Manhattan Beach Mid-Century Modern Courtyard House designed by Architects Pollock & Palmer. This South Sand Section home is a short walk to local Parks, Schools, the Ocean and Downtown Manhattan Beach. Nestled amidst the famous Walk Streets of Manhattan Beach and directly adjacent to the Greenbelt, this home offers an Unparalleled Location while maintaining a Serene Sense of Privacy. The home is entered through a large private gate with plantings along one side. As you walk beyond the gate you are greeted with floor to ceiling operable windows and a large front entry. Upon entering the home you are welcomed by an expansive open-plan kitchen, living area with fireplace, dining area, courtyard and wet bar with a custom built-in ice cream parlor. Daylight pours in through large floor to ceiling openings that face west to capture the Ocean Breeze. As the courtyard doors open, the home transforms into a perfect indoor/outdoor living area. Placed at the rear of the house and adjacent to the two car garage, is a multi-purpose room and bath that would work well as a Theater, Game Room, Play Room, Guest Suite or whatever your needs may be. The floating staircase that greeted you upon arrival moves you vertically through the space to the sleeping and office areas of the home. With 4 bedrooms, 1 office with a closet and 3 bathrooms, this 2,861 square foot home provides adequate space to adapt to your changing lifestyle. The Master Suite comes fully equipped with a large closet area, a private bath, a large sitting area with fireplace and a private useable deck that overlooks the courtyard. This one of a kind home offers an exceptional location that is in close proximity to everything Manhattan Beach has to offer, all while maintaining a sense of intimacy that only a Mid-Century Modern Courtyard House can provide. While this home maintains much of its original charm and character, a personal touch would make the home a truly remarkable showcase home whether it be your first, next or an addition to your collection of fine Architectural Homes.
Built in 1962, This home was conceived at the height of the Mid-Century Modern movement. Designed as a private residence, this home has been under the same ownership for the last 37 years. The current owner raised his children here where they attended the local elementary schools and were an integral part of the community. A builder / developer by profession, the owner has an appreciation for good design that is not only functional and multipurpose, but also timeless. The home was upgraded from its original decor to fit the needs of the owner and his family. The long counter was a central gathering space for family and friend. The Custom Ice Cream Parlor was a favorite for the neighborhood children. The Architects Pollock & Palmer had an office on Lincoln Blvd many years ago. While no longer in practice their legacy lives on through their Architecture and the generations of families that have been fortunate enough to call Manhattan Beach and 550 4th St their home.
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Design Proposal by: Tooke Architects, Inc.
While this home maintains much of its original charm and character, a personal touch would make the home a truly remarkable showcase home whether it be your first, next or an addition to your collection of fine Architectural Homes.
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