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Explore Bryan Cranston's eco-conscious beachfront house in California – on the market for $5 million

The beautiful property is described as 'one of the most remarkable green homes ever built in California'...

Bryan Cranston's house
(Image credit: Jake Cryan courtesy of Jon Perkins and Realtor.com)

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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Bryan Cranston's house

(Image credit: Jake Cryan courtesy of Jon Perkins and Realtor.com)

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.

Bryan Cranston's house

(Image credit: Jake Cryan courtesy of Jon Perkins and Realtor.com)

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.

Bryan Cranston's house

(Image credit: Preview First courtesy of Jon Perkins and Realtor.com)

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.

Bryan Cranston's house

(Image credit: Jake Cryan courtesy of Jon Perkins and Realtor.com)

According to Realtor.com, 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'.

Bryan Cranston's house

(Image credit: Jake Cryan courtesy of Jon Perkins and Realtor.com)

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.’

Bryan Cranston's house

(Image credit: Preview First courtesy of Jon Perkins and Realtor.com)

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

Ruth Doherty

Ruth Doherty is an interiors writer who has worked for Homes & Gardens and Ideal Home magazines among many others.