Seaside Sanctuary Compound In Malibu

April 3, 2020 Wendy Bowman

Malibu Santuary

 A one-and-a-multimillion lifestyle is what the new owner of this beachfront Malibu compound found within the coveted, star-studded community of Paradise Cove will enjoy. Think an impressive mansion perched on 2.6 resort-like acres overlooking the ocean paired with 10,000-plus square feet of ultra-contemporary living space laden with over-the-top amenities. On the market for $115 million, it’s one of only seven properties in L.A. County currently seeking nine figures. 

“Designed and custom-built by the present owner, this grand home behind gates is a rare and purified minimalist modern estate in a secure, lush garden enclave with every conceivable luxury,” says Drew Mandile of the Mandile Knapp Team at Sotheby’s International Realty, who is the exclusive listing agent for the 12-bedroom, 14-bath property known as Mar de Amor (or Sea of Love). He adds: “The Sea of Love is in Malibu’s finest beach location of Paradise Cove. There is nothing on the beachside available on the market today with land to the beach for a billionaire’s lifestyle.” 

Created in the late 1990s by broadcasting billionaire David Saperstein, founder of Metro Networks, this home is indeed an architectural tour de force. A winding driveway leads past a duo of kid’s treehouses and a lighted tennis court before emptying into a massive motor court. The entry to the two-level residence stuns with glass catwalks, water elements and a central foyer showcasing a circular staircase topped by an 18-foot, floor-to-ceiling crystal chandelier. 


Malibu Santuary
Malibu Santuary

Once inside the dwelling—which is marked by two wedge-shaped wings punctuated by endless walls of glass offering up the unparalleled ocean, coastline and island vistas—highlights include an open living, dining and bar room, along with a professional chef’s kitchen equipped with steel cabinetry, top-of-the-line appliances, a Nano Glass island and an elevator servicing the lower entertainment level. Upstairs, the sumptuous master retreat includes a two-room closet with a bar, and a spa-like bath outfitted with dual vanities, a copper tub, and custom shower. 

Equally lavish, there’s a 20-seat theater with Dolby surround sound, state-of-the-art gym and wine storage. The property also includes a 40-camera security system with a year of memory, smart-home system, separate guest and staff quarters, and an eight-car subterranean garage, while the lush outdoor environs provide plentiful decks and patios, meandering pathways, gardens, an infinity pool, and spa, and perhaps best of all, convenient access to a private Paradise Cove beach just mere steps away.

Photographs: Aerial One Digital Studios For Sotheby’s International Realty

Drew Mandile
DRE 00412173

of  The Mandile Knapp Team
Sotheby’s International Realty
List Price $115 million

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