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‘Apes’ Editor, Conrad Buff IV, Lists Malibu Contempo

Academy Award-winning film editor Conrad Buff IV — he cut “Titanic” and “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” to name a couple — has his clean-lined contemporary above Malibu’s Lechuza Beach up for sale at $2.25 million. Property records show Buff bought the compact, .17-acre property in early 2000 for $815,000, and the L.A. County Tax Man shows the approximately 2,100-square-foot house was built in 1981, with three bedrooms and three full bathrooms.

The exterior is defined by precipitously sloped rooflines, frameless walls of glass and clerestory windows that flood the dramatically airy, bilevel living and dining space with sea-misted light, while the sleekly renovated, galley-style kitchen opens over a snack-bar counter to an informal living area with floor-to-ceiling glass sliders.

The fenced and tree-ringed yard isn’t big, but it is mostly flat, with a large lawn and a couple of dining and lounging decks. And, though the house does not sit directly on or even have a view of the ocean, it’s a conveniently brief, 4- to 5-minute stroll to a little-known and all-but-hidden public access point of the beach.

listing photos: Coldwell Banker

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