An old serpentine wall triggers curiosity as it wends its way along the road. It seems to enclose an ancient grove and as we enter we find indeed a mature garden revealing romantically the history of the Marquez Rancho hacienda that once occupied these grounds. The stone-paved loggia leads us to the main house designed in the 1920s by John Byers, famous for his reconstructions of Colonial Mexican architecture with undulating adobe and plaster walls. Inside the two-story foyer beckons us immediately into the vaulted beamed living room with its massive hearth and quick acoustics, comfortable equally for Segovia or Bach. Beyond, lies the intimate den/ library with bar and signature corner fireplace. The step-up dining room continues the salon space of the living room. From here a corridor leads to one of the owner's suites with a sitting room and bath. The kitchen and two staff bedrooms complete the first floor. The second floor consists of two additional owner suites with baths, one with a generous terrace overlooking the grounds. The grounds - the essence of the property. The arcaded veranda off the living room embraces the huge courtyard paved in encaustic tile as it approaches the oversized pool. A giant sycamore provides a canopy while giant birds of paradise and bougainvillea give off a quiet aroma of maybe a forgotten era. Nearby a grotto, pond, and stream gurgle. Additional structures include a chapel, theater, three casitas, two studios, an outdoor bar & fireplace, and a sports court. All on six lots and six easy blocks from Will Rogers Beach. For more historical information, visit the following link:
For Sale $28,000,000
  • 12 Bedrooms
  • 12 Bathrooms
  • Pool
  • 5433 Sqft
  • 36958 Lot
Mike Deasy
Mike Deasy
Mobile (310) 275-8880
CalDRE 00542204
Sara Clephane
Sara Clephane
Partner, Associate Manager - Venice
Mobile (310) 909-4648
Office (310) 275-1000
CalDRE 01932072
Benjamin Kahle
Benjamin Kahle
Mobile (310) 779-4578
Office (310) 275-1000
CalDRE 01951554

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560-566 East Channel Road is a residential property located in Santa Monica, CA. This property sits on a 36958 sqft lot, is 5433 sqft, with 12 bedrooms, 12 baths.