Professional sports broadcaster Colin Cowherd brought this charmingly eccentric in Manhattan Beach, California, to the open market barely two weeks ago for $7 million. The home’s craftsman touches and exuberant hominess must’ve struck a chord with buyers, because the house moved into contingent status lickety-split.
The home’s clapboard exterior is distinguished by a covered front porch, as well as balconies, a variety of perspectives, French doors, and the occasional awning, all embellished with a creeping vine here and there. The home’s interior living style is remarkably liberated, with an open staircase and a second-floor gallery foreshadowing the great room’s double-height ceiling. Flat-finished plank hardwood, glass doors, built-in shelving, a fireplace; there’s much to beguile here.
Outdoor living areas include the porch and balconies. In back, a BBQ island, saltwater pool and outdoor fireplace lounge comprise the ideal spot to relax or hold court about the Lakers’ prospects for next season.