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. Photo  of Malibu Lake House modern homeView Photos

Living room opens to reveal spacious backyard.

Master bedroom with views of the backyard. Photo 2 of Malibu Lake House modern homeView Photos

Master bedroom with views of the backyard.

Master bathroom with a separate tub, shower and sauna. Photo 3 of Malibu Lake House modern homeView Photos

Master bathroom with a separate tub, shower and sauna.

Infinity pool, green grass and tennis court in the backyard. Photo 4 of Malibu Lake House modern homeView Photos

Infinity pool, green grass and tennis court in the backyard.

Entryway with sliding glass doors. Photo 5 of Malibu Lake House modern homeView Photos

Entryway with sliding glass doors.

Back patio that connects with living room for truly indoor outdoor living. Photo 6 of Malibu Lake House modern homeView Photos

Back patio that connects with living room for truly indoor outdoor living.

Open kitchen for entertaining. Photo 7 of Malibu Lake House modern homeView Photos

Open kitchen for entertaining.

View of master bedroom from master bath. Photo 8 of Malibu Lake House modern homeView Photos

View of master bedroom from master bath.

Backyard with infinity pool, seating and fire pit. Photo 9 of Malibu Lake House modern homeView Photos

Backyard with infinity pool, seating and fire pit.

Master bedroom with fireplace. Photo 10 of Malibu Lake House modern homeView Photos

Master bedroom with fireplace.

Master bathroom with vanity and separate shower. Photo 11 of Malibu Lake House modern homeView Photos

Master bathroom with vanity and separate shower.

View of home from backyard, featuring the infinity pool. Photo 12 of Malibu Lake House modern homeView Photos

View of home from backyard, featuring the infinity pool.

Architect
  • Burdge & Associates Architects
Interior Design
  • Colleen Torres
Bedrooms
  • 4
  • Full Baths
  • 4
  • Partial Baths
  • 2
  • Style
  • Modern
  • Year
  • 1966
  • Square Feet
  • 7247
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