Drawing influence from the Balinese lifestyle, this home utilizes vertical living to achieve and maintain a strong visual connection to the surrounding land. The use of natural, yet highly crafted materials, and controlled light also speaks to a tropical vernacular. A three-story, inverted floor plan brings the center of life for both family gatherings and entertaining to the completely open upper level.
A pavilion of deeply stained wood and glass sits below an exposed wood beamed ceiling, creating a sheltering canopy for this main floor, housing the great room, kitchen, dining area and outdoor room below it. From each space within, panoramic views, cool breezes and measured light continuously connect you to the ocean and the Southern California landscape. The more solid lower levels in plaster and stone anchor the home to the site. These spaces have a more private interior focus, housing the bedrooms, a guest suite and an additional family room adjacent to the popular beach walkstreet.
The warmth and richness of the homes interiors are accented with splashes of bright color, texture and pattern. A Venetian plaster blue wall mimics the color of the sky and connects the floors of the home vertically. Lattice like screens enclose the outdoor room and spa from the elements. Unique artifacts and treasures from around the world are used to accessorize and to re-create memories from a lifetime of journeys and adventures.