801 Hermosa Ave | The Lighthouse
[Reduced] Asking PRICE: $4,990,000
4 BED · 5 BATH ·POOL · 4003 SQF
If you have driven near the pier on Hermosa Ave over the last 6 months, you may have noticed that there is a new lighthouse in town. Though we thought we might find an old crotchety man living atop the tower with his dog and a lantern, what we found was much more beautiful.
A quick background on the property - in 2013 the property was a 3-unit house that was purchased for $2 Million. Now, since the talented architect David Watson got his hands on it, the remodeled lighthouse home has transformed into a local landmark as well as made the asking price skyrocket. A whopping $5,7500,000 was what they wanted but that was back in August. More recently the 4 bed/5 bath, nautical themed home had a price reduction down to $4,990,000.
Now on to our favorite parts of the home. Obviously, the outside is incredible and causes everyone who drives by to do a double-take at the masterpiece. The open patio on the walk street is spacious and perfect for entertaining, as well as accessible through a small gate, made out of a ship’s wheel (it’s all in the details right?). If you enter through the glass doors from the patio, you are greeted by the kitchen and living room. Connected to the kitchen is the bottom of the lighthouse where there, is a breakfast seating area surrounded by windows. The kitchen is absolutely incredible as well with light wood floors, white cabinets and touches of gray.
After seeing the kitchen, we hurried upstairs to check out what was at the top of the lighthouse. There we found that the middle of the lighthouse was part of the master bedroom. It is a peaceful reading area with windows surrounding you and above there is a view straight up to the top of the tower. The master bedroom also had it’s own private balcony and a master bathroom with a dreamy free standing tub. One thing we loved about the home is the use of the round windows, which felt like port holes that really kept the nautical theme "afloat" throughout the home. On the opposite side of the master, on the second floor of this home, there is what feels like a separate apartment. It has a really cool feel to it and with it’s own sink, mini fridge and dining area, it’s almost as if this serves as a retreat from the rest of the house. Moving up, we found a spacious roof deck, and one heck of a view of the ocean and neighborhood. From the roof deck you can also see straight into where the light should be at the top of the lighthouse. We do have to point out, we really wish there would have been an actual light in the light house, but I guess we’ll just have to live without.
Overall, this home is immaculate. From what we have seen with the price reduction, it could open it's self up to some new potential buyers. We definitely recommend it to someone who likes to entertain (or is a of lighthouse fanatic). Although, they might want to add that missing light before moving in.
listing by Keller Williams
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