Widely published shingle style California beach bungalow by much admired architect Steve Giannetti. Framed by two giant palms and set amidst beautiful gardens on a quiet North of Montana street, this casual and comfortable, yet sophisticated home is filled with surprises at every turn. Tongue and grooved walls and ceilings, wide board pine floors, beams, windowed walls, French doors, extensive built-ins, window seats and antique architectural elements are the backdrop for the free flowing, open floor plan. The centerpiece of the home is the “great room” consisting of a wonderful cook’s kitchen, family room and sun room, which all open to patios, private yard, outdoor fireplace, and sparkling pool. There is also a formal living room with fireplace, a generous dining room with fireplace and an inviting library/den. There are 4 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms plus a maid’s bedroom and bath. The extraordinary master has vaulted beamed ceilings and wrap around windows that overlook a giant approximately 100 year-old Italian stone pine tree and create the feeling of being in a tree house. Situated on the desirable west side of the street in the Franklin School district, within close proximity of shops and restaurants on Montana Avenue, this romantic and very special home represents an extremely rare offering and is one of the finest properties to become available in Santa Monica in quite some time.
Offered at $5,250,000