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‘Modern Family’ creator Steve Levitan seeks $16 million for Malibu beach house

Steve Levitan, the TV powerhouse behind shows such as “Modern Family,” “Stacked” and “Just Shoot Me,” is testing the waters in Malibu. His Cape Cod-style beach house just hit the market for $16 million.



a large building: The contemporary Cape Cod includes six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a great room, lofted gym and multiple decks overlooking the ocean. (Mac Hayward)


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The contemporary Cape Cod includes six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a great room, lofted gym and multiple decks overlooking the ocean. (Mac Hayward)

He’ll triple his money if he gets his price. Records show the Emmy-winning director-producer paid $5.4 million for the property in 2002.

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Spanning a quarter of an acre, the oceanfront abode descends down a bluff to Broad Beach — an exclusive stretch of sand with high-profile residents over the years including Frank Sinatra, Mindy Kaling, Walter Hill and Eli Broad.

Levitan made a few changes during his stay, renovating the oversized chef’s kitchen overlooking the ocean. Other highlights in the 6,700-square-foot floor plan include an interior courtyard, elevator, lofted gym and great room that opens to a beachfront deck.

Elsewhere are six bedrooms and seven bathrooms, including three detached guest suites and a three-room owner’s suite with two-story ceilings, a sitting area and private deck. Out back, multiple staircases descend to the beach near Lechuza Point.

Levitan, 58, earned an Emmy as a producer for “Frasier” and also received nominations for “The Larry Sanders Show” and “Just Shoot Me.” More recently, he co-created the shows “Back to You,” “LA to Vegas” and “Modern Family,” which ran for 11 seasons and ended earlier this year.

The listing is held by Tony Mark and Russell Grether of the Mark & Grether Group at Compass, Kimberley Pfeiffer of Compass and Donald Richstone of Coldwell Banker Malibu Colony.

This story originally appeared in Los Angeles Times.

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Matthew Perry’s Malibu beach house seeks $14 million

A few months ago, Matthew Perry listed his penthouse in the sky. Now he’s selling his home in the sand. The “Friends” star recently put his Malibu beach house on the market for $14 million, records show.



a large bed in a room: The 5,500-square-foot home has a movie theater, hot tub and two stories of decks overlooking the ocean. (Realtor.com)


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The 5,500-square-foot home has a movie theater, hot tub and two stories of decks overlooking the ocean. (Realtor.com)

That’s $2 million more than the actor paid in 2011 when he bought the property from Scott Gillen, a high-profile developer who owns a slew of Malibu properties. Last summer, Gillen listed his 13-home portfolio in the coastal city for a combined $500 million.

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Perry’s place is covered in wood and glass. Spanning 5,500 square feet, it overlooks the ocean from two stories of modern indoor-outdoor living spaces.

A two-sided fireplace anchors the main level, separating a sunny dining area and modern kitchen from a living room with a ping-pong table. Dramatic beams top the entire space.

The primary suite covers most of the upper level, with a spa bathroom, lounge and private deck. In total, there are four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms, as well as a movie theater with tiered seating.

A wraparound deck set high off the sand lines the back of the home. Off to the side, a private patio encloses a hot tub.

Perry, 51, has kept busy since his days playing Chandler Bing on “Friends,” appearing on the shows “Mr. Sunshine,” “The Good Wife” and “The Odd Couple.” More recently, he played Ted Kennedy on the television miniseries “The Kennedys: After Camelot.”

Josh Flagg of “Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles” and Bobby Boyd, both with Rodeo Realty Beverly Hills, hold the listing.

This story originally appeared in Los Angeles Times.

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Would You Burrow by the Beach in This Underground ‘Dune House’?

It’s difficult to know the “dune house” even exists if you’re not looking for it. But that’s what makes it so enticing.

“It’s kind of built like the natural shape of an oceanfront dune,” says listing agent Jan Shields.

The two units on Beach Avenue in Atlantic Beach, FL, must have the same owner, but they can be independently occupied, Shields explains. “A good buyer is somebody that would really like to live in half of it and possibly rent [out] the other half.”

The asking price for the one-of-a-kind offering is $1,795,000—and after less than two weeks on the market, it’s under contract.

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Each unit measures about 750 square feet.

“They are a small amount of square footage, but when you walk in, the area is so well-planned it feels bigger,” Shields says. “There’s a big staircase to one side and a dome ceiling. Every inch is well-planned. It’s just beautifully done.”

Each side has one bedroom and 1.5 bathrooms. But their finishes are slightly different. One unit has a Murphy bed on the lower level. Both have laundry facilities, efficient kitchens, and living space.

“It’s amazing how well-equipped they are for such a small space,” Shields says.

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Modernist architect William Morgan built the unique units for himself in 1975. Based in Jacksonville, FL, Morgan created a variety of structures, including several that used the earth as either walls or a roof.

“When you go in, you’re amazed at how an architect had a small space, but it feels so cozy but kind of large,” Shields says.

The residences reveal themselves when you enter, Shields explains. The front door leads down a hallway to the bedroom,