The Strand, Estate of the Day
Today's home is a bit of 1980s decadence on The Strand in Manhattan Beach, California. The oceanfront home was completed in 1988 and designed by Ray Kappe. The listing states that Kappe was commissioned by a Hollywood studio owner to design this as his second home. Kappe is a living legend in Los Angeles architecture.
Like all the pricey homes along The Strand, this home has expansive views of the ocean, letting your swivel your head and span the coastline from Malibu to the Palos Verdes peninsula. The home itself is firmly rooted in the past but offers three bedrooms and a large open floor plan. The home has a rooftop deck and pool. The home combines curving shapes and Art Deco influences with a fair touch of industrialism. It's got a bit of an anonymous hotel quality but you can't beat the view (even if it does lack privacy). It's listed at $16 million.
Gallery: The Strand