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Steve McQueen’s Malibu beach home is a modern maze of minimalism – take a tour

The ultra-modern property has a private staircase to the shore – and offers the sensation of 'floating above the ocean'

Steve McQueen’s Malibu Beach Home
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Steve Mc Queen's former home – floating above the Pacific Ocean – is on the market for $16.9 million.

The strikingly modern property was owned by the Hollywood great, who was one of the highest-paid actors in the world in the 1970s. The Indiana-born actor is known for his roles in The Thomas Crown Affair, The Great Escape, Bullitt, The Cincinnati Kid, and Le Mans, where he often portrayed a cool antihero persona. He lived in the Malibu home with actress Ali MacGraw who starred in The Getaway, Convoy, and Goodbye, Columbus, among other films in the mid-twentieth century. 

Ali MacGraw shared the beach house, which qualifies as one of the world's best homes, in the 1970s, but it has since been brought firmly into the modern-day following renovations. 

Steve McQueen’s Malibu Beach Home

(Image credit: The Luxury Level)

With its unparalleled location and ultra-chic decorating ideas, it is unsurprising that the estate continues to attract celebrities decades after Steve McQueen called the property his home. 

Steve McQueen’s Malibu Beach Home

(Image credit: The Luxury Level)

In 2020, Steve’s son, Chad, sold the house to songwriter Ammar Malik (behind Maroon 5’s Moves Like Jagger) for $8.35 million. Ammar spent millions transforming the property into a Scandi-cool maze with a minimalist color scheme and beautiful furnishings.

Steve McQueen’s Malibu Beach Home

(Image credit: The Luxury Level)

Located on a bluff (to provide the privacy that Steve McQueen craved), the four-bedroom home is an unrivaled California contemporary. A multi-floored living and dining space make up the main part of the home, which was designed to feel as though it floats above the ocean.

While the design-led living room ideas blend indoor and outdoor living effortlessly – with its crisp color palette that creates a stark contrast to the blues of the ocean.

The living space, like many rooms in the home, also boasts a stylish wood-accent wall and a fireplace crowned with colorful artwork. 

Steve McQueen’s Malibu Beach Home

(Image credit: The Luxury Level)

Other features include a chef’s kitchen with an adjoining dining area that overlooks the main entertaining space and comes with oceanic views as a standard. 

Steve McQueen’s Malibu Beach Home

(Image credit: The Luxury Level)

The primary bedroom is similarly set above the main floor. The suite comes with a soaking tub (alongside the separate spa bath) and a large deck that has a private staircase leading down to the beach.

Steve McQueen’s Malibu Beach Home

(Image credit: The Luxury Level)

When Steve McQueen lived in Malibu, it was viewed as a remote area near LA popular with surfers and the occasional actor. However, today, the oceanfront city is one of the most upscale neighborhoods in the US – popular among the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Miley Cyrus, Jack Nicholson, Jenifer Aniston, and Cher.

Steve McQueen’s Malibu Beach Home

(Image credit: The Luxury Level)

Elizabeth Donovan of Coldwell Banker Realty currently holds the $16.995 million listing. Photos courtesy of TopTenRealEstateDeals (opens in new tab)

Megan Slack
News Editor

Megan is the News and Trends Editor at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes. As the News Editor, she often focuses on emerging microtrends, sleep and wellbeing stories, and celebrity-focused pieces. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.