Retired Hockey Star Chris Chelios Lists Stunning Malibu Beach Home for $75 Million
Former NHL player Chris Chelios is putting his beachfront residence in Malibu, California, on the market for $75 million. The property, which Chelios purchased for $6 million in 2003, has served as a cherished getaway for him and his wife, Tracee Chelios, along with their four adult children, despite primarily residing in their native Chicago.
Situated in the exclusive Paradise Cove area, the estate features a four-bedroom main house perched on a bluff overlooking the beach. A private stairway connects the main house to a one-bedroom guest bungalow located closer to the sand. The guesthouse boasts three spacious decks, perfect for entertaining, dining, and stargazing, with one deck equipped with a hot tub and a barrel sauna.
Built in the 1980s, the tri-level main house spans approximately 3,795 square feet. It showcases high ceilings, skylights, a cozy fireplace, and a wall of windows that invites the outdoors in. The top floor houses a loft-style bedroom with captivating ocean views.
Chelios’s affinity for Malibu began in the mid-1990s when he played for the Chicago Blackhawks. After a game against the Los Angeles Kings, he was introduced to actor Tony Danza, who extolled the joys of living in Malibu. Intrigued by Danza’s enthusiasm, Chelios and his wife decided to explore the beach city, eventually renting a home there. They later acquired two properties, enjoying summers on the beach with their family while moving frequently for Chelios’s hockey career.
According to Chelios, Malibu offered a peaceful escape without distractions. In the early 2000s, he learned of a sizeable property coming onto the market in Paradise Cove. Through connections, he managed to secure the purchase, considering it a remarkable deal. Over the years, the couple has gradually modernized the main house, updating fixtures, windows, and bedrooms.
When in Malibu, Chelios and his family embrace an outdoor lifestyle. Surfing is a favorite activity for him and his children, often paddling to Point Dume, a renowned spot for waves. Chelios also relishes the vibrant morning sunrises that cast a radiant red hue on the nearby cliffs.
The decision to sell the property stems from the Chelioses’ new roles as grandparents and their desire for a vacation home closer to their children. They are considering purchasing a comparable property on Lake Michigan.