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    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.



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    Yaaaawn.

    What is up with that skinny grass strip with the treacherous rock pits on either side of it? Booby-trap for drunk party guests?
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    An eroded boulder from the bed of a Chinese river serves as a sculpture


    Note how in the oh-so tasteful and bland kitchen the thing that instantly grabs your eye is the colour TV on the wall, making it the focus of the "space" (we are not allowed to say "room" any more).
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    i like all of the inside except the bathroom
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shinola View Post
    Yaaaawn.

    What is up with that skinny grass strip with the treacherous rock pits on either side of it? Booby-trap for drunk party guests?

    That's so Top Design getting mauled by Jonathan Adler no?

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    1) at least the damn thing isn't start white

    2) it looks warmer than most modern places

    3) the outside is ridiculous

    4) the inside is nice, could do with a bit more clutter and the kitchen needs some zazz or zork. haven't decided which.
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    A house very much of it's setting?

    Umm, no. It looks rather like a particularly ugly UFO landed in the middle of a nondescript surburban park, complete with pretentious Chinese "sculpture".

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    It'd be a nice vacation home.
    It looks cold, though.

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