Malibu

Beach City Bonanza

The lucky buyer of this 1.89-acre parcel of prime Malibu property in the exclusive Winding Way area will receive an approved coastal development permit that allows one to contract with L.A.’s Archive Design Group to build a custom compound.

Think a trio of rustic contemporary structures—including a five-bedroom, 8,459-square-foot main home, a pool house and a guest house—all designed with walls of glass, an organic palette and materials, and a seamless indoor-outdoor flow. Not to mention panoramic views of Point Dume, Santa Monica, and the Escondido Canyon and Falls.

“This is an extremely unique opportunity to construct an ocean-view home in an extraordinary locale,” says Sandro Dazzan of The Agency, who is co-listing the property with Mauricio Umansky and Sacha Radford, also of The Agency, for $3.3 million. “It has all of the makings of a magnificent masterpiece, complete with every amenity imaginable.”

 

Situated at 5849 Murphy Way—atop a hill, just minutes from town and the sand—the compound’s plans call for a three-level main house boasting vaulted wood ceilings, a media room, wine cellar and atriums that illuminate the lower levels with natural light.

The pool house will feature a kitchenette, gym and spa-like bath with steam room, while the guest house will have one bedroom, one bath, a kitchen and living room. Also on tap is a wealth of outdoor entertaining spaces, along with courtyards, a dramatic infinity pool, and a three-car garage and private drive.

“Not only is this a great investment,” says Dazzan, “but it also is a chance to build a one-of-a-kind residence offering an incredible lifestyle.” Sold!

 

PRESENTED BY
SANDRO DAZZAN, MAURICIO UMANSKY & SACHA RADFORD
OF THE AGENCY
LIST PRICE $3.3 MILLION

PHOTOGRAPHS: COURTESY OF SIMON BERLYN PHOTOGRAPHY

Neil Diamond Drummer Tris Imboden Selling Beach Retreat in Malibu

Legendary Chicago and Neil Diamond drummer Tris Imboden and his wife Mary are selling their hacienda-style beach retreat in Malibu for $3.495 million.

225 Paradise Cove Road

Paradise Cove Bluff   |  3 bedrooms  |  1,650 sq. ft.  |  $3.495 million

“Ocean-view homes at Paradise Cove Bluff don’t come to market often, so this is a rare opportunity to own in an extremely coveted part of Southern California,” says Ren Smith, director of the Estates Division at Pacific Union International, who is co-listing the three-bedroom house with Kirk Murray and David Carter of Pritchett-Rapf & Assoc.

More than 1,600 square feet of upgraded environs feature custom tile and wood work and French doors that open onto a large stone view deck, while an outdoor sanctuary boasts a spa tub, and lime, guava, orange and persimmon trees.

Photographs: Courtesy of Pacific Union International

Industrial-Chic Meets Striking Ed Niles-Design in Malibu

This is not your typical beach house. Although the home can be found in the seaside enclave of Malibu and does indeed offer sweeping ocean views from every room, that’s where any resemblance to a “beach house” ends.

Instead, this visionary structure designed and built by contemporary architect Ed Niles in 1999 looks as if it was plopped atop a canyon from the next millennium, dazzling with its sheer size, geometric shapes, and eye-catching glass and steel façade.

“This home was completed 15 years ago, but it feels like it is from the future or outer space and is one of the most architecturally timeless designed homes I have ever seen,” says Sandro Dazzan of The Agency, who is listing the property for $5.795 million. The most interesting aspect, according to Sandro Dazzan? The way the home is made up of five separate structures that are linked together, but inside flows seamlessly all on one level.

Found at 21757 Castlewood Drive—accessible via a private gate at Rambla Pacifico and Pacific Coast Highway—the three-bedroom estate was updated in 2004. Expect almost 3,000 square feet of open living space rife with refined touches throughout, including limestone flooring, custom Ed Niles-designed cabinetry and furniture, an elevator, and an exquisite stainless-steel Bulthaup kitchen.

Yet other standout features include a sumptuous master suite featuring ocean views, a two-story skylight, fireplace, spacious walk-in closet, luxurious bath and an office, plus an additional junior suite in the main house and a detached third bedroom with its own entrance. Outdoors, the 41,145-square-foot grounds are highlighted by numerous seating areas, a private swimmer’s pool and spa, and fully equipped kitchen. A gated motor court and two-car garage round out the home’s unique appeal.

Presented by

SANDRO DAZZAN
OF THE AGENCY
LIST PRICE $5.795 MILLION

Photographs: courtesy of The Agency

Real Estate Market Influencer: Sandro Dazzan

Sandro Dazzan Made in Malibu

There are about 30 listings on Sandro Dazzan’s docket. All are in Malibu and range from an $85 million mansion on Malibu Crest Drive—known as the “New Castle”—to a $5.8 million Modernist stunner by architect Ed Niles.

Dazzan has an equal number of leases too, for the person who wants to lounge at the Malibu Colony for $100,000 per month, or stretch poolside at a villa overlooking La Costa Beach for about $30,000 per month. Ask him how he does it, and the answer is as easygoing as the man himself. “It just kind of falls into place,” he says with a laugh before turning serious. “It’s about having a good team, and being responsive and always being available.”

“When you sell a $50 million dollar piece of dirt, once you look back at it, you realize, ‘yeah, it was a pretty huge accomplishment.”


RECORD

Sandro set a Malibu sales record in in 2011 for the highest residential sale, and again in 2017 for the highest land sale in Malibu history

SALES TAB

Has closed more than $750 million in home sales

LISTED

Included among Forbes’ “30 Under 30” Real Estate list in 2011


The last two are natural to the Malibu native, who was raised in real estate (his mother is super agent Irene Dazzan-Palmer) and chose the profession after leaving UCLA, economics degree in hand, and understanding that the world of finance might not be his cup of tea. “I realized if I went down the banking path, being in a cubicle 10 or 12 hours a day wasn’t really a good fit for me, ” says Dazzan, an outdoorsman who counts surfing and hiking among his favorite pastimes.

Real estate turned out to be a sage career move. Dazzan’s track record includes last year’s record-breaking sale of 24 ocean-bluff Malibu acres to developer Scott Gillen—a sale that felt like business as usual while it was happening. “When you sell a $50 million dollar piece of dirt,” he says, “Once you look back at it, you realize, ‘Yeah, it was a pretty huge accomplishment.’”

Despite having plenty of options, Dazzan chooses to live and work in Malibu, a place he refers to as “a passion of mine.” It’s also a place that has changed mightily in the past five years or so. Among the changes are increased amenities catering to and beckoning newcomers from all over the world, like the forthcoming Whole Foods and recently opened Soho House. “I travel all over the world,” says Dazzan. “You mention Malibu and it’s a global brand. Everybody knows it. That’s pretty exciting coming from the little sleepy beach town that I grew up in.”

“The Lake House” at 3350 Serra Road in Malibu

It’s a town where Dazzan grew up playing Little League at Malibu Bluffs Park overlooking the ocean, and where he’s now raising his own family. It’s also an area he knows like the back of his hand. “Malibu is a very technical market,” he points out. “About 27 miles of coastline, and every half mile is completely different than the next.” There’s coastline, canyons and bluffs, and a slew of different neighborhoods. “You need somebody who understands every single nook and cranny,” says Dazzan, who knows how wind and sand will move on a specific property, or the position of the sunlight throughout the year.

“I’m very grateful for what I have, and where I live,” says Dazzan, whose appreciation for the place has been reinforced by his global travels, particularly to locations much less Malibu-like. Working with younger agents at The Agency—a collaborative firm that Dazzan describes as “a refreshing environment”—who are hungry and have a similar yen for Malibu is one of the ways he looks to shape its future. “I want to help them grow so they can continue this legacy of our special little beach town.”

Sandro Dazzan  |  The Agency

22601 Pacific Coast Hwy #103,  Malibu, CA 90265

424.249.7040   |  theagencyre.com

The Case Oceanview Residences is Taking Shape in Malibu

Last year, designer and builder Scott Gillen purchased one of the last remaining undeveloped parcels in Malibu for $50 million in what has been recorded as the largest land deal in the city’s history.

Now he’s in the midst of creating his latest project on the site: The Case, consisting of a guard-gated community featuring five single-story, Mid-century modern residences situated atop a bluff offering panoramic coastal and mountain vistas.

“When the project was listed for sale, I walked the site and the concept just came to me, and I knew that I was going to buy it. The views from the property are extraordinary, and the project was approved for one-story homes, which I love.”

Designer and builder Scott Gillen’s latest project is The Case, featuring five Mid-century modern homes atop a bluff in the guard-gated Malibu Colony community that are slated for completion in mid-2020.

“I followed the project for many years as it wound its way through a very long entitlement process,” says Gillen, president of UNVARNISHED, who has designed and built 23 houses to date and is for the first time collaborating with an architect, Richard Landry, on the development.

“When the project was listed for sale, I walked the site and the concept just came to me, and I knew that I was going to buy it. The views from the property are extraordinary, and the project was approved for one-story homes, which I love.”

Set on 24 acres at 24108 Pacific Coast Highway in the heart of Malibu—just minutes from the Cross Creek, Malibu Village, Malibu Creek Plaza and Malibu Colony Plaza shopping centers, as well as Nobu Malibu and Little Beach House restaurants—the community is set for completion in mid-2020.

Prices start at $40 million for the estates, which will range from 10,000 square feet to 12,000 square feet and feature lots as large as 5.5 acres. Expect residences reminiscent of the Case Study Houses built primarily in Southern California in the 1950s and ’60s by architects such as Richard Neutra, A. Quincy Jones and Charles and Ray Eames (hence, “The Case”), but with updated touches such as zinc roofs and large open spaces ideal for family living.

“I have lived in Malibu for the past 30 years, and this was truly the last premier undeveloped site in the heart of the city,” says Gillen. “As for the location, it’s an unsurpassed opportunity to create what I like to call an architectural mountain.”

The Case

24108 pacific coast highway
424.346.2616 | scottgillen.com

Photographs: courtesy of UNVARNISHED

A rare home in the exclusive, history-rich Malibu Colony

Ocean Raves—A rare home in the exclusive, history-rich Malibu Colony offers the perfect platform for rest and relaxation

The Malibu Colony began its ascension as an invite-only getaway for silent film stars in the Roaring Twenties, and the terms associated with that ebullient era—vivacious, fun, carefree—also describe life in the enclave today. The neighborhood is the ideal location from which to enjoy the best of Southern California’s beach life.

First, there is the Malibu Colony itself. Its setting is exquisite, with the Pacific lapping at its western border and coastline views stretching south to Santa Monica and the Queen’s Necklace and north to the bluffs of Point Dume. Next is security: The 24-hour guard-gated entry and privacy are draws for the many celebrities with homes in this exclusive community, including Tom Hanks, Rob Reiner, John McEnroe and Edward Norton. Of the 100 homes here—only half of which border the beach—this star-studded mile is much sought-after. It is in convenient proximity to Santa Monica (its first-class shopping and award-winning restaurants are a short drive away), and walkable too.

In fact, positioned just off Webb Way, the Colony is a neighborhood where walking and biking are the preferred modes of transport. Pick up last-minute groceries at the Malibu Colony Plaza shopping center, stroll to the nail salon or bike over to the Sunday farmers’ market. With a Starbucks, a CVS, even a UPS store nearby, there’s freedom in knowing that one can leave the car at home for days on end. Kids, too, will appreciate the unprecedented sense of independence that living here affords. The area also is rife with reasons to host friends and family, those who might well find themselves on a first-name basis with the folks at Becker’s, which rents surfboards, or Rip Curl, both great for guests without gear.

Recently completed, this former beach shack, reimagined by architect Doug Burdge and built by Babineau Construction, has been transformed into the ideal platform for events of all kinds. The home’s contemporary coastal farmhouse design, set atop an entirely new and sturdy foundation, successfully straddles the delicate line between casual and elegant. Wide brushed plank oak floors weathered a soft gray, and vaulted ceilings inset with vintage barn wood beams bring forth an inviting calm throughout the home. Three bedrooms—two junior Jack and Jill rooms, which share a common bathroom, and an oceanfront master suite, whose ceiling mirrors that of the one located downstairs, with a generous walk-in closet—make up the upstairs.

 

The master suite’s view parallels the breathtaking scenery found on the main level, only amplified. A gas fireplace and a balcony that spans the full length of the room ensures that one will enjoy it day or night. It’s tempting to leave the shades up and let nature seduce with its rhythms, lulling one into sweet dreams with the gentle twinkling of stars and the lapping of the water, before sunrise brings a new day of promise and possibility.

 

As inviting as these spaces are, their cozy charm pales in comparison to the drama of the beguiling first floor. Stretching from the open plan kitchen and living room across the sprawling IPE wood deck, it unfolds a picture-postcard view of the ocean from the moment one steps through the front door. But this home doesn’t just look good; it’s designed to perform. Here’s a home that caters to all the details of laid-back beach life: the kitchen’s two dishwashers accommodate a party’s worth of plates and cutlery; there are refrigerator drawers and double wine fridges, and a sunken spa for unwinding after party guests have offered their good-byes.

 

The downstairs office can do double-duty as an additional guest room, expanding on the separate guest house that lies just across the courtyard and above the two-car garage (with its own full kitchen, living room and one-bedroom suite with a balcony). And, there’s the home’s “tea room.” One of the last remaining structures of its kind in the Colony, it is a shaded spot from which to greet the day and enjoy the views while sipping morning tea. Parents and children alike will vie to commandeer this spot to read, mediate or play. With the doors open, it offers a temporary respite from the sun.

Dozing in the warmth of the afternoon, envisioning lazy weekends punctuated by long lunches; the sun-burnished skin and sea-tousled hair of children being marshaled to get ice cream, and friends dropping by for a drink and staying for long dinners that stretch late into the night…what luck—the life that others only dream of, the owner of this home will experience as reality, every impossibly wonderful day.

Written by Abigail Stone  |  Photography by Paul Jonason

Presented by 

Sandro Dazzan, The Agency
Irene Sazzan-Palmer | Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

424.249.7040  |  theagencyre.com/agent/sandro-dazzan

List price $21,000,000

record home sale in Malibu

Record $110,000,000 Home Sale in Malibu

Malibu’s famous Billionaire’s Beach set a new home sale record with a $110 Million deal – currently the most expensive home sale ever in Los Angeles County.  Owned by hotel magnet Peter Morton, the sale surpassed the previous county record of $100 million, which occurred twice in the Holmby Hills area in 2016, (the Playboy Mansion was one of them.)  Morton purchased two properties in separate transactions years earlier and hired architect Richard Meier to design the new home.

The property is located on a half-acre on Pacific Coast Highway and comprised two structures with over 100 feet of ocean frontage. The compound features a main house and guest house, which combine to offer seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms and approximately 8000 square feet of living space.  Brandon & Rayni Williams, Hilton & Hyland, represented Morton in the sale.

Los Angeles home prices are reaching all-time highs, and the number of $1 million dollar homes has quadrupled since 2002.

However, the rising home prices aren’t scaring off buyers. Even celebrities are buying up new properties, like Ben Affleck’s $20M bachelor pad.

They’re expected to continue to climb as the strong job market and tight inventory continue to drive the prices to new highs. 

Just the other day, Southland’s 6 Counties—Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, and Ventura—just hit all-time high median home prices. 

Here’s a list of homes that have sold over $20 million in Malibu since 2007:

MALIBU – 10-Year CLOSED SALES | $20M+ | Single-Family Residence

Address
Bed
Bath
Sq. Ft.
List Price
Close Price
Sales Discount
$ / Sq. Ft.
DOM
Close Date
11846 Ellice Street, Malibu 90265 7 11 9636 $22,900,000 $20,000,000 0.87336 $2,075.55 228 7/11/2017
33360 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu 90265 4 4 4636 $22,500,000 $20,000,000 0.88889 $4,314.06 188 9/22/2017
23916 Malibu Road, Malibu 90265 3 4 3640 $14,995,000 $20,000,000 1.33378 $5,494.51 51 8/6/2014
7377 Birdview Ave, Malibu 90265 7 6 10180 $27,000,000 $21,000,000 0.77778 $2,062.87 416 4/9/2012
27960 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu 90265 4 4 6445 $24,950,000 $21,000,000 0.84168 $3,258.34 115 9/18/2015
23808 Malibu Road, Malibu 90265 6 6 5000 $23,950,000 $21,475,000 0.89666 $4,295.00 161 9/29/2010
22144 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu 90265 3 4 n/a $25,000,000 $21,975,000 0.879 n/a n/a 4/28/2008
30460 Morning View, Malibu 90265 5 12 10270 $24,950,000 $23,000,000 0.92184 $2,239.53 57 9/3/2014
29208 Cliffside Drive, Malibu 90265 7 8 7674 $25,750,000 $23,000,000 0.8932 $2,997.13 332 9/14/2017
24860 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu 90265 7 9 10000 $26,995,000 $24,000,000 0.88905 $2,400.00 158 12/8/2017
31250 Broad Beach Road, Malibu 90265 6 10 11413 $29,995,000 $24,150,950 0.80517 $2,116.09 209 3/13/2017
21808 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu 90265 6 9 9508 $29,995,000 $25,000,000 0.83347 $2,629.36 430 10/3/2014
7061 Birdview Avenue, Malibu 90265 6 9 9130 $28,995,000 $27,250,000 0.93982 $2,984.67 116 9/13/2016
23324 Malibu Colony Road, Malibu 90265 5 6 6913 $29,950,000 $27,250,000 0.90985 $3,941.85 0 10/3/2006
22426 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu 90265 4 5 n/a $33,500,000 $27,250,272 0.81344 n/a 0 8/3/2007
29150 Cliffside Drive, Malibu 90265 7 9 14426 $34,500,000 $33,500,000 0.97101 $2,322.20 162 8/25/2014
28060 Sea Lane Drive, Malibu 90265 7 9 11313 $45,000,000 $36,500,000 0.81111 $3,226.38 845 12/28/2012
22314 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu 90265 9 13 10317 $40,000,000 $36,943,890 0.9236 $3,580.88 124 9/24/2012
22506 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu 90265 7 8 n/a $52,000,000 $38,000,000 0.73077 n/a 150 3/23/2018

 

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Malibu Claims Most Expensive One-Bedroom Real Estate

According to the Malibu Times, a study done by real estate blog PropertyShark found that Malibu had the most expensive real estate in the one-bedroom category, with a median price of $1,719 per sq. ft. In comparison, Santa Monica has a median price of $878 while Beverly Hills has a median price of $592 in the same category.

In the past five years, the study found that home prices have increased at an “average annual rate of 11 percent,” leaving real estate 66 percent more expensive than five years prior.

The median price for a one-bedroom house in Los Angeles County comes to $501 per sq. ft.

Overall (among all categories, from studios to estates), Malibu takes the No. 2 spot for median price per sq. ft. at $933, just below Manhattan Beach’s $943.

Modern Luxe Design

A sleek, museum-quality home by Michael Torrey of Avalon Construction Corp mixes the best of Malibu living with a quiet, off-the-beaten track neighborhood and astonishingly untarnished views of the Santa Monica Mountains

The idyllic beach community of Malibu offers all the benefits of small-town living within a short driving distance of the big city. It’s the kind of place where children skateboard and ride bikes along quiet winding roads, neighbors greet one another with genuine warmth, families gather in the handful of long-time restaurants whose staff know them by name, and legendary waves make fast friends of surfers who congregate on beaches at dawn to catch a few rides before work. Living here is like coming home to a vacation retreat every night. This is the feeling at the heart of 5664 Calpine Drive.

The home at this address heeds the mantra of real estate agents everywhere—location, location, location. Situated on a quiet enclave, up a peaceful road just east of Point Dume, the home looks out over the serene beauty of the Santa Monica Mountains and cerulean ocean views. Combining the best of both worlds, the neighborhood is within easy reach of Malibu’s markets and shops, but out of reach of crowds and busy roads. Although the house is located across the Pacific Coast Highway, avid boarders will quickly discover one of this area’s well-kept secrets: a tunnel under PCH that means the beach is only a short golf cart ride away. Equestrians will be delighted to realize that the entry to the state parkland is just at the end of the street. No wonder Malibu’s famed Equestrian Park is located nearby. The numerous trails that crisscross through those verdant hills—over 500 miles worth—beckon riders, runners, joggers and hikers alike. It’s not uncommon to find yourself sharing the road with a group of horses calmly clip-clopping along. The traffic and noise of Los Angeles seems very far away.

“With its graceful proportions and balanced beauty, the home beckons to you even before you step inside its tall Corten steel door,” says real estate agent Gary Gold of Hilton & Hyland. “From the front door, the home flows seamlessly into a breathtaking open living room framed by two 86’ long exposed steel beams.” Combining the formal living room, dining room and kitchen in one, the long space is truly spectacular, rivaled only by the unbroken vista of the mountains that unfold before you. Wide plank light oak wood floors run through this room and into the bedroom wing and towards the family room, underlining the home’s graceful long lines. A semi-circular bar floating above the kitchen’s expansive island coaxes visitors to sit and stay awhile; it’s a convivial spot for drinking and mingling. No worries about storage space here. There’s plenty, gracefully tucked behind custom wood cabinetry along the perimeter of the kitchen and on both sides of the long island.

But it’s true that the home’s well-balanced layout and exquisite details—including a finished basement level room that would be ideal for a game or screening room—pale in comparison to the view. Floor-to-ceiling windows that stretch across the entire back of the home ensure that it’s always in sight. Open completely at one corner, a floating bank of Fleetwood doors weave together the interior of the home and the expansive deck. And there, shimmering at the edge, a 60-foot-long infinity pool merges the ocean, mountains and outdoors into one enthralling whole. “That’s a state park and it will never change,” confirms the home’s designer and builder Michael Torrey of Avalon Construction Corp.

Of course, given the central great room’s expansive size with clerestory windows for natural light, it’s the ideal setting for a large party (the home, which has hosted a number of charitable events, easily holds a few hundred people). Yet, unlike many modern homes, it doesn’t feel cavernous. Lighting is one reason. Art lights throughout the home highlight a beautiful collection of art that infuses the interior with a 

warm glow at night that’s bolstered by the crackling dance of the light emanating from many gas fireplaces (not only beautiful, they also emit enough heat to warm damp Malibu nights). During the day, indirect sunlight settles over the entire space.

Three bedrooms make up one side of the home for private sleeping quarters. At its opposite end is a bedroom ideal for guests or teenagers—tucked between a spacious corner office with a full bath and the family room that is surrounded by floor-to-ceiling glass walls and door. Both the guest room and office are situated apart from the living room with a private entrance.

Of course, each bedroom has its own en-suite bathroom. Sumptuous closets, faced in rich polished wood, not only confer plenty of storage space, they’ve been thoughtfully designed to hold unseasonal items, like skiing gear and sports equipment, that rarely find a satisfactory place in most homes. One bedroom also includes a built-in desk and a window seat.

The master bedroom suite is also situated to enjoy the stunning view, even from the bathroom’s grand soaking tub, which also boasts an indoor and an outdoor shower. A walk-in closet, equal in size to any of the bedrooms in the home, easily allows two people to dance to the frantic pace of weekday mornings without bumping into each other.

But to live in Malibu is to live without frantic days and hectic nights. Here, you’ll quickly learn, the pace is leisurely. Life experienced against the backdrop of this home is a series of breathtaking moments to be savored: dawn drives to the beach to catch some waves, frothy lattes enjoyed on the deck, long unhurried lunches, lazy afternoons by the pool, evening cocktails that turn into late-night dinners with friends and family. For some people, that’s the definition of vacation. Living here, it’s the easy cadence of everyday life. Says co-listing agent Rodrigo Iglesias, “This home is the perfect balance between comfortable, easy living and bold, modern architecture.”

PRESENTED BY

RODRIGO IGLESIAS | 310.699.3435

& GARY GOLD | 310.858.5411

OF HILTON & HYLAND

LIST PRICE $6,500,000

 

 

Johnny Carson’s former estate hits the market in Malibu

Fashion tycoon and film producer Sidney Kimmel and his wife, Caroline, have listed the former Johnny Carson estate in Malibu for sale at $81.5 million.

The longtime “Tonight Show” host, who died in 2005 at 79, bought the Point Dume estate in 1984 for about $9.5 million, The Times previously reported, and owned the property for more than two decades. The Kimmels acquired the home and two adjacent parcels from Carson’s widow, Alexis, in 2007 for about $46 million.

The estate, on a bluff of slightly more than 4 acres, centers on a modern showplace designed and built in 1978 by Malibu architect Ed Niles. Its 7,083 square feet include a living room with a copper-and-glass sunken fireplace, an updated kitchen, a media room and a wine cellar. A 30-foot-high glass ceiling filters natural light in the indoor arboretum.

Chris Cortazzo of Coldwell Banker and Linda May of Hilton & Hyland hold the listing.

 

Beach Dream

Designed by Saffron Case Homes, this stunning remodeled property in Malibu now is on the market for $6.5 million

Written by Wendy Bowman

Meticulously rebuilt and decorated by luxury designer Saffron Case of Saffron Case Homes, this Malibu residence has been converted into a private oasis by the beach, complete with light and airy environs boasting soaring vaulted ceilings, hardwood flooring, designer lighting, floor-to-ceiling windows and massive sliding glass doors throughout. Pair this with a secluded backyard boasting ample decks for entertaining, an inviting pool and spa, a fire pit and indoor-outdoor shower, along with a prime locale near all the area has to offer, and it’s the ideal SoCal getaway.

“The home is located in Serra Retreat, a prestigious guard-gated community, where a home recently sold for $85 million,” says Mike Cunningham of Pinnacle Malibu Estates International, who is listing the property for $6.5 million. “Serra Retreat is centrally located in Malibu, only a short distance to the Malibu Country Mart, world-famous Surfrider Beach, and top restaurants such as Nobu and Little Beach House. This location also offers a shorter commute to Santa Monica, as it is close to town.”

Situated at 3751 Serra Road, the four-bedroom, 3,700-square-foot abode now features Case’s signature clean lines and calm palette complemented by a wealth of indoor-outdoor living spaces. Among the highlights: a media room; family room with wood-burning fireplace and built-in log storage; an office; and a stunning kitchen sporting Sub-Zero and Gaggenau appliances, a sizeable island perfect for preparing meals and dining, and a separate breakfast nook flanked by an abundance of built-in storage.

“It’s all about location, location, location,” says Cunningham. “Not to mention the impeccable design and remodeling. This home offers the very best in Southern California-Malibu lifestyle living.”

PRESENTED BY

MIKE CUNNINGHAM, PINNACLE MALIBU ESTATES INTERNATIONAL

LIST PRICE $6.5 MILLION

Luxe Acquisition

Douglas Elliman Real Estate continues to serve ultra-prime luxury markets with its recent opening of a new Malibu location

Written by Alisha Henson | Photography Courtesy of Steve Magner

As part of the brand’s expansion in the Western Region, the leading luxury real estate brokerage represents one of 21 locations in California and will help to better accommodate Elliman’s top roster of agents to service home buyers and sellers within the Malibu area. “As the coastal jewel of Los Angeles, Malibu attracts a sophisticated, high-end clientele and we are excited to join the Malibu community,” says Stephen Kotler, CEO of the Western Region for Douglas Elliman. “With offices now in Brentwood, Pacific Palisades Manhattan Beach, Santa Barbara, and Carmel the opening of a Malibu office is in sync with Elliman’s commitment to being the leading real estate brokerage on the West Coast,” continues Kotler.

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