Located in the Exclusive “hills” Section of Manhattan Beach, This Three-level, Six-bedroom Home Is the Ideal Backdrop to a Vibrant, Active Family Life
Manhattan Beach basks in the good fortune bestowed by the glow of sun and ocean. There’s its location, tucked within strolling distance of beautiful, wide beaches just a few miles from LAX, Manhattan Beach is an easy commute into downtown Los Angeles and Century City. There are its high-ranking schools.
There are its great shops and award-winning restaurants, like the recently opened Esperanza Cocina de la Playa, David LeFevre’s Manhattan Beach Post and his Fishing with Dynamite, and the 24-hour diner, The Kettle (and its amazing muffins).
Of course, every area has its sparkling gems. Here, residents aspire to live in “The Hills,” perched atop a hill just east of the Pacific Ocean.
Even before you enter the home, you’re struck by the graceful Spanish Mission design of its 3 car garage where oversized bays offer ample room not only for vehicles but for the gear, from camping gear to dog crates, accumulated by an active, modern family.
The house itself, perched on an oversized corner lot, is well-hidden behind high hedges ensuring privacy, an increasingly precious commodity in these social media-drenched times. A water fountain tucked just inside the front gate trills a joyous welcome, its music an extra layer of protection against the outside world.
“We love the privacy of the property which you feel as soon as you walk through the gated trellis in the front,” the current owner shares.
“The enclosed yard off the primary bedroom is a wonderful place to enjoy your morning coffee.”
With a warm beverage in hand — there’s plenty of space for a coffeemaker and a small refrigerator within the primary suite’s beautifully appointed walk-in closet — step through the arched French doors and down into this zen garden. Its lush foliage telegraphs a calm start to even the most chaotic days.
This is a home that vibrates seamlessly between casual and elegant. Like many homes in this area, it flips the traditional floor plan on its head. The cool ground level shelters four of the home’s ensuite bedrooms, with their generous closets and luxurious bathrooms. A dramatic multi-story entryway showcases the home’s beauty. That’s underlined by a spiral staircase with a graceful carved dark wood and iron balustrade that winds upstairs to the entertaining level.
Multiple archways, rich floors, a step-up dining area, and wooden beams orchestrate gracious rooms positioned to take advantage of a view that sweeps from the sparkle of downtown Los Angeles’ steel and glass buildings to the recently opened Sofi Stadium. Even casual weekday breakfasts become Instagrammable moments with this inspiring vista as their backdrop.
Children will be mesmerized by the soothing rhythm of the planes landing and taking off from LAX. With the enthralling crescendo of fireworks across Los Angeles visible from here, it’s no wonder that friends start pestering you for invitations to your Fourth of July bash well in advance of the date. While that party is certainly a highlight, it’s far from the only event on your calendar. The truth is, this is homemade for gatherings large and small.
“With a large backyard space that includes a pool, outdoor kitchen, fire pit, fish pond, and grassy area, a separate outdoor kitchen on the second-floor deck off the main living space for outdoor dining and a large theater room on the lower level resplendent with reclining leather chairs, a wet bar, and a wine cellar, this home is designed for entertaining,” raves the owner.
In fact, it’s the rare home that can host two parties simultaneously. Let the kids commandeer the pool area, collapsing in front of an outdoor movie with grilled hotdogs while just up the outdoor stairs their parents relax with cocktails.
The lowest level’s two guest suites, currently set up as a gym and a quiet home office, can easily accommodate overnight guests. No wonder there’s talk underway for you to host the next Thanksgiving; with a SubZero refrigerator, a six-burner Wolf stove, a six hundred bottle wine cellar, a full Butler’s pantry, and an enormous granite island, could the turkey have a better space in which to star?
“There are very few large family homes in Manhattan Beach west of Sepulveda that offer ample outdoor living, a pool, and privacy,” agent David Kendall points out.
“We’ve learned how important it is to have a home that can serve multiple purposes. This one has a unique mix of indoor and outdoor spaces, an ideal layout, and the amenities to support an active family while also offering plenty of quiet spaces for zoom meetings, reading, or for adults to have a private conversation. With room for a home gym, a functional home office and extended stays, even live-in help, this is an incredible home that radiates joy and welcome.”
David Kendall | 949-910-6893 | DRE: 02009242
Niche Realty, Inc.
List Price: $6,999,000