Sublime Pierre Koenig In Malibu, $20MAuthor:Philip Ferrato
The legendary architect and teacher Pierre Koenig [1925-2004] was at the forefront of California Modernism, a proponent– like Ray and Charles Eames– of elevating industrial materials and engineering to residential use. His 1960 Case Study House #22 would go on to be immortalized by the legendary photographer Julius Shulman in unforgettable images, disseminated globally by LIFE magazine.
Complex and immaculately finished in every aspect, this exceptional beach house at Malibu’s Point Lechuza is a perfect example of his work in steel and glass. It was the last house he would work on, completing the blueprints just before his death, and ultimately, construction was overseen and completed by Koenig’s longtime associate James Tyler in 2012.
Access to the beach is from the lower terrace, via a drawbridge (below, at lower left) and cars enter the garage via the street-level elevator. There’s an outstanding video that tells the story best.
What We Love: it’s a jewel box of a beach house on the edge of the ocean.
More: Go to the property’s dedicated site for additional images and details. An extraordinary opportunity to own a piece of California’s Modernist architectural history in a sublime setting, represented by Tyrone McKillen of Plus Real Estate of Compass.
Photo Credit: Compass