Californian house with ocean view, observatory for sale

A beachfront home in Malibu, Calif., on the market for the first time in 44 years, boasts sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean and coastal mountains, but be forgiven if they find their eyes looking up the sky instead.

The 5,000 square foot cliffside estate for sale for $10 million comes with its own private observatory. Sky View is also far from city lights, according to the official property listing.

“One of the unique features of this iconic home is the view,” Douglas Elliman’s Timothy White, the listing agent, told The Bee in an email. “This is one of the best views of Point Dume and Zuma Beach from every piece of the cliff. Additionally, it is the only house in Point Dume with an observatory which was installed in the late 80’s because the owner was an avid astronomer. The property’s location is truly epic. It is steps from Point Dume Preserve with easy access to the beach and all the local favorite restaurants, it really is an amazing place to live.”

The three-bedroom, five-bathroom single-family home was built in 1978 and designed to maximize views of the Channel Islands, Zuma Beach and surrounding mountains with abundant natural light, an open plan living area , high vaulted ceilings, skylights and blond wood.

A fireplace in the living room allows the glass sliders to stay open to hear the sound of crashing waves during beautiful sunsets.

The large master suite connects to a reading lounge with a vintage fireplace and a spa-like bathroom. A gym area is equipped with a steam room and sauna, according to the listing.

The house was remodeled in 1988, White told Mansion Global.

“There’s so much (a new buyer) can do,” he said.

David Caraccio is a video producer for The Sacramento Bee who was born and raised in Sacramento. He is a graduate of San Diego State University and a lifelong journalist who has worked for newspapers as a reporter, editor, page designer, and digital content producer.

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