Studio Bracket / Wayne Chevalier & Adin Dunning stepped in for a major addition and remodel to this International Style Home. Originally built in 1949, it was the first home constructed in the Malibu Knolls region of Malibu. The house sits atop a bluff with views of the Malibu Pier, Surf Rider Beach, Malibu Lagoon to the South and the Santa Monica Mountains to the North.
It was important to the owners (Sam and Emily Mann of Engelwood, New Jersey) to maintain the lines of the original house, while also increasing the square footage and taking full advantage of the landscape and panoramic ocean and mountain views.
From the onset, the project needed to be classified as a “remodel” as the design team didn’t want to lose the old growth trees that had grown around the original structure (They would have to be removed if the project was deemed a “new construction”). To that end, over 50% of the original exterior walls were required to remain and were incorporated into the current design.
The new addition was built around the original structure. Many of the original exterior walls became interior walls and portions of the original slab/ foundation remained mostly intact.
A total of 984 square feet were added to the original 3,141 square foot structure. The final project is a 4,125 square foot 3 bed, 4 bath International Style home featuring Bouquet Canyon stone walls, porcelain tile floors, Calacatta Gold Marble countertops, White Cedar siding, stained rift white oak cabinetry and paneling, blackened steel fireplace and anodized aluminum louvres and columns.