A Malibu, Calif., home once owned by the late actor Steve McQueen is coming on the market for $16.995 million.
The seller is songwriter Ammar Malik and his wife, Chyna Bardarson, records show. Mr. Malik has co-written several major hits, including Maroon 5’s “Moves like Jagger” and “Stereo Hearts” by the band Gym Class Heroes. He and Ms. Bardarson paid $8.35 million for the property in September 2020, records show.
The four-bedroom, roughly 4,300-square-foot home is located on a bluff in Victoria Point, a gated community that is popular with celebrities, according to listing agent Elizabeth Donovan of Coldwell Banker Realty. It has views from Broad Beach to Point Dume, Ms. Donovan said.
Mr. McQueen and his second wife, actress Ali MacGraw, moved to the property in the 1970s, following the critical failure of his 1971 movie “Le Mans,” according to a 2012 biography of Mr. McQueen by Marc Eliot. The area, known as Trancas, was a popular surfing spot and, at the time, had just “two gas stations, one supermarket, and a honky-tonk bar,” according to the biography.
“Trancas provided just the kind of out-of-the-way privacy that Steve wanted,” Mr. Eliot wrote. “They could walk, unrecognized and undisturbed, along the beach together every afternoon. Steve liked to call it living in domestic bliss.”
Mr. McQueen used his Trancas home as an escape from making movies and the Hollywood hamster wheel, Mr. Eliot wrote. He canceled all mail deliveries and threw the home’s mailbox into the Pacific, according to the book. Ms. MacGraw decorated the property with homegrown flowers and candles and listened to classical music on a small sound system in her part of the house, while Mr. McQueen watched television in his.
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