'Glee' Creator Ryan Murphy's Malibu Beach House

In the Hollywood real estate world, it's not uncommon for a home to pass from one celebrity to another. Case in point: This Malibu beach bungalow, formerly owned by Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron, was purchased by screenwriter and producer Ryan Murphy for $6.6 million in May 2011. Just a year later, Ryan flipped the property back on the market for $6.995 million.

A secure entry off of coveted La Costa Beach reveals this property's impressive outdoor amenities: a private courtyard with a koi pond, a spacious deck, an outdoor shower and a fire pit. Step through the covered lanai, and you'll find an open living room with a fireplace and a window seat. Past that, the home features a chef's kitchen, a dining area with bench-style seating and a sun-drenched master suite on the upper level.

While the home's decor has changed -- Ryan swapped Charlize's comfy slipcovered couches for a pair of distressed leather sofas -- the overall atmosphere is the same: cozy, casual and totally accessible. Couldn't you see yourself lounging on that beachfront deck, basking in the warm Malibu sun? We sure could. Check out the photo gallery below.

Owned By: Ryan Murphy, creator of hit TV series Glee
Listed By: Ann Eysenring of Partners Trust
Price: $6,995,000

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