A sprawling seaside compound owned by former longtime NHL defenseman Chris Chelios has popped up for sale in Malibu. Nestled on a picturesque blufftop parcel directly overlooking Paradise Cove beach, and offering around 90 feet of ocean frontage, the almost half-acre spread is asking a substantial $75 million, as was first reported by The Wall Street Journal.
Records show the three-time Stanley Cup champ and his wife Tracee paid $6 million back in summer 2003 for the vacation getaway, which is showcased by a nearly 3,800-square-foot main house boasting four bedrooms and five baths, plus a beachside guesthouse — all providing sweeping coastline and ocean views via walls of glass and expansive decks.
Built in the early 1980s and since updated, the property is hidden away at the end of a secluded cul-de-sac and lengthy gated driveway. An entry foyer flows into the three-story main house, which is highlighted by a fireside living room that opens to an al fresco lounging and entertaining deck. An adjacent dining area connects to the kitchen, which sports both an eat-in island and a breakfast nook with banquette seating.
A loft-style, ocean-view ensuite bedroom can be found upstairs, while three additional bedrooms on the lower level include a master retreat equipped with a fireplace, sitting area, private balcony and walk-in closet, as well as a spa-inspired bath outfitted with dual vanities, a soaking tub and glassy shower. This floor also holds a family/media room.
Stairs lead down to the aforementioned guesthouse, which comes complete with a bedroom, living room, kitchen and trio of decks — including one on the roof, and another hosting a hot tub and barrel sauna.
After a 27-year career spent playing for the Chicago Blackhawks, Montreal Canadiens, Detroit Red Wings and Atlanta Thrashers, Chelios retired from the NHL in 2010 and currently serves as an ESPN hockey analyst. According to WSJ, the Chicago native and his wife are selling because they are now grandparents and want a vacation spot that is closer to their children. They’re also thinking about buying a retreat on Lake Michigan.
The listing is held by Chris Cortazzo of Compass.