Eisner owns nearly five acres of land overlooking Watkins Cove, a beach which is nearly inaccessible to the public due to the area’s tide. There are nine stone buildings spread out across the property including the main house, several guest houses, an office, a private gym, and a pool. There is also an elevator which connects to an oceanfront cabana.
The compound was designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects, the firm that also designed Disney’s feature animation “hat” building in Burbank. Eisner’s relationship with Stern dates back to the early 1970s, when Stern designed a Manhattan apartment for Eisner’s parents.
Eisner is a key figure in Disney history, responsible for the studio’s resurgence in the 1980s and 1990s. He was CEO of the company from 1984-2005, and he accumulated his wealth at Disney during a period which saw the company revive its animation division and produce classic films such as Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, The Lion King, and many more.
Eisner’s net worth is not fully known, but it is understood to be in the billions. He owns and operates the private investment firm The Tornante Company, which is still heavily involved in production. Among its diverse portfolio – the company’s assets include Bazooka Candy Brands and English soccer club Portsmouth FC – Tornante also funded animated series including Netflix’s Bojack Horseman and Prime Video’s Undone.
Westside Estate Agency is handling Eisner’s listing, which is located at 33550 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265. More photos of the estate can be seen on the Stern Architects website.
Photo at top courtesy of Westside Estate Agency.