Home of the Day: Baywatch-inspired beauty in Santa Monica

Originally built by a Los Angeles County lifeguard, the rooftop deck and deck of this loft-style home in Santa Monica were fittingly inspired by the design of a lifeguard tower.

Located on a secluded cul-de-sac in the Ocean Park area, the contemporary space features modern architectural lines and generous skylighting in the great room. Life’s a beach.

Address: 629 Pico Place, Santa Monica, 90405

Price: $ 2.295 million

Built: 2002

Lot size: 2,984 square feet

House size: 2,561 square feet, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

Features: 12-foot ceilings, skylight, maple wood floors with thermal sub-floor, custom windows and doors, chef’s kitchen, Vinotech 250-bottle wine cellar, master bath with walk-in shower and heated slate floor, solar roof water-heater panels, sauna/shower, views of the Santa Monica mountains

About the area: The median sale price for single-family homes in the 90405 ZIP Code in February was $1.93 million, based on 5 sales, according to CoreLogic. That was a 10.8% increase in median price compared to February 2015.

Agents: Tamra Pardee and Penny Muck, Pardee Properties, (310) 907-6517

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