When having the pleasure of experiencing a house designed by Charles Ward one can't help but be overcome with the same emotions as walking through a Rudolph M. Schindler house. From the street Ward's houses tend to be unassuming, gated structures which unfold in a subtle and equally profound path. The dimensions of the grounds in Santa Monica North of Montana lends itself to one of Wards best works. The entrance is mindfully placed on the South side of the house giving access to the 2 story living, adjacent kitchen having a seamless dialogue with the pool grounds. In addition to public spaces the ground floor offers 2 beds, a comfortable den plus an oversized converted/flex space garage. The 2nd story encompasses 2 masters separated by a gallery bridge and library. Ward's design incorporates the International style combined with elegant Moorish accents. The thoughtful design, choice of finishes and guidance of this maverick by the female commissioner makes this house a tour de force. Listed by Diana Braun, Compass.