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Homes to Inspire | Mid-century modern in Malibu


There is so much to love when it comes to mid-century design and this iconic beach home in Malibu ticks all the boxes. Created in 1956 by Craig Ellwood, a master of mid-century modernism, in association with Jerrold E. Lomax, the home was recently restored after many years of neglect. 

I love seeing the preservation of mid-century architecture. Proving that good design doesn't date, this house is just as contemporary and relevant today as it was when it was designed and built over 50 years ago.  

The gorgeous mix of black, white and timber in the living room is so striking. Carpet has been replaced with cork flooring, creating a clean and simple surface for the designer furniture which includes rosewood Eames chairs, a Paolo Piva ‘Alanda’ coffee table and Laverne International 1950s footstools and curving armless sofa. 
It's great to see that the original brick and timber of the house has been retained. I love the contrast of the sideboard against the darker wood panelled wall.... 
....and the gorgeous patterned rug in the media room which was inspired by the exposed brick wall.
Sweeping ocean views and a stunning outdoor area with pool and cabana complete this mid-century masterpiece. 

Seen in Inside Out | Photo credit: Richard Powers

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