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Beachfront Midcentury Beaut Lists for the First Time, Asks $8M

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All photos via Partners Trust

Location: Malibu, California
Price: $8,000,000

Part of the vanguard of the California Modernism movement, architect Edward Fickett designed some 60,000 homes in his career, including residences for Hollywood stars like Charlie Chaplin, Ava Gardner, and Dick Clark. Now, one spectacular oceanfront house he completed in 1973 has hopped on the market for the first time ever, asking $8M. Located on Malibu Road, a picturesque stretch of the Pacific Coast that also boasts John Lautner's curvaceous Krause House, the nearly 4,000-square-foot home looks lovingly maintained and features vertical wood paneling throughout, soaring ceilings, and an open kitchen (a now-ubiquitous concept that Mrs. Fickett insists was first introduced by her husband).

The brightly-lit three-bedroom home also shows off a generous rear deck that leads down to a manicured outdoor entertaining area. "Mrs. Miller never wanted to have sand in the house, so they chose this lot because it has grass and rocks protecting the ground level of the house from the beach," listing agent Madison Hildebrand of Partners Trust tells Realtor. The property also includes a separate—though also quite dreamy—art studio with huge windows.

24142 Malibu Rd [listing via Realtor]
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