Writer-director James Gunn has listed his Malibu estate in the foothills above Big Rock Beach for $7.395 million. According to Variety, the property was once owned by Olivia Newton-John, who sold it in 1994 for an unrecorded amount to Carol Black and Neal Marlens, married creators of the hit sitcoms The Wonder Years and Ellen.
The roughly 3-acre, rustic-luxe abode has five bedrooms and five-and-a-half baths in a little more than 6,800 square feet between the main house and guesthouse. Expect open and airy living spaces with medium-brown wood flooring orbiting around a humongous, white brick fireplace; a colossal combination living/dining room; family room; and farmhouse-style kitchen with a duo of work islands and commercial-grade appliances.
There are three guest bedrooms on the main floor, while the master suite privately occupies almost the entire second floor and encompasses a cavernous, denim-blue painted bedroom with fireplace and sitting area, along with a walk-in closet, spacious compartmentalized bath and small study that opens to a brick terrace.
The picturesque property borders thousands of acres of protected parklands, and the meandering grounds offer numerous decks and patios; a pool and spa; lighted tennis court; greenhouse; children’s playground; and an authentic teepee. The property is represented by Kent Winter and Jeff Chertow, both of Pinnacle Estate Properties.