On an existing breathtaking hilltop dwelling in Malibu, ADC was brought in to refine and reprogram countless aspects of the contemporary structure to take a beautiful building to a superior level of livability and comfort. Performed scope included designing bespoke hidden retractable insect screens befitting the 10’ tall and over 20’ long pocketing Fleetwood fenestration systems that would allow the resident to enjoy the outside climate freely without uninvited rural hilltop wildlife inside, all this was accomplished without infringing on the clean lines of the building. An existing cedar-clad sauna was redesigned to include both natural gas and infrared heat sources while adding a shower and cold plunge pool outside. A trellis was proposed to capture an existing sitting area of the yard while providing a dramatic sense of outdoor living with sweeping views of of Catalina Island while providing variable privacy and shade to the occupants. Custom lighting systems were devised and integrated into antique sculpture and moroccan fixtures for thematic effects. The entry sequence was to be removed and replaced with a graceful combination of materials and art which leverage the unique properties of the site, thereby providing visitors with a direction and sequence leading guests from the street to the astounding panoramic view which unveils with the opening of the secure courtyard doors. While this design was in progress ADC directed new IT systems for communication, new storage and maintenance facilities, a new outdoor lounge adjacent to the theater, meaningful revisions to the Lutron systems, and appropriately specific art lighting. With so many aesthetic improvements it was necessary to rework the AV closet in addition to solving an accumulation of functional issues that plagued the Owner since he began to occupy the residence. Decades of high end residential collaboration suited ADC to present comprehensive and feasible solutions which combine form and function to raise the bar of this distinguished property in a thoughtful way.