Trancas Projects Malibu, CA 2022
A developer approached me to create a series of homes that encapsulated contemporary living in Malibu. All three projects were perched high into the hillside with awe-inspiring ocean views. I was handed a completely blank canvas from the architect to work with. This was a ground up project that allowed me to design every single detail from the start, from the kitchen to the closets and the floor materials to the lighting. The developer wanted these projects to look in unison to one another, while lending themselves to their own unique details.
The developer wanted the first home’s structure built from concrete. We chose board form concrete for the exterior and interior walls for an earthy, natural, and unpolished texture. White oak ceilings, floors, and casework add warmth to the concrete structure. All hardware is concealed, making the doors and cabinets feel seamless with the wood paneling. The master bathroom has a monolithic basin and bathtub that are sculpted from a solid block of travertine. The floating bed in the master creates an open flow. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows maximize the expansive views of the Pacific.