Furniture Designer Lists Malibu Home With a Micro Vineyard for Nearly $9 Million
The residence has been completely renovated to maximize indoor-outdoor living
A Los Angeles-based furniture designer and manufacturer listed his Malibu home this week for nearly $9 million.
Abby Rafieha, founder of furniture brand Abbyson, is selling his three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom residence. Sitting on an acre of manicured grounds with gardens, a small vineyard and water features, the home is a “stunning oasis,” according to Brooke A. Elliott of the Aaron Kirman Group at Compass. She shared the listing with Mr. Kirman.
“It is an incredible property for someone who relishes complete privacy and tranquility, and has an appreciation for world-class design, architecture and finishes,” she said in an email.
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The sleek, contemporary abode has been completely rebuilt with floor-to-ceiling windows and disappearing glass walls, Italian marble flooring and statement light fixtures.
“The owner/designer built the house customized for himself and his family,” Ms. Elliott said. “It’s his dream home…[it] has an incredible indoor-outdoor flow and you have beautiful scenery from every room.”
That starts with the 10-foot glass doorway and extends throughout the house, including the living room, which has a gas fireplace and leads to the garden. It opens up to the eat-in kitchen and the adjacent dining room, which has views of the property and the Pacific Ocean.
A marble staircase leads to the primary bedroom suite, which takes up the whole floor. It features vaulted ceilings, a glass balcony overlooking the ocean, a fireplace and a bathroom with a rain shower, a soaking tub and a walk-in closet.
There are two additional en-suite bedrooms on the main level, according to the listing.
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Outside, there’s a barbecue and gazebo for al fresco dining, a pool and spa, a koi pond, a fountain and a micro vineyard capable of producing 180 bottles of wine, according to the listing. The grounds are surrounded by mature palm trees, and the estate is across from Broad Beach, one of Malibu’s most famous beaches.
Mr. Rafieha, 62, founded his furniture company in 1989, importing Tibetan rugs and furniture to the U.S. The company has expanded over the years, and opened a 400,000-square-foot distribution center in northern California last year.
He and his wife, Sherri, purchased the residence in 2016 for $2.77 million, according to records with PropertyShark. He was not immediately available for comment.