Wednesday, 22 December 2010
Shubin + Donaldson Architects - Luxury Home Urban Spa
Designed by Shubin + Donaldson Architects, this modern luxury home makes outdoor living part of its innovative interior through direct backdoor access to the beach, an integrated courtyard, sun-drenched decks and an outdoor sleeping veranda. With an idea for a spa-like retreat and a spectacular beachfront property along Malibu’s Pacific Coast Highway, the Urban Spa House was born.
The home ’s geometric architecture is cool and calm. It makes way for the bright, spacious and soothing interior boasting white walls, frosted glass, plenty of windows a pedestrian-friendly plan of 2,900 sq. ft.
The initial task was to renovate the original 1976 dwelling into a contemporary urban retreat, whilst adding some structural reinforcement. Bought in 2001 for it's location, the owners, together with the architects, went on to extensively remodel the house into an urban oasis. Concious efforts to negate the road behind and emphasise the beach in front are evident throughout.
Architect: Shubin + Donaldson Architects - Robin Donaldson, AIA, Principal and Russell Shubin, AIA, Principal
Interiors: Audrey Alberts, interior design consultant