A showcase of bright ideas in Manhattan Beach

The newly built home at 111 S. Meadows Ave., Manhattan Beach, is listed at $4 million.
(Brian Holm / Avenue Eye)

This newly built contemporary in Manhattan Beach makes the most of state-of-the-art and resource-saving features as Sunset magazine’s 2014 Idea House. The sensor doorbell takes a photo of visitors and sends it to the homeowner’s smartphone. Speakers embedded in the drywall provide audio without visible speakers. A low-water lawn of “no mow” red fescue is part of the water-conserving landscaping.

Location: 111 S. Meadows Ave., Manhattan Beach 90266

Asking price: $4 million

Year built: 2014


House size: Five bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, 4,200 square feet

Lot size: 10,000 square feet

Features: Skylights, low-wattage LED recessed lights, oak flooring, mold-resistant and anti-fungal drywall, dual dishwashers, soft-close kitchen drawers, touchless kitchen faucet, outdoor sunken conversation area with fire pit, solar-powered infinity edge saltwater pool and spa, recessed infrared patio heaters

About the area: In the first half of the year, 197 single-family homes sold in the 90266 ZIP Code at a median price of $1.926 million, according to DataQuick. That was a 13.3% price increase from the first half of 2013.


Agent: Jennifer and David Caskey, Caskey & Caskey/Shorewood Realtors, (310) 200-1960

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