Walkstreet Coastal Classic
The fourth house from the sand on a sun-drenched “100-block” walkstreet corner lot, this 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath home was taken down to the studs and completely transformed in 2015 in a no-expense-spared remodel by HGTV-featured designer Courtney Blanton. With breathtaking ocean views, multiple outdoor patios and a beach for a backyard, this home delivers the ultimate in coastal sophistication balanced by fluid, transitional indoor / outdoor beach living.
Throughout the home, classic influences are blended with modern lines to create a look that is both refined and relaxed at the same time. The top floor showcases gorgeous panoramic views of the ocean, Catalina and Malibu complemented by an open floor plan, an abundance of windows and architectural details that echo the airiness and serenity of its surroundings.
A kitchen plus breakfast nook features Wolf, Miele and Thermador appliances, soapstone countertops, a Calcutta marble center island, polished nickel fixtures and a huge walk-in pantry with dumb waiter. Pass through kitchen windows and bi-fold La Cantina doors lining the entire west wall of the adjoining family room open up to a large patio with herringbone floors, spectacular views, outdoor seating and a built-in grill, blurring the line between inside and out. On the opposite side of the floor, by way of a crisp, white wood paneled archway, is the dining room, a statement piece zinc bar with a marble tile backsplash, a powder room, a large living room with an etched marble surround fireplace and reading nook and another ocean view patio, all perfectly accentuated by French doors, wrapped wood beams, beautifully built bookshelves, wainscoting and picture frame moldings.
On the middle floor, amidst 11 foot tall ceilings and hallways lined with glass bell jars, you will find the large en suite master bedroom with coffered ceilings, a seating area with floor to ceiling built-ins, a huge custom walk-in closet and another ocean view patio, coming together to create the perfect retreat. The master bath embodies peaceful refinement with Asian statuary marble floors and mosaic detailing on the backsplash and shower, a pedestal tub, a rich walnut stained vanity and polished nickel fixtures. Three additional bedrooms, two bathrooms and a laundry room complete the center level. The walkstreet level consists of a guest bedroom, bathroom and media room that doubles as a resort-like guest suite and opens to a large patio with unfettered ocean views.
From a high vantage point, the lot captures views from Catalina Island all the way to the shores of Malibu. Unlike neighboring street-to-alley homes, the front entry and facade of this residence are more traditional in nature and the home is situated so as to take advantage of space between neighbors, creating the ultimate retreat. The delineation between public and private space begins when stepping into the grand foyer while being welcomed to the oasis beyond. The expertly designed interior reflects a perfect blend of casual and elegant that comes with luxury coastal living.
Additional features include French cut oak hardwood floors, plantation shutters and custom rattan blinds, in ceiling speakers indoors and out, A/C, 3 car garage with extra storage, award winning schools and walking distance to shops and restaurants. Anyone looking to effortlessly enjoy a blend of coastal living against a metropolitan backdrop all find the Manhattan Beach Sand Section an ideal place to live.
Serenity and Style by the Sea.
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