Park your Mustang in the three-car garage and you’re home in a Malibu beach house once owned by the ultimate Mustang-driver, Steve McQueen. His car chase in ‘Bullitt’, piloting a green Mustang, is rightly legendary. McQueen was, of course, one of the major Hollywood stars of his day and when he needed to escape from the endless attention that stardom brings, he and his wife, the actress Ali McGraw, would retreat to this breathtaking three-level Malibu beach house, now for sale. Those were times when Malibu was far less built-up than it is now, but the McQueen Malibu beach house, with its clean lines and direct views out to the Pacific horizon, remains one-of-a-kind.
Huge roll-back glass doors open all living spaces and the primary bedrooms to that remarkable view. Bath to the main suite revels in vistas out to the ocean. Neutral shades are the product of a major refurbishment following the sale of this Malibu beach house by Steve McQueen’s son Chad in 2020. Four bedrooms benefit from five bathrooms, so there will never be a queue when you need your film star bath. A bespoke store takes care of surfboards after you’ve been out for your morning encounter with the Californian waves.
Private stairs take you down to the beach, for morning yoga or a sunset paddle. Back up those steps - and perhaps after taking advantage of one of the two outdoor showers - you’re not lacking in choice for the evening ahead because each level of this home has its own deck, each with those ever-changing views. If you’re worried about the paparazzi and their long lenses, relax. This is one Malibu beach house that’s well protected from undesirable company because it’s in the highly desirable community of Victoria Point, which is gated.
All of this history and - above all - its location and architecture means that Steve McQueen’s Malibu beach house is not going to be exactly a bargain. The agents are asking for offers at around £14m. And no, that doesn’t include a Mustang.