The New Castle, a Scott Gillen designed estate perched on a bluff In the heart of Malibu. View Listing

This unique contemporary estate situated on Malibu’s most spectacular promontory with 360-degree ocean and canyon views is undoubtedly one of the city’s newest and most impressive landmark properties.

The New Castle was designed by Scott Gillen, founder of Malibu-based design firm Unvarnished. Currently listed for $49,500,000, the property is one of the highest-priced homes in Malibu. The residence offers the future owner a truly unparalleled experience.


Open glass-walled design and extraordinary amenities

Scott Gillen is the visionary behind Unvarnished and has generated a name for himself through his timeless use of architecture in its purest form. As the only spec designer in Malibu, with estates priced in the high millions, his designs are heavily pursued by national and international buyers alike.

He is working to redefine the Southern California coastline by crafting some of the most exclusive and bespoke properties in the world. His most current work is chronicled in a portfolio of 11 homes across Malibu, titled The Malibu Series. The New Castle is the debut property in this architectural canon.

“Every room in the home is appointed with the finest caliber of furnishings, hardware, and appliances, many of which were custom created exclusively for the residence itself,” Scott Gillen says.

The New Castle has an 11,000-square-foot main residence with extraordinary amenities and a 4,500-square-foot guest house.

Upon entering the main residence, you are immediately drawn to the handmade, solid-teak wine room, with accommodations for a 450-bottle collection.


Solid-teak wine room with accommodations for a 450-bottle collection.

The 120-foot, glass-enclosed great room frames a breathtaking panorama of the California coastline and horizon. At the edge of this architectural masterpiece lies a triple-sided infinity pool perched as if it were at the ocean’s edge, designed with jaw dropping views of the city lights shining down across the coast.


Glass-enclosed great room and a triple-sided infinity pool with a panorama of the California coastline.

The experience continues as you walk through the home. A series of stunning moments reflect a flawless balance between function and form; they include the primary bedroom with its spa-like rain shower and walnut soaking tub and the custom-designed Bulthaup kitchen.

A 30-foot towering wall of glass brings the natural environment to the forefront of the living experience.


Spa-like bathroom with a walnut soaking tub.

One of Malibu’s premier locations

Nestled on a canyon promontory, the estate is very private and secluded, while still connected to the main road by a 400-foot private drive and expansive motor court.

The New Castle also features access to private walking trails through protected Malibu canyons and proximity to Malibu Country Mart, which is home to premier shopping and dining just across PCH from the Malibu Lagoon and Surfrider Beach. With a number of high-end restaurants and bars a short drive away, including Nobu and Soho House, The New Castle is equipped with everything to cater to the ideal Southern California lifestyle.

The New Castle: Home Tour by Unvarnished

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