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007's Malibu home for lease

Pierce Brosnan and his wife, Keely Shaye Smith, have listed their 13,000-square-foot home at $250,000 a month.

June 13, 2012|By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
  • Actor Pierce Brosnan, shown in a 2010 file photograph, is trying to lease out his Malibu home this summer.
Actor Pierce Brosnan, shown in a 2010 file photograph, is trying to lease… (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles…)

Actor Pierce Brosnan and his wife, Keely Shaye Smith, are joining in one of coastal Malibu's summer rituals — putting their home up for lease. The pair has listed Orchid House at $250,000 a month.

Just in case the renters scuff up the newly built 13,000-square-foot place, a $750,000 security deposit is required. Set on 120 feet of beachfront, the Thai and Balinese-influenced contemporary features high ceilings, walls of glass, a screening room with a bar, a music room, a library, a wine cellar, a Japanese-style soaking tub, a sauna, a steam room, a cold plunge tub and a gym. There are three master suites for a total of four bedrooms and 12 bathrooms.

The tropically landscaped acre includes a guesthouse, a swimming pool and a pool cabana.

Although the price Brosnan and Smith are asking is at the top of the market, the Multiple Listing Service shows that a place in gated Malibu Colony was leased for $300,000 a month at the beginning of June. That 4,687-square-foot house has six bedrooms, six bathrooms and a three-car garage.

Since Brosnan, 59, played James Bond in 007 movies including "Die Another Day" (2002), "The World Is Not Enough" (1999) and "GoldenEye" (1995), he has starred in "I Don't Know How She Does It" (2011) and "The Ghost Writer" (2010). He is in France filming "Love Punch," to be released next year.

Smith, 48, was an "Unsolved Mysteries" correspondent from 1994 to 1997.

Brosnan bought the property in 2000 for about $7 million, according to Times archives.

Bob Rubenstein of Coldwell Banker's Malibu West office is the leasing agent for Brosnan and Smith.

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