Nobody is more synonymous with winter sports than Shaun White. The three-time Olympic gold medalist set the bar for extreme snowboarding and continues to break his own records each year. What many may not realize, though, is that White isn’t snowbound year-round. When not hitting the slopes, he unwinds at a beach-side retreat in beautiful Malibu, California. But it seems White is looking for a change and has now listed his second Malibu home for sale. Take a look at Point Dume, a cool coastal house fit for an Olympian.
Sitting atop a bluff overlooking the Pacific, Point Dume is a cozy 2,164-square-foot home sitting on one acre of beautifully manicured land. Built in 1948, the residence boasts many original classic California coastal elements that were popular at the time. From gorgeous hardwood flooring to mullioned clerestory windows to the tongue-and-groove white painted wood ceilings, everything about Point Dume speaks to the original design of this historic home.
Windows and several sets of double French doors open up to the sprawling lawn and ocean beyond. One the first floor, the doors lead out to a slate-tiled patio and large swimming pool with built-in hot tub. On the second floor, another set of French doors opens up to the deck — spacious enough for a dining set and lounge chairs.
Laid out in reverse, with the main living spaces on the top floor and the guest bedrooms on the bottom, the home was designed with views in mind. With the family room, kitchen, and dining area all on the top floor, the ocean can be seen, unobstructed, from any seat in the house. The home has been carefully maintained to retain its original charm, with a few modern updates. This means there is no central air conditioning, but the design of the home took this into consideration. Deep soffits on the exterior roof shade the large windows during the hottest parts of the day, keeping the heat out. But the chance that it might be a bit warm in the summer is a small price to pay to have access to the stunning beaches of Malibu and the ocean views.
While Point Dume may be a bit smaller than some of the other homes in the area, it’s no less luxurious. The giant lawn is perfect for hosting summer soirees, there is plenty of space for guests, the kitchen has been updated with gourmet appliances, and the master bathroom features spa-like amenities like a generous soaking tub and glass-enclosed shower. If all of this is good enough for Shaun White, it’s should be good enough for us average Joes.
Point Dume is currently on the market for $10,995,000 and is listed with Aaron Kirman of Aaron Kirman Group at Compass and Chris Cortazzo at Compass.
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