Pyramid-Shaped Malibu House Incorporates ‘Spiritual Elements’
The three-bedroom house has views of the Pacific Ocean, canyons and city lights
BY: V.L. HENDRICKSON
A pyramid-shaped Los Angeles home hit the market on Dec. 4 for $2.29 million.
The three-bedroom, three-bathroom home in Malibu sits at the top of Saddle Peak in the Santa Monica Mountains, according to the listing, with unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean, canyons, city lights and beyond.
“It’s one-of-a-kind…you aren’t going to find another structure like this in Southern California,” said listing agent Mark S. Gruskin of Westside Estate Agency. He shares the listing with Jenn Black.
The home’s design incorporates spiritual elements, he said. The sacred geometry of the flower of life is emblazoned on the door, and the figure-eight shaped analemma—an ancient sun calendar that mimics its path—is inlaid into the floor.
“Sunshine comes in through an opening in the ceiling,” Mr. Gruskin explained. “You can tell what month it is by where the light hits.”
Spread out over 3,727 square feet, the gated residence sits on 2.4 acres of land. The grounds have been landscaped with native plants, as well as fruit orchards and vegetable gardens, the listing said. A patio and lawn area overlooks the canyons, and hiking trails surround the property.
The pyramid’s rooms have oversized windows to capitalize on the light on the mountain, as well as frame the views, Mr. Gruskin noted. The main living area features high ceilings with exposed wood beams and stone floors. There’s also a gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, plus a breakfast nook and formal dining area.
There are also two bedrooms on the first level, plus a den and study with a fireplace. In addition, there is a detached garage and a storage shed. Up an ornate metal spiral staircase, the master bedroom has a private terrace and walk-in closet.
The home has been on and off the market since it was first listed for $3.1 million in February 2018, according to listing records. The price was cut in April of that year to just under $3 million, and then again in October to $2.9 million, before being removed from the market in early 2019.
The current owners purchased the property in November 2005 for $1.95 million. They were not available for comment.
Mr. Gruskin noted that the area around the home is sparsely populated, but the neighbors are an interesting group of artists and nature lovers.
“It could be an incredible space for musicians or other creative types,” he added.