Posted by: ilovethewestside | July 7, 2009

Historical Landmark in Santa Monica

Baruch-Rydgren Landmark Home

Historical Landmark home in Ocean Park, West of Lincoln! Walk to the beach, Urth Cafe, & Main St.

Preserved for the next generation, it is now time to pass hands.

Santa Monica Historical Home

This is an opportunity to own a piece of Santa Monica’s unique history. A rare offering on a larger lot in Ocean Park.

Ocean Park living, Santa Monica CA

With an expansive living & dining area, 4 bedrooms, a den, and timeless architectural details.

Santa Monica Historical Home

A two car garage with an attached guest unit is not a landmark, creating an opportunity to blend the old with the new.

Currently, the only historical home available for sale in Santa Monica. The Baruch-Rydgren House, a Colonial Revival style home was built circa 1925 by prominent Los Angeles building contractor Herbert M. Baruch as a beach house for his family. Originally located at 562 Ocean Front, known as the “Gold Coast”, it was moved to its’ current location by Karl and Alice Rydgren. Between 1935 and 1936, the home was briefly owned by one of the Marx brothers, then Darryl Zanuck.  The home traveled up the California Incline and was placed here in December 1936.

5th & Hollister, Santa Monica

For more information on selling & buying homes in Santa Monica; call Kim Halverson, 360 Realty: 310.309-9130



  1. I walked through this home on an open house day and it is awesome! What a great location and fabulous historic home. It will make a new owner extremely proud to call it their own.

  2. It’s SOLD, despite what many people have thought about the market…location, location, location is highly desirable.

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