Thai-inspired oasis designed by renowned architects Ralph and Ross Anderson and owned by former 007 Pierce Brosnan hits the market.
Editorial Team ! 15th November, 2020
Commissioned by the Irish actor and his wife, filmmaker Keely Brosnan, the Thai inspired mansion is inspired by Brosnan’s time spent in Thailand filming Die another Day. Spaciously and thoughtfully laid out with clean lines this oceanfront mansion offers 117 feet killer ocean and beach views, it recently went on the market for a Bond-worthy $100 million.
Pierce and wife, Kelly Shaye Smith, built the almost 13,000-square-foot compound on property they purchased in 2000, they then spent ten years finishing it. Titled “Orchid House” the interior is comprised of five bedrooms, fourteen baths a gourmet kitchen and ample living areas.
At the heart of the main house is a luxurious ocean-view great room that includes living and dining areas, an oversized fireplace, and floor to ceiling sliding doors that open onto the expansive beachside deck. The spacious gourmet kitchen has ocean views, custom teak cabinetry, two stoves, two islands, quartz crystal countertops, and a dining area with a couch and fireplace.
On the home’s lower level is a butler’s pantry with caramel-coloured onyx countertops, sink, two ice makers, two dishwashers, 2 wine refrigerators, and a custom-designed temperature-controlled wine storage unit. Further along, the travertine-floored west wing is a state-of-the-art sound-proof projection theatre with tiered seating, a bar, and custom surround sound. On the east wing is a voluminous mirrored gym and large bonus/game room that is currently used as a music room/recording studio. A luxurious spa features a roomy dry & infrared sauna, steam room, sizable Japanese soaking tub, cold plunge, and shower. Also on the lower level is a vast laundry room with three washers, three dryers, and abundant storage space, —plus a stackable washer/dryer in the garage. An outside shower and wide travertine staircase leads directly from the spa to the pool, lanai, and beachfront.
Outside is a large open deck for entertaining along with a separate living and dining area with wind breaks if needed. The pool in front of the two-story guest house is salt water, the landscaping has palm trees and perfumed tropical flowers and a path to the wide beach.
Malibu has been a celebrity magnet since the beginning of filmdom. It’s where stars go to decompress in the camaraderie of their peers, feel the sun on their backs and the sand between their toes. The new owner of this glamorous beach retreat will be joining the ranks of Lady Gaga, Julia Roberts, Steven Spielberg and Courteney Cox.
Pierce Brosnan acted the part of James Bond in four films from 1995 until 2002: GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough and Die Another Day have all become Bond classics. But Brosnan had a stellar career prior to 007 (think Remington Steele and Mrs. Doubtfire), during his spy days (The Thomas Crown Affair), and after Bond (Mama Mia and The Son). Not one to lounge around, Pierce has five new films scheduled to open in 2021 along with one voiceover for an animated film.
The Orchid House, is listed with real estate agents Chris Cortazzo of Compass for a mammoth price tag of $100 million making it the eighth-priciest home on the market in L.A. County
For more information about this listing visit: Chris Cortazzo