Located in one of Santa Monica’s easternmost neighborhoods, 945 Berkeley Street, a stunning, clean lined contemporary home built in neutral greys, browns, greens, blacks, and whites, sits perched high up from the street, allowing for unrivaled views of the Santa Monica skyline and the Pacific Ocean beyond.
Upon arriving at the address, you are first welcomed by a two car garage and a gracious stairway winding itself up the hillside to the home’s front door. Once you have traversed this hillside, the truly unique setting, massing, and views available from the home become apparent as the luxuriant atmosphere overwhelms you with coastal breezes and the spicy, earthy scents of the surrounding California native garden.
Each design element and detail was deliberately chosen for this home, as it is a true Marmol Radziner designed home. Marmol Radziner is among the most preiminent contemporary design firms, having designed and renovated countless storied modernist masterpieces. Please click here to visit a previous post discussing the works of Marmol Radziner.
The entire structure opens itself up to the outside; each and every exterior door slides away to permit unbridled interactions between indoors and out, whether it be the interior pool courtyard, which allows for a smart, private location while still enjoying the forever views beyond the glassed-in great room, the front turf viewing terrace, or the hilltop and rooftop spaces to come, each unique area of the home creates a distinct, yet cohesive, setting and air, allowing for a journey of new delights to enfold before you as you progress through the home.
If you climb up the exquisitely weathered wood stairs up to the second level of the home, you will find four bedroom suites, including the master, as well as a more intimate second floor family room. The master, located at the front of the house, is surrounded by glass on three out of its four walls, allowing it to command quite the view from the Palos Verdes Peninsula to Pacific Palisades. Each room is a Goldilocks room—just the right size—especially the master bathroom, which reveals a staid, honed luxury, both in size and materials, for less is always more.
Sitting atop the home is a magnificent roof deck, which permits views out over the crunchy pea gravel and bristly wisps of California native grassed roofs below out to the coastal cities and evening sunsets beyond; you are now among the privileged few, who, every night, watch the sun dip into the Pacific Ocean as you prepare a dinner from freshly delivered Whole Foods ingredients on your kitchen island.
Please see the floor plans of the home below.
945 Berkeley Street is a 5 bedroom, 5.5 bathroom, 4,800 square foot home built into a sloping 8,995 square foot hillside lot. The home is currently listed courtesy of Kerry Ann Sullivan and Tami Pardee of Halton Pardee and Partners, Inc. for $6,575,000.
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