Iconic crooner Barry Manilow is singing the real estate blues in Malibu. The singer of “Mandy” and “Can’t Smile Without You” first listed the home in early 2009 for $12,600,000. Four months, later he switched agents and dropped the price to $10,900,000. With no buyer, the home came off the market but made a reappearance in March 2010 for $9,150,000. Now, it’s back!
According to the Real Estalker, Manilow purchased the home in 2002 for $3,850,000. Now, it’s listed at a much more down-to-earth (and realistic) price of $6,950,000. Will a buyer come along and finally make Manilow “smile?” We’ll have to wait and see. In the meantime, let’s get into the juicy details of his hard-to-sell home:
The residence is a walled and gated Contemporary with a courtyard entrance and detached guest house on a much sought after Malibu road. In a prime location, the home is uniquely sited on a promontory, which affords tremendous privacy and stunning views, both to the East and West along the beach. Interior features include a step-down 2-story living room with floor-to-ceiling glass, vaulted ceilings and limestone floors. Clocking in a 5 bedrooms, 5.5. bathrooms and 3,546 square feet, Manilow’s Malibu home has a dramatic ocean front master suite and 3 additional guest bedrooms in the main house. A charming and private guest house is located across the courtyard.