Designer Rachel Ashwell, who created the "Shabby Chic" style, has placed her 1,783-square-foot house in the Malibu Colony area of Malibu, Calif. on the market for $4,425,000.

In a Big Time Listings exclusive, we can report on Ashwell's listing of the four-bedroom retreat, which she purchased in 2003 for $1,950,000. Ashwell remodeled the cottage-style house, which is at 23511 Malibu Colony Road.

Built in 1955, the main house has four baths, limestone flooring throughout, a master suite with an office area, and two other bedrooms and a bath, according to public records and listing information. Outdoor features on the property include a separate one-bedroom and one-bath guest house, gorgeous gardens, a brick patio area with a spa, mountain views and a deeded beach access lot with a deck across the street, according to listing information.

Our friends over at the Real Estalker wrote a nice post on this house back in 2007, when it was up for rental.

Ashwell has owned other L.A.-area property. We wrote a post in October 2008 about Ashwell having listed her four-bedroom, 3,119-square-foot house in Los Angeles' Brentwood area for $4,395,000. She later sold that property, which was known as "Casa Westgate" after its street address of 341 S. Westgate Avenue. She also owns a 3,276-square-foot house in Brentwood that she purchased in 2007 for $4,150,000.