Few Hollywood legends invoke a sense of coolness quite like Steve McQueen—hence the nickname, the King of Cool. From the epic San Francisco car chase scene in Bullitt to the iconic motorcycle jump scene in The Great Escape, the actor owned the big screen with some of the best action sequences ever filmed. And even if he didn’t actually perform the infamous leap, come on, he’s Steve freaking McQueen.
Most people will never possess even a shred of McQueen’s charisma and bad boy attitude, but what they can have is his old Malibu home. Of course, it’s only old in the sense that it was once the residence of one of the biggest stars of his generation. Currently listed by Coldwell Banker, everything about this $16.995 million beachside stunner is as modern and stylish as it gets, from the subtle white-and-wood design of the living space to the serenity of each level’s terrace.
Located in the very desirable gated community of Victoria Point, the four-bedroom, five-bathroom home boasts approximately 4,335-sq. ft. of interior space spread throughout three floors. The main level boasts an open dining room and kitchen ideal for perpetual party hosts, as the wine wall will be a major talking point before all eyes inevitably turn to the views of Broad Beach below.
The upper level is where the new owner will find the primary suite, and it is difficult to put a finger on the best aspect. Is it the open floorplan with the bathtub that peeks out at the water? Is it the subtle fireplace built into the white wall that you can practically hear crackling on a cool Cali night? Is it the massive glass door wall that opens wide to those spectacular views? Honestly, it’s that last one more than anything, but all of it combined is the stuff of dreams.
If the new owner is a beach bum, however, the primary suite might be on the lower level, as the deck is closest to the sand. There’s also a private staircase that leads out to Broad Beach for morning jogs and evening strolls.
Finally, big decisions will need to be made about which automobiles will be stored in the three-car garage. After all, the man sometimes known as Harvey Mushman is reported to have owned more than 100 motorcycles and 100 cars and trucks, including a 1963 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso and the 1968 Ford GT40 he drove in Le Mans. It’ll be really tough to top those, but that’s something the new owner can ponder while staring out at the ocean from the best seat on the block.