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So-called Historic Home Selling Short in Santa Monica

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The listing for this five-bedroom on Entrada Drive in Santa Monica claims it was "built by Julia Morgan for William Randolph Hearst for Marion Davies," but we are highly dubious. No offense to the house, but what would Ms. Davies want with a comparatively rinky-dink place like this when she had a lavish, thirty-four bedroom estate designed by Morgan half a mile away, hmmm? As for the other selling points mentioned in the listing--"original details including crystal door knobs and moldings. Large living room, formal dining off kitchen. Romantic gardens and patio with hot tub."--we'll give them the benefit of the doubt. Asking price for the 4,200-square-foot home is $1.795 million.
· 212 Entrada Dr, Santa Monica CA 90402 [Redfin]

212 Entrada Dr, Santa Monica CA 90402