July 25th, 2015 at 9:00 am

Malibu real estate

A Malibu oasis

One of the most breathtaking architectural achievements ever built along the Malibu coast, the seaside retreat of a famed physician is currently the community’s highest-priced residential listing at $53 million.

The 8,000-square-foot vacation estate of Central Valley nephrologist Wei-Tzuoh Chen features elements of feng shui and is designed to be humble on the outside while achieving harmony with its natural surroundings.

“This oceanfront home was boldly designed by Malibu-based architect Ed Niles in collaboration with a Disney Concert Hall engineer,” said listing agent Aitan Segal, a REALTOR®-Sales Associate with our Beverly Hills office.

“It is inspired by the shoji concept of translucency. Soaring 29-foot ceilings and walls of fiberglass draw the outdoors in, while glass window walls create changing patterns of light and frame the endless ocean views.”


“It’s like living within a three-dimensional painting,” Niles told Los Angeles Magazine.

Steel beams and concrete walls create a contrasting industrial aesthetic and provide ample space for an extensive art collection. A nuanced panel effect draws the sea air in, creating a natural air flow throughout the home. The private residence boasts four bedroom suites in the main house, including a luxury master with dramatic curved window walls, and a separate guest house with one bedroom and a full bathroom. The main living area and gourmet kitchen seamlessly transition through receding pocket doors to the oceanfront outdoor living space.

An enclosed casual-dining area features ocean-view seating, a barbecue, and a buffet line off the kitchen. An astonishing array of high-tech amenities is built in, including a music room embedded into the hillside, a soundproof home theater, 19-server hosting capability, an elevator, and 11 five-ton unit-zoned air conditioners.


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Aitan Segal can be reached at 310.278.3754 office;; our Beverly Hills location at 9696 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212, or 310.777.7800.

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