By Ruth Doherty
The Malibu beach house where Judy Garland lived with her second husband, Vincente Minnelli, and their daughter, Liza Minnelli, has gone on the market for $3.895 million.
The Hollywood icon - known for starring in some of the biggest hits of the Golden Age like The Wizard of Oz, Meet Me in St Louis, The Harvey Girls, and Easter Parade - lived at the home after it was built in 1947 into the 1950s.
With 1,311 square feet, the beach house sits on Malibu’s Las Tunas Beach within a stretch of beach homes that have been the backdrop for a number of films.
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It enjoys panoramic views over the beach and the ocean, and boasts three bedrooms and three baths with a double-view fireplace for both the vaulted-ceiling living room and dining room.
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Interior design-wise, the contemporary coastal-chic home channels Cape Cod style, with light, bright rooms allowing the blues of the never-ending sky and ocean vista to sing.
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White shiplap on the walls and the roof add texture to the all-white interior, and botanical prints and modern art inject a splash of color.
Rustic flooring running throughout the property enhances the beachy feel, and is extended onto the front courtyard, through which you enter the home.
The modern kitchen is given extra interest with an encaustic tile splash back, and has been completely updated with marble countertops and Viking appliances.
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Patterned tiles and luxurious marble are also seen in the serene bathroom, a tranquil space with a marble bench seat in the shower.
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The first floor has views straight out to sea through 10-foot accordion doors opening onto the expansive deck, which is the ideal spot for relaxing and entertaining.
Upstairs, the master bedroom opens onto its own private oceanfront deck. Bliss.
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Malibu Beach is a honeypot for A-list stars, and the new owner of this property will be rubbing shoulders with a number of celebrity residents, including Courtney Cox, Leonardo DiCpario and Miley Cyrus.
The listing agent for the home is Sally Forster Jones, Compass, Los Angeles. Pictures courtesy of Top Ten Real Estate Deals.
Who was Judy Garland?
Judy Garland was one of the most famous actresses of Hollywood's Golden Age. She starred in huge-hit musicals, like the Wizard of Oz and For Me and My Gal with Gene Kelly. She married five times, and had three children, one of whom is the famous singer Liza Minnelli. Judy died in 1969 from an accidental overdose.
Ruth Doherty is an interiors writer who has worked for Homes & Gardens and Ideal Home magazines among many others.
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