Hollywood A-lister Leonardo DiCaprio recently listed his contemporary ocean-front home on Carbon Beach in Malibu for $10.95 million. Leo’s name has been on the title of this cottage since 1998 when he purchased the property for $1.6 million, not long after he became a household named after starring in the epic blockbuster “Titanic.”
During these years, the 1950-built home was predominantly occupied by Leo’s mother, Ermelin, and was even leased out a few times to other tenants. In fact, as recently as this past summer, the home was listed for lease for a whopping $50,000 a month.
The 1,765-square-foot, two-story home hides behind a gated courtyard at the front. Sprawling throughout the open-plan the interior is bleached hardwood flooring. The living room boasts a stone-faced fireplace with a television mounted above, and the dining area features wood-framed glass sliding doors that lead to a deck facing the ocean.
The glass-railed deck is perfect for entertaining, dining outdoors and relaxing by the sunken spa. The beach in front of the home – affectionately dubbed “Billionaire’s Beach” that stretches from the Malibu Pier to Santa Monica – can be accessed via a private stairway.
The galley kitchen may be small, but it has been outfitted with upscale finishes, including grey backsplash tiles laid in a herringbone pattern that make their way up to the ceiling.
Two of the three bedrooms in the home are located on the upper level, and have glass sliders that lead to balconies featuring incredible ocean views. They also each have their own quaint sitting areas with built-in media devices.
The actor, who finally took home his long-awaited first Oscar for his leading role in “The Revenant” earlier this year, has dabbled in a number of real estate deals. As well he should, considering his net worth of over $200 million and his monumental average paycheck of $25 million per film. He previously owned a couple of other homes in Malibu: one was sold for $7.4 million in 2009, and the other was unloaded for $17.35 million in 2013.
The Academy award winner also owns a Spanish home in the Silver Lake area, as well as a mid-century contemporary home in Palm Springs that he purchased in early 2014 for $5.23 million.
Southern California isn’t the only mecca that the acting powerhouse has played his hand at real estate. He also owns three apartments in lower Manhattan, each worth a few million apiece. One is a 3,663-square-foot, three-bedroom flat in a boutique building in Greenwich Village that he bought in 2014 for $10 million. The other two are located in the Battery Park area of New York City, and were purchased for $3.6 million and $8 million in 2008 and 2014, respectively.
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