Hoping to run down that longtime dream of owning a SoCal beach house? Spare yourself a breakdown, because Tom Petty’s one-time digs resting along Malibu’s scenic Escondido Beach are yours for the taking! All you need is a cool $9.8 million, and you can happily claim the coveted keys to the legendary musician’s oceanfront home — barring a bidding war, of course.
Before his 2017 death at age 66, Petty paid $6.8 million in winter 2010 for the place, which includes a main home and separate guesthouse that served as a recording studio. Built in the 1950s and retaining most of its original details, the walled and gated structure rests on a 0.38-acre oceanside parcel on Escondido Beach, and offers sweeping coastline views paired with 66 feet of beach frontage; and the compound is “loaded with appeal, abundant views and a cabin-like ambience,” per the listing, which is held by Chris Cortazzo of Compass.
As for the main house — known as “Moose Lodge” — the interiors are adorned throughout with wood, brick and stone. Highlights include a spacious living room displaying a floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace and walls of glass spilling out to an ocean-view deck with steps leading down to the sand. Also standing out is a windowed kitchen with stainless appliances, and an adjacent dining area lined with built-in bookshelves and topped by an antler chandelier.
Two bedrooms include a master retreat sporting a tiled fireplace, private deck, walk-in closet, and bath with dual vanities and a spa tub. Steps descend to a lower level, which hosts a family room with access to the beach. Other outdoor amenities include a brick-clad patio flanked by a rose garden, which lies next to a guesthouse outfitted with a soaring wood-trussed ceiling, kitchenette and bath, as well as a living area housing Petty’s recording equipment and grand piano. Rounding it all out: a two-car garage, along with security and solar systems.
In addition to the for-sale beach house, Petty’s estate still lays claim to his longtime main residence — a Mediterranean-style mansion in a gated enclave above Malibu’s Pacific Coast Highway, plus a modest Pacific Palisades house. Two years ago, the musician’s widow, Dana York Petty, paid millions for a revamped midcentury home in Brentwood.