Forget “Coming to America” — Neil Diamond is coming to Malibu, CA! The legendary singer-songwriter just snagged a five-bed, seven-bath spread in Encinal Bluffs, an ultraluxe Malibu community, for $7.25 million. While Neil’s longtime home is a Beverly Hills, CA, compound he bought back in 1997 for $4.7 million, it’s easy to understand why he bought in the ’Bu: The Encinal Bluffs and Encinal Canyon area is known for attracting celebs like moths to a flame and has counted everyone from Daryl Hannah to Nicolas Cage to former Disney CEO Michael Eisner as residents.
Built in 1996, the 4,692-square-foot home is a waterfront retreat tucked into a private cove overlooking the crystal-clear waters of Malibu. With soaring ceilings and walls of glass, the home captures the indoor/outdoor California aesthetic while providing exquisite coastline views from almost every room. The home features an open floor plan with a spacious great room, gourmet chef’s kitchen, dining room, and, of course, a dazzling master suite with dramatic ocean views and plenty of closet space (for all of Neil’s rhinestone-encrusted shirts). There are also four additional bedrooms with en-suite baths.
Outside, a spacious patio offers the perfect spot to enjoy a cup of coffee while watching the crashing waves. An infinity pool and spa sit next to a barbecue area where any dinner party guest will enjoy the striking sunset views. The home offers direct access to the beach, and we’re sure Neil will see plenty of other famous faces around the neighborhood: Encinal Bluffs is also the location of the exquisite Architectural Digest–featured home once owned by Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi (which they bought from Brad Pitt). The lady duo later flipped the property, making a $1 million profit by selling it to cosmetics exec Victoria Jackson. Looks like this neighborhood is a Diamond in the (not-so) rough.
Images courtesy of Zillow. The listing agents were Sandro Dazzan and Irene Dazzan-Palmer of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.