6 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 11,000 square feet, infinity pool overlooking the historic Riviera Country Club
The famed La Mesa Estate, also known as “The House of Rock,” is now for sale for $22 Million! Originally the longtime home of the legendary Katheryn Grayson, it was purchased by top designer Elaine Culotti and converted into a one-of-a-kind musical masterpiece. With the help of top designers such as Ralph Pucci, David Bromstad, Susan Cohen, Sami Hayek, and Kyle Schuneman, Culotti restored many of the home’s original Old-World hallmarks and infused musical and state-of-the-art elements that make this home perfect for today’s cosmopolitan lifestyle.
Incredible home amenities include a spacious entertaining kitchen; his-and-hers master closets and baths; rooms bathed in natural light; forward-thinking home automation and audiovisual; a huge grassy yard with extraordinary flush-edge infinity pool overlooking the historic Riviera Country Club; a detached 2-bedroom guesthouse; and a soon-to-be-completed home theater.
According to the listing agent, Susan Pekich of The Agency, three words to describe the estate are “innovative, inspiring, and iconic.” Take one peek at the images, or step inside this estate, and you’ll know just what she’s talking about. While the home is incredible, the neighborhood makes the $22-million-dollar price tag worth it. The “House of Rock” is on one of the best streets in Santa Monica and overlooks the 13th green of the Riviera Country Club. There aren’t many estates in the beachside community of Santa Monica, so the House of Rock’s size and stature sure stands out in the area. And adding a nice counterpoint to the Californian home are the trees lining La Mesa Drive, which lend a very “East-Coast-neighborhood vibe.”
When Pekich was asked what makes “The House of Rock
” different from other homes in the same price category, she said, “The most significant thing about the home is that it has a soul to it. It was designed with a lot of passion and a lot of thought. It was created by a collection of artists. It has great energy. It truly showcases what can be done by blending the old and the new. It has a history, and that is what makes it ‘alive.’ Anything that you sell needs to have story, and this home has the best story and the best melding of creative minds behind it.”You can see celebrity realtor Mauricio Umansky giving a video tour of The House of Rock here
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Most Known For
Lead singer of Incubus
4-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, 3,196 square feet
Brandon Boyd, the multi-talented lead singer for the rock band Incubus, has just purchased a craftsman-style Santa Monica bungalow for $3.5 million. In January of 2012, Boyd listed and subsequently sold his Venice-area home that came complete with a custom-built music studio. Purchased from actress Maria Bello on November 2, 2005 for $2.72 million, according to public records Boyd sold the home for almost the exact same purchase price on February 9, 2012.
While Boyd’s making big real estate moves, his actual moving trucks won’t have to make a long haul from Venice to Santa Monica. Boyd’s new place is located on one of Santa Monica’s most prestigious palm tree lined streets and is an original 1923 Craftsman-style home that, according to the listing, is “waiting to be brought into the 21st century” – aka it needs a hefty remodel.
Situated on a large 13,188 square-foot lot, the charming home is built west of 7th Street and sits just a few short blocks away from Ocean Ave. Set back from the street, you enter the home into the beautiful and open formal living room with rich hardwood floors, walls of windows, high coved ceilings and an original wood-burning Batchelder tiled fireplace. Off of the living room, on the front of the house, is a spacious office with three walls of wood windows to flood the room with natural light. The large formal dining room flows directly into the spacious kitchen. There are four generous-sized bedrooms, one with elegant antique wall moldings, and two bathrooms which are accessible through an oversized hallway with high ceilings. In addition there is a California basement and an attic area which provides an enormous amount of space to create a second story. The location of the house and the large lot leaves a backyard with tons potential and plenty of room for a pool.
Jody Fine and Marco Van Erp represented the listing.
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Brian De Palma
Santa Monica, CA
Most Known For
Director of Scarface, Carlito's Way, Mission: Impossible and other iconic films
3 bedrooms, 3 bathroom, 4,184 square feet
“Say hello” to Scarface director Brian De Palma‘s for-sale coastal California mansion. De Palma sat in the director’s chair for many of the most iconic movies ever made, including Carrie, The Fury, Scarface, The Untouchables, The Bonfire of the Vanities, Carlito’s Way and Mission: Impossible.
Just listed for $4,250,000, De Palma is looking for a buyer for the his Mediterranean mansion in the North of Montana neighborhood of Santa Monica, CA. A gorgeous Mediterranean home in a premier Santa Monica location, De Palma paid $3,940,000 in June of 2005. The newly-listed home features a gracious entry that ushers you into a large step-down living room and on to a dramatic two-story den with vaulted ceilings and classic wrought iron fixtures. Walls of French doors open to an elegant outdoor patio with fireplace and entertaining areas overlooking a sparkling swimming pool and rolling lawn. A large master suite and two additional bedrooms comprise the upper level and a separate guest unit at the rear of the property provides additional sleeping quarters. This property is just steps from the ocean.
Partners Trust Beverly Hills hold the listing
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