L.A.-based designer James Perse's clothes are masterfully minimal, utterly essential and eternally cool. So it's no surprise that his haute farmhouse in Malibu ticks all those boxes as well.
Perse, who launched his clothing line in the '90s, has just listed the house for sale at $12.995 million with Lily Harfouche of Compass, the Wall Street Journal reports. It's one of three properties he currently owns in Malibu.
The six-bedroom house measures about 7,400 square feet and is located on two acres in the desirable Point Dume area. The property features a 50-foot-long swimming pool and an attached two-car garage, as well as coveted keyed access to Little Dume Beach.
Neighbors in Point Dume include Bob Dylan, Nick Nolte, and Martin Sheen. Perse bought the house in 2013 for $6.69 million as an investment and spent about a year renovating and furnishing it with a mix of antiques and pieces from his furniture line which launched about six years ago.
Perse tells the paper he aimed to infuse the house with “old-world kind of farmer charm” and was inspired by Point Dume’s “ranch sensibility.”
Among his favorite pieces in the house are antique wooden trestle tables which his team restored and refinished and several surfboards made as decorative pieces.
The furniture isn't included in the sale price. Perse tells the Journal the cost to purchase all of the furniture would be $750,000 to $1 million, although the pieces can also be purchased individually.
We think it all looks pretty good right where it is.