Built in 1947 and extensively renovated three years ago, the two-bedroom beach house was purchased for $3.545 million.
A Malibu beach house where actress-singer Judy Garland of “The Wizard of Oz” once lived has sold in a deal completed off-market for $3.545 million.
The buyers are television and documentary writer-director-producer Cynthia Harrison-Wallach and her husband, real estate investment firm head Lewis Wallach.
Set on the sands in the Las Tunas Beach area, the Cape Cod-style house was built in 1947 and originally was owned by Garland’s second husband, stage and film director Vincente Minnelli.
Extensively renovated three years ago, the two-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom house makes the most of oceanfront living with expansive ipe-wood decking and balconies extending from the master suite. A walled and gated courtyard sits off the front.
Inside, the roughly 1,800 square feet of living space features white oak floors, built-ins and vaulted and beamed ceilings throughout. A two-sided fireplace is shared by the living and dining rooms. In the kitchen, which has been updated, marble countertops are teamed with Viking stainless-steel appliances.
Harrison-Wallach is a co-creator and co-executive producer of the History Channel series “Dogfights” as well as a writer-producer for the TV movie documentary “Rogue Waves.” Lewis Wallach is president and chief executive of the Novato-based property investment and management firm Professional Financial Investors.