Brain-drink mogul Diana Jenkins is offering her substantial estate in Malibu for sale this summer. The woman who made Neuro Drinks a household name, and carved big business out of the lifestyle concoctions, has owned the property since the middle of the last decade. She’s asking $125 million for it. The ask is sanguine but not entirely unrealistic; a few months ago, billionaire Jan Koum reportedly paid $100 million for a superb Gwathmey architectural next door.
The listing property is perched on a Paradise Cove hilltop, and has, as a main house, a California Mediterranean-style containing four bedrooms; there are, however, seven bedrooms in total on the estate. The main house measures in at less than 3,800 square feet, but—as in the case of Neuro Drinks—the lifestyle represented is the essence of the appeal. Well, that and the three acres of Malibu waterfront land; three acres is a very large lot size indeed for this corner of the world.
The house is a single-story sprawler, with vaulted ceilings throughout, herringbone-pattern hardwood, and ocean-side glass galore. Breezy, cottagey, and given a blazing treatment for abundant reflected daylight, the interior living style is unpretentious, and does not attempt to compete with the setting.
The setting is the stuff dreams are made of—indeed, a residential Maltese Falcon for most—with an exterior living area sporting an extensive stone patio and pool complex that is connected by walkways and staircases. The saltwater pool features a footbridge; the varied levels of patio space incorporate lounging areas, and spots for entertaining en masse or intimately.
A three-level guesthouse, a basketball court, and access to the 256 feet of beach and the cabana that awaits in the sand is offered by both a staircase and a funicular.