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Visitors to the Lopez home encounter a three-story glass stairway in the entryway.

Visitors to the Lopez home encounter a three-story glass stairway in the entryway.

Story by Rebecca Foster. Photos by Liz Chalmers (LizChalmers.com)

The 42nd Annual Sophisticated Snoop home tour, benefiting American Martyrs School, opens the doors to six beach homes with distinct, but equally creative architecture, including a futuristic Hermosa Strand home with a three-story glass atrium and glass bridge and a Coastal Cape Cod-inspired home with a Swedish flair.

The tour benefits the 650 children in grades pre-k through eighth grade who attend American Martyrs School. The Catholic parochial school’s deep roots in the Manhattan Beach community include sharing its basketball gymnasium and baseball diamond with local youth programs.

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The 42nd Annual Sophisticated Snoop home tour, benefiting American Martyrs School, opens the doors to six beach homes with distinct, but equally creative architecture, including a futuristic Hermosa Strand home with a three-story glass atrium and glass bridge and a Coastal Cape Cod-inspired home with a Swedish flair.

The tour benefits the 650 children in grades pre-k through eighth grade who attend American Martyrs School. The Catholic parochial school’s deep roots in the Manhattan Beach community include sharing its basketball gymnasium and baseball diamond with local youth programs.

 

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The Lopez’s wide Strand lot allows for an expressive design.

The Lopez home: Floating on water

2666 The Strand, Hermosa Beach

This Classic Contemporary style home on a rare 4,327 square-foot beachfront lot with a 70-foot frontage is a worthy match for its stunning setting. The tranquil reflecting pool and 60-foot-wide infinity edge make the structure appear to float above the pool. At the main entrance is a three-story glass atrium segmented by a glass staircase, glass bridges and water wall. The atrium has ample natural light from the 22-foot glass curtain walls and roof glass structure.

The first floor is comprised of a great room with a quiet reading nook, as well as a wonderful music corner with a grand piano and bongo drums. The large and open kitchen with beach views makes cooking a dream. The basement is set up for entertaining with a pool table, comfortable family room, and a to-die-for wine cellar and bar. A theater and teenage daughter’s suite complete this level.

The main living space and master suite open almost completely on the west-facing facades. The 10-foot sliding doors disappear behind stone walls, lending itself to California’s finest lifestyle.

Coordinators: Noelle Stroyke, Anne Gumm, Cindy Stinson

The Chambers traditional Tree Section home received a contemporary update.

The Chambers traditional Tree Section home received a contemporary update.

 

The Chambers home: collectors’ showcase

609 31st Street Manhattan Beach

This Tree Section beauty is a traditional home updated from 1980’s “blah” to beach chic “wow.” The bright foyer with a modern, capiz shell chandelier welcomes visitors to this family home that exudes comfort and warmth while showcasing one-of-a-kind gems from the family’s worldwide travels. The kitchen features a wonderful blend of marble and concrete counters, as well as a stunning wall of floor to ceiling tile.

The Chamber kitchen blends marble and concrete counters.

The Chamber kitchen blends marble and concrete counters.

The large and inviting family room opens to a patio featuring extensive seating, an outdoor kitchen, inviting fireplace and separate spa area. The master bedroom is a tranquil retreat that invites relaxation with its subdued color palette. The guest room is cheery and bright with its colors inspired from the family’s travels in Thailand.

The Bohemian chic bedroom and en-suite bath at the end of the hall are all a teenage girl could want, while the hot pink, Bollywood style bedroom is a tween girl’s paradise. This unique home on a coveted tree section street is a home run inside and out.

Coordinators: Leslie Belardi, Tamara Garrett Wyatt, Jackie Maloney

The newly built Evans-Fein corner home has a contemporary look with a traditional feel.

The newly built Evans-Fein corner home has a contemporary look with a traditional feel.

The Evans-Fein home: Coastal plantation

668 31st Street, Manhattan Beach

This newly constructed, coastal plantation home was a labor of love for this family of three and

their gaggle of pets. With many family heirlooms making their way from the East Coast to the West Coast, this family required a home that embraces the traditional, yet offers a fresh sensibility. The corner lot home, complete with white clapboard siding, a standing seam metal roof, and coastal shutters exudes calm from the moment you step up to the entry and open the door to one of the many inviting surroundings.

The Evans-Fein kitchen opens to the patio.

The Evans-Fein kitchen opens to the patio.

The kitchen and family quarters draw you in, and the adjoining patio becomes an extension of this area. A beautiful winding staircase leads down to a full basement with a tranquil guest suite and welcoming media room. On the second level, the master bedroom and bath are a true oasis. The daughter’s wing is a cheerful mix of fabrics and furnishings that will endure from preschool through high school. This beautiful home is a true showstopper.

Coordinators: Megan Acuna, Jen Atler-Ammazzalorso, Patricia Jones

The Olsen's Cape Cod style  home shows a Swedish influence.

The Olsen’s Cape Cod style home shows a Swedish influence.

The Olsen home: Cape Cod update

525 2nd Street, Manhattan Beach

This 2,700 square foot, shingle-style home is an updated take on a Coastal Cape Cod with a Swedish flair. It was remodeled top to bottom without changing any structural walls. Once inside the bright blue door, visitors can’t help but smile at the color palette of blues, yellows, pinks, and greens that beautifully blend together. The paint and fabrics create an atmosphere of sophistication combined with comfort, all while maintaining a relaxed environment.

The Olsen’s living room and kitchen meet to form a large warm gathering place.

The Olsen’s living room and kitchen meet to form a large warm gathering place.

The newly remodeled kitchen, dining room, and living room come together to create the ultimate “great room” on the first floor, anchored by a stunning work by Dutch expressionist Luc Leestemaker. Up the tongue-and-groove staircase, complete with anchor rope railing, a second family room awaits where a breezeway has been converted into a timeless entertainment room with a custom barn door and hand-wrought ironworks.

The master suite with its gray fireplace, expansive closet and sunny patio is a true haven of relaxation. This personally designed home exemplifies beach living at its best.

Coordinators: Becca Dalton, Katy Metoyer, Kate Arrigoni

 

 

The Wehrly’s view of the Strand comes with the comforts of a Paris cafe.

The Wehrly’s view of the Strand comes with the comforts of a Paris cafe.

The Wehrly home: Paris with a view

112 The Strand, Manhattan Beach

This two year old home is a stunning feat of architecture and impeccable design. The homeowners envisioned an updated Paris apartment with a glass box for viewing the ocean. The home is filled with French antiques, and the floors and tile work throughout are a nod to the Paris of yesteryear. While there are plenty of details that make the home feel as if it has been here forever, it is the impressive glass front and its views of the ocean and beyond that remind visitors that they aren’t actually in Paris, but on a California beach.

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Each of the five bedrooms utilize every square inch for maximum storage and organization. The lower level “beach room” with its limestone floors is beautiful, yet allows for sand and sea to come in without damaging any surfaces.

After a day at the beach, the acoustically perfect family theater room, built for relaxing, beckons guests to stay long past the beautiful sunset this home affords every evening.

Coordinators: Erica Stetson, Nancy Humbarger, Sophie Fix

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The Stouder’s large lot allows for a eastern-influenced main house and a comfortable guest house.

The Stouder home: Golf, swim, ping-pong

526 25th Street, Hermosa Beach

This one-of-a-kind compound, built in 2013, includes a main house and a guest house. It draws on the weathered, shingled vernacular of the eastern seaboard for its inspiration. The unusually large, 7,500 square foot lot easily accommodates the 3,750 square foot main house and the 1,000 square foot, one-bedroom guest house.

Bold abstracts contrast with the otherwise clean, simple living room.

Bold abstracts contrast with the otherwise clean, simple living room.

Golf, swim, ping pong: The Stouder Home

526 25th Street, Hermosa Beach

This one-of-a-kind compound, built in 2013, includes a main house and a guest house. It draws on the weathered, shingled vernacular of the eastern seaboard for its inspiration. The unusually large, 7,500 square foot lot easily accommodates the 3,750 square foot main house and the 1,000 square foot, one-bedroom guest house.

The 3 bedroom, 4.5 bath main house is a stunning example of how less is more. A neighborhood friendly front porch with a Dutch door at the entryway, sets the vibe for these two homes situated around a spacious, sunny deck, which is served by an equally spacious, sunny outdoor kitchen. The deck, outdoor kitchen and barbeque overlook a mosaic tiled pool with a killer hot tub. Below the deck in the “man cave,” a full bar with a kegerator and a home theater that opens to a four-hole putting green and covered ping-pong-patio. Golf, swimming, ping-pong and lounge surfing are all options in this Hermosa Beach back yard with “fun” as the operative word.

Coordinators: Amy Yuhl, Sharon Escalona-Olsen, Janelle M

Sophisticated Snoop 2015 Home Tour

From East Coast traditional

to West Coast modern

Friday, Saturday, Sunday   May 15, 16 & 17, 10 am to 4 pm

Hermosa Beach Homes

2666 The Strand: West Coast indoor-outdoor modern

526 25th Street: weathered shingle Eastern Seaboard

Manhattan Beach Homes

112 The Strand: 19th Century design with Old World influences.

525 2nd Street: Traditional beach home with contemporary renovations.

609 31st Street: Traditional tree section home transformed into beautiful Beach Chic

668 31st Street: Plantation design with exceptional details.

Donation: $35 Presale:  $30. Proceeds benefit American Martyrs School

For tickets:

Manhattan Beach:  American Martyrs School, Grow The Produce Store, Patterson Cleaners, Pages Books, Tabula Rasa, Bristol Farms, Look! Optometry

Hermosa Beach: Fran’s Hallmark

Redondo Beach: Card de A

El Segundo: Banner Stationers

Rolling Hills: Bristol Farms

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