A secluded modern masterpiece by renowned architect Edward R. Niles rises above the majestic bluffs of Point Dume. Enter the gated private driveway and emerge into a magnificent rich green canopy of multiple specimen trees punctuated by a brilliantly colored festival of flowers. Formerly home to the Tonight Show’s late host, Johnny Carson, this pristine compound expands over four acres of park-like grounds, gardens, and pathways with private access to the gorgeous beach below. The voluminous residence is comprised of wood and glass, arranged in triangular geometric shapes and patterns, and offers spectacular panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and coastline.
The genesis of the home’s energy and flow emanates from the double triangle shaped living room. Sunbursts of light pierce through the 30-foot high glass ceiling and wooden fretwork above and is diffused by the indoor arboretum, illuminating the original stone floors below. A uniquely sunken copper and glass fireplace anchors the living room and flows effortlessly into the swanky upper lounge and black marble and Asian themed bar. The exquisite light filled formal dining room creates an elegant environment for refined entertaining while the chef’s kitchen, complete with top of the line appliances, satisfies the most discerning epicurean taste. Dine al fresco on the stone bluff terrace with views of Paradise Cove and the Queens Necklace or listen to the waterfall cascade into the Koi pond adjacent to the turquoise saltwater pool and sun deck. The lower entertainment venue includes an outdoor lounge, a wood-paneled media room & bar, fine wine cellar and casual indoor/outdoor dining room.
A luxurious master suite encompasses the entire second floor and exudes elegance and luxury. His bathroom and walk-in wardrobe, with deep wooded tones and onyx surfaces, connect to a private office that provides a masculine retreat. Her luxurious bathroom suite, highlighted by an expanse of stone, artisan tile, Jacuzzi soaking tub, detailed walk-in closet, ocean front terrace and separate glass-enclosed office, creates the ultimate in pampered lifestyle.
Directly across from the main residence on Whitesands Place, you find two gorgeous acres of exquisitely manicured rose gardens and grounds including a championship tennis court/viewing area. There are two separate guest suites, kitchen, gym/locker room and sauna are located within the tennis pavilion. A tastefully appointed guest house provides guests a restful stay in a tranquil setting. Other amenities include: private security office, staff cottage with kitchen & shower, elevator, house manager’s office, impressive laundry room, three car garage, motor court and gated staff parking lot. In addition, both properties are equipped with backup power sources.
This Iconic Malibu estate of exceptional provenance offers a rare combination of land, location, beauty, and architecture, providing a lifestyle only few will have the opportunity to enjoy.