Film editor Kirk Baxter looks to cut a deal for his ocean-view Malibu home

Academy Award-winning film editor Kirk Baxter, whose credits include “The Social Network” and “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” is ready to move on from his beachfront home in Malibu.

The four-bedroom house hit the market in early December for $3.275 million and is in escrow but still “accepting backup offers,” according to the Multiple Listing Service. Baxter bought the home two years ago for $2.374 million, records show.

Steps lined with cacti lead up to the 1960s spot, which is distinguished by white-walled living spaces lined with floor-to-ceiling windows.


White vaulted ceilings, white terrazzo floors and a white fireplace accent the living room. The kitchen features Gaggenau appliances and a center island topped with white Caesarstone.

Sliding glass doors open to quarter-acre grounds that hold a pool and spa, fire pit, dining area and glass-enclosed patio overlooking the ocean.

Four bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms complete the 2,400-square-foot interior.

Matt Rapf of Pritchett-Rapf & Associates holds the listing, according to the MLS.

Born in Sydney, Australia, Baxter has spent the majority of his career working with director David Fincher, winning Academy Awards for film editing in 2010 for “The Social Network” and 2011 for “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.”

His latest collaboration with Fincher, “Gone Girl,” is the only major film he’s worked on that hasn’t been nominated for an Academy Award for film editing.

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