Built as a family retreat that combines modern ergonomics and comfort with the timeless charm of a rustic mountain cabin the exquisite escape offers the best of both worlds. Designed by Poss Architecture it draws you in with its unassuming charm and the spectacular view on offer!
Much like the brilliant indoor garden a wall of tiles next to the staircase ends up being a showstopper and this eclectic collection of colorful tiles is repeated in the courtyard and bathroom to give a sense of continuity and cohesion. This dazzling collage was crafted by the designer by bringing together the various tiles used by him in other projects an effort that cuts back on cost and unnecessary wastage of materials.
The name Malibu invokes images of beautiful beaches plenty of sunshine high-end oceanfront property and of course the endless line of Celebs that seem to constantly move in and out of the famous coastal strip.
The open design of means it needs to turn to new strategies in order to combat the harsh desert conditions while retaining its contemporary appeal. This was accomplished by Kevin B Howard Architects using a unique blend of traditional adobe walls and a series of wafer-thin overhangs!
Large glass windows not only bring in plenty of light but also help in keeping the home warm during the chilly winter months. The orientation of the home is such that the house benefits from extra sunlight during the colder months while it is protected from the harsh desert heat during the summer. This passive cooling and heating technique also cuts out reliance on artificial temperature control systems.