The 180-acre Malibu wine estate of real estate developer George Rosenthal has hit the market for $38 million. Set 1,400 feet above the coastal fog and four miles from the beach with stunning views of the surrounding vineyards and mountains, the rare and secluded paradise is co-listed with Jade Mills and Joyce Rey of Coldwell Banker Realty in Beverly Hills, along with Sandro Dazzan of The Agency.
“We have enjoyed for decades the property as an oasis of tranquility to share with friends and associates,” Mr. Rosenthal told Mansion Global. “As I am steps away from my 90th birthday, it is time to provide another owner the opportunity to experience the property.”
Set behind majestic wooden gates, The Rosenthal Estate comprises a 12,000-square-foot hacienda-style main residence, three guest houses and roughly 10,000 vines of cabernet, shiraz, chardonnay and merlot grapes — which are used for Mr. Rosenthal’s eponymous wine label. There is also an option to plant an additional 10,000 more vines.
A long, winding stone driveway guides visitors through sweeping hillsides and oak trees until a stone motor court, serene central fountain and gentle swaying palms are reached. The main residence immediately recalls the great haciendas of Mexico. Its other-worldly qualities continue.
Designed by architect Louis Angelikis for the Rosenthal family, the estate was built as a meticulous homage to the Mexican hacienda tradition, yet contemporized for modern living. The main residence makes its presence immediately known with a beautiful sun-touched loggia and a pair of ornate hand-carved wood entry doors depicting St. George the Dragonslayer. Inside, the living room reveals stunning handwork by Mexico’s finest craftsman: exposed beam ceilings inset with an intricate herringbone pattern, imported salmon stone fireplace, hand-scraped bleached oak floors and hand-painted frescos.
Natural Southern California light cascades through custom-made skylights, oversized arched windows and quatrefoil windows. The bedroom suites are kept separate from the main living quarters, with the primary suite serving as a pure private retreat with a stone fireplace, spacious walk-in closet and dual baths.
There is also an equestrian style tasting room, a gym, two pools, staff quarters, plus the three guest houses — making the Rosenthal Estate an extraordinary private lifestyle compound.
The expansive grounds are populated with approximately 600 avocado trees, mature oak forests and curated art installations — creating an enchanting setting that often inspires comparisons to far-flung locations outside of the country, say the listing agents.