Designed by architect Christopher R. Sorensen, The Bridge House in Malibu, Calif. is sited high on a hilltop above the beach, but tucked down beneath the access road. The glassy modern structure reveals itself only briefly to passerby on the Pacific Coast Highway and, of course, to those lucky enough to make it behind the raw wood front door. Currently listed for $6.75M, the four-bedroom, five-bath manse stretches over a hillside lot at the end of a gated cul-de-sac. Fully equipped with a pool and sun deck, there's really no reason to make the trek down the hill to the beach. Plus, thanks to some carefully curated plantings, the retaining wall that keeps the hillside from burying this beauty has a more organic feel than the usual run-of-the-mill fare.
· 27312 Winding Way [Chris Cortazzo]