Jack Lemmon, born John Uhler Lemmon III, was born in Newton, Massachusetts on February 8, 1925. A single child, he is Irish and was raised Catholic in this Boston suburb with an upper-class upbringing. By the time of his passing on June 27, 2001, Lemmon was living in Los Angeles and had acted in more than 60 films, including “The Odd Couple” and “Some Like It Hot.”
Currently, up for sale, the beach house is every bit of Jack himself as he designed and rebuilt the estate. Find out what it looks like inside and see how you feel about living here yourself.
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About the Property
In typical beach house fashion, once you walk up to the property you are surrounded by the tropics. Inlaid rock sidewalks meander through the grounds and up to a long and narrow saltwater pool shaded with flowering bushes. The property has large, welcoming arched windows that are centered on a spiral staircase.
Unusual for a beach house property, there are no beach cabanas. It feels far more like a home than a resort, while still maintaining the close connection to the trendy Malibu beachfront.
In fact, the primary bedrooms and the eating areas overlook the water with high glass windows. Around the property, you have wholly secured thanks to high stone walls constructed in the same architectural design as the house.
Inside Jack Lemmon’s Beach House
Once you walk into Jack Lemmon’s beach house, your eyes traverse to the wood beams above you. All throughout this house are ceilings made from exposed light-colored hardwood laid at a variety of angles. Keeping with the theme, the fireplace mantles are also made using hardwood.
The house has three primary bedrooms and four primary bathrooms along with a spread of 3,293-square-feet. This property also comes with a working guest studio that is detached from the main beach house.
Who is Jack Lemmon
An only child, Lemmon’s father was the Doughnut Corporation of America president when little Jack was a child. It is said, “Jack Lemmon was born not so much with a silver spoon in his mouth, as with a golden doughnut clenched in his fist.” Lemmon became a Hollywood star in the heyday of Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, and Walter Matthau.
However, he did not peak at this time and continued to be a success, making dozens of films throughout his career. These films include “The China Syndrome,” “Save the Tiger,” “The Great Race,” and “Days of Wine and Roses.” Lemmon’s acting career was successful and he won two Academy Awards out of eight nominations.
It was during the 1970s when he decided to purchase the Malibu beach house, and he remained there with his family for several decades. In fact, most of these famous actors and actresses would have wined and dined with Lemmon right here in this very beach house. Envision yourself basking in the sun in the same beachside area as the most famous celebrities of the late 20th century.
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