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Barry Manilow sells his beachfront compound in Malibu for $5.45 million

The gated contemporary features five bedrooms, 41/2 bathrooms and 3,546 square feet of living space.

October 05, 2012|By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
  • Barry Manilow, known for a long parade of pop hits, performed with the LA Philharmonic in July at the Hollywood Bowl.
Barry Manilow, known for a long parade of pop hits, performed with the LA… (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles…)

Someone must have written the offer that made Barry Manilow sing. The crooner-pianist-producer has sold his beachfront compound in Malibu for $5.45 million.

Built in 1976, the gated contemporary sits on a promontory with a detached guesthouse. Features include a step-down two-story living room with walls of glass to take in the ocean view, vaulted ceilings, five bedrooms, 41/2 bathrooms and 3,546 square feet of living space.

Manilow, 69, is a prolific song and ad jingle writer. He won a pop vocal Grammy in 1978 for "Copacobana (at the Copa)." Among his hit recordings were "Mandy," "Could It Be Magic" and "I Write the Songs."

He paid $3.85 million for the property a decade ago, public records show.

Kate Novotny of Prudential Malibu Realty was the listing agent. Judy Van Schoyck of the same firm represented the buyer.

lauren.beale@latimes.com

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