800 North Poinsettia Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Architect Lisa Little of Vertebrae Architecture + Design created a modern sanctuary inside and out on an oversized Hill Section corner lot. Completely remodeled in 2010, the exterior is sleek, understated and sophisticated with custom black encased windows and beautiful mature landscaping. A pebbled zen walkway surrounds the house taking you from one outdoor living space to the next seamlessly exposing places to relax, entertain and enjoy—with ample room for a pool, sport court, vegetable garden or all three. There is a large deck above the yard and off of the kitchen great room with views over the Hill Section and of downtown and the mountains beyond. Inside is captivating with concrete, walnut and cork floors, and wood beamed ceilings. You almost feel like you are in a gallery with plenty of large walls to display art. There are four bedrooms, two offices, and two living areas (one on each level). Each room was thoughtfully designed in terms of utility and size and the access to the outdoor space along with ample east side windows provide for streaming sunlight throughout. The European style kitchen with Ceasarstone counters and Ann Sacks designer tile backsplash and enveloped dining area is open to the upper living room with access to that large deck perfect for entertaining dinner guests. A wide staircase leads to the north side yard below with seating area including a fire pit for gathering daytime or after dinner. Off the downstairs living area is a generous, completely private ground level deck (large enough to add a pool) currently used for lounging and ping pong. The south end of the property is a great place for a vegetable garden or another sitting area surrounded by high hedges and beautiful trees. Scattered throughout the yard are a fig tree, lemon tree and 3 jacaranda trees. Also included is an oversized 4 car garage perfect for a gym, workshop, etc in addition to your cars, bikes and boards!
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