House of the Day: A Temple to Market Optimism

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Back in January, the Temple of the Muses in Malibu was listed at $2.975 million. It didn't sell, so what would any logical seller in today's market do? Right. Not this guy. The price was raised and is now $3.5 million. "This guy," by the way, is architect Cho Yiu Kwan and his Temple of the Muses is one of Los Angeles' most iconic residential structures.

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The 8,000-square-foot five-bedroom house on five acres was built in 1993 and has been described as "playful" and "whimsical." Even the MLS listing can't quite nail it but tries with: an "artistic expression and way of life, elements of abstract geometry, modern, post-modern, deconstruction, raw and natural materials, transparent and fortress, light and heavy."

Perhaps this is one of those times when it's just best to let the pictures tell the story.

The current listing agent is William Johnson of Realty Solution, who did not return AOL Real Estate's call.

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