Johnny Carson’s Former Malibu Estate Is A Luxe Oasis

The $81.5 million modern-style mansion is filled with greenery and natural light.

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Lush greenery, indoor trees, floor-to-ceiling windows, and an unbeatable view of the Malibu coastline earmark former comedian, and late-night host, Johnny Carson’s once-owned California home a truly unique property. It’s a trifecta of location, architecture, and luxury, and currently listed at a cool $81.5 million.


Designed by architect Ed Niles in 1978, the modern, triangular mansion features 7,083 sq ft of living space, spread across four acres of prime coastline real estate. Carson ( who died 12 years ago at the age of 79) bought the home in 1984 for $9.5 million.


Sold by its current owners, film producer and fashion mogul Sidney Kimmel and his wife, Caroline, the two bedroom, 4.5 bathroom features exposed wood beams and a glass ceiling to allow the plants to take in some of that natural California sunshine. The rest of the home also features impressively high ceilings (9 feet or more) and wooden walkways that are lined with various flora.

The master bedroom takes up the entire second floor with sliding glass doors and a balcony for taking in views of the Pacific. The architecture lends itself to interesting corners and angles throughout the house and accents of copper and gold in the furniture and interior provide warmth.

If you want to spend more time in the salty air, the secluded home rises above the Point Dume Bluffs, allowing for breathtaking panoramic views and private beach access. A waterfall flows into a custom koi pond and pool overlooking the ocean.

There is also a sunken tennis court, said to be given to Carson as a gift by NBC which, includes a bench once used in Wimbledon.

More features of the stunning famously-owned property incude a media room, gym, elevator, onyx master bathroom, guest house, and wine cellar—just to add a bit more of celeb-status luxury.

Check out more photos and the original listing here.

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