United States List of Famous Santa Monica Buildings & Structures

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List of the famous landmarks that make up the Santa Monica skyline, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Santa Monica architectural landmarks as well as other major buildings, dwellings, and other structures in Santa Monica are included on this list. Information about these Santa Monica buildings is included on this list, such as when the building first opened and what architectural style it falls under. List includes both new buildings in Santa Monica and older historic landmarks.

Use every item on this list for yours, from Charmont Apartments to Sovereign Hotel.

This list answers the question, "What are the most famous buildings in Santa Monica?"

This is a good reference for research into the historical architecture in Santa Monica. Famous architectural houses within the city of Santa Monica are included as well, sometimes by address, other times listed by the name of the original home owner.
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Barsha House

Barsha House is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Santa Monica Buildings & Structures
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City/Town: Santa Monica, California, United States of America, North America

Opened: Jan 01 1937

Architect: Richard Neutra

Created By: Richard Neutra

Charmont Apartments is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Santa Monica Buildings & Structures
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Charmont Apartments is an historic apartment building in Santa Monica, California which was built in 1928. Designed by architect Max Maltzman with elements of both the Mission Revival-Spanish Colonial Revival style and the Art Deco style, the Charmont was a luxurious high-rise when it was built. The blending of Spanish Colonial Revival and Art Deco elements was popular style in the 1920s and is sometimes known as "Med-Deco." The main entrance is located in a walled courtyard that features a two-tiered fountain with an intricate Moorish-patterned backsplash in polychrome tile. The building was damaged in the 1994 Northridge earthquake and subsequently rehabilitated and listed on the National ...more on Wikipedia

City/Town: Santa Monica, California, USA

Opened: Jan 01 1928

Style: Mission Revival Style architecture, Spanish Colonial Revival Style architecture, Art Deco

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Gehry Residence is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Santa Monica Buildings & Structures
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Gehry Residence

The Gehry Residence is architect Frank Gehry's own house. It was originally an extension, designed by Gehry and built around an existing Dutch colonial style house. It makes use of unconventional materials, such as chain-link fences and corrugated steel. It is sometimes considered one of the earliest deconstructivist buildings, although Gehry denies this. The Gehry Residence is located in Santa Monica, California. In 1977, Frank and Berta Gehry bought a pink bungalow that was originally built in 1920. Gehry wanted to explore with the materials he was already using — metal, plywood, chain link fencing, and wood framing. In 1978, he chose to wrap the outside of the house with a new exterior ...more on Wikipedia

Architect: Frank Gehry

Created By: Frank Gehry

Style: Deconstructivism

Horatio West Court is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Santa Monica Buildings & Structures
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Horatio West Court

Horatio West Court, built in Santa Monica, California in 1919, is an early example of attached houses with shared pedestrian and vehicle access. The six little buildings are grouped on a 60-foot lot. It was designed by Irving Gill. Horatio West Court divides its narrow lot symmetrically, placing two units on either side of a driveway that runs the length of the lot to a rear parking area, where two garages are topped with little apartments. Each building is a slightly inflected, flat-roofed two-story cube to which a small entrance porch and a walled terrace has been added. The arched entry ways and small patio courts reflect Gill's affinity for the Mission Revival style. However, the ...more on Wikipedia

City/Town: Santa Monica, California, USA

Opened: Jan 01 1919

Architect: Irving Gill

Created By: Irving Gill

Style: Modern architecture