This new contemporary home personifies the quintessential abstract reductionist minimalism that was born out of the Bauhaus movement. In particular the West coast modernists in Southern California at the time: Irving Gill, Richard Neutra and Rudolph Schindler who were all master’s of Mies Van Der Rohe’s vision to unify form and function. Architect, Richard Gemigniani used a balanced Modernist style and the inspiration of the aforementioned movement that integrates perfectly with the view, natural light and the property site. Enter a two-story foyer with a massive wall of split-face Jerusalem limestone and floating wooden tread glass rail staircase. The skylights above play with natural light and the exterior cascading water feature completes the initial foyer experience. To the East is an entertainment/great room with a full bar, a Black Forrest book-matched marble fireplace and powder room that leads out to the pool, water feature and spa rear exterior. To the West is a high-end modern Wolfe kitchen, walk-in pantry, Perla Veneta quartzite counters and Alpinus granite built-in butcher block island breakfast table which is open to the formal dining and family/lounge area. Pass by the formal powder room to a bedroom with en suite bath that could also be used as a secondary office. Descend via the staircase or the 4-stop elevator to the lower level which features a large (28 by 16) state-of-the-art home theater. Just outside the theater is a wine lounge with climatized, glass door wine cellar, a third powder room and down the hall is a wellness center/workout room with a cedar-lined dry sauna and shower. Continue down the hall to the sixth bedroom suite and oversized laundry room with two front-loading washers/dryers and ample storage. The oversized, high-ceiling, 3-car garage also has two large enclosed storage rooms. Take the elevator to the third level and hold your jaw from dropping at the panoramic view from the Santa Monica Bay and Queens Necklace to the City Lights and Getty Museum. This level has 4 bedroom suites including a spectacular view primary suite with a huge Therasol steam shower and covered balcony that leads to an executive office. There is an additional Miele stackable washer/dryer on this level for convenience. Take the exterior stairs or the elevator up to an amazing rooftop deck with more amazing ocean/city views and a protected entertaining, lounge area. The flowing modern floor plan has an open feel, yet each separate space has its own personality and function. Not a square inch was wasted in this warm contemporary achievement.
Listed for $17,995,000
Courtesy of Douglas Elliman of California, Inc. 424-203-1800