Jaw-dropping eight-figure homes, dramatic bluffs, and some of the best views in the L.A. is found in Malibu, which sits on a 21-mile strip of coastline. A haven for A-list celebrities, families (the elementary schools are top-rated), and surfers alike, the neighborhood is home to billionaire-friendly Carbon Beach, the private Point Dume, one-mile long Broad Beach, and boasts homes by Richard Neutra, Frank Gehry, and Richard Meier. Aside from oceanfront properties on PCH, there’s the gated Malibu Colony and Malibu Cove Colony, rustic Malibu Road, and the distinctive Serra Retreat. Residents hardly ever need to go to into the city—Malibu has its own Nobu and Mr. Chow, and designer shops such as Ron Herman, Curve, and John Varvatos at the Malibu Country Mart. Horseback-riding, hiking, and mountain-biking are all popular with locals who maintain a casual, California cool vibe.
By Philip Ferrato Where: 2000 Westridge Road, Brentwood When: Sunday, June 19 from 2:00pm–5:00 Asking: $3,495,000 What: A 4-bed, 4-bath Post+Beam designed by architect/developer Matt Kivlin, cantilevered over a canyon with views over Brentwood to Downtown. After experiencing the joys of surfing on a visit to Hawaii in 1940, Kivlin (1929-2014) would become renowned for engineering and developing the... Keep reading →
By Lauren Ro Located in the small neighborhood of Monte Nido, California, just 10 minutes north of Malibu, this completely renovated post-and-beam from the ’70s combines the best of midcentury design with contemporary comforts. It’s also nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains and a short drive to the beach, making it an ideal nature retreat.... Keep reading →
When local artist Amanda Mears is not making large paintings in her studio, she can be found making her signature 2 x 3 inch small paintings all over Los Angeles, in private homes, and in the beautiful gardens at the Huntington in San Marino. Amanda loves to paint outside directly from nature because she feels... Keep reading →
By Kriss Perras & A. Rodo Malibu Arts Journal Q&A MAJ: What defines “Home as Art”? How do you characterize the architecture and the lifestyle? MIKE: Architecture by itself does not necessarily define the art of a home. Nor does the lifestyle. But when architecture embodies its dwellers’ lifestyle enabling them to fulfill their aesthetic, social,... Keep reading →
By Tim McKeough Calabasas, Calif. WHAT A 1966 house with three bedrooms and two bathrooms HOW MUCH $1.695 million SIZE 1,876 square feet PRICE PER SQUARE FOOT $904 SETTING This house is in Monte Nido, a community of a few hundred houses in the hills above Malibu. Saddle Peak Lodge restaurant is a short walk away, and Malibu Creek State Park,... Keep reading →