Malibu Moods: Which Dreamhouse Suits You?

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Malibu Real Estate Malibu, California: Located on a 21-mile stretch of shore 30 miles west of Los Angeles, it’s the coastal playground of movie stars, rock artists, writers, producers, and the elite of the entertainment and business worlds. Without question, Malibu real estate includes some of the most glamorous residential properties in the world.

Per current listings on, the average home on the Malibu real estate market is listed at around $4 million but can run to the high eight figures.  By way of example, we’re taking a look at two stunning contemporary Malibu properties, each with its own ambiance.  One is light and airy, with an almost nautical air, perched in the hills overlooking the shore. The other a powerbroker’s moody, sexy retreat, with a spectacular lake-like pool.  U.S. home building trends tend to start on the coasts so for a look at what the west has to offer in coastal splendor, keep reading. 

First, a stunning house with ocean views, 3217 Sumac Road:

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Overlooking the coast:
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The five-bedroom, six-bath, 4,500-square-foot house has both amazing city light and ocean views, plus active beach rights to La Costa Beach and Tennis Club. There’s a gated motor court and a detached three-car garage (that’s deep enough for a limo, natch).

The interior is sleek, light-filled, and modern, with an open floor plan oriented toward ocean views:
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Here’s the kitchen:

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And outdoor living space, with an infinity pool and decks jutting out like the bow of a boat:

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Doesn’t this remind you of  a deck on a ship?

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Imagine soaking in the pool, gazing at this vista:

Here’s another interior living area:

Window scenes provide the art in this bedroom, complete with deck access:

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And its bath:

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Each bedroom has its own ensuite bath and access to the deck.

The house at 3217 Sumac Ridge is offered for sale at $5.995 million off-market, represented by Irene Dazzan-Palmer and Sandro Dazzan of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.

And, now the second property: 3350 Serra Road is a four-bedroom, six-bath, 7,247-square-foot abode that screams “power broker.” It’s hard not to picture a big league film or music producer, or even a tech titan in this place. Dubbed “The Serra Lakehouse,” the house sits on a 1.7 acre lot in the exclusive gated community of Serra Retreat.  Built in 1966, it’s in the heart of Malibu and is designed for big scale entertaining:

Constructed with seamless soft concrete and scraped chocolate oak floors, it offers state-of-the-art Creston home automation. The main living area features a dramatic great room with Fleetwood pocket sliding doors that open onto a massive backyard:

Here’s a closer view of the wide-open traffic patterns so conducive to entertaining. The property accommodates parking for up to 70 vehicles on site:

The focal point of the setting is a 72-foot Beadcrete Black Sea pool with the look of a lake, surrounded by meticulous landscaping, an outdoor kitchen, sunken fire pit, and a tennis court.

Upstairs, a dark and sultry master bedroom overlooks the backyard scene:

Of course, such a venue requires dapper California casual clothing; here’s the master dressing area:

The master bath features an infrared sauna, steam shower and dramatic soaking tub:

Here’s the view overlooking that incredible backyard space:

As the day progresses, the reflection from the pool changes, mirroring the surrounding hills. They really need a heliport. Imagine how approaching this would look from the sky:

Power brokers must have serious office space:

Back to the living area, its ambiance changed as the sun has set: 

The space to the right is a specular kitchen:

Outdoors, the pool, splendidly lit, beckons:

The house at 3350 Serra Road is listed at $19.950 million epresented by Irene Dazzan-Palmer and Sandro Dazzan of Coldwell Banker. It’s an entertainer’s paradise, to be sure.