This is a great opportunity for someone looking to break into Hermosa Beach homeownership or someone ready to downsize into a perfectly manageable beach house retreat. First time on the market since the original owner purchased it many years ago, you can own a slice of classic Hermosa Beach and with a little vision, this home can go a long way . . .

What we love about his home:

LOCATION - Perched on the top of the Hermosa hills, this home enjoys ocean breezes all day long and is perfectly situated close to award winning local public schools, public parks and play areas and sits conveniently nestled between Manhattan Beach and South Redondo. Pretty mcuh right at the halfway mark in the South Bay beach cities, this is an ideal central location for getting around the bubble. The beach is straight down the hill; literally follow 8th street all the way to the water! Hermosa is a school of choice zone for high school, allowing members of the household to attend nearby RUHS or Mira Costa in Manhattan Beach. Great flexibility for family members who may one want program at one school and another at the other. Walk to Ocean Diner for a lazy Sunday bruch, enjoy the convenience of having Trader Joe's two minutes away, and grab the bike for a quick ride to all the community activity in nearby Pier Plaza, downtown Hermosa Beach.

POTENTIAL - This home has a lot of heart and is ready for its next big adventure! It offers a very cheerful, sunlit interior and opens to a great private backyard. Envision reconfiguring the front entryway by adding a large walk out deck over the current landscaped front planter area. Turn your stairs and front door access to the left side of the driveway and open up the current south facing window with french doors or an accordian door creating transitional indoor/outdoor space while also grabbing the occean view from the new deck. Inside, consider adding sq.ftg. by taking advantage of the vast, open space in the garage. Keep your garage parking by creating a more traditional garage space, then extend the upper floor over the garage to add a third bedroom/bath combo or extend your living space. There is also the possibility of building up a level to capture interior ocean views. There is a lot of room to be very creative with what this home currently offers!

HISTORY - Its not often you are presented with the opportunity to be the 2nd owner of a traditional, classic beach property. With each older property comes the stewardship of a home that has already experienced a generation and is now ready for a new one. Taking over a home such as this and breathing new lifetimes and memories into it can be a transformative experience and your way of leaving your own mark on the neighborhood for the next generations to come. Hermosa enjoys a rich history of beach culture and this home has been part of it nearly every step of the way. It's an original beach home in the heart of the South Bay. How cool is that? 

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This property is offered by Caskey & Caskey and Associates at Strand Hill Properties at the asking price of $1,275,000. It will be first open to the public Saturday, July 14 and Sunday July 15 from 1-4 pm.