Inside a Quintessential Southern California Villa

The mention of Santa Monica typically conjures images of timeless recreation, entertainment, and diversion—the legendary ocean pier, Pacific Park’s solar-powered Ferris wheel, the historic Looff Hippodrome Carousel, the renowned aquarium, and nearby Muscle Beach. But the area is also a bastion of iconic California architecture, from its numerous Romanesque Revival, Art Deco, and Mediterranean-inspired landmarks to the classical Mission-style villas strewn across the city and the region as a whole.

Santa Monica, California | Marc Noah, Sotheby’s International Realty – Beverly Hills Brokerage

This inviting 1924 residence exemplifies a quintessential Southern California aesthetic, combining bespoke modern flair, fixtures, and finishes with such de rigueur Mission- and Spanish Colonial–style elements as earthy barrel-tiled roofing, graceful archways, warm terra-cotta flooring, vibrant tile accents, and the crisp contrast of white plaster walls and handsome, deeply hued ceiling beams and other woodwork.

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