Strength. Balance. Symmetry. Presence.
Those with an eye for architecture will appreciate the Colonial Revival influences brought forth into this 20th century tribute to an early American heritage estate. An impressive colonial door surround, multi-pane windows, and a commanding dormer on a symmetrical façade all suggest a strong historic precedent.
Functional and honest, the estate house presents a keen blend of design and materials, such as the purposefully reclaimed rough-hewn wood and stone detail with complementing hints of light and fluid spaces, evoking a balance in the elements of land and sea.
Measuring at nearly 7,500 sf, the main home of this prestigious Manhattan Beach estate features 22 rooms, including a full basement level.
Over 1/2 acre corner lot [23,212 sf, per tax records; buyer to verify]
Finished basement level
Gym/workout studio area
Game room/Media room area
Upper family room with ocean views
Lower family room
Formal dining room
Ocean view study
Ocean view observation deck
Reminiscent of the mid-afternoon sun dancing off calm coastal waters, distressed silver wall treatments, capiz shell and mother-of-pearl accents glimmer at various places throughout the home capturing that light making it part of the daily living environment. Ocean breezes waft through light filled rooms decorated in greys, whites and blues inspired by misty summer mornings at the beach. Weathered ceiling beams and posts found throughout the property bring to mind quietly moored driftwood, while natural stone detailing evokes sea washed rocks along the shore.
Much of the natural wood and stone found throughout the home has been purposefully reclaimed from the owner's private ranch property located along the Central Coast region of California. These rustic elements pay homage to Early American architecture while also representing the open nature of California's broad landscape that has drawn the professional elite Westward throughout the years.
- The North Wing -
After entering the foyer, you'll step down into a calm and cozy ocean view living room that is centered around a remote control operated gas fireplace. Distressed silver leaf wall coverings capture warm light from the fireplace at night and brightens the sunlight that filters through crisp white plantation shutters by day.
Passing by the commanding, winding staircase you'll discover a sun-drenched family room with French doors that open to the expansive grounds of the estate. Charming window seats offer the perfect place to curl up with a favorite book. Bead board ceilings, stone and wood beam detailing, and rich natural wood flooring balance the theme of coastal luxury complemented by natural surroundings throughout the Estate Home.
Continuing on in the North Wing, the family room extends to a bright sitting room that is flooded with natural light pouring in through the large bay window. It offers a space to retreat to while also remaining connected to the daily household activity. Wainscoting detail and artisan quality mill work add defining touches to this relaxed, unassuming space. A set of French doors allows for a quick escape to a swinging hammock under a covered patio and a lush tree.
A main floor Guest Room is adjacent to a 3/4 bath this is finished with just a touch of the feminine; from individually hand glazed backsplash and shower tiles to the gleaming mother-of-pearl inlaid sink.
Follow the stairs down to a fully finished basement level complete with home gym area and a gaming zone. This area could easily serve as a future home theatre.
Behind a rustic rough hewn wooden door you'll discover a provincial wine cellar finished with brick and wood detailing reminiscent of your favorite Old World wineries found throughout France and Italy.
- The SOUTH Wing -
Opposite the formal living room is found the formal dining room where a continuation of the delicate silver leaf detail is offset by a rugged, reclaimed wood beam inlaid ceiling and a cozy fireplace hearth.
The kitchen is the heart of the home designed for gathering and sharing. This highly functional working area centers around a huge hexagonal center island finished with a full slab granite top. Waterproofed wood shake backsplash tiles add a touc of the rustic element and can be easily removed for cleaning and maintenance of proper seam seals. Quaint cabinet latches carry the theme of the casual summer estate. Wood faced appliances are complimented by brushed stainless ovens and a built-in range. A walk in pantry and nearby mud room finish this practical, designer kitchen.
A sunlit breakfast area adjoins the kitchen and welcomes the day with a harmonious view of the sprawling estate grounds. Built in bench seating creates a comfortable setting to easily gather family and friends and keep them close-by while preparing and serving casual daily meals.
The main floor powder room showcases a distinctive piece of reclaimed wood that stands as a pedestal to the wash basin.
- The UPPER LEVEL -
Allowing the impressive winding staircase to lead you to the upper level, you'll discover a delightful blend of recreational space and private living quarters. 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and a laundry/utility room sit on the East side of the home, while a formal study and den sit between a quiet viewing deck that captures vast ocean views.
The expansive master suite boasts dramatically high, vaulted ceilings exquisitely finished with crisp, white bead board set against open beams. A large built-in bench area is the perfect place to hide-away with a favorite book while enjoying the natural morning sunlight. The walk-in master closet showcases a brand new custom organizing system and the luxurious master bath has recently been upgraded. A brand new stand alone soaking tub with floor mounted filler and hand-held shower head stand ready to offer the ultimate in relaxation and rejuvenation. An oversized walk-in shower has both an overhead rain fixture and a seating area. This shared bathroom space is a subtle blend of both the masculine and feminine with soft, delicate touches of light balanced against sturdy stone and warm wood detailing. A pleasantly neutral design palate is brought to life by subtle touches of capiz shell and mother of pearl accents.
An ocean view study has a fireplace to ward off cool evenings at the beach. Make a fresh cocktail at the wet-bar to take back to your desk while pouring over plans for future ventures. Built-in bench seating offers a cozy setting to have the family keep you company and a bank of storage drawers allows for tucking the clutter away. This convertible space could very well grow with the family as a playroom, family office/homework center, and back into a formal study in later years.
Opposite the study, on the other side of the viewing deck, is a second family room or den which provides a great space for the kids and/or teens to spread out and relax, play games, watch TV or entertain their own friends. Located on the upper level, this 2nd family room area is ideally located away from the formal entertaining space on the main level, keeping day-to-day clutter out of the eyes of visitors and guests.
A full sized laundry/utility room is conveniently located on the bedroom level. It offers folding and drying stations, a utility sink and a skylight to bring some of that natural light into a working area.
A private viewing deck is the perfect place to share a quiet sunset while taking in sweeping views from Catalina Island to the Palisades.