Courtesy of Mark David
Ryan Kavanaugh has sold his Nantucket-inspired Malibu estate for $8.1 million. The just shy of 5,400-square-foot, gambrel-roofed main residence features luxuriously relaxed interiors with five bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms, while a two-story guesthouse contains another bedroom and 1.5 bathrooms plus a poolside lounge with complete kitchen. The main house’s front door opens informally directly into a combination living and dining room with a double-height ceiling and a bookshelf-flanked fireplace. The cook-oriented kitchen is decked out at great expense with gray-veined white marble countertops configured around a huge center island and open to a cozily proportioned den and breakfast nook where a gigantic picture window frames a picturesque, over- and through-the-treetops ocean view.
Well known for his penchant for an extravagant lifestyle — during Relativity’s heyday, he reportedly commuted to work from Malibu by helicopter — Kavanaugh has bought and sold a handful of high-priced homes in the Los Angeles area over the past several years. And, indeed, he has another home in Pacific Palisades, a brand-new, custom-built Hamptons-style mansion with spectacular ocean and coastline views, up for sale at $25 million. He additionally owns six adjacent vacant residential parcels along what marketing materials describe as “a city-approved new street” that are available as a group for $25 million.