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Malibu Beachfront Property
In sunny California, Bob goes on a helicopter tour over Los Angeles. Afterward, he and a realtor tour some potential houses for him to remodel as his next project. Upon winding up in Malibu, Bob decides to undertake an ambitious overhaul of a beach house in one of America's most exclusive neighborhoods.
- Part 1: Helicopter Tour of Los Angeles
- Part 2: Touring Los Angeles Real Estate
- Part 3: Malibu Beachfront Property
- In Malibu, Bob tours a house that was built in the mid-50s and really looks that way, from the tile to the windows. Bob decides to undertake an ambitious overhaul of this house in one of America's most exclusive neighborhoods.
Bob Vila transforms a California beach house on stilts into an elegant Spanish-style villa, worthy of its glamorous location—Malibu. Projects include an elegant winding staircase, a state-of-the-art sprinkler system, environmentally friendly blown-in cellulose insulation, and seismic code compliance.
Also from Malibu Beach House
Bob tours his the Malibu beach house with contractor Joe Fitzgerald. The two discuss structural improvements that could be made. Next, Bob tours the Adamson Estate Museum for a look at authentic California-Spanish architecture. Back on the site, architects present their plans to convert the beach shack into a Cal-Span showcase home for the 90s.
Bob and the architects review the newly completed caissons, and demolition continues-- a tree from the courtyard is removed, the roof is torn off, and the question of what to do with the debris is considered. Also, Bob installs a grade beam in the garage to comply with California seismic code.
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- House Tour | 5:34
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