This Yellow Hill Retreat, recently featured in Inside Hook as one of “The Seven Best LA Properties Currently on the Market,” is a famed product of mastermind architects Hagy Belzberg and George Wittman. Dramatically poised upon a prime 32-acre site bordering national parkland, the property is entirely submersed in nature, yet wholly contemporary in its design.
This seeming contradiction is, however, not a contradiction whatsoever. Both the property’s main residence and fully appointed guest home feature cantilevered living spaces, walls of windows, and engineered sight lines that orchestrate a stunning cast of canyons, ocean, sky and architecture. Yellow Hill is most certainly distinct, yet it emerges from the earth as a complement to its surroundings.
With whitewater ocean views and boundless vistas of the Malibu coastal headlands and the Santa Monica Mountains, Belzberg and Wittman designed the modern home to live in harmony with nature. Bound to the North and East by National Park Service land—one of the few remaining undeveloped areas in Southern California—this breathtaking site fosters a mind-opening dialogue with the serene, mountainous terrain.
There is an incredible sense of fluidity throughout the home, each room effortlessly suspended into the next, all offering panoptic views of Malibu. Although contemporary in structure, the architectural movement is utterly natural; you are drawn into the spacious kitchen, the adjacent dining room, the spacious indoor and outdoor entertainment areas. The flow is graceful and elegant; a direct reflection of the rolling hills beyond the vast windows. The home wraps around and hovers above the sweeping earth, offering visual axes that lead past concrete and metal frames to the sunrise and the sea.
Like any natural movement, the journey that precedes the property is as enjoyable as the destination, easing you into a deeper state of relaxation and palpable sense of autonomy with every bend and curve along Yellow Hill Road. The home’s gorgeous saltwater pool and spa, 20-car motor court, and double gated driveway encapsulate the pure luxury that is Yellow Hill: an exquisite retreat.
Yellow Hill Retreat is listed with Katie Bentzen, Mimi McCormick, and Sarah Kosasky. For more information on this property, click here.