Up and down the Santa Monica, California coastline homes dot the cliffs and hills, towering over white-sand beaches. Many of the original houses have been razed and modern manses erected in their place, erasing some of the charm that makes Malibu, Malibu. Modern dwellings seem to have become the norm here. But for one homeowner, finding that needle in a haystack home that wasn’t brand-new and still maintained its original early twentieth-century charm was a high priority while house hunting. So when he found a nearly untouched 2,000-square-foot, circa-1940s cottage with sweeping water views, he knew he had to have it.

Read more here: Oasis by the Sea