Lady Gaga recently purchased a beautiful Finton designed beach house on the bluff overlooking Zuma Beach. With a very similar orientation to MariSol, bluff top property on the landside of PCH, there are many opportunities for comparison. What lacks the most on the Lady Gaga property, is that the ocean connection is not as dramatic as it is at MariSol. For instance, MariSol’s Modern beach house is only about 100ft from the ocean’s tide line whereas the Lady Gaga house is about 400ft. Because of this, the sound and sight of the crashing waves is much less dramatic, and it is impossible to incorporate the sought after “infinity-edge” pool.
The home’s architecture and built out was excellent, as are all Finton projects. Completed in 2006, the gated drive is laced with stunning mature olive and coral trees. The stone entry and tall hardwood door leads to an open living and dining area featuring high ceilings, hardwood floors, exposed beams, antique fireplaces and floor-to-ceiling French doors, all with incredible ocean views.
A large chef’s kitchen with a limestone island and adjoining casual dining/family room/media room is ideal for entertaining. The main level also enjoys a stand-alone guest cottage with a kitchenette, a closet with antique French doors, a beautifully appointed bathroom and a powder room that can also be used as the pool bath. Also on the main level is a spacious laundry room, caretaker/maid’s apartment, 3 car garage and a large motor court.
Upstairs, two extraordinary antique French doors open to the gracious master suite with an antique stone fireplace, private outdoor patio with stunning white water views, his and hers walk-in closets; his and hers baths with heated stone floors and bidets, deep soaking tub (hers), rain shower/steam shower (his); and a custom safe room in his closet.
Enter the lower level through a “secret door” in the living room – and find an 800-bottle wine cellar, home theater with bar, shelving for collectors, and best of all a complete 1960s-era, authentic two-lane bowling alley. The alley is a vintage Brunswick Bowl, with custom soundproofing on the floors, walls and ceiling.
The home is automated by a Crestron system with top of the line security. The property also includes a gorgeous and seamlessly integrated 6 to 8 horse barn with tack and feed room, large riding arena, four grass sun pens and two large grazing pastures.