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A Legacy Home in the Hill Section
This is a once-in-a lifetime opportunity to experience one of the Hill Section's true treasures. Welcome to one of the last premier estate lots in the coveted Hill Section of Manhattan Beach. This luxury residence is situated on a 9,369 sf corner lot with virtually unblockable ocean views. The home presents a uniquely classic European design throughout that is centered around a tranquil courtyard intended to connect the household as the heart of the home. Strong architectural lines, organic textures and brilliant light combine for an atmosphere of quiet luxury.
The delineation between public and private space begins when stepping into the grand foyer while being welcomed to the oasis beyond. Thick white plaster walls and floor-to-ceiling windows that surround the lush green courtyard help tune out external distractions and focuses on the peaceful tranquility that is the central element of the residence. The open ceiling area of the inner sanctuary welcomes natural light to all areas of the home.
This residence sets itself apart with a nod to the classically styled, turn-of-the-century “summer holiday” estates found along the coastlines of the European and African continents. Reflective of a well-traveled eye, the home is enhanced by truly unique details such as leaded glass doors, a stained glass window feature, hand-glazed floor tiles, hand-painted tile countertop and backsplash details, stamped pavers, a cobblestone courtyard patio, hand carved fireplace pilasters, a studded copper range hood, delicate balusters, and plantation style lighting fixtures throughout.
The Main Level
The traditional living room is transformed into a formal great room by way of dramatic two-story ceilings that allow one to enjoy the nearly unblockable ocean views. Gorgeous hardwood floors with inlaid cross-pattern design carry throughout most of the home and compliment the Spanish influenced tile and brick fireplaces found in various rooms of the house. Step up to the formal dining room that remains connected to the living room, allowing entertainment to remain effortless. A timeless European country kitchen aesthetic sets the stage for the culinary artist to perform their best work; with a brick fireplace, copper range hood, industrial grade 6-burner range and indoor grill combination, a huge center prep island and a walk in pantry. An in-kitchen eating area allows for casual conversation while enjoying views of the courtyard beyond. A main level en suite guest bedroom if located just beyond the kitchen.
On the north side of the main level one can retreat to a cozy family room with brick fireplace feature. This room could also be utilized as a second master bedroom, for it features a built in vanity area, closet and full bath with a deep soaking tub. A great option for co-habitating with in-laws. Just beyond lies a sunny den area with built-in library shelving; a perfect environment to curl up with a favorite book or to set up an open, in-home office area. A bonus hobby room at the end of the hall could easily transform to a wine room with tasting center and prep-bar. The deep, walk in closet is the perfect place to build a future wine cellar.
The Upper Level
A stately winding staircase leads to the upper level of the home where one is invited to the recreation hall complete with full wet bar, a roaring fireplace, two viewing decks and storage cabinets to house media and gaming consoles and shelving to display your collection of treasured books. Throughout the home, one is consistently invited to step out and enjoy the outdoor environment by way of a series of balconies and decks. A series of bedrooms and baths are found just past the recreation hall, some offering views, and each with a discovery of a unique design element.
The north side finds a large ocean view bedroom suite with custom built in vanity/dressing stations and an en suite bath. Another bedroom, with built-in day bed and dressers is close at hand. Step up to the private master suite that lies behind interior french doors. This room enjoys serene views of the courtyard, a cozy seating area around a private fireplace and a large master bath.
The Basement Level
Of the two basements, one was previously used as a home gym and could easily convert to a home dance or yoga studio. The second holds so much potential for a custom man cave, teen gaming/recreation room, art studio, or recording studio.