An Urban Destination Residence.
Taking influences from luxurious destination retreats in the tropical forests of the Indonesian archipelago, this brand new construction offering was designed by architect Louie Tomaro and developed by Kealy Construction. The project is a modernized concept of the classic grandeur found in the traditional Javanese plantation villa. Very privately situated overlooking Manhattan Beach's greenbelt, and offering ocean views from the sought after Hill Section, the property provides a relaxed, semi-tropical atmosphere that is in tune with the urban beach environment that surrounds it.
The absence of neighboring homes directly across from this location affords an appreciated feature of added privacy. While the home looks out over the natural setting of the greenbelt, it also backs to a very low traveled “cul-de-sac” street. The dominant presence of the contemporary architecture is enlivened by swaying palms and balanced, zen-like outdoor spaces.
Upon entry, one is immersed in a design that is elegantly minimalist, with exquisite touches of traditional Javanese influence inflecting the fresh, luminous, contemporary feel. Natural materials commonly found in upscale island villas are elevated in this home; clean lines found in bold African mahogany columns, rough-hewn natural stone fronted fireplaces, contemporary flush linear baseboards and tall Brazilian mahogany interior doors are softened by engineered European oak floors, glimpses of green landscape, and harmonious sights of the horizon from multiple vantage points throughout.
The main entry level features 3 bedroom suites, a formal living room, a central great room and home gym/office that seamlessly open to the private yard and pool area beyond. The master bedroom is a tranquil haven offering a private ocean peek and an unparalleled master bath retreat experience.
Take the 3-stop elevator to the top floor and discover central, open-air “pavilion style” entertaining spaces that overlooks the rectangular swimming pool to the east and expansive views to the west. The continuation of a beautifully symmetrical design is enhanced by multiple sets of panoramic doors that encourage a highly desirable indoor/outdoor experience. From the pool view decks, you'll pass into the open concept interior family room. Dine at a beautiful table for eight, or relax in the lounge area adjacent to the luxe custom kitchen. A private office may be accessed by way of entry past the right side property gate and the yard level stairway to the upper level for meetings away from the corporate environment.
The kitchen reaches beyond the idea of the notion of “custom” and presents a deceptively functional working space masked by a sleek, contemporary design that almost begs to go untouched. A casual, social central gathering space centers around the massive island featuring honed Crema Vosscione granite counters with waterfall edges. A premium appliance package includes a cabinet-faced SubZero refrigerator and Bosch dishwasher that blend in as design elements of the walnut cabinetry. A six burner range, double oven, and warming drawer by Wolf are topped off by a built-in espresso station.
The lower level provides all the square footage and room to stretch out one seeks in a basement level, without the feeling of being underground. Natural light is welcome by way of street level windows that illuminate the billiards room and wet bar area. The wet bar functions more as a kitchenette in that it features a microwave, ice maker, dishwasher and fridge and is just a step away from what can be a future wine cellar. Retreat to a casual lounge area or step in to enjoy a feature film in the media room.
The grass surround pool deck is perfect for spending long afternoons lounging in the Southern California sun. Finish a morning workout by diving right in for a few refreshing laps to clear the mind before heading out for the day. Gather around a casual poolside firepit or step right up from the pool deck to a deluxe outdoor lounge off of the kitchen and enjoy cocktails while relaxing in front of a cozy fire. When sipping and splashing settles for the day, the pool transforms into a focal water feature that enhances the backyard setting. The property is nestled in a lush garden setting that is beautifully illuminated at night.