Summer is coming, which means the rich and famous slip off to the Hamptons or Malibu and rent luxurious homes for some R&R. Power couple Victoria and David Beckham already made their move as they reportedly rented a big slice of Malibu real estate — beachfront, naturally. The Beckhams’ summer rental sits on a generous 180 feet of bluff frontage overlooking “Malibu’s widest premiere dry sand beach.” And if that’s not enough, gray whales frequently come close to shore as they migrate north.

What’s the cost of renting this $27 million home? A reported $158,753 a month, which is probably not a lot to a couple that is worth an estimated £165 million.

The modern chic beach retreat sits on 1.11 acres and contains 7 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms within its 10,180 square feet. Built in 1989, the home underwent a massive remodel “under strict green building standards” by Malibu architect Doug Burdge, who terms his style to be “Rustern,” which constitutes a “melding of contemporary clean lines and spatial dynamics with texture and warmth of old-world materials.” Landscape designer Jay Griffith and interior designer Tim Clarke also contributed to the reconstruction.

The home features large floor-to-ceiling windows and French doors with unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean. The large formal dining room has a complete wall of glass looking over the beach,  outdoor patio and 50-foot-long pool and spa.

The gourmet kitchen features top-end appliances from Sun Valley Bronze, Waterworks, Sub-Zero and Miele. The home is a fully-functioning smart home, with automated controls from Lutron and Crestron.

About the Author

Erika Riggs, the Zillow Digs manager, covers home design and trends.

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