The five bedroom, seven-and-a-half bathroom Santa Monica compound known as the "Gorham House" has just been listed for $11.995 million. The home was designed by award-winning architect Robert D. Farquhar in 1910 for H.M. Gorham, an organizer of the Santa Monica Bank. Farquhar is perhaps best known for designing the William Andrews Clark Mausoleum, UCLA's Clark Memorial Library, and downtown's California Club. Did we mention he served as chief architect of the Pentagon as well? Farquhar also happened to marry the daughter of Santa Monica's founder, John P. Jones, making this home even more significant to the city's history.
The home has undergone a restoration since it was built over a century ago. It still has original details like gas fireplaces, crown molding, and windows, while updates include new kitchen appliances, finishes, and a state-of-the-art system for entertainment and security throughout the house. Located on a flat, half acre lot on one of Santa Monica's most coveted streets, the property features ocean views, outdoor fire pits, courtyards, and a pool and spa. There is also a guest house onsite with a bedroom, kitchen, gym, billiards room, and movie theater. Check out photos of this piece of Santa Monica history below.
Photos by Jeff Ong courtesy of the official listing with Steven Moritz, Sotheby's