White picket fence included, this coastal dream home is located in the coveted American Martyrs Hill area of Manhattan Beach's Tree Section. A soaring, two-story formal foyer is the welcome point to this fabulous seaside find, funneling dramatic natural light from the skylight feature above.
Friends can gather in the sun-drenched formal living room centered around an elegant fireplace adorned with herringbone pattern marble tiles. The living room seamlessly ties to the stately formal dining room, which adjoins the kitchen by way of a stocked butler's pantry. The chef's kitchen features white marble countertops accented by polished nickel hardware. It offers a fluid working environment centered around high end Viking, SubZero and Bosch appliances. A double oven, warming drawer, refrigerated wine storage and walk-in pantry are just some of the many bonus features. The large center island is open to the breakfast room and the family room beyond. The cheerful breakfast room adjoins a thoughtfully planned built-in home management station.
The main living areas open direct to the private backyard, allowing for transitional indoor-outdoor entertaining. The family room focuses around a custom built-in media center complete with retractable projection screen and a home media-projection system. Stunning wood work and tile detail found throughout this home simply elevate the noble textures and statements made room-to-room.
The south side of the neighboring church (with little-to-no foot traffic) protects the lot from having an abutting yard and windows of a neighboring home peering over, creating a surprisingly private oasis. A grassy yard that features a built-in BBQ, patio with fireplace, and spa/water feature combination is a perfect retreat for relaxing after a long day or for entertaining family and friends.
A winding staircase leads to the home's bedroom suites. Partial ocean views are captured from many of the bedrooms. The master retreat has a double door entry, high vaulted ceilings, a sun-kissed sitting area framed by a bay window, and a cozy fireplace flanked by built-in shelving. The room steps up to a distinctive, private viewing deck. A built-in dressing area offers a fantastic storage/organization solution, keeping the walk-in closet from becoming overly cluttered. The elegant master bath beckons one to soak the day away in the over-sized jetted tub, separate from the walk-in shower with dual shower heads. His & hers vanity area are complimented by a seated cosmetic station. Four additional bedroom suites are found on this level. The upper bedroom level is where the laundry/utility room is conveniently located. Each room features something unique: from a built-in study area to a set of built-in dressers, to double sets of closets, to a Jack and Jill bath, to even a peek of an ocean view! A finished basement level finds a large bonus recreation room, a home gym/6th bed option, a full bath and an additional storage area (which could be used for wine storage).
Ideally located within walking distance of the many of the weekend activities held at the American Martyrs sports fields, the nearby Badminton Club, Live Oak Park and Metlox Plaza, this luxury residence offers all the fine points of beach living. It's all just moments from all the community events in Downtown Manhattan Beach! LAX is just 15 minutes away and the industry campuses of Silicon Beach are a simple commute away. Area students have outstanding choices in fine education at both award winning public and private schools.