After a decade of ownership, actor Jason Statham has decided to sell the Malibu beach residence he took from “tired old surfing house” to sleek, Scandinavian-inspired retreat.
In an interview with Architectural Digest, the English-born actor reveals he bought the house in Malibu Colony after seeing it from the beach on one of his regular walks along the sand. “It had a real great connection with the sand and the sea, all framed within this one window,” Statham said.
The house was thoroughly renovated on its original footprint, and many original elements, including that large picture window and a brick fireplace were repeated. The classic shingled look of beach houses was repeated, but with black cedar shingles, which give the house a stylish flair.
“I wanted to retain what was there before but make it look more robust,” Statham told AD. The result was that “at all times you’re connected with the sea.”
The redone house includes an open floor plan, Belgian oak flooring, a teak deck, radiant heated floors, and endless large windows that frame the surf. The huge kitchen holds an enormous central island, oak cabinets, and high-end appliances. The four-bedroom, four-bathroom residence also comes with a guesthouse.
Statham purchased the property in the celebrity-studded Malibu Colony neighborhood in 2009 for $10.95 million, property records show. It’s now listed with Hilton and Hyland’s Branden and Rayni Williams for $19.9 million. Statham and his partner, model Rosie Huntington Whiteley, still own a home above the Sunset Strip and another in the flats of Beverly Hills.