Luxury Outlook 2022
An ambitious exploration into high-end residential markets across the globe.
Familiarly known as the Queen’s Necklace, the sparkling jewel-like lights that ring the Santa Monica Bay make up much of the sweeping vistas enjoyed from this dazzling contemporary home perched above highly desirable Amarillo Beach.
Newly custom-built, the 5,085-square-foot modern masterwork boasts a breezy, effortless flow throughout. Nearly every space has been outfitted with the finest fixtures, features, and finishes—including Miele appliances, stainless-steel railings and hardware, and Dornbracht and Fantini fixtures—and many rooms display a striking use and blend of organic materials, from Italian porcelain floors and walls and quartzite counters to warmly hued walnut cabinetry. In the open-plan living and entertaining areas, automated floor-to-ceiling glass pocket doors nearly erase the boundary between indoors and out, turning the dramatic scenery into dynamic art. The streamlined kitchen area is accompanied by a discreet butler’s pantry with a generous wine chiller. Among the four restful bedrooms is an ocean-facing primary suite with its own sitting room and lavish spa-inspired bath. Technological amenities include a Control4 home automation system, state-of-the-art Lutron lighting, automated doors, radiant heating, and an estate-wide indoor-outdoor water purification system.
The luxury continues alfresco, where a chic terrace with tastefully chosen minimalist landscaping encourages lounging beside the refreshing swimming pool and basking in views of the sun as it sinks below the horizon on the outer reaches of the Pacific. Similarly spectacular outlooks can be appreciated from the enviable rooftop deck, constructed of sturdy, resilient ipe wood and featuring a fire pit and relaxing spa. Below, on one of the world’s most exclusive stretches of coastline, the estate’s private gated beach consists of roughly 100 feet of rugged stone and sugary sand giving way to the sea.