The Ravenseye House is once again up for grabs in Malibu, California. Nestled on a quiet hillside overlooking Las Flores Beach, the grandiose structure was designed by influential architect Harry Gesner for American playwright Jerome Lawrence.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Gesner—who is now 95 and commonly referred to as the Modern Maverick of Malibu—was tapped to create the modernist abode shortly after Lawrence lost his home in the 1993 Old Topanga fire. As a result, he designed the home with steel-wire panels, sprayed with concrete, to help it withstand future natural disasters.
Two decades later, the residence is renowned as one of Malibu’s most distinctive homes, complete with church-like Gothic arches that span the glazed facade. Measuring over 4,100 square feet, the home offers a vast open floor plan with multiple indoor/outdoor areas. In the primary living room, vaulted ceilings soar nearly 30 feet high, creating an incredible sense of space. A towering wall of glass overlooking the Pacific Ocean presents riveting waterfront views.
Natural elements can be found throughout, including exposed beams, wood-paneled ceilings, and stone flooring. In total, the home features three bedrooms, four baths, and a trove of luxe amenities, including glass-encased terraces and a large patio with a swimming pool and jacuzzi. Adding to the property’s charm, a restored 1957 Airstream trailer is also nestled on the lush one-acre lot.
Per public records, the property last sold in 2008 to English businessman Gavin Cain for $3,900,000, who then collaborated with Gesner to remodel parts of the home before listing it on Airbnb as a short-term rental. While it surfaced on the market last year seeking $14,000,000, the estate is now re-listed for $9,500,000. Scroll ahead to see more.
The Ravenseye House at 21056 Las Flores Mesa Drive in Malibu, California, is currently listed for $9,500,000 by Dustin Nicholas of Nicholas Property Group.
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