When I heard that Lady Gaga (aka Stefani Germanotta) bought a $22 million estate overlooking Zuma Beach in Malibu, I kind of expected it to be something flashy and contemporary.
I have to say I was pleasantly surprised to see it’s actually a more traditional French Provincial-style home designed by architect Steve Giannetti. Take a look!
Lady Gaga’s New House in Malibu
Steve Giannetti and his wife Brooke, who writes the popular design blog Velvet & Linen, are amazingly talented.
I featured their house Patina Farm, too, and it’s pretty dreamy:
So I was excited to see that Steve Giannetti designed Gaga’s house in Malibu:
Their website describes this project as “An Equestrian Estate overlooking Zuma Beach in Malibu that was based on a collection of European farmhouses. Construction by John Finton and interiors by Madeline Stuart.”
The house was built in 2006 on nearly 6 acres.
It was featured in Veranda in ’06, and it doesn’t look like much has changed since then
(you can see photos from the magazine at Cote de Texas).
Gaga’s fans call her “Mother Monster,” and she calls them her “Little Monsters.”
Time magazine named Lady Gaga one of the All-Time 100 Fashion Icons.
They wrote: “Lady Gaga is just as notorious for her outrageous style as she is for her pop hits. After all, Gaga, born Stefani Germanotta, has sported outfits made from plastic bubbles, Kermit the Frog dolls, and raw meat. And companies are catching on — Gaga has partnered with brands like Giorgio Armani on tour outfits, as well as Polaroid, and even pens a fashion column for V Magazine.”
She also made Forbes list of the World’s Most Powerful Women.
The kitchen has a limestone island, a Wolf range, and a terrace with ocean views.
“The Bat Cave:”
There’s a “secret door” that leads to what the former owner called the Bat Cave — an 800-bottle wine cellar, home theater with bar, and a way cool vintage Brunswick Bowl two-lane bowling alley from the 1960s with original scoreboard.
A courtyard with a view:
The Guest House:
This bedroom is in the guest house with a kitchenette:
How it looked when it was featured in Veranda:
The property includes a barn for up to eight horses, a riding arena, and a number of pens and riding trails.
You can see more of this house in Lady Gaga’s documentary on Netflix: “Gaga: Five Foot Two“
In the documentary we see her celebrating when she gets cast in the remake of A Star Is Born.
Zillow reported about her new equestrian estate:
Lady Gaga has made her first California home purchase: a 6-acre estate across from Malibu’s Zuma Beach.
The home was listed for $24.95 million this summer by The Agency‘s Santiago Arana. Property records show it was recently purchased under a trust for $22.5 million.
“This beautiful estate was inspired by traditional homes in the South of France offering breathtaking views,” the listing description stated.
This house was a lot more traditional and neutral than I would’ve expected Lady Gaga’s to be. Based on the rooms we saw in her documentary, they haven’t changed much since these listing photos were taken, either. For more information about the equestrian estate and Steve Giannetti’s work, visit his website.