Carla Sands, the U.S. ambassador to Denmark and former advisor to President Trump, has sold her oceanfront home in Malibu for $13.656 million.
The Mediterranean-vibe residence in the Broad Beach area had been listed since last year for as much as $17.995 million. Sands bought the home with her late husband, Los Angeles real estate mogul Fred Sands, in 2013 for $12.25 million, property records show.
The two-story home, built in 2010, features such details as teak pocketing doors, imported limestone and a floating staircase made of Caesarstone and steel. The approximately 7,500 square feet of interior space includes a formal dining room, a vaulted-ceiling living room, a center-island kitchen and a gym.
There are five bedrooms and five bathrooms plus an office. In the master suite, which has a sitting room and a Picasso-inspired bathtub, glass doors open to a balcony.
Outside, lawn and stepping stones lead up to a small ridge that overlooks the sand and ocean. A lounge with a fire pit completes the setting.
Christopher Cortazzo of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage and Linda May of Hilton & Hyland were the listing agents. Cortazzo also represented the buyer.
After his death in 2015, Sands replaced her husband as CEO of Vintage Capital, which has over $150 million in assets. The businesswoman and diplomat joined Trump's economic advisory council in 2016.