2806 The Strand, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
- 6 Beds
- 5 Baths
- 4 Half Ba
- 6,857.00 Sq. Ft.
- 5,324 Sq. Ft.
- Prime Location
- On The Sand
- Beach Access
2806 The Strand is an impressive oceanfront villa that delivers a premium property experience crafted on a scale and magnitude that will leave you speechless with its stunning design elements. Every detail and amenity was painstakingly planned by the original owners; every aspect beautifully considered throughout this extraordinary home.
For those seeking beachfront living but requiring absolute privacy, this is your Strand home. This particular location along Hermosa’s north end Strand is notably more quiet and private, as the traffic from Hermosa Avenue is diverted up to Manhattan Avenue at 27th Street, leaving this stretch typically travelled by homeowners and foot/bike traffic. Ideally positioned practically equidistant to the Downtown areas of both Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach, this is a prime Strand location to serve as home base within a vibrant local culture.
This is one of the deepest lots on the Strand, affording an exceptionally large footprint, which in turns allows for a rare, oversized rooftop deck - one of the largest found in the South Bay! The width of the lot offers a generously sized beachfront patio that is more privately tucked away than most neighboring lots.
There is a selection of generous formal and informal living and entertaining spaces, which include a beach level Great Room, media/screening room and a flexible bonus room that could be used as a home gym, sound studio, art studio, yoga room, or to showcase the finest private collections. “Wherever you are the space is as big as it is comfortable, but not too large. That was important to us.”, says the homeowner.
With nobody to please but themselves, the original owners worked closely with local architect Edward C. Beall, to bring to life a singular vision born free from creative constraints or conflicts of personality. Building one’s forever home is not a labor of love that just anyone gets to explore. “It was quite the experience getting to build with a limitless budget.”, the homeowner reminisced, “We were able to dream it into existence. We built it for us and the enjoyment of those closest to us.”
The details are densely layered, internally and even externally, with elements and aspects that do not reveal themselves immediately - they are discovered and experienced casually, exposing surprises at every turn. Effortless notions such as the rooftop laundry chute access, which makes cleaning up after lavish entertaining events a breeze, are signatures of the thorough planning that went into creating this irreplaceable trophy home.
On the uppermost level, an antechamber, with its own marble inlay floor medallion, clearly defines the Master “apartment” of this grand home. Flooded with soft natural light from a skylight overhead, the rotunda opens to the master bathroom opposite a world-class dressing closet. “I wanted the biggest closet you’ve could imagine, and then I decided to double it.”, says the homeowner when discussing intentional design elements of the home.
A full wet bar is another purposeful forethought “We wanted to enjoy our morning coffee without having to disrupt our enjoyment of our morning ocean views.” The bedroom retreat extends to an attached home office (or nursery) that opens to a private viewing deck. Few Strand homes accomplish such a sense of privacy while also showcasing that edge-of-the-world living experience that only a handful of individuals can obtain.
Room to entertain was vital to the vision of the home. Appliances and kitchen tools are artfully concealed behind custom cabinetry. “We didn’t want it to look too ’kitcheny’ let alone industrial,” the architect explains. “Instead we have created another living space.” The kitchen is finished with copper sinks, a gorgeous 5 ft La Cornue range, pull-out pantry cabinets, and a full suite of Miele appliances that include a steam oven and built-in espresso maker. Pocket doors on either end allow you to close off the kitchen when entertaining on a large scale - concealing the active working space while maintaining your dining and living areas as elegant focal points.