Bold red accents pop against the metallic tones and concrete of this Ed Niles-designed showplace in Malibu. Inspired by the transparency of Japan's paper-paned shoji doors, the architect created a steel-beamed masterpiece with soaring ceilings and skylights that frame views of the ocean. Taking cues from feng shui, the Chinese art of placement and energy flow, the house begins more restrained on the outside before opening to dramatic interiors.
Address: 41800 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu
Price: $53 million
Year built: 2010
House size: 8,989 square feet, five bedrooms, seven bathrooms
Features: Curved walls of windows, music room, soundproof home theater, elevator, atrium, bar, aviary, billiard room, card room, dance studio, gym, sound studio, guesthouse
About the area: The median sale price for single-family homes in the 90265 ZIP Code in June was $2.825 million, based on 23 sales, according to CoreLogic. That was a 34.5% increase in median price compared with June the previous year.
Agent: Aitan Segal, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, California Properties, (310) 278-3754, and Ari Afshar, The Agency, (310) 780-3180
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