To our minds, aging punk rockers have two options, real-estate-wise: a rat-infested hovel decorated with clumps of black tar heroin or a terrifying megamansion filled with baroque horrors designed to épater le bourgeois. "Ranch house decorated by Phoebe from Friends" is not an acceptable living arrangement for an aging punk rocker, to our minds. But here's John Lydon, aka Johnny Rotten, lead singer of the Sex Pistols and Public Image Ltd, and a loud and frequent critic of the British aristocracy, showing he's just another rich American with mediocre tastes. He and his wife, German heiress Nora Forster, are selling their long-time Malibu house for $1.995 million, which is cheap for beachside Malibu, but very expensive for people who are not married to heiresses. The four-bedroom, three-bathroom house sits on a third of an acre on a private road off PCH, just east of El Matador State Beach, and is listed as a fixer ("Needs TLC, sold as-is"). It comes with a pool, beach rights, a big deck, pool with waterfall and spa, pool bar, cabana/gym, fruit trees, and two-car garage plus parking for four more.
· 31962 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA [Estately]