Actor Barry Williams has listed his childhood home in Malibu, Calif., for sale for $6.4 million. His parents purchased the lot in 1972 and built the three-bedroom, four-bathroom house, using plenty of their own labor, including that of Williams when he wasn’t busy on set.
Williams, known for his role as Greg Brady in “The Brady Bunch,” made his television debut at the age of 11 as a guest role in the series “Run For Your Life.” After several other small television parts, he landed the role of Greg Brady in 1969. The series ran for five seasons before being canceled in 1974. After the show ended, Williams appeared in the spinoff series and movies based on the show, as well as dozens of guest roles including “Three’s Company,” “Murder She Wrote” and “General Hospital.” Williams also had a successful career in musical theater with roles in “West Side Story,” “Grease” and “Oklahoma.”
This 2,800-square-foot mid-century modern style home sits directly on the beach, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. With a double-height wall of windows, the entire back half of the home has views of the water. High tide brings the water right up to the house, Williams said in an interview posted to listing agent Shen Schulz of Sotheby’s International Realty’s Facebook page. The high tide allowed the actor and his brothers to fish from the back porch and catch dinner. The migration path of the California gray whale passes along this beachfront.
While the home has expansive views, it is designed for privacy with very few street-facing windows, a courtyard entryway and gated-community feel.
“This is one of only two 24-hour guard-gated beachfront streets in Malibu,” Schulz said.
A two-story stone fireplace in the great room visually connects the two levels by drawing the eye up to the post-and-beam ceiling.
The master bedroom has a private porch with ocean views, and an indoor balcony off the master bedroom looks over the great room below.
Recent renovations to the home include upgraded bathrooms and the addition of a Jacuzzi tub.
Community association fees of $417 per month also come with the property.