5868 Zumirez Drive, Malibu, CA, 90265
Recently remodeled luxurious modern Mediterranean retreat commands spectacular views of the queen’s necklace, Palos Verdes, Catalina Islands, the Channel Islands, and adjacent mountains and canyons. Gated and very private, it combines traditional elegance with a spacious, open layout that invites relaxed enjoyment and majestic indoor-outdoor entertaining. High, beamed ceilings, enormous wraparound windows, glass French doors, and white oak floors enhance an atmosphere of tranquility and sanctuary. From the grand motor court, the home’s two-story entry is highlighted by a graceful curving staircase and beautiful sight-lines through the step-down living room to the ocean beyond. Both the living room and the ocean-view dining room have a fireplace, and the enviable chef’s kitchen has a large eat-in island, high-end appliances, built-in desk, separate breakfast/lunch dining area with a massive bow window and built-in seating, and ornate double iron gates to a pantry with built-in coffee maker, second fridge, and lots of storage. Down the hall is an expansive family/entertaining room with a wet bar, media cabinets, fireplace seating area, and dining/game table. Doors lead to the backyard, the front of the house, and the side of the house, where there is a large chicken coop. An additional door opens to a full spa, with sauna, steam, shower, and sink, and beyond that a mirrored gym, a wine room, and a door to the three-car garage. An office/study has coffered wood ceilings and a fireplace. A powder room completes the main floor.
At the top of the winding stairs, a landing with large windows opens onto an intimate outdoor sitting area. There are five gorgeous bedrooms on this level with ocean views and exceptional features, such as private decks, fireplaces, luxurious en-suite bathrooms, built-in Sonos speakers, brand new furniture, and spacious closets. The vast owner’s suite is a retreat in itself, with a domed entry, wood-beamed ceilings, a double-sided fireplace, steps down to a TV lounging area, two sets of French doors to a wraparound private deck overlooking the backyard, a spectacular closet with built-ins, and two bathrooms. The secondary owner’s suite has a luxurious bathroom and a large private deck with views of the pool and the ocean.
With 40 varieties of fruit trees throughout the property, the grounds are every bit as impressive as the home itself, with resort-style open and covered patios, a lagoon-style double-waterfall salt-water pool and raised spa, a large loggia with a barbecue island, and a lovely stream that meanders through the backyard. In addition to a grassy area and hammocks, there is beautiful tiered landscaping, an organic garden, and a path that leads to a studio with canyon views, perfect for an office or artist/music/yoga studio. Nest and smart home technology includes voice-controlled lighting, music, climate, and pool. Camera security, a new HVAC system, and a total water filtration system that includes showers and pool/spa. A rare residence of exceptional quality and enduring beauty.
Short Term: $50,000/month