About seven months after listing his bohemian-inflected Malibu Los Flores beachfront escape for $5.3 million, and about a year after trying to rent it for $15K/month, actor Ed Norton has seen the property off into the Malibu sunset.
Norton accepted an offer of $4.4 million for the home; that’s considerably under the ask, but Norton paid $2.8 million for it about a decade ago, according to public records. For a decade of ownership in the location in question, that isn’t an amazing return, but it ain’t bad.
And, Norton is probably still overjoyed to come home to his new John Lautner-designed architectural landmark in the colony. He purchased that home a little over a year ago, paying $12 million for the keys.
Norton’s outgoing Malibu house is an easygoing bit of beachfront history with a unique, double-suite layout and a laid-back atmosphere. The lower level is almost entirely clad in wood, with wood ceilings, paneling, and exposed beams in the living area. The kitchen features a reclaimed raised countertop/breakfast bar, the cabinets are rough-hewn plank, and the ceiling is narrow plank; the bath features more raw timber and a window shelf. Fixtures and appliances are newer, as are the floors. A woodstove on a raised tiled hearth contributes endless summer charm.
The upper level of the home is brighter, and a little smaller. It features a living space with a brick fireplace, and a small kitchen. Like the lower living unit, it has an outside waterview deck.
Norton’s second directing effort, ‘Motherless Brooklyn,’ will hit theaters next year. Norton also penned the screenplay, and stars in the film.