frank langen • 239 West Channel Road , Santa Monica CA, 90402
One of the earliest Santa Monica Canyon houses built in 1937, designed by Edith Northman, placed toward the back of a generous parcel to maximize privacy, light and views of the canyon and Pacific Ocean. The Shingle Style designed house has been modernized in a Spanish Baroque interior style with Deco accents. The main level is perched above the street, anchored by one of the most breathtaking great rooms, ordained with a high open hand carved beamed ceiling, offering an all encompassing space; including a formal living room, dining room, work space and family/entertaining areas. The mindfully updated cooks kitchen, and eat in dining area, is adjacent to the great room and the exterior decks. In addition there is a private guest room and bath. The Upper level maximizes the canyon and ocean views and breezes with two bedrooms and one bath offering easy access to its outdoor patios. The ground level includes a spacious, self contained one bedroom apartment with a separate entrance. The house stands out with its character, charm and history ordained by the lush ground, gardens and the notable Malibu & Catalina tile work. An outdoor kitchen including an exterior smoke house and grill, was said to be frequented by Leo Carillo himself. It is easy to imagine past canyon dwellers congregating in the courtyard, transported on horseback, enjoying the bar-b-q and neighbors nestled amongst the Sycamore trees adjacent to the beach.
|Location:||239 West Channel Road|