Originally built bye architect David Tenneson Rich in 1959, for basketball legend Wilt Chamberlain, 830 Leonard Road is a spectacular example of the mid-century modern style that flourished in Southern California and introduced the concept of indoor-outdoor living.
Completed in 2019, the four-bedroom residence spans approximately 3,500 square feet and was purchased by owners who installed a flurry of pricy new upgrades, from a glassed-in wine display for over 500 bottles to a new tech package automating everything from lights, shades, and security cameras.
Completed in 2016, the three-story residence 339 27th Street offered by Dave Fratello reads as brand new, with a smart-looking white exterior that pops against vivid blue accents and glossy planks of wood, the latter found on the underside of the deck on the uppermost level.
Among this collection of exquisite real estate, it’s the homes tucked between San Vicente, the bucolic passageway to the rest of Los Angeles, and Montana Avenue, its bustling boulevard of exclusive boutiques, sumptuous restaurants, and well-stocked markets, that are most desirable.
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.
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.
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.
Why long for escape in far-flung locations when there is a home offering the amenities of a fantasy vacation within immediate reach? A house that is both private and accessible, grand and intimate, near the beach but tucked into the woods, centrally located but also remote.