Beach Condo Decornucopia

101 Ocean Ave Unit A800, Santa Monica, CA 90402

Lots of odd decor and furnishing choices in this $5 million Santa Monica condo found by Emerald63. You’ve got the camouflage beds…

101 Ocean Ave Unit A800, Santa Monica, CA 90402

Weird rocking chairs, and fuzzy tabletop dog bust.

101 Ocean Ave Unit A800, Santa Monica, CA 90402

Weird tables, especially with the intricate wood-carved one right next to that tall all-mirror one.

101 Ocean Ave Unit A800, Santa Monica, CA 90402

Sort of a funky color for a chandelier, and what’s with the creepy jester painting?

But all the weird stuff can be ignored…

101 Ocean Ave Unit A800, Santa Monica, CA 90402

…as long as you spend most of your time just staring outside at the awesome view.

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7 Comments on "Beach Condo Decornucopia"

  1. Emerald63 | July 24, 2014 at 9:56 PM |

    Yup, that view can make up for all sorts of stuff. :D Although the color coordinated comforter in Pic 15, perfectly pastel rainbow hued to go with the perfectly pastel sunset, is pretty cool.

  2. One gets the distinct impression that the wooden furniture indicates a life-or-death battle between the psyche of the owner and the more-or less “generic Bauhaus”-ey architecture of the condo.

  3. Emerald63 | July 25, 2014 at 3:15 PM |

    @Paradox: What is it you see about the space that’s Bauhaus-ey?

  4. @Emerald63:
    Multiple parallel layers of identical reinforced concrete surfaces, both horizontal and vertical; repeated identical mass-produced, drop-in shapes (windows particularly), minimised trim and decoration (though pure Bauhaus would have had next to none of it) which is also mass-produced and in uniform repetition; essentially a case where the shapes and textures of standardised industrial production necessary to the building of the place are also the primary architectural elements.

    This would be in contrast to, say, the shingled dome we looked at here…
    … where each of those shingles, though undoubtedly split by machine, are nevertheless different from all the rest, and were hand-applied according to the skill of the roofer on the job. There is very little of the design or the appearance of this dome home that is identical to any other building… :-)

    The dome home is turned out according to the psychology of the designers and builders, and the structure is adapted according to its usage by the occupants.

    The condo is turned out according to the economic strictures of mass production and demands the occupants adapt to it, and not the other way around.

    The Bauhaus movement itself had plenty of high-falutin’ rationalizations for the path it took, but the reality driving it was that the only way to quickly repair the enormous infrastructure damage from WW1 was via speedy assemblage of mass produced standardized elements.

  5. I am always grateful to come here and be educated. :D

  6. If you google you will find the rest of the photos on the internet.

    Larry Hagman played JR on the long-running series DALLAS and recently, upon his passing, his condo went up for sale.

    I remember seeing it, I think, on Curbed or in the Wall Street Journal or somewhere. There are a lot more photos, too if you google.

  7. @TJF: Greetings! Thanks for the suggestion. I did google, but found only the same photos from the Redfin listing that was linked above. A link is provided for every post here, just under the various “share” buttons beneath the last photo.

    Also thanks for letting us know the place had been Larry Hagman’s. I always did like him, even if I loathed the most famous character he played. But then, that was the point, wasn’t it?


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