With its $225 million ask, the nearly five-acre waterfront Southern California compound of former Disney honcho Michael Eisner might just be this spring’s priciest new addition to the national residential real estate market. The promontory estate in Malibu was completed in 2002 but, according to listing information, represents an extended labor of love; it was cobbled together across four decades. At present, there are sixteen bedrooms and twenty-two baths on the property.
The compound’s nine structures include a number of guest houses; the main house and its auxiliary outbuildings are arranged in a U-shaped layout around the property’s swimming pool. The mixed Mediterranean design inspiration uses reclaimed terra-cotta roof tiles, a striking element of authenticity. Interior spaces—there is 25,000 sq. ft. of indoors to wander—include high ceilings, massive multi-pane picture windows and French doors, wood and stone floors, raw or lightly stained timber ceilings, and period fixtures.
Among the guest houses is at least one home designed as a classical American coastal cottage; another features a hexagonal cupola roof lantern. Specialty buildings and amenities on the property include a gym, an office, a spa, and a large movie theater; the latter is accessible via an underground passage. An elevator on the property transports residences down to the beach.
Around the structures on the 4.81 acres of grounds is a labyrinth of walking paths amid landscaping that is groomed and extremely private.
Eisner’s net worth is reportedly north of $2 billion.