Posted on 11 Oct
Combining a spectacular site and panoramic ocean views with classic modernist design and exquisite detail, 30478 Morning View Drive is nothing short of spellbinding. Deftly executed by Vitus Mataré & Associates, the five-bedroom, four-bath Malibu home, offered at $6,995,000, typifies the architecture that has made the design firm so celebrated in California’s beach communities.
Represented by The Agency’s Brian Linder, AIA, and William Baker the newly built home was recently selected to be showcased on the prestigious Dwell on Design home tour. Taking place on October 20th, the self-guided tour, sponsored in part by The Agency, will feature five Malibu residences, hand-picked by Dwell’s team of architecture and design experts, to represent “west coast modern design at its finest.”
Showcasing 4,659 square feet of living space, the home’s open floor plan fosters a seamless flow between the living, dining and kitchen spaces while capitalizing on available views and cool ocean breezes. The interiors feature a host of high-end finishes, including steel trowel plaster, polished concrete floors, tongue-and-groove hardwood ceilings, diamond tread stairs and absolute black countertops. An exceptional chef’s kitchen boasts stainless steel appliances, including a Wolf range, Sub-Zero refrigerator, eat-in center island, and European hardware. Downstairs, voluminous bedrooms feature floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open directly onto the pool deck for an unprecedented indoor-outdoor lifestyle. Complete with elegant drought-tolerant landscaping, two separate roof decks, a full-length balcony, attractive wet bar and upscale security system, the home embodies a contemporary version of an ancient building typology in a prime Malibu location.
Following the tour, Brian and William will host an after-party salon from 4 to 7pm, with appetizers, cocktails and a conversation with the home’s designer, Vitus Mataré. A polymath from a family of builders, sculptors and painters in Aachen, Germany, the independent record producer, sound engineer, UCLA-trained physicist, particle accelerator researcher, and self-taught designer/builder has become synonymous with designing high-end homes on challenging sites in West Los Angeles and Malibu that other designers have deemed unbuildable. His other notable projects include the winery Vines in Paso Robles and a private family compound in Amman, Jordan.
“Bill and I are honored to represent the owners of this distinctive property and greatly appreciate the referral by the designer Vitus Mataré,” says Brian. “We have represented several Vitus Mataré & Associates properties over the years, but we are particularly excited about Morning View, as we consider it to be one of his best projects to date. We admire the way Vitus designs every home specifically for the conditions of the site and the individual needs of his clients, while maintaining his commitment to classic modern design, indoor-outdoor living, and responsiveness to the environment. In our opinion, he is one of the most sophisticated designers practicing today.”