Photo: Courtesy of Douglas Elliman Real Estate
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Designed to resemble waves crashing against the shore, this architectural masterpiece in California is a must-see. Step inside:

By Lauren Phillips

Some coastal homes are built with the ocean in mind, with walls of windows for taking in the view and sturdy construction for withstanding the elements. This home in Malibu, California, takes building with the ocean in mind to a whole new level: It’s actually built to look like the ocean and its surging waves.

Designed by John Lautner and built in 1968, this home (now for sale!) is dubbed the Stevens Residence. Its distinctive sloped shape is a visual tribute to the crashing waves just feet away, and the wall of ocean-facing windows allows residents to watch those same waves from dawn to dusk.

The unique roofline calls for some interesting adjustments indoors, including curved walls throughout the home and tall rooms tucked beneath the sloping ceiling. That doesn’t inhibit the size of the living area, though: This home boasts five bedrooms and five baths, with 3,366 square feet. Many of the rooms enjoy water views, especially the master bedroom, which has a full wall of windows overlooking the ocean.

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The outdoor living space is just as large, with a beach deck, tiered landscaping, and 37 feet of beach. An open-air pool is nestled under the roof, which provides swimmers with ample shade while allowing breezes off the water to move through the space.

Built with glass, concrete, and timber, this one-of-a-kind residence was recently restored to its original modernist glory. Wood paneling throughout reflects its midcentury origins, and the exposed concrete ceiling lends the space an of-the-moment industrial vibe.

The Stevens Residence is located on the star-studded Malibu Colony Road, west of Los Angeles and Malibu Point. This property is listed for $14.995 million by Tracy Tutor Maltas of Douglas Elliman Real Estate’s Tracy Tutor Maltas Team. Scroll on for more images:

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Photo: Courtesy of Douglas Elliman Real Estate
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Photo: Courtesy of Douglas Elliman Real Estate
Photo: Courtesy of Douglas Elliman Real Estate
Photo: Courtesy of Douglas Elliman Real Estate
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