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‘Modern Family’ creator Steve Levitan seeks $16 million for Malibu beach house

Steve Levitan, the TV powerhouse behind shows such as “Modern Family,” “Stacked” and “Just Shoot Me,” is testing the waters in Malibu. His Cape Cod-style beach house just hit the market for $16 million.



a large building: The contemporary Cape Cod includes six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a great room, lofted gym and multiple decks overlooking the ocean. (Mac Hayward)


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The contemporary Cape Cod includes six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a great room, lofted gym and multiple decks overlooking the ocean. (Mac Hayward)

He’ll triple his money if he gets his price. Records show the Emmy-winning director-producer paid $5.4 million for the property in 2002.

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Spanning a quarter of an acre, the oceanfront abode descends down a bluff to Broad Beach — an exclusive stretch of sand with high-profile residents over the years including Frank Sinatra, Mindy Kaling, Walter Hill and Eli Broad.

Levitan made a few changes during his stay, renovating the oversized chef’s kitchen overlooking the ocean. Other highlights in the 6,700-square-foot floor plan include an interior courtyard, elevator, lofted

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Matthew Perry’s Malibu beach house seeks $14 million

A few months ago, Matthew Perry listed his penthouse in the sky. Now he’s selling his home in the sand. The “Friends” star recently put his Malibu beach house on the market for $14 million, records show.



a large bed in a room: The 5,500-square-foot home has a movie theater, hot tub and two stories of decks overlooking the ocean. (Realtor.com)


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The 5,500-square-foot home has a movie theater, hot tub and two stories of decks overlooking the ocean. (Realtor.com)

That’s $2 million more than the actor paid in 2011 when he bought the property from Scott Gillen, a high-profile developer who owns a slew of Malibu properties. Last summer, Gillen listed his 13-home portfolio in the coastal city for a combined $500 million.

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Perry’s place is covered in wood and glass. Spanning 5,500 square feet, it overlooks the ocean from two stories of modern indoor-outdoor living spaces.

A two-sided fireplace anchors the main level, separating a sunny dining area and modern kitchen from a living room with a ping-pong table.

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Would You Burrow by the Beach in This Underground ‘Dune House’?

Located on a beach in Florida, the “dune house” isn’t easy to spot unless you know what to look for. But that’s exactly what makes it so enticing.

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It’s difficult to know the “dune house” even exists if you’re not looking for it. But that’s what makes it so enticing.

From the street, all you see are two staircases, two concealed doors, and grass.

“It’s kind of built like the natural shape of an oceanfront dune,” says listing agent Jan Shields.

The two units on Beach Avenue in Atlantic Beach, FL, must have the same owner, but they can be independently occupied, Shields explains. “A good buyer is somebody that would really like to live in half of it and possibly rent [out] the other half.”

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23 Beach Home Decor Ideas

Is your beach house a little dated or needing a mini makeover? Here are 23 simple decorating ideas that will spruce up and highlight the beauty of your summer residence.

1. Classic Adirondack chairs on the porch.

2. Removable cushion covers and sofa slipcovers in outdoor-rated fabrics such as Sunbrella are easy to wash and will stand up to damp swimsuits and towels.

3. Braided or woven area rug. Because the wood floors do take a beating.

4. Unfinished, unlaquered table tops echoe the look of driftwood.

5. White wicker end tables are perfect for bedrooms or the living room.

6. Removable cushion covers and sofa slipcovers in outdoor-rated fabrics such as Sunbrella are easy to wash and will stand up to damp swimsuits and towels.

7. A lighthouse needlepoint throw pillow displayed on a rocking chair.

8. Use red, white, and blue accents for a touch of Americana throughout … Read More

Beach Vs Garden Themed Weddings – Which Is Better?

Traditional weddings have always been the preferred choice of couples, in which the image of a victorian steepled church, a red carpeted entry way, and a blushing white bride. Today, however, many more young newlyweds are exploring new environments to exchange vows. Among many new contemporary settings to celebrate the special day include beaches and gardens. While both offer the benefit of fresh air and a large crowd capacity, there are several reasons why a beach is most definitely the best choice for most weddings.

While garden weddings are aesthetically pleasing and offer a paradise-esque atmosphere with many perks and luxuries, there are several reasons why a garden wedding might have some disadvantages. Food cost and venue arrangements are just some aspects to consider when comparing beach and garden weddings.

Newlyweds might expect to pay a small fortune for just the bare essentials of a garden wedding. A small fee … Read More