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by Mike last modified Feb 09, 2006 12:44 AM
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MajorEarth: Building a modern organic Malibu home

Posted by Mike at January 10. 2006

Hey everyone,

I'm in the process of building new modern, organic house out in the hills of Malibu. It's been quite a journey so far...from looking for land to just getting our plans approved from LA County Regional Planning has taken about 2 years. As soon as we get our septic approval in a few weeks, we are off to the California Coastal Commission.

It's been such a learning experience so far that I decided to make a site dedicated to following our journey.

Feel free to have a look: [url href=http://www.majorearth.com]http://www.majorearth.com[/url]

The house was designed architect, Steve Yett. Steve, my wife, and I are all huge fans of architects like: John Lautner, Bart Prince, Ken Kellogg, Mickey Muennig, etc, and our house design definitely takes cues from that school of architecture.

I hope you guys enjoy it!
Mike Burns
[url href=http://www.majorearth.com]http://www.majorearth.com[/url]

Re: MajorEarth: Building a modern organic Malibu home

Posted by Mike at January 10. 2006

Oops...I just check the link I left and it doen't seem to work.

Try this: [url href=http://www.majorearth.com]http://www.majorearth.com[/url]

Any question or comments are welcome :)
Mike Burns

Re: MajorEarth: Building a modern organic Malibu home

Posted by Gregory La Vardera at January 10. 2006

The Kim?

Re: MajorEarth: Building a modern organic Malibu home

Posted by Mike at January 10. 2006

[quote:lavardera format=text/plain]The Kim?[/quote]

:)...The in The Kim is pronounced Tay...it's a Vietnamese name.

Not like The Donald or anything! :grin:

- Mike
[url href=http://www.majorearth.com]MajorEarth[/url]

Re: MajorEarth: Building a modern organic Malibu home

Posted by Gregory La Vardera at January 10. 2006

Doh!:wacko:

Well, thank you for clearing that up! I was going to pity you if you were married to The Donald or something...

Re: MajorEarth: Building a modern organic Malibu home

Posted by Jeff Jasper at February 04. 2006

I think I have seen this house, I noticed a very neat asian modern home driving from a hike near Malibu canyon, can you see the house from HWY 1?

Re: MajorEarth: Building a modern organic Malibu home

Posted by Karen Pittman at February 04. 2006

I don't think it's been built yet. If you check the website, they just lined up a civil engineer to prepare a site plan in mid January.

-KP

Re: MajorEarth: Building a modern organic Malibu home

Posted by Jeff Jasper at February 06. 2006

Ahh, interesting. That means there is another Asian inspired modern home being built in Malibu. I wonder if it is the same architect? Next time we go hiking over there I will try and take pictures.

Re: MajorEarth: Building a modern organic Malibu home

Posted by Mike at February 08. 2006

Hey JJasper,

KP is right, it is not built yet. We are currently in the last stages of putting our package together for submittal to the California Coastal Commission. Once we get that approval we are ready to break ground!

It's funny the design wasn't intended to look Asian inspired it just sort of came together that way. If you have a look at the rough sketch on the plans page at: http://www.majorearth.com/blog/plans/ you'll seed that the seed of the idea was really just based of the topography of the land of where the house wanted to be.

Our architect, Steve Yett, has worked on many wonderful homes in the Malibu area but I believe our home will be his first of this type of composition…and by the reaction we are getting from people that see the design, I’m sure it will be the first of many more to come!

If you get a chance to snap some pics of the home you are referring to I'd love to see them.

Thanks,
Mike

Re: MajorEarth: Building a modern organic Malibu home

Posted by Jeff Jasper at February 09. 2006

I love the big parasol style roof. Thinking back I think the house I saw looked a bit more funky and had a very organic stucco exterior, but similar roofs.

Hopefully we will be able to get up there soon again to take pictures.

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