Jillian Michaels Rides to Malibu Spread

Telegenic personal trainer Jillian Michaels announced in late June that she will not — for the third time — return as the baddest of the badass trainers on the next season of “The Biggest Loser.” Within weeks of the announcement, the fearsomely fit exercise fiend simultaneously sold her stone-faced contemporary house in the Hollywood Hills for $2.15 million, and shelled out $3.61 mil for a 7ish-acre spread in the rolling, sea breeze-licked hills above Malibu’s celebrity-saturated Point Dume.

Privately set down a long, snaking driveway, the 3,660-square-foot stone-faced and cedar-sided residence has three bedrooms and three bathrooms plus a self-contained one-bed and one-bath guesthouse. Limestone floors extend throughout most of the main floor living spaces, which also feature rugged stone accents, vaulted and sky-lit exposed wood ceilings, and a couple of massive, flagstone-faced fireplaces. At least two of the bathrooms have hand-painted ceramic tile murals in the shower areas, and the master bathroom sports a slipper-style hand-hammered copper bathtub.

Semi-tropically landscaped grounds around the house include a bridge-crossed koi pond, a huge flagstone terrace with built-in bbq, gazebo, an elevated deck with over-the-treetop mountain views, and a rock-ringed lagoon-style saltwater swimming pool. Unbeknownst to this property gossip, Miz Michaels either is or aims to be a horsewoman, as she selected a fully equipped equestrian estate that includes a six-stall barn, riding arena, training ring and several fenced and irrigated pastures.

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  1. Sandpiper says:

    I kind’a don’t get it. A bit on the masculine side. Must be one of the only houses on Point Dume that hasn’t been leveled and rebuilt yet.

  2. Chuck Raney says:

    Lady, your comment is not valid as this home is nestled down a private drive and in no way is a Show-Off home. If you would enjoy criticizing, the Pet-rah/Klingon Bird of Prey is back on the market at 150 million and awaits your wit.

    LGB, maybe it doesn’t “vibe” ? In these pictures the tiles is nasty against the wood, maybe camera tone but every pic?
    As for the price, everything over there around Malibu is overpriced, imo. This one has no beach access, no view, not near any “LA Hotspots”, it’s simply a home with nasty tile and discolored stone.

    At least it has 7 acres, that is enough to actually have some things going on at home.

    • Lady says:

      If it wasn’t to be shown off you wouldn’t be on this site looking at all the photos she’s posted to show off her million dollar house that only 1% of America can afford.

      • Chuck Raney says:

        Poster known as Lady, Jillian did no post these photos. At All.
        Variety, an internet and print Magazine publishes these photos in this, the “Real-e-stalker” section of Celeb “bid-ness” known as Dirt. It’s Celeb-related Dirt.

        Therefore any criticisms directed to Us, readers and posters being too Celeb absorbed is valid.
        Jillian has no fault in our vapidity. (which is a word that amazingly passes spell-check)

      • lil' gay boy says:

        These are listing photos from the realtor, dating to April 2012 — well before she acquired it; why so bitter, Betty? Given a choice, I’ll bet Ms Michaels would prefer they remained as private as the house is.

    • lil' gay boy says:

      Chuck, I agree — sort of. Never been a fan of wood walls in a bathroom (had one — bitch of a maintenance burden & inevitably dark); but the tile work I find sort of charming. In a decade or so I would venture to guess a listing description of it would even go so far as to say something along the lines of “sought after”. But the tile wall outside that stall shower is an epic fail — I’d have preferred plaster/drywall there.

      And indeed, the stonework would greatly benefit from an acid wash, except for the kitchen island — that has to go.

      Even so far north of Point Dume proper, listing photos still online show a distant ocean view from the riding ring out back; I imagine a mounted equestrian would have a marvelous view. As I said, it gives me more of a Big Sur than Malibu vibe, which I’ve always loved — clearly not the kind of property for one more interested in nightlife than seclusion. I suppose that is why the property has dropped in value over the years.

      • Chuck Raney says:

        Teak would always work in the wet but it needs maintenance.
        Her immediate area is covered with “Horse-iers” if that is a word.
        I am surprised several of them haven’t gotten together and combined stables and rinks and other fun horse things together, creating more space. Pay for it like a Common Area Maintenance.

  3. Lady says:

    Ooooh look at me I’m Jillian Michaels I can afford what you can’t oooh look at me i’m rich.

  4. Cinda says:

    Must be nice to be that rich………..I’ll never know…

  5. lil' gay boy says:

    The kind of rustic contemporary I’ve long associated with the Big Sur area; kinda dated in a charming, hippy-dippy sort of way. Updating it could be tricky, but fun.

    This property listed for as high as $6.2M in ’06, and has steadily dropped in subsequent years; I have to ask — what’s really wrong with it?

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