Captivating Beachfront Spanish Colonial
1020 PALISADES BEACH ROAD, SANTA MONICA, 90403
Hollywood History and Classic Design enthusiasts--We are proud to present Villa Del Sol, a stunning Spanish Colonial Revival designed by John Byers and built by Eric Barclay in 1928 for silent film star Constance Talmadge. Byers, known by his contemporaries for this style in the early 20th Century, is responsible for dozens of Spanish Colonial Revival homes in the Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, and Brentwood neighborhoods. Byers made it a point to honor California’s Mexican and Spanish roots, evident in the home’s details and aura. Byers gave Talmadge, an east coast native, an opportunity to live in a truly quintessential California home.
The Architecture and History
Take a step off the Pacific Coast Highway and experience the courtyard entrance of Villa del Sol, greeted with bursts of colorful decorative Spanish tiles lining the fountain and floors, reminiscent of a Moroccan riad. The Spanish tiles serve as beautiful accents throughout the home and exterior while exposed beams, crown molding and French doors elegantly contribute to the airy, coastal vibe. The 6,485 SF villa boasts 6 bedrooms (two of which are masters, one with a 13-foot exposed beam hip ceiling), 6 bathrooms (including a copper bathtub) and a versatile, spacious 450sf entertainment room. Villa Del Sol spans 3 stories with a 2-car garage plus a 40ft in-ground pool and fire pit in a 2,800sf backyard that spills directly onto the beach. A rare and unique experience.
The house comes with ready to issue (RTI) plans to build an 11,000sf Minimalist Desert Modern home with a sleek, natural concrete facade and interior finishes that perfectly complement throughout the home. Plans call for the house being expanded from a 6,485sf to an 8,239sf 6-bedroom home with a media room. Thoughtful layout design features include a spacious ensuite master bathroom with a standalone bathtub directly under a skylight and the entire west facing side of the home consisting of floor to ceiling windows guaranteeing prime views of oceanfront sunsets. Plans are available upon request.