This spacious Manhattan Beach residence combines midcentury-inspired design with state-of-the-art amenities.
Located at the gateway of Manhattan Beach, California’s exclusive Hill Section—in walking distance to downtown and the shoreline—1026 Pacific Avenue is a 7,161-square-foot home that spans over four levels of contemporary living space. HillHouse No. 6, as the property is known, takes its inspiration from the best of midcentury modern architecture while incorporating elegant, contemporary touches at every turn.
Located on a corner lot, the facade is a mix of white stucco and Ipe, with a roofline that recalls midcentury butterfly roofs and an “egg-crate overhang detail” which the builder inserted as an homage to the iconic Sunnylands Estate in Rancho Mirage.
Through an entrance featuring 10-foot double doors, an open floor plan greets you with a bright and airy vibe. The living room is anchored by an open, linear Norman brick fireplace and a custom-built sunken conversation pit, both of which give the room a midcentury feel. Built-in walnut cabinetry warms the space.
The living room and the adjacent dining area both extend out to a covered patio space via 10-foot stacking sliding glass doors for true indoor/outdoor living and easy entertaining. Outside, the patio features an outdoor cooking area surrounding by a grassy, private yard with lush landscaping.
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