High above the crashing Malibu surf, this sprawling estate makes the most of those iconic cobalt and magenta sunset skies. If it wasn’t for the palms, you couldn’t tell where the slick infinity pool ends and the Pacific ocean begins. Spend days on the loungers lining the poolside, or shaded under covered porches. This place is made for outdoor living. The wet bar’s huge windows open up to create a poolside hang-out, and there’s an open fireplace under the concrete cabana. Sliding glass doors open up the living area to the elements, so you can enjoy the sea breeze while reclining on that huge fireside sofa, or just give in and set up on the rattan seating by the flat-screen TV outside. Architectural touches like the sleek, curved dining room, towering feature fireplace and monochrome kitchen island are a reminder that you’re in a Barry Berkus-designed home and it feels as though each picture frame window has been placed to perfectly capture that sea view. There’s a cinema room set up with a pull-down screen for evenings at home, but you’re also a short walk from Malibu’s world-class restaurants, boutiques and even a private airport.
Home truths: *Beaches and restaurants are within walking distance, but a car is recommended to make the most of the area