DESIGN LEADER: ALEX PENNA
SINGLE-FAMILY HOME: 8,500 SF
NUMBER OF STORIES: 2
Z House: Elevating Real Estate with Top Architects from Malibu to Maui
In the heart of the US, an architectural masterpiece of the contemporary house named Z House emerges, signaling a transformative era in design standards. Dreamt up by the renowned Studio KHORA—recognized as a top 50 U.S. residential coastal architect by the esteemed Ocean Home Magazine—the Z House marries innovative design with the expertise of leading architects in the US, spanning Malibu to Maui. Among its commendable accolades, Studio KHORA has been selected among esteemed Los Angeles, Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Palm Desert, and Hawaii architects, notably standing out as one of the best residential architects in the US for the past nine years.
Set to be unveiled in late 2020, this mesmerizing contemporary dwelling sits a sanctuary of greenery and tranquility. Just a leisurely five-minute stroll away, residents can indulge in a private beach club and marina. Reflecting its natural surroundings, Z House showcases a dramatic front façade featuring a roof cantilever and a captivating two-level waterfall. This façade, accentuated with a double-floor glass curtain wall, strikes a delicate balance between the home's sophisticated interior design and the mature landscaping that envelops it.
KHORA's Senior Designer aptly captures its essence: “The movement of falling water does more than just refresh the outdoor ambiance; it mirrors the unparalleled views of surrounding landscape and timeless architecture." With a contemporary design ethos, the house ensures privacy with minimal rear-facing windows, yet it ingeniously extends nature's embrace to every room. The blend of grand design elements juxtaposed with passive vistas stirs introspection.
A unique design feature on the first floor is the wrap-around pool that contours the master bedroom. With versatility in mind, two additional en-suite bedrooms can optionally serve as a home gym or theater. Parking is no less opulent, with a spacious garage accommodating three cars, a golf cart, and a motorcycle—with the potential to double the car space courtesy of the 11-foot 10-inches ceiling height and innovative hangar doors that infuse a contemporary flair.