Jessica Alba’s 1970s Spanish revival wasn’t on the market for very long—the listing surfaced at the beginning of the month with an asking price of $6.195 million, and sold two weeks later…for $6.195 million. Someone snapped it up in a hurry.
And, with good reason. The Beverly Hills charmer boasts an intoxicating accumulation of period-style details, including Andalusian arches, colorful tile, Moroccan lattice, wrought iron a-plenty, stucco, and exterior lantern sconces. Balancing out the romance are contemporary features: abundant glass, distressed wood floors, and contemporary light fixtures.
A recent house-wide update has brought in some of the contemporary style—the floors appear to be original, but have been refinished with an eye toward current taste—and fully transformed the kitchen and seven bathrooms. Other newer details include the hypnotic black and white tile of the master bedroom’s fireplace, and the rustic touch of raw, quarter-sawn timber in the kitchen of the two-bedroom guest apartment.
The home’s exterior living areas are lovely. The property has been landscaped for a nearly overgrown look, and mature trees, bamboo and shrubs frame the home in a lush, private cocoon of green. The swimming pool is freeform, hinting at a lagoon; it is surrounded by hardwood decking to soften the look, and that’s always a nice touch. Other outdoor spaces include a terrace, a cabana with bluestone flooring, and a dining/lounge area with a summer kitchen.
Alba’s Honest Co. has been in business since 2011; the company specializes in healthy products for the contemporary family.