Dick Clark’s Flintstonian Home is Rockin’

Entertainment legend, Dick Clark, placed his Malibu home on the market shortly before he died on April 18, 2012 for an asking price of $3.5 million. Recently reduced in February to $3.25 million, this unique home sparks the imagination and is full of whimsical details.

The Malibu landmark was built to look as though it simply grew from its surroundings. The exterior is possibly stucco, but made to look like sandstone that has weathered away into a cave-like postmodern home. With xeriscape landscaping, Clark’s single bedroom, two bath home seems to fit right into the surrounding 22.8 acres of sun-washed coast. Built on an elevation, the home boasts some of the best views of the Pacific, the city lights, Serrano Valley and Boney Mountain. The sunsets here are spectacular!

The curved walls and ceilings are a smoother version of the exterior, echoing the weathered sandstone look. It could easily have been lifted from the cels of “The Flintstones,” although Fred and Barney didn’t enjoy the luxury details of this modern-day version, which includes a wine cellar. Expanses of glass allow the gorgeous views to take your breath away, while shutting out the desert heat and cold. Clever uplighting of architectural features emphasize the curves and built in details, while adding a light and airy feel to the home.

The vaulted ceilings, large space, and wide expanse of glass overlooking breathtaking views make the living and dining rooms feel like part of the gorgeous scenery. The master bedroom includes a fireplace and gorgeous views, as well as a neutral decor that increases the spacious feel. That decor flows throughout the home, including into the bath. The modern features are added to this spacious bath with spa tub and whimsical modern stone-age touches including curvy asymmetrical mirrors, built in counters and shelving, and custom installation and decoration of the fixtures. That custom theme echoes in the modern kitchen with the countertops, cabinets, and shelving, and the views of the Boney Mountains are more lovely than any traditional artwork could be.

The estate offers an outdoor entertainment area where you can enjoy the sunsets, and a private nature walk, perfect for strolls or horseback rides. The property is also right next door to Mugu State Park, with 5 miles of pristine coastline as well as rocky bluffs, dunes, rugged Santa Monica hills and grassy valleys, offering swimming, surfing, hiking, and fishing.

For more info contact the listing agent, Diane Carter of Coldwell Banker Malibu Colony.