The Santa Monica home of screenwriter Alvin Sargent and his late wife, film producer Laura Ziskin, has come on the market at $11.85 million.
Ziskin worked with designer Jane Hallworth in creating the detailed interiors. A back-lit honeycomb onyx fireplace is a focal point of the living room. In the powder room, a smoky beveled mirror provides a backdrop for a sink made out of a single piece of wood. A hammered brass tub from India looks like an art object in the master bathroom.
Outside, a teak-slat sidewalk leads from the house to the swimming pool, which is covered in small hand-set tiles. An outdoor room features a fireplace.
The gated Monterey Colonial, built in 1942, includes four bedrooms and 51/2 bathrooms.
Sargent, 85, won Oscars for "Julia" (1977) and "Ordinary People" (1980). He worked on the screenplays for "Spider-Man 2" (2004), "Spider-Man 3" (2007) and "The Amazing Spider-Man," due out in July.
Ziskin, who died last year at 61, produced "Pretty Woman" (1990), "As Good as It Gets" (1997) and the "Spider-Man" films. She had a seat with task lighting built into the kitchen island for working at home.
Elisabeth Halsted of Prudential California Realty in Brentwood is the listing agent.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times