James Perse’s latest design in Malibu sells for the nearly $13-million asking price

Clothing retailer and designer James Perse has sold a Malibu home that he furnished and redesigned for the asking price of $12.995 million.

Sitting on roughly two acres in the Point Dume area, the European-farmhouse-style home has a classic look with pronounced gables, sets of dormers and a sloping roofline.

White-walled interiors belie the renovated two-story’s dark gray exterior. The 7,400 square feet of space features light hardwood floors, rustic notes, surfboard accents pieces and furniture from Perse’s home collection. Walls of double-hung windows and French doors invite natural light.

Formal living and dining rooms, a great room, a game room and an open-plan kitchen, six bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms lie within the floor plan. The master suite, with a fireplace, a spa-like bath and sliding barn doors, opens to a balcony overlooking the grounds.


French doors off the great room open to a gathering area with a fire pit. A trellis-topped patio, a swimming pool, lawns and mature trees complete the hedged setting.

Keyed access to Little Dume Beach was also included in the sale.

Lily Harfouche of Compass was the listing agent. Brett Lawyer of Hilton & Hyland represented the buyer.

Perse, in his mid-40s, launched the t-shirt line that would become the cornerstone of his brand in 1994 and opened his first retail store in 2003. Today his lifestyle brand includes clothing, linens and furniture.

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