A clifftop Malibu mansion which was once owned by the late country singer Kenny Rogers is on the market for $125 million – featuring a funicular railway which he got into trouble with planning officials for building.
Rogers, who died in March, had the hillside railway put in to give him easy access to the beach below – but did so without planning permission.
He was slapped with a $2 million fine as a result of the unauthorized construction on the luxury home which is located in Malibu’s Paradise Cove, about a half hour drive west from Los Angeles.
A Malibu mansion set on top of a cliff that was once owned by the late country singer Kenny Rogers that comes complete with its own funicular railway, is on the market for $125 million
The lounge area offers eye-watering views of the Pacific Ocean. Calm colors of grey, white and brown soothe those who visit
Kenny Rodgers used to own the mansion until the mid-2000s. He built a funicular railway down to the beach for convenience
The dining room has a lengthy table at which to enjoy family mealtimes. An outdoor patio area lies just a stones throw away
The kitchen has a solid feel with white marble countertops and chrome fittings on the drawers and cupboards
Professional kitchen fixtures sit alongside a group of bar stools and varnished parquet floor
‘Kenny had no idea he was going to get in so much trouble,’ said his wife, Wanda Rogers to the Wall Street Journal.
The home is currently owned by Diana Jenkins, founder of the health drinks company Neuro Drinks.
Jenkins purchased the home in the mid-2000s for what must now seem like a bargain $21 million.
The five-bedroom home is located on 3 acres of land and comes with vaulted ceilings, herringbone floors and floor-to-ceiling windows.
The home comes with an office, study and even a dance and recording studio.
Many of the rooms have panoramic views of the ocean. This bedroom is decorated in a calming sandstone color
The well appointed bathroom enjoys stunning views of the ocean. No need for frosted glass here with no prying eyes nearby
The main house has five bedrooms, while a guesthouse has an additional three. The home has a cool and refreshed feel
The home makes a statement from the moment one walks into the foyer of the home. The ocean can be seen through doors
Outside lies a patio and lush lawn beyond, with magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean glistening in the distance.
Any guests that decide to visit the new owners will be able to stay at a three-bedroom guesthouse located on the property.
Visitors will be able to enjoy the swimming pool, waterfall and relax by the koi pond.
Rogers’ installed funicular railway leads straight down to the beach area where a cabana, wet bar, fire pit and barbecue are located.
Those wanting to get some exercise to and from the cliff top and back down to the sands can use the adjoining staircase.
The property is the latest Malibu mansion to list for more than $100 million. Pictured, the impressive driveway to the home
A swimming pool on the property makes for an enticing and refreshing dip with aqua marine colored tiling
Diana Jenkins, a Bosnia-born entrepreneur and is listing her Malibu, California, home for $125 million
Jenkins, who is originally from Bosnia came across the home by chance as she was browsing for a home for singer-songwriter Kid Rock.
‘I was just spending the day with them with zero intention to buy,’ she said to the Journal. ‘But the gates opened and my heart just dropped. It was all I wanted. I went back to London and I couldn’t stop thinking about it.’
After moving to California and raising kids, both of whom have now just graduated from high school, she has decided to finally sell up and move back to Europe to live closer to her parents.
‘This house has been holding me back,’ she said to the Journal. ‘I should have gone back a while ago.’
Any guests that decide to visit the new owners will be able to stay at a three-bedroom guesthouse located on the property
An outdoor dining area will make for memorable meantimes underneath an enormous tree that has many stories to tell
Sun loungers share a stunning view of the Pacific Ocean with a view of the water and nearby cliffs
A funicular cable railway leads down to the beachfront cabana. Rogers build the railway and had to pay a $2m fine as a result