Sunday, August 25, 2013

Open House Sunday

Malibu Beach House
I'm sure this home is older but the listing doesn't give it's age.
Julia of 
shared this listing last week. It was the home of the writer and creator of "Young and the Restless"
See it and other homes at "Hooked on Houses" - here

You may have already seen this house at Julia's link but I want to talk about how it's decorated today.
The street view is very understated. Charming gate leads to the property beyond.
How about this for your backyard!
Green lawn space too though.
 I adore the way this home is decorated!
It's so fresh and NOT beachy themed.
I don't think I see a shell in sight.
 I'm not sure if that is back to back sofas or one sofa with two fronts on both sides.
Have you ever seen anything like that?
The black drapes are an unusual choice but they balance out the dark space of the fireplace.
 What a wonderful giant starburst mirror! It's just the right size. 
Aren't all the chairs fun? Red chinoiserie and red stripe cushions!
Unexpected and yet classic and fun!
 Very classic pieces in this house like that china cabinet. It's painted for a light touch.
 Love the white painted floors. The dutch style doors are so cottagey!
 More stripes in the built in banquet in the breakfast nook. Notice the turquoise floors?
Capiz chandelier is just right here. Oh...there are shells in this room.
How great do those surf boards look through the windows?
 Really like this table and the bamboo stools too.
I really love the style of the banquet with it's little turned legs.
 The kitchen is a great mix of vintage and new.
White marble countertops is upscale for a beach house...but then...this is Malibu.
Notice the nautical style ceiling lights.
Turquoise floors in the kitchen too.
 The view into the living room. Really love those painted floors.
 Casually elegant bedroom and sitting area.
Notice the mirrored chest? Love it.
 More chinoiserie - those screens! 
 The simple bedroom - what no view?
The black countertops don't seem to fit...this bathroom could use a little update.
 Simple child's room. I like the little lights above the beds.
Isn't this a great way to do a vessel sink? We've all seen furniture used as 
This one is so ingenious in that the drop leaf becomes the backsplash!
Very inventive! Love it's color and if that is the floor we see in the corner...I love that too.
 Now here is a pretty beach bedroom. Pale pink on the walls is just right.
 More big striped cushions. This room looks like a summer camp. 
Love the toss pillows on the bamboo sofa.
 Look at this bathroom mirror! Beach themed but not expected.
 Another pretty bedroom.
 And this is the backyard! 
 I'm surprised to see grass by the ocean.

 Pretty turquoise decking.
 The blue of the pool and the blue of the deck flow right into the blue of the ocean. 
What a view!

 This home is so charming! A cottage farmhouse plunked down by the sea.
Isn't it precious?
Could you live here? I sure could.
And for just a little over 16 million it can be your's.
See full listing here.


Suzan Sweatman said...

That is just gorgeous - and I love the kitchen exactly as it is - the vintage feel to perfect to me - makes me want a turquoise floor too!
thanks so much for sharing - just gorgeous!

An Urban Cottage said...

I love this place. The painted floors, the banquette, that huge porthole mirror. But I have to wonder if this, by Malibu standards, is a tear down.

angie said...

that is just gorgeous!!!!! awwwwww..., angie

Stacey said...

Well I could absolutely live there!!

Nita Stacy said...

Steve -
You are probably right. It would be considered a tear down because the property is so valuable and someone will want to build their dream home on the spot. I think it is perfect as is...but I've watched those shows about houses in California that people just want to tear down and build a monster house on the lot which is a shame. I think this one is just so amazingly charming.

Cynthia Myers said...

Ha! Too funny.
I already had this house pinned!
Love absolutely everything about it.

Art and Sand said...

It is amazing to have that much of a yard on Pacific Coast Highway. Usually the houses are built right out to the sand.

A lovely house in a lovely area, but the price tag is out of my range.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I love all the subtle details in AQUA! Hi Nita! Anita

Dewena Callis said...

the exterior looks like something out of a marvelous old movie. I love the double Dutch doors that look like they belong to a carriage house. And the sunburst mirror. My heart really goes out to that red drop-leaf table used as a vanity. And that huge stove in the kitchen would be a dream.

How could someone bear to tear this down? Aren't there any laws prohibiting taller homes blocking the view to the ocean? There should be. New homes ought to have to hug the ground.

Denise Duffy said...

I love that drop leaf table as a sink vanity! Actually, the entire house is pretty amazing.

Allison said...

I could easily move right in! So charming and full of character. That view is stunning. The turquoise floors are fun and I am loving the soft pink walls in that one bedroom. Love this house!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Lovely! The colours throughout the house are perfect and the best thing of course is that amazing view!

Cindy said...

Only 16 MILLION?!?! That is an adorable house, I love that it isn't beach themed too. Is it just me or is that theme overdone just a little?! Thanks for a look into this fabulous home. I love the sofa, unique but it works, don't you think. Have a good week my friend.

Tracy Joan said...

nfl jerseys cheap online

Tracy Joan said...

nike nfl jersey code

Traci Creel said...

I am just a million or two short so I guess this house isn't for me but I sure do love it. The blue decking is fabulous.

Nita Stacy said...


Blogging tips