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Room for family or company

May 04, 2003|Ruth Ryon | Times Staff Writer

La Coquille Blanche, the Shell House, is a couple's private home on Carbon Beach in Malibu, but it could be used as a corporate retreat or a residence for an extended family. It's certainly a place to entertain a number of overnight guests.

The oceanfront estate has a main house plus six self-contained guest houses with spas, fireplaces and kitchens, and a separate studio with a kitchen. The home also has a detached, fully equipped boardroom.

About this house: The mid-century Mediterranean estate has been extensively remodeled over the years.

Asking price: $17 million

Size: The home has 10 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms and 10 kitchens in 10,000 square feet. The lot is 67 by 175 square feet.

Features: The home has a gated, checkerboard courtyard that can accommodate six cars, and there is a five-car garage. The master suite occupies nearly the entire second level of the main house, and it has a sunken wet bar, marble fireplace, vaulted ceiling, skylight and French doors leading to an outdoor spa on an expansive, wrap-around deck.

Where: Carbon Beach, Malibu

Listing agent: Kathryn (Katie) Bentzen, (310) 456-8839, and Jack Pritchett, (310) 456-5621. Both are with Pritchett-Rapf & Associates, Malibu.

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