Filmmaker James Gunn has listed his very appealing home in Malibu for $7.395 million. The contemporary-traditional house is possessed of beautifully diverse but understated interior design, and a very nice balance of beguiling charm and reticence.
The home’s exterior strikes many familiar chords, with clapboard, brick, a great deal of glass, and farmhouse design elements accumulating into an inviting prologue.
Inside, the home’s narrative tells a tale of very careful composition, with cool tones and neutral tones acting as ballast for the warmth of the plank oak that runs throughout. Exposed joists painted black, a whitewashed brick fireplace, and a soft blue master bedroom are standout spaces; the master bath is one of 5.5 in the home, and receives vaulted ceilings and cottage decor for a refreshingly down-to-earth feel with plenty of breathing room.
Interior living spaces total 6,800 square feet, including main and guest houses. The guesthouse also carries the contemporary-meets-rustic aesthetic. The property is of a fairly large size at a bit over three acres. A tennis court, a children’s playground, and a swimming pool guarantee enjoyment of the SoCal weather, but the well-heeled-hippie teepee sauna gets a blue ribbon for defying expectations.