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Manhattan Beach’s priciest listing is a $36M modern mansion with luxury resort vibes

A contemporary four-level home with world-class interiors and a highly desirable location on The Strand is poised to set new records.

exterior view of Manhattan Beach's most expensive house at 308 The Strand
Photo credit: Paul Jonason courtesy of Stroyke Properties Group

A 6-bedroom home that faces one of the most beautiful coastal shorelines in all of California is looking to set new records for the area.

The modern four-story house designed by renowned L.A. studio KAA Design hit the market in June with an ambitious $36 million asking price — a record for Manhattan Beach.

It’s set in the most desirable area of Manhattan Beach, The Strand, an oceanfront neighborhood lined with modern-looking mansions that typically sell in the $5 million to $15 million range.

But despite the fierce competition, the contemporary mansion stands out with its ultra-luxurious design and endless list of amenities, and has even been likened to “an Aman resort on the sea”.

The ultra-luxurious four-story house at 308 The Strand in Manhattan Beach, Calif.
The ultra-luxurious four-story house at 308 The Strand in Manhattan Beach, Calif. Photo credit: Paul Jonason courtesy of Stroyke Properties Group

Contemporary beach living at its finest

“This home is sort of an Aman resort on the sea. It has a very high level of quality, finish, and detail,” says KAA Design founder Grant Kirkpatrick of his award-winning work at 308 The Strand.

How does the four-story beach house resemble the highly exclusive Aman resorts? The brand of boutique hotels are purposefully designed to sync with their natural settings, much like KAA Design’s Manhattan Beach project.

Stepping inside KAA Design’s meticulously appointed 308 The Strand project in Manhattan Beach, Calif. Photo credit: Teatree Productions courtesy of Stroyke Properties Group

The highly customized luxury residence was envisioned around life, in all its texture, at the beach.

“It’s built for the ages – It’s kind of an heirloom; something to be passed along to the generations,” Grant Kirkpatrick adds in an interview with Digs magazine — an industry publication that crowned the Manhattan Beach property as “the jewel of the Strand”.

What $36 million buys you in Manhattan Beach

Offering 6,978 square feet of modern living space, the 4-story mansion at 308 The Strand comes with a total of 6 bedrooms and 8 baths.

The floorplan reflects the lifestyle duality of the home.

Rather than cluster sleeping areas on a single floor, they’re strategically spaced across the four levels, with the third floor being home to a primary suite with a private office that’s luxuriously sequestered in the style of a penthouse.

Primary bedroom, 308 The Strand in Manhattan Beach, Calif. Photo credit: Teatree Productions courtesy of Stroyke Properties Group
Bathroom inside 308 The Strand in Manhattan Beach, Calif. Photo credit: Teatree Productions courtesy of Stroyke Properties Group

The main living area is set on the uppermost floor so that it doesn’t have to compete for space with the garage and the entryway.

A smartly elegant dining room is located next to the domestic heart of the home — a kitchen with smooth walnut cabinets and a central island with Italian marble streaked in gold and gray.

The kitchen at 308 The Strand in Manhattan Beach, Calif. Photo credit: Teatree Productions courtesy of Stroyke Properties Group
The dining room at 308 The Strand in Manhattan Beach, Calif. Photo credit: Teatree Productions courtesy of Stroyke Properties Group

The great room, its fireplace a glossy mantel of Prado Travertine stone, becomes one with a generous terrace when a wall of glass disappears.

Joined with the outdoors, the room is further warmed by beach rays by day and a glowing firepit after dark.

living room with spool inside 308 The Strand in Manhattan Beach, Calif.
Inside 308 The Strand in Manhattan Beach, Calif. Photo credit: Paul Jonason courtesy of Stroyke Properties Group
Inside 308 The Strand in Manhattan Beach, Calif. Photo credit: Paul Jonason courtesy of Stroyke Properties Group
Inside 308 The Strand in Manhattan Beach, Calif. Photo credit: Paul Jonason courtesy of Stroyke Properties Group
Inside 308 The Strand in Manhattan Beach, Calif. Photo credit: Paul Jonason courtesy of Stroyke Properties Group

The private elevator takes residents and guests down to the beach room, which is level with the Strand itself, and lounge on the patio, front row to a peaceful scene of sea, sand and sky.

This exceptional home is listed with Bryn Stroyke of Stroyke Properties Group at Bayside Real Estate Partners.

Currently the priciest active listing for the area — with the runner-up trailing behind with a $30 million ask — 308 The Strand has the potential to become the most expensive house in Manhattan Beach.

The title is currently held by a 10,000-square-foot Colonial-style in the Hill Section that sold back in 2017 for $20 million, the Daily Breeze reports.

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Written by Georgie Mihaila

With a decade-long career as a digital content creator, Georgie started out as a real estate journalist for Multi-Housing News & CPExecutive. She later transitioned into digital marketing, working with leading real estate websites like PropertyShark, RENTCafé and Point2Homes. After a brief but impactful stint in the start-up world, where she led the marketing divisions of fintech company NestReady and media publisher Goalcast, Georgie returned to her first passion, real estate, and founded FancyPantsHomes.com

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