629 Marine Avenue, Private Home, Manhattan Beach, California
A mediterranean style home in Manhattan Beach, California with a courtyard centric design that takes full advantage of the temperate southern California climate.
The owners, long time residents of Manhattan Beach, wanted a home that celebrated their Mediterranean heritage and California lifestyle. We designed this single family residence to be a modern and simplified interpretation of a classic Spanish style, featuring interior spaces that open onto the central courtyard, a spacious outdoor living room.
Sophisticated Snoop Home Tour, Manhattan Beach
"This wonderful home welcomes you with its grass-lined driveway and stone arched door into an open courtyard complete with a peaceful fountain and wonderful seating area. The beautiful loft above the two-car garage is just the beginning of what wonderful details abound in every nook of this modern interpretation of a Spanish style home. It was completed in 2010, with the entire home heated with radiant floor heat. This modern amenity is not only cost efficient, but it allows higher ceilings and open walls since no ducts need to be hidden. The concrete floors make living at the beach a breeze, and the skimcoat of plaster on all the walls add to the charm of this new home that was built to feel old. All three bedrooms are upstairs along with two full baths and an amazing laundry room. The subdued color palette and cozy furniture further add to the beach feel of the downstairs Great Room that opens to a beautiful BBQ area and outdoor fireplace. This creatively designed home truly maximizes its proximity to the beach with its modern twist on beach chic living."