Go to Town in This Manhattan Beach Townhouse
The second you park and make your way to 1304 12th Street, Unit C, you’ll very likely catch the twittering sounds of an American Robin or perhaps the sweet warbling song of a nesting Cedar Waxwing. This two-story, 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath townhome’s surrounding Manhattan Beach neighborhood is known for its peace and quiet, with plenty of old-growth trees to offer shade, wresting leaves and housing for serenading birds.
The Great Main Floor Great Room
A tall wall of green, leafy trees boarder the path to the front, enclosed patio, and provides excellent privacy. As you enter this home, 10’ ceilings and warm, cherry hardwood floors welcome you inside, introducing you to the open concept great room and dining area. Double French doors lead to the airy atrium – a space perfect for barbecuing or, with a cozy chair or outdoor sofa, reading and relaxing.
Back inside, there is a gas fireplace with glass tile surround that creates a wonderful focal point and cozy place to snuggle. Adjacent to the dining area, you’ll notice a bar area, providing space to showcase your finest china, glassware, or liqueurs, along with added storage. There is also an under-the-stairs cabinet space that can be used as is or transformed into a kid’s playhouse/hideaway or a pet’s nook.
The kitchen enjoys recessed lighting, quartz black countertops, white subway tile backsplash, and is equipped with a stainless steel GE Profile refrigerator and matching Kenmore range, dishwasher and built-in microwave. With lots of storage and a sizable pantry, any home cook will be able to create delicious dishes to fill the entire downstairs space with delectable aromas. A laundry closet with shelving and a powder room complete the main floor.
Private Garage Provides Lots of Space(s)
At the foot of the stairs, there is a door that leads down to the private, two-car garage with automatic door opener; surfboards, bikes, even guitars can be hung inside the stairwell. DIYers and tinkerers will appreciate the built-in workbench and storage. Along with two parking spaces inside, just outside, there is an additional covered space as well.
Sunny Second Floor
Ascending to the second floor, you’ll be greeted with a burst of sunshine by way of a top-of-the-staircase skylight. To the right and through a set of double doors, the master suite is cheery and bright, and, with vaulted 14’ ceilings, very spacious and open-feeling. His and hers closets and a bathroom with double vanities, stand-up shower and a linen cabinet presents plenty of room for two.
Custom plantation shutters allow you to invite the sun in (or not), bringing attention to the arched window and sliders that open up to the breezy, outdoor patio. A nice-sized second-bedroom with en suite bathroom includes a glass, double-door closet, shower in tub and travertine floors (found also in the master bath).
Welcome to the Neighborhood
As the adage goes, “You’re not only buying the house, you’re buying the neighborhood.” And what a neighborhood Manhattan Beach is! Close by, are some of the best beaches in the world, as well as the ability to walk, ride, or bike to places like Pollywog Park, where you can watch and listen to fantastic musical performances while noshing on picnic basket fare during their yearly summer concert series.
This home is also nearby Heights Park, where you and your family can enjoy tennis, baseball, soccer and basketball. There is also a teen center with programs that are designed especially for 6th, 7th and 8th grade teens who reside or attend school in the City of Manhattan Beach.
Meadows Elementary is so close you can hop, skip and/or walk your kids to school in the morning and afternoon. You’ll be close to Sepulveda Boulevard with access to shops and shopping centers like Target, Manhattan Village and Plaza El Segundo. Downtown Manhattan Beach offers the finest in boutique fashions as well as award-winning, chef-driven cuisine.
This awesomely located Manhattan Beach property, that has loads of parking and spacious, high ceilings, is also very well-priced – you’ll be lucky to call this townhouse home. Book a tour today and be sure to bring a pen.