Malibu California Real Estate: 1960’s Tract Homes – Malibu West Featured in LA Times

Iconic Houses

Malibu tends to bring up mental images of beautiful beachfront mansions and beautiful bluff ranches, not 200 relatively modest tract homes.

Well, these tract homes are something different. Malibu West was featured in the LA Times for its design and functionality that is still current today – Constructed back in 1962 near the Pacific Coast Highway it is made up of traditional and modern units many of which are restored to their original design. Malibu West was designed by award winning architects who designed the homes with the future in mind – yes they may ooze retro, but, in all honesty the free flowing open floor plans and light filled design is as current today as half a century ago.

Situated on small lots of around 10,000 square foot many at the time were shocked at size. However to avoid a cookie cutter appearance there were several flood plans containing three, four and five bedroom homes. With the style and construction material of the units being varied throughout the development to avoid things looking to uniform.

Inside the modern units, indoor-outdoor living is the name of the game with double entry doors, an atrium, glass walls, flowing floorplans with original sale prices at $32,500 these were homes not to be missed!

The development also features a modern 6,500 square foot beach club for homeowners sitting on almost an acre on the Pacific Coast Highway. The homeowners association is very strong and careful in preventing certain types of development to maintain the spirit and feel of the neighborhood.

This is definitely a development to think about! After nearly 50 years its homes have stood the test of time!

If you are interested in purchasing a property or selling a property in Malibu, Pacific Palisades or the surrounding Beverly Hills/southern California area then please contact Judy Kunisaki for professional real estate advice in the Westside Los Angeles area, on 310-317-8396 or via her online contact form on her website.

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  • Judy Kunisaki, GRI, ePRO
    Coldwell Banker Previews International
    23676 Malibu Road
    Malibu, CA 90265
    Direct (310) 317-8396
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