Traditional Home Hits Market in Area Dominated by Ultra Modern Development

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In a city where space is at a premium, large traditional homes like 1613 Nelson Avenue in Manhattan Beach are coming onto the market in rare territory. Dustin Cumming and Danelle Lavin of Hilton & Hyland are representing the sale of this expansive traditional family home in the ultra hip South Bay beach community.

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This place is like nothing else, says Dustin Cumming. You have it all. Surf, sun, beach and business. This is one of the best communities in the world for those who embrace the lifestyle.

Manhattan Beach is a beachfront surf city located in southwestern Los Angeles County, California. Famous for its deep roots in beach volleyball and surfing, every August the city hosts the Manhattan Beach Open Volleyball tournament and the International Surf Festival. Known as an upscale community, Manhattan Beach is located right on the Pacific coast, south of El Segundo, and north of Hermosa Beach, and is an absolute real estate haven.

Manhattan Beach is one of the three Beach Cities in the South Bay and as it lies within commuting distance to Beverly Hills, Hollywood and downtown Los Angeles, Manhattan is a popular residence for professional athletes and executives in the entertainment industry. Being as centrally located as it is and home to titans of industry and athletes alike; Manhattan Beach is one of the healthiest communities in the United States and the real estate pricing reflects that. A half-acre of land on the Strand in Manhattan Beach is valued at $39 million while a half-acre of land in Bel Air is valued at $24 million. Homes with an ocean view regularly exceed 5 to 7 million dollars with ultra modern new spec homes popping up ubiquitously as developers are taking advantage of the strong demand and wealthy beach resident’s appetite for real estate. Not everything in Manhattan Beach is a modern glass and steel home though, A Traditional Manhattan Beach family home situated on a 10,000+ sq.ft. lot at 1613 Nelson Avenue just came on the market asking $2,199,000, which is a fair price in a community commanding huge premiums for real estate within its boundaries.

The home at 1613 Nelson is a rare example of very traditional design coming on the market in recent months, with professionally landscaped and well-manicured grounds. The stunning 5 bed, 3 bath home features an updated chef’s kitchen, expansive master suite, formal dining room and large media room with beautifully appointed living spaces throughout. In a community dominated by rainbow sandals and board shorts, the outdoor amenities are imperative for a place like this and luckily this home as it all including a heated pool, spa and barbecue area making this home ideal for entertaining and capturing the best of the Southern California indoor-outdoor lifestyle. The real estate agents Dustin Cumming and Danelle Lavin of Hilton & Hyland in Beverly Hills are long time South Bay residents and have been investing and brokering transactions in the Manhattan Beach market for years. “This place is like nothing else,” says Dustin Cumming, "You have it all. Surf, sun, beach and business. This is one of the best communities in the world for those who embrace the lifestyle.”

Traditional family homes tend to fare well in Manhattan Beach as it is home to some of the best schools in the country. The district as a whole received a score of 926 on the 2010 California Academic Performance Index, making it California's 3rd best performing district. An impressive feat for any community.

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