One of my favorite homes on the Hermosa Beach Strand just came on the market. I'm talking about 718 The Strand which is a custom built (by the current owner) contemporary. The home was designed by Dean Nota and built in 1999 and features 3 bedrooms in a 3081 SqFt property with, needless to say but I'll say it anyway, amazing oceanfront views.
If you have never been to the South Bay Beach Cities and are not familiar with the "Strand" here's some info.
A paved path, called The Strand, runs along the coastline from Torrance Beach in the south approximately twenty miles north to Santa Monica and stops at about Pacific Palisades. There are beachfront ocean view homes along The Strand in Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach CA.
Northward from Manhattan Beach there are no beachfront homes in El Segundo CA but you will find beachfront housing in Playa Del Rey and other coastal communities.
In South Redondo Beach, the closest that you can own a home to the oceanfront is on "The Esplanade" which in general is set further back than The Strand. The bike and walking path continues after the Redondo Pier but not the houses.
People may confuse The Strand with a "boardwalk." The Strand is not considered a "boardwalk," because it is not made out of wood boards.
So if it is still not clear where the Strand is, just head down to the end of Pier Avenue in Hermosa Beach. You see the path with the amazing houses directly facing the ocean? Those homes are on The Strand.
Other than the absolutely un-obstructable ocean views, what makes Strand homes so unique is that they literally are "on the beach". Other beachfront property in LA County is not quite this much on the beach may be further set back - with the exception of Malibu CA where homes may actually have waves breaking beneath the houses.
In any case, this is some of the most desirable and expensive real estate in Southern CA.
Back to 718 the Strand.
This home sits south of the pier and downtown with views on all 3 levels. Concrete, steel & glass construction form this timeless testament to contemporary architecture.
Spacious open ceilings and skylights flood the home with natural light. Incredible views from the private Master Retreat on the top floor feature a fireplace, office area and a walk-in closet.
The main level offers an open and spacious gourmet kitchen with granite counters, commercial stainless steel appliances and a center island that is perfect for entertaining. The gentle sound of waves grace the dining & living rooms offering the ultimate in a relaxed beach life style.
The dramatic living room fireplace is a beautiful contrast to the sand and surf just beyond the wall of glass. The ground level has a big screen for your favorite sporting event or movie with easy beach access for a game of volleyball or a quick swim. Enjoy the large outdoor beach level patio and BBQ all year long. The downstairs guest bedroom has been converted to a home theater and expanded beach level family room.
Priced at $7,500,000. MLS SB17043498. Call me at 310 975 5139 for a private showing.
HOMES FOR SALE ON THE HERMOSA BEACH STRAND
These are the homes for sale on the Hermosa Beach Strand.