117 HART AVE.
Santa Monica beach living at its best! Enjoy a rare opportunity to live in an architecturally significant Silicon Beach home, designed by Leroy Miller FAIA, overlooking sand, ocean, and beachfront parks – almost 100 feet of ocean view frontage in one of the most sought-after locations in the world.
This masterpiece was designed for both comfort and elegance, offering serenity and privacy with panoramic views of the ocean, and outdoor decks for entertaining.
The gracious 4 bedroom home features high, vaulted ceilings, clear oak hardwood floors, an elegant living room, and a separate dining area – all with ocean views through Fleetwood double-pane sliding doors. An enclosed atrium with a copper pond brings in bright light filtered through an open-beamed pitched roof. The designer kitchen has artisan concrete counters and custom cabinets, with more than ample storage and a large work station/island. There is counter seating as well as a separate breakfast room. Cook, wash dishes, and eat while facing incredible ocean views. There’s a large 2-car garage with bonus storage cabinets, plus 2 guest parking places in the driveway, and permitted street parking.
Located just north of Ocean Park Boulevard on a quiet, charming residential street, this urban beach oasis is a 2-minute walk to legendary Main Street shops, a Sunday farmers’ market, a historic library, a 6 minute walk to Shutters on the Beach and Hotel Casa del Mar, and a 20 minute walk to Santa Monica Place shopping mall with restaurants and movies. Wake up to the inspiration of the beach and ocean!
- Central Heat and Air. There are 2 furnaces, one each for downstairs/upstairs, so the heat thermostats can be worked separately.
- Nutone central vacuum with accessories.
- Fireplace in living room has a gas jet.
- Oak floors are clear center cut, knot-free oak – quite unusual and special.
- The kitchen is environmentally conscious. The solid maple custom cabinets are from new growth that protects old forests. The maple is the same as on the rear wall wood-finished cabinet next to refrigerator.
- The custom cabinets have special glides so the drawers slide all the way out and take up much less cabinet space.
- The cabinet on the rear wall of the breakfast room is large, and holds more dishes than most similar cabinets.
- The artisan concrete counters were made by a local ceramic artist and the installation was filmed for TV.
- The architect carefully balanced the interior light, letting in light on the side of the house away from the ocean. This was very important to the interior light quality and counteracted any chance of glare from the bright west light.
- To maintain privacy but let in light, there are sandblasted windows on the east side of the house, as well as downstairs, in the entry way, and in the master bedroom.
- The open-beamed redwood roof over the atrium echoes the cathedral ceiling in the living room and is a major light source for the upstairs.
- Plentiful storage and built-ins.
- 2-car garage, room for 2 cars to park in the driveway, permit-based street parking, no public parking. Two street parking passes can be given to tenant – one for residents and one for guests.
- Two lofts overlooking the living room are ideal for a kids’ play area, exercise area, or storage. There is a custom library ladder that slides down the south end. The metal ladder on the north end was designed as an art piece.
- Several interesting interior vistas allow gazing from the kitchen out to the atrium/pond, from the kitchen down the whole side of the house, out the front window to the corner window above the street, and of course, down from the lofts.
- Special lighting: The lofts and the round cabinet next to the TV room all light up. There are lights on the deck and on the outside walls. It is possible to create different moods by switching the lights.