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Home of the Day: There’s a tree growing inside this Carbon Beach home

Home of the Day: There’s a tree growing inside this Carbon Beach home

A tree grows inside this Carbon Beach home, which has come on the market for the first time since it was built in 1952.

(Rick Alexander / Skyview Pix)

On the market for the first time in its existence, this Midcentury Modern-style home fronting Carbon Beach was designed by Alfred “Hap” Gilman and completed in 1952. The architect’s signature can be seen in the home’s clean lines, beamed ceilings and row of decorative glass doors that open to a central dining area topped by an indoor-growing tree.

Address: 2200 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, 90265

Price: $13.25 million

Year built: 1952


Architect: Alfred “Hap” Gilman

House size: 3,057 square feet, four bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms

Lot size: 0.26 acres

Features: Walls of glass, beamed ceilings, wood floors, wall fireplaces, floating staircase, indoor atrium/landscaping, formal living and dining rooms, kitchen with balcony, ocean-facing deck, master suite with private balcony, 60 feet of private frontage


About the area: The median sale price for single-family homes in the 90265 ZIP Code in June was $2.825 million, based on 23 sales, according to CoreLogic. That was a 34.5% increase in median price compared with the previous year.

Agent: Cathie Messina, Sotheby’s International Realty

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