Sitting on 117 feet of oceanfront in Malibu, California, is the elegant home of Mamma Mia star, Pierce Brosnan – and it’s currently on the market for an incredible $100 million.
The exotic Thai-inspired compound known as ‘Orchid House’ was built by Brosnan and wife Kelly Shaye Smith way back in 2000, but they spent a full decade finishing it to their exacting standards. The final product is nearly 13,000 square feet of thoughtful layouts, clean lines and stunning views.
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Die Another Day star, Brosnan, seems have picked up his sleek and contemporary taste from his four film turn as the well-heeled spy James Bond. Orchid House has a definite exotic influence and is an exquisite example of how indoor/outdoor architecture should be used to both maximise space and as an art form in its own right.
Technically a compound rather than a simple house, due to the two-storey guest house on the property, this home is laden with amenities for residents and lucky guests alike.
The main house has five bedrooms and fourteen bathrooms, ideal for showering off after a dip in the Malibu sea. Indoors there is also a dining room and a gourmet chef’s kitchen, both with fireplaces for chilly evenings, as well as a butler’s pantry.
Rather appropriately for a movie star, there’s of course a home cinema, with its own bar for shaken (not stirred) martinis.
The master suite is a true gem in the home, with his-and-her baths, dressing rooms and another two fireplaces, as well as a large wrap around deck to enjoy the stunning sea views.
Another wing also offers a gym, sauna, steam room, plunge pool and even a Japanese soaking tub.
In front of the guest house there’s another surprising addition - a saltwater pool. The landscaping around this, and the rest of the property, continues this tropical, coastal feel, with palm trees and exotic flowers.
Although the parties may not be quite as raucous as those in the Mamma Mia films, this is a perfect home for entertaining. Much of the floor to ceiling glazing opens fully up, to allow for a free-flow of guests. Outdoors there is a generous deck with dining and lounging areas. Glass windbreaks and a contemporary firepit keep things cozy as the evenings draw in.
Orchid House is currently on the market with Chris Cortazzo of Compass. Thanks to TopTenRealEstateDeals.com for access to this one-of-a-kind property.
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Thea Babington-Stitt is a Content Editor at Future. She has been an interiors journalist for nearly 10 years and has held positions at LivingEtc, Country Homes & Interiors and Homes & Gardens. Currently, she is writing for Ideal Home and Style At Home's websites and magazines.
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