Judy Rae

Beach homes – 46th Annual Sophisticated Snoop Home Tour

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The Condren home in Hermosa Beach reflects the inspiration of its artist and restaurateur owners.
Photos by Robert Visty


591 29th Street

Manhattan Beach

As you walk up to this beautifully built Colonial home, you will notice the oversized 9-foot Dutch door and immediately feel welcome. The home showcases a stunning combination of traditional design with a modern flare featuring 12-foot high, coffered ceilings and detailed moldings throughout. Custom built in 2018, this home includes a cozy living room with textured wallpaper and a must-see kitchen complete with bucket list appliances. Not to be overlooked are the floor to ceiling pocket doors that exemplify California indoor/outdoor living. Outside you will be amazed by a perfectly designed swim jet pool, jacuzzi, drizzle wall and fire features. A surprise feature in the home is a two-story, custom-built indoor basketball court in the basement along with an entertainment area, music room and guest quarters. The vintage, hand-painted laundry room and the two children’s bedrooms showcase this family’s unique personality and style. This meticulously designed home will amaze you and leave you inspired.

beach retreat.


2600 Grandview Avenue

Manhattan Beach

This contemporary and curated coastal showpiece situated at the top of Sand Dune Park has sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean, the San Bernardino Mountains, and all the Tree Section neighborhood houses below. Making a move to Manhattan Beach allowed these homeowners to start fresh and completely embrace the bohemian beach way-of-life. Each room of this six-bedroom home is meticulously designed to evoke a hip and current lifestyle, from the custom lighting, handmade in the USA, to the carefully chosen artwork. The homeowners stopped at nothing to make every space their own, including converting an extra bathroom upstairs into a must-see wine room. Tastefully furnished this airy home displays custom sofas and vintage rugs making it “magazine worthy.” The master bedroom with its woven wallpaper on the ceiling, pairs well with the boho beach lounge filled with designer collectibles. This ultimate beach retreat gives the home that “wow” factor everyone will want to see!


500 4th Street

Manhattan Beach

Located in the heart of Manhattan Beach, this classic coastal home is a nucleus for family and friends. The peaceful retreat unfolds to reveal a thoughtful balance between indoor and outdoor living with many unexpected features, including coffered ceilings, beautiful built-ins, and wainscoting and custom molding throughout. The spacious decks are a perfect place to gather for a cocktail while the kids can safely play within eyes view on the coveted flat walk street. Another entertaining area is the bottom floor playroom complete with foosball, other games and fine art photography from local artist Bo Bridges. In between ocean-gazing and playing, there is a gorgeous eat-in kitchen, which flows into the beautifully decorated living room that embraces the active beach life. The palette and décor are neutral and serene which complements the heavenly spa-like master suite, designed primarily in whites. This newly constructed beach treasure will make you wonder why anyone would ever want to leave.

Classic coastal.


401 2nd Street

Manhattan Beach

The façade of this distinguished home is indicative of what’s behind its walls – a totally renovated East meets West Coast home where it combines family heirlooms with contemporary design and traditional sophistication. This polished home is enhanced by a bevy of architectural detail and thoughtful decor throughout by the designer/homeowner and it shows in every finished detail. Curated fabrics, antiques and special touches like chicken wire glass in antique Turkish doors brings a sense of soul to beach living. Upstairs the dramatic living room and entertaining space complete with a custom bar combined with the kitchen and a more relaxed “kids” living room portrays the formality that the couple brings from their time living on the East Coast. This home is truly an example of making a house your own. When you love the bones of a house and put a personal touch on everything in it, you are left with a uniquely beautiful must-see home!


2127 Power Street

Hermosa Beach

What do you get when you combine a half an acre in Hermosa Beach, an artist, and a restauranteur, who kept  asking themselves, “What if?” You get a contemporary, eclectic, California blow-your-mind kind of house, that’s what. Hermosa Valley has a true masterpiece in its midst. When you approach this home, you will be greeted with the energy this fun family has to offer. Built for family and neighborhood entertaining, this home is complete with multiple indoor-outdoor bars, fire pits, pool/jacuzzi, and several lounge areas, such as the “sunken sofa pit,” providing their four teenagers a perfect place to “chill” in style. If the hip and cool design of this house doesn’t wow you, then how about the restaurant grade kitchen, or the backyard bocce ball court, the farm-to-table garden and fruit trees, along with beautiful views of Hermosa. Run, don’t walk!


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