Casa La Atalaya is a dramatic structure in an even more dramatic location. Designed by celebrated Mexican architect, Alberto Kalach, the residence dominates a hillside off the Californian coast. The huge concrete structure ambles down towards the sea in a number of levels, stone terraces and wooden pergolas.

Boldly contemporary in its brutal design, this home offers stunning views of the Pacific Ocean from every angle through the floor to ceiling windows. The interior is lined in wood, matched to the color of the stonework and concrete on the exterior, providing a sense of warmth and comfort. One feels the atmosphere of a family home in the simplicity of its furnishings in spite of the extravagance of its volume and additional features.

The wood lined wine cellar is exceptional and gives an indication as to the no expense spared identity of the home. Additional features are the games room, the lap pool and plunge pool and the outdoor lounge areas, one of which is complete with fireplace, every whim has been catered to in this Californian dream home.