The ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ actor Gal Gadot has recently purchased a wonderful house by the shore of Malibu, California, worth $5 million which was constructed in 1984. Coincidence, isn’t it? 

Married to Yaron Varson, a real estate developer, Gal Gadot owns houses in Israel and Hollywood hills. But this ocean-front Malibu condo, which she has purchased as a holiday home, came up in the news quite massively due to its excellent location between Nobu and Malibu Pier and contemporary modern architecture. While its design is a bit outdated, it is difficult to compete with its breathtaking scenery.

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She purchased the house from Bui Simon, the Thai Philanthropist and former Miss Universe. Bui bought the property way back in 1994, before her marriage to billionaire real estate developer and Indiana Pacers owner, Herbert Simon, for only $850,000. She has pocketed over $4 million on her initial investment. Her deal with Gadot worked out to $2,500 per square foot, and the transaction was handled by Chris Cortazzo at Compass from both ends. Although, even in 2020, paying $5 million for a condo stands as a big number but it is not just any ordinary condo. 

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Located in one of the best sections of Malibu, the penthouse is a part of a blocky gated complex that is transferred with two deeded off-street parking spots. There exist three other similar units in the complex, but none of them are currently owned by any celebrities. Looming directly over the sand, this complex is just a quick jog from Larry Ellison’s ever-trendy Nobu Malibu restaurant. This house is perfectly designed to have moments of peace and, above all, relaxation, since its location is perfect to have an impressive view.

Sprawling across almost 2000 square feet, the penthouse has 2 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms facing the beautiful Pacific Ocean and is covered with a wall of glass opening onto a tile-floor dining balcony above the sand.  Described as ‘sensationally private,’ the 609 meters of interior space of the condo is done up with neutral decor including wheat-colored hardwood floors and white walls, skylights, lots of natural light, and also a tinge of green at every corner. Far above and out of sight from the beach-goer public, the Gadot penthouse includes a step-down living room that offers a large fireplace and a thrilling floor-to-ceiling wall of glass that folds away to a huge, tiled balcony with an unstoppable ocean view. The overall interior is sleek, white, and modern, creating a perfect contrast of warm, clean tones against the water’s brilliant blue.


Other areas are decked up with a formal dining area, and kitchen with top-in-class kitchen appliances, thick slabs of granite countertops, and custom cabinetry, alongside a family room with plush beige carpeting. The two bedrooms are both fixed with wall-to-wall beige carpeting. They offer intimate, spacious ensuite baths, and the master has two bathrooms of its own. Complete with these day-to-day luxuries, this $5M seaside penthouse is expected to cost Gal Gadot an additional US$1,240 per month in HOA dues, though that balcony and its spectacular whitewater views, along with the famous Malibu sunsets, are likely to make it all worthwhile. 

The kitchen/living area:

The kitchen beautifully conjoins with the living and dining areas of this bright condo. Along with the modern furniture and wooden floors, the living area is also adorned with some large indoor plants. Six floor-to-ceiling windows provide an indoor-outdoor feel and impart a 24/7 exposure to the picturesque coastline.

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Outside balcony:

The condo’s splendid balcony overlooks the ocean and the area graces a terracotta tiled floor and a large wooden dining table for eating and gathering exposing to a killer view.

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The kitchen:

The small but efficient kitchen in this Malibu home is complete with top-of-the-line, hi-tech, and spotless stainless steel appliances. This space is embellished with wooden cabinets and granite countertops.

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The dining area:

The dining area features a wooden dining table with a fancy and beautiful mirror on the wall.

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The bedroom:

The bedrooms in Gadot’s home have a bohemian vibe complete with neutral tones and color palette. It showcases warm lampshades, large tropical plants, and a fireplace.

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The master bathroom:

The master bathroom is quite capacious and owns a built-in tub and a bidet. The white countertops keep with the theme of a bright, open, and spacious home.

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The sitting area:

Another view of the sitting area shows the stunning ocean views, light wooden floors along with dark furniture. It is decorated with large artworks and indoor plants on the carpeted floor.


Gadot and her husband continue to maintain their Israel home and the $5.6 million residence in the Hollywood Hills. They purchased that contemporary mansion about a few years ago; like this new Malibu vacation home, that place is also blessed with long and wide views from its clifftop perch.

As for Simon, now she owns a much larger home on Malibu’s exclusive Carbon Beach, plus a massive compound in Montecito. Back in 2018, she paid a record $38 million for an East Coast traditional-style estate on one of the best streets in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, and California. 



Shiwangi is a student of Architecture and a writing enthusiast. She is very keen to explore and experience the world of Architecture and discover different aspects of it to humanity as she believes in the influence of design on people and spaces.