Villa Costera is a 6,700 square foot property situated in the heart of the Malibu Hills within Los Angeles County, California.
The elegance and sophisticated spaces that Sarah Duque created allows the resident and their guests to enjoy the unique panoramic views of the expansive Pacific Ocean.
Sarah’s designs for this residential project were meticulously crafted, influenced by various places from around the world. For instance, the outdoor decor was inspired by the incredible nature of the South of France, such as the true blue ocean and the full-bodied characteristic of the provincial trees.
For Sarah, details are the most important aspects in a spacial design.
Sarah surveyed the property’s surrounding natural elements to be very similar to Italian hillsides, and then formed the interior composition in a complimentary fashion. Oval lamps, structured sofas, a leather bench, and a rectangular glass table all of Italian origin.
A purple Murano vase, when lit with the rays of the California sun, becomes an important visual detail that threads together the living room’s color palette.
The pleasure of rising with the sun and witnessing the sunset in one’s own bed is yet another amazing architectural highlight of Villa Costella.
Leather, glass, and metal are some of the main elements that compose this space. Sarah chose gray tones to not just serve fashionably but functionally. The residence’s field of vision would begin with the rug upon entering the room, then be led up to the curtains, and finally the astonishing coastal view.
This master bedroom is uniquely private and a most pleasant space to have moments of romance and relaxation. The furniture is all made in Italy.
The roof terrace is a most unique space and provides magnificent views from the highest point of the house.
Inspired by the Mediterranean Sea of Ibiza, Sarah handpicked elements such as wood, plexiglass, and stone to furnish the property’s terraces.
A bar made of stone allows one to sit down to enjoy the superb views. All the furniture, included the floor and planters, were designed by Sarah and were custom made.
This area was developed so the residents could soak up the Californian sun in complete privacy and still relish in the amazing sunsets.
Sarah was inspired by the Art Deco style of the 1920s to create life in this area.
Iron, aluminum, lacquered wood, leather, and vintage mirrors are some of the vintage materials chosen for the bar, completely designed by Sarah and produced in Germany by artisans.
Black and brown zigzagged rugs perfectly compliment the more modern elements of this space, such as the angular pool table and the fierce photography display of “The Woman on Fire” by Guido Argentini.
The South of France is represented in this absolutely beautiful terrace, which overlooks the property's tennis court.
The back terrace is a magical garden elegantly dominated by lemon trees, yellow, white and red roses.
A large wooden table is pleasantly paired with a chandelier handmade by artisans, ideal for an al fresco dinner with friends and family. Not to mention its stellar views of the Pacific Ocean. Or, if the homeowners prefer to enjoy this handsome space in a more low-key fashion, an outdoor lunch or a late-afternoon cocktail would be equally enjoyable.
The terrace is a place of leisure decorated with a fun chair from Italy Bonaccina, and a yellow bench to lounge upon. Every detail, including the luscious landscape, was hand selected by Sarah.
In the same area, there are two different dining areas.
For the larger dining area, a rectangular table is matched with a champagne crystal
chandelier (handmade in Italy), along with a round mirror to help elongate the area. Together this creates a brighter and elegant space to enjoy meals solo or with company.
The second dining area features a round, one-of-a-kind Art Deco wood table with leather details. This space contains warmer tones and was designed for more privacy with an ocean view.