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Former Johnny Carson estate in Malibu now seeks $65.2 million following big price cut

Former Johnny Carson estate in Malibu now seeks $65.2 million following big price cut
Fashion mogul and producer Sidney Kimmel has lowered the price on his Malibu estate, which was once home to Johnny Carson, from $81.5 million to $65.2 million. (Simon Berlyn)

The former Johnny Carson estate in Malibu is now for sale at $65.2 million, an approximately 20% reduction from the original asking price of $81.5 million.

Currently owned by fashion mogul and film producer Sidney Kimmel and his wife, Caroline, the Point Dume estate measures slightly more than four acres.

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At the heart of the property is a modern showplace designed by Malibu architect Ed Niles. Built in 1978, the 7,083-square-foot house boasts a copper-and-glass sunken fireplace in the living room, an updated kitchen, a media room and a wine cellar. A 30-foot-high glass ceiling brings natural light into the home’s indoor arboretum.

Including a pavilion and a separate guesthouse, the property has a total of five bedrooms and 10 bathrooms.

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The lush grounds, which feature a backdrop of ocean views, contain waterfalls, a koi pond and a swimming pool. Elsewhere is a sunken tennis court that was given to Carson as a gift from NBC.

The former "Tonight Show" host, who died in 2005 at 79, bought the Point Dume estate in 1984 for about $9.5 million and owned it for more than two decades. The Kimmels acquired the home and two adjacent parcels from Carson's widow, Alexis, in 2007 for about $46 million, records show.

Sidney Kimmel, 90, is the founder of Jones Apparel Group. As a film producer, his credits include "Moneyball" (2011), "The Place Beyond the Pines" (2012) and "Hell or High Water" (2016).

Chris Cortazzo of Coldwell Banker and Linda May of Hilton & Hyland are the listing agents.

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