Barry Manilow in Malibu, Estate of the Day
The Real Estalker revealed yesterday that a Malibu beach house belonging to Barry Manilow has hit the market. The four-bedroom home is a blocky contemporary with a matching one-bedroom guest house on the oceanfront. The most impressive part of this home is the two-story living room with big glass windows to exploit the ocean view. The Real Estalker reports that the home has already had a price cut from $12.6 million to $10.9 million but Manilow paid $3.85 million in 2002 so there is likely room for further price cuts here and it may need them.
The Real Estalker's commenters have been involved in some sharp discussion about the location and whether or not this is the most desirable place to have beachfront property in Malibu. The home is certainly bulwarked with an impressive amount of concrete to keep the sea at bay and there is not a lot of strolling beach available below the home. The home and the guest house are separated by a flagstone courtyard.
One of the Real Estalker's commenters posted the link for the virtual tour of the home so we've got some interior pictures. The home includes a media room, at least one office (another bedroom seems to be serving as an office as well) and a master suite with a fireplace and a bathroom that includes a spa tub set right against the window for a soak with a sunset view. The home is positioned cheek by jowl with other homes so you don't get much privacy with this one.
Gallery: Malibu Road