23634 Malibu Colony Rd #50, Malibu, CA 90265
As if plucked from the Isle of Capri, this perfectly-proportioned Malibu residence combines architectural simplicity with classical detailing in a fusion of Italian romanticism and American functionality, comfort, and practicality. Known as La Luce Della Luna (The Light of the Moon), it is a home designed for the elegant seaside lifestyle. Flanked on one side by unobstructed ocean views and on the other by a romantic enclosed courtyard, the home speaks of artistry and a singular desire for tranquility and sanctuary.
Tall, arched doorways recede into the distance and wide windows and skylights invite in the luscious seaside light. Mediterranean-white walls and furnishings are offset with sparkling chandeliers and sconces and complemented by warm-toned stone floors that extend outside, emphasizing the home’s appealing indoor-outdoor lifestyle. On the ground floor, the sophisticated living room steps down to a lounge area, and beyond that an oceanfront patio with built-in sofa seating. Also on this level are a family room, formal dining room, kitchen, and a jewel-like powder room with antique marble sink and gold leaf vaulted niche.
A grand spiral staircase topped with an enormous circular skylight leads to the breathtaking owner’s suite and three family bedrooms. Through double doors, the master is like a vacation retreat, with seating area, fireplace, private balcony with views to the horizon, and an opulent master bath. Each of the additional bedrooms has a charming, round balcony looking onto the verdant garden. On the home’s uppermost level is a magical rooftop terrace that doubles as a summer bedroom: a private sandy beach floating above the house and the sea, beneath the stars and the lantern-like light of the silvery moon.