By LILY TINOCO | Reporter
Situated on the corner of Via de las Olas and Friends Street, only steps away from the bluffs overlooking the ocean, a newly renovated home—once where Laura Dern and then-husband Ben Harper resided—is now on the market for $6.28 million.
The home hit the market in mid-May and is listed with Anthony Marguleas, founder of Amalfi Estates, who said it is a “must-see home” in one of the best locations in town.
“The location’s a 10,” Marguleas shared with the Palisadian-Post. “Out of all these neighborhoods in the Palisades—the Huntington, the Riviera—I would probably say this is one of the best. If you go across the street … it’s unobstructed coastline views, there’s a really idyllic swing on a tree branch … you can see sailboats, you can see the Queen’s Necklace view, you have Catalina views. It’s really, really special.”
This is the third time Marguleas has sold the 7,432-square-foot home, but it recently underwent a $1.5 million renovation that transformed the home to a modern, contemporary space all throughout—from updated baths and closets, new Marvin doors and windows, to refinished wood floors, an all-new $500,000 roof and more. A number of highlights include new technology, real stone, Moroccan tile and more.
Buyers also have the option to purchase the home turn-key, fully-furnished and adorned with the seller’s “eclectic” art collection.
All four bedrooms are situated upstairs, with a “spacious” primary suite that has a large, walk-in closet, cabinets and a sitting area that overlooks the backyard and Pacific Ocean.
Downstairs, the gourmet kitchen features Viking appliances and provides the perfect space for entertainment, with both indoor and outdoor accessibility.
“Buyers will love the charming arched doorways, wood beams and lush foliage that provides privacy in this calming, nature-filled estate,” according to the listing. “The gated, grassy front yard with a beautiful coral tree leads you to the stunning … lot. Enjoy the fountain just off the dining room and the pool fountain that creates a calming, nature-filled, intimate space.”
Marguleas said there is a fun find at the top of the coral tree: a squirrel house.
“It’s one of the most gorgeous coral trees, it’s in bloom and red, and then there’s a charming squirrel house at the very top,” Marguleas said. “I’ve never seen that before, in my … 30 years.”
A small herb and vegetable garden, perfect for a beginner or novice gardener, can also be found outdoors. The backyard features a pool with tiles, a half-bath, an outdoor shower and a complete Crestron smart home system with speakers spread throughout. For those who love to cook, there is also a built-in pizza oven and barbecue area alongside a shaded, heated outdoor seating area.
For more information, Marguleas can be reached at email@example.com.
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