Home decor inspiration from the set of our latest lookbook, Off The Grid.
Nestled on a quiet plot of beachside land in Malibu, California proudly stands The Sandcastle House. Built in 1970 by legendary architect, Harry Gesner, The Sandcastle boasts some of the most forward-thinking and innovative designs ever made. The home is circular in shape – leaving no unused space – and made of wood, stucco, and recycled materials. Gesner, a self-taught architect, avid surfer, and (obviously) ambitious, told his wife Nan, that if she agreed to marry him, he would design a house for her on this particular lot in Malibu. She agreed, and thank goodness, because one of the most intricate and creative homes ever built still stands, and is overflowing with love.
We shot our recent lookbook, Off the Grid, here. It’s jaw-dropping and beautiful. Rustic and loved. It’s a home where real life and love has taken root and the remaining energy is palpable. Have a peek below, and don’t forget to check out the Off the Grid lookbook for a closer look!
Next to The Sandcastle, is The Cooper Wave House, another one of Gesner’s designs (pictured above). Similar to The Sandcastle, The Wave House is circular but has wave-like shapes cresting out toward the ocean. The Wave House is Gesner’s most famous home and it’s known that he designed it while sitting on his surfboard in the ocean, using a grease pencil and his surfboard.
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