Former lifeguard and Baywatch co-creator Greg Bonann has listed a beachfront home in Malibu on the open market. Bonann is asking $8.9 million for the property, which he purchased in 1998 for a little under a million dollars. He built the home to reflect his time spent living in the Hawaiian Islands.
The lot on Las Flores Beach originally contained a second home, and Bonann’s initial listing of the property in 2010 offered both houses for $18.5 million. Bonann succeeded in selling off the smaller home in 2012. In 2013, having reduced the asking price of the remaining home to $7.95 million, Bonann pulled the listing, waited it out, and relisted it this week.
Recently remodeled, the four-story residence is designed mainly in the contemporary style, a boxy execution embellished with timber and industrial flourishes. The interiors are fairly tasteful, with dark plank hardwood flooring, exposed beams, and plank ceilings.
Toning is a particularly well-accomplished balance of cools and warms. The kitchen is very well represented in this way, with green tile and stone offset by the wood ceiling. The rustic feel of the home is most acute in the home’s use of rusticated stone in bath, fireplace, and kitchen. There are four bedrooms and 4.5 baths throughout, including the master suite.
The home’s exterior spaces include a grotto-style spa/lounge with sand floor, fire and water features, and decks and terraces.
Bonann’s lifeguarding career provided the basis for ‘Baywatch,’ which he co-created. He remained on active lifeguard status in L.A. County after becoming a successful television producer, writer and director.