Malibu is an affluent beach city located 30 miles west of downtown Los Angeles. Stretching more than 32 miles along the Pacific Ocean, it offers beachfront homes, perfect waves, and incredible sunsets. The Malibu Pier is a great place for dining, fishing, or watching surfers. At the north end of the city, Point Dume is an ideal location to spot migrating gray whales in the winter.
The area in which Malibu is located was part of an 1802 Spanish land grant known as Rancho Topanga Malibu Sequit. In 1892, Frederick Hastings Rindge bought the property for approximately $10 an acre. Rindge and his wife May fought a lengthy court battle to prevent a Southern Pacific Railroad line from being built through the ranch. Few roads entered the area until 1926, after the state won a court battle to obtain right-of-way and built what is now the Pacific Coast Highway.
After Frederick Rindge’s death, his widow became “land rich and cash poor.” To avoid selling off her property, after she found buff and red clay on the land, May Rindge created Malibu Potteries, which produced authentic versions of Moroccan, Mayan, Persian, Moorish, and Saracen designs. The Home of Frederick and May Rindge’s daughter, Rhonda Rindge Adamson, is known as the Adamson House and listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Top Realtors for Property in Malibu
If you are searching for homes for sale in Malibu, Beverly Hills Estates Realty can help. We are a high-end boutique real estate group run by veterans in the Los Angeles market with a reputation for good work among our clients and colleagues.
Marisa Zanuck is our broker of record. She has been in business for more than two decades and sold hundreds of millions of dollars worth of properties. Marisa spent 18 years with Hilton & Hyland and has helped buy and sell hundreds of homes in premier neighborhoods in the greater Los Angeles area.
Our commercial director is Tom Stagen, a Los Angeles native and UCLA graduate. With more than 45 years in the real estate industry, Tom has participated in sales of thousands of residential units and management of numerous retail and office properties and thousands of residential apartments and condominium units. He has also been active in developing iconic income properties totaling more than 1 million square feet.
Our team of first-class agents and brokers enjoy working in a group with a good sense of camaraderie and cooperation within the organization. In an industry dominated by huge corporations, we never get lost in the giant Los Angeles real estate machine. Every real estate agent with Beverly Hills Estates Realty thinks of our clients first. We sweat every detail, strive for perfection, and work hard to provide the highly-personalized service you deserve when buying or selling luxury real estate.