It’s a space station! It’s an art museum! It’s where Tony Stark moved after his super cool high tech lair was destroyed!
It’s actually the Milton Sidley house in Malibu, CA and for obviously reasons, it’s also known as the Malibu Sci-Fi House. Just your luck, it recently landed on the market for the first time ever at $20 million.
One of the most distinctive homes in Southern California, it was designed by modernist architect Ed Niles, who is renowned for his striking steel and glass structures. Niles built the Malibu Sci-Fi house for L.A. attorney and real estate investor Milton Sidley in 1992, and it may be Niles’ crowning achievement. The residence sits on two-plus acres, with expansive views of the mountains and the Pacific Ocean.
Sidley passed away in 2019, and his wife no longer lives there, so now their children have placed the extraordinary property up for sale.
Who can resist taking a peek inside? So we thought we’d show you:
5 Things That Will Blow Your Mind About this Remarkable Malibu Sci-Fi House
Although this Malibu sci-fi house looks like a rocket ship docking at a space station, it’s actually two structures connected by a skybridge above the driveway, with public rooms on one side and private rooms on the other.
The public entertaining rooms are located on one side of the property in a 35-foot-tall arched structure made of glass and steel.There’s a grand living room and curvaceous kitchen.
On the other side of the skybridge you’ll find the private rooms. The 4,356 square feet of living space include four bedrooms and four bathrooms.The private rooms are housed in podlike structures extending from a central spine. Those “pods” are elevated 16 feet above the ground, with nothing but air beneath them.
Those who crave privacy will be surprised by the design of the bathrooms, which are nearly as open as the entertaining spaces. That openness is the rule—rather than the exception—in a home with no window coverings, although frosted glass was used in some areas for discretion.
Nothing like it will ever be built again. Listing agent Daniel Moss, of Coldwell Banker Realty Malibu West, notes that with current zoning and construction regulations in the area, this residence could never be re-created. It’s truly a one-of-a-kind residence in one of the most coveted markets in the country.
See more photos and info on the Malibu space station house on AtHomeInHollywood.com.