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Inside The Luxe Malibu ‘Farmhouse’ Of Designer James Perse

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When you’re a noted designer of fashion and furniture, your home is expected to meet certain standards of chicness. James Perse’s six-bedroom Malibu estate, freshly on the market for US$12.995 million, has style and sophistication to spare.

Located on roughly 2 acres in the Point Dume area, the Wall Street Journal reports that the Perse property includes a 50-foot-long swimming pool and an attached two-car garage, as well as keyed access to Little Dume Beach. Perse purchased the home in 2013 and spent a year renovating it, aiming to infuse the house with an “old-world kind of farmer charm” inspired by the location’s “ranch sensibility”.

If this is a farmhouse, it’s surely one of the most luxe expressions of the genre. The home boasts a blend of antiques, custom pieces, and items from Perse’s eponymous furniture collection. Several surfboards serve as decorative touches, a nod to Malibu’s pervasive surfing culture. The good news is, if you’re feeling Perse’s interior design style, the furniture can be purchased with the house for an extra US$1 million.

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