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For sale: 6 homes by famous architects

Borman House
Borman House
  • Location: Malibu, Calif.
  • Asking price: $57.5 million

This Malibu beach house was designed by Frank Gehry.

Known as the "Borman House," it was built in 1989 and sits on four beachfront lots totaling 1.46 acres, says Jack Pritchett, co-owner of Pritchett-Rapf and Associates, one of two real estate firms sharing the listing.

"It's really an art piece," he says. "It took five years or so to build."

Commissioned by the late Burton Borman, CEO of PennCorp Financial, the tri-level home is 11,413 square feet with limestone floors, vaulted wood ceilings, multiple skylights and walls of glass framing beach views, Pritchett says.

The lower-level outdoor entertaining area overlooking the beach has a built-in fireplace and adjoins an indoor rec room with a full kitchen and private bath.

It has four bedrooms, plus two additional guest suites. The master bedroom has a fireplace, skylight and picture windows that overlook the beach. The master bath features two private bathing areas -- one with a multi-head shower; the other with a jetted tub and skylight.

The home also has a multi-level wraparound deck incorporating a tennis court, lap pool and hot tub -- plus a stone walkway leading to the beach.


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