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 debkessler@comcast.net if you have historical information about this unusual home.