Designing a home that responds to the needs of the landscape it sits in adapts to its specific climatic requirements and becomes one with the backdrop is a hard task indeed. It requires balance precision and ingenuity that bring together two contrasting worlds. Accomplishing this task with modern flair and inviting warmth is the gorgeous in.
But when Gavin Kelly moved from Australia to Seattle in the late 90s and was searching for a house in the he was unaware that the old 1960s residence he was about to buy was designed by Paul Kirk himself! With a roof that combined with its north and south side walls to create a homogenous structure this 1966 house was transformed into a modern hub a decade down the line.
Most of Malibu’s beach houses villas and luxury homes are all about contemporary Californian style that has organically evolved from the late 60s and early 70s. But this beautiful and opulent residence designed by Paul Brant Williger Architect heads in a completely different direction as it brings Mediterranean charm and Tuscan beauty to this glittering coastline!
Paul Kirk is arguably one of the most renowned Pacific Northwest architects who not only defied the conventions of the time but also defied the style that would soon become the accepted norm in the region. Sweeping windows practicality and the clean aesthetics of midcentury style defined his homes.
The entrance of the lavish home is marked by arched walkways and corridors typical of that classic Tuscan home. Comfort is draped in cloak of natural goodness and inviting warmth as reclaimed barn timber beams recycled terra-cotta tiles and custom design solutions turn the interior into a timeless world full of wonder and delight.