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Ellis David Gelman Star Trek house in Malibu, California, USA

Ellis David Gelman Star Trek house in Malibu, California, USA
Ellis David Gelman Star Trek house in Malibu, California, USA

Why the name? Well, the Ellis David Gelman Star Trek house in Malibu, California, USA was used in the popular sci-fi series.

Ellis David Gelman Star Trek house in Malibu, California, USA
Ellis David Gelman Star Trek house in Malibu, California, USA

 

When I say Star Trek, I don’t mean the original series. The house was featured in Star Trek: The Next Generation in the late 1980s.

Ellis David Gelman Star Trek house in Malibu, California, USA
Ellis David Gelman Star Trek house in Malibu, California, USA

 

That show is said to be set in the year 2364 and as such, it required something futuristic in terms of the architecture. Which is where this Ellis David Gelman design came in.

Ellis David Gelman Star Trek house in Malibu, California, USA
Ellis David Gelman Star Trek house in Malibu, California, USA

 

The house was built in 1981, but with a look that really could be from the future. Unusual, angular and ‘other worldly’ enough to work as a house a few centuries into the future.

Ellis David Gelman Star Trek house in Malibu, California, USA
Ellis David Gelman Star Trek house in Malibu, California, USA

 

As an architectural statement, this really is something else. Although the interior isn’t quite as ‘space age’ as you might expect.

Ellis David Gelman Star Trek house in Malibu, California, USA
Ellis David Gelman Star Trek house in Malibu, California, USA

 

Don’t get me wrong, it still has interest. After all, a house with this kind of shape will be interesting inside as well as out. In fact, it is. Double-height space, full-height glazing and angled ceilings are always a winner in my book.

Ellis David Gelman Star Trek house in Malibu, California, USA
Ellis David Gelman Star Trek house in Malibu, California, USA

 

But the finishes are fairly mainstream. That might be the furniture and the fixtures or the fairly recent upgrade of the finishes. But even allowing for that, this place is still quite the architectural statement.

Ellis David Gelman Star Trek house in Malibu, California, USA
Ellis David Gelman Star Trek house in Malibu, California, USA

 

3,699 sq. ft. of living space within, which includes four ‘eclectic’ bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms. There’s also a media/family room with kitchenette, loft space and a substantial terrace with ocean views.

Ellis David Gelman Star Trek house in Malibu, California, USA
Ellis David Gelman Star Trek house in Malibu, California, USA

 

As I said, it looks like this one has had a recent upgrade too, with plenty of luxury added in, including the fireplaces, a master bedroom with ‘spa-like’ bath, Sonos sound system, slate tile and bamboo flooring, new air conditioning and a ‘chef-inspired’ kitchen.

Ellis David Gelman Star Trek house in Malibu, California, USA
Ellis David Gelman Star Trek house in Malibu, California, USA

 

All of which sits on two acres within a gated compound and with two-car garage, 10-car parking and a detached guest house with its own bathroom.

Ellis David Gelman Star Trek house in Malibu, California, USA
Ellis David Gelman Star Trek house in Malibu, California, USA

 

If you are a fan of the show, this might appeal. But it’s likely to have wider appeal to anyone who wants something out of the ordinary and in a dream location.

Ellis David Gelman Star Trek house in Malibu, California, USA
Ellis David Gelman Star Trek house in Malibu, California, USA

 

Sadly, this one does come at a price. Even after a recent price drop, it is still at $5,495,000.

Images and details courtesy of Zillow. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit the website.

 

Ellis David Gelman Star Trek house in Malibu, California, USA
Ellis David Gelman Star Trek house in Malibu, California, USA

 

Ellis David Gelman Star Trek house in Malibu, California, USA
Ellis David Gelman Star Trek house in Malibu, California, USA

 

Ellis David Gelman Star Trek house in Malibu, California, USA
Ellis David Gelman Star Trek house in Malibu, California, USA