‘Fight Club’ Narrator Edward Norton Buys John Lautner-Designed Malibu Home for $11.8M

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Three-time Oscar-nominee, Edward Norton, known for his roles in the films Fight Club, The Bourne Legacy, and more recently, Sausage Party, just bought a John Lautner-designed home in gated Malibu Colony for $11.8 million, the Los Angeles Times reported.

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Designed with a curved framework, mimicking the shape of a wave, the 1968-built, wood-and-concrete residence is lined with retractable walls of glass, herringbone-patterned floors, and wood slats that draw in natural light.

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Thirty-seven feet of beachfront precedes the 3,400-square-foot interior, with a step-down living room, an eat-in kitchen, and five bedrooms and five bathrooms. Sheltered by an open-air covering, the swimming pool opens up to the rear deck.

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Michael LaFetra, a film producer and serial collector-restorer of architecturally significant homes in the Los Angeles area, was the previous owner. He bought it in 2007 for $13.8 million. The home’s original owners sold it in 2004 to filmmaker, Steven Austin, for $7.6 million.

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Norton purchased the residence through a limited liability company. The actor and activist was most recently nominated in 2015 for his roles in Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), Primal Fear and American History X.

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The listing was held by Tracy Maltas of Douglas Elliman, while Christopher Cortazzo of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage represented the buyer.

Images courtesy of Michael McNamara

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