Ben Bacal is LA Times Home of the Day: A vine-wrapped villa in Santa Monica

This vine-wrapped villa in Santa Monica sits hidden from the street behind a gated drive. Drawing inspiration from Italianate design, rustic interiors feature such details as stone tiles, beamed ceilings and arched windows and doorways trimmed in wrought iron. An outdoor dining terrace takes in mountain and ocean views.

Price: $10.5 million

Year built: 1991

House size: 6,799 square feet, four bedrooms, six bathrooms

Lot size: 0.28 acres

Features: Vaulted ceilings with exposed beams, Spanish stone-tile floors, wrought-iron details, cook’s kitchen with breakfast nook, second kitchen, master suite with his and hers closets, screening room, exercise room, terraces, al fresco dining area

About the area: The median sale price for single-family homes in the 90402 ZIP Code in May was $3.811 million based on 10 sales, according to CoreLogic. That was a 7.3% increase in median sale price from the previous year.

Agent: Benjamin Bacal, Rodeo Realty, (310) 717-5522