Lauded actor finds a first-rate plot
Actor Ed Norton of “Fight Club” fame has bought a John Lautner-designed home along the sand in gated Malibu Colony for $11.8 million.
Known as the Stevens Residence, the modernist triumph draws inspiration for its curved form from the shape of waves.
Built in 1968, the wood-and-concrete house features retractable walls of glass, herring-bone-patterned floors and wood slats that filter natural light. An openair section shelters a swimming pool.
A step-down living room, an eat-in kitchen, five bedrooms and five bathrooms also lie within nearly 3,400 square feet of interior space.
Rear decking and a front courtyard create additional living space outside. Steps lead down to 37 feet of sandy beachfront.
The property was offered four years ago for $22 million, about double what it sold for, records show. More recently it was listed for $13.75 million.
Tracy Maltas of Douglas Elliman was the listing agent. Christopher Cortazzo of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage represented the buyer.
Norton, 47, has earned Oscar nominations for his performances in “Primal Fear” (1996), “American History X” (1998) and “Birdman” (2015). Last year he lent his voice to the animated comedy “Sausage Party” (2016).
Set behind fences secured by cameras, the gently rolling bluff was once a polo field. It features 500 feet of oceanfront, a path to the beach and panoramic Pacific views. The Santa Barbara Mountains and islands are also visible from the equestrian property.
The actor has used the site for sports, a wedding and family enjoyment.
Costner, 62, won best picture and best director Oscars for “Dances With Wolves” (1990). This year he appeared in “Hidden Figures.”
Public records show that the property changed hands in 2006 for $28.5 million.
Cathy Titus and Eric Wilde of Coldwell Banker Property Shoppe and Tim Hoctor of T.E. Hoctor & Co. are the listing agents.
JOHN LAUTNER designed the 1968 home in Malibu Colony that actor Ed Norton has bought.