We sold for $276,000 over asking!
Do not miss the opportunity to make this light-filled Santa Monica Townhome your own. As you walk in through a custom-built formal entrance, you may be overwhelmed with natural light from your large patio and tree top views. Perched on the top of the Highland/Raymond hill this corner unit features panoramic views of Ocean Park, Sunset Park, Culver City Hills, Century City Skyscrapers, the Hollywood Hills and the Santa Monica Mountains. Enjoy the open concept kitchen, dining and living room with views through the kitchen window of the beautifully tree-lined Highland Ave and the Santa Monica Mountains in the distance. Unit features a third bedroom option and renovated bathroom on the main level. Headed upstairs, you have a plethora of light flowing through your primary bedroom with grand windows and an even better perspective of the panoramic views from the patio below. The primary suite comes with a large walk-in closet, laundry area and fully renovated bathroom. The spacious second bedroom has views down Highland and of the Santa Monica Mountains. This small 6-unit complex comes with 2 parking spaces and a large storage unit in the garage. West of Lincoln and tucked away just behind Rose (between Rose Avenue and Ocean Park Blvd.) Short walk to the beach, Rose, Main Street, Lincoln and many more attractions.
Architect Harry Bornstein, who lived in unit 1 initially, built our Highland Raymond condo in 1973. The building has three different floor plans with unit 1 and 5, units 2 and 6, almost identical, and 3 and 4 mirroring each other. The square footage of each unit ranges between 1250 and 1350 sq. ft. in the three different floor plans.
Owners of four of the units at Highland & Raymond have lived in their homes for over thirty, some forty years. Only two of the units have turned over in all those years, the most recent owner bought in 2012. Living on this ocean breezy hilltop is heavenly. The views just about anywhere you look are reminiscent of San Francisco, and at times of places much farther afield- Italy, France perhaps. There is no reason to leave this spot, which is why the owners haven’t. This quiet neighborhood is six blocks from the beach, a 20-minute walk to downtown Santa Monica or Abbott Kinney, depending on your stride, to shopping and entertainment, excellent restaurants, grocery stores or farmer’s markets, public schools, Santa Monica College, bike lanes and paths are all over, dog parks nearby, and you can walk to the metro, or take a Big Blue Bus. This neighborhood is truly a neighborhood where neighbors greet each other as they pass on the street, many having known each other in passing or becoming friends for decades.
The neighborhood is a chosen one for architects. Highlights in the neighborhood are the building next door, built in the 1962 called “the Hillcrest Apartments” at 2807 Highland Avenue designed and developed by Frank Gehry, and the recently built prefab living home developed by Steve Glenn designed by Ray Kapp down the block.