The phone rang at 9:00 AM—from a realtor Cercone and Manheim respect. “I’ve got a property you’re going to want and I’m listing it publicly in one hour.” By 10:00 AM they were in escrow.

Thanks to a lot of engineering and a complete reimagining of space, a rabbit warren of dark, pseudo-Mediterranean rooms–-with only a peek-a-boo view of the ocean–-became a light-filled, contemporary retreat with breathtaking ocean vistas. First Point, named for the legendary surf break, embraces its surroundings with dual indoor/outdoor kitchens and bars, indoor/outdoor living areas, indoor/outdoor showers, even an adult tree house suitable for sleeping under the stars.

FEATURES: Three bedrooms and 3 ½ baths; a gated driveway on private street; 270 degree ocean views from Palos Verdes/The Queen’s Necklace to San Nicholas Island, including Surfrider Beach, The Malibu Lagoon and The Malibu Pier; private entry courtyard with fountained pond and gas lanterns; ocean view patio with 50 ft. 3-way infinity pool/spa and double fire pits; just under an acre of landscaped, tropical gardens and off-street parking designed for 10 cars; tiki tree house; bars indoors and out; chef’s kitchens indoors and out—including a wood burning pizza oven and barbecue; ocean views from all rooms but one; temperature-controlled wine storage; owner’s suite with 2-person soaking tub, steam room and interior/exterior shower, double sink with fountain-style faucets; amethyst geode sink with ceiling faucet; an automated 32’ disappearing door to the ocean views. The garage is wired for electric car charging but has been adapted for use as a club room. House, patios, courtyard and driveway are wired for smart-house technology, internet and Sonos. Walking distance to Soho House and Nobu.