The former Malibu, California, home of late actor Jack Lemmon hit the market Wednesday for $13.45 million.
Located on Board Beach, the three-bedroom, four-bathroom residence offers direct access to the Pacific Ocean, and is being offered for sale for the first time since Lemmon and his wife, actress Felicia Farr, renovated the home in the late 1980s.
“The house was designed and rebuilt with my father’s painstaking attention to every detail,” said the actor’s daughter, Courtney Lemmon. “He and my mother created a private sanctuary for us, and also a place to entertain friends in a most relaxed way.”
Lemmon, who died in 2001 at the age of 76, starred in more than 60 movies and was nominated for eight Academy Awards. He won for “Some Like It Hot” and “Save the Tiger,” and also appeared in films such as “The Great Race” and “The Odd Couple.”
The Lemmons hosted luminaries including Walter Matthau, Gene Wilder and Frank Sinatra at the property, according to Ms. Lemmon.
“There were countless dinners outside, poker games with the Sinatras from down the road, parties at the Wilders’ next door, family Thanksgivings with the Matthaus, and many Fourth of July celebrations,” she said. “My father even put a putting green on the dune to practice his golf swing (with biodegradable golf balls of course).”
The home includes far-reaching views of the ocean and the plot is very deep, close to 400 feet, according to Tony Mark of the Mark & Grether Group of Compass. He and Russell Grether have the listing.
“It’s as close as California gets to a Cape Cod, East Coast-style feeling,” Mr. Mark said. “When people dream of a beach house, this is what they dream of, with the rolling dunes and hills down to the sand and the water.”
The depth of the land allows space for lawns, a walled courtyard garden and a pool, he added. It is removed from the Pacific Coast Highway, and the street is quieter with slower drivers.
There’s also an abundance of hand-carved wood detailing, including cabinetry and exposed ceiling beams.
“Jack really seemed to care about craftsmanship,” Mr. Mark said. “The woodwork is extensive; I’ve honestly never seen anything like it. You don’t see things built this way now.”
Other amenities of the gated residence include French doors leading to an outdoor seating area, an atrium looking out on the landscaped grounds, a saltwater pool with fountains, a detached guest studio, a roof deck and a primary suite with a fireplace, a private balcony and dual bathrooms, according to the listing.
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