Tour an Enviable Malibu Home That’s a True Modernist Marvel

Pity the poor word iconic. Over the past the decade, the term has been worn out from overuse, applied to anything and everything, from teeth whiteners to D-list celebrities. But how better to describe this late-1950s Malibu home by architect Craig Ellwood? Recently reimagined by Los Angeles designer Mallery Roberts Morgan for a young Italian entrepreneur, the home radiates an aura of Miesian discipline and precision puréed in a sieve of sun-kissed California midcentury modernism. Although it is not one of Ellwood’s three official Case Study houses, the structure epitomizes the optimism, structural ingenuity, and low-key glamour of the Case Study program. It is, indeed, an icon of the era.

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