Ranked one of Los Angeles’ most well-regarded architects, there is no question as to why homeowners seek out architect Melinda Gray to design their Malibu luxury homes. A class of 1982 UCLA graduate, she established the architectural firm GRAYmatter alongside her design partner, Noreena Manio.

GRAYmatter takes pride in their unique architectural style that “takes cues from nature, composing form, space, light, materials and detail to add depth to the human experience.” The firm’s architectural designs have been featured in local, national, and international publications such as International Yearbook of Architecture, Guide to the Architecture of Southern California, An Architectural Guidebook to Los Angeles, West Coast Wave, Brave New Houses, The New York Times, and The Los Angeles Times. One of the Malibu homes designed by Melinda Gray was the featured home in the movie House on a Hill. Gray has received numerous awards for her designs including several Los Angeles Business Council Urban Beautification Awards, the Pacific Palisades Beautification Award, and the USGBC LEED Platinum Award.

GRAYmatter has designed several Malibu beach homes. In 1991, they designed The Downey Residence, located at 31616 Broad Beach Road. In 1992, they designed The Walker Residence located at 2935 Las Tunas Canyon Road. In An Architectural Guidebook to Los Angeles, Gray describes architectural style of The Walker Residence as “toys in a playpen connected by an invisible string of timber and glass gridwork.”

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