Published: March 26, 2022 | By: American Luxury Staff
Marc Andreessen, the co-founder of venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, has spent a little more of the proceeds from his legendary tech investments and, to close out winter 2022, bought another flashy Malibu beach house. another domain he picked up just a few months ago.
Last fall, Andreessen paid womenswear mogul Serge Azria and his wife Florence $177 million for their 6.62-acre estate consisting of thirteen buildings overlooking Paradise Cove and providing access to its beach. The architectural heavyweight of a main house on the compound, which was completed in 1980, perfectly balances extraordinarily sentimentless warmth with cerebral, fashion-subverting accents; it is an outstanding example of a modern with postmodern sympathies.
Andreessen’s new acquisition, which cost $44.5 million according to the Wall Street Journal, appears to be another rebuild. A far cry from the usual custom-built leviathan, vacuum-decorated with a veneer of expensive materials, the house is a worthy companion to the fellow’s larger estate down the street. Her interiors are cast in white oak, and there’s plenty of it, enough to pile into a pristine, just a little earthy lifestyle. Other materials at work include Navona travertine and Venetian plaster.
The latter was used in the construction of the house’s spiral staircase. The transitional fundamental is, in this case, a fine example of a functional essential that doubles as an artistic installation; Windswept and snow-white in appearance and suggestive of nature’s involute shapes, its smooth lines and solid balustrade are enhanced by LED-lit white oak steps. The glazed construction also includes linear fireplaces, a wine cellar, two kitchens, two living rooms and two master suites.
The property’s two lots add 0.6 acres of Escondido beach to Andreessen’s Paradise Cove resort. The land includes century-old olive trees, palm trees, a lawn and a garden room with a 20-foot fireplace and a marble fountain.
Andreessen’s net worth is $1.7 billion, according to Forbes.