One of Malibu’s Most Opulent Estates Is Up for Sale

  • La Villa Contenta
  • La Villa Contenta
  • La Villa Contenta
  • La Villa Contenta
  • La Villa Contenta
  • La Villa Contenta
  • La Villa Contenta
  • La Villa Contenta
  • La Villa Contenta
  • La Villa Contenta
  • La Villa Contenta

Set on 6.3 oceanfront acres in Malibu, Calif., the 16,107-square-foot estate La Villa Contenta is lavish even by local standards. Built in 2002, the stately family home of developer Richard Weintraub has a timeless presence—from its Kentia-palm forest and landscaped gardens to the antique-marble pietra dura mosaic in the entryway.

Although quite regal—with significant architectural details in every room—the four-bedroom, 12,000-square-foot main house still feels like a home. Rare antiques furnish the double living room paneled in pale maple. The dining room comfortably seats 24 beneath twin chandeliers and a French limestone ceiling. An elevator ride to the lower level reveals a billiard room, a climate-controlled wine cellar for several thousand bottles, a screening room, and a gym.

Among its several outbuildings, which include a six-bedroom guesthouse and staff quarters, the pool house is the estate’s claim to fame, having posed as the New Orleans mansion of Queen Sophie-Anne in the HBO series True Blood. Approximately 1 million seashells adorn the doorways, chandeliers, and sculptures under its 20-foot glass ceilings. Swimmers change in rooms paneled in onyx before jumping into the Murano-glass-tiled lap pool. Just outside the building, a second swimming pool showcases Pacific Ocean views.

Finding a buyer for someplace this extraordinary has proved difficult, as the home has been on and off the market for several years at various price points. Today’s going rate: $60 million. (Inquiries: Chris Cortazzo, 310.589.2472, chriscortazzo.com)

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