126 MABERY ROAD, SANTA MONICA, CA | $15,000,000 | 5 BD | 7 BA
The Sten Frenke House, architect Richard Neutra – Historical Landmark #647, often thought to be one Neutra at his best. Originally custom-built for a Ukrainian actress and her husband in 1934, this iconic Bauhaus inspired piece of architecture won the House Beautiful competition, becoming the first modern home to win that particular contest and was designated a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument, No. 647. Located on a double lot at the mouth of Santa Monica Canyon and close enough to the ocean to hear the roaring surf.
Living room with Neutra’s classic continuous steel-framed ribbon windows surrounds the space. An expansive wood-burning brick fireplace and oval-shaped dining room, emphasizes the relationship between the home and the exterior as it juts out into the landscape.
The light filled primary bedroom boasts a private terrace, classic built-in cabinetry and views of the ocean and beyond.
A creative work studio with additional guest accommodations has been added by the homes current owner. Design by Johnston Marklee, the structure harmonizes with Neutra’s original structure.
A private ozonated, glistening pool, seen in the 2002 film “Laurel Canyon” is surrounded by lush verdant landscaping.
Whitewater and sand views showcase the property’s proximity to one of the city’s most coveted beaches. Offering privacy from its neighbors, this gated property elevates the concept of living in Los Angeles.
Listing courtesy of Billy Rose, The Agency
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