A place to chill out... Pierce Brosnan's £6.5m Malibu beachfront eco palace
17th July 2010
As James Bond he had a licence to thrill – now Pierce Brosnan has a licence to chill in this amazing £6.5 million ‘eco palace’.The newly-built mansion on the Malibu beachfront has so many solar panels that the actor will be able to heat the house, outdoor pool and guest cabana and still sell electricity back to the local grid.All water will be recycled on site in a purpose-built plant, and there is also a waste disposal system, custom-built £250,000 energy-saving lighting and a solar-powered revolving compost heap.Mission complete: Pierce Brosnan's Malibu mansion will boast the latest environmentally friendly innovationsIrish-born Brosnan, 57, hopes to move in by Christmas with wife Keely Shaye Smith, 46, and their sons Dylan, 13, and Paris, eight.
A source familiar with the house told The Mail on Sunday: ‘Pierce and Keely have always been dedicated environmentalists and they were determined that their dream home would set a new standard in being eco-friendly.Eco warriors: Pierce Brosnan and his wife Keeley plan to move in to their £6.5million eco-pad by Chirtmas this yearEco warriors: Pierce Brosnan and his wife Keeley plan to move in to their £6.5million eco-pad by Chirtmas this year ‘All the windows are non-glare, insulated glass and there is a centrally controlled climate and lighting system that will automatically turn off the lights if a room is left vacant for more than five minutes.'The climate control will automatically adjust various rooms to maximise energy savings. It’s an eco palace.‘Pierce has been actively involved in every single aspect, right down to choosing the natural recycled wood for the kitchen benches and the low-flow toilets.’
Neighbours on Malibu’s Broad Beach include Cher, disgraced film star Mel Gibson, Steven Spielberg and Goldie Hawn.Along with the eco-technology, the house is packed with gadgets to make Bond proud.There is a state-of-the-art security system with pressure sensors and infra-red lights, directly linked to the local sheriff.The Brosnans will have sweeping views of the Pacific from the massive master suite, his-and-her bathrooms, a private spa and sauna, gym, solarium, library and high definition screening room.In the garage there are spaces for his Lexus hybrid vehicle and less-than-carbon friendly but very 007-style £75,000 Maserati Gran Turismo sports car.