Remember this romantic beach bungalow that the amazing design duo Steve and Brooke Giannetti built in Santa Monica? It popped up in all kinds of magazines and blogs over the years, and I featured it when they sold it in 2012.
I was excited to hear it’s on the market again so we can see how it’s changed since then. Take a look!
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A Romantic Bungalow by the Beach
Here’s how the bungalow looked the last time we saw it, in 2012 (below):
The house was featured on the cover of Romantic Homes in 2010:
There are 5 bedrooms, 6 baths + 4,235 square feet.
Brooke said at the time, “Steve and I wanted it to feel like an old beach cottage.”
I love this sunroom. It was originally a covered porch but they enclosed it.
You can see more photos of how it looked in my 2012 post about it.
The Beach Bungalow Today:
The listing says:
Widely published shingle style California beach bungalow by much-admired architect Steve Giannetti. Framed by 2 giant palms, this casual and comfortable yet sophisticated home is filled with surprises at every turn. Tongue & grooved walls & ceilings, wide-board pine floors, beams, windowed walls, French doors, extensive built-ins, window seats & antique architectural elements are backdrop for free-flowing, open floor plan.
According to Variety, the seller is Hollywood producer Jonathan Murray:
Pioneering reality television super-producer Jonathan Murray, one half of the powerhouse Bunim/Murray production company, listed a beachy, farmhouse-style cottage in a low-key but highly desirable neighborhood of Santa Monica, CA, with a $5,250,000 price tag.
The multiple Emmy winning producer, co-creator of MTV’s “Real World,” a longtime executive producer for “Project Runway” and, for better or worse depending on one’s point of view, one of the people responsible for putting “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” and other brainlessly fluffy but enormously popular reality TV fare on the boob tube, purchased the property in April 2012 for $3.95 million.
I was struck by how different the house looks with more streamlined and modern furniture and decor.
The agent says: “Great room consists of cook’s kitchen, family room and sunroom,
which open to outdoor fireplace and sparkling pool.”
The sunroom now houses a piano:
The Giannetti family’s new house is known as Patina Farm:
They wrote a book about it with lots of gorgeous photos (Amazon affiliate link):
Trivia Alert: They also designed the beach house from “Grace & Frankie”:
You can see pics of the REAL beach house the sets were based on here.
They’re asking $5.25 million for the Beach Bungalow at 258 16th Street in Santa Monica. For more information, check the listing held by David Offer (photos via Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) and the article in Variety.