Authentic East Coast Cape Cod Style – 1412 Laurel Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA, USA

Authentic East Coast Cape Cod Style - 1412 Laurel Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA, USA

1412 Laurel Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA, USA

6 Bed | 5 Bath | 5,700 sq. ft. | 0.12 acres

AgentRobb Stroyke

An authentic East Coast Cape Cod style home with a splash of Southern comfort!

Located in a premier location on a prime lot, this 6 bed, 4.5 bath, custom luxury residence is nestled in the heart of the highly sought after Tree Section. No expense was spared in the design and construction of this ultimate at-home retreat! Influenced by traditional, noble Southern architecture, intricate details and finishes are found delightfully throughout. A wall of La Cantina bi-folding doors open to the large, flat backyard with covered outdoor living area and a private sport court. Ideally located just 3.5 blocks to downtown, 5 blocks to the beach, and just steps to American Martyrs and Pacific schools!

When the owners embarked on building their custom dream home the first thing, they had to do was find a premier location and lot. They were fortunate to find a large, uphill lot ideally located just 3.5 blocks to downtown, 5 blocks to the beach, and just steps to American Martyrs and Pacific schools. They also wanted to incorporate the style, design and warmth of the American South, which included incorporating reclaimed bricks from Charleston, South Carolina. Being coastal dwellers by birth, they decided to add a light house tower on top of the second floor, majestically standing guard over the home and neighborhood beyond. Other exterior details include copper edging, rain gutters, cupolas and eaves. The owners completed the home in 2015 by employing the steady hand of Lane Design+Build.

A cheery brick patio welcomes one through an impressive 9’ tall Dutch door, where one steps into the vaulted foyer to experience the inside of the dramatic light house tower above. The 8” wide plank grey hued wood flooring is perfectly juxtaposed against the white wainscoting, T&G, detailed crown moldings and coffered ceilings that abound. As you proceed through the front door, on the right is a picture-perfect formal dining room with a faux fireplace. The space ideally fits a large round dining room table, perfect for discussing the day’s events over a meal. To the left, one finds the powder room, an over-sized and custom built-out mud room, and the kids’ study room — an absolute lifesaver during this past year! 

Moving east, one is greeted by an expansive great room with 10’ coffered ceilings and a wall of La Cantina bi-folding doors which allow the ultimate indoor/outdoor covered patio living experience. The patio features a fireplace, a surround sound system, an all-weather flat screen TV, a new Saber BBQ with four burners and UV heat, and an outdoor covered dining table for year-round enjoyment. The large private back yard is flat and features turf and concrete dueling sport courts. There is room for a future 20’ x 15’ pool and spa (BTV).

The home boasts an impressive gourmet kitchen with an oversized stone island, a world class in-kitchen dining nook, an expansive pantry, and a bevy of top-of-the-line appliances, including a Sub Zero refrigerator and freezer, Wolf countertop range and microwave, two Bosch ultrasonic dishwashers, double ovens in butler’s pantry, and a GE Monogram wine fridge. 

Going down to the lower living area, one finds a large basement with custom-stained wall planking, a professional bar topped with leather finished stone counters. The bar is completed by dual GE Monogram refrigerator drawers and another refrigerator with an ice maker. Also found on the basement level are a second family room and movie viewing area with its own surround sound system, a guest bedroom with a bathroom, a playroom, two offices and direct access to the

As you reach the third floor, you will discover two, sizable, separate bookended Jack-and-Jill bathrooms that connect four bedrooms along with a laundry room. The master retreat offers a resort style bathroom with an oversized jetted/soaking tub, a steam shower, his and hers closets and its own surround sound system. Walker Zanger custom tiles and floors are featured in the master bath and other bathrooms. The owner-builders spared no expense by incorporating imported French Limestone, luxury wall coverings, dual A/C units upgraded in 2020, two tankless water heaters, and new HD security cameras with hard drive, to name only a few of the premium selections and upgrades of this magnificent custom home.


  • 5,700 square feet of living space
  • Custom built by built by Lane Design+Build in 2015
  • Exterior copper edging, rain gutters, cupolas and eaves
  • Dual zoned air conditioning (upgraded in 2020)
  • La Cantina bi-folding door creates indoor/outdoor living space
  • Exterior reclaimed brick custom made in South Carolina
  • Other rooms/areas include: 
    • Butler’s pantry
    • Over-sized walk-in pantry
    • 2 dedicated basement offices
    • Spacious 3-bay study
    • Mudroom (with an extra washer/dryer) 
    • Second family room 
    • Full bar in basement
  • HD Security Cameras with hard drive (newly replaced in 2020)
  • WiFi repeaters (newly replaced in 2020)
  • Fully custom chef’s kitchen
    • Extra wide and deep farmhouse sink
    • Dual Bosch ultra sonic dishwashers
    • Built-in SubZero refrigerator and freezer
    • Wolf countertop range
    • Wolf microwave
    • Dual full-sized Wolf ovens in the butler’s pantry
    • GE Monogram wine fridge
    • Custom cabinet facing detail 
    • Dual trash pull outs built into kitchen island
  • New Saber BBQ with 4 burners and UV heat (2020)
  • Subwoofer & 8 ceiling speakers in living room
  • Detailed wood paneling and molding throughout
  • Extensive use of crown molding, wainscoting & T&G 
    • Kitchen
    • Family room 
    • Outdoor patio 
  • Premium/luxury light fixtures
  • Newport brass plumbing fixtures
  • Main laundry room located on upper level
  • Secondary laundry area in mudroom
  • Coffered ceilings throughout
  • Appliances in the basement include: 
    • Dual GE Monogram refrigerator drawers 
    • GE monogram refrigerator with ice maker
  • Surround sound installed in: 
    • Master bedroom/ensuite
    • Family room
    • Outdoor patio
    • Dining room 
    • Basement family room
  • Central vacuum (newly replaced in 2019)
  • 2 decks (master bedroom and SW bedroom)
  • Walker Zanger tile and countertops
  • Walker Zanger bathroom flooring 
  • Custom made 8-inch wide wood floors with grey hue
  • Imported French limestone flooring 
    • Mudroom
    • Powder room 
    • Backyard covered patio
  • Ceiling fans 
    • Basement playroom 
    • Upstairs NE and SE bedrooms
  • Ultra-private, large backyard 
  • Two tankless water heaters
  • Resort style master bathroom
    • Steam shower 
    • Oversized, soaking/jetted tub 
  • Luxury wall coverings
    • Family room bookshelves
    • Dining room
    • Study
    • Powder room 
    • Downstairs bathroom
  • Custom-stained planking on walls 
    • Basement family room
    • NE basement bedroom
    • Basement playroom 
    • Upstairs NE and SE bedrooms
  • Custom built-ins 
    • Family room
    • Basement family room
    • Study, basement office
    • Mudroom
    • Upstairs laundry room 
    • Master closet
  • Included in the sale: 
    • Sony and Samsung HD TVs:
      • Family room
      • Outdoor patio (all weather)
      • Basement family room
      • Basement playroom
      • Master bedroom)
    • A/V equipment (family room, basement family room and master bedroom)