After the 2007 Corral Canyon fires decimated this community -- and destroyed one woman's dream house, she set about rebuilding.  

 

Inspired by Ayn Rand's strong female protagonists, she worked with iconoclastic architect Tomas Osinski (with Frank Geary Partners), artist Chuck Arnoldi, and designer Nadia Ghaleb to create a showplace that manifests values such as courage, originality, independence, transparency and true sharing.

While the result was indeed a "phoenix rising from the ashes" -- literally -- the name Scorpiesse seemed more apt, both as a feminized version of creator's zodiac sign, as well as a tribute to the ornery creatures that -- along with plenty of other fierce flora and fauna -- call Corral Canyon home.

 Paul Evans iconic cityscape living room furniture grounds the great hall, while Milo Baughman dominates the dining room under a dramatic Venetian glass 'Feathers' chandelier set, which serves as a conversational Rorsach test (what do you see there?).  

Sculptures are by Dorothy Draper, the famous interior designer and grandmother to the doyenne of Scorpiesse, who also proudly displays oil, watercolor, and mixed media originals from her family's collection.  Modern impressionistic pieces, such as John Lee's Proposal, round out the eclectic mix.

 

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Portrait by Michael Hiller

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Jennifer A. Grossman
Superhost, Writer, Editor & Creative Consultant

 

Associates & Staff

Zac Damon
Graphic Design

Lucas Luszczynski
Landscape Architect

Vanessa Siravo
Social Media Maven

Nadia Ghaleb
Interior Design

 

Veronica Ramirez
Housekeeping & Hospitality

Ben Marcus
Contributing Editor

 

Javier Garcia
Catering

Xavier Chavarin
IT Manager

 

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Praise


Reema

Malibu
Privacy-Luxury-Killer Ocean View→

"This house is even better than what you see in the photos. It is a beautiful piece of architecture with the most incredible views at any point in the day. The bedroom is great - there is a very comfortable bed, access to a mini-fridge, beautiful bathroom, but the best part is that you have access to your own private balcony to take in the incredible views. Jennifer showed me around the rest of the house and even invited me upstairs to see the view from there if I wanted to, not to mention, access to another balcony/deck from the living room. I had full access to the kitchen, gym in her home, and living room area, which is just beautifully decorated. I hiked, meditated, and can definitely say I left feeling incredibly more rested and relaxed. Jennifer was an incredibly gracious host, and so accommodating. She constantly made sure I was having a pleasant stay, and even invited me to come to yoga with her, or gave me tips on where to eat and which beaches to go to. She is the sweetest person and genuinely wants you to enjoy her home and your stay as much as possible. I will definitely be coming back again. Thank you, Jennifer!!!"


Yueyang

MALIBU
ROMANTIC TOP FLOOR SUITE OCEAN VIEW→ 

"The house and the hospitality were both beyond expectation and truly spectacular. We stayed at the top floor - nothing can beat the view early in the morning as the sun begins to rise through the floor to ceiling windows. We always enjoyed our breakfast in the patio downstairs with the magnificent view right in front of us. Jennifer is an excellent host and made us feel at home. We would definitely come back in December, if there's availability, and would highly recommend it to anyone who expects a complete experience of adventure and relaxation."


Aaron

MALIBU
ROMANTIC TOP FLOOR SUITE OCEAN VIEW→

"It's hard to imagine that places like this actually exist. This home is not only Impeccably and tastefully decorated, but incorporates all the conveniences one could ask for in their own home. There is nothing lacking here. Nothing. But as beautiful as the house is, nothing can equal the view early in the morning as the sun begins to rise through the floor to ceiling windows in the upper bedroom. It is almost ethereal, as you imagine yourself floating above the clouds. It is simply, without a word of exaggeration, breathtaking. I can't imagine a more perfect place, whether it's too drive the winding canyon road to and from each day, to do nothing more than pausing to absorb and contemplate the beauty that exists here. I left only yesterday, and I'm already longing to go back. Thank you Jennifer for allowing us to share the beauty that you have created."


Jay

MALIBU
ROMANTIC TOP FLOOR SUITE OCEAN VIEW→

"It's hard to imagine that places like this actually exist. This home is not only Impeccably and tastefully decorated, but incorporates all the conveniences one could ask for in their own home. There is nothing lacking here. Nothing. But as beautiful as the house is, nothing can equal the view early in the morning as the sun begins to rise through the floor to ceiling windows in the upper bedroom. It is almost ethereal, as you imagine yourself floating above the clouds. It is simply, without a word of exaggeration, breathtaking. I can't imagine a more perfect place, whether it's too drive the winding canyon road to and from each day, to do nothing more than pausing to absorb and contemplate the beauty that exists here. I left only yesterday, and I'm already longing to go back. Thank you Jennifer for allowing us to share the beauty that you have created."


Caitlin

MALIBU
Glamour, Luxury, ocean view→

"This weekend, for my birthday, my girlfriends and I experienced the magical power of this house-- a gleaming glass castle, a fortress of feminine mystique, perched high atop an oceanside peak along Malibu's glorious coast. We sipped sparkling water and champagne as the sun set before us. We danced like spirits unleashed in a fishbowl masterfully conceived and appointed - fitting for its proximity to Hollywood, land of tinsel and all things that glitter. We cooked a full-fledged traditional Persian dinner in Jennifer's wonderfully outfitted kitchen stocked with everything from whole vanilla beans in the spice drawer to a Cuisinart, marble cheese serving platter, and Tupperware for the road. We talked into the wee hours, looking out at the stars from the eaglesnest master bedroom all together. The shower and beds were a dream. It's clear from all our contact with her that Jennifer is at once a visionary, a perfectionist, and the consummate professional who is yet warm, genuine, down to earth, and helpful. She recommended our awesome lunch spot and grocery store. She knows what's what from A to Z. A trusted advisor to anyone, proven. Eat your heart out boys. Best girl birthdaycation ever. Getting older feels marvelous."


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