Summer season is virtually right here, and a few Malibu owners are hoping present coronavirus woes gained’t be sufficient to dissuade consumers from investing in sunny oceanfront actual property. Prolific however legally embattled Hollywood director Bryan Singer (“X-Males,” “Bohemian Rhapsody”) is a type of, having simply positioned a $16.5 million pricetag on his blufftop Level Dume trip residence.
Singer bought the property almost a decade in the past, in December 2010, for a comparatively modest $8.5 million. Within the years since, the home has often been leased out to high-profile individuals, most famously in 2016 — when Angelina Jolie famously bunked up there together with her six youngsters, within the rapid aftermath of her cut up from Brad Pitt.
The vaguely feudal Japanese-inspired property is gated and camera-secured, and sits on among the best streets within the coveted Level Dume neighborhood. Mature, evergreen pine timber protect the low-slung residence from public view. Initially in-built 1958, the property has 4 beds and 5 baths in about 4,400 sq. ft, plus there’s a one-bedroom guesthouse.
Stylish, impartial interiors present a peaceable vibe, permitting the panoramic ocean views to take visible dominance. Open-concept residing areas move properly — the residing and eating rooms share a chunky, double-sided hearth. A sun-drenched kitchen sports activities a big skylight and all the standard high-end home equipment, and there’s additionally a screening room, fitness center, and so-called “artist loft” in the principle home, per the itemizing.
The one-acre property’s tropically-landscaped gardens embrace tall shoots of bamboo, dozens of unique palms and tree-shaded stone terraces with ample house for alfresco eating or entertaining. A lagoon-style pool sits behind the home, subsequent to a small in-ground spa, whereas a separate terrace on the alternative aspect of the property has full-throttle ocean views that stretch from Zuma seaside all the best way up the Malibu shoreline, into Ventura County.
For the house’s purchaser, a few of their nearest new Malibu neighbors will embrace Owen Wilson, Bob Dylan, the $30 million mansion of “Expensive White Folks” producer Julia Lebedev and Anthony Hopkins, whose longtime Level Dume residence is also for sale.
As for Singer, his longtime major residence base is within the hills simply above L.A.’s iconic Sundown Strip and West Hollywood, the place he owns three separate homes on a very prime avenue.