Australian director John Hillcoat and his wife, photographer Polly Borland, recently snatched up a Malibu estate designed by locally based architect Doug Rucker for $1.66 million.
The three-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom low-slung house measures in at 1,700 square feet and boasts design features such as exposed beams, a vaulted ceiling, and floor-to-ceiling windows for walls to allow the stunning views and natural light to find their way into the home.
The interior also features a wood-burning fireplace set into a brick wall, a modernized kitchen, and a massive redwood deck that spans the length of the house and offers views of nearby Trancas Canyon.
The rights to a private tennis courts and beach club were also included in the Hillcoat’s purchase.
Hillcoat’s filmmaking credits include “The Proposition,” “The Road,” and “Lawless,” along with a number of other short films and small projects. Earlier this year his thriller “Triple 9” was released.
Borland is a John Kobal Photographic Portrait Award recipient and is known for her stylized portraiture. Some of her works include “The Babies” and “Bunnys.”