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Sep 23

FOR SALE: Funky Malibu Oceanfront Home Listed for $53 Million

At first glance, this oceanfront Malibu, Calif. home looks a little like a grouping of giant-sized toddler toys strewn on the beach—an oval cylinder plopped next to a pyramid which is nestled against a tower of cubes. Now this unusual structure is going on the market for $53 million.

A contemporary Malibu home is listing for $53 million. The “barbecue tower”—a triangular structure where the family can cook and dine protected from the wind—is outlined in red.

The contemporary Malibu home is listing for $53 million. The “barbecue tower”—a triangular structure where the family can cook and dine protected from the wind—is outlined in red..

The terrace.The house, which took nearly six years and  about $15 million to design and build, is “a village of forms,” said Ed Niles, the Malibu-based architect known for his highly contemporary glassy designs including a tower of glass cubes in Vail, Colo. “Each form has a different shape depending on its function.” The triangle encompasses the kitchen and family room, the cylinder contains the master bedroom and living room, and the cubes house the other bedrooms. Click link to see more photos…

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