Glass house: Koenig Beach House in Malibu CA for sale

A modern glass house designed by famed architect Pierre Koenig in Malibu, California, has hit the market for $17.85 million, with features like a drawbridge, a car lift, “smart” technology and great ocean views.

According to the agency’s real estate company, “Koenig Beach House is one of Malibu’s finest architectural properties, and is the latest project of famed architect Pierre Koenig.” “(The house) is located in Lechuza Point and offers stunning ocean and coastline views down Broad Beach to Zuma Beach and Point Dume. Surrounded by Cyprus and palm trees, the house offers great privacy and ocean views from all four bedrooms and living spaces.”

The four-bedroom, five-bathroom residence, which spans over 3,600 square feet, is eco-friendly with floor-to-ceiling glass windows and sliding doors that let in natural light. Powered by solar energy, the residence has a Control4 home fully automated system and radiant floor heating.

The home was listed in January 2022 for nearly $25 million before appearing again on the market May 11 at a reduced price, according to

According to the property listing, “The Koenig Beach House is the epitome of architectural history, giving you the best of the luxury Malibu lifestyle.”

The late architect was best known for creating California glass and steel homes, as well as a series of famous case study homes.

Koenig died in 2004 before the beach house was completed. He designed it for film producer Michael Lavitra. The architect’s partner, James Taylor, completed the house to Koenig’s specifications.

The home is now owned by real estate developer Jeffrey Fish, Rob reports.

The house’s underground garage provides an entrance to the interior with guest bedrooms and a theater in the basement. Three bedrooms – and stunning ocean views – cover the upper floor.

There are retractable stairs that lead down the sand.

The basic bedroom has a fireplace and a floating walkway that leads to a private balcony that appears to be floating above the waves.

This story was originally published May 13, 2022 1:39 pm.

David Carraccio is a video producer for The Sacramento Bee who was born and raised in Sacramento. A graduate of San Diego State University and a longtime journalist who worked for newspapers as a reporter, editor, page designer, and digital content producer.

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