A Malibu House With an Airplane ‘Chandelier’ Lists for $60 Million
October 15, 2015
Prepare for takeoff: A Malibu spec home asking $60 million will come with the fuselage of a vintage airplane hanging above its living room.
Developer and architect Scott Gillen said he was looking for a decorative piece for the living room of the roughly 10,300-square-foot house when he hit upon the idea of the plane. A few days later, he found a vintage warplane and is in the process of restoring it.
“That’s my chandelier,” said Mr. Gillen, who added that he’s displayed vintage motorcycles and cars in his homes in the past, though never an airplane. “It’s really killer,” he added.
The contemporary five-bedroom home is under construction and is slated to be completed in the summer of 2016. Perched on a bluff with ocean views, the house will be sold fully furnished, with most of the pieces made by Mr. Gillen.
MariSol Modern wins the 2015 Gold Nugget Award as "Best on the Boards Custom Home"
June 26, 2015
San Diego, CA, 6/26/15 — Judges for the 2015 Gold Nugget Awards have named MariSol Malibu as a Grand Award winner as part of the annual PCBC conference, which honors architectural design and planning excellence and drew over 600 entries from throughout the United States and internationally. MariSol Malibu earned its Grand Award for its modern estate, MariSol Modern, which washonored for Best on the Boards Custom Home.
Chosen from an elite pool of Merit Award winners including top projects from Aspen, Big Sur, Washington State and the Landry Design Group’s Santa Fe Ranch project, the Grand Award was awarded to MariSol on June 25 as a feature highlight of PCBC®, the nation’s largest regional conference and trade show for the real estate development field.
Here is what was said about the MariSol Modern: "An ultimate ‘inside-outside’ experience is felt immediately upon entering the front door….a seamless blending of both formal and informal house functions. Strong architectural spaces blur the lines between inside and outside, making this a perfect home for the gentle Southern California climate. The Doug Burdge design achieves the Malibu market expectation of ultimate entertaining and ease of use. Furthering the design objectives, the home incorporates clear ‘pocketing in wall’ Fleetwood sliders and windows, smooth trowel plaster, IPE wood siding, limestone flooring and ‘board-formed’ concrete wall accents." $25,000,000
The award was accepted by its developer Richard Morris & Ronald Coleman of MariSol, its architect Burdge & Associates, its builder Cal-Point Builders, and interior design firm On Pointe Design. All home renderings were created by Marco Giacomozzi.
Hofer Group - Among the best at national and international level
January 01, 2015
Among the best at national and international level
Innovation and creativity in building swimming pools and wellness facilities The Hofer Group continues to set trends with innovative wellness products and excellently landscaped wellness complexes – not only convincing our customers but also the juries in several national and international competitions.
Eugen Hofer, Manager of the Hofer Group, is pleased with our national and international successes. He dedicates these to his father and founder of the company Paul Hofer, who laid the foundation stone for this successful enterprise.
"Over 50 years ago the innovative ideas of Paul Hofer set trends in the field of alpine wellness", said Eugen Hofer, stressing the leadership in expertise which the firm enjoys in swimming pools and wellness facilities. “Only by accepting our responsibilities, single-mindedly and without letting up, can we continue to exert a determining influence and set trends today in the fast-moving world of the wellness sector”, said the manager, stressing in this connection the significance of ambitious employees, keen to experiment in the group’s own development department.
We at the Hofer Group have achieved the peak of success with countless products in the wellness sector. Worth mentioning for example are Hoboxx®, Sedea®, Almoa®, Snowflake® and many more besides.