401 Ocean Avenue is a story about history.
Tabit Ventures and family partners are working with the best of local talent and firms from the architectural, landscaping, and project management world — along with a best-of-class team of consultants and engineers to re-imagine and preserve the memory of this dynamic home.
The passion of a team of extraordinary talent and firms from the architectural, landscaping, and project management world — along with a best-of-class team of consultants and engineers to re-imagine and preserve the memory of this dynamic home.
The team peeled back the historic layers of the extraordinary past within the walls of this 1910 Craftsman home.
They have found reverence in the work of legendary architect Robert Farquhar, a home he built on arguably the most prestigious block in the evolving city of Los Angeles.
And then there’s Robert’s wife, Marion Jones Farquhar; an accomplished and celebrated pioneer in the burgeoning women’s movement in California. They were taken by Marion’s eclectic accomplishments; as the first female Olympic winner, a violinist, and the winner of U.S. Open in tennis — and first non-British woman to compete at Wimbledon. Also, Marion’s father, John P. Jones, is the founder of Santa Monica!
They collectively have vowed to find inspiration from the tapestry of stories and events that swirled around this magical property for over 100 years.
One event is the “Vanderbilt World Car Races,” with the finish line right in front of their home. The Vanderbilts sponsored this world-famous car race — with its course circling the glamorous streets of Santa Monica to an enormous perennial audience (dressed to the nines!).
The days of lawn bowling, shuffleboard along Palisades Park, and golfing on the bluff’s green grass — create such a sense of time and place.
With the team’s reverence to the cause of preservation, they are working hand-in-hand with many community and local organizations, including: the North of Montana Association (NOMA), the Santa Monica Conservancy, and the Santa Monica History Museum, among other groups and individuals that have rallied around this exciting initiative.
It may be a home for a handful of individuals and families – but it will always be heartbeat; shared for generations to come, to all community members in the Santa Monica family.