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Charmont Apartments

Coordinates: 34°1′12″N 118°29′58″W / 34.02000°N 118.49944°W / 34.02000; -118.49944
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Charmont Apartments
Charmont Apartments, 2008
Charmont Apartments is located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area
Charmont Apartments
Charmont Apartments is located in California
Charmont Apartments
Charmont Apartments is located in the United States
Charmont Apartments
LocationSanta Monica, California
Coordinates34°1′12″N 118°29′58″W / 34.02000°N 118.49944°W / 34.02000; -118.49944
ArchitectMaltzman, Max;[2] Fergangaum, William
Architectural styleMission Revival-Spanish Colonial Revival, Art Deco.
NRHP reference No.96000777[1]
SMHL No.29
Significant dates
Added to NRHPJuly 25, 1996
Designated SMHLNovember 10, 1994[2]

Charmont Apartments is an historic five-story apartment building in Santa Monica, California which was built in 1928. Designed by architect Max Maltzman with elements of both the Mission Revival-Spanish Colonial Revival style and the Art Deco style, the Charmont was a luxurious high-rise when it was built. The blending of Spanish Colonial Revival and Art Deco elements was popular style in the 1920s and is sometimes known as "Med-Deco." The main entrance is located in a walled courtyard that features a two-tiered fountain with an intricate Moorish-patterned backsplash in polychrome tile.

The Charmont combines Spanish Colonial Revival and Art Deco/Moderne architecture. The Moderne elements include stylized geometric motifs and extensive use of chevron motifs. Spanish Colonial elements include the courtyard plan, massing, smooth stucco walls, clay tile roofs, and fountain.[3]

The building was damaged in the 1994 Northridge earthquake and subsequently rehabilitated and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. January 23, 2007.
  2. ^ a b c "City of Santa Monica Designated Landmarks" (PDF). City of Santa Monica. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-10-04.
  3. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form for Charmont Apartments". June 17, 1996.