2909 Laurel Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA
West of Pacific, A best of the best plantation design which exemplifies a style seen in continents around the world. The upgrades like the custom built-ins, honed Walker Zanger stone, high-end lighting, 5.1 surround sound and spa master suite bath are spectacularly contemporary, yet it is the enhancements at this residence which create its sensational atmosphere. It has a 4- car garage and flat driveway to park 2 more cars. The veranda porch is undeniably the largest porch seen in the tree section. And, the home itself is situated on the high side of the Laurel featuring lots of light captured through the tall windows, the many French doors as well as the towering ceiling in the front living room just past the Dutch door entry. Notably, this estate is highlighted with 10' more width than most homes with 50' of frontage-allowing for optimal curb appeal and ease of entertaining. And, in a neighborhood where it's quite common to see people sauntering about, sharing stories with each other and just living the life, it means even more. One more thing, when you realize how the space was achieved here, it may create an inspiring shift in your mindset.
The first downtown building was built by Merrill around 1901.