MARINA DEL REY, CALIFORNIA
Square Footage: 3,120 SF
Completed May 2015
A study into the subtle nuances of bleached white oak, pale marble, and limestone, this 3,120 square foot space is reminiscent of a luxury yacht set in the clouds. The penthouse suite overlooks the Marina Del Rey Harbor and boasts floor-to-ceiling windows. It provides a generous three bedrooms and three and half bath home with a full kitchen and laundry. The two ocean facing balconies offer breathtaking views of the Pacific.
Upon entry, visitors are immediately drawn into the south facing sun drenched living and dining rooms where the crisp clean Japanese inspired details are complimented by plush leather and delicate fabric seating in a neutral and pale palette. When not gazing through the floor to ceiling windows at the sparkling sea or the twinkling city lights, the focal point of the room is the stunning Texas Shellstone limestone and bleached white oak clad fireplace. A state of the art Bulthaup kitchen marries vertical grain bleached white oak with pure Calcutta Statuary marble to create the rich and modern heart of the home. Spaces are connected by mechanized, sliding, rift sawn bleached white oak doors which are fitted with custom designed oil rubbed bronze pulls that seamlessly marry beauty and function.
Each bedroom is paired with an on-suite spa-like bathroom that integrates Bianco Rhino marble with glass, polished chrome, and cantilevered custom bleached white oak cabinetry. The Master Bath features a custom Anigre wood soaking tub. Each material transition is artfully considered and tightly integrated in keeping with Japanese design and yacht architecture.
Capturing the intense daylight, the penthouse is equipped with black-out shades that allow the suite to become independent of the sun’s heat and light. During the evening, warm hued art lights bring the world class works of art to life, providing a museum-like journey through the penthouse. The overall experience is one of lightness, openness, and purity.