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23870 Malibu Crest Drive, Malibu, CA

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.”
-- Maya Angelou

The noted American poet’s words seem to have been written expressly for anyone who walks in the front door of this Malibu oasis. The view is foremost OCEAN…a turquoise, breathtaking,180 degree vista! The owners smartly decorated everything in the living room white,then added a wall of floor-to-ceiling glass,so nothing interferes with this scene. The hilltop property is above any other home in the area,so privacy is assured,and hours can be spent taking in everything in sight:the Malibu tide pools,the Colony neighborhood,the surrounding hillside,replete with grazing deer.The old saying of “location, location, location” is perfectly personified here.

Warm hickory floors flow beautifully through the first level,with a powder room at the entry, highlighted by a stunning onyx sink. Of course,the open dining,kitchen,and great room have the same gorgeous ocean setting. The kitchen,with a professional Thermador,6-burner stove and 6’ by 6’ island dominate the work area,aching for a chef to work magic! This room also holds a built-in dish warmer,hand-carved custom cabinets,and large butler’s pantry. Adjacent are the maid’s quarters, with a full bath and walk-in closet.

On the other side of this level is a guest suite,with full bath, facing the water. Across the hall, a large game room,looks toward the mountains. The unique bar has hand-carved Italian wine scenes, as well as a fridge and sink. Custom built-in shelving covers the opposite wall,making this a handsome library, if desired. In the hallway, a temperature-controlled wine room has space for over 500 bottles.

The master suite,on the second level,iis enchanting,with French doors leading to a patio and large windows offering,again,a mesmerizing ocean setting. The fireplace is surrounded with marble,and beyond are two walk-in closets,one as large as a bedroom! A soaking tub, with its 6-foot window and charming crystal chandelier, perfectly frames the sea.

On the opposite side of this floor,the guest room,with full bath & marble counters,has French doors leading to a charming patio,overlooking the pool. A unique feature of the pool is that one end is raised and shallow,which allows for sunbathing or a child’s wading area. A glass-wall barrier surrounds the yard,offering wind protection,without spoiling the setting! The property abounds with olive,camellia,pomegranate,and citrus trees,as well as a slate patio, perfect for outdoor living.

Obviously,this estate waits for only one style of buyers – those willing to have their breaths taken away!

23870 Malibu Crest Drive, Malibu, CA