Late commercial illustrator Miriam Wosk left her mark when she remodeled her personal residence in Santa Monica. The gated Spanish-style compound includes splashes of vibrant colors inside and out, an art studio, a solarium, a guesthouse, gardens and a swimming pool.
Location: 436 Adelaide Drive, Santa Monica 90402
Asking price: $12.5 million
Year built: 1926
House size: Five bedrooms, six bathrooms, 7,801 square feet
Lot size: 21,075 square feet
Features: Entry, living room, den, family room, four fireplaces, breakfast bar, service entrance, canyon views, detached garage.
About the area: In the third quarter last year, 34 single-family homes sold in the 90402 ZIP Code at a median price of $3.25 million, according to DataQuick. That was a 28.7% price increase from the same quarter in 2011.