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Funky Malibu Oceanfront Home Is Listing for $53 Million - Wall Street Journal

At first glance, this oceanfront Malibu, Calif. home looks a little like a grouping of giant-sized toddler toys strewed on the beach—an oval cylinder plopped next to a pyramid which is nestled against a tower of cubes. Now this unusual structure is going on the market for $53 million.
The house, which took nearly six years and about $15 million to design and build, is “a village of forms,” said Ed Niles


Splashy Beverly Hills contemporary tops L.A.'s weekly sales

A modern compound in the 1500 block of Viewsite Drive in Hollywood Hills West sold for nearly $1 million less than the original asking price and $3,750 less than what it previously went for in 2013. Designed by architect Leonardo Umansky, the 5,725-square-foot home has a 50-foot dining/living room area, wood-lined sliding glass doors and an infinity-edge pool and spa overlooking the Sunset Strip. 


Expert Investigates 10-Year-Old's 'Reincarnation' Claims - NBC News

For more than a decade, Dr. Jim Tucker, associate professor of psychiatry and neurobehavioral sciences at the University of Virginia, has studied the cases of children, usually between the ages of 2 and 6 years old, who say they remember a past life. In his book, "Return to Life," Tucker details some of the more than 2,500 cases he has studied over the years, including Ryan—a boy from the Midwest who claims he is the reincarnation of a man who died more than 50 years ago. 


Equator Oversees 125,000 Automated Short Sales in 4 Months 

In a report that may be considered numerical ammunition to the argument that short sales are heating up faster than modifications, Equator announced that it ushered along more than 125,000 short sale transactions, from November to February, since launching an automated short sale platform. Comparatively, the 113 servicers participating in Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) conducted 170,000 permanent modifications 


This $53M listing is one of the most uniquely designed mansions in Malibu

At first glance, this oceanfront Malibu, Calif. home looks a little like a grouping of giant-sized toddler toys strewed on the beach—an oval cylinder plopped next to a pyramid which is nestled against a tower of cubes. Now this unusual structure is going on the market for $53 million. The house, which took nearly six years and about $15 million to design and build, is “a village of forms,” said Ed Niles, the Malibu-based architect known for his highly contemporary glassy designs including a tower of glass cubes in Vail, Colo.


Home of the Day: Over-the-top Ed Niles design in Malibu - LA TIMES

Bold red accents pop against the metallic tones and concrete of this Ed Niles-designed showplace in Malibu. Inspired by the transparency of Japan’s paper-paned shoji doors, the architect created a steel-beamed masterpiece with soaring ceilings and skylights that frame views of the ocean. Taking cues from feng shui, the Chinese art of placement and energy flow, the house begins more restrained on the outside before opening to dramatic interiors.


 Zany Ed Niles Mansion on the Beach in Malibu - Curbed LA

There's a lot going in this glassy pile of shapes overlooking the ocean in Malibu. The architect, Ed Niles, describes the place as "a village of forms" in the Wall Street Journal and says each form is different based on its function. (Niles designed another glassy, unusual place in Beverly Hills that was briefly rented by Justin Bieber.) Niles and the house's owner, Dr. Wei-Tzuoh Chen, worked together to design the house so that Chen's collection of antiques

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