Rental U-Turn: Charlize Theron Lists Malibu Home for $7.5 Million

The real estate tailspin we’re all enduring has even affected actress Charlize Theron, who is exhibiting her own real estate flip-flop. Last June, she posted her Malibu, CA home for rent for $50,000/month, but now Theron’s Malibu beachfront home is listed for $7.5 million. Perhaps she would accept either offer: rent it or buy it, but the point is: take it off her hands!

Correction: Somebody take it off their hands.

Yes, the home is not Theron’s alone. It was jointly purchased by Theron and her ex, Stuart Townsend, in January 2003 for $3,495,000 — reportedly from actor Steven Weber. But, after nine years together, Theron and Townsend broke up last January and Theron moved to LA while Townsend still reportedly lives in the Malibu house.

The Malibu home is “originally the oldest home on La Costa Beach,” according to the listing description and it certainly has that lived-in, who-cares-if-sand-is-dragged-along-the-floors feel.  The home has been updated and features 3 beds, 3.5 baths in a cozy 2,095 sq ft of living space. An expansive, lounge-like deck faces the water and includes a hot tub, fire pit and beach toys. High ceilings in the master, plus picture windows and soaking tub in upstairs bathroom. Additional features include drop-down TV, sound-system and a lanai.

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