Romance is not dead. At least not in and around this beguiling beachfront villa in Malibu, Calif., the renowned playground of the rich and famous. The architecture is inspired, but it’s the impeccable attention to detail that truly makes it special. Features such as rusticated wood ceiling beams, natural stone walls, filigreed iron railings, and climbing bougainvillea give the home a timeless presence. The arched colonnades and portals that appear at every turn form intimate frames for those details. As a result, every room, courtyard, and balcony becomes a point of discovery.

In truth, this isn’t so much a house as a resort. Spanning 7,400 square feet, the property includes a main residence facing the beach (with a master suite, two kids’ bedrooms, living room, dining area, and rec room) plus a gym, pool, spa, yoga studio, and dual guest suites in two additional detached structures. Sited closest to the street, these buildings form a welcoming portal and dramatic entry sequence to the main house. At the same time, they create privacy for an intimate center courtyard.

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