Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own an exceptional ocean front resort estate on the historic mile of Santa Monica Beach that was the original Gold Coast where Hollywood royalty lived and played. Originally built in 1929 for silent film star Norma Talmadge by architect Paul R. Crawley, this French Normandy style estate has been the residence of notable celebrities including Cary Grant, Randolph Scott, Barbara Hutton, Irving Berlin, Howard Hughes, Sharon Tate and Princess Grace of Monaco. On the market for the first time in 40 years, and with many original details intact, this is indeed the opportunity to own a piece of genuine Hollywood history. Enter the front motor court with 4-car garage, and through the private gate to the romantic fountain courtyard. The gracious formal foyer with circular staircase leads to the formal living room, elegant dining room, and generous sunroom overlooking the back garden. A powder room, wine cellar, butler’s pantry and spacious eat-in kitchen complete the downstairs. The huge master bedroom suite on the second floor overlooks the ocean and includes a sitting area, large office, dressing areas, and two baths with original tiles. Four more second story bedrooms (including servants quarters with separate entrance) overlook Santa Monica Pier. The back garden offers California living at its finest – covered and open patios, full-size heated pool, paddle tennis/pickle ball court, and raised viewing deck overlooking the beautiful sunsets from the Pier to Malibu and the sparkling blue waters of the Pacific Ocean.
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