Enormous Appeal

Created with harmonious scope and scale of space, the magic of this grand home is in the details.

Contact listing agent LYNNE LEAR  |  310-779-1723 | Offering Price: $8,399,000 | www.233smeadows.com | Strand Hill Properties | Christie’s International Real Estate

With abundant lot space to work with, a Manhattan Beach home’s designers saw a unique opportunity to construct a modern dwelling that pushed the boundaries of materials, texture and light with stunning effect. The result is a masterpiece of indoor and outdoor living that resembles a work of art.

The home’s sculptural exterior of zinc makes an immediate impression. Once you enter the home via a gated private entry and pivoting 250-pound mahogany front door, you begin to appreciate the extraordinary detail that went into its creation. Glass panes and wood soffit soar above, anchored by the “spine” of the structure—a labor-intensive and substantial concrete wall designed to look like fine-grained wood. 

Though visually breathtaking, this home was truly meant to be enjoyed. Every inch of the 14,000-square-foot lot has been maximized to encourage a robust and active South Bay lifestyle. Spaces blend beautifully from inside to outside, allowing its residents to congregate, entertain and enjoy life to the fullest.

Soaring ceilings tower over multiple walls of sliding glass doors that open to the outside—creating not only visible space but also a completely fluid floor plan. The visual line pulls the eye through the entire house to reveal numerous outdoor seating areas, as well as the unexpected additional structure of an office pavilion.

Nearly every feature, fixture and furnishing of the home was custom-designed. A two-story dining room features designer John Pomp’s custom Infinity Cluster chandelier of 20 mini-pendants, an 11-foot dining table and a sleek, floating walnut console.

In the adjacent spacious chef’s kitchen, an enormous island of rare, dense volcanic limestone offers the perfect centerpiece for communal gatherings, ideally lit by three showcase glass pendants with a rose gold-colored veneer. Sycamore, walnut and rift oak cabinets line the kitchen, complete with a “steamer oven” wall unit.

The nearby great room hosts a wood and concrete fireplace and a surround sound hidden speaker system built into the ceiling. Tucked away out of sight, a large and colorful mudroom provides a fun place to stash backpacks, skateboards and other equipment.

There are four bedrooms and an office pavillion, each with its own thermostat, en suite bathroom with heated floors and walk-in closets with automatic light sensors. Like the rest of the home, the master suite enjoys radiant heating and showcases the most distinguishing characteristic of the entire place: a stunning glass and steel bridge connecting the bedroom to
the bathroom.

The lower levels of glazed, Mondrian-like windows are opaque for privacy, but eye-level windows are clear, permitting an abundance of natural light. The master suite’s glass sliding doors are covered with textured electric shades set on timers and programmed into the home’s smart system, which also controls zoning for dimmer lighting, music, heat and air conditioning throughout the house.

Appropriately named the Jewel Box powder room, this intimate space features three floor-to-ceiling Walker Zanger glass tile walls and a very special nighttime surprise: the dancing shadows of exterior plants performing behind a glazed glass wall. For moments of respite, the floating walnut staircase takes you to a landing that accommodates a floor-to-ceiling built-in book/art case, a piano and reading chairs.

Also appearing to float are the white interior walls throughout. They do not hit the floor but rather create a shadow reveal at the base for a clean line effect.

On the ground level, four sets of custom sliding glass walls open to a private outdoor retreat. Designed on concrete pads, two separate living areas feature fire pits, a dining area with built-in BBQ, a BAJA ledge entry swimming pool and the envy of any South Bay local: a sand volleyball court.

Drought-resistant minimal landscaping perfectly complements the home’s instinctually modern lines. Masterfully placed outdoor lighting creates a nighttime sparkle on the exterior textures. The entire home runs on solar power and comes with an electric car charging station in the three-car garage.

From masterful designs and generous indoor/outdoor living space to eco-friendly features and coveted amenities, this special South Bay home will inspire and impress.


Contact listing Agent: LYNNE LEAR
Strand Hill | Christie’s International Real Estate
Offering Price: $8,399,000

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