Oh, I hope you’re not crying! Because it’s the end of the line for this contemporary Spanish-style abode. Record producer and musician Roy Orbison Jr. — best known as one of the three living sons of late rockabilly legend Roy Orbison, as well as a frequent guest on Bravo’s “Below Deck Mediterranean” — has already plucked up the property. Records show the 52-year-old Nashville native and wife Asa just doled out $4 million for the dreamy spread tucked away on over an acre of land in the eastern reaches of Malibu.
On and off the market since early 2020, once for as much as $5.5 million, the listing price was reduced twice before going to the couple at a substantial $1.5 million discount. The seller was Tracey Nanula, who purchased the place for $4.6 million in spring 2006 shortly after her divorce from disgraced Miramax chairman Richard Nanula.
Secured behind walls and gates, the stucco and terracotta-roof structure is nestled amid a lushly landscaped parcel offering views of central Malibu and the coastline beyond. Built in 1998, and freshly painted inside and out, the two-story home includes six bedrooms and seven baths filtered throughout spacious interiors filled with period details and modern amenities. A guest apartment atop the garage has its own private staircase.
A magical tiled courtyard bedecked with a flowing fountain heads to portico-topped arched wood-carved front doors, which open into a double-height foyer displaying a curving staircase boasting an ornate wrought-iron railing. Other highlights include a fireside living room and chandeliered dining room that leads out to an al fresco dining patio, along with a sky-lit kitchen outfitted with an island, high-end stainless appliances and a breakfast nook sporting a built-in banquette.
There’s also an office space with its own entrance, plus an upstairs master retreat with two sets of French doors spilling out to a wraparound balcony, a walk-in closet, and huge bath equipped with dual vanities, a clawfoot soaking tub and large glass-encased shower; outdoors, the sprawling grounds host a freeform pool and spa surrounded by a sundeck, and meandering pathways.