In support of and in property gossip solidarity with the hardworking kids at Curbed and their annual "Renter's Week," Your Mama thought we'd have a brief look-see at a handful of homes in the sensationally scenic, punishingly pricey, and celeb-saturated seaside community of Malibu, CA, that are currently available for rent and owned by a high profile Tinseltowner...
Eric Gold (Scary Movie, The Wayans Brothers) and actress/writer/producer Marcy Kaplan (The Pre Nup) have their late 1960's Buff & Hensman-designed ocean front spread on sandy La Costa beach up for rent at $75,000 per month.*
Current listing information and other online resources show the 4,300 square foot house was once owned by music legend Berry Gordy and now has casual yet ever-so-costly and smoothly sophisticated interior day-core by L.A.-based lady decorators Elizabeth Barondes and Kelly Morris.
A spacious, open-plan living area has extra-wide plank pale yellow-blond wood floors, a fireplace, a library nook (with backgammon table), and, tucked up behind the dining area, a marble-countered galley kitchen. Glass panels slip into the walls to merge the indoor living area with a glass-railed sea- and beach-view deck for sunbathers, ciggy and doobie smokers, gin and tonic enjoyer, sunset watcher, and star-gazers.
The house claims 60 feet of prime beach frontage and there are three bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms in the main house, one the well-appointed master, another a children's room with trundle-equipped bunk beds that sleep six. A detached casita that opens off the front courtyard between the house and garage offers another bedroom and bathroom perfectly suite to fornicating and/or flatulent house guests.
Property records indicate Miz Kaplan and Mister Gold purchased their Malibu getaway for exactly $9,000,000 in November of 2009 and their in-town residence, a 9,200+ square foot Gothic Tudor-style mansion behind security gates and privacy hedges in the flats of Beverly Hills, in May 2006 for $8.8 million.
*Listing details ask for interested parties to ring the real estate agent for winter pricing, which Your Mama imagines could be somewhat less than $75,000 per month but what do we really know, right?
listing photos: Coldwell Banker Previews