The sale price has cleared public records for the 3,014-square-foot beach house in Malibu, Calif. that the late director and special-effects artist Stan Winston sold less than a month before his death, and records show that he fetched exactly $10,000,000 for the house.
In a Big Time Listings exclusive, we can report on the sale price that Winston got for the three-bedroom house, which is at 21622 Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu. As we exclusively reported on June 11, Winston closed on the sale of the house on May 16, with the deal being recorded on June 3. Winston died at age 62 on June 15. As we noted in our June 11 post, the buyer appears to us to be a member of the entertainment industry's Moonves family -- either CBS CEO Les or his younger brother, entertainment lawyer and poker guru Jonathan. The buyer is shown in public records as something called the Walden Trust, which pretty clearly appears to us to belong to a Moonves. Built in 1957, Winston's former beach house includes three and a half baths, a great room, a teak and stainless steel finishes everywhere, a beachside master suite with two walk-in closets and a fireplace, two en suite bedrooms, and a den/media room with a dropdown screen and a projector, according to listing information. The house has 35 feet of beach frontage on the Pacific Ocean. The house sits on La Costa Beach. Winston had purchased the house in 2005 for $6,200,000 and subsequently rebuilt the house, according to public records. The house had been on the market for $11,950,000 at the time that it sold. Check out this hilariously named website for the house that was created by uber-agent-to-the-stars Stephen Shapiro.