Real Estate Report: Santa Monica Canyon Arts & Crafts Bungalow, $1.8M



What could be better than a renovated bungalow in a Santa Monica canyon? Here’s one for a mere $1.8M.

The Basics: a two-bedroom, one bath bungalow with a one-bed, one-bath (previously a garage) guest house in Santa Monica, from 1913, asking $1.8M. Not So Basic: It was built by Frank Bundy, one of Santa Monica’s early developers, for his family. Which is neither here nor there. What matters is that someone else has done all the work on this “no surface left untouched” project. As the realtor puts it “a meticulously restored domicile,” it’s lost a few interior walls and been fully brought up to date, just not via generic home improvement stores. It’s shingled and river rock out front, with a huge old oak , straight from an Arts & Crafts period illustration of an ideal house. And the garden’s irresistible.

So yes, the perfect place for your collection of Stickley and Roycroft. Only on the market about three weeks, and as per the listing “Close to the beach, parks and all the canyon action.”  I’m not sure what canyon action is,  but it probably wouldn’t get me to leave this house.

Listing: 408 Sycamore Road, Santa Monica  [Deasy, Penner & Partners]