape Designer: Doug Levy
Construction: David Moline Builders