With the ocean just off its backyard and its stone steps leading down to the water, 24142 Malibu Road in Malibu, Calif., is well suited for surfers, swimmers, and beach dwellers. The home, designed by California Modernism architectural pioneer Edward Fickett, is coming to the market for the very first time for a cool $8 million. Built in 1973, the three-bedroom, three-bathroom home features sweeping high ceilings, an open floor plan, and an abundance of natural lighting.
The 3,946-square-foot home’s backyard provides spacious areas for private parties, and a deck equipped with a built-in barbecue and a covered patio—all overlooking the coast. When tiredness sets in from water play, the multitude of outdoor patios and terraces provide respite to sunbathe, lounge, or read.
Each room is equally as memorable as the exterior spaces. The sunken living room showcases a fireplace and large windows with ample views of the ocean. The second-story master bedroom features a patio facing the ocean, a large bathroom, a separate makeup room, and easy access to the nearby sauna. The private art studio—which houses the original blueprints for the Fickett home—has plenty of space for budding artists, musicians, or writers to develop their craft. Located on the famous Old Malibu Road stretch, this cottage-style beach home offers understated charm and easy water access. (Inquiries: Madison Hildebrand, 310.818.5788; thepartnerstrust.com)