As Seen in Architectural Digest: The Butterfly Home, an Astonishing, Private Malibu Haven
Set atop the sanctuary of Malibu’s pristine coastline is a curated group of five homes that embody the artistry of ultimate craftsmanship.
The five architecturally significant estates, known as The Case, are unlike anything built before – a collection of homes ensconced within complete privacy and utter luxury.
This innovative approach to Malibu real estate means buyers who purchase in The Case will move into a newly completed community of homes rather than worrying about the neighboring home being under construction in the coming years. Architectural Digest recently highlighted The Case’s extraordinary inception as it reaches its culmination.
“What Scott Gillen has done with The Case is remarkable,” said Stephen Shapiro, Co-Founder of the Westside Estate Agency. “The houses are being built simultaneously, eliminating the challenges brokers, buyers, and developers often face in Malibu when waiting for construction and permits. Scott’s investment in creating this collection is incredible.”
Each estate has a unique name that illustrates the home’s incomparable features, many of which are nods to some of the most iconic architectural features of Mid-Century modern design. The Butterfly House, represented by Stephen Shapiro and Kurt Rappaport of the Westside Estate Agency, is the ultimate in coastal living, with nearly every room throughout the spacious estate offering stunning ocean views. Homes in The Case range from $70 million to $115 million, with The Butterfly House offered at $95 million.
The Butterfly House’s strategic south-facing location invites breathtaking views of sunsets, crashing whitewater, and vistas of the renowned Queen’s Necklace. Situated on over three expansive acres of pristine land, the home has more than 10,000 square feet of luxurious living space with soaring ceilings and clerestory windows stretching across the estate. The main house features four expertly designed ensuite bedrooms. A separate two-bedroom guest house offers a private retreat for visitors, along with a wellness center gym and bath just below the pool area. No detail was overlooked in the home’s design, as every room was curated for maximum comfort and style.
The home’s Balthaup kitchen includes Gaggenau and Miele appliances and a separate prep kitchen created specifically for culinary enthusiasts. You can effortlessly move through the open-concept great room, bathroom, kitchen, family, and living areas that are equally suited to serene relaxation and lively entertainment. The primary suite is a rejuvenating sanctuary boasting a fireplace, a luxurious bathroom with poured terrazzo floors, and a private outdoor spa for moments of pure tranquility.
Naturally, the home’s exterior is just as impressive as the interior. The 133-foot infinity pool, spa, and beautiful fire feature complement the property’s coastal beauty. The Butterfly House also offers a subterranean three-car garage and a spacious motor court capable of accommodating over a dozen vehicles.
After entering through The Case’s 24-hour guard gate at the entrance of The Butterfly House has a grand second-gated approach down a 250-foot driveway ensuring total security and privacy. A private walking/jogging path is being built within the perimeter of The Case, which will allow residents to enjoy their own private community with complete serenity. When homes share a property line within The Case, there are two walls situated between the homes, each side enhanced with a lush border of trees.
“The sheer scope of this home’s privacy and security is incredible,” said Shapiro. “The Case also offers double-poured concrete walls and lush landscaping that minimizes outside noise from each neighboring. The level of thought that has gone into creating this community and its execution is unlike anything I’ve ever seen in a multi-lot development.”
Perched on the tip of a 24-acre promontory, The Butterfly House is an impeccable estate designed and built with unmatched attention to every detail, phenomenal ocean views, and unrivaled privacy.
List Price: $95,000,000
- 7 Bedrooms, 8 Bathrooms
- 10,272 SQ. FT.
- 146,917 SQ. FT. LOT
Offered by: Stephen Shapiro and Kurt Rappaport, Westside Estate Agency