612 E. Channel Road | Santa Monica
This exquisitely designed contemporary retreat is situated on a remarkable three lot compound in The Canyon, the most coveted neighborhood in Santa Monica. The private gated property features an elegantly modern four-bedroom main residence and an entirely separate guest house, making it ideal for both relaxed family life and large-scale entertaining. Overlooking the lush, green surrounding hillsides, the home is located a stroll away from the beach, the famous Santa Monica Stairs and the Canyon Charter School, which the California Academic Performance Index routinely ranks first or second in the state.
The main residence features a modern, open concept design, with living, dining and kitchen areas all open to one another on the upper level. Vaulted ceilings soar above the living area with rich walnut wood floors, a modern smooth stone gas fireplace, and a built-in casual dining area. Floor-to-ceiling glass sliding doors draw in abundant natural light and provide a seamless transition to outdoor living spaces. On one end, the main living area opens to a spacious terrace that spans the front of the home, with beautiful canyon views. On the other, the kitchen flows directly to the pool terrace, complete with cooking and al fresco dining areas, a fire pit and an adjacent flat, grass yard.
The home’s gourmet kitchen is expertly designed to blend contemporary style with supreme functionality. Schonbek crystal fixtures illuminate the room, suspended above the smooth quartz stone counters by Porcelanosa. The spacious center island features countertop seating, a flush deep main sink and an induction cooktop with retractable ventilation. Miele appliances are built into the wall, where handleless cabinetry provides a smooth, effortless aesthetic. Just off the kitchen, is a separate media room/study, which can also be reappointed as a formal dining room.
Also located on the upper level is the ultra-private master bedroom suite which opens through sliding glass doors to the front canyon-view terrace. The spa-style master bath features smooth marble floors and walls, crystalline lighting fixtures, double shower and spacious soaking tub.
An interior staircase and an exterior staircase from the pool terrace connect to the lower level, which features three bedrooms, two full baths, a powder room, den and home theatre, equipped with surround sound.
Smart home technology is featured throughout the home with the lighting, window shades, security cameras and music all controlled by the touch of an iPad. The front entry gate is equipped with Holovision intercom access. The full baths feature radiant heating, while every faucet and light in the home is sensor deactivated. More than 20 speakers are installed throughout, with many rooms wired for surround sound.
Situated beside the main house with its own separate entry, is the guest house, ideal for long-term guests, vacation rental or leasing. It features one bedroom, a full kitchen with granite countertops and high end appliances, living room and beautiful canyon views, a rare amenity in this Santa Monica neighborhood.