A residential property in Santa Monica that was owned by late American artist John Baldessari appeared on the open market this fall priced at $3.895 million. Baldessari, a Santa Monica Native, called the 1903-built Craftsman-inflected bungalow home for about thirty years, according to public records. Listing information indicates he had it renovated around the turn of the century. It’s apparently already found a fan, and is pending sale.
Colors at work in the home include the creamy forest green trim and apricot front door that act as a first impression. A tonal tour of the 2,798 sq. ft. of interiors: cobalt blue tile dominates the kitchen, and beige paint and hardwood, arise in the living and dining rooms. Surprises include the way a newer skylight in one of the bedrooms compliments a corner set of casement windows, the ornamental window that is recessed down a corridor of hardwood for a unique perspective, and the artful ways built-in shelving pops up in unexpected places.
The master bedroom, one of three in the home, features a wall of Craftsman-style French casement windows, as well as guy wire accents that give form to the vaulted ceiling. A look at the back yard reveals a private green glade with two levels, stone walls, olive trees and succulents.
Baldessari was a conceptual artist famous for incorporating text and photography into his works. He passed away last year.