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. Referred to as The Witbeck Home, the property is a main instance of American Arts and Crafts model 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 model home that may exude East Coast allure in a California setting. The brothers created a house of heat and character that was in contrast to every other work that they had completed.
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 a lot of its interval particulars. The property is likely one of the most vital coastal choices so far for Southern California.
Browne and Hannah moved throughout 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 may convert it again to a music studio.
The house has not had any main structural modifications because the sellers have owned it, however they’ve renovated through the years and made the inside mild and vivid to replicate the unique proprietor’s English Cottage want. Easy touches like hand painted partitions, up to date flooring, up to date kitchen, a brand new major suite lavatory and the gardens have been meticulously enhanced over time.
The outside wooden timbers are largely 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 model and interiors somewhat than Arts & Crafts.
There are a number of Santa Monica interpretations of Craftsman houses however none are Greene & Greene. The dimensions and site of this property are far superior to most choices in Santa Monica. A close to 27,000-square-foot lot absolutely enclosed by mature hedges and timber creates an setting that’s uncommon for all of Santa Monica, extra paying homage to Pasadena or Santa Monica Canyon.
The property sits in an extremely desired space with walkability to the outlets and eating places on fashionable 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.