MLB pitcher Kenta Maeda is the new owner of this Northeast Coastal-inspired traditional in Santa Monica. Maeda, who joined the Minnesota Twins last year, paid $7.35 million for the six-bedroom, 6,884 sq. ft. getaway.
The home’s façade is dressed up with a multi-gable flourish, a second-floor balcony and an entry flanked with vertical multi-pane sidelight windows; it is foregrounded with stacked stone pilasters that give way to a flagstone front walk with landings.
Inside the home, a bright, homey optimism of the classic variety is the rule of thumb, with a combination kitchen, dining and family room and a fold-away glass wall appealing to contemporary tastes. The kitchen island is capped in marble, and the stove backsplash is finished with white subway tile. Plank hardwood is used throughout the living spaces, and French doors pop up as transitional invitations in both interior and interior/exterior contexts.
Outside, a flagstone patio gives way to a strip of lawn. A pool, a pergola-covered patio, and a stacked stone outdoor fireplace complete this picture of relaxed and very traditional American warm-weather living.