Taylor Beach House

Taylor Beach House

Architect
SPF:architects
Location
Malibu, California, USA | View Map
Project Year
2020
Category
Private Houses
Matthew Momberger

Taylor Beach House

SPF:architects as Architects

Originally named the McDaniel Residence, the Taylor Beach House is a 5,000-square-foot home with 50 feet of beach frontage in picturesque Malibu, California. Designed in the 1970s by noted California architect Jerrold E. Lomax, FAIA (1927-2014), the home is a strict expression of modern-minimalist ideals wholly rejecting ornament in favor of clean, salient lines and an open floor plan.

Our involvement with the home began in 2013 when the residence changed hands, sold by its first (and only) owner to real estate developer, architecture savant, and long-time Lomax admirer, Lawrence Taylor1 and his wife Christine Taylor. A seemingly middling exchange, the sale would come to be a very personal transaction for SPF:a principal, Zoltan E. Pali, FAIA, given his relationship with Lomax.

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