Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Manhattan Beach, CA: King of the Hill

In this market we are so concerned with how low will it go... that we forget that there are buyers who will pay a high price for a property they feel has value. A lot of people who live in Manhattan Beach don't realize that there are some truly spectacular homes in our town. They rarely come on the market and were generally owner built. They are not all found on The Strand or in the Sand. There are a number of them in the Hill section and in parts of East Manhattan that most residents don't realize exist.

I'm not a big fan of contemporary architecture and I never blog about another agent's listing... Bob Lane of Shorewood and Julie Lyon of RE/MAX Beach Cities... but in the case of 218 Anderson, Manhattan Beach I'm going to make an exception as most residents will never view this home or even realize just how lovely it is.

This is what a home in this price range should be. The views and the grounds are splendid. It really does remind you of a fabulous vacation spot.... but you know this a place where a family can live. It is adult and kid friendly. There are wonderful spaces that make entertaining a snap for adults. Kids of any age would love inviting their friends over to shoot hoops, swim in the pool or watch movies in the home theater. There is a separate suite for older parents if the need arises or guests.

As you would expect the home is large... 8500 sq ft on a 13,000 sq ft lot. There are 8 bedrooms, 8.5 baths, formal living and dining areas, a gym, home theater, a couple of family rooms, a caterer's kitchen and more. The home is incredibly light with windows galore and spaces that are open to indoor/outdoor living. You have fabulous ocean and PV views while maintaining your privacy. The home generates a sense of serenity. If you haven't guessed by now I really loved this home.

The property is being offered at $9,988,000

While the price limits the number of buyers, I suspect that those in this price range will not be disappointed. As for me... if I win the lottery this would be first on my list of things to buy!


Anonymous said...

Rah, rah, shish-boom-bah, knew those pom-poms wouldn't stay down for long. How cool that the area is so amazingly resilient, someone can ask 10 million for their house...and it's a bargain, too. I'm sure it will sell any minute. And there's great, secret buys all over the place nobody but Kaye knows about. Step right up, folks.

Kaye said...

Anon 2:54,
Don't be silly.... this is not what the post is about as you well know.

This is a truly spectacular home. This home could be anywhere and it would be a classic. I have no vested interest in the home... I'm not the listing agent or the owner. I just really liked it.

There are some amazing homes in Manhattan Beach. I fail to understand why posting about one of them bothers you.

BTW... The home is listed on the MLS so it is hardly a secret.