Photo by David Zanzinger

Solution

Annenberg Community Beach House

Santa Monica, CA

Market: Hospitality

Client

Charles Pankow Builders, Ltd.

Completion

2009

The Annenberg Community Beach House is a public beach house located on an oceanfront site that was originally developed in the 1920s by William Randolph Hearst for actress Marion Davies. The property was sold to the State of California and was run by the City of Santa Monica until 1994 when the Northridge earthquake damaged many of the structures. The new beach house features elements of the historic estate, such as the Marion Davies Guest House and a historic pool, with new amenities, including a splash pad, children’s play area, cafe, and gallery.