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 7 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 850sf 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 8,239 sf 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 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.
Ceramic Moroccan Tile, Hardwood
Living Room, Den, Master Bedroom
Washer/Dryer, Dishwasher, Dryer, Freezer, Garbage Disposal, Microwave, Range/Oven
850 SF Entertainment Room, 2 Ocean Front Master Bedrooms with Attached Balconies, High Ceilings
40 FT In Ground, Private, Heated,
2 Car Garage, Onsite, Private
Gated, Security Alarms, Cameras, Flood Lights
MORE ABOUT VILLA DEL SOL
Reinforcing the harmony of home and nature, this open and airy floor plan allows for natural light and ocean breezes to spill in from every corner. Spectacularly high ceilings, French windows and exposed wooden beams guide the eye toward the rear wall where exquisite views of the ocean are revealed. Two antique fireplaces contrast the bright space and provide additional focal points in the living spaces. It's all brought together by arched doorways, clay tile flooring and original hardwood; a true ode to Mediterranean design. A culmination of meticulous craftsmanship & materials from around the globe, this living area is truly a work of art.
Be further transported into coastal oasis in the two master bedrooms, where ocean-view windows and a spacious Jack&Jill balcony showcases stunning views of the backyard pool and ocean where jaw-dropping sunsets will be admired. Suspended in the ceilings are antique chandeliers that provide intimate lighting. Attached walk-in closets and large bathrooms provide seamless transition from the bedrooms with bright light and marble flooring. Featured is a custom stand alone, copper bathtub from the original owner.
Continuing this indoor-outdoor connection, the 2,800 SF backyard blends seamlessly into the sands of Santa Monica. Follow the restored Moroccan tiles onto the beautifully maintained grass lawn and take a step off into the 40 foot in-ground pool. Lay poolside under the coastal sun in a spa bed and later enjoy the BBQ grill and fire pit area just steps away. Hidden away by surrounding hedges, entertainers are guaranteed to wow guests in this private outdoor oasis.
The second level of the home features an exceptionally large, 850 SF Entertainment Room with high ceilings and exposed wooden beams, consistent with the rest of the home. Enjoy cinematic film and music from the attached 85 inch television and built-in Sonos sound system. Or sneak away in the attached reading nook with your favorite book and cozy up with a fresh drink from the adjacent wet bar. With plenty of space for large couches and potentially a pool table, there are endless possibilities for entertainers.