Someone is now the brand-new owner of a Malibu beach house—and they’ll be moving in to a space once occupied by Oscar-winning actor Anthony Hopkins. The octogenarian recently sold his five-bedroom, five-bathroom Cape Cod–style property, located on the prestigious stretch of coastline known as Point Dume, for $10.5 million.
The Silence of the Lambs star paid $3.8 million for the residence in 2001 and listed it for $11.5 million earlier this year. Measuring 4,000 square feet, the two-story house is white with a red-shingled roof punctuated by dormer windows and sits on a high cliff overlooking the sand and Pacific Ocean below. The main dwelling has four bedrooms, and there’s also a one-bedroom guesthouse and a pool house on the lot, which is a little more than an acre in size.
Unfortunately, the listing does not include images of the interior, but it does describe notable amenities including two fireplaces and a sauna in the master suite with views of the beach. The side of the house that faces the ocean has two decks and what appears to be an atrium room of sorts. On the inland side is the pool (which features a large patio area), spa, outbuildings, and a long driveway surrounded by plenty of trees to provide privacy from the road.
Hopkins and his wife, Stella (the writer and director of an upcoming film called Elyse starring her husband), still own at least three other properties, all located in Los Angeles. They have a two-bedroom condominium in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood, a $6.6 million contemporary home, and a 1940s Colonial which they purchased for $6 million in early 2019.
Originally Appeared on Architectural Digest