The Milton Sidley house in Malibu, CA, has landed on the market for $20 million. One of the most distinctive homes in Southern California, it was designed by modernist architect Ed Niles, who is renowned for his striking steel and glass structures.
Niles built the residence for L.A. attorney and real estate investor Milton Sidley in 1992, and it may be his crowning achievement. The residence sits on over 2 acres on a Malibu mountainside, with expansive views of the mountains and the Pacific Ocean.
Sidley passed away in 2019, and his wife no longer lives there. Their children have placed the extraordinary property up for sale.
The residence consists of two structures connected by a skybridge above the driveway.
The public entertaining rooms are located on one side of the property in a 35-foot-tall arched structure made of glass and steel.
Inside, there’s a grand living room and curvaceous kitchen. Those rooms sit over a spacious ground-level garage.
The living room was designed for acoustics, as the Sidleys often hosted small concerts there. In addition, there’s a stylish reception area just outside.
On the other side of the skybridge you’ll find the private living spaces. The 4,356 square feet of living space include four bedrooms and four bathrooms.
The structure with the bedrooms resembles a landed spacecraft, with podlike rooms extending from a central spine. Those “pods” are elevated 16 feet above the ground, with nothing but air beneath them.
At the front end of the dwelling sits the main suite, which consists of a bedroom, sitting room, master bath, and closet. It also includes a large deck with a hot tub to soak in the coastal vistas.
There’s also a second bedroom, gym, den, and office in the main wing. Most of the furniture, which so perfectly integrates into the home, can be negotiated into a final purchase.
Those who crave privacy will be surprised by the design of the bathrooms, which are nearly as open as the entertaining spaces. That openness is the rule—rather than the exception—in a home with no window coverings, although frosted glass was used in some areas for discretion.
Listing agent Daniel Moss, of Coldwell Banker Realty Malibu West, notes that with current zoning and construction regulations in the area, this residence could never be re-created. It’s truly a one-of-a-kind residence in one of the most coveted markets in the country.
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