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Home of the Day: Manhattan Beach manse with French villa vibe

Situated on a quiet cul-de-sac in Manhattan Beach, this French villa-inspired home features a courtyard entry with wrought-iron gates, stone fountain and tropical landscape.

Situated on a quiet cul-de-sac in Manhattan Beach, this French villa-inspired home features a courtyard entry with wrought-iron gates, stone fountain and tropical landscape.

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Curvaceous twin staircases, a glittering chandelier and vaulted ceilings create a dramatic formal entry within this French Riviera-meets-California-style home. Natural light and generosity of scale are utilized to their fullest advantage to establish an elegantly casual environment enhanced with designer touches and luxury amenities.

Address: 1240 5th St., Manhattan Beach 90266

Price: $8 million

Built: 2003

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Lot size: 15,001 square feet

House size: 10,009 square feet, 6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms

Features: Formal entry with two sweeping staircases; oak floors; newly remodeled gourmet kitchen with marble counter tops and backsplash; great room; formal dining room; library with coffered ceiling; two home offices; personal theater; 300-bottle wine cellar; gym; billiards room; guest quarters; craft room; all bedrooms combined with en-suite bath; master suite with fireplace and sitting room that could double as seventh bedroom; 46-foot saline pool and spa with waterfall; luxury outdoor kitchen with backlit onyx bar, pizza oven, gas fire pit, outdoor speakers and pergola; double, south-facing lot

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About the area: The median sale price for single-family homes in the 90266 ZIP Code in May was $2.05 million based on 38 sales, according to CoreLogic. That was a 13.7% decrease in median price compared with May 2015.

Agents: Kathrin Nicholson, Michael Grady, The Agency, (424) 835-7230

To submit a candidate for Home of the Day, send high-resolution color photos via Dropbox.com, permission from the photographer to publish the images and a description of the house to neal.leitereg@latimes.com.

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