Spanish Hacienda style architecture in a Malibu home designed by Jeffrey Tohl


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Situated on a picturesque 6-acre knoll, the Winding Way residence is a 9800 square feet house which has breathtaking views of the coastline and offered Jeffrey Tohl tremendous potential for architectural expression primarily because of the topography and scope of the project. LA Architect

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The original home had several aspects that did not fully utilise the inherent potential of the location — the home did not ‘bring in’ the view of the ocean, rooms did not have sufficient light, proportion and scale were out of place, a multitude of conflicting design elements created a conflicting architecture and the result was a lack of visual appeal.

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“The remodel established a defining architectural character for the residence of a sprawling, vintage California Mediterranean villa with stunning vistas throughout. Using traditional forms and materials true to the style, including stone, wood and stucco, a strong visual presence was achieved. The original levels carved into the knoll were preserved — they now feature different types of living spaces.”

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The entrance is grand with a long winding driveway flanked by trees and creating a sense of entering a country retreat.

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The expansive surrounding gardens echoing the style of spanish haciendas and a rustic Mediterranean ambience.

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A lush landscape and garden areas created as the hill was terraced and the guesthouse complete with its own spa, fireplace and trellised seating area outside.

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“A grand pergola attached to the main two-storey home separates the pool and cabana from the entry.

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The main house pool area boasts entertainment spaces that include an open air seating area with a bar, TV and pizza oven. A deck overlook located below the cabana invites guests to dine under a trellis alongside an outdoor fireplace.”