The only known example of English architect Robert Stacy-Judd's work in Santa Monica, this Zuni-influenced Pueblo Revival was designed in 1923 for a Mrs. LK Worrell. According to the Santa Monica Landmarks blog, it was subsequently the residence of noted composer/arranger Ferde Grofé. The house was declared a historic landmark in 2003 by the Santa Monica Landmarks Commission, whose report surmised that the property was "initially a duplex with an exterior staircase and wing wall, which evidently were removed in 1940 when the residence was converted to a single-family home." And judging by the listing photos--which, incidentally, are terrible--the property's alterations did not end there, and extend to the extremely ill-advised addition of a backyard gazebo with Corinthian columns. Per the convoluted description, the 3,106-square-foot house "needs TLC" and "consists of 4 bedroom + den, 3 bath in main house. 2 separate guest quarters consisting of living space n full bath on the 1st level n space with 1/2 bath on 2nd level perfect for office." Last sold in 2003 for $2.2 million, it's now hoping to fetch between $2.995 and $3.8 million, and encourages you to "please make your highest and best offer."
· 710 Adelaide Place [Estately]