George Vernon Russell’s Beach Bungalow

[Reposted] March 16th, 2011 | by Marilyn Kalfus, Real Estate Reporter

What does the Sunset Beach oceanfront home, right, have to do with the famous Las Vegas Hotel on the left?

The house, with an asking price of $3,995,000, was designed by the late architect George Vernon Russell, who also designed the Flamingo Hotel, in Vegas and the Samuel Goldwyn residence in Beverly Hills, according to the listing by Sean Stanfield of First Team Real Estate.

From the listing:

“California classic beachfront on rare 59 ft. wide lot. An open staircase suspended by steel cables and spanned by a huge skylight; 16-foot-high wood-paneled ceilings with recessed lighting; and walls of floor-to-ceiling windows facing Catalina plus corner windows with spectacular views emphasize the main living area’s open floor plan.

“Other highlights include a loft bedroom above the dining room and open to the living area, and high-quality wood flooring in the loft and other areas upstairs.

“A large side-yard, accessible both street-side and from the beach ideal for entertaining with its own beach showers, bathroom, and shuffleboard court. The master bedroom includes a sky-lit step-down sitting area and built-in bench, separate his-and-her bathrooms, and his-and-her walk-in closets.”

More details:

  • Address: 16461 S. Pacific Ave.
  • 3 beds, 3.25 baths
  • 3,195 square feet
  • Price per square foot: $1,250
  • Lot Size:  4,200 sq ft
  • Style: 2 level, contemporary
  • View: Ocean, mountain, city lights
  • Year built: 1975 (The year FC3 – Architectist was born.)
  • MLS#:  S649863

What’s interesting, too, is this home was on the market last Spring with another real estate firm at $5,500,000, or $1,721 a square foot. At that time, it had the highest asking price for a house on the market in Sunset Beach.

Here’s a shot of it I got from the beach back then, when I was doing a roundup of Sunset Beach homes. You really can’t tell that much from the outside.    Could that be by design?

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