1412 Laurel Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA, USA 🇺🇸 – Robb Stroyke
5700 sqft sqm
0.12 acres hectares
When the owners embarked on building their custom dream home, an authentic East Coast Cape Cod w/ a touch of Southern influences, the first thing to do was find a premier location & lot. Fortunately, they found a large, uphill lot located just 3.5 blocks to downtown, 5 blocks to the beach & steps to American Martyrs & Pacific Schools. To incorporate the style, design & warmth of the South, reclaimed bricks were imported from Charleston, South Carolina. A lighthouse tower was added on top of the 2nd floor, majestically standing guard over the home & neighborhood. The owners completed the home in 2015 w/ the steady hand of Gary Lane Design+Build. Entering the home, past a cheery brick patio thru an impressive 9’ tall Dutch door, one steps into the vaulted foyer & sees inside of the dramatic light house tower above. The 8” wide grey hued plank wood floor is perfectly juxtaposed against the white wainscoting, T&G, detailed crown moldings, coffered ceilings & paneling. On the right is a picture-perfect formal dining room w/ a faux fireplace. To the left one finds a bright study room, powder room & an oversized mudroom w/ an extra set of washer/dryer. Moving east, an expansive family/great room w/ 10’ coffered ceilings & a wall of La Cantina bi-folding doors allow for the ultimate indoor/outdoor experience. The patio features a fireplace, surround sound, all-weather flat screen TV, new Saber BBQ w/4 burners & UV heat & an outdoor covered dining area for year-round enjoyment. The home boasts an impressive gourmet kitchen w/ an oversized stone island, world class dining nook, expansive pantry & a bevy of top-of-the-line appliances: stand-alone SubZero fridge/freezer, Wolf countertop stove & microwave, 2 Bosch ultrasonic dishwashers, double ovens & GE Monogram wine fridge. The flat backyard has turf/concrete dueling sport courts w/room for a 20’x15’ pool & spa. The lower level, one finds a large basement w/ a professional bar w/ 2 GE Monogram fridge drawers, plus one w/ice maker, a family room & movie viewing area w/surround sound, a guest bedroom/bath, playroom & 2 offices. On the 3rd floor, 2 sizable, separate Jack&Jill bathrooms connect 4 beds, along w/ the laundry room & master suite w/ an oversized jetted/soaking tub, steam shower, his/hers closets & surround sound. Sparing no expense, imported French Limestone, luxury wallpaper, 2 AC units in 2020, 2 tankless water heaters & new HD security cameras w/hard drive, are a few of the premium selections & upgrades.