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Malibu makeover

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Curved walls and color blocks are defining elements of the newly renovated Measer residence in Malibu. Architect Jeffrey M. Kalban kept the 2,280-square-foot floor plan within the former ranch home’s existing footprint. (Michael Robinson Chavez / LAT)
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Before the extensive remodeling, a conventional set of pitched roofs characterized the ranch home’s facade. ()
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In the remodeled home, Merle Measer enjoys the view from a cantilevered desk, the “crow’s nest,” which juts out from the master bedroom over the living room. Husband Gerald Measer takes in the sights from the outside deck below. (Michael Robinson Chavez / LAT)
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Stairs to the second floor climb behind a geometric-shaped wall. (Michael Robinson Chavez / LAT)
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In the master bedroom, clean lines in the furnishings and a custom bed backed by a curved wall carry out home’s geometric motif. The bed is angled to provide the best view of the ocean. (Michael Robinson Chavez / LAT)
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A balcony off the second-story master bedroom extends over the living room. Above the fireplace is a black-and-white piece by Swiss painter Philippe Decrauzat. An action-painting-style canvas on the same wall is by American artist Wesley Kimler. (Michael Robinson Chavez / LAT)
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Soaring ceilings open up space in the main living room. Repeat color blocking unites the interior and exterior. (Michael Robinson Chavez / LAT)
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A wall of glass looks out over a deck and creates a sense of a 180-degree ocean view. (Michael Robinson Chavez / LAT)
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In the home’s original design, floor-to-ceiling columns divided the ocean-facing wall into four windows. In the remodeled home, a single steel column and an unobstructed wall of glass replace the multiple columns. ()
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Color-block curved walls line the entrance to the home, which has a front door painted a deep red. (Michael Robinson Chavez / LAT)
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