Wallis Annenberg Pocket Lists Malibu Manse for $39m

Uber philanthropist Wallis Annenberg, now in her 70s and the only surviving offspring of publishing tycoon Walter Annenberg, has made her beachfront house in the guard-gated Colony community in Malibu available as an off-market listing at an undisclosed price that real estate insider Peter Propertyseller told this property gossip is $39 million.

Once owned by Michael Landon, Annenberg purchased the property, in 2006 for $22.75 million and hired architect Frederick Fisher to fashion an 8,400-square-foot contemporary with 70 feet of ocean frontage and parking for up to 10 cars. There are four en-suite bedrooms, a separate staff apartment and a master suite with office/sitting area and oceanside terrace. Floor-to-ceiling glass sliders open to a roomy deck with lap-length swimming pool, spa, fire pit and panoramic vistas from Santa Monica to Catalina Island.

Annenberg also owns the lot across the street, acquired in 2010 for $6 million, and also available off market at an undisclosed price. Other high-profile homeowners in the Colony include Rob Reiner, Paul Reiser, John McEnroe, Sting and Jerry Perenchio who — by our last count — owns a dozen homes in the Colony.

listing photos: Nick Springett for Coldwell Banker

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  1. louhodges says:

    Maybe she can donate the profits to Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, like the Annenberg Foundation gave him $500 million in 1996 for the Annenberg Challenge – the money was supposed to go to the Chicago schools, which is pretty funny when you look at the Chicago Schools and the death rate among Black teens in Chicago. Ayers appointed Obama CEO of the fund, and its anybody’s guess what happened to the money. Any of you “Hollywoodies” who don’t understand the gravity of giving Bill Ayers $500 million dollars after his Weather Underground escapades where his friends were killed trying to make bombs in a townhouse in Chicago – probably don’t understand anything about Wallis Annenberg either. She’s just about the same age as Ayers – sort of makes one wonder. For a more complete background, why don’t you make a documentary about Bill Ayers and his fabulous plot to overthrow the government.

  2. craig lipsey says:

    Looks like Ellen just listed her condos

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