Live like the king of cool: Steve McQueen's beach house

You will find many exclusive accommodations in Malibu. After all, that is where the villas of the stars are - and then there is the former beach house of Steve McQueen. Here you can live like the King of Cool. Now the property is for sale at Sotheby's.
Text Alfred Rzyski
Photo Sotheby's

»I'm not a great actor - let's face it.« That's what Steve McQueen once said about himself - and he was right. The King of Cool's acting strength was never in embodying characters foreign to his nature. McQueen was at his best as McQueen. As he was in the heist-movie classic »The Thomas Crown Affair«. You remember Beach, sand dunes, plus an orange Dune Buggy made by Meyers Manx. Here Steve was completely himself - and fully in his element.

Shortly after filming ended, the cult actor moved into a beach house in Malibu with his second wife Ali MacGraw. Is this the perfect place for the actor to be able to live out his role as Thomas Crown in his private life? Pure speculation. The fact is, however, that the double garage would have provided enough space for a beach buggy.

All that's missing is the Meyers-Manx buggy, which could be placed in the existing double garage.

And in other respects, too, the property, which was built on a 930-square-meter plot of land and has personal beach access, lets you live like the real King of Cool. Five bedrooms, five bathrooms, and three balconies are just a few of the many amenities inside the home, predominantly in white with lots of wood and tall windows.

A bubbling Jacuzzi sits on the terrace, and a vintage surfboard hangs above the TV. I wonder if these things belonged to McQueen. Surely not. But he certainly would have liked the casuall yet cool furnishings.
Steve McQueen's beach house is currently for sale at Sotheby's.

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