Ken Ungar Designed Santa Monica Charmer, $7.7MAuthor:Candace Abbott
Where: 222 20th Street Santa Monica
What: Bringing traditional East Coast architectural charm to Santa Monica, this Ken Ungar designed home is a coveted piece of real estate for a multitude of reasons. Showing off a rich exterior where a manicured lawn space and a front facade of perfectly placed windows and cool gray this place gives way to a sprawling interior.
Upon entry you’re met with a decadent foyer that reveals a fluid layout and well-appointed contrast staircase. Into the formal dining room and you behold a modeled ceiling where a stylish industrial chandelier spills from above.
And as you continue to make your way through, you behold a contemporary chef’s kitchen that made special with beautifully crafted dove gray cabinetry offset by quartz countertops. A center island with a farmhouse sink is the centerpiece light up by more poignant industrial lighting. Throughout you’ll find state-of-the-art appliances as well as a wet bar and wine fridge.
From the kitchen, you have direct access to the family room–a space flooded with natural light and retractable glass doors leading right to the pristine backyard space boasting and adjacent outdoor living space replete with a fireplace and ebony stonework underfoot. Look out further to behold the contemporary designed pool along with an outdoor hot tub and putting green. If ever there was the ideal outdoor entertaining home, this is it.
Moving back inside and up the stairs, rooms are all flushed with light and the master suite shows off a luxuriously designed exposed beam ceiling along with an in-room fireplace, a balcony and a lush en suite bathroom that’s decked out in marble and crisp touches of white and a deep soaking tub.
Hardwood flooring shows up throughout–into the additional bedrooms, the office space and common spaces. And each of the additional bathrooms shows off a unique bit of character and understated elegance.
But the home’s appeal continues down to a lower level. A climate controlled cellar, a fitness room and an in-home viewing room makes this property quintessentially LA.
Peppered with beauty and modern amenities, this north of Montana gem offers a unique mix of New England classicism and Santa Monica flair. From the skylight that allows natural light to touch almost every room in the home, to the molded detail and custom feel, the property takes living to another level.
What We Love: This home is smart as ever. Designed with a Crestron Smart home system, Nest controls and a Tesla charging station, this property covertly lends itself to technological and the future.
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