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The mention of Santa Monica typically conjures images of timeless recreation, entertainment, and diversion—the legendary ocean pier, Pacific Park’s solar-powered Ferris wheel, the historic Looff Hippodrome Carousel, the renowned aquarium, and nearby Muscle Beach. But the area is also a bastion of iconic California architecture, from its numerous Romanesque Revival, Art Deco, and Mediterranean-inspired landmarks to the classical Mission-style villas strewn across the city and the region as a whole.
Santa Monica, California | Marc Noah, Sotheby’s International Realty – Beverly Hills Brokerage
This inviting 1924 residence exemplifies a quintessential Southern California aesthetic, combining bespoke modern flair, fixtures, and finishes with such de rigueur Mission- and Spanish Colonial–style elements as earthy barrel-tiled roofing, graceful archways, warm terra-cotta flooring, vibrant tile accents, and the crisp contrast of white plaster walls and handsome, deeply hued ceiling beams and other woodwork. The meticulous craftsmanship and attention to detail employed in a 2013 rebuild are readily apparent throughout the generous 4,351-square-foot floor plan.
The alluring spaces begin with a chic living room featuring a fireplace and French doors to the lush grounds and an office or library with a whimsical wall of shelving. Beyond are a sophisticated formal dining room that opens to a vine-draped covered terrace and a family room with a colorful tiled fireplace and access to an open terrace and a verdant backyard framed by tall privacy hedges and trees. Cooks of all skill levels will appreciate the expertly outfitted kitchen, which boasts top-caliber appliances, eye-catching flooring, an island with counter seating, and an organic paint shade that echoes the greenery of the home’s surroundings. Of the four serene bedrooms and luxurious baths, the owner’s suite is a lofty aerie with its own balcony and a large bath that combines vintage and contemporary pieces, including ample storage and a soaking tub.
The property also features a delightful, similarly styled guesthouse—a quiet oasis for visitors—or light-filled studio ideal for artistic pursuits, yoga, or meditation. The desirable location—in the prestigious North of Montana neighborhood—is known for its welcoming environs; thriving community atmosphere; sizable, luxurious homes; and especially spacious estate sites. This rare offering leaves little to be desired, given its enduring design and its proximity to fine restaurants, tony shops, and the enchanting landmarks that have drawn people to Santa Monica for decades.