Posted by Cynthia | Filed under Musings
Brad Pitt’s dreamy midcentury modern home is currently on the market in Malibu. It is sleek, low and long, and is sited waterfront with spectacular views. The homes updated interior features classic and collectible midcentury furniture. In contrast, the kitchen has an industrial influence, with a raw steel dining table, stainless steel cabinetry and and glass work surfaces. This place is perfect for entertaining both large crowds spilling out onto the property, and intimate gatherings enjoying the view. My favorite elements in this home provide the homeowner the ability to blurr the lines between inside and out. True to its midcentury modern roots, this is achieved in the living area with a series of sliding glass panels, opening a large expanse of the exterior wall to connect to a deck running the length of the building. The exposed concrete structure provides the structural integrity needed to open up such a large expanse of glass, column free. Additionally, a fabulous garage door ‘wall’ connects the garden to the kitchen, providing flexibility of space use and maximum light. These simple gestures, in a climate such as this where the out of doors can be enjoyed most months of the year, create a sense of space and useable square footage much greater than the footprint of the building itself. Access to this beautiful outdoor space, both functionally as well as visibly connected, allow Mr. Pitt’s home to live large. Absolutely lovely!
Images sourced at http://www.frontdoor.com