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Santa Monica home was illustrator's canvas

Miriam Wosk's Spanish-style compound boasts vibrant colors inside and out.

January 20, 2013

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.

Agent: Stephen Shapiro, (310) 860-8888, Westside Estate Agency

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