My daughters are obsessed with Malibu. I am not sure why…it is kind of a pain to drive to for THIS mom, so I don’t. Anyway, I heard that Eve Plumb, aka Jan Brady of the Brady Bunch, just sold this house for almost $4m. (We middle children are very smart!) She purchased it for $55k when she was 11! I have an 11 year old. The last thing she purchased was Watermelon Sour Patch kids from the Dollar Store on Vine. (I don’t pay for such things) It has got me thinking,…what will the market be like when our children are old enough to buy a home? Will they have to leave LA? What will financing be like? My daughters don’t know it but I started a fund for them when they were born to help them with an eventual down payment. I contribute what works out to be $1 a day for each so @ $800 or more per year. Shhhh please don’t mention it; it is a surprise. Enjoy Jan’s house!
From MLS:Here on one of the best parcels on exclusive Escondido Beach, a short walk to Geoffrey’s Restaurant, world-class Meis Architects have designed a beachfront masterpiece for an iconic 1970’s sitcom star. Resplendent with technical feats like you would expect of the Staples Center designer: cantilevered concrete core floating above floor-to-ceiling glass, seemingly invisible structure, retractable moon roof, perforated metal panels, and a car stacker for multiple luxury vehicles. Schematic plans can be customized to suit the needs of the most discriminating buyer. Meanwhile, the existing bungalow has been well-maintained by the same family for decades, offering substantial rental income while plans are completed and building permits are obtained. Proposed design: 3 BD, 2.5 BA, 3,500 SF; Existing home: 3 BD, 1.75 BA, 850 SF. 8,906 SF Lot with 47 feet of beach frontage and an apparently unbuildable lot next door. Panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean.
Listing courtesy of: Deasy, Penner & Partners
If the new owner isn’t interested in the home’s 50s style charm, there’s a sleek & modern rendering from Meis Architects of what the current 850-square-foot home could transform into with a little TLC. Smart move, agents!
Floor to ceiling windows and 3,500-sq ft, the new owner could turn Plumb’s old pad into the ultimate beach retreat. We will see what happens! And I may even drive my girls to Malibu to frolic on the sand in front of this house!