An ocean-view estate came on the market in Malibu recently listed at $35,000,001. There was no typo. That is, in fact, the asking price.
Homeowner/seller Deanna Staats, owner of the restaurant Feed Body and Soul in Venice, happens to believe in numerology. And the digits 3, 5 and 1 add up to a pretty commanding figure in her circles: a 9.
The number 9 is about completion, according to "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Numerology" by Kay Lagerquist. Nine draws people and money – both requirements for a successful home sale. And yes, Lagerquist writes, it is a powerful number.
The 9,000-square-foot compound, on six acres with a tennis court, includes a home theater, art studio, wine cellar, gym, five bedrooms and eight bathrooms.
Staats also put another Malibu home up for sale at $9.9 million. The home is set on what is described as a Zen-inspired paradise of about an acre with a swimming pool, outdoor gym and tennis court. Features include a media room, three fireplaces, five bedrooms, five bathrooms and 3,931 square feet of living space.
Then there's the 1,925-square-foot Malibu home she owns that is listed at $2.9 million. Tennis is played here too. The main house has three bedrooms and two bathrooms and the separate guest suite is one bedroom.
Fittingly, three agents have the listings on the trio of properties: Barry Sloane, Marc Silver and Heidi Lake, all of Sotheby's International Realty.
Get it? Three agents times three properties – that's a nine.