Modernism on the Beach: The Miller House in Malibu Goes Up for Sale for the First Time

Angela Colley

Designed by Edward Fickett, the Miller House is a perfectly preserved Mid-Century Modern time capsule located right on the beach, and it is for sale for the first time ever.

Built in 1973 for the Miller family, the light-filled retreat on the beach has remained in the family ever since. Listed for $8 million, this 3,946-square-foot spread in Malibu has three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a sauna, a separate art studio, and oodles of ’70s charm.

On the ground level, the living room has massive glass windows to catch the sunset over the Pacific Ocean, an asymmetrical fireplace to keep things cozy, and stained-wood paneling to create a beach vibe. Opening into the dining room is a kitchen, which a buyer might want to update.

Upstairs, there is no denying you’re on the beach. The master bedroom has a wall of glass doors opening to a private balcony.

The master bath has been updated a little, but the home’s character is alive and well.

Mrs. Miller was an artist, so the home also has a separate (and large!) art studio. Thanks to some carefully placed windows, the generous studio is full of light and has a view of the ocean.

The home also has something most beachfront properties don’t have: grass.

And while it means a lot less sweeping, it also means the home has plenty of room for entertaining. Between the deck and the backyard, there is plenty of space to host a crowd.





Have your say