Less that a year after she spilled out $6.4 million on an updated and upgraded Santa Monica home, Patty Jenkins has done it again, wowing audiences by paying $3.5 million for another local property. The high-profile blockbuster film director (“Monster,” “Wonder Woman,” “Wonder Woman 1984”) now holds the deed to a 1926 Country English-style house on a leafy block in prime Santa Monica.
Semi-obscured from the street behind a charmingly overgrown collection of magnolia trees and white roses, the 1,855-square-foot structure is accessed via a brick walkway that crosses into a small gated courtyard before dead-ending at the front door. Inside, the rotunda-style foyer connects to the step-down formal living room, which boasts high ceilings and an original fireplace decorated in mosaic tiles.
Distressed hardwood floors carry over into the formal dining room and the adjoining kitchen, which has no center island but does include dark granite countertops and a bevy of modern stainless appliances. There’s also a curvaceous built-in breakfast banquette with garden views, plus a skylit family or potential media room.
There are three bedrooms and two full bathrooms on the premises, and the completely renovated master bedroom has its own sitting area and stone fireplace, along with an across-the-hallway master bath with dual sinks and a built-in soaking tub.
Out back, the 7,500-square-foot lot isn’t particularly big, but it does include a nice carpet of grassy lawn, flagstone stepping stones, and even a wooden pergola.
Born in Southern California but raised primarily in Kansas, Jenkins’ first-ever film was the critically-beloved “Monster.” The 49-year-old, who holds a masters in directing from the American Film Institute’s AFI Conservatory, received widespread recognition for 2017’s “Wonder Woman,” which remains the highest-grossing film ever directed by a woman. Jenkins is currently busy at work on “Wonder Woman 3,” which will continue her DC Universe journey.
Wendy Gladson of Compass held the listing; Charles Pence, also of Compass, repped Jenkins.