435 Marguerita Avenue in Santa Monica was the perfect setting for a late summer backyard party, complete with lawn games, cocktails and fresh barbecue. Ideally located moments from Palisades Park, Santa Monica Pier, Third Street Promenade and the shops and restaurants of Montana Avenue, this six-bedroom, nine-bath residence is perfect for families—in fact, its current owners have raised their own on its quiet, palm and oak tree-shaded lot for the past 20 years. 

For this casual afternoon event, guests mingled in the private, verdant backyard—which is filled with colorful hydrangea bushes and lush ferns. Attendees sipped cocktails, noshed on barbecue, cold veggie salads, fresh-cut watermelon and cotton candy twirled on-site. Everyone was invited to get competitive with some Corn Hole, life-size Jenga, Connect 4 and checkers.

Set on nearly half an acre, this property is primed for effortless entertaining for all ages. It comprises the main house, plus a guest house, playhouse, a large lap pool, cabana with fireplace, greenhouse and sports court. Designed in a warm, Cape Cod style, the recently updated interiors of this 6,944-square-foot residence boast original quarter-sawn oak floors, wainscoting and rare Batchelder fireplace tile. 

“I love the feeling I get when I walk into this home,” says James Harris, who represents the property alongside David Parnes. “It’s no wonder the sellers stayed for two decades—they created such beautiful memories with their family here. And I just know there is another family out there ready to put down roots and make memories of their own.”

“Plus, this location could not be better—especially for growing families,” adds David. “It’s so rare for such a special property to become available on one of Santa Monica’s most desirable streets. I can’t wait to see who will fall in love with this home next.”