Garry Marshall’s Carbon Beach home gets a $2-million trim

The Carbon Beach abode of late director Garry Marshall is back on the market for $15.95 million after a $2-million price cut.
(Mac Hayward)

On Malibu’s Carbon Beach, the oceanfront home of late “Happy Days” creator Garry Marshall is back on the market at $15.95 million. It first listed last summer for $18 million, records show.

He bought the place from Debbie Reynolds in 1981, and that isn’t the property’s only Hollywood connection. Scenes from Marshall’s 2010 film “Valentine’s Day” were filmed on the home’s 40 feet of beach frontage.

Built in 1965, the estate holds a three-car garage in the front and a brick patio with a swimming pool out back. Five bedrooms and four bathrooms are found in 3,192 square feet.


The living room brings together hardwood floors, beamed ceilings and a floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace. A dining area sits in the corner of the room, and the space expands to a center-island kitchen.

Bookshelves line a loft on the second story. The top floor also contains the master suite, which opens to a beach-facing sun deck that spans the home’s backside.

Tony Mark and Russell Grether of the Mark & Grether Group at Compass hold the listing.

Marshall directed his first silver-screen film, “Young Doctors in Love,” in 1982, and went on to direct 18 others, including “Pretty Women” and “The Princess Diaries.” He was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 1997 and died three years ago at 81. | Twitter: @jflem94