The one-time Santa Monica, California digs of singer-song author and Rock and Roll Corridor of Famer Jackson Browne and his actress companion Daryl Hannah simply hit the marketplace for $22.5 million. Generally known as The Witbeck Home, the property is a major instance of American Arts and Crafts fashion structure.
Influential early twentieth Century American architects Charles Sumner Greene and Henry Mather Greene had been commissioned by businessman Charles Witbeck in 1917 to create a big two- story shingle fashion home that might exude East Coast appeal in a California setting. The brothers created a house of heat and character that was not like another work they’d achieved.
This uncommon gem of a property compound consists of a graciously proportioned five-bedroom, five-bath major home, a two bed room visitor home with full kitchen and tub 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 among the most important coastal choices to this point for Southern California.
Browne and Hannah moved through the 80’s and offered 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 gentle and vibrant to mirror the unique proprietor’s English Cottage want. Easy touches like hand painted partitions, up to date flooring, up to date kitchen, a brand new main suite lavatory and the gardens have been meticulously enhanced over time.
The outside wooden timbers are principally unique, 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 fashion and interiors fairly than Arts & Crafts.
There are a number of Santa Monica interpretations of Craftsman houses however none are Greene & Greene. The dimensions 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 bushes 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 retailers 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.