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Laura Ziskin created a workspace on the kitchen island in the home she shared with husband Alvin Sargent. (Courtesy of Elisabeth Halsted)

The Santa Monica home of screenwriter Alvin Sargent and his late wife, film producer Laura Ziskin, has come on the market at $11.85 million.

Ziskin worked with designer Jane Hallworth in creating the detailed interiors. A back-lit honeycomb onyx fireplace is a focal point of the living room. In the powder room, a smoky beveled mirror provides a backdrop for a sink made out of a single piece of wood. A hammered brass tub from India looks like an art object in the master bathroom.

Outside, a teak-slat sidewalk leads from the house to the swimming pool, which is covered in small hand-set tiles. An outdoor room features a fireplace.

The gated Monterey Colonial, built in 1942, includes four bedrooms and 51/2 bathrooms.

Sargent, 85, won Oscars for "Julia" (1977) and "Ordinary People" (1980). He worked on the screenplays for "Spider-Man 2" (2004), "Spider-Man 3" (2007) and "The Amazing Spider-Man," due out in July.

Ziskin, who died last year at 61, produced "Pretty Woman" (1990), "As Good as It Gets" (1997) and the "Spider-Man" films. She had a seat with task lighting built into the kitchen island for working at home.

Elisabeth Halsted of Prudential California Realty in Brentwood is the listing agent.