A piece of high-design modern architecture known as “The Crescent House” has hit the market in Encinitas, California for $23.5 million.
The design of the four-bedroom house by renowned architect Wallace E. Cunningham revolves around a circular terrace as well as a crescent-shaped infinity pool, and was inspired by the shape of the crescent moon as well than by the property’s expansive ocean views, according to marketing materials from SEO agency Compass.
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The house’s modern, minimalist interiors make extensive use of glass, steel, and concrete, with floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding doors throughout most of The Crescent House’s interior living spaces. The property was also featured in a season three episode of HBO’s “Westworld.”
“This house happens to be upside down with all the main rooms on the upper level,” Mr Cunningham said in an emailed statement. “The intention was to create a path to the top without realizing that you were actually climbing.”
The house includes several outdoor terraces on different levels of the house, as per the listing photos, all with stunning ocean views.
“Every path [through the home] is designed to shield you from the street and neighboring properties and to open up spectacular views under and through the building,” Mr Cunningham continued. “The lower ramp creates a wall protecting the garden, the terrace and the swimming pool. The upper ramp leads you into a single-storey space arriving at the living area. From here you can look across the house to the ocean.
The house, which hit the market on Monday, is being sold by owners Eileen Quinn and Lance Williams, who bought the home for $11.1 million in 2016, property records show.
“Most homes have one or two great views,” Ms Quinn said in an emailed statement. “The path [Mr. Cunningham] shaped this house, your view stretches out like an outward triangle. You can have views all day, 24 hours a day.”
The result of a three-year construction project that was completed in 2003, the home was built for Bud Fischer, a leading developer in the area, and sits on 0.43 acres with approximately 74 feet of frontage. on the ocean, according to the listing.
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“This property is like a museum. It’s art,” list agents Kelly Howard and Lisa Waltman said in a joint statement. “The value of the land alone is huge on its own, so you add how unique the house is with its art and architecture…With today’s building restrictions between the city and the Coastal Commission, you wouldn’t be able to build that house on that site today—it just can’t be duplicated.
In addition to expansive living and entertaining areas, a master suite as well as two en-suite bedrooms all offer panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, including from the dual sinks in the master suite bathroom. The home’s 6,329 square feet of indoor living space also includes guest quarters with another en-suite bedroom as well as additional rooms that listing notes could be repurposed as a gym or office.
This article originally appeared on World Mansion.