Leonardo DiCaprio’s Beach House Was Filled With Titanic Decor in the ’90s


Teenage fans weren’t the only ones with Leonardo DiCaprio posters plastered on their bedroom walls in the late ’90s—DiCaprio himself had one hanging in his Malibu beach house too, according to designer Megan Weaver. During a recent appearance on the “Behind the Velvet Rope” podcast, Weaver revealed that DiCaprio’s longtime waterfront home was once filled with Titanic memorabilia.

The Flipping Out star described to host David Yontef the time DiCaprio’s mother Irmelin gave her permission to stay in DiCaprio’s Malibu abode for a weekend in the ’90s while Weaver’s long-distance boyfriend was in town (Weaver was working for DiCaprio at the time). “I didn’t tell him where we were going…and you walk into this beach house, and everything was Titanic,” she recalled. “Titanic towels, Titanic poster, Titanic everywhere.”

The decor stopped short of any movie-themed furniture, Weaver said, noting, “Everything was very tasteful. But there were, like, dead giveaways with the Titanic towels and robes, and a poster of Leo.”

For the record, it probably wasn’t the Oscar-winning actor who draped his house in merch from his own film—and posters of his own face. Per Weaver, “It was also not his main house, and he hardly went there. So I think it was probably his mom who did it.” Irmelin’s decorative flourishes were likely intended to make her son’s recently purchased house feel more like a home: DiCaprio bought the 1,765-square-foot bungalow for $1.6 million in 1998, not long after the December 1997 release of Titanic brought him global fame.

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The house holds three bedrooms and two bathrooms, and has been updated throughout the years to include high-end appliances and modern furniture perfectly befitting the seaside home. Outside of the home’s many walls of windows overlooking the Pacific Ocean is a partially covered patio with a sundeck, a hot tub, and direct access to Carbon Beach. DiCaprio put the property on the market for just under $11 million in 2016, but updated the listing a year later to make it a rental property, asking $25,000 per month.

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