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.
Why not take the tour? And when you're done, take a look at more of the world's best homes on our dedicated page.
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.
Lake Tahoe is the best place to own a second home in the US – here's why
If you're thinking of purchasing a vacation home and renting it out, there's no place like Lake Tahoe
By Anna Cottrell •
Front yard cottage garden ideas – that create a pretty first impression
These front yard cottage garden ideas will give your home characterful, charming curb appeal
By Holly Reaney •
'Full House' creator Jeff Franklin is selling his mansion – tour this extravagant property
The Beverly Hills hangout is complete with five bars, a shark tank, and a 35-foot water slide
By Megan Slack •
This London townhouse showcases a calming neutral palette and an array of interesting textures
Composed colors and a variety of textures have given this elegant London home a sophisticated and alluring appeal
By Vivienne Ayers •
Green roofs – a guide to sedum roofs
Green roofs aren't just attractive, they have a whole host of eco benefits, too
By Sarah Warwick •
Inside Bette Davis's former coastal home – a stunning French Normandy estate in Laguna Beach
The sprawling beachfront home is on the market for $19,995,000...
By Ruth Doherty •
Bill and Melinda Gates’ San Diego home will take your breath away – tour this extraordinary property
This $43 million home comes with its very own private beach
By Jennifer Ebert •
Take the tour around golfing legend Greg Norman's kaleidoscopic Florida house
The Atlantic Oceanic paradise blends tropical style with a quintessential English aesthetic
By Megan Slack •
This idyllic 16th-century English cottage has been beautifully restored – and makes the perfect family home
A twist of fate led André and Lisanne Hedger to realize their dream of owning a chocolate-box thatched cottage in the heart of the countryside
By Pippa Blenkinsop •
Homes & Gardens' Color of the Month: May – Zoffany's Tiger's Eye
The month of growth and renewal deserves a sunny but sophisticated shade – and we’re bathing in its warm and rich tones
By Megan Slack •