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Home of the Week: Matchless estate on Malibu sand
Set directly on the beach just west of Marisol Malibu with 55 feet of coastal frontage, this famed architectural statement enjoys completely clear ocean and mountain vistas from every room.

An incomparably rare and high-value investment on the California coast, the property is surrounded by the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, meaning nothing can ever be built to obstruct these views. The feeling is like living in a nature preserve, with magnificent views of the beach, the water, the Channel islands and the mountains, lit by magical dawns, sunsets, moon and stars. 


Originally built for former NFL star/actor Alex Karras, the estate at 42500 Pacific Coast Highway was earlier owned by Olivia Newton John. It is currently home to William F. Lynch and his wife, Elizabeth Lynch. Mr. Lynch’s assignments under four US Presidents included serving on the Nixon-Kissinger team that opened US-China relations. 
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The lifestyle here is rejuvenating, invigorating and elegant. Step out of the private gated stairway directly onto the sand; drink in serene 270 º views from multiple waterfront decks; or experience an astonishing full-circle panorama from the 3,000 square foot roof deck. Dolphins, whales and beautiful birds fill the sea and air, sharing the habitat with swimmers, paddleboarders, surfers and windsurfers attracted to Malibu’s renowned County Line Beach. A rare protective sea wall safeguards the home.


Boasting unmatched Feng Shui and a tranquil Zen ambience, the estate perfectly blends interior grandeur with the splendor of its coastal setting. The first level is ideal for entertaining, with a 30’ x 50’ living room featuring a fireplace, expansive ocean view windows and a deck. This level also includes a formal dining room with ocean vistas; a chef’s kitchen; and an adjoining family room. The master suite features expansive windows that frame incomparable ocean views, a private ocean deck, a den with fireplace, and a spa bath. There are three additional bedrooms and an in-law suite with deck and separate entrance. 


The home is entirely furnished with rare Chinese antiques collected by Mr. Lynch during his forty years in China. They may be available for purchase with the home.


Located moments from Pepperdine University, Hughes-Malibu Heliport and Malibu’s  world-class shopping, dining and celebrity-watching, the estate is within close proximity to Beverly Hills.


42500 Pacific Coast Hwy is offered at $8,500,000 by Madison Hildebrand and Jennifer Chrisman of The Malibu Life at Pacific Union International.
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