Situated in Malibu’s ultra-private Encinal Bluffs enclave, this stunning, sustainable estate on 1.9 blufftop acres offers panoramic ocean views and direct beach access. In 2009, W3 Architects stripped the original house down to the foundation and spectacularly reimagined and expanded the estate to fuse indoor-outdoor living while maximizing energy efficiency and far-reaching vistas.
Surrounded by tall leafy trees and swaying palms, the main residence features light, bright interiors with soaring ceilings and gallery walls. The chef’s kitchen, living and dining rooms open through broad, floor-to-ceiling pocket doors to an expansive blufftop terrace, ideal for entertaining amidst the ocean views. Four en suite bedrooms in the main house, inclusive of the secreted master suite with terrace access and ocean views. A second-story, glass-walled loft sits atop the main residence overlooking the 3,000-square-foot planted “living roof”. The guest house, which presides above the pool, boasts a spacious living area with a kitchenette plus a separate bedroom and a full bath. Each of the living spaces look out upon and open to the endless, lushly planted grounds, which feature a solar-heated pool and spa, multiple dining areas, fireplace, sports court, organic vegetable garden and stone paths lined by mature trees.
The passive solar home features large expanses of south-facing glaze, allowing for direct solar gains. A photovoltaic array provides for all the home’s power needs, while a separate active solar thermal water heating system provides the hot water needed for the home, the in-floor hydronic radiant heating system, and the pool and spa. Sustainably sourced materials include FSC Certified Western Red Cedar siding, engineered lumber and plywood, zero formaldehyde cabinetry, low or zero VOC finishes and natural plaster throughout. With parking for 25 cars and steps leading directly to the sand and sea, this Zen-inspired, entertainer’s retreat offers absolute privacy, minutes from Malibu’s world-class dining, shopping and schools.
Structural StyleSingle Family Detached
SpaHeated, In Ground
HeatRadiant, Solar, Solar Heat Passive
Features1.9 Acres, Sustainable Energy Estate, Ocean Views, Guest House, pool & Spa