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Woody Santa Monica Stunner Will Make Your Mouth Water (House of the Day)

Our life is a little better thanks to @PartnersTrust, whose gorgeous contemporary home wrapped in rich wood in California's Santa Monica Canyon handily topped our weekly #housepornthurs contest on Facebook. Our runner-up, @discovercrc, was right on their tails, though, with a beautiful fairy-tale home in Salem, S.C. You... Continue Reading »

Kathryn Grayson's Former Home Allows You to Record in the Shower (House of the Day)

Once owned by opera singer and film star Kathryn Grayson, the famous "House of Rock" in Santa Monica, Calif., is looking to snag a mega-rich buyer with $22 million to burn. The six-bedroom, eight-bathroom estate is located in the swankiest of neighborhoods and has a rich history, aside from Grayson: A myriad of... Continue Reading »

House of the Day: Tuscan in Santa Monica

We love a Tuscan-style home, but one in Santa Monica with this kind of view? Talk about dream home! This stunning $4.45 million Italian beachfront beauty boasts massive open living spaces and huge floor-to-ceiling windows that flood the entire space with natural light. It not only has four huge bedrooms -- including a... Continue Reading »

Elijah Wood Lists Santa Monica Home

A Santa Monica home belonging to Elijah Wood, star of "The Lord of the Rings," has come on the market at $1.85 million. The home, built in 1924, is "an opportunity to remodel ... or build a new home," says the MLS listing, but this is one of those addresses where it's all about location, location, location. The existing... Continue Reading »

Santa Monica Builder Flouts Affordable Housing Rules

Santa Monica has some of the strictest laws in California regarding affordable housing, including rent control and inclusionary housing laws (I'll explain more in a minute). However, the Santa Monica Daily Press details how JSM Construction -- builder of much of Santa Monica's downtown housing -- did not build the 52... Continue Reading »

Los Angeles Insider: Santa Monica Voice Coach Alise Richel

Name, Age, Occupation: Alise Richel. I stopped counting. Singer/voice coach. Neighborhood: Santa Monica, Calif. Abode: One-bedroom guesthouse. I could get more space for the rent, but I want to sing and have students come over and this space allows me to do that. How long have you lived in Santa Monica? Two years. What... Continue Reading »

Celebrity Diner May be Forced to Close

Patrick's Roadhouse, a landmark dumpy diner in Santa Monica known for its celebrity clientele, may be closing its doors. The diner, which has been around since the 1970s, features uninspired food, a chronic parking shortage, and a wait staff that makes you beg for a refill. What it does have, however, is a star-studded... Continue Reading »

I Want This House! Santa Monica Mod

This 2,400-square-foot find embodies the Platonic ideal of a Santa Monica townhouse: The 3-bedroom, 3.5-bath beauty comes wrapped in clean lines and naturally sunlit spaces. A private outdoor space (by way of a roof deck) and an enviable beachside location seal the deal. Situated on 11th Street, this mod dream home is... Continue Reading »

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