In support of and in property gossip solidarity with the hardworking kids at Curbed and their annual “Renter’s Week,” Your Mama thought we’d have a brief look-see at a handful of homes in the sensationally scenic, punishingly pricey, and celeb-saturated seaside community of Malibu, CA, that are currently available for rent and owned by a high profile Tinseltowner…
In the fall of 2011, always working and residuals rich sitcom star Matthew Perry quietly paid $12,000,000 for a newly re-habbed, Scott Gillen-designed house on a much-coveted stretch of sand that’s currently available as a furnished rental at $40,000 per month.
Listing details show the 5,500 square foot, two-story sand sitter has four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms including a ocean-view master suite that stretches the full-width of the house on the upper level. An expansive, loft-like open-concept main living area contains a wide plank wood floors, and exposed wood ceiling, a double-sided fireplace, a truckload of slip-covered furniture, and a modern-minded ping-pong table. a wide wall of glass panels disappear into the walls when pushed open and unite the interior spaces with a glass-railed deck that juts out over the sand and, during a really high tide, the surf. The expensively equipped and cook-friendly kitchen has a commercial-grade refrigerator/freezer that cost more than most people’s cleaning lady’s cars and—natch—there’s a state-of-the-art screening room with tiered seating.
Mister Perry, a fairly frequent buyer and seller of multi-million dollar homes, owns at least three other residential properties in Los Angeles: another house in Malibu—a very contemporary place currently used as a luxury sober living house; a sleek, city view residence above the Sunset Strip; and a fairly modest, 1,700 square foot residence in a solid if hardly fancy nabe just off Laurel Canyon Boulevard in Studio City.
listing photos: The Partner’s Trust