Contemporary Returns to the Trees

Posted by Mike Michalski on Wednesday, July 18th, 2018.

In the Manhattan Beach Tree section, we've seen a number of home styles come and go.  First there was Mediterranean.  Then the Craftsman.  Then the ubiquitous Beach Plantation (still very popular).  And, of course, the more traditional Cape Cod, which never seems to go out of style.

But lately, since we live in the Tree section, we've spotted something a tad different in new construction here that may or may not be the beginning of a trend - the return of the contemporary home.

The lead photo is for a new home at 1501 Elm Avenue that recently traded for $3,125,000.  Note the dual driveways and single-car garages bracketing the front foyer.  

The 40' width of the typical Tree section lot doesn't allow much room for creativity when it comes to the design of the garage and front entrance for a new home.  In the vast majority of cases, there will be a two-car garage (3-car garage if the home exceeds 3600 sf) adjacent to the front door.  The split driveway and center front foyer is a unique look and seems most suited to the contemporary style shown above.

Now we have a new entry - a brand new home at 3401 Maple Avenue in the Trees, pictured above, that has just debuted on the market.  This 5-bedroom, 4-bath, 3237 sq.ft. home exudes the style and panache of master builder Steve Lazar and his firm, SouthSwell Development.

The open floorplan, shown below, is both sleek and modern yet warm and inviting at the same time.  The home is offered at $3,400,000.

Steve Lazar's work has been both well-known and well-regarded for some time - note his brand new contemporary home at 316 27th Street in the Manhattan Sand section which we recently represented him and his investors in selling to a member of the Buss (LA Lakers) clan.  Always cutting edge in design, Steve's latest project will undoubtedly set the standard for future contemporary-styled projects in the Manhattan Beach Tree section.

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