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July 26, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
After a couple of years and price cuts, actors Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell have closed up their longtime Malibu beach house, selling it for $9.5 million. Entered through a gated courtyard, the Balinese-inspired house backs up to sand dunes and the ocean. The 4,200-square-foot house, built in 1978, was redesigned and renovated in 2005. There is a screening room, an office and a detached guesthouse. The master suite features floor-to-ceiling windows and a beachfront balcony for a total of four bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms.
June 3, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Known for the variety of the roles he plays, Leonardo DiCaprio now is trying his hand at Malibu beach house landlord. He has listed his oceanfront Cape Cod-inspired home for $75,000 a month for a long-term tenant or $150,000 a month for leases of less than six months. His Malibu Colony compound was recently remodeled and features a four-bedroom main house on the ocean side, a two-bedroom guest house and a detached loft with gym. There is a beach-front deck, a fire pit, gardens and lawn on the less-than-half-acre lot. DiCaprio, 37, whose blockbuster hits include "Titanic" (1997)
November 11, 2009 | By Lauren Beale
Actress Sandra Will Carradine has listed her beach house in Carpinteria's gated Rincon Point community for $4.29 million. The three-bedroom, two-bathroom cottage and one-bedroom, one-bathroom guest quarters sit on more than a quarter acre bordering the Rincon Creek estuary and the Pacific. The grounds include a Balinese-style temple, exotic gardens and a koi pond. Carradine spent years enhancing the property, which includes a 200-year-old cypress tree, redwoods, pines, palms, magnolia and olive trees and a rose garden.
June 24, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Actor-comedian Jim Carrey has listed his place in gated Malibu Colony at $13.95 million. The two-story contemporary beach house features an open plan living room, family room, dining room and kitchen that lead to an ocean-facing deck. There are fireplaces in the living room and master bedroom for a total of five bedrooms, 51/2 bathrooms and 2,866 square feet of living space. A spa sits on the rooftop deck. Carrey, 50, has starred in such films as the "Ace Ventura" movies, "The Truman Show" (1998)
May 18, 1986 | RUTH RYON, Times Staff Writer
Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks slept here as well as in their famous Pickfair in Beverly Hills: Here is a Santa Monica house, where a $500,000 interior design job was being finished last week. "It was their beach house, and they lived here in the summers," interior designer Bobi Leonard said of the Hollywood couple who entertained royalty and other distinguished guests while they were married from 1920 to 1936.
April 9, 1992 | GLORI FICKLING
The Beach House, perched above the sands of Laguna Beach, has come a long way since it was launched in the summer of 1968. This one-time vacation home of '30s actor/comedian Slim Summerville first attracted patrons mostly with its homey charm and sweeping panorama of the Pacific. But over the years it's the menu that has kept the diners coming.
From the road, the Ackerberg House in Malibu is just another blank wall, although a little more elegant than its neighbors. But from the beach, the house is an exuberant mass of big windows that open to the view of the ocean. Holding together this beach palace is a tight grid of rational organization executed by the master of elegant modernism, architect Richard Meier. Together with fellow New Yorker Charles Gwathmey, Meier invented the modern beach house.
Howie Mandel, now into his eighth month as host of a syndicated talk-variety show, and his wife, Terry, have listed their Malibu retreat of five years at just under $4 million. "They're selling because he works 14 hours a day, and he has been to the beach eight nights in two years," said listing agent Jay Rubenstein of Coldwell Banker's Malibu West office. When Mandel, 43, isn't doing his show, he is often on the road as a comic.
Pining for a beach house this summer? Liza Utter, proprietress of the Beach House on West Channel Road just above Pacific Coast Highway, has one you can borrow for the evening, if you don't mind a few other guests. Come for a drink in the large, inviting bar, or stay for dinner. This beach house comes with a resident cook. She's Josie LeBalch, former chef at Remi, and more recently, Saddle Peak Lodge.
October 14, 2007 | Barbara Thornburg, Barbara Thornburg is senior style editor of the magazine. She can be reached at
Sandra and Mel Peters once owned a vacation home in Little Whale Cove on the Oregon coast. Both loved the ocean and missed it long after they moved to Beverly Hills to raise their children. Years later, as empty nesters, they began to look for a second home on the California coast, "but there was nothing . . . to rent that was nice, and lots to buy were ridiculously high--$6, $7, $8 million," says Sandra, now a striking grandmother of six.
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