The Sandcastle

A 1940’s ocean front surf shack measuring 900 sq. ft was taken down to stud and enlarged to create a 3,000 sq. ft. Capri-style mini-villa with views from Palos Verdes to the Point Dume bluffs. With land being the ultimate luxury at the beach, even a 15’ X 50’ weed-covered parking berm was repurposed, becoming a tiny, but brilliantly perfumed, orange grove.

FEATURES: Three bedrooms/2½ baths; great room with fireplace and professional kitchen; club room with 500 bottle wine cellar, bar and built in seating; beach-front owner’s suite with fireplace, private 30’ deck, bath with ocean-front tub and steam shower; gated, gas-lit, courtyard with fountain, fire-pit and landscaped with 50 year old olive trees and multi-colored bougainvillea; 1,000 square foot ocean-front deck with built-in seating, sunning area, exterior shower, fire-pit and exterior kitchen with barbecue. Throughout: disappearing pocket doors to the ocean, antique French shutters, custom wood paneling, French white oak flooring; 10 ft. ceilings, antique ironwork from Paris and Tuscany, audio/video, security and internet.

Completed at Christmas time–‘cause who isn’t looking for a beach house in December?–the property sold with multiple offers over its asking price before going on the market, establishing the high price-point for its location.