Maria Sharapova’s modern home is situated near to the ocean, on an oblique place that offers marvelous ocean views from Palos Verdes to Malibu, from her master bedroom and bathroom. Unique, supreme and minimalist, the tennis player and businesswoman’s modern home is an architectural project by KAA Design and an interior design project by Courtney Applebaum.
The contemporary interior design project was inspired by Japanese architecture and minimalist aesthetic and Maria Sharapova was involved in every step of the process since the unique architectural design to the final home decoration: the result was a stunning modern home overlooking the sea. All the decoration includes warm textiles, glassworks, wood and marvelous artworks to carry a lot of strong personality and charismatic warmth to this luxury home.
According to the top interior designer Courtney Applebaum, the unique design that involved all the house is a combination of “rough-hewn antiques from Asia, Africa, and Europe, all set against a strategic array of refined mid-century classics”.
Inside the Maria Sharapova’s modern home, there is no minimalist coldness, as concrete and glass areas are balanced with bleached oak, cedar, and silver travertine. Featuring modern furniture pieces with a contemporary design, all the house also includes a pool, which is possible to enter straight from the modern dining room and contemporary living room. The modern home was designed to make the most of the outdoor space, with sliding doors with a unique design. Besides this, Sharapova’s house has a bowling alley in the basement.
Also, in the process of building this modern home, according to the architect Grant Kirkpatrick of KAA Design: “Maria’s work ethic is astonishing. She’s competitive as hell, in the best possible way, and she was involved in every single aspect of this house, down to the most minute detail and material permutation. To say that she simply collaborated with us does not adequately describe her dedication and influence on the design.”
All the modern home’s contemporary architectural details deliver a rich material counterpoint to the wide expanses of concrete and glass, as a sculptural wood screen that throws a biological curve into the largely rectilinear composition, moderating the influx of sunlight and providing privacy from the street.
Source: Architectural Digest