‘The Temple of the Muses’ By Cho Yiu Kwan In Malibu

No, these photos aren’t architectural renderings. The candy-colored pavilions and daring post-modern structures are for real, and on sale for $2.975 million. Called ‘The Temple Of The Muses,’ this five-bedroom, eight-bathroom home was design…

No, these photos aren’t architectural renderings. The candy-colored pavilions and daring post-modern structures are for real, and on sale for $2.975 million. Called ‘The Temple Of The Muses,’ this five-bedroom, eight-bathroom home was designed by Cho Yiu Kwan A.I.A. in 1993. Tennis courts, a sculpture garden, and the home itself surround the colorful courtyard. There’s also a pond and water fountain that can be converted into a swimming pool, as well as large-scale storage for art.

“Both complexity and contradiction abound,” says the official listing–and that’s putting it mildly. The architecture says “modern art museum,” the colors say “community rec center,” and the 270-degree Malibu views say “resort.” That means you can raise a family here, host Jeffrey Deitch and the MOCA board for weekend parties, and feel like you’re on vacation the whole time.

Photos by Scott Mayoral, courtesy of the official listing with Crosby Doe and Michael Phillips at Crosby Doe Associates, Inc.

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