Michael and Gina Thaxton's Malibu home is a series of spaces taking the eye from one view to the next
The windows of some rooms peel away from the facade, directing views to the ocean. Exterior walls are made of a brownish cement plaster that evokes earth.
An eroded boulder from the bed of a Chinese river serves as a sculpture in a rock garden by the kitchen. The grass path leads to the oceanfront yard.
The living room opens to the hallway,the kitchen and a patio that extends its concrete floor outdoors. The light box is made of resin panels inlaid with bear grass.
Like the master bedroom that it adjoins, the open master bathroom has a huge window with panoramic views of the neighborhood and the ocean.
The chandelier in the double-height hallway was made by Chris Lehrecke, an artist in New York State, and modeled after bells found in a Thai monastery.
The master bedroom's sliding glass doors open it to the elements. The wood fired acacia flooring gives the space a cozy feeling reminiscent of a treehouse.
A House Very Much of Its Setting - The New York Times > Home & Garden > Slide Show > Slide 1 of 10