"Luxury with a touch of California surfer insouciance!"
Trailer parks aren’t the meth dens they used to be, at least if swinging ol Paradise Cove in Malibu, home to equality-in-surfing activist Minnie Driver, who keeps a little joint there painted mint green, Pamela Anderson, who dated the park’s electrician, and surf journalist Sam George, is an indication.
Built in the nineteen-fifties on eighty-five acres of classic Californian beachfront land, the park became the go-to for ocean-lovers who wanted affordable seclusion amid the craziness of Los Angeles.
As you’d expect, Paradise Cove has since been gobbled up, mostly, by actors, directors, LA’s monied set, although the occasional pauper like Sammy George squeezes his still pretty self into the milieu.
And amid all this is a mobile home, the world’s most expensive surf shack, reimagined by LA designer superstars Marmol Radziner in 2015, built into the hill of a cul-de-sac and without any immediate neighbours for a not entirely unreasonable $3.995 million dollars, although you still gotta pay almost two gees a month for the lot.
Good enough waves out front to bang around on, too.
As the realtor describes,
“This Marmol Radziner home in Paradise Cove is the ultimate coastal retreat, blending luxury and modern simplicity in one of Malibu’s most sought-after locations. Rustic barn wood adorns the exterior and a large push gate opens to a sanctuary surrounded by mature trees, drought-resistant succulents, and meticulously designed spaces.
“Inside, the home is appointed with James Perse furniture which is included in the sale. The living room boasts vaulted wood-beamed ceilings with a long center skylight, floor-to-ceiling windows, and stacking glass doors that connect to a wraparound deck. Casual living spaces gently lead to a dining area and well-equipped kitchen with a Thermador gas range, stainless steel appliances, and a breakfast bar. The spa-like bathroom features marble floors, a soaking tub, shower with a bench, dual vanities, and a water closet with a bidet. The primary bedroom overlooks the backyard and has a walk-in closet, vaulted wood ceilings, and corner sliding doors opening to a peaceful oasis. The backyard is completely enclosed and private with a large sun deck, outdoor dining area, gas fire pit, and bubbling fountain.
“At the rear of the property, there is a detached room that could be utilized as a guest bedroom, office, den, fitness/yoga studio, and more. Additional features include an outdoor shower, gated golf cart parking, and a laundry area with a sink. The property offers extremely low space rent of ~$1,786 to the new buyer and easy beach access to some of Malibu’s most beautiful sandy beaches, coves, and surf. Perfectly designed in one of Malibu’s most exclusive beachside communities, this is a truly rare opportunity.”