Sumptuous enough to make every last minimalist beach house hang its head in sparsely decorated shame, this Pebble Beach, Calif., villa offers an over-the-top display of vibrantly colored art, wallpaper, and upholstery, all stuffed into one Spanish Colonial–style home. Decorated by boisterous designer Juan Pablo Molyneux, the furniture is largely made up of antiques that span the centuries, with early-20th-century Kashan carpets, 18th-century Chinese cabinets, and 17th-century French mirrors. More impressive, though, is what Architectural Digest, which recently featured the home, refers to as the "baroque fantasia" of intricate Portuguese-style tiled walls in both both the all-blue dining room and the hallways.
Other super fancy amenities the home offers include a master bathroom completely paneled in distressed oak and gray onyx, and marble, a slightly more modern, tangerine master bedroom, and surrounding, ocean-facing courtyards designed by NYC-based firm Michael Taylor Designs.
No stranger to lavish real estate himself, Molyneux's own limestone townhouse in NYC—which the designer purchased for $2.7M in 1990 and extensively renovated—was listed for $48M in July 2012. Pulled off the market about two years later, the home featured about half the prints as his Pebble Beach project, but perhaps even more marble, and an entire entry decorated with black lacquered murals.
· Juan Pablo Molyneux Crafts a Splendid Villa in Pebble Beach [Architectural Digest]
· All Juan Pablo Molyneux coverage [Curbed National]