The Famous Malibu 747 Wing House
The Famous Malibu Wing House
Sleep under the wings of a 747! This home is THE world famous 747 Wing House. Nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains with unparalleled views from everywhere in the home. House is made of cement, steel, glass, and the 747 wings overhead.
Interiors are designed with gracious comfort and entertaining in mind. Lounge around the 60 foot long swimming pool; pick fresh herbs, veggies; pluck fruit/nuts from the 40 fruit/nut trees; play a little Bocce from regulation court; hike in surrounding valley/mountains (State Parkland);or just cozy up with a good book in one of the many hammocks strategically placed around this 55 acre estate.
A groundskeeper and housekeeper come with the package! My housekeeper takes good care to clean thoroughly each day as I do have 1, 11 year old cat in residence.
Interesting facts about The Famous Malibu Wing House:
Rehwald's "Wing House" is made almost entirely out of the recycled parts of a 747 Boeing plane. Aluminum airplane wings make up the roof and ceiling, and while they might be most striking, more than 4.7 million other parts were repurposed for the house. The home is also featured in BBC 2's "The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes".
Inspiration to use old plane parts came from the house's original design. Rehwald wanted to avoid the masculine angularity of common rooftops, so she asked her architect, David Hertz, to construct something lighter and more slender.
The house was built on a 55-acre property, 5 miles up from Pacific Coast Highway, at the western edge of Malibu, California, and was formerly owned and occupied by famous artist and Hollywood set designer Tony Duquette. Duquette's property was burned in the Green Meadow fire of 1993, which resulted in the complete destruction of over twenty-one of the structures that he and his wife had created from recycled objects and movie sets.
The main house comprises two separate buildings linked together on three levels and uses two wings and two horizontal stabilizers from a Boeing 747-100. The lower house is partially open air and has 18-foot-tall (5.5 m) ceilings topped with the left 747 wing. The upper structure creates the main house and uses the right wing as the main roof and two horizontal stabilizers as the roofs of the master bedroom and bathroom.
The finished main house incorporates the wings of the 747-100. Hertz also designed many outlying buildings that use the remaining portions of the 747 fuselage. An art studio building will use a 50 ft. long section of the upper fuselage as a roof, while the remaining front portion of the fuselage and upper first class cabin deck will be used as the roof of a guest house. The lower half of the fuselage, which forms the cargo hold, will form the roof of a barn. A meditation pavilion will be made from the entire front of the airplane, measuring 28 ft. in diameter and 45 ft. tall, in which the cockpit windows will form a skylight.
This home is not appropriate for children under the age of 14.
We welcome you to experience The Famous Malibu Wing House!
Please note that check in is at 2 pm and check out is at 12 pm on the date of departure.
Single Family Home with 2 levels
2 bedrooms, 3 baths, 4000 square feet, 372 square meters
King and King
4 guests maximum
About 1.25 hours by car (depending on California traffic!)
Mountain vistas reaching to the shores of Malibu!
No Pets Allowed
Not Handicap Accessible
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Activities of Interest
- Wine Country
Places of Interest
- Lots of beautiful miles of hiking trails and a famous surf beach just 2 miles down the road
- Beautiful Santa Monica for world class shopping and dining.
- Pacific Coast Highway!!!
Our week in the Wing House is one we will never forget. "One-of-a-kind" is a term used too loosely to describe real estate; there is simply nothing like this place anywhere! While the dazzling and original architecture of the house itself is obviously the main draw, it cannot be overstated how spectacular the entire property, location and views are. This is a truly special spot and, as locals, we know the area very well. Located in the northern and most remote part of the Santa Monica Mountains, the Wing House boasts the most magnificent mountain view in the region (Sandstone Peak/Boney Ridge), and the dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows met by the 747 wings frame these views from nearly every room. Essentially, the wings provide a feeling of flying, particularly at sunrise/sunset. Climatic elements (i.e. sun and wind) have been sensitively considered throughout. The 55 acres of carefully tended gardens --including succulent plants, Asian pagodas, a creek and small waterfall, Bocce court and an orchard -- are idyllic. Given the hot weather during our stay we spent most of the time lounging in and around the gorgeous 60ft swimming pool - a true oasis on the property. It is absolutely silent both day and night accept for the occasional hooting of owls or howling of coyotes. Daily housekeeping was provided by the charming and discreet caretakers who live on the property. The Wing House is a sanctuary for guests who appreciate contemporary architecture and nature in a peaceful, remote setting. Anyone seeking a restorative aesthetic experience with luxurious amenities will not be disappointed.”
we spent Christmas at the wing house and it surpassed our expectations. Every time you turned around and looked a different direction there was something new to look at. there is no way to describe it or any pictures that can capture it. this is a must see to appreciate. ”
This is one very special home ... a site to behold, a engineering masterpiece, something only a few may get to be a part of ... but what a special week. The home is simple, yet elegant, solid as a fortress, energy that's amazing, and a true place to relax, unplug, and be amazed ... their is a local team that takes care of the details and anything you need ... and Malibu and all it's trappings is not too far away. I also would like to comment on the architecture, design, and the ART ... each day a new finding, a snake made out of bottle caps, a picture that when looked at again, is different that you thought ... splendid indeed was out time in "The Wing House", this one is really something special!”
The WIng House
This house is just magnificient. We had a wonderful time. Everything is top of the line and in such beautiful condition. There is a main house and a guest house, so it was perfect for 2 couples. The views are beautiful, of the mountains and valley . We enjoyed the beautiful pool, hot tub, outdoor cooking facilities, the fruit trees, the garden, the bocce ball court , and the outdoor and glass showers with magnificient views. The caretakers are available and Elizabeth, the right hand woman, walked us through the home and showed us how everything operated. This is a trip of a lifetime and you should definitely take it! Patty and Tom Crews”
We had a great week at the wing house. Francie has a great staff and a beautiful house. The house looks out on a valley with a view that is second to none. It is very private and we loved taking a shower in an outdoor shower every morning. It was a great privilege to stay at the wing house. The house is located near the western border of Malibu about 5 miles off PCH. The night sky was clear and dark and provided a great view of the stars and planets with Francie's telescope. We day tripped to Santa Barbara, rented bikes in Santa Monica and rode south on the strand, and enjoyed the beach at paradise cove. We also took the kids to Magic mountain for a day. Malibu is very laid back and hip at the same time. The grounds associated with the house are extensive and hummingbirds and other wildlife are common. I would highly recommend a relaxing week at the wing house. ”
The beauty, design, sensuality ,decor, light, views, and sunsets are truly amazing. It has great energy, yet so quiet and peaceful - perfect time to relax, meditate, read and reflect. The Wing House is close to many beaches and about 20-30 minutes to Malibu - but we could not wait to return to the peace and quiet of the property.”
Extraordinary and wonderful house
I have nothing but the very best things to say about the incredible wing house, and the welcome we received from Francie via email and Elizabeth her 'right hand man' on the ground. The Wing House is utterly unique, and it was a great privilege to stay there. It is in a breathtaking position, and is exquisitely furnished and at the same time cosily comfortable inside. The housekeeper is a delight, and the swimming pool and grounds extraordinary. I hope very much to be able to stay there again at some point in the future - thank you Francie!!”