Architect Doug Burdge and interior designer Colleen Torres completed a stunning renovation of a 7,247 square foot residence in Malibu, CA. The client, Brent Hocking – founder of the luxury liquor brand DeLeon Tequila (which sold to Sean ‘Puff Daddy’ Combs and Diageo in 2013) and current owner of Virginia Black Whiskey with Drake – wanted a home that embodied resort style living. The home was planned in an all-black color scheme; polished black floors, black leather furniture, dark walls in every room and dark countertops in the kitchen and bathrooms.
The result was spectacular – even with the dark color scheme, the home is full of natural light and a sense of activity and life. Architectural aspects of the home were opened up, including walls both within the home and those that connect to the outside. The entire back wall of the living area opens up to the backyard, with bright green grass, a sparkling blue pool and blue tennis court. Doug made sure that the skyline was visible when you walk in the front door, something not always possible in mountainous areas or single level residences.
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Living room opens to reveal spacious backyard.
Master bedroom with views of the backyard.
Master bathroom with a separate tub, shower and sauna.
Infinity pool, green grass and tennis court in the backyard.
Entryway with sliding glass doors.
Back patio that connects with living room for truly indoor outdoor living.
Open kitchen for entertaining.
View of master bedroom from master bath.
Backyard with infinity pool, seating and fire pit.
Master bedroom with fireplace.
Master bathroom with vanity and separate shower.
View of home from backyard, featuring the infinity pool.