Romantic California Home Tour

When a design-savvy homeowner set eyes on this perfectly situated Malibu beach house, it was love at first sight.

True Romance
Photo: Erik Kvalsvik

About the House

This love story first began 20 years ago, when interior designer Patti Skouras introduced a longtime client to a stunning beachfront home that she had worked on in Malibu. "My client had a major emotional response to the house," says Skouras. "She never forgot about it."

Having played host to a number of renters over the previous years, the residence was showing serious signs of wear. So after the clients purchased the home Skouras spent a year and a half working with the original architect, Marc Appleton, to get the place back to its former glory—and then some.

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