A True Carson Classic
Back in the mid-1980s, late night television legend Johnny Carson bought a four-acre, cliff-top home above the celebrity-studded Point Dume community in Malibu overlooking the Pacific Ocean where he lived with third wife, Alexis, until his death in 2005. The current owners have restored the home and have now placed the spectacular property on the market for a whopping $81.5 million.
Nestled within its four acres of lush gardens, the two-bedroom, 7,083-square-foot main house designed by architect Ed Niles is a study in wood beams, glass and indoor landscaping that blurs the line between indoors and out. Thirty-foot high glass ceilings and indoor arboretum are accented with a copper and glass fireplace and open entertaining spaces including an Asian-style lounge.
The many dining options are formality indoors or more casual on the terrace overlooking the ocean or a separate casual dining room, all served by the chef’s kitchen. The master suite is on the upper level with his-and-her baths with onyx fixtures and separate wardrobes, an office and ocean terrace. Also included are a wine and tasting room, media room, sun deck with pool and waterfall. On the grounds are championship tennis courts with a pavilion that has two bedrooms, kitchen, gym and locker room, a waterfall and koi pond, and another separate guest house. As you’d expect, the home also has private keyed beach access.
Co-listing agents are Linda May of Hilton & Hyland, Beverly Hills and Chris Cortazzo of Coldwell Banker Global Luxury, Malibu.
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