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James Bond star Brosnan's California home on the market for £77m


Pierce Brosnan

Pierce Brosnan

Pierce Brosnan

Pierce Brosnan has put his Californian home up for sale with an asking price of $100m (£77m).

The former James Bond has decided to sell the Thai-inspired retreat in Malibu which has been his home for 20 years. Reports suggest the 67-year-old Irish star will make an enormous return.

He built up the compound by buying two adjoining properties in 2000 for $5.1m (£4m) and another for $2.25m (£1.8m).

The price tag makes it the eighth most expensive home on the market in LA County.

The ocean-front retreat spans more than an acre, with two homes that combine for five bedrooms and no fewer than 14 bathrooms.

Guarded by a pair of carved teak gates, the verdant grounds are filled with palm trees, tropical flowers, travertine courtyards and wraparound lanais.

The main home, known as Orchid House, boasts interiors lined with glass and teak that take in ocean and mountain views.

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On the main level there's a great room and a kitchen with white crystal counters.

Amenities on the lower level include a cinema with tiered seating and a music room and recording studio.

The spa adds two saunas, a steam room, Japanese soaking tub, cold plunge and shower.

The second storey tacks onto a library, a balcony overlooking the courtyard and an owner's suite with a sitting area.

Sandy lounges and glass-enclosed dining areas dot the backyard, which centres on a pool and descends to 117 feet of beach.

Brosnan and his wife, activist and journalist Keely Shaye, have put the property up for rent multiple times, listing it for $120,000 (£94,000) per month in 2004.

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