MALIBU, Calif., March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the last residential homes in the legendary career of architectural genius Barry Berkus is a spectacular Malibu beach house located in MariSol, the award-winning 80-acre, 17 estate luxury Malibu real estate community. The Spanish Estate is a brand new contemporary, Spanish-style, fully furnished, single-story masterpiece elevated on a 102 ft blufftop with 130 ft of oceanfront over one of the best surf beaches in Malibu, County Line Beach.
Barry Berkus was known by many for his grand, open-space, multi-generational architecture. Barry was voted Architectural Digest's Top 100 Architects in 1991, holds a portfolio of over several thousand structures and received over 450 design and planning awards. He consistently won awards from the nation's most prestigious design show, the Pacific Coast Builder's Conference (PCBC), and most recently for the MariSol Showcase Estate which won the House of the Year in 2011. The readers of Residential Architect selected Berkus as one of the ten most significant figures of 20th Century residential architecture. In 1999, Builder magazine counted Berkus as one of the 100 most influential individuals in the past century of American housing.
The Barry Berkus designed Spanish Estate features twin master suites w/ sunrise & sunset views; 60' great room w/ 16' ceilings; 50' wide infinity edge pool w/ separate spa; 2,500 sq.ft. covered courtyard w/ outdoor furniture, T.V., bathroom & BBQ center; 4,000 sq.ft. bluff top "beach"; Crestron/Lutron electronic system; theatre, office, gym, wine room, 2 wet bars & formal dining room; 5 fireplaces; limestone & oak flooring; oak ceilings; parking for 10 cars including a 3-car garage w/ lift space; security system & video cameras; stone perimeter walls; exquisitely landscaped w/ mature palms, specimen cactus, rare succulents & ferns in lighted gardens w/ fountains, patios & seating areas.
Berkus' innovative style made MariSol the award-winning luxury Malibu real estate community that it is today. In addition to the MariSol Showcase Estate winning the PCBC home of the year for 2011, it was also awarded best master bedroom, master bathroom and kitchen designs. The home's value was recognized at a $16 million sales price and next door, the Spanish Estate is now available for $15.9 million.