Less than a 5-minute drive from the manicured shops and eateries of Palisades Village is a little-known road named Marinette. Here, the wide and peaceful streets are adorned with old-growth California greenery and large, pretty homes.
Head up the hillside in Rolling Hills along Lower Blackwater Canyon Road, conveniently just a half-mile from one of three entrance gates, all manned 24 hours a day. Along the crest of a hill is 5 Lower Blackwater, Rolling Hills a ranch spanning more than five acres, that deftly presents an atmosphere that’s both manicured and charmingly rustic.
It’s a rare home that can truly shape-shift, presenting itself as two different atmospheres depending on the mood and crowd. In this sizable Spanish coastal residence, spanning approximately 7,606 square feet, this scarce design feat has been accomplished.
Drive along scenic Palos Verdes Drive and swing onto Via Coronel, a peaceful street sweeping along a green hillside on the Peninsula. Duck onto a secluded side street and through a gated entrance, shrouded with old-growth trees, leafy palms, and trim green hedges and you’re at 909 Via Coronel.
558 15th Street is located in the quiet enclave just north of Montana with supermarkets and specialty shops, a high-ranking public elementary school, coffee shops, cafes, and a farmer’s market nearby. Only slightly further afield would be movie theaters, some of the city’s best private schools, its famed stretch of beaches, its many hiking trails, and its best private clubs.
It was the mellow atmosphere of the Hill Section in Manhattan Beach that convinced a custom home developer Saeid Shokravi to go ahead with this voluminous new five-bedroom home and inspired its plantation-influenced modern look. The result is a residence ideally suited for life as it’s lived today, with sophistication and user-friendliness locked in neatly together.
The corner of the Strand and 26th Street in Manhattan Beach has long been home to an eye-catching structure, with a striking geometric profile that contrasts against the stunning natural environment of rolling blue waves, manicured green grass, and pearl-hued sand.
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.