A Midcentury-Inspired Beach Home in L.A. County Asks $8.8M

A Midcentury-Inspired Beach Home in L.A. County Asks $8.8M

Below: Marcia arranged the slant-top deskat an angle because I do not want everything lining the walls, she explains of the sitting room’s layout. She topped the desk with her grandmother’s enamel blueberry bucket filled with cheerful sunflowers.

Belowright: Furnishings featuring a primitive primary palette, from the red china closet to the gold cupboard to the blue desk legs, enliven the sitting room.The open cabinet door shows off baskets inside and provides display space for a woven towel and twig wreath.

A Midcentury-Inspired Beach Home in L.A. County Asks $8.8M Photo Gallery

Deep blue bathroom walls contrast nicely with ivory trim and provide a rich backdrop for the old wood-framed mirror and ingenious sink nestled into the base of a treadle sewing machine.

Avibrantly hued rug grounds mismatched cherry beds topped with pastel quilts. Marcia’s mother made the quilt on the right, and she gave Marcia the Pinocchio and teddy bear tucked into her childhood rocker. Old slates displayed en masse on a rustic shelf add to the child-friendly feel of the guest room.

Exterior, Wood Siding Material, Stucco Siding Material, Flat RoofLine, and House Building Type The expansive home features six-bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, plus two additional half-baths. 

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Instead of draped across the foot of the bed as usual, spread a delicate textile closer to the pillows.

They accomplished the latter by designing the main living areas to flowinto each other, with ample openings between rooms, many spanned by glass transoms that keep the spaces light and bright. One of the brightest rooms in the home is

Above: Susan and Scott Rosenlund’s custom home, built in 2012, features an expansive veranda with ample seating, where the couple often relax with family.

Opposite: A salvaged window suspended from chains above the double rocker contributes to the outdoor-room feel of the porch.

Living Room, Standard Layout Fireplace, Pendant Lighting, Sofa, Ceiling Lighting, Terrazzo Floor, Chair, Recessed Lighting, Bench, Accent Lighting, Coffee Tables, and Sectional The ground level features an open floor plan with large-format terrazzo flooring. 

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Living Room, Ceiling Lighting, Sofa, Bookcase, Bar, Terrazzo Floor, Wood Burning Fireplace, Standard Layout Fireplace, Recessed Lighting, Bench, and Pendant Lighting The living room opens to a covered patio, perfect for indoor/outdoor entertaining. 

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Kitchen, Pendant Lighting, White Cabinet, Refrigerator, Wood Cabinet, Terrazzo Floor, Marble Backsplashe, and Marble Counter The chef’s kitchen was designed by local celebrity chef Pamela Salzman. 

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Dining Room, Terrazzo Floor, Chair, Table, Bench, Recessed Lighting, Pendant Lighting, and Ceiling Lighting The kitchen also conveniently includes a dining area with built-in seating for casual entertaining or everyday use. 

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Living Room, Chair, Standard Layout Fireplace, Medium Hardwood Floor, Stools, Rug Floor, Sofa, and Ceiling Lighting A step-up family room features a soaring, 16-foot, beamed ceiling with expansive glazing and a dramatic stone fireplace. 

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Dining Room, Table, Ceiling Lighting, Chair, Accent Lighting, Terrazzo Floor, and Recessed Lighting A floating walnut wall separates the space from the formal dining area, which overlooks and opens to the outdoor space.

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Hallway and Medium Hardwood Floor A floating staircases transports you from floor to floor—if you prefer, you can take the levitating, 52-inch cylindrical vacuum elevator.

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Bedroom, Medium Hardwood Floor, Rug Floor, Bed, and Pendant Lighting Globe pendant lighting and a beamed ceiling give this bedroom a midcentury feel. 

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Bath Room, Undermount Sink, Ceramic Tile Floor, and Enclosed Shower Graphic floor tiles, wood, and brass give the bathroom a polished, retro vibe.

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Bedroom, Recessed Lighting, Ceiling Lighting, Bed, Chair, Bookcase, Medium Hardwood Floor, Night Stands, Rug Floor, and Lamps The master suite is bright and airy with floor-to-ceiling windows, a beamed ceiling, built-in teak bookshelves, and an oversized walk-in closet with LED lighting.

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Shed & Studio and Home Theater Room Type An additional lower level has a large stadium seating with 9.1 surround sound speakers in the walls, and is ready to accommodate a 120-inch screen and projector. 

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Staircase, Wood Railing, and Wood Tread A temperature-controlled, glass-enclosed wine room with custom display shelving sits next to a large laundry facility with a pet shower.  

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