You Could Own Barry Manilow's Former Malibu Beach House For Less Than $11M

With panoramic ocean views, famous neighbors and world-class amenities, this California vacation home will have you “writing the songs of love and special things.”

Have you ever wanted to seasonally reside in a living icon’s former beach house? Well, now you can. Guests will go Copacabana-nas when they visit you in this Malibu, California dream vacation home formerly owned by one of the world’s best-selling recording artists, Barry Manilow.

Manilow owned the 4,320 square-foot home from 2002 until 2012, selling it for just $5.5 million to hockey star Alexander Mogilny, the first Soviet Union defector to play in the NHL. In April 2017, the home came on the market for $14.8 million. Today, it’s priced at just under $11 million.

The brilliantly designed five-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bath mansion is located right on the Malibu shoreline, jutting out just farther enough than its neighbors to create 180-degree panoramic Pacific Ocean views from Point Dume to Santa Monica. The home is also just a short walk from boutique shopping center Malibu Country Mart and a short bike ride to worldwide members-only club Soho House as well as the famous Japanese restaurant Nobu.

As far as neighbors, the former Château Manilow is cozied up next to Malibu Colony, a gated community filled with celebrities enjoying one of the most picturesque vacation spots in the country. These “Colonyites” are rumored to include the likes of Tom Hanks, Bill Murray and Barbara Streisand. Not too shabby.

Built in 1976, the home has undergone rounds of modernization to keep up with current market trends. The mansion is equipped with Control4 smart home automation, Nest security and thermostats, a stove that runs on WiFi(!) and automatic blinds, if you want a break from looking at the ocean at every turn.

Upon entering the home, guests are greeted by a saltwater fish tank right in the foyer, a little sneak peek at the lively ocean just steps away. The sunken living room features double-tall floor-to-ceiling windows for maximum space and light, opening to a luxurious terrace overlooking the sprawling water. The chef’s kitchen includes a sunny breakfast nook for starting the morning off on the right barefoot.

The master bedroom spans the whole top floor of the home, with a private balcony behind glass doors and a fireplace to cuddle up to on breezy California nights. The home features an outdoor hot shower to ease the transition from “fun day at the beach” to “incredible evening doing whatever you’re about to do.” A home office overlooks the courtyard, creating plenty of motivation for quickly finishing up whatever incredibly lucrative thing you do for work.

The large and luxurious courtyard includes a built-in barbecue, fountain and spa, perfect for entertaining a large group or enjoying a tranquil, solitary cup of coffee at sunrise—or a cocktail at sunset, because frankly, you deserve it. If family and friends stop by to blast some classic Manilow and the party runs a bit late, the guest suite above the garage offers views just as breathtaking as the main house’s.

At the time of publication, this 24146 Malibu Road home is on the market for $10,995,000, according to Zillow. And because not everyone may be able to afford this particular second home price tag, rest assured that this mansion would probably function just fine as a primary home, too.