In Malibu Richard Shapiro managed to turn an abandoned house into a refined villa rich in history and ethnic details. The designer fell so much in love with a deserted property on Broad Beach that he decided to buy it right away. He built from scratch a magnificent interior decorated with antique objects from all over the world, from North Africa to Europe. Every aspect of the villa has been thought out down to the smallest detail: decorative objects, fabrics, mirrors and antique objects create a persona immaculate space.
The outside of the villa is special too: the terrace features Marrakech geometrical turquoise tiles and huge glass walls overlooking the sea. Even the bedroom is enriched by the sea-view, which is also enjoyable from the bath tub. The villa is designed to be exploited throughout the whole year, therefore it even has a stone fire place under the cloister to warm up the coldest days. The cloister also features a fountain made of original mosaic. A villa that looks almost like a museum, where the all-white furniture combined with the stone elements enhance fabrics’ hues, the kitchen’s colorful details and the stairway handrail. An extraordinary villa just a few steps from the sea: It’s not surprising that the designer describes it as his favorite property!