Now that she’s presumably moved into her elegant new Austin home, Emma Stone no longer needs her previous main residence. Newly available for sale and asking just under $4.3 million, that midcentury ranch-style house sits atop a bluff in the Malibu hills, where it’s blessed with spectacular ocean views from a birds-eye perch directly above Las Tunas Beach.
Stone picked the Malibu property up in 2018, paying about $3.3 million. Originally built in 1958, the home had been renovated just prior to the “Cruella” and “La La Land” star’s purchase by its former owners, who had the picturesque property featured in the Cottages & Gardens magazines.
Those former owners also remodeled the kitchen, adding high-end stainless appliances and stone countertops, and gave the entire house a thorough whitewashing, with creamy white walls and ceilings throughout.
Today, the property looks much the same as it did when Stone bought the place, save for some minor decor changes. The most dramatic alteration Stone made appears to be the front door, which has been painted a deeper shade of blue. There’s still a large brick terrace that overlooks the ocean, and the property is surrounded by native eucalyptus and yucca trees, plus colorful patches of blue agave and jade.
The house is on the small side, particularly as A-list celebrity residences go, with three bedrooms and two baths in just under 1,800 square feet. Still, the mostly open floorplan is airy and spacious. It’s also flooded with natural light, thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows and multiple skylights throughout. The two guest bedrooms share a single full bathroom, while the ocean-view primary bedroom has a smaller bathroom all to itself. Eric Lavey of Sotheby’s International Realty holds the listing.
In addition to her new Texas mansion and the for-sale Malibu house, Stone also maintains a posh New York City apartment and a relatively humble bungalow in L.A.’s Westwood neighborhood, the latter of which has long been occupied by her mother.
Note: while tax records and the MLS show the house measures in at under 1,800 square feet, the floorplans reflect slightly over 2,000 square feet of living space. We’re guessing that discrepancy might be due to the two-car attached garage, which has been quasi-converted into a game room/office area/recreation space.