628 Marine Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA
If only wine country had a beach like Manhattan Beach. This Napa Valley style residence is an icon, because it's one of the best and most memorable homes in our rich history. Like fine wine whose grapes are most optimally grown in the best sunlight, this home sits on the high side of the hill where the 1st level is about as high as the 2nd level of houses across the street. The elevation also offers excellent privacy and allows natural light through the many picture windows without restraint. Beveled glass front door opens to a sweeping staircase and a most inviting great room. Rich, natural wide plank hardwood floors, chiseled travertine stone and well chosen high-end sconces as well as chandeliers nonchalantly grace it throughout. Entertainer's kitchen is stunning with a large center island, Sub Zero refrigerator, pantry and 6 burner and griddle dual oven range. The master suite is lovely, large walk-in closet, picture perfect bath and French door rear balcony. Love the privacy provided by the gated front patio. Love the driveway where kids can ride and skate. Love the spacious backyard with spa and shower. Love it all. Only 6 blocks to the beach.