Malibu Hillside

Malibu, California
Landscape Design
Builder
  • Brian Guizot
  • Stephen Perloff, Structural Engineering
Photographer
Publications
  • Location
  • Malibu, California
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Type
  • Modern
  • Year
  • 2015
  • Square Feet
  • 1500
  • A south facing home overlooking the Pacific Ocean is reconfigured with the addition of a new pool, terrace, arbor and landscape. A visual 'frame' for viewing the horizon, the project brings together light, shadow, water and sky in an effort to blur the distinction between wet and dry, here and there, inside and outside, above and below. In addition to the natural site, there was an ambition to create a construction that spoke to the regions architectural context. Invoking the mid-century spirit of Craig Ellwood and the unabashed bravado of John Lautner, the new construction hovers above it's hillside site as an assertive object and a quite frame. In this way we learned how to build next to the sea.

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    Modern home with Outdoor, Slope, Back Yard, Garden, Gardens, Swimming Pools, Tubs, Shower, Large Pools, Tubs, Shower, Infinity Pools, Tubs, Shower, Small Patio, Porch, Deck, Large Patio, Porch, Deck, Small Pools, Tubs, Shower, Wood Patio, Porch, Deck, Decking Patio, Porch, Deck, and Metal Patio, Porch, Deck. South facing arbor with pool at sunset Photo  of Malibu Hillside

    South facing arbor with pool at sunset

    Modern home with Outdoor, Back Yard, Slope, Large Pools, Tubs, Shower, Small Pools, Tubs, Shower, Infinity Pools, Tubs, Shower, Lap Pools, Tubs, Shower, Small Patio, Porch, Deck, Swimming Pools, Tubs, Shower, Wood Patio, Porch, Deck, Large Patio, Porch, Deck, Metal Patio, Porch, Deck, and Decking Patio, Porch, Deck. View South at Noon Time Photo 2 of Malibu Hillside

    View South at Noon Time

    Modern home with Outdoor, Back Yard, Slope, Small Pools, Tubs, Shower, Large Pools, Tubs, Shower, Swimming Pools, Tubs, Shower, Plunge Pools, Tubs, Shower, Lap Pools, Tubs, Shower, Infinity Pools, Tubs, Shower, Large Patio, Porch, Deck, Small Patio, Porch, Deck, Wood Patio, Porch, Deck, Metal Patio, Porch, Deck, Stone Patio, Porch, Deck, and Decking Patio, Porch, Deck. Alaskan Yellow Cedar and steel arbor over pool Photo 3 of Malibu Hillside

    Alaskan Yellow Cedar and steel arbor over pool

    Modern home with Outdoor, Back Yard, Large Pools, Tubs, Shower, Small Pools, Tubs, Shower, Swimming Pools, Tubs, Shower, Infinity Pools, Tubs, Shower, Lap Pools, Tubs, Shower, Small Patio, Porch, Deck, Metal Patio, Porch, Deck, Stone Patio, Porch, Deck, Large Patio, Porch, Deck, Wood Patio, Porch, Deck, and Decking Patio, Porch, Deck. Terrace Photo 4 of Malibu Hillside

    Terrace

    Modern home with Outdoor, Decomposed Granite Patio, Porch, Deck, Trees, Back Yard, Shrubs, Grass, Slope, Large Patio, Porch, Deck, Wood Patio, Porch, Deck, Small Patio, Porch, Deck, and Metal Patio, Porch, Deck. View looking up toe path towards terrace Photo 5 of Malibu Hillside

    View looking up toe path towards terrace

    Modern home with Outdoor, Back Yard, Slope, Trees, Shrubs, Large Pools, Tubs, Shower, Swimming Pools, Tubs, Shower, Small Pools, Tubs, Shower, Plunge Pools, Tubs, Shower, Lap Pools, Tubs, Shower, Small Patio, Porch, Deck, Large Patio, Porch, Deck, Wood Patio, Porch, Deck, and Metal Patio, Porch, Deck. Arbor with landscaped slope foreground Photo 6 of Malibu Hillside

    Arbor with landscaped slope foreground

    Modern home with Outdoor, Trees, Shrubs, Grass, Small Pools, Tubs, Shower, Metal Patio, Porch, Deck, Small Patio, Porch, Deck, Stone Patio, Porch, Deck, Large Pools, Tubs, Shower, Large Patio, Porch, Deck, Decomposed Granite Patio, Porch, Deck, Wood Patio, Porch, Deck, Decking Patio, Porch, Deck, and Vertical Fences, Wall. Terrace Boardwalk Photo 7 of Malibu Hillside

    Terrace Boardwalk

    Modern home with Outdoor, Decomposed Granite Patio, Porch, Deck, Slope, Trees, Back Yard, Shrubs, and Grass. Toe path down Slope Photo 8 of Malibu Hillside

    Toe path down Slope

    Modern home with Outdoor, Decomposed Granite Patio, Porch, Deck, Slope, Trees, and Shrubs. Swing suspended below terrace Photo 9 of Malibu Hillside

    Swing suspended below terrace

    Modern home with Outdoor, Wood Patio, Porch, Deck, and Metal Patio, Porch, Deck. Wood and steel Arbor Photo 10 of Malibu Hillside

    Wood and steel Arbor

    Modern home with Outdoor, Metal Patio, Porch, Deck, Wood Patio, Porch, Deck, Back Yard, and Slope. Terrace boardwalk from below Photo 11 of Malibu Hillside

    Terrace boardwalk from below

    Modern home with Outdoor, Wood Patio, Porch, Deck, and Metal Patio, Porch, Deck. Wood and Steel Arbor Photo 12 of Malibu Hillside

    Wood and Steel Arbor

    Modern home with Outdoor, Slope, Small Pools, Tubs, Shower, Plunge Pools, Tubs, Shower, Back Yard, Large Pools, Tubs, Shower, Lap Pools, Tubs, Shower, Infinity Pools, Tubs, Shower, Trees, Flowers, Shrubs, Large Patio, Porch, Deck, Small Patio, Porch, Deck, Wood Patio, Porch, Deck, Metal Patio, Porch, Deck, and Stone Patio, Porch, Deck. View South with terrace, arbor, pool ocean and sky Photo 13 of Malibu Hillside

    View South with terrace, arbor, pool ocean and sky

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