Trim. Pacific Coast Architecture Database (PCAD) — © 2005-, Max Palevsky, a Pioneer in Computers, Dies at 85, Max Palevsky dies at 85; computer magnate and philanthropist, Max Palevsky's Paradise Cove Home In Malibu For Sale. The auction will feature the Ettore Sottsass designs commissioned by Max Palevsky for his Malibu home. The house sits very near the bluff’s edge, a position that provides unimpeded and electrifying views up and down the rugged Pacific Coast. A 6.6-acre beachside mansion recently sold for $36.5 million, the Los Angeles Times reports.The home, located at … Variety and the Flying V logos are trademarks of Variety Media, LLC. 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YOUR MAMAS NOTES: The estate of recently deceased Los Angeles based computer industry pioneer, philanthropist, art patron, and big time lefty liberal political donor Max Palevsky is wasting no time liquidating–or trying to liquidate–Mister Palevsky’s legendary residential real estate portfolio. Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses. Serge Azria is renovating his $41 million Paradise Cove estate Word quickly began to creep down the real estate gossip grapevine that Mister Palevsky’s may-jer Malibu mansion was to be next out of the real estate gate and sure enough the sprawling, ocean front spread in the Paradise Point area just hit the open market with a blistering asking price of $55,000,000. Each house has either been restored or reworked by a well-known contemporary architect to make a magnificent showplace. Palevsky, Max > Homes and haunts > California. © Copyright 2021 Variety Media, LLC, a subsidiary of Penske Business Media, LLC. Previously city included Los Angeles CA. Four stained-glass windows from a home of Max Palevsky in Malibu, Calif., being sold by Los Angeles Modern Auctions. The family of philanthropist Max Palevsky has sold his mansion in Malibu for $36.5 million. The recent financial fracas and resulting decline in the the markets has been even less kind to Malibu’s most expensive properties. There are palm groves, a small Eucalyptus forest, coastal redwoods, wide swathes of lawn, an orchid shade house, 3-car garage, potting shed, and storage rooms for all the necessary garden equipment required to maintain an estate of this magnitude. MPG HWY. Although we heard there were interested parties and even an offer or two made, Cher’s $45,000,000 Italian Renaissance residence never sold, nor did investment mogul William Chadwick’s $65,000,000 beast on Carbon Beach, and the executors/family of philanthropist Nancy Daly recently slashed the asking price of her Carbon Beach monster mansion from $57,000,000 to a still spine tingling $47,000,000. Palevsky served as a trustee at his alma mater from 1972 to 1982. 2 stories, total floor area: 11,313 sq. Read Next: Holmby Hills’ Iconic Owlwood Compound Sells in $88 Million Deal, Early Frank Lloyd Wright for Sale in Windy City’s Hyde Park, Television Titan Donald P. 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Mister Palevsky’s Beverly Hills mansion (above) was built in 1929 and designed by the much lauded and applauded architect George Washington Smith. Car 2. See All. The room is furnished with little more than a couple of identical deep purple sofas facing the fireplace and two tufted red leather chairs with bulging and curved backs positioned to take in the ocean view. Stripped of the details, his big life can perhaps be best summed up as being a founder of the semiconductor juggernaut Intel who used his vast fortune to fund Democratic political campaigns and to amass a substantial and important collection of Arts and Crafts knick-knacks and paddywhacks that included Tiffany lamps, Frank Lloyd Wright stained glass, and furniture pieces by Gustav Stickley and Austrian architect Josef Hoffmann. More on that later. It’s not a house that will resonate with architectural purists who will, no doubt, fuss and holler about how Mister Howard bastardized what was once a perfectly lovely house. Architecture, Domestic > California. During the course of his life, Max Palevsky, most noted as a pioneer in the computer industry, amassed an astounding collection of Modernist art and Italian design to adorn his three extraordinary homes in California. Much but not all of the lavishly landscaped grounds immediately around the main house are enclosed in a 12-15 foot high wall. Mister Palevsky had the interiors re-worked in the late 1980s by avant garde architect Coy Howard who sliced and diced the interiors and inserted marble and wooden slabs into the walls and floors to create a visual geometry meant to mesh with Mister Palevsky’s collection of Arts and Crafts furniture. Miz Evans, for those who don’t recognize her name, is fearless firebrand who gets a kick out getting dolled up in pink outfits and disrupting political events. It remains to be seen who if anyone might be in the market for a $55,000,000 beach house. Max Palevsky, who died Wednesday at 85 at his Beverly Hills home, was, among much else, one of the first major donors (if not the first -- I leave it to Bob and Paul to sort this out) who provided the funds to get a fledgling magazine called The American Prospect up and running 20 years ago. Photo: Ettore Sottsass headboard with attached drawers, custom designed in 1984 for Max Palevsky's Malibu home, is estimated to sell for $2,000 to $3,000. A long, booty-busting and heart attack inducing staircase and path lead down the bluff to a private and sandy beach. SELLER: Estate of Max Palevsky. The kitchen complex, according to listing information, contains several serving areas, 2 dishwashers, 3 Sub-Zero refrigerators, 2 cook tops, a butler’s pantry with sink, counter tops and extensive storage, laundry facilities, staff room and pooper, and a round breakfast room with tile floors and floor to ceiling windows. Others will say he breathed new life into a beautiful but past its prime property buy juxtaposing classic elements with more modern gestures that brought out, highlighted, and enhanced the home’s classic good looks .At the time of his death, Mister Palevsky also owned a very contemporary, low profile and smartly conceived Craig Ellwood designed dwelling (above) in the jagged foothills above Palm Springs, CA. Body Color. That red carpeting, puppies, is so strange, and unexpected, and decoratively hostile that we kind of like it. Post by @efgidley. In 1968 he founded the Businessmen's Educational Fund to reduce the influence of the defense industry on government policy, to stop the nuclear arms race. Mister Palevsky perished at 85 from heart failure in early May of 2010 and by mid-July the tech tycoon’s George Washington Smith designed mansion in Beverly Hills was up on the block with an asking price of $12,500,000. Your Mama does not know if the Palm Springs property is also scheduled to be sold, but we suspect that unless someone comes along and snatches it up in a private deal, it too will be put on the market for real estate-ophiles around the world to ogle and drool over. Anyhoo, the family room is enclosed in a sweeping curved wall of glass overlooking the rear gardens and terrace and beyond to the ocean. The auction will feature the Ettore Sottsass designs commissioned by Max Palevsky for his Malibu home. Alternative weekly, edited by Karl Fleming and published by Max Palevsky… In 2002, Mister Palevsky’s posh pads in Beverly Hills, Malibu, and Palm Springs were published in a glossy coffee table book called Three California Houses: Homes of Max Palevsky written by the above mentioned Aaron Betsky with juicy and delectable photographs by Richard Barnes. Willens later conceived the Nuclear Freeze movement, and helped fund it. @Home Network 1996 - 1998 2 years. There are more of the coffee colored tile floors with custom inlays, simple book-filled bookshelves that line opposite walls, a pair of ebony turned columns, a fireplace, and a ceiling that dips and swoops dramatically like the interior of a dressed down cathedral. Broad Beach Malibu Property Website Launched, Steve McQueen and Ali McGraw’s Home Once Upon A Time Palevsky passed away last year and on March 6th, his collection of Sottsass-designed custom furnishings is hitting the auction block (with no reserve) at LA Modern. In the mid-1980s Mister Palevsky commissioned maverick Italian architect Ettore Sottsass to re-work the interior spaces. Dec 22, 2020 - Explore Das's board "Craig Ellwood AIA (1922-1992) - Jerry Lomax" on Pinterest. It's been a busy winter in Malibu real estate. Dwellings > Remodeling > California. Access to the property is, natch, through an electronic drive gate and, we would guess, some seriously high-tech security systems. A 20-foot by 40-foot swimming pool has a titanic tiled fountain that anchors the far end where a row of tall palms sway gently in the sea breeze, and on the ocean side of the house terraces spill down to the bluff’s edge where there is a spa and fire pit. There are also, according to listing information, five family bedroom suites each with private pooper slathered in vintage hand-glazed Catalina tiles, and a magnate-worthy master suite that encompasses a bedroom, private office–both of which have fireplaces–extensive closets and storage space, a private deck or two, and a gigantic private pooper with sauna and 2 side by side bathing tubs. In 08/2010, this mammoth abode had the expensive asking price of $55,000,000. We’d never recommend it and we’d rip it out iffin this was our house, but there’s something very courageous about installing such tawdry wall to wall carpeting in such an expensive and elegant house.