Posted on 12 Apr
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On Wednesday, March 28th, The Agency hosted esteemed guests for the grand unveiling of The New Castle, an unprecedented, landmark property in the heart of Malibu and the first in designer and builder Scott Gillen’s visionary collection of 12 architecturally significant residences in The Malibu Series.
Guests were treated to a serene canyon ride in chaeffered Teslas, which led them to the more than 12,500-square-foot residence—the last home of its magnitude to ever be built in the city. Represented by The Agency’s founding partner Paul Lester, the custom estate showcases unrivaled craftsmanship and 360-degree promontory views. Capturing a striking duality of land and sea, lush canyons make way for sweeping ocean vistas overlooking Malibu Creek, the famous Surfrider Beach and the entire Santa Monica Bay to Catalina Island.
Attendees slipped on custom Malibu Series slippers and enjoyed sake and savory bites by Nobu and wine by Malibu Vineyards as they explored the residence and took in
incredible panoramas by the home’s 70-foot, triple-edge infinity pool. Showcasing five bedrooms and five baths, visitors are greeted by a handmade, solid teak cigar and wine room with accommodations for a 450-bottle collection included with the home. Steps beyond, a 120-foot long, glass-enclosed great room reveals an awe-inspiring panorama of the sky grazing the ocean beyond the infinity pool. The open, custom-designed Bulthaup kitchen features Miele, Sub-Zero and Gaggenau appliances. Every aspect of the residence—from its 80-year-old, hand-scraped white oak floors to signature, hand-hewn architectural glulam beams—speaks to the integrity of its design. Custom Minotti beds and couches were designed to complement the linear nature of the home, while a wealth of natural, hand-hewn wood elements, including a striking black walnut soaking tub in the master bath, lends warmth and dimension to the living spaces.
Boasting some of the most spectacular homesites in all of Malibu, each of Gillen’s 12 creations in The Malibu Series is meticulously designed and curated to offer the perfect harmony of craftsmanship, impeccable finishes and incredible ocean views. The result is a monumental collection of residences authentic to the spirit of Malibu yet unlike anything ever imagined in the city.
“I live to create,” Gillen says. “For years I’ve put everything I am into turning ideas and dreams—mostly my own—into reality. For me, the key lies in setting unlimited goals, driving toward a bar that keeps going higher. I want to always push myself to do more, be better, and never stop at satisfaction. Anything less means mediocrity.”