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Recently completed, new construction, beautiful architectural home designed by Designer/Builder Rob Hussey and Architect Melinda Gray, AIA (Graymatter Architecture). Featured property 2010 Venice Art Walk Architectural Tour, September 2012 CA Home + Design magazine cover story, filming location for shows & commercials.
This home is a unique architectural experience, an integration of nature, light, and volume in a horizontally and vertically open plan. Rectangular-shaped base house (steel troweled, integral gray stucco with mahogany windows) set into the side of the Santa Monica canyon and intersected by three, rotated towers (zinc clad with aluminum windows) with undulating, zinc-panel roofs. Living spaces flow to the southern yard creating a seamless indoor-outdoor experience accentuated by six 10-ft by 10-ft sliding glass and mahogany doors to patios, gardens and pool. Exterior access from every room.
Features intersecting two-story volumes, exposed-wood ceilings, glass catwalk, bent steel stairs, an eclectic variety of natural materials and kaleidoscope of finishes, steel troweled plaster, three wood-burning fireplaces, finished concrete hearths, countertops, sinks and bathtub, exposed steel & concrete, interior and exterior skylights, radiant heat, passive solar, natural ventilation and cooling, steel-troweled concrete & black bamboo floors, world class art, concrete wine wall, saline pool & spa with teak bridge, Koi pond with floating bridge, outdoor shower, bamboo gardens, & waterfalls.
Handcrafted, artistic elements: pivoting 450-pound teak entry door, shattered glass light ensemble, hand-sculpted black walnut stairs, operable windows inset in plate glass, bent stainless steel light ensemble, plate glass sink, and patina metal panels.
Interior – Main Level Two-Story Entry - Open Douglas Fir Beam & Exposed Sheeting Ceiling - “Shattered' Glass Light Ensemble - Board Formed Concrete Walls Attached, Three-Car Garage with Roll-up Door Family Room - Two-Story Volume with Perimeter Glass Catwalk - Dual Stacked 10-Ft by 10-Ft Sliding Glass & Mahogany Doors create Lanai - Vidikron Plasmaview 65” 1920 x 1080 Plasma Television on Articulating Arm - Surround Sound System - Mahogany Art Bench - Hand Sculpted Black Walnut Stairs Room with Patina Metal Paneled Railing Dining Room - Two-Story Volume - 24-Ft Floor-to-Ceiling Plate Glass Window with Embedded X-Brace - Open Douglas Fir Beam & Exposed Sheeting Ceiling - “Bent” – Stainless Steel Light Ensemble - Floating Black Lacquer & Birdseye Maple Buffett - Art Wall Kitchen - Open Design - Perimeter Plate Glass Window with Operable Transoms Windows to Bamboo Garden - 11-Ft, Open Douglas Fir Beam & Exposed Sheeting Ceiling - Two 10-Ft x 10-Ft Sliding Glass & Mahogany Doors Open Kitchen to Dining Patio, Outdoor Fireplace, Pool and Waterfall - Dual, Built-in Gaggenau Steam/Convection Ovens - Stainless Steel Subzero Refrigerator & Freezer with Icemaker - Espresso Bar with Yellow Finished-Concrete Counter and Floating Cherry - Dual Miele Dishwashers - Gaggenau Gas Cooktops - Floating Cherry Bar - LG Plasma Television on Articulating Arm Service Porch with Trash & A/V Equipment Cabinet Wine Lounge - 584 Bottle Concrete Wine Wall - Wenge Panel Wall & Cabinets with Built-in Television - Board-Form Concrete Walls ¾ Bath - Open Shower with Floating Glass Wall & Rainwater Showerhead - Floating Glass Sink Laundry Room - Miele Front-Loading Stainless Steel Washer & Dryer - Recycled Glass Counter - Stainless Steel Backsplash - Stainless Steel Sink with Swivel Faucet & Spray Attachment - Sliding Opaque Glass Wall Open Living Room - 12-Ft Flat Ceilings - Open to Two-Story Entry - Sculptural Free Standing Wood-Burning Fireplace
Interior –Upper Level Starfire Glass Engineered Catwalk - Two 10-Ft by 10-Ft Sliding Glass & Mahogany Door with Exterior Louvers Middle Bath - Interior-to-Exterior Skylight - Free Standing Lupi Tub Middle Bedroom - Quadruple, Backlit, Sliding Closet Doors Master Suite - Mahogany Walk-in Closet -- Center “Boxes” Island -- Leather Tops - Open Douglas Fir Beam & Exposed Sheeting Ceiling - Wood-Burning Fireplace - Access to Rear Terrace - Balcony overlooking Pool & Spa Master Bath - Heated Concrete Tub - Built-in Television - Steam Shower - L-Shaped Finished Concrete Floating Vanity with Integral Ramp Sinks - Duravit Hanging Toilet - Heated Towel Rack
Interior – Crow’s Nest Bedroom / Office Suite - Large Deck with Stairs to Terrace Garden Adjoining Bath - Shower with Starfire Glass Door and Finished-Concrete Bench Seat
Interior – 3rd Floor Oak Tree Guest Bedroom Suite - Cantilevered Balcony with Overhead Flying Roof & Recessed Lighting - Walk-in Mahogany Closet with Leather Counter & Guest Drawers Adjoining Bath - Floating Wenge Vanity with -- Finished Concrete Counter & Ramp Sink - Shower with Full-Height Starfire Glass Door
Unique Features / Appointments Throughout - Mahogany Wood Details - Distinctive Ceilings - High Volumes - Bent Galvanized Steel Stairs - Galvanized Steel Catwalk with Glass Panels - Abundance of Natural Light - Black Bamboo or Finished-Concrete Floors - Mahogany Doors & Windows - Radiant Heat - Museum Quality - Floating Patina Metal Base - Plaster Walls with Venetian Plaster Accent Walls - Lutron Silent Shades - Art Hanging System - Custom-Designed Furniture
Keywords: Santa Monica Canyon, Beach, Architecture, Pool, Spa, High Quality
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
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Refundable Damage Deposit$15,000
14% Transient Occupancy Tax
$350 Exit Cleaning Fee
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Quiet, Tree Lined, Cul-de-sac Street, Adjacent to Riviera Country Club Golf Course, Walk to beach, Channel Road Restaurants & Galleries, Montana Avenue Shops & Boutiques, Third Street Promenade Restaurants, Shops & Theaters, Easy Freeway Access via Pacific Coast Highway, Close to Brentwood, Beverly Hills, Venice, Malibu
Property includes beach cruisers.
Neighborhood has 24-Hour Security Patrol
Year Purchased: 2010
About the owner: Rob Hussey is the founder and lead designer of Hussey Design Build Group. As a designer, builder and real estate developer, Rob has completed over 300 homes and various residential and commercial renovations.
Why the Owner Chose Santa Monica: I choose to build this unique home in the Santa Monica Canyon for its tranquil lifestyle and unique, eclectic collection of architectural homes.
The Unique Benefits at this House: The Santa Monica Canyon is the epitome of the California lifestyle: refined, relaxed, eclectic, interesting, tranquil. This home is an architectural experience. Perfect for family reunions, vacations, romantic getaways, and or short-term executive housing.