Our journey in the wonderful world of contemporary house designs now takes us to one of the most expensive residential areas in the world – Malibu, California. That is the location of the Birdview Residence, a gem of modern architecture completed in 2011 through a joined effort of local architect Doug Burdge, interior designer Tim Clarke and renowned landscape designer Jay Griffiths. The entire residential structure comes in at over 10,000 square feet, which comprise the main structure as well as the guest houses. All in all, there are seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms and a view of the sun setting over the ocean that is literally to die for. The home was cleverly designed and displays unabashed respect for its location and the prevalent style of the area. The landscaping was conceived of with a focus on “privacy, lushness and sustainability.” On the inside, the sleek contemporary furniture pieces and unique lighting fixtures achieve a sense of “warmth and livability.”
Not only is this a picture-perfect example of contemporary house designs, it is also an example on how to literally live in the lap of luxury. The main rooms, which form the core of the house, feature pocket doors. When opened, they reveal a 50-foot long pool and spa, which makes entertaining guests a synch. All rooms feature wonderful views of the ocean, while the furniture heavily focuses on sleek modernism with simple lines, to which it adds the occasional touch of classical style – a four-poster bed, a vintage telephone, classical landscapes on the wall… All this can be yours, for a ‘measly’ $27 million. Living in Malibu surely comes at a high price, but the view, neighbors and massive amounts of sheer style sure make it worth it.