Steps away from the high waves just perfect for one’s surf mood lies a gorgeous Malibu house designed by the late surf-legend-and-architect Matt Kivlin. Situated on the bluffs above Paradise Cove in the exclusive gated enclave of Sea Lane, this ocean view property is up for sale at $12.995 million.
Kivlin was not your average beach bum, but a serious surfer turned architect. He was known as California’s best wave rider until the 1940s and 50s, after which he went on to design and build over 200 homes, out of which 80 were located in Malibu. In 1940, after finding the long Koa wood surfboards in Hawaii hard to handle, he designed the board from lightweight Balsa wood, known as the Malibu Board. The original boards, which were still used in Hawaii long after statehood, historically were sized at 16 feet for Hawaiian royalty and 12 feet for commoners while Matt’s were only about 9-feet long.
With direct access to Pacific Ocean waves and one of California’s best sandy beaches in front of the yard, Kivlin’s home is a perfect amalgamation of his love for surfing and profession of architecture. This beautifully composed house would charm any surfing enthusiast. Spread across 3/4 of an acre, along with a compound extensively added by the current owners, this house features a sunny four-bedroom main house and a newly constructed contemporary, fully outfitted guest house with a gourmet kitchen and a separate creative media production space, both connected by a large wrap-around deck. The main house is complemented with the lushly designed ground that contains lawn, pond, fountain, fire pit, fruit trees, and a vegetable garden. The bright residence also includes a ceramics shed, private outdoor bathtub, multiple decks, saltwater pool and spa, outdoor gym with sauna, ice bath, a full outdoor kitchen and plenty of parking spaces for guests.
What adds to the grandeur of this space is the love for the Malibu area by the film industry since forever. Ever since the industry’s inception, celebrities flock to this part of California. Paradise Beach, and the Paradise Beach Cafe have been used as the backdrop in many Hollywood movies including Indecent Proposal, X-Men, American Pie 2, The Bold and the Beautiful, Planet of the Apes, Monster-In-Law and many more. One can always indulge in the good food and exotic drinks offered at the popular Paradise Beach Cafe after a long day at the beach, before heading back home.
This property suits best for anyone who is fond of oceans, sea sports, films, and celebrities or wants to live a luxurious and peaceful life with all the amenities by the beach. Designed by one of the well-known surfers/architects, Matt Kivlin, the Malibu house is up for sale priced at $12.995 million, and is listed by Mark Gruskin of Westside Estate Agency in Malibu.
– SrivalliKasibhatta with inputs from Top Ten Real Estate Deals