One of Point Dume’s newest homes was recently completed. Spacious, stylish, and created for comfort, the Surf Barn combines the best of Malibu beach style with the charm of the contemporary ranch. Situated on over an acre on a very private, quiet cul-de-sac with a beach key to Riviera 1, this single-story residence is beautifully simple and very well built with elegant finishes.
Designed by architect Steve Yett and the design firm Westside Aesthetics( Karen Whitney), the home centers around an enormous living/kitchen great room with 18-foot tongue-and-groove ceilings, multi-zone lighting, a 60” Isokern fireplace, and sensational tile and stonework by Robert Steinbeck. The living room is complete with a PianoDisc-equipped C7 Baby Grand Yamaha piano from the Herb Alpert studio. The stunning chef’s kitchen is well appointed for gourmet cooking and an appealing gathering place for parties.
The U-shaped house wraps around a huge covered patio, with 36 feet of Fleetwood sliders that disappear for true indoor-outdoor living. The heated patio is fully loaded for sound and lights and equipped with a gas and wood burning fireplace and Hestan barbecue.
The bedroom wing features two very well appointed sleeping areas with a private patio and views of the oak grove. All of the beds feature organic mattresses and John Robshaw bedding and the bathrooms are highlighted with Ann Sacks tile. A huge pivot door defines the owner’s wing, where privacy and comfort are the defining features. This sanctuary space has a fireplace and views of the pool area and the oak grove, plus it has a private patio that gets lovely morning sun. No expense was spared on the owner’s suite spa bathroom, which is complete with a heated mosaic-tile floor, steam shower with music, and a lavish, tiled vanity and custom closet equipped with a Casoro jewelry safe.
The home’s other wing features a sensational audio-visual game room with coffered ceiling, movie screen, and a divine Roche Bobois couch. Adjacent to the game room is an additional bedroom that can double as an office, plus a beach bathroom with a steam room.
The beautifully landscaped grounds are private, expansive, with outdoor areas maximized, and surrounded with fruit trees, including avocados, guava, apple, Meyer lemon, and lime. The Pebble Tec pool/spa, which has a wide pool deck for lounging and entertaining, is designed with Italian porcelain tile and an ozone system to minimize pool chemicals as well as an automatic pool cover. There is a beautiful ancient oak grove hidden below the house with a picnic table for wine tastings and al fresco dining. In addition to the main house, there is a surf shed, with room for boards and beach equipment, complete with a Sonoma Forge outdoor shower featuring the surfboard art of Zen Del Rio.
This is a smart home, with a state-of-the-art push-button control system for music, lighting, video, and security, which includes 10 cameras on all areas of the exterior, plus an alarm system and IPS patrol daily. The entire house has Omica Organics water filtration. This wonderful home was created and built with love and is the perfect setting for the Malibu lifestyle.