Elegantly positioned on one of Santa Monica’s most coveted streets with views over Santa Monica Beach, this magnificent North of Montana home showcases grand-scale living spaces, European finishes and ample grounds for an unprecedented California-coastal lifestyle. Set behind grandfathered-in gates and surrounded by lush landscaping on over half an acre, a wraparound motor court with two entrances provides a stately approach to the more than 11,000-square-foot estate—a size no longer possible in the area—combining new contemporary interiors with a Scandinavian aesthetic. Awash with light, a dramatic two-story entry replete with towering gallery walls and beautiful Onyx floors leads to monumental entertaining spaces, including a sweeping great room with wide-plank, French white oak floors and oversized fireplace, formal and informal dining rooms, an atrium-like den and gourmet professional kitchen with induction and gas Gaggenau, built-in steamer Miele ovens, Subzero, Viking and Miele appliances. Sliding glass doors line the living spaces, fostering a seamless connection to the pool and phenomenal grounds. A spacious second level holds an upstairs living lounge, four en suite bedrooms, a light-infused library that could serve as a fifth ensuite bedroom, as well as a staggering master suite with a fireplace, private balcony, Italian showroom closet and sophisticated Carrara marble bathroom with oversized shower and soaking tub. A fully equipped, two-story guesthouse with radiant heated floors holds an additional bedroom/bathroom suite, kitchen, and living area. Further highlights include a substantial indoor spa and two separate three-car garages, with additional parking in the driveway totaling up to approximately 15 cars on the lot.
Primed for entertaining, an expansive, grassy backyard with a new solar-heated pool, outdoor shower and firepit, is surrounded by raised vegetable beds, edible landscaping and fruit trees. Complete with covered al fresco dining patios and wood decking, this home embodies the quintessential Santa Monica lifestyle, just a short stroll to the beach, Palisades Park and high-end shops and restaurants on Montana Avenue.