A Malibu beach house where actress-singer Judy Garland of “The Wizard of Oz” once lived has sold in a deal completed off-market for $3.545 million.
The buyers are television and documentary writer-director-producer Cynthia Harrison-Wallach and her husband, real estate investment firm head Lewis Wallach.
Set on the sands in the Las Tunas Beach area, the Cape Cod-style house was built in 1947 and originally was owned by Garland’s second husband, stage and film director Vincente Minnelli.
Extensively renovated three years ago, the multi-level house makes the most of oceanfront living with expansive Ipe wood decking and balconies extending from the master suite. A walled and gated courtyard sits off the front.
Inside, the roughly 1,800-square-foot interior features white oak floors, built-ins and vaulted and beamed ceilings throughout. A two-sided fireplace is shared by the living and dining rooms. In the kitchen, which has been updated, marble countertops pair with Viking stainless steel appliances.
A Sonos surround-sound system is hardwired into the shake-sided home, which has two bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and a bonus loft.
“It really is a special property,” real estate agent Jory Burton said. “To find something on the sand, at this price, is pretty rare.”
Harrison-Wallach is a co-creator and co-executive producer of the History Channel series “Dogfights” as well as a writer-producer for the TV movie documentary ”Rogue Waves.” More recently, she co-wrote, directed and produced the 2014 documentary short “Silver Tsunami.”