Manhattan Beach Real Estate Meets Mid-Century Modern
600 Anderson is a mid-century find in the Hill Section of Manhattan Beach
This updated and re-finished home showcases a clean, minimalist aesthetic, an emphasis on bringing the outdoors in, and the presence of angular structures. These are all predominant characteristics of classic mid-century architecture. The home is located on one of the Hill Section’s quietest streets on an oversized 7,151 s.f. corner lot that overlooks downtown Los Angeles and the mountains beyond.
Mid-Century Mimics the Natural Environment
In order to not distract from the beauty of natural environment around them, mid-century modern homes were intentionally built low to the ground. A split-level floor-plan is true to authentic mid-century modern design. Unassuming facades with low-hanging eves often surprisingly give way to expansive backyards. This is where the homeowner gets to enjoy the sanctity of their own private oasis.
This home welcomes visitors to an open floor-plan with minimalistic interior features designed to keep the focus on natural light and open spaces. The formal living room, dining area and kitchen are all seamlessly connected and the openness of the space is emphasized by vaulted T&G wood ceilings paired with large picture windows. From the upper level living room, enjoy taking in views of the sparkling city lights at night illuminated by the glow of the lighted pool below.
A mid-century modern floorplan is open and minimal
A Minimalist Floor-plan
The master bedroom features mirrored closets and a remodeled, private bath with dual sinks and a walk-in shower. Two additional bedrooms and a second updated bath are also located on the upper level.
Follow the stairs to the lower level and first to be discovered is the attached garage which is currently being utilized as a bonus playroom with built-in study area. (The garage can easily convert back to its intended use.) A stacked washer/dryer and utility sink tucks neatly behind a large barn door, and there are abundant storage solutions within the garage.
Continue down a few more steps into the lower-level family room that opens direct to the sprawling backyard beyond. Cozy up to the fireplace with a glass of wine from the nearby cocktail station. Clever uses of space nod to the elements of true mid-century design – in this home, the under-stair bar area with refrigerated wine storage and built in wine rack is one of those perfectly executed ideas. Also on this level, a third bathroom is conveniently located to serve pool-goers, offering a place to shower off before heading up to the main living areas.
Embrace the Outdoors
Step out to enjoy the expansive backyard with rolling green lawn, in-ground pool & spa, and private sport court. Take laps in the pool or shoot hoops from the basketball court – either way its a great way to get in exercise right at home. A covered outdoor dining area is ideal for enjoying near-perfect year-round SoCal weather! Enjoy what is so desired about Hill Section living – an address located west of Sepulveda on an over-sized lot with a sprawling, private yard!