We've seen luxury yachts, and we've seen an endless number of luxury homes.
But we've never seen a luxury home designed to resemble a luxury yacht quite like the magnificent mansion that is the brainchild of entrepreneur and lifestyle mogul Kirk Lazarus.
His company Molori (the name translates to “to dream” in the Setswana language of his native South Africa) designs luxury resorts, yachts, and even private jets. Over the past several years, Lazarus has applied the same luxury resort aesthetic to private residences, most recently to a property on the Gold Coast of Santa Monica, CA.
Lazarus says this five-bedroom, 6.5-bathroom, 5,636-square-foot home was inspired by his custom-designed, 145-foot yacht named "Told U So."
His aim was to "provide the experience of a superyacht as a private beachfront home," and once every little detail was completed to his satisfaction, he put the place on the market for $22 million.
The beach house was "designed as if you're going forward, so everything in the house faces forward, all toward the ocean," he explains.
Large windows were also key: "We used a lot of glass in order to optimize views, and mirrors in areas that will pick up ocean views in whatever direction you're walking in the house," says Lazarus.
The outdoor space also adheres to the theme of being pampered at sea.
"A superyacht typically has a beach club, so this home has a cabana area that has an oversized TV lounge, a bar, an outdoor dining area, and barbecue area that leads straight onto the beach," he says.
You also don't have to worry about gawkers, he explains. "The [backyard spaces] are surrounded by glass, by the way, so you can see the beach from them, and at the flick of a button the glass frosts, so you have privacy."
And with about 30 feet of public beach frontage, privacy is key.
There are two pools, because on some yachts, one simply isn't enough. In addition to the pool by the beach club on the sand, there's a pool on the roof with glass on both sides. The rooftop retreat is accompanied by an outdoor entertainment area with a full kitchen.
Lazarus says he's ready for a buyer to move right in. "Everything we do, we do completely turnkey, so when we design a yacht or the interior of an aircraft, everything is included. The crockery, the cutlery, the furniture, everything."
This sleek and modern beach house is "all about resort lifestyle and instant gratification," Lazarus says.
The property is co-listed by Don Richstone of Coldwell Banker Global Luxury and Santiago Arana of The Agency.