When the Woolsey Fire ripped through the Santa Monica Mountains in the fall of 2018, it burned nearly 100,000 acres and destroyed more than 1,600 structures. Malibu alone lost about 670 buildings, including more than 400 single-family homes. Among those whose homes were damaged or lost in the conflagration were Miley Cyrus, Gerard Butler, Orlando Bloom, Shannen Doherty, Neil Young, and powerhouse fitness guru Rachel Mumford-Coxton, co-founder and co-creator of Barry’s Bootcamp, a franchised high-intensity workout regimen adhered to by hard-bodied celebs and other fit-as-fiddle folks from coast to coast and around the world.
Mumford-Coxton purchased an estate in the high-end coastal community’s popular Point Dume area in late 2015 for $7.45 million, and records show she put it back on the market just over a year later for $10 million. The house remained on the market at a slightly lower price until the Woolsey Fire burned nearly everything but a two-story guest house just inside the entry gates and a mature pepper tree that still stands in the center of the motor court.
Mumford-Coxton, showing the same grit that it takes to get through a Barry’s Bootcamp workout and run an international company, rebuilt. Completed in 2022, fine materials and natural finishes inside and out include Fieldstone ledge rock, tumbled limestone tile, velvety lime-based paint, and wide-plank brushed oak floorboards. Up-to-date creature comforts include home automation and whole-house audio systems.
Beyond the stone-pillared entry gates, a trio of complementary structures together offer seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms across a total of about 7,400 square feet. In the main house, a center hall foyer steps down to a massive great room with a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace beneath a 23-foot-high vaulted ceiling. A wide bank of folding glass doors makes for an easy flow to the grassy backyard, while the top-of-the-line kitchen features bespoke white oak cabinetry topped by sand-colored quartzite counters. A separate den warmed by another huge fireplace provides a more intimate spot for movie-watching and conversation.
There are four en-suite bedrooms, plus a powder room for guests, in the main house. The primary suite, at the end of a long window-lined corridor, is situated for maximum privacy. In addition to a vaulted and beamed ceiling and a large fireplace flanked by French doors that open the mosaic-tiled pool and spa, there’s a spacious bath and a dressing room fitted with a makeup vanity and lighted cabinets and shelves.
The detached garage, part of which serves as an at-home Barry’s Bootcamp gym, has four bays and a lofted area above that includes a bathroom, while the two-bedroom, two-bath guest house is fully self-contained with a double-height living room, a stone fireplace, and a complete kitchen. It even has two parking spots and a spa tub of its own.
For surfers and other beach lovers, particularly the kind who don’t like to share shoreline with the Styrofoam cooler toting hoi polloi, the compound’s pièce de résistance might be the deeded beach rights and gate key to Little Dume Beach, one of Malibu’s most exclusive and difficult-to-access stretches of sand.
The property is available via Mason Canter of Keller Williams Realty Los Feliz.