John Cusack Is Selling His Malibu Beach House
Want to Live Like a Movie Star? Here’s Your Chance
John Cusack isn’t the world’s flashiest Hollywood star. Rather, he’s the type who tends to avoid the spotlight off-camera. He’s a quirky and gifted performer who imbues his everyman roles with a sharp wit and pitch-perfect timing.
Like the actor himself, John Cusack’s Malibu beach house is a class act. It has the sort of understated brilliance that makes it simultaneously subtle and compelling. It’s certainly elegant, but it’s also low-key and casual. In short, this home is made for living the good life in impeccable and relaxed style.
On the outside, this spacious beach house borrows styling cues from traditional Spanish architecture, with whitewashed stucco walls that shimmer in the sunset, and clay tile shingles that lend the home a stately earthiness. At 4,600 square-foot, the entire space is designed to take full advantage of the stunning ocean views, with a glass-railed veranda that spans the width of the western side, a master sun deck, and a rooftop entertaining space. Downstairs there’s a dry sauna, a luxurious bathroom for showering the sand off your body after a day of sun and surf, and direct access to one of the most stunning and exclusive beaches on the west coast.
On the main level, you’ll find a double-height living area with floor-to-ceiling windows and an inviting fireplace for those chilly nights. Expecting dinner guests? There’s also a generously appointed open kitchen with top-shelf appliances. If you need to read over the latest script to cross your desk, you could hardly ask for a better venue than this home’s breezy study.
The master level (that’s where’ you’ll stay) boasts a private balcony, a home office, and a sumptuous master bedroom with cavernous walk-in closets. The emerald-tiled, spa-quality master bath features an oversized soaking tub with room for two.
The topmost floor is currently set up as a gym, but the options for this space are endless. It could be converted to a guest master bedroom, two smaller bedrooms, a hobby studio, a home theater… just about anything you can dream up.
Being John Cusack
Does this beach home feature a portal that leads directly into the head of the Hollywood leading man? No, probably not. But living here will certainly give you a taste of the big-screen celebrity lifestyle. How much does it cost to live like the stars? In this case, the price tag is a mere $13.5 million. We’d say a home like this is well worth the cost of ownership, and while this home’s famous previous resident adds to its star-studded allure, it’s more than capable of attracting plenty of attention without riding the coattails of its former costar.