Home of the Week: Ocean-view retreat in Malibu

Tropical landscaping surrounds this post-and-beam single-story house designed as an ocean-view retreat. Strong horizontal lines provide a framework for unusually angled walls and windows, a triangular fireplace that juts into the living room and a teardrop-shaped granite-topped island in the kitchen.

Location: 28815 Grayfox St., Malibu 90265

Asking price: $15.9 million

Year built: 1972

Architect: John Lautner

House size: Four bedrooms, three bathrooms, 3,650 square feet

Lot size: 1.09 acres

Features: Heated sandstone floors, walls of glass, stainless-steel appliances, library/study, office, gym, covered patio, outdoor steam room and shower, tennis court, swimming pool

About the area: In the third quarter, 49 single-family homes sold in the 90265 ZIP Code at a median price of $1.833 million, according to DataQuick. That was a 6.9% price increase from the third quarter last year.

Agent: Mark S. Gruskin, Westside Estate Agency in Malibu, (310) 317-8202

Lauren Beale

To submit a candidate for Home of the Week, send high-resolution color photos on a CD, written permission from the photographer to publish the images and a description of the house to Lauren Beale, Business, Los Angeles Times, 202 W. 1st St., Los Angeles, CA 90012. Send questions to homeoftheweek@latimes.com.

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