Home prices in Encinal Bluffs will range from $4 million to $75 million depending on whether they are below or above the bluff.
In addition to full-time luxury living, Encinal Bluffs is also a summer getaway destination. It is in such high demand that you can expect to see homes renting between $25,000 and $80,000 per month during the summer season.
What is it that makes Encinal Bluffs so popular and elite?
Encinal Bluffs Communes with Nature
Tucked between the El Matador State Beach and the Charmlee Wilderness Park, Encinal Bluffs offers the peace and serenity that only nature can provide. The phenomenal cliffside azure ocean views cannot be overstated. The elevated panoramic views will take your breath away. There really isn’t any comparison to the views seen by homes located directly on the shore. The elevated views give you the sense of being on top of the world.
Residents and visitors alike enjoy the diving, snorkeling and other water activities that has made all of California famous – but especially the Encinal Bluffs area. Divers and snorkelers will enjoy sneaking around in the kelp forests and exploring the underwater rock formations.
Walks along the beach offer access to spectacular sea caves that have been carved into the cliffs and are just waiting to be explored. You can expect to see local sea lions basking on large eroded sandstone rocks called “sea stacks.” Nature and beauty abound in Encinal Bluffs.
Encinal Bluffs Defines Luxury Living
There are plenty of multi-million dollar estates in and around Malibu, but Encinal Bluffs has set the bar. Nearly all of these homes are situated on several acres rather than the narrow lots found in many other areas of Malibu. Long driveways, park-like manicured lawns and dramatic paths down to the beach create the setting for some of the most expensive homes in all of Malibu.
For example, in 2013, billionaire Howard Marks sold his Encinal Bluffs estate for an estimated $75 million to an international buyer. This sale is the highest price ever paid for a Malibu property. The 20,000 square foot Mediterranean-style home features 8 bedrooms, 14 bathrooms and is situated on 300 feet of private beach frontage. There are also two guest houses and enough on-site amenities to satisfy the most discerning tastes. It took more than seven years to renovate the property which was purchased for $31 million in 2002.
With homes designed by architects like Frank Gehry and Chris Sorenson and designers such as Michael Smith, who renovated the White House Oval Office, it is not surprising to hear about high profile personalities such as Brad Pitt, Ellen DeGeneres, Michael Eisner, Jimmy Iovine, Katherine Ross and Julia Roberts diving for ownership in this elite neighborhood.
Rumor has it that back in 2015, Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber, who have owned property in Encinal Bluffs since the 1990s, quietly purchased the 5.9 acre estate next door for approximately $50.5 million. The 4-bedroom home contains almost 5,300 square feet and also features a 1 bedroom, 1 bath guest cottage, tennis court and swimming pool.
The exceptionally high demand, tasteful architectural design, immaculately manicured estates and breathtaking cliff side ocean views combine to form one of the most elite neighborhoods in all of Malibu – Encinal Bluffs.
If you would like to know more about the Encinal Bluffs area, call Russell Grether at 310-924-4497 or send a message