Bryan Cranston has listed his stunning eco-chic Ventura County beach house for $4.995 million.
The Breaking Bad star bought the property in 2007 for $2.5 million, and rebuilt and transformed the existing 1940s house into the net-zero carbon footprint modern home, called Three Palms, completing it back in 2013. The actor and his wife, Robin Dearden, tapped friend and architect John Turturro to work on the project with them.
The home boasts three bedrooms and three bathrooms in 2,450 square feet of space, with direct access to the beach.
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It sits on a stunning stretch of coastline between LA and Santa Barbara, and perfectly blends form and function with luxurious finishes. The open-plan kitchen and lounge is filled with natural light and floor-to-ceiling windows bringing the outside in.
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The home cleverly combines energy efficiency and recycling systems that help it produce as much energy as it uses, and has solar panels on the roof, and energy-smart building materials and appliances, like ceiling fans powered by solar energy, instead of air con.
There's also photovoltaic panels that produce electricity for the house, and hydronic panels that cover the hot water requirements.
The home is sustainable yet luxurious, with unique architectural features; huge sliding glass doors, polished concrete flooring, high-end cabinetry and appliances, and smart home capabilities.
It boasts sweeping views across the soft-sand beach and the Pacific Ocean beyond, where dolphins can often be seen playing in the surf.
According to Realtor.com (opens in new tab), Bryan said of the project: 'I put my heart, soul and blood, sweat, and often tears into it, and I’m glad, because it was such an artistic endeavor, and yet functional.' He added that he was now ready for somebody else to take it the 'next level of appreciation'.
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Listing agent Jon Perkins says: ‘Nothing was overlooked. Whether you're basking in the soothing ocean breezes, strolling the mile and a half stretch of beautiful sandy beach, and sharing spectacular sunsets at the end of each day, life is better at Three Palms.’
Where does Bryan Cranston live now?
The Malcolm in the Middle and Breaking Bad star lives with his wife Robin Dearden in Southern California. It's believed he's selling the Ventura County beach house simply because the couple don't spend enough time there.
Photos courtesy of Jon Perkins at Coldwell Banker Realty and Realtor.com (opens in new tab)
Ruth Doherty is an experienced digital writer and editor specializing in interiors, travel and lifestyle. With 20 years of writing for national sites under her belt, she’s worked for the likes of Livingetc.com, Standard, Ideal Home, Stylist and Marie Claire as well as Homes & Gardens.
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