Please Tell Us What You Know About This One-Of-A-Kind El Granada House

Deb Kessler writes “When we moved into the house, a neighbor told us a rumor she had heard that the house was built as a beach cottage for a silent film actress who lived in SF. I do not have any information to prove or disprove this rumor. The house is 1200 sq ft with 2 bedrooms and 1 bath. It is clearly boat-like in appearance and the upstairs room is very evocative of a room on a boat. Knotty pine walls and ceiling, a low ceiling–very warm and cozy.”

You can’t miss this unique house, built in 1929, on Carmel Avenue in El Granada.

Miss Kessler did a search of tax records at the County Government Center “and was able to work backward only to 1937 then got stymied.” She spent hours searching through “microfiche and huge leather-bound title records books”

She purchased the house from the Lelia Gilly family in 2001. “There were 9 or 10 kids in the family who grew up here, “Deb Kessler emailed me. ” I occassionally see Penny Gilly, one of the kids who grew up here, but she does not have old photos or historical information.”

Please email if you have historical information about this unusual home.