299 Santa Paula Avenue
Briefly in contract for a rumored $5,400,000 in 2009 when asking $5,900,000, the nearly 11,000 square foot Mediterranean styled villa at 299 Santa Paula Avenue ended up selling for $4,400,000 in early 2011.
299 Santa Paula Living
It’s now eighteen months later and the property is back on the market and listed for $5,000,000. While the sellers are hoping to be back in the black on their investment, they’ve redecorated a bit and have been in the red in their dining room.
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And down below, there’s now a sound proofed studio off the industrial styled media room for playing music (or any other kind of playing that might make noise):


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As the red dining room looked before:
299 Santa Paula Dining Before
∙ Listing: 299 Santa Paula Avenue (5/6) – $5,000,000 [299santapaulaave.com]
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Comments from “Plugged-In” Readers

  1. Posted by nancydrew99

    All I can say to that red dining room is: “My eyes! Oh my eyes!” How terrible…

  2. Posted by The Milkshake of Despair

    What an obvious decorating error in that dining room. You never align a striped pillow vertically, always horizontally!

  3. Posted by dissent

    The red dining room is ludicrous but throughout it’s slightly off. The white walls are wrong for the architecture – too bright. The recessed lighting added between the ceiling beams looks silly – if they wanted that sort of thing, they should have bought a new house.
    These sorts of places are meant to be moody and little misty. This place has a case of the brights which reminds me of a garishly made-up 75 year old woman. It just looks wrong. The house has lost its dignity.

  4. Posted by diemos

    I mean really.
    Is there some sort of fashion autism that makes people think this is a good idea?

  5. Posted by Adam

    If you look at the satellite picture, the most noticeable feature of the house is that the skylight over that two-story library is retractable! Way to bury the lead!

  6. Posted by BobN

    The commentary seems to imply that soundproofing was added to muffle screaming or something. If that were the case, it would have been added to the dining room.

  7. Posted by momonthego

    i’m just glad the owners are selling before more of the house gets ‘redecorated’. going to take some cash to right this ship.

  8. Posted by Lori

    That dining room just does not work with the design of the rest of the house. What were they thinking?

  9. Posted by anun

    Does a glossy red room go with any house? That concrete room looks like a torture chamber.

  10. Posted by BB

    Did Benjamin Bratt own this house b/f it had the red room? It was in his movie La Mission. When his kid ran away to his friend’s house, he went here.

  11. Posted by Denis

    Sold for 4.75

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