Home of the Week: Walls of windows in Manhattan Beach

Set on a corner lot in Manhattan Beach’s Hill Section, this modernist house makes the most of walls of windows that frame the ocean views. The U-shaped concrete, steel and glass structure centers on a walled interior courtyard that the living space surrounds.

Location: 904 Highview Ave., Manhattan Beach 90266

Asking price: $3.6 million

Architect: Gerald Horn

Year built: 1996

House size: Three bedrooms, 31/2 bathrooms, 3,643 square feet

Lot size: 6,761 square feet

Features: Solid teak wood windows, steel truss beams, living room fireplace, formal dining room, family room, two-car garage

About the area: In the first half of the year, 177 single-family homes sold in the 90266 ZIP Code at a median price of $1,489,000, according to DataQuick. That was a 6.9% decrease from the median during the first half of 2010.

Listing agents: Gerard Bisignano of Peninsula Sotheby’s International Realty, (310) 990-4727, and Crosby Doe of Crosby Doe & Associates, (310) 428-6755

— Lauren Beale

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