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Henman House: Mid-Century Meets Contemporary in Malibu

2012 February 28

Give me windows! Lots of windows. Give me stainless steel and natural stone and views to die for. Such elements make up my dream home. And all of them can be found in Henman House, a palatial 5,904 square-foot home nestled on 17 hilly acres in Malibu, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It was originally designed by Edward Niles in 1993 for director Graham Henman and fashion stylist Paris Henman (of Henman Guitars), and is now currently being offered for sale.

Henman House

The home’s amazing views are easily matched by its spectacular interior. With all the light glinting off of the metal walls and fossilized limestone floors, the place is quite literally dazzling. The main living room of Henman House best exemplifies the home’s overall aesthetic, with an ultramodern architectural design beautifully complemented by contemporary and mid-century modern furnishings and lighting in a creamy color palette. Three large white Random Lights by Moooi take advantage of the 22 foot-tall ceilings and provide a greater sense of flow between the sitting and dining areas.

Henman House Living Room

In the kitchen, the sleek stainless steel walls, black limestone countertops and minimalist industrial lighting are uniquely counterbalanced by the classic curves of white Panton chairs:

Panton Chairs

The bathroom displays the same balance as the kitchen, with black and cream limestone and steel beams softened by clean white furnishings and spherical Dioscuri Lights by Artemide:

Artemide Dioscuri Lights

The price tag for this home is $7.95 million. If you’re interested, be sure to check out the home in greater detail (including the 60-foot pool, a helipad that doubles as a driving range and parking for 25 cars) at the HomeDSGN blog. But don’t wait too long to make up your mind. I’m currently in the process of contacting a couple hundred of my closest friends to invest so I can buy it myself.

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