Life on the Strand in Manhattan Beach offers an idyllic Southern California beach scene. Gray whales plow through the water on their twice-yearly migrations, bottlenose dolphins play in the waves, and passers-by flock to watch the orange sun dip over the horizon.
Only pedestrian and bike paths and a strip of sand separate the neighborhood’s popular beachfront homes from the water. Providing front row seats 3 levels contemporary It currently sells for $18.25 million.
A 3-block walk from Beach City’s vibrant downtown shops, restaurants, and nightlife, this 4,517-square-foot home sits over 20 feet above the beach and bike path, offering privacy and rapids from every floor. You can have a view.
The sea-facing façade combines stone columns, Honduran mahogany doors, glass windows and walls.
Teak hardwood floors connect the main living spaces on the middle or garage level of the home. Great room with 11 foot ceilings, dining area and kitchen occupying the floor and opening onto a full width covered deck.
Center island kitchen features limestone countertops, tile backsplash, Subzero, Viking, and Bosch appliances.
The second-floor primary suite overlooks the Manhattan Beach pier. Indoor and outdoor showers, steam baths, dual walk-in closets, built-in cabinets, fireplaces, and seating areas complete the suites. On the upper floor are another his three bedrooms and a laundry room.
The lower level is dedicated to entertainment and recreation. The home theater is equipped with a 100 inch projection screen. The exercise room opens onto a courtyard with an underground six-person spa. A second laundry area is handy for dropping towels off in the middle of the surf. Covered patio offices and beach rooms face the sand.
There are 5 fireplaces, 3 elevators and a total of 4 bathrooms. There is a storage room above the 3 car garage.
Dennis Moloney of Strand Hill Property is the listing agent for 1408 The Strand in Manhattan Beach.
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