Overlooking the hypnotic depths of the Adriatic, the remnants of an ancient time speak to an ancient place. This is Lopud 1483, a 15th-century Franciscan monastery complex, with its church, Our Lady of the Cave, so named for the fact that the friary was built over a sea cave that was later transformed into an underground passage connecting it with the open ocean.
A few blocks south of Manhattan Beach Boulevard, at the corner of Highview Avenue and 9th Street, 825 Highview Avenue is a four-bedroom and four-and-a-half-bath residence fits this coveted real estate bill.
Commanding a prominent view of the Pacific, the immaculately well-cared-for property at 417 34th Street in Manhattan Beach is the definition of rarified air. Not just for its proud verticality, but for its very presence.
The home is located along a choice stretch of Manhattan Beach Strand—between 23rd and 24th Streets. Eye-catching at its exterior, the clean lines of the house have been softened by the generous use of natural materials, such as pale limestone and warm-hued slats of African Mahogany.
This no-expense-spared venture was completed in the late 1920s, consisting of a two-story residence, approximately 7,000 square feet in size, and situated on half of an acre.
Inspired by the refined style of historic houses situated in Cannes or Antibes, in the south of France, the estate features white and beige interiors with colorful touches thanks to contemporary artworks.
Spread over 11,583 square feet, it comprises an impressive double-height foyer and entry hall with floor-to-ceiling windows, a cascading water wall, and greenery, immediately reflecting the high level of design and craftsmanship.
Architecture firms Clayton Korte and Moule & Polyzoides, and Ten Eyck Landscape Architects, along with Fulk, collaborated on the Commodore Perry Estate a unique project, honoring its historic components both inside and out.
Built in 1926 by George Kaufmann, the period’s preeminent architect of lavish architecture that also includes Greystone Mansion, The Hearst Estate—a magnificent Mediterranean at 1011 N. Beverly Drive.
Set among one of Southern California’s most ideal coastal settings, this house provided an excellent canvas for Tim Clarke to execute on the second thing that drove him on this project—which happens to be the thing that drives him on all his projects.
It was a meeting of minds and hands that produced this eye-catching, just-completed residence along the Strand, between 5th and 6th Streets, in Manhattan Beach.