Home Decor Dream: The Villa By The Sea

This 1930s Mediterranean multi-level villa on the Pacific Coast is my new dream home.

On a remote cliffside neighborhood in the Castellammare area of Pacfic Palisades sits an enormously unique home, beaming character and charm through the brightly-lit stained glass windows. This Mediterranean-inspired home has been overlooking the Pacific Ocean since the 1930s and was originally owned by a Hollywood set designer, with many pieces from early movie sets having made their way into the various rooms. The home has five bedrooms, all of which directly access the outside sunshine and views of the massive ocean. With just a quick stroll down the hill, you’ll find yourself on the beach, sand between your toes.

I had the pleasure of staying here with a group of wonderful, soulful people this weekend. With each passing minute that takes me further from the experience, my heart feels fuller and I grow more appreciative of my time spent there laughing, dancing, cooking…but that’s the funny thing about houses, isn’t it? Even as beautiful as one home can be, like this villa, it all boils down to the people inside of it. But maybe that’s a completely different post for another time…

But, anyway, back to this! Take a walk through this stunning home, as you scroll through the photos below.

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The view from bed: the sunrise yellow shine rushes into the room and the sound of waves slowly wake you up for the day. I may have stayed in bed a few extra hours this morning…

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This is the downstairs bar. Descend a small spiral staircase after dinner to retire to the bar for a nightcap with a group of friends. At least, that’s what we did…

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An intense optical illusion of the ocean being reflected from a hanging mirror. See it?

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Not a bad place to work, read or drink coffee with friends. I’ll take that view any day, please.

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The ocean-facing side of the villa.

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The beautiful ceiling details in one of the downstairs bedrooms.

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The view looking down from another spiral staircase into one of the downstairs bedrooms. The door leads to the outside patio, and under the stairs is a miniature kitchen and bathroom with intensely colorful tile work.

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One more shot of the bar…this is the opposite side of the room. The wall detail blows me away.

+Do the details and character in this house speak to you? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments!

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Comments

  1. I just love this article and the furniture is just amazing, so rustic and yet so modern!! If you love this type of furniture you should come see http://zallzo.com/, we have very similar stuff!
    P.S. I love love the vaulted ceilings! Too die for.

  2. Absolutely amazing home,, the way they describe everything was awesome, it just like vintage home and in modern way.. photo captured of stairs , window sea view , speechless.

  3. I had the pleasure of staying here with a group of wonderful, soulful people this weekend. With each passing minute that takes me further from the experience, my heart feels fuller and I grow more appreciative of my time spent there laughing, dancing, cooking…

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