A minimalist oceanfront mansion designed by architect Pierre Koenig in the exclusive coastal California enclave of Malibu is headed to the market with a $20 million price tag, Mansion Global has learned.
The tri-level clifftop spread, on Malibu’s Lechuza Point, will be listed this week with Tyrone McKillen of Plus Real Estate of Compass.
Koenig, the late and prolific architect, was well-known for his contributions to the architecturally significant Case Study houses alongside contemporaries like Charles and Ray Eames, Richard Neutra and Eero Saarinen. Like many of his works, the Malibu house is composed of glass, steel and concrete.
Koenig worked on the final designs and blueprints prior to his death in 2004, but ultimately the property was completed in 2012 by his colleague James Tyler, making it one of the last homes to be designed by the architect, according to listing information shared by Compass.
The four-bedroom spread spans 4,000 square feet and its walls of glass provide vast views of the Pacific Ocean, a standout feature for the seller of the home.
“It’s tough to choose [a favorite spot], you connect to the ocean no matter which space you’re experiencing in the house,” said owner Jeffrey Fish in an email. “The dining room is fabulous, a cool space where one can watch surfers ride by gracefully.”
Mr. Fish, a real estate investor and restaurateur, bought the home in 2018 for $8.75 million, records with PropertyShark show.
“The house was perfect,” he said.
Environmentally conscious with radiant heating and solar power, the home is replete with high-tech amenities.
It has a theater, a main bedroom suite with a fireplace and a floating walkway that leads to a private balcony, a lift-accessed subterranean garage, a dipping pool, and private and retractable stairs that lead directly onto the beach below and serve as the home’s personal drawbridge, listing details said.
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