Elephant Rock, Malibu, California


Offered at $14,950,000

Bedecked with irresistible romance, Elephant Rock immortalizes the genius of designer and architect Michael Lee, who for nearly 25 years has been outdoing himself with one iconic project after another. For this, his most recent adventure, he reflected on the unique rock formations dominating the seaside landscape of Matador Beach and then set to work to style a breathtaking reflection that would artfully fuse an ancient attitude and a 21st-century sensibility—a modern-day Acropolis. Combining the warm glow of Santa Barbara stone, aged brick, ancient terra cotta tiles, and graceful finials, Elephant Rock is a Southern California showpiece to end all showpieces—a poignant private realm commanding nearly 266 feet of beachfront along the Pacific Ocean that feasts on staggering views of the Queen’s Necklace, Catalina, and the Channel Islands. Drama begins at the entrance, as you behold arched glass foyer doors and a soaring, almost mythical staircase. From here, main rooms fashioned with stone floors, weathered beams, graceful glass French doors, crusted iron, and draping bougainvillea flow with a dramatic sophistication that disarms even the most ardent traditionalist. An ethereal double living room, a romantic dining alcove, a voluptuous open kitchen: each setting is not only strikingly unique but blissfully at one with the wondrous oceanfront. For the romantic finale indoors, two sensuous master suites and two guest suites highlight the private bedroom areas, an irresistible isle of rhapsodic romance with vaulted beamed ceilings, dazzling spa baths, and private terraces enjoying nonstop panoramas of the Pacific. Outdoors, a roof-top terrace of some 1,200 square feet and a 200-seat amphitheater with stage and reflection pond set the stage for gala evenings under the stars. Beautiful, magical, livable, organic, and breathtaking in every way, Elephant Rock is both a tribute to the genius of Michael Lee and to Malibu as well.

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