One of the benefits of living near the beach is those coastal breezes, and this house does a great job of opening itself up to them. Literally. The walls in many of the public areas of the house open up immensely to let the air flow through. Built in 1915* (according to the public records included in the listing), the recently renovated house has floor-to-ceiling birch siding and bamboo floors. The kitchen has an island with seating and a stove geared toward doing some serious cooking, and links up to the living area.
The three-bedroom, two-bathroom house includes a master suite that opens onto a private, bamboo-surrounded patio, and a master bathroom with what can only be described as a bathtub island. Last sold in 2011 for $1.85 million, it's now listed for $2.689 million.
· 433 Sycamore Rd., Santa Monica, CA 90402 [Redfin]