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Zany Ed Niles Mansion on the Beach in Malibu Asks $53M

There's a lot going in this glassy pile of shapes overlooking the ocean in Malibu. The architect, Ed Niles, describes the place as "a village of forms" in the Wall Street Journal and says each form is different based on its function. (Niles designed another glassy, unusual place in Beverly Hills that was briefly rented by Justin Bieber.) Niles and the house's owner, Dr. Wei-Tzuoh Chen, worked together to design the house so that Chen's collection of antiques and Asian art, and the principles of Feng Shui would be incorporated.

The four-bedroom, *7,781-square-foot house has "a soundproof music room built into the hill," a home theater, a "barbecue tower," a master bedroom with "curved window walls," and a separate one-bedroom guest house. It took almost six years and $15 million to build this colorful, one-of-a-kind mansion. It's listed for $53 million.

· Funky Malibu Oceanfront Home Is Listing for $53 Million [WSJ]
· 41800 Pacific Coast Highway | Malibu [The Agency]
· The Residence of WT Chen [Official site]