House of the Day: The Skinny on Malibu's Broad Beach

Malibu Broad Beach house

You've heard the expression that there's no such thing as bad pizza, right? That's kind of how it is with houses in Malibu, Calif. Throw in a view of the Pacific Ocean and the random dolphin-sighting, and what more do you really need?

But the truth is, occasionally a house comes down the pike that makes you remember -- if I may go overboard with the pizza analogy -- that thin-crusted really trumps the thick doughy stuff, and adding pineapple as a topping kind of insults the taste buds. In other words, if you want real Malibu, this house is the real McCoy.

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Listed at $9.85 million, this four-bedroom architectural beauty was originally built in 1948. Today, after an extensive remodel in 2005 that focused on optimizing the incredible views, it has 9-foot glass doors and more than 1,500 square feet of oceanfront decks. It also sits on 95 feet of prime sand known as Broad Beach -- home to Kurt and Goldie, Sean Penn and other celebs who shun Malibu Colony in favor of this stretch of beach that is quieter and less in the public eye. I see this one as an understated, authentic house that knows to hold the pineapples.

The listing is shared by Kimberley Pfeiffer and Andy Stern, both of Coldwell Banker.

Click on the images below to see other homes for sale in the Broad Beach area of Malibu, Calif.:

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See more Houses of the Day and other homes for sale Malibu, Calif., on AOL Real Estate.

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