The Malibu Buddha Condo Contest Game
13 December 2011 · by Mike Gardner Malibu Real Estate Agent 310-699-8428

One of the really fun things about being a Malibu real estate agent is that I get to go in to hundreds of homes for sale each year and check out people’s interpretation of  “good style.” Most Malibu homes are decorated in a way that looks like they are fresh out of Metropolitan Home Mag, Dwell,  or from a Pottery Barn catalog — but every once in a while you run into something out of the ordinary. There is one condo for sale on Point Dume that is so unique I’m tempted to start a new game called the “Guess the number of Buddhas in this house?”

Before you start counting Buddhas,  there is one other fantastic thing worth mentioning about this Malibu condo: The unit was once owned by a well-known female lifeguard who has performed dozens of heroic rescues in local waters without any real training.

Before the current owner, she created a one-of-a-kind master bathroom in which the bather could be the evening’s entertainment viewed from anywhere in the master bedroom.  This bathroom has a spa tub with a nearby viewing platform (the bed) and  Roman cistern that one could pose naked next to pretending to fill the tub with recently fetched well water. Post-bath, one could saunter over to the fully exposed overhead shower with a faux finished rock grotto floor with no walls . . . just a curtain that looks like it was designed to be pulled shut in emergencies — like when  kids come walking in. The overall theme seems to be possibly influenced from a trip to Medieval Times with fake castle-style block walls and diamond patterned stenciling.

Back to the Buddha game. The first person that guesses the number closest to the right answer is going to win a custom-printed Malibu photograph. 
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So if you are in market for a place on Point Dume that was once owned by a famous celebrity, can claim it has a “sexy” master bathroom with naughty bathing grotto, and has more cosmic  karma than Sedona at summer solstice, then you may have just found your next home.

All commentary aside (couldn’t resist) here is the low down….. I showed this place a few times and it’s a well priced condo on Point Dume with some very nice upgrades. While the bathroom will likely need a remodel, the floors and finishes in the rest of the house have had a lot of money  put in to them. The kitchen has nice cabinets and newer appliances. The distressed wood floors are like the type you see in higher end homes around Malibu. There is even an open bonus space that could easily become a third bedroom. Best of all you get a beach key to Little Dume and rentals in this complex run about $3500 per month if you are looking for an investment property.

Call 1 310 699 8428 for a showing. These units don’t come up to often and are considered by many to be the nicest units available on Point Dume.

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