According to its MLS description, this 3.3-acre estate on East Channel Road is "the largest in Santa Monica." If someone wanted to be a stickler about it, they might point out that according to the LA Times Mapping Project, it's actually in Pacific Palisades. But certainly no one would deny that it is a very large piece of real estate indeed. Built in 1932, the Mediterranean-style property contains an eight-bedroom main house, a two-bedroom guesthouse, two-bedroom gatehouse, pool, cabana, and gardens. Per the listing, the villa's features include art deco tiles, inlaid floors, handpainted beamed ceilings, several imposing fireplaces, and a library with a "hidden prohibition-era wet bar" that is accessed "with a push of a volume laden panel" (not quite sure what that is, but it sounds cool) on an "intricately carved stone mantel." Public property records indicate the residence is owned by Victoria Foyt, an author and former actress who starred in a number of films directed by Henry Jaglom, her now-ex-husband. The last sale date noted for the property was 1994, when it traded hands for $3.17 million. It's now asking nearly ten times that: $29.95 million, to be precise.
· 609 E Channel Rd Santa Monica [The Agency]
· 609 E Channel Road Santa Monica [Estately]