There’s nothing not to like about these views.
On screen, notorious grump Archie Bunker — played by the late actor Carol O’Connor — may have resided in a modest Queens rowhome in the hit ‘70s TV show All in the Family. Off screen, the show’s success earned O’Connor enough cash to snag a seriously swoon-worthy piece of Malibu real estate. (“Well, whoop-de-doo!” as Bunker would say.)
O’Connor and his wife, documentary producer Nancy Fields O’Connor, lived in this beachfront beauty for more than 30 years until it was sold in 2016 for $9.3 million, according to the Los Angeles Times. It’s now back on the market after a complete to-the-studs renovation for double what it sold for.
The four-bedroom, revamped product is a luxurious blend of Mediterranean and modern styles, with soaring ceilings and arched doorways throughout. Made for entertainers, the home features an updated living room and kitchen both flanked by an alfresco courtyard and pool on one side and an ocean-facing patio on the other. A rare sandy and protected beachfront lot also expands the home’s private entertaining space to the backyard.
Inside and out, thoughtful architectural details make the home feel especially high-end. Chevron-patterned flooring clads the pool area, while upstairs, rustic wood-framed built-in bookcases line a wall in the master bedroom and balcony railings are dressed up with a decorative scallop pattern. And for the car buffs, a detached glass-front three-car garage is already tricked out with a Tesla charger and TV wall.
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Are you ready to make this dream of a place your home? The Bunker palace is currently listed with DeeDee Cortese of Coldwell Banker for a whopping $18,800,000. But for a stylish, updated Malibu gem with ties to everyone’s favorite hate-to-love TV character? Totally worth it.