Life At The Top: Yellow Hill Retreat Listed at $12.5MAuthor:Candace Abbott
Where: Yellow Hill Retreat, Malibu
What: The burgeoning question of “what does $12 million get you in Los Angeles” is no doubt answered in Yellow Hill Retreat. Sitting atop the hills, along national parkland, the 32-acre wonder supersedes expectations with unobstructed ocean views of the glittering coastline and Santa Monica’s most prominent peaks. Beyond the beauty surrounding this hidden retreat, the actual build is inspiring as it’s the work of two visionary architects, Hagy Belzberg and George Wittman–claimed to be Hagy’s first and their only project together.
Marked by a harmonious blend of materials where a concrete facade shares space with textured metals, rich wood and a host of windows, the home is all about angles and how they interact with nature. It’s hard to miss the sustainable greenery outlining the home and extending its appeal.
The geometric exterior carries on to the interior, but softens somewhat flushing every space with natural light and allowing the panoramic views and vantage point to act as a backdrop.
A grand kitchen where stainless steel, stone elements and honey-hued wood coexist gives way to a dining space that seems set in the sky. While communal living spaces are enveloped by concrete and nature. A cast of canyons, as it’s been called is just outside of the window. The main residence and the guest house are designed with cantilevered living spaces all engineered to bring the “cast” to life.
Outdoor space is as luxurious as the inside, with a saltwater pool and spa as well as entertaining space that makes you feel on the edge of the earth, but amidst all the beauty that is has to offer. The home also features a 20-car motor court–a unique addition made by the current owner, and a must for the car enthusiast.
What We Love: The exclusivity and the privacy of this property is unmatched, but it is the design that captives us. We love that 5 bedrooms and 7500 square feet can be rendered in such a way that it creates a symphonic blend of the outdoors and sleek architecture without missing a beat.