Saddle Up for a Tour of Bruce Gowers’ Luxury Secluded Estate
Americans know him best as the director of American Idol and Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” music video, but Bruce Gowers is also somewhat of a horse aficionado. He bought this 4 bedroom luxury equestrian estate back in 2000, and since then has put a lot of work into the property. The 6,000 square foot main house was actually built in 2007, and is accompanied by three guest houses in addition to a barn, riding rings, a tennis court, and an expansive lawn.
The gated estate is known as Silver Raven Farms and is now on the market for $12.5 million (this, after a $2.5 million price drop since the property first came on the market in 2016). Situated on over 4 acres of secluded land and located less than a mile from the beach, horse lovers don’t want to miss an opportunity to buy this gorgeous property in the heart of Malibu.
Fans of American Idol Will Love This Gorgeous Equestrian Mansion in Malibu
Gowers, now 76, is an Emmy-award winning director best known for American Idol. His credits also include directing multiple awards and musical shows for the likes of Britney Spears, Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, and Michael Jackson. The property was originally home to Gowers and his wife, writer and producer Carol Rosenstein.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the couple had first intended on undergoing an 8-month remodel, but the process of building the main house took over two years. The kitchen was designed to be reminiscent of a barn silo. The property features a custom barn with turnouts, a large riding ring, and nearby trails to explore the area by horseback. The three guest houses provide plenty of space for offices, studio space, staff quarters, or guest accomodations. Once all that work was done, they decided to go in a different direction, which brought the property up for sale.
Luxury Malibu Meets Country Chic in This Renovated Estate
After the renovation, the main house on the estate now features high ceilings, wide plank walnut floors, hand-hewn beams, and gorgeous stonework throughout. A large family gameroom has plenty of space for a pool table, wet bar, movie screening area, and entertaining guests. The master room features a separate seating area, a fireplace, and a patio with a view of the expansive yard.
Downstairs, the octagon-shaped kitchen features a granite-topped island and all the amenities a chef might dream of. An indoor-outdoor living area is perfect for entertaining guests in this secluded Malibu-getaway.
Plenty of Space for Running the Horses and Relaxing Outside
In an interview with a journalist from the Wall Street Journal, Carol Rosenstein mentions that the Hollywood couple “spent millions” on the landscaping. The backyard and surrounding property include heirloom roses, sycamore trees, an organic garden, and a playhouse-turned-chicken coop. Acres of manicured gardens and fruit trees surround the riding ring and barn to give the property an expansive, wild feel.
The north-south oriented tennis court has night lighting so you can practice your game, no matter the time of day. The home is located on Bonsall Drive, which runs from the Zuma Canyon Trailhead to Zuma Beach and the Pacific Ocean. The property includes a four-car garage in addition to a separate garage for ATV parking and surfboard storage.
For $12.5 Million, This Malibu Mansion Estate Could Be Yours
If you’re in the market for an estate large enough to house your family, your guests, your horses, and your chickens, Bruce Gowers’ Malibu estate may be the perfect property for you. Located on four acres of sprawling landscaped perfection, you’ll have plenty of space to work, play, entertain, and relax.