2555 Altamar Drive, Laguna Beach, CA
Dramatic museum-quality Contemporary seemingly soars above the deep blue ocean and coastline of north Laguna Beach as entire glass walls open to reveal the unity between space, sky and sea. Striking architecture has been crafted by one of southern California’s most heralded names, Christian Light. Deceiving to the eye, this modern villa appears as only 1 level, but is actually an expansive 2 story estate with 5 generous bedroom suites, Media/Theatre, Home Spa suite, Office/Gym and Wine cellar. These rooms join a Cathedral-sized Living Room and Dining Pavilion overlooking the infinity knife-edge Pool.
For the gourmet, an ultimate Kitchen, designed by Poggenpohl of Germany supplies an endless stretch of slab granite countertop prep space, multiple sinks, dual Subzeros, ovens by Gaggenau and Dacor, dual Bosch dishwashers and capacious storage. All this, in an environment washed with natural sunlight and stunning views in all directions.
Christian Light designed a gentle ‘S’ curve that joins roofline to glass walls to the white stone floors and extending out to the azure Pool which artfully lends a graceful quality of open-ness and harmony between all elements of this abode. Descending the interior Honduran mahogany staircase, one enters a virtual tropical forest of lush specimen palms and exotic flowering plants as if escaping to a faraway island-- yet remaining inside your protected paradise. On this level are more guest bedrooms, the Media center, the Home Spa, an Office or Gym and temperature controlled wine room.
Although meticulous, the estate exudes an ambiance of ultimate tranquility and relaxation for the senses. With the systems and luxuries afforded here, one can choose to live Life as fast or as slowly as desired-- within a realm of utter perfection.