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Auto lover lists Malibu pad with indoor car gallery for $13M

Owner of B.A.D. Co. Bata Mataja is ready to part with mountaintop home
February 20, 2017 05:00PM

Yellow Hills Road estate (Scott Everts)

Car enthusiast Bata Mataja, founder of Big American Dream Co., has listed his Malibu pad for $12.5 million, or $1,666 a square foot, Curbed reported.

Mataja, whose company does everything from helping automakers customize cars for TV commercials to doing restoration work and custom builds, built a custom gallery at the property to accommodate a rotating selection of cars from his private collection.

The 7,500-square-foot, five-bedroom, four-bathroom home also features a saltwater pool and spa, a private office lot and a 20-car motor court.

The glass and concrete home is perched atop a mountain and was completed in 1998 by Santa Monica-based architect Hagy Belzberg. A separate guest house, which overlooks the main residence, was finished in 2000 by architect George Wittman. It’s unclear how much Mataja paid for the property.

Katie Bentzen, Mimi McCormick and Sara Kosasky of Partners Trust have the listing. [Curbed]Subrina Hudson