A recently completed Malibu, California, mansion with a certified monarch butterfly sanctuary is set to hit the market this week for nearly $14 million.
Located in the gated enclave of Ramirez Canyon, the 1.6-acre property has a eucalyptus grove along with other native plantings to attract monarchs on their annual migration, according to listing agent Mark Kitching of Douglas Elliman. The Malibu Coastal Commission certified the estate as a sanctuary for the insects making their way from Canada to South California—or back again.
“There are times, between October and March, when the trees are covered with monarchs,” Mr. Kitching said.
It makes for a serene retreat, as does the location of the home, he added.
“Ramirez Canyon is one of the most, if not the most, tranquil communities in all of Malibu,” Mr. Kitching noted.
The five-bedroom, eight-bathroom residence is located at the end of a private drive, and has an “unassuming” facade, he said. Once inside, the home combines light bright spaces with soothing, warm materials.
Features of the home include an open, wood-clad kitchen with a patio and a breakfast bar with an ocean view, a game room, a library and several reception rooms, according to the listing. Outside, there’s a 50-foot pool, a gym and a pool house with a kitchen, outdoor barbecue and a bathroom. There are also outdoor meditation/yoga decks surrounded by a pocket of mature oaks.
In addition, the home has access to a tunnel that leads directly to Paradise Cove, “one of the best beaches in all of Southern California,” Mr. Kitching said. “You don’t have to go over the Pacific Coast Highway to get there.”
There are also indoor and outdoor speakers and a Tesla solar and battery back-up electricity system, the listing said.
The underlying property last sold for $1.85 million in October 2020, according to records with PropertyShark. The sellers were not immediately available for comment.
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