In its era, this Beverly Hills home—recently listed by actress Jessica Alba for $6.2 million—would’ve been a throwback to 1920s upscale L.A. charm. The house dates to the mid-1970s, and goes all out with the exotic charm, sporting an Andalusian-inflected design style that begins with exterior flourishes and carries throughout the interiors.
As it stands today, the house is a curious amalgam of original period Moorish Spain, with details from that region including arches, lattice, and an ornamental window. Floors are a mix, with varied tiles and plank hardwoods, and design embellishments change gears with joyous, haphazard insouciance. Contemporary tastes, Spanish eclectic, and even farmhouse rustic can be spotted: witness the quarter-sawn raw plank trim in the kitchen, and contrast it with the expressive tile of the master’s fireplace and the living-room chandelier.
With over 5,350 square feet of living space, the home is well sized; spacious enough, but manageable. It contains five bedrooms and seven baths; the master receives picture windows, a sitting area, the centerpiece fireplace, and an ethereal bath, as well as a set of French doors that open onto a terrace floored with what looks to be original terra-cotta tile.
The home’s exterior features a terrace with an outdoor kitchen and a cabana, and a pool surrounded by a hardwood deck. There is a 2-bedroom guest apartment on the property.
In addition to being an accomplished Hollywood star, Jessica Alba has a knack for business. She co-founded consumer goods company Honest Co. Her net worth is reportedly north of $300 million.