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Former Malibu home of Barry Manilow gets a makeover, with $16.75-million price tag

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This oceanfront home in Malibu, formerly owned by crooner Barry Manilow, has come to market for $16.75 million.
(Adrian Anz | Inset: Los Angeles Times)

Crooner Barry Manilow once made his home on Old Malibu Road in an oceanfront compound now up for sale.

The contemporary-style home was purchased by the singer-songwriter in 2002 for about $3.55 million and sold a decade later for $5.45 million. Now, following a top-down remodel by Darren Domingue of Domicile Design, it’s on the market again at $16.75 million — nearly three times the previous sale price.

Entered through a walled and gated courtyard, the house opens to a foyer with a salt-water aquarium. A long hallway leads to a step-down living room with a fireplace and walls of glass that center on unobstructed views of the Pacific.

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Other common areas include an office/den, a family room and a powder room. The chef’s kitchen — with modern fixtures, two small islands and an ornate tiled backsplash — flows into an ocean-view dining area.

Upstairs, sliding walls of glass in the master suite open to a private balcony. Including a detached guesthouse above the garage, there are five bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms in more than 4,200 square feet of space.

A lounge with a fire feature, an above-ground spa and an outdoor dining area sit between the main and guest houses. At the rear of the home, a wide terrace sits above the sand, while a private staircase leads down to the beach below.

Jade Mills of Coldwell Banker Previews International holds the listing.

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Manilow, 73, has hits that include “Mandy,” “Could It Be Magic” and “I Write the Songs.” He won a pop vocal Grammy in 1978 for “Copacobana (at the Copa).”

neal.leitereg@latimes.com

Twitter: @NJLeitereg

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