Sean Penn Lists Malibu Retreat

SELLER: Sean Penn
LOCATION: Malibu, Calif.
PRICE: $6.55 million
SIZE: (approx.) 3,200 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms

YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: In case any of the children might not have already heard from one of the other celebrity property gossips, fearsomely talented actor and fearlessly outspoken political and social activist Sean Penn has put his Malibu estate up for sale at $6.55 million. The cerebral and occasionally controversial two-time Oscar winner purchased the gated, 1.42-acre Point Dume property in August 2009, per property records, from Oscar-winning film producer Robert Chartoff’s first ex-wife Vanessa Howard Chartoff.

Current listing details show the hacienda-style main residence, built in 1960 and according to our research possibly originally designed by Southern California architect and noted hacienda expert Cliff May, has three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms in about 3,200 square feet. A self-contained detached guesthouse, privately nestled in to the terraced and landscaped ravine at the rear of the property, provides another bedroom and bathroom while a staff suite/office attached to the detached two-car garage has another bathroom.

Double glass doors open to a large tiled-floored foyer that stretches clear through to the back of the house where a couple of kooky, built-in planters sit underneath an super-sized sky light in the exposed beam ceiling. A formal living room has a fireplace and a built-in entertainment unit and the unconventionally shaped formal dining room has glass doors with garden overlook and is hung with a couple of large, colorful and — uhm — interesting paintings. (We’re not even going to speak on the shockingly uninspired and mildly depressing middle-aged bachelor furnishings other than to say that Your Mama hopes Mister Penn hires a deft and accomplished decorator to do up his next home. Anyhoodles…) The kitchen has bead board accented Shaker-style cabinetry, sea-foam green ceramic countertops, a full complement of high-grade stainless steel appliances and a long center work island with integrated snack counter. The kitchen opens to a small family room with vaulted ceiling, humongous used-brick fireplace, a full wall of floor-to-ceiling bookshelves and glass doors that open to a grassy garden.

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The back of the essentially U-shaped main house embraces a tree-shaded and paver-tiled courtyard with raised outdoor fireplace. The paver tiles continue beyond the courtyard surround a trapezoidal swimming pool ringed by flat lawns, fruit trees and mature gardens. The property transfers, according to marketing materials, with a deeded rights and a much-coveted key to Point Dume’s all but entirely private Riviera III beach.

A few of the other many high-profile Hollywood types who own homes on Malibu’s Point Dume include Barbra Streisand, Kenny G, Julia Roberts, and consciously uncoupled Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin.

Our research indicates Mister Penn’s property portfolio also includes an oceanfront home in a gated enclave near the iconic Banzai Pipeline surf spot on Oahu’s North Shore, and we’ve heard through the celebrity real estate gossip grapevine that Mister Penn and his new fiancée, superstar actress Charlize Theron, have been out peeping at pricey properties on L.A.’s West Side, so maybe there is a marriage manse in their future? We’ll shall see, butter beans, we shall see.

Listing photos: Sotheby’s International Realty

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