So what emotion does the house of the two-time Oscar winner evoke?
We’re going with “beach shack chic.” The one-story retreat includes a light-filled formal entry, a dining room, and an open kitchen with an exposed-beam ceiling. The master bedroom, family room, and living room “all look out and open to the pool and grass yard.” Still, Curbed L.A. wasn’t impressed and said the home has a “strong tract house vibe.”
We definitely did a double take of the twice-divorced actor’s home decor, including the adult-theme artwork. There’s also what Variety dismissed as “shockingly uninspired and mildly depressing middle-aged bachelor furnishings,” along with a print of the revolutionary Che Guevara that wouldn’t be out of place in a dorm room. We’re guessing the art work isn’t included in the sale price.
However, beach access is included. Not surprisingly, the man who prefers privacy and detests paparazzi has a home that comes with the “much-coveted” and “all but entirely private Riviera III beach,” according to Variety. Penn, who rose to fame playing the stoned surfer Jeff Spicoli, has certainly come a long way, dude.
In fact, the U-shaped house, built in 1960, is just a short walk to the famed Point Dume bluff. The spit of sand and dramatic cliffs have starred in Hollywood movies from the “Planet of the Apes” series of the 1970s to the more recent “Iron Man.”
The home for sale has some buzzing about Penn’s real-life drama. The “Mystic River” star split from his wife, “House of Cards” actress Robin Wright, in 2010. The 54-year-old actor has moved on from that relationship—and now also his house.
Since 2014, he has been linked to actress Charlize Theron, who recently called him “the love of my life.” Perhaps the lovebirds will be looking for a new nest together.