Filmmaker James Cameron put his longtime home in Malibu up for sale this month. Cameron has owned the estate in Sierra Retreat since the 1990s. He’s asking $25 million for the expansive property.
The estate is called The Retreat Compound. It was constructed in the early 1980s, and boasts Spanish ranch-inspired architecture and design elements. Terra-cotta tile floors, a tile roof, stucco, and a courtyard layout are among the exterior features. Loggias with vine-covered supports and French doors surround one of the property’s two pools, and the outdoor living area is protected by a lush border of green.
The 15,964 sq. ft. home’s interiors mix Spanish design elements with early 1980s contemporary desert. Stucco, arches, tile, exposed wood ceilings and wood doors and window frames accumulate into a living style that is inviting, optimistic and almost pristine. The eleven bedrooms include a master with a kiva fireplace and a ceiling with exposed trussing; the suite includes a bath that transitions into a dressing room with hardwood drawers.
Views from the four-acre lot take in the local landscape. A guard house, a guest house, and lounge and dining areas are all part and parcel of the grounds of this unusually fine Malibu estate.
Cameron famously directed The Titanic and Avatar; the films grossed around $2.2 billion and $2.8 billion, respectively. His other notable directing efforts include Aliens, The Terminator, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, and True Lies.