Edward Norton has swooped in on a Malibu landmark, purchasing the John Lautner-designed Stevens residence for $11.8 million, according to reports.
Even by Malibu standards, the ocean-front residence is an architectural standout. It's most striking feature is the dramatic roofline, which arches up from the ground like a wave. Lautner, the Frank Lloyd Wright disciple behind other acclaimed designs like the "James Bond" Elrod House and Bob Hope's "UFO" house, built the Stevens house in 1968. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2009.
Norton, a three-time Oscar nominee, struck a deal to buy the five-bedroom, five-bathroom house at a bargain. Variety reports the property was last listed for $13.7 million, and originally for $22 million.
The split-level house sits on 3,366 square feet and boasts retractable glass walls, an indoor-outdoor swimming pool and a backyard deck that leads to a small, private beach. Check it out:
Actor Edward Norton bought spent $11.8 million to buy the Stevens House, a historic beachside home in Malibu built in 1968 by legendary architect John Lautner.