A Santa Monica Beach House Built for Norma Talmadge

Santa Monica, California
Architect
  • John Byers
Location
  • Santa Monica, California
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Type
  • Traditional
  • Year
  • 1928
  • Square Feet
  • 6485
  • Lot Size
  • 8392
  • Bedrooms
  • 7
  • Partial Baths
  • 6
  • 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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    Modern home with Outdoor. The home's classic Spanish archways and expansive pool take on an enchanting twilight glow. Photo  of A Santa Monica Beach House Built for Norma Talmadge

    The home's classic Spanish archways and expansive pool take on an enchanting twilight glow.

    Modern home with Back Yard, Large Pool, Large Patio, Porch, Deck, Tile Patio, Porch, Deck, Wood Fence, and Outdoor. A generous outdoor area boasts a large swimming pool and dining areas, with a gate opening directly onto the beach. Photo 2 of A Santa Monica Beach House Built for Norma Talmadge

    A generous outdoor area boasts a large swimming pool and dining areas, with a gate opening directly onto the beach.

    Modern home with Wood Fence, Back Yard, Large Pool, Tile Patio, Porch, Deck, Large Patio, Porch, Deck, Landscape Lighting, and Living Room. Wide plank hardwood floors, a large stone fireplace, and original doors and windows maintain the home's classic Old Hollywood appeal. Photo 3 of A Santa Monica Beach House Built for Norma Talmadge

    Wide plank hardwood floors, a large stone fireplace, and original doors and windows maintain the home's classic Old Hollywood appeal.

    Modern home with Back Yard, Landscape Lighting, Large Pool, Wood Fence, Tile Patio, Porch, Deck, Large Patio, Porch, Deck, Chair, Sofa, Ottomans, Wall Lighting, Dark Hardwood Floor, Wood Burning Fireplace, and Dining Room. Exposed wood beams and a large stone fireplace elevate the formal dining room. Photo 4 of A Santa Monica Beach House Built for Norma Talmadge

    Exposed wood beams and a large stone fireplace elevate the formal dining room.

    Modern home with Large Pool, Landscape Lighting, Back Yard, Large Patio, Porch, Deck, Tile Patio, Porch, Deck, Wood Fence, Chair, Sofa, Ottomans, Wall Lighting, Dark Hardwood Floor, Wood Burning Fireplace, Ceiling Lighting, Table, and Doors. French doors create a seamless indoor-outdoor flow to the pool and courtyard. Photo 5 of A Santa Monica Beach House Built for Norma Talmadge

    French doors create a seamless indoor-outdoor flow to the pool and courtyard.

    Modern home with Large Pool, Back Yard, Landscape Lighting, Chair, Tile Patio, Porch, Deck, Large Patio, Porch, Deck, Wood Fence, Sofa, Ottomans, Wall Lighting, Dark Hardwood Floor, Wood Burning Fireplace, Ceiling Lighting, Table, Interior, Swing Door Type, and Bedroom. An expansive master suite features a vaulted ceiling and fireplace with charming built-ins. Photo 6 of A Santa Monica Beach House Built for Norma Talmadge

    An expansive master suite features a vaulted ceiling and fireplace with charming built-ins.

    Modern home with Back Yard, Large Pool, Wood Fence, Large Patio, Porch, Deck, Landscape Lighting, Tile Patio, Porch, Deck, Wall Lighting, Sofa, Chair, Ottomans, Dark Hardwood Floor, Wood Burning Fireplace, Ceiling Lighting, Table, Interior, Swing Door Type, Bed, Medium Hardwood Floor, Shelves, and Bath Room. An elegant master suite with a standalone copper soaking tub adds contemporary appeal to the historic residence. Photo 7 of A Santa Monica Beach House Built for Norma Talmadge

    An elegant master suite with a standalone copper soaking tub adds contemporary appeal to the historic residence.

    Modern home with Back Yard, Landscape Lighting, Large Patio, Porch, Deck, Tile Patio, Porch, Deck, Wood Fence, Large Pool, Chair, Sofa, Wall Lighting, Dark Hardwood Floor, Ottomans, Wood Burning Fireplace, Ceiling Lighting, Table, Interior, Bed, Swing Door Type, Shelves, Medium Hardwood Floor, and Freestanding Tub. An ocean-facing terrace overlooks the pool below and stunning views of the ocean and coast beyond. Photo 8 of A Santa Monica Beach House Built for Norma Talmadge

    An ocean-facing terrace overlooks the pool below and stunning views of the ocean and coast beyond.

    Modern home with Back Yard, Large Pool, Large Patio, Porch, Deck, Tile Patio, Porch, Deck, Wood Fence, Landscape Lighting, Chair, Sofa, Ottomans, Wall Lighting, Wood Burning Fireplace, Interior, Dark Hardwood Floor, Ceiling Lighting, Table, Bed, Shelves, Medium Hardwood Floor, Freestanding Tub, and Swing Door Type. An adorable reading nook with built-in shelves and old world details. Photo 10 of A Santa Monica Beach House Built for Norma Talmadge

    An adorable reading nook with built-in shelves and old world details.

    Modern home with Large Pool, Tile Patio, Porch, Deck, Back Yard, Large Patio, Porch, Deck, Landscape Lighting, Chair, Sofa, Ottomans, Wall Lighting, Dark Hardwood Floor, Wood Burning Fireplace, Ceiling Lighting, Table, Interior, Bed, Swing Door Type, Medium Hardwood Floor, Freestanding Tub, Shelves, and Soaking Tub. An iconic Santa Monica sunset. Photo 13 of A Santa Monica Beach House Built for Norma Talmadge

    An iconic Santa Monica sunset.