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A Mediterranean-Revival Beach Lodge, Santa Monica Edition

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Nov 13, 2013 01:07 AM
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by Izabella Simmons last modified Nov 12, 2013

Meet Palihouse, sister property to the Palihotel on Melrose Avenue. Located in a historic Moorish-style Mediterranean-revival building, the 36-room hotel is all about old-world urban luxury with a hint of salt air. Owned by hotelier and design devotee Avi Brosh, this latest  Paligroup  property is tucked into a residential neighborhood in Santa Monica three blocks from the beach (and within walking distance of the Santa Monica Third Street Promenade and Farmer's Market). When the 1927 structure—formerly a residential hotel—came on the market, Brosh jumped at the opportunity to restore it as a boutique hotel ready to welcome both short- and long-term guests. (If you're in town filming a movie, you can move into one of the suites with full kitchens.) Have a look around—you might want to pack a smoking jacket along with your surfboard. Photography via Palihouse .    Above: The newly opened Palihouse is located in a 1927 landmark Santa Monica building that's been lavishly restored, starting at the front entrance.  Above: The hotel has its original wood-burning fireplaces, carved wood ceiling beams, and Malibu-tiled floors. Above: Double banquets are upholstered in mohair in the moody lounge, with charcoal walls that set off the building's preserved Moorish-style windows. Above: The English-inspired bar area has an ornately carved counter and white tufted barstools. Above: The hotel has 36 spacious, light-filled guest rooms, many with French doors that let in the sea air.   Above: Several walls throughout the hotel are covered in toile de Jouy wallpaper mixed with curiosities, including tripod bedside lamps. Above: A grand dressing room with mirrored closet doors and a vanity. Above: Several of the rooms have fully equipped kitchens with eating areas.   Above: A living room in one of the studio guest suites. Above: Two penthouse suites work well for families. In addition to a master bedroom, Penthouse One, shown here, has a room with curtained-off, built-in bunk beds and a dining table for eight. Above: A luxurious Hollywood-style bathroom with twin pedestal sinks, a marble floor, and scalloped mirrors. Above: Outdoor amenities include shaded terraces and, in the front, a bocce court. For more information, visit the  Palihouse in Santa Monica .  Curious to see what the Palihotel on Melrose Avenue location looks like? Check out  Where the Brits are: Palihouse in LA.  Heading to LA? Don't miss our Los Angeles City Guide .






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