The listing for this unusual estate *with ocean views in Malibu describes the house as built with "Old World craftsmanship," but that doesn't quite explain all the many things that are going on here. Situated on about an acre of land, the weird little castle's "Gothic spire windows"; tall ceilings; skylights; vaguely earth-homey angles; and wild, handmade tiles are probably the only instance of these elements existing together anywhere, ever. But the master bathroom's waterfall-shower grotto is the pièce de résistance of the entire mansion (even better than the orchid house). Built by the seller 34 years ago, this certainly-one-of-a-kind estate is now asking $1.799 million.
· #15883965, Malibu (C33), Malibu, CA [Estately]