First Point

The phone call came in 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, they were in escrow.

Thanks to a lot of engineering and a complete reimagining of space, a collection of dark, pseudo-provencale rooms with only a peek-a-boo view of the ocean, became a light-filled, contemporary retreat with breathtaking ocean views, that embraces its surroundings with dual indoor/outdoor kitchens, indoor/outdoor living areas, indoor/outdoor showers, even an adult tree house suitable for reading scripts or sleeping under the stars. “First Point”—named for the legendary surf break—is designed for creative seclusion or a party of 100. Completed February 2020, the property is listed with Chris Cortazzo.

FEATURES: Three bedrooms/3 ½ baths; 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 with hidden paths, meditation spot 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 (that room has a private courtyard instead); 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 currently being used as a club room; off-street parking for 10. Full house is wired for smart-house technology, internet and Sonos. Walking distance to Soho House and Nobu.