Luxurious Log House With A Secret Hollywood Past Is Brought Back To Life
A modern, luxurious log house is an increasingly popular choice for healthier, more organic living. Many of us dream about a harmonious home, made of natural wood, with a bright and contemporary look so we couldn’t help but include in our pages this cabin-inspired home that stuns with modern finishes and natural stone and wood details.
Practically hidden by a sea of trees in Santa Monica’s Rustic Canyon neighborhood, this beautiful log cabin which is currently on the market for nearly 8 million $, was first built as a stage set for the 1923 silent film “The Courtship of Miles Standish” and was formerly owned by Daryl Hannah, star of “Steel Magnolias” and “Blade Runner”.
Its current owners decided that it was the time for a change and assembled an impressive design team – architect Chris Peck, interior designer Lisa Strong, builder Eric Dobkin and landscape architect Samantha Gore – to dream up a beautiful 6,195-square-foot estate expansion and renovation.
After an extensive 2-year renovation, the home’s extraordinary transformation was completed. Now, contemporary finishes meet native materials throughout the home, such as naturally fallen lodgepole pine timber from Montana that forms the home’s framing in a striking, split-log fashion.
The enchanting Great Room, site of so many memorable gatherings, delivers unparalleled warmth with its grand fireplace — the stones of which were meticulously dismantled from the original cabin, numbered and then reassembled — along with Eucalyptus trunks that support a cozy, built-in seating nook and upper balcony.
Other highlights of the breathtaking lodge-inspired home include five full bathrooms, a large, open kitchen and dining room, double case windows, bi-fold doors and ample outdoor entertaining space with a terrace, plunge pool and stone paths.
Scroll down to see some stunning views of this luxurious log house, a mix of old and new, the perfect balance between “cold” (stainless steel, cement, rock, glass) and “warm” (logs, timber, and wood cabinetry, flooring and finishes) blended in a way that feels like home.