Hollywood screenwriter Eric Roth recently listed his Malibu beach house for $15.8 million.
Roth—who won an Oscar for penning the “Forrest Gump” screenplay—paid just $4.5 million for the oceanfront residence back in 2000. The home is nearly 100 years old but has received comprehensive upgrades and renovations. It is situated in the celebrity-loved Colony enclave.
Spanning 3,754 square feet, the four-bedroom, four-bath beach bungalow boasts a light-and-airy aesthetic with neutral accents throughout. Light tumbled stone floors easily blend in with the exterior terrace for the ideal indoor-outdoor living space with a pleasingly blurred demarcation.
The moderately-sized kitchen is decked out with pine cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, and a built-in breakfast nook. The main gathering space is especially impressive with a carved stone fireplace, a dining area, and an entire wall of glass sliders opening onto the beachfront terrace beyond. A fireplace and built-in grilling station make the terrace a dining/lounging entertainment space.
In recent years, Roth has served as the executive producer for Netflix’s eminently bingeable political potboiler “House of Cards”; he also wrote the script for the “A Star is Born” remake, which is in theaters now, and already an Oscar contender.