One of the best kept secrets of the exclusive Manhattan Beach Hill Section is the nearly secluded location of Duncan Place. With minimal through traffic, this street offers a quiet, low-key setting that makes for outstanding enjoyment of the near-perfect SoCal weather from your large, private yard.
Taking advantage of ocean and Catalina Island views from many vantage points throughout, this luxury residence carries the theme of coastal living from room to room. A grand entryway welcomes you to the home. The choice of casual or formal entertaining is on either side of the entry. To the west, you are drawn into the comfort of the large family room. Vaulted wood-beam accented ceilings, a built-in media center, and cozy fireplace create an inviting setting adjacent to the open concept kitchen. A built-in home management station can also function as a homework/project center. This is an ideal environment for seamlessly keeping the residents of the household engaged and enjoying each other's company. Unlike many family other room-to-kitchen layouts, this home presents the kitchen looking at the front of the seating area in the family room, rather than overlooking the backs of furniture.
Move effortlessly onward to the custom kitchen where you'll find a large central island for gathering while preparing meals. The kitchen is fully stocked with amenities such as a pot filler, prep sink, cabinet faced SubZero refrigerator, 6 burner Viking range with griddle, embellished Viking range hood, and a perfectly efficient work triangle layout. The formal dining room is just a step away, allowing for quick access to the kitchen while keeping preparation mess out of site. After enjoying dinner, the outdoors beckon. French doors open direct from the dining area to an outdoor gathering place under a trellis feature with a focus around a grand built-in fireplace. A great place to sip and enjoy a fine wine procured from the home's custom wine cellar while watching the young ones frolic among the grass and play structure. An outdoor cooking station is also close at hand for hosting BBQs and preparing healthy summer dishes.
For more formal gatherings, the living room lies within the east wing of the home and presents a refined, yet relaxing place to gather for great conversations and family traditions. The temperature controlled wine room is just a step away, making it easy to remain in the conversation while selecting the next special vintage to share with favored guests. A home theater projection system and retractable screen allow for quickly transforming the room from a formal space to a place for lounging while enjoying that Oscar screener your neighbor slipped you.
Following the coved hallway away from the living room, two bedrooms are joined by a Jack & Jill bath and the laundry/utility room is conveniently located on the main level near the majority of the home's bedrooms. Just beyond the kitchen, a very private, third bedroom/guest suite is discovered; this room even offers a separate entry from the parking area in front to the guest room. A great option for in-laws or a recently graduated student who would appreciate the flexibility and freedom of coming and going.
Beyond the living room to the east, a separate stairway takes you up to the private master wing of the home. On this level you'll be delighted by the sophisticated formal master suite and the expansive, secluded study/home office beyond. From the study, take a break from e-commuting and step out to take in the sunshine, breezes and ocean views that lie beyond. The study could convert to a 5th bedroom option and/or serve as a great nursery/playroom in the early years while evolving back to private space for the masters of the house in the later years.
The master suite is a true retreat: very private, very calm, flooded with dreamy sunlight and offering a beautiful ocean view. An expansive, custom walk in closet is complimented by his & hers built in dressing areas. The relaxing master bathroom invites you to enjoy the walk-in steam shower or to unwind in the bubbling soaking tub. A separate vanity station and a bidet in the commode closet are sure to become favorite bonuses of this well appointed master suite.
The basement level offers a bonus playroom or home gym option, accessed right from the 3 car garage. The over-sized garage is customized with slot walls to assist with easy organization of beach toys, bikes, boards, and much more.
In a densely populated beach town, the Hill Section offers larger than average lots while still capturing impressive ocean views and allowing for a quick walk or bike ride Downtown or to the beach. Because of this incredible blend of amenities, the Hill Section has quickly become some of the most sought after real estate in all of Southern California. LAX and the tech industry campuses of Silicon Beach are within a 20 minute commute of Manhattan Beach. Business executives, athletes, independent entrepreneurs or anyone looking to effortlessly enjoy a blend of coastal living and a metropolitan backdrop all find the Hill Section an ideal place to live.
5 bedrooms, 4.75 bathrooms
4,182 sf luxury residence
7,958 sf ocean view lot
Nearly private road with minimal through traffic
Ocean views from many vantage points throughout
Temperature controlled wine room
Home theatre projection system and retractable screen
Wired speakers in main rooms
Open concept kitchen
Home management station
Pot filler and prep sink
Pull out pantry shelving
Cabinet faced SubZero refrigerator
Private guest quarters with separate entryway
Built in BBQ/outdoor cooking area
Laundry on main bedroom level
Basement level playroom/home gym option
3 car garage with slot walls for organizing
Zoned Air Conditioning