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Buyer emerges for producer Irwin Allen’s Malibu ‘Time Tunnel’

The longtime Malibu getaway retreat of the late “Time Tunnel” creator Irwin Allen and his wife, Sheila Mathews Allen, has sold for about $5.448 million.

Set on La Costa Beach, the glass-fronted three-story residence has some spaces that look timeless and others that are rooted in its 1979 origins. There’s a kitchen with a yellow-tile backsplash, a dining room connected to a high-ceilinged living room, a family room with a wet bar and a spa room in more than 3,200 square feet of living space.

Floor-to-ceiling windows fill one wall of the two-story living room, which opens to an ocean-facing deck. The loft-style master suite takes up the entire third floor.

Irwin Allen, who died in 1991 at 75, was a pioneer of the science fiction and disaster film genres with “The Lost World” (1960) and “The Towering Inferno” (1974). His television credits include the hit shows “Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea” and “Land of the Giants.”

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Sheila Allen, who died in 2013 at 84, appeared in several of her husband’s productions, including the series “Lost in Space” and the film “The Poseidon Adventure” (1972).

Marcus Beck of Sotheby’s International Realty was the listing agent.

lauren.beale2@latimes.com

Twitter: @laurenebeale

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