The one-time Santa Monica, California digs of singer-song author and Rock and Roll Corridor of Famer Jackson Browne and his actress associate Daryl Hannah simply hit the marketplace for $22.5 million. Often called The Witbeck Home, the property is a main instance of American Arts and Crafts type structure.
Influential early twentieth Century American architects Charles Sumner Greene and Henry Mather Greene have been commissioned by businessman Charles Witbeck in 1917 to create a big two- story shingle type home that might exude East Coast allure in a California setting. The brothers created a house of heat and character that was not like every other work they’d finished.
This uncommon gem of a property compound consists of a graciously proportioned five-bedroom, five-bath fundamental home, a two bed room visitor home with full kitchen and bathtub and a two-story A-frame workplace which as soon as served as Browne’s music studio. It has been up to date whereas retaining lots of its interval particulars. The property is likely one of the most vital coastal choices thus far for Southern California.
Browne and Hannah moved through the 80’s and bought the property to the present sellers in 1995. The music studio is now an workplace and the gear was eliminated, nonetheless, somebody might convert it again to a music studio.
The house has not had any main structural adjustments for the reason that sellers have owned it, however they’ve renovated through the years and made the inside mild and shiny to mirror the unique proprietor’s English Cottage need. Easy touches like hand painted partitions, up to date flooring, up to date kitchen, a brand new major suite rest room and the gardens have been meticulously enhanced over time.
The outside wooden timbers are principally authentic, however in any other case as historical past explains, Witbeck got down to have an English Cottage model of a Greene and Greene which is a extra correct description of the house’s type and interiors quite than Arts & Crafts.
There are a number of Santa Monica interpretations of Craftsman properties however none are Greene & Greene. The size and placement of this property are far superior to most choices in Santa Monica. A close to 27,000-square-foot lot totally enclosed by mature hedges and timber creates an atmosphere that’s uncommon for all of Santa Monica, extra harking back to Pasadena or Santa Monica Canyon.
The property sits in an extremely desired space with walkability to the outlets and eating places on stylish Montana Avenue, lower than one block to Palisades Park and the seaside, handy to San Vicente Boulevard, placing one in Brentwood in lower than 10 minutes. Justin Alexander of The Alexander Group at Compass is the itemizing agent.