Golden State Warriors owner Joe Lacob plunked down $29.1 million for an extremely glossy contemporary in the most desirable stretch of Malibu. The home is a fascinating tour-de-force of excess, boasting a busy series of material expressions that combine to form a comprehensively luxurious living style.
The exterior architecture is modern, with poured concrete walls and walkway giving it a ponderous, clinical and looming feel that is lightened by a romantic courtyard entry with a water feature.
Within, the 5,500 square feet of living spaces contains a stunning series of fine details from Italy, Spain, and Turkey: hand-blown light fixtures, custom wood floors, and the fireplaces that are the home’s showpieces. Each fireplace is set into a massive natural stone accent, with the matched set in the living room particularly eye-catching. Every level opens broadly to the Carbon Beach setting via Fleetwood doors.
The three levels are accessible via an elevator and a floating staircase. The master suite occupies the second floor, and features a fireplace, a studio, a living area, and a private deck with fire pit; the master bath boasts a soaking tub with an ocean view and a steam shower. The home’s exterior living areas culminate in a large beachfront deck.
Lacob joined investment firm Kleiner Perkins in 1987. A one-time part-owner of the Boston Celtics, Lacob defected to the West Coast when he sold his interest in the Celtics in order to buy the Warriors. He and co-owner Peter Guber paid $415 million for the team in 2010. The franchise is valued at $3.5 billion today.