Historic Bradbury House Sold for $12 Million

By SARAH SHMERLING | Managing Editor

The Bradbury House, located at 102 Ocean Way in the Santa Monica Canyon neighborhood, sold for $12 million.

On April 26, 1994, the house was declared Historic-Cultural Monument No. 594 by the city of Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission Cultural Affairs Department—which means the city recognizes the building as important to the history of the city, state or nation. The designation also makes the property eligible for property tax reductions and allows the commission to object to the issuance of a demolition permit for 180 days, among other conditions.

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A Spanish Colonial Revival residence, the Bradbury House was built in the 1920s by renowned architect John W. Byers for Lewis L. Bradbury, Jr., the son of Los Angeles-based real estate developer and mine owner Lewis L. Bradbury.

The elder Bradbury commissioned the construction of the Bradbury Building in downtown LA—which in 1962 became the sixth ever building to be declared a Historic-Cultural Monument.

The four-bedroom, four-bathroom, 5,198-square-foot home on Ocean Way features a two-story entry hall, exposed beam/hand stenciled ceilings in most rooms, a grand staircase with custom tile work and carved oak mantel, and a vintage chef’s kitchen with counters and cabinets in quarter-sawn oak.

The property includes an attached two-story garage/guest house, which was built in the 1970s by architect Wallace Neff. The 7,649-square-foot lot also boasts a pool and ocean views.