IRISH ACTOR STUART Townsend and his former South African belle Charlize Theron are selling up their luxury Los Angeles beach pad – a final sign that there is little chance of the couple getting back together.
The two bought the beachfront home, near Malibu, in 2003 for the comparatively knockdown price of €2.5m – and spent many summer evenings surfing on the private beach adjoining the luxury pad.
The Pacific Coast Highway house has now gone up for sale, however – with the not inconsiderable asking price of $6.9m (around €4.9m) meaning that heartbreak has brought with it a considerable markup.
The home – described as a “spectacular, newly built oceanfront home is on over fifty feet of sandy Los Flores Beach… [is] a perfect blend of design and function created by world renowned designer Michael Lee”.
This home offers the finest amenities, from French hand carved limestone fireplaces to gorgeous Mahogany doors and windows, coral stone decks to French oak flooring. You will find style and grace throughout this open flowing floor plan, as well as a cook’s kitchen featuring Viking appliances.
Being at the beach has never felt so good.
The three-bedroom, three-bathroom abode also boats drop-down TVs and a state-of-the-art sound system – installed at Stuart’s request. It’s been available to rent since late last year, with a monthly expense of just around €30,000.
The pair split in January after a holiday to Mexico; Theron was reported to have told friends that the couple had become more like a brother and sister than a romantic couple.
Theron endeared herself to Irish fans last year when, in a practice run for the official draw for the 2010 FIFA World Cup taking place in her native South Africa, she read the name ‘Ireland’ instead of ‘France’ in the list of qualifying countries.