The tech invasion of Malibu continues! Now joining other multibillionaire heavy hitters like Laurene Powell Jobs, Marc Andreessen and WhatsApp cofounder Jan Koum in the beachy 90265 zip code is one of the world’s richest men.
In recent months, the occasional presence of a parked security detail on a posh Point Dume street has made locals curious about which celebrity was in town. Turns out it was Google co-founder Sergey Brin and his now-estranged second wife Nicole Shanahan, who were busy settling into their deluxe new Malibu compound.
Sited on a notably deep lot that spans a healthy 1.2 acres, the house in question was built circa 2005 by a local attorney and his wife. That couple famously sold the estate in 2010 to pop songstress Pink, who paid $11.9 million and made the house her primary residence for a few years. In 2016, the “Please Don’t Leave Me” singer resold the house for $12.5 million to French investment banker Matthieu Pigasse.
Pigasse himself flipped the property way back in September 2020 for $13.5 million, though the buyer was never publicly identified. But for the record, the house is now owned by a mysteriously-named LLC that happens to be managed by a San Francisco attorney well known for her very selective client list, which seems almost entirely comprised of tech billionaires and founders of some of the world’s largest companies.
Behind big gates and a towering thicket of tropical plantings, a long driveway leads past a grassy lawn and pool area to the house, which lies privately near the far rear of the lot, invisible from the street. The roughly 6,300-square-foot structure is architecturally vague, though it definitely has elements of Craftsman style and also gives a decorative nod to Balinese-esque luxury. There are five bedrooms, six full bathrooms and two powder rooms, plus a gym, several fireplaces and a kitchen with two islands and Viking appliances.