California’s cliffside Razor House is a cutting edge escape

Seated cliffside in California, this Torrey Pines State Park property is looking sharp

Every time we take a look at Razor house, we change our mind. With the first glance, it’s an architectural masterpiece — all sweeping glass curves, banks of panoramic windows and smartly-designed outdoor spaces. The next time we steal a look, it looks a little ‘office block’…

California’s cliffside Razor House is a cutting edge escape

But that’s likely just down to our architectural ignorance. After all, this unique estate was designed by one of Architectural Digest’s Top 100 Designers, the inimitable Wallace E. Cunningham. Intended to be the definition of modern luxury and natural elegance, the primary objective of the home was to capture the view in a large sweep without sacrificing inside living.

This modern estate was named after the one of the local natural monuments, Razor Point, which is fitting as the property truly pays homage to the spectacular surrounding landscape.

Constructed from white polished concrete, functional steel supports and floor-to-ceiling glass walls capture the essence of the natural surrounding view.

California’s cliffside Razor House is a cutting edge escape

The home is also equipped with a state-of-the-art automation system, controlled via iPad, allowing you to instantly change the integrated music system as well as the light controls and window shades to adjust the homes’ atmosphere.

Stone floors run continuously from interior to exterior and the home features solid walnut flooring in the library and on the family room ceiling.

The cabinetry and accent walls are finished in a Quarter-Sawn stained walnut veneer that we can’t get enough of — and the countertops and accent walls are rendered in striking VeroStone surfaces.

California’s cliffside Razor House is a cutting edge escape

But the most unique design element of Razor is the huge infinity pool, which gives the surreal illusion of the pool flowing directly into the horizon of the Pacific – true cutting edge architecture.

California’s cliffside Razor House is a cutting edge escape

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