Welcome to La Casa dei Tramonti Scintillanti (The House of Shimmering Sunsets), designed by Archetype Design Collective and crafted by TR Wurster Construction. This architectural marvel, formed by an expressed structural steel roof structure floating upon floor-to-ceiling glass walls, offers panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and pristine glimpses of the undisturbed Santa Monica Mountain Conservancy, translating the indoor and outdoor living areas into a tranquil oasis that evokes the sensation of being surrounded by water and sky while maintaining a sense of privacy and shelter.
As you approach the property, a secure entry sequence grants access through a monitored linear steel fence as a stone stair emerges from the hillside guiding visitors to the upper level. Floating steps anchored to the hillside lead to a cantilevered travertine stair emerging from the hand-chiseled granite feature wall leading visitors up to the bluff that forms the upper-level living space.
The integration of cascading water features in the side and rear yards, along with strategically placed fire features, introduces dynamic elements to the serene reflection of the sky mirrored by the black onyx pool. A baja shelf invites sun-bathers, while an outdoor kitchen and dining area create the perfect setting for alfresco living. The kitchen's fenestration seamlessly connects the interior with the exterior via an integrated bar with a heated seating area. A deck overlooking the ocean harmoniously joins the open-plan living room, allowing occupants to relish the distant seascape and a pleasant onshore breeze from both vantage points.
A sleek and minimal trellis entwined with the projecting eave frames the outdoor living area. The eave, adorned with a crisp bent steel fascia finished with a gracefully illuminated brass edge, achieves a slender profile in expressed structure. The master dressing/bath suite boasts a glass roof over the steam shower while clerestory windows offer views of the sky that fill the bath and closet with natural lighting through glass walls, balancing function, form, and privacy. An active water feature wall maintains serene movement in the spa-like environment as the undulating granite wall juxtaposes the endless motion of the crashing waves of the sea within earshot.
Venture to the basement, where a display of collectible vehicles and a theater awaits beyond the transparent wine wall. The bar, living, dining, kitchen, and primary bedroom share breathtaking views of the ocean, seamlessly connected in spirit by the elemental presence of sky and water. The remaining game room, master bath suite, and bedrooms maintain connections to thoughtful water features while the gym, theater, and select bathrooms receive projected imagery of moving water to provide further anchorage to this inspiring element.
Innovation effortlessly merges with function and program as the interior seamlessly transitions into the temperate California environment, creating a timeless and captivating modern residence of international style that celebrates the essence of coastal living!