With the most exclusive 27-miles of coastline in America, Malibu is known for big waves, high-end boutiques, trendy eateries, and a crazy celebrity pedigree. Standing the test of time, Malibu has been the backdrop of hundreds of films, television shows, and music videos for decades, from Planet of the Apes and The Big Lebowski to Taylor Swift’s album Red and Two and a Half Men. Although it’s one of the most famous places in the world, it also provides a secluded haven for the most famous people in the world. Celebrities and Hollywood big-shots have mansions nestled throughout the winding roads and exclusive canyons of Malibu, but the concentration at Point Dume makes it the perfect place for a celebrity home tour!
Check out these 8 celebrity homes at Point Dume
Perched atop the cliffs of Point Dume, Sir Anthony Hopkins calls this his sanctuary. He’s owned this 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom property since 2001 when he handed over $3.8 million for the 3,890 square foot colonial estate. He admits to being a busy body, always needing to do something, and this home is where he thrives. An avid painter and composer, Sir Hopkins hides away here between his acting roles and says if he had a choice, he’d never leave.
Bob Dylan bought this property in 1979 for $105k. Since then he has bought up surrounding lots, creating a massive compound fit for a king – although the curb appeal is less than attractive. The main house is 6,029 square feet with 6 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms. There are several other structures on the property which have never been identified, but one would assume there’s a recording studio. His presence in the neighborhood hasn’t been well received by all, though. Neighbors have long complained about the portable toilets on his property, which are reportedly used by his security. It seems like Bob Dylan would let his team use an ACTUAL toilet, right?
Chris and his wife Elsa Pataky purchased this secluded mini-mansion in June 2013 from Crocodile Dundee star Paul Hogan for a modest $4.8 million, considering. The 6,382 square foot, 2-story home sits behind tall privacy shrubs boasting 5 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms. In early 2016 the couple announced they were moving back to Chris’ native Australia, which is when they sold the property for $7 million. They didn’t abandon the West Coast, though. In a nearby neighborhood, the A-list couple snagged a 2,000 square foot smaller place for $3.4 million.
Kid Rock has owned this home since late 2006, having bought it for $11.6 million. He has listed and delisted it several times since 2013, most recently in November 2016 for just under $11 million. The main residence spans 8,305 square feet, which seems huge to only have 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. His primary residence is just outside Detroit, Michigan and he has been unloading several of his other homes for a few years now.
Julia Roberts is quite the real estate maverick in Point Dume. Her most recent purchase is a 1,770 square foot mid-1950’s ranch-style home, which she snagged for $6.84 million after a year-long legal battle with the sellers who were in foreclosure but decided they wanted a higher price. It appears the home has been renovated since her purchase, but public records show the home still has a modest 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
Julia and her husband Daniel Moder’s primary home is directly across the street from the one above. This massive estate is far more luxurious, spanning 2 acres on the oceans edge. The couple married in July 2002 and purchased this 6,144 square foot, 5 bedroom, 6 bathroom property six months later for $4.8 million.
Gwyneth Paltrow and then husband Chris Martin purchased this, known as the Garwood Residence, in March 2014 for $14 million. The 3,650 square foot, 4 bedroom 3 bathroom home sits on a private beach with protected anchorage for a yacht. Fancy.
In 1998, Saxophonist Kenny G coughed up $12.5 million for this 5,476 square foot estate overlooking the Pacific Ocean, which is his primary residence. In 2000 he bought the adjacent lot before building a $3.5 million, 3,500 square foot retreat. Continuing the opulence, in 2008 he expanded his compound yet again by dropping another $2.85 million for the neighboring 3,916 square foot property. All in all, he’s got a whopping 13,000 square feet of oceanfront luxury.
Pink and husband Carey Hart finally sold this Zen-inspired property for $12.5 million in October 2016, after a price cut and months on the market. They bought the 7,450 square foot property in October 2010 for $11.85 million. The home is outfitted with a seemingly obnoxious 5 fireplaces, several life-sized Buddha statues, and also on the property is a guest house decked out with a full kitchen for staff.
Barbra Streisand detailed her journey to design her dream home in her 2010 book “My Passion for Design”. She designed every inch of this home, which actually consists of 4 separate buildings. The entire compound is rumored to be worth $100 million. This is also the home where Barbra built a mall in the basement to display all of her antiques and memorabilia instead of just storing it.