A backyard gate at this oceanfront home in Santa Monica opens directly onto the sandy beach. The multi-level living space includes three kitchens for convenience. An arch-topped hallway on the main floor helps define the open-plan living, dining and family rooms.
Location: 609 Palisades Beach Road, Santa Monica 90402
Asking price: $29 million
Year built: 1999
House size: Nine bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, 10,732 square feet
Lot size: 10,070 square feet
Features: Entry courtyard with fountain, arched doorways, sweeping staircase, five fireplaces, balcony, ocean-facing lawn and swimming pool, six-car underground garage, gym, basement, guesthouse
About the area: Last year, 116 single-family homes sold in the 90402 ZIP Code at a median price of $2.963 million, according to DataQuick. That was a 7.2% price increase from 2012.
Agent: Santiago Arana, The Agency, (310) 926-9808