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An Inviting, High-tech Island Retreat Commands a Peaceful Stretch of the Hermosa Strand
The graceful home rising above the most peaceful stretch of beachfront in Hermosa Beach is a natural beauty that reflects its surroundings along the Hermosa Strand. While aesthetically pure, the high-tech home is loaded with state-of-the-art components that “one could buy on Wednesday and have a party on Saturday,” jokes builder Dennis Moloney of Moloney Development.
Specializing in the Strand and Sand Section properties, Moloney’s Island Contemporary stunner at 1932 The Strand offers every convenience and amenity the Strand buyer could want, with priceless views to boot.
“Conventional wisdom is that a lot of the more costly or complicated systems, finishes and features aren’t typically incorporated in ‘spec’ homes. While that’s often true, that’s not the case here,” explains Moloney. “This house already has pretty much everything you’d really consider putting in if you built from scratch.”
The home is brimming with a number of top-end amenities, including complete audio/video systems; climate control with whole-house radiant heating and a three-zone air conditioning system; security and surveillance systems; and full-house Lutron lighting and automated window shades. All of these comforts are easily piloted via a user-friendly Savant system, which allows total control from an iPad or phone.
“After building over a 100 luxury homes, you know what people are looking for,” says Moloney.
With the home a good distance from both piers, the spot along the gorgeous wide beach is typically tranquil, offering more privacy.
“This is a very calm part of the beach that offers more peace and quiet than most Strand properties,” describes Moloney, “but is still within an easy stroll to a few of the quintessential Hermosa icons like Martha’s Café and the Green Store.”
Comfortable Contemporary Home
Stepping into the comfortable contemporary home gives one a welcoming feeling. Beautiful clean lines shape the voluminous rooms and floating staircase, with the color palette true to the surrounding elements of sand, sea, and sky. The play on texture also reflects flora and fauna with touches of grasscloth wallpaper, limestone floors and tiles, and warm mahogany trims and cabinets throughout. Together, the elements cultivate the environment of a seaside luxury hotel. Quantum glass sliding and retractable doors on each level allow views as far as the eye can see, further connecting the homeowner with the beach and nature just outside, and creating seamless spaces.
With breathtaking views from all three levels, the 4,000-square-foot home includes four bedrooms and four and a half baths. Three of the bedrooms are on the top level; the main living areas and kitchen are located on the middle floor; with lively entertaining areas and guest quarters on the bottom level.
Endless Ocean Vistas on Hermosa Strand
Upstairs, gorgeous views and light fill the master suite, which features unique details like refrigerated hidden drawers and an indoor/outdoor Mr. Steam Aroma Shower in the master bath. Noteworthy is the sensor lighting in the boutique-style, his-and-her master closet. Throughout the upstairs are bleached walnut hardwood floors, as well as warm mahogany trims and hearty plantation-style doors. Two additional en-suite bedrooms complete this level.
The home’s middle level makes room for endless ocean vistas enjoyed from the large open deck off of the main living area. Here is a gorgeous, wood-burning fireplace clad in book-matched marble slabs that anchors the space and a mahogany tongue-and-groove ceiling that creates warmth.
On the opposite wall, Moloney has employed a little trompe l’oeil with a large wall mirror cased in the same mahogany trim as its flanking windows to reflect the ocean, effectively doubling the blue ocean views. Across, the open kitchen is minimal in style and features vertical grain rift-cut walnut cabinets by Chubin Fine Cabinetry topped with beautiful “leathered” quartzite counters. Motorized cabinets and luxury Miele and Sub-Zero appliances make cooking easy.
The adjacent dining area features a coffee bar as beautiful inside as it is out, with a marble-topped coffee prep space and a built-in Miele coffee maker. At the far end of the middle level is the media room. Wrapped in grasscloth for a cozier appeal, this room features an 85-inch monitor and theater-quality components such as a 5.1 Dolby Digital. A wet bar and refrigerated drawers add a nice touch.
The Real Entertainment Hub—The Bottom Floor
The bottom floor, however, is the real entertainment hub. This large open area is the place to congregate for parties or watch sports. The game/entertaining room opens up via glass pocket doors to the outdoor patio for an indoor-outdoor living experience where one can cozy up to the fireplace or firepit in the exterior living area.
The crown jewel for the avid entertainer is the full-size wet bar with its long Neolith top and every amenity one needs ice-maker, refrigerator, dishwasher drawers, and back bar storage. Can’t decide between watching the USC or UCLA game? Show both, courtesy of two stacked TVs built into the back bar. Across from the wet bar, the custom-built wine refrigeration system by Cellar Masters stores 120 bottles in a distinctive, LED-lit stainless steel cable racking sculpture and makes for a perfect feature wall. Completing this level is a guest room with a beautiful guest bath sporting a marble slab shower, and a two-car garage with a slat Garage Tek system for storing beach paraphernalia.
With a passion for architecture and construction, Moloney exceeded expectations with this gorgeous, easy living, an island-style home that basically runs itself. A true place to kick back and savor life on the Hermosa Strand.
Dennis Moloney | Moloney Development
Strand Hill | Christie’s International Real Estate, 310.480.8854
List Price: $13,200,000