- John Byers
Located on Santa Monica’s fabled Gold Coast, this classic 1928 home, built for silent screen starlet Norma Talmadge, exudes Old Hollywood glamour on one of the most desirable stretches of land in California.
Exquisitely designed by architect John Byers in his trademark Spanish Colonial Revival style, the oceanfront property showcases original period details and incredible outdoor space designed for embracing Santa Monica’s incomparable sunsets and vistas.
Arched doorways, exposed wood beams, and an expansive ocean-facing terrace lend an air of romance to the 6,485-square-foot property, which includes two light-filled living rooms, dual master suites with generous bathrooms and fireplaces, and five voluminous guest suites.
Plentiful French doors off the main level’s living spaces create an effortless indoor-outdoor connection, opening to an expansive beach-facing outdoor area, with steps leading down to a gracious inner courtyard with a large swimming pool, grassy area, and tiled fountain.
Offered for lease at $50,000 a month, this iconic Santa Monica beach house is perfectly suited to a quintessentially Californian summer getaway.
1020 Palisades Beach Road
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Listed by Santiago Arana of The Agency
Santiago Arana: 424-231-2399
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The home's classic Spanish archways and expansive pool take on an enchanting twilight glow.
A generous outdoor area boasts a large swimming pool and dining areas, with a gate opening directly onto the beach.
Wide plank hardwood floors, a large stone fireplace, and original doors and windows maintain the home's classic Old Hollywood appeal.
Exposed wood beams and a large stone fireplace elevate the formal dining room.
French doors create a seamless indoor-outdoor flow to the pool and courtyard.
An expansive master suite features a vaulted ceiling and fireplace with charming built-ins.
An elegant master suite with a standalone copper soaking tub adds contemporary appeal to the historic residence.
An ocean-facing terrace overlooks the pool below and stunning views of the ocean and coast beyond.
An adorable reading nook with built-in shelves and old world details.
An iconic Santa Monica sunset.