Party walls: homes fit to host a superlative soirée

Party walls: homes fit to host a superlative soirée

Wallpaper* has teamed up with the Design Museum in London to curate a series of houses that we feel are the hosts with the most. Our December issue (W*225) is all about entertaining – whose calendar isn’t fattening up with festive soirées? So, we’re here to show you how it’s done.

Vault House, Johnston Marklee
​California

Making an entrance first is Johnston Marklee's beachside Vault House just north of Malibu which ticks off two party essentials: a sunset over the Pacific, and considerable drama.

Photography: Eric Staudenmaier

Vault House, Johnston Marklee
​California

Vault House became the site of a surreal story devised by Torbjørn Rødland, in which stilettos, spaghetti and a chainsaw each played their role… The asymmetric house, enclosed within a white box dotted with curves and cut-out windows certainly inspires a mystery – and every party needs some theatrics.

Photography: Torbjørn Rødland

As originally featured in the November 2014 issue of Wallpaper* magazine

Vault House, Johnston Marklee
California

Set on sturdy low stilts, Vault House brings its guests down to the level of the sandy beach, barefoot with a Sea Breeze, and facing west, a terrace sheltered beneath a broad arch looks out to the ocean, where you can just sit back and enjoy the show.

Photography: Torbjørn Rødland

As originally featured in the November 2014 issue of Wallpaper* magazine

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