clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Frank Gehry's Bunker-Like Borman House Hopes for $58M

New, 6 comments

Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the tipline and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got.

Location: Malibu, Calif.
Price: $57,500,000
The Skinny: In 1989, the same year he won the prestigious Pritzker Prize, future starchitect Frank Gehry built this sprawling waterfront home for insurance executive Burton Borman on a rare 160-foot lot on Malibu's coveted Broad Beach. Far from the swooping metallic forms of his later designs, the sturdy structure looks more like a skylit concrete maze than a comfortable family home, but that hasn't kept Borman's estate from asking a whopping $57.5M for the property, a year after his death. With six bedrooms and ten bathrooms spread over 11,500 square feet, the Borman Residence is one of Malibu's largest beach houses, and even sports a beachfront tennis court, which, sadly, is also surrounded by barren concrete walls. The property is well suited to some Jackie Treehorn-style garden parties, with four garage bays and parking for a dozen vehicles. Paging Larry Ellison.

· Frank Gehry's Broad Beach Borman Residence Asking $57.5MM [Curbed LA]
· Mapping 15 of Tech Billionaire Larry Ellison's Malibu Properties [Curbed LA]