Aleks Istanbullu & Anne Troutman Location: Santa Monica, California Size: 2400 square feet Years lived in: 7 years Not only is the church that Aleks and Anne call home a historical landmark, it was actually the first church in Santa Monica. It is hard to believe that it only took two weeks and $684 to construct the building. It has gone through many transformations over the years - relocation, bell tower added, social hall added, enlarged, reused as a secular meeting hall, and was eventually bought by artist Helen Sheats who claimed it for her residence.
Sur La Table, Diamond Foam & Fabric, and Williams-Sonoma
- Viking Fridge and Range
- Miele Dishwasher
- John Grant and John Hanger did all the built-ins
- Wertz Brothers Furntiure
- Swap Meets
- Liz's Antique Hardware for historic hardware
- Existing Douglas Fir
- Naylor's Paint in Venice
- Random Oriental in family
- Classic Tile on Wilshire and Santa Monica
- None, except for Venetian Lace from Burano
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