PROPERTY SPOTLIGHT - 856 5TH STREET, MANHATTAN BEACH
Lewis’ firm has been honored with many awards for design excellence and published in numerous magazine publications. The Lewis office produces work that is quality-oriented while creating relationships with clients on a one-to-one basis throughout the project. Lewis desires that his buildings strengthen the individual and enhance the community in which they are built. Energy conservation and sustainability are integral to his design sensibilities, and the use of materials should be true to the natural environment.
856 5th Street is a three-bedroom, four-bathroom, 4400-square-foot Marshall Lewis AIA designed home. It boasts a perfect blend of Mid-century modern and contemporary architectural features, providing unparalleled character and unique design touches throughout. This unique property is an ultramodern oasis with a Big Sur feel. The home's architecture reflects the landscape around it and offers a unique experience for those who appreciate the connection between the indoors and the outdoors.
Throughout the home, visitors are greeted with tall, vaulted ceilings lined with rich redwood paneling that gives off an iconic beachy vibe. The bright white walls, gray marble, and unique architectural features make the space feel clean and cool. There’s not a square inch of cookie-cutter, from the ultra-private front facade to the visually interesting, layered backyard.
One of the most exceptional features of this home is its expansive outdoor spaces that offer ocean views from large outdoor terraces and the picture windows throughout the home's multiple levels. The entryway leads to a formal dining room and the heart of the home - the kitchen. Beyond, a small sitting room and banquette-style breakfast nook add charm and extra living space. Down a half-set of stairs, a massive family room awaits, featuring a sunken couch, fireplace, outdoor access, mini wet bar, and two-story-high vaulted ceilings filled with natural light.
The backyard is ready to entertain, with a small pool, ample patio space, a 1400-bottle wine cellar, and an outdoor bathroom for convenience. The wine cellar is perfect for wine enthusiasts who want to store their collection in a temperature-controlled environment. The outdoor bathroom is convenient for guests who are enjoying the pool, patio, or backyard.
Up the main stairway, a loft on the landing offers private space perfect for working from home or grabbing a quiet moment. Upstairs, the Primary Bedroom’s cathedral-like ceilings and clerestory windows bring a sense of grandeur and endless space. The additional sitting area with a marble fireplace and a large terrace makes this Owner’s Suite a truly sweet escape. The en suite bathroom is a circular oasis with even more ocean views from the luxurious soaking tub, expansive shower, and semi-circular double vanity offering unrivaled countertop real estate.
Ascending farther, another bedroom feels like the top of a treehouse, with a terrace, big picture windows, and an en suite bathroom. This home is located in the desirable Hill Section, close to top-rated schools, the beach, and Downtown Manhattan Beach, offering a perfect blend of luxury and convenience.
The architectural designs by Marshall Lewis reflect his artistic approach to creating contemporary, unique, and sculptural buildings that are highly praised for their design excellence. Lewis's focus on energy conservation, sustainability, and the use of natural materials is prominent at 856 5th Street in Manhattan Beach - blending contemporary architecture with coastal luxury. This perfectly designed Hill Section oasis demonstrates how beautiful design can nurture the soul and enrich the quality of life.
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