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SOAKING UP THE SUNSHINE: Tricia and Brian McLoughlins cottage is the last original one atop a hill overlooking Manhattan Beach, possibly owing its longevity to its sizable 2,600 square feet. With storybook gables, shingle siding and a Dutch door, it more closely resembles an English country cottage albeit one with surfboards and beach cruiser bicycles. At top, whimsical, small interiors like the one above top preserve the feeling of intimacy despite the homes scale. This is a house you can beat up. Its easy, casual, uncomplicated living, Tricia says.
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