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Sandpipers’ 2014-2015 Provisional Class 2014-2015 is now full!  Click HERE for more information.

2013-2014 Board of Directors

The new 2013-2014 Board of Directors are working hard this summer planning a great upcoming year!  We hope to see you all on Tuesday night, September 17th to kick of Sandpipers 82nd year!

2013 “For Our Children” Food & Wine Festival – Thank You!

Thank you to our sponsors for their generous support!

Presenting Sponsor

American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

Corporate Sponsors

Classic Tents

Diamond Sponsor

The Jacqueline M. Glass Family

Gold Sponsors

Donald and Priscilla Hunt / Hunt Enterprises, Inc.
Jim and Joanne Hunter
Wells Fargo

Event Sponsors

Bennett Landscape
Daily Breeze
Fastsigns Torrance
Lighthouse Memorials & Receptions
Southbay Magazine

Travel Sponsors

Azamara Club Cruises
Rocky Mountaineer
Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver
Four Seasons Resort Whistler
Halekulani, On the Beach at Waikiki
The Kahala Hotel and Resort
Oahu Makena Beach and Golf Resort Maui
Meadowood Napa Valley

Gift Sponsors

Athena’s Confections
Cuatro Dias Winery
Felt and Leoff Families
John and Mindy Kirk
Truchard Vineyards

Silver Sponsors

Harris Bass / Waters Foundation
Levin / Burnett-Wallace
Providence Health & Services Southern California
Vector Resources, Inc.

Bronze Sponsors

Nancy Cypert
Tom and Mary Ann Jankovich
Chuck and Betsy Miller
Ken and Patty Ochi
The Prindle Family
Providence Little Company of Mary
Medical Center – San Pedro
David and Elaine Scott 


Angel’s Secret
Barsha Wines and Spirits
Battaglini Estate Winery
Brander Vineyard
Broman Cellars
Cable Bay Vineyards Consilence
Cuatro Dias Winery
D’Aquino Imports
Deerfield Ranch Winery
Estrella Creek Wines
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Friends of the Vine
Graham Beck Wines
Grapevine Wine Company
Grey Wolf Cellars
Hearthstone Vineyard
Henry Martin Wines
Jules Taylor Wines
Justin Wines
Ken Brown Wines
Kona Coffee Hunter
Lattes on Location
Maritime Wine Imports
Metro Wine
New Age
Nine North Wines
Patz & Hall
Pine Ridge
Quady Winery 
Quintessential Wine  
Raymond Vineyards
Real Soda in Real Bottles
Rolling Hills Country Club
Rosenthal-The Malibu Estate
Rutherford Hills
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Siete Fincas
Smith Wooton
Stanley Lambert 
Stone Brewing Company
Total Wine and More
Truchard Vineyards
Two Angels
Valentin Bianchi
Vista Hills Vineyard
Waterstone Winery Western
Wind Winery
Yorkville Cellars


Addi’s Tandoor
Athena’s Confections
Bar Comida
Bluewater Grill
Bottle Inn Ristorante
Bouzy Gastropub
Buffalo Fire Department
Cake Bakeshop
Chez Melange
Critic’s Choice Catering
Darren’s Restaurant
Fresh Brothers
Gaetano’s Restaurant & Catering
Good Stuff
Hostaria Piave
H. T. Grill
Inside The Scoops
Jackson’s Food + Drink
Japonica Dining
Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar Mama Terano
Ortega 120
Providence Little Company of Mary
Red Car Brewery & Restaurant
Rock & Brews-El Segundo
Rock’N Fish
The Cream’wich
The Melting Pot
The Strand House
Tin Roof Bistro
Torrance Bakery
Vella Wood-Fired Pizza + Catering 

2012 Holiday Homes Tour – Thank You!

On November 30th, December 1st, and 2nd, 2012 Sandpipers showcased four distinctive homes in the South Bay for the 20th Annual Holiday Homes Tour. Each home was magnificently decorated by prominent local interior designers and magically transformed for the holidays with the help of many local florists and nurseries. In addition, a Holiday Boutique featuring local artisans and vendors and a Café were provided for the shopping and snacking convenience of attendees. The Holiday Homes Tour is a popular event in the community that annually attracts more than 3,000 patrons and garners tremendous support from numerous local businesses and community partners. The 2012 Holiday Homes Tour raised over $84,000 for Sandpipers philanthropic programs.

We would like to extend a sincere thank you to everyone who helped make the 2012 Holiday Homes Tour an incredible success.  We hold special appreciation for our event sponsors that were an integral part of the Tour’s success: Bank of Manhattan, Whole Foods Market – El SegundoSouth Bay Magazine and Murad.

This year’s tour featured four unique custom homes beautifully decorated for the holiday season including a spectacular oceean-front Tuscan villa, a warm and inviting modern Spanish retreat in the heart of Manhattan Beach, a sprawling family oriented Mediterranean home and an eco-friendly zero-carbon modern home.   Thank you to all of the homewoners who generoulsy opened their homes to Sandpipers and the more than 2,500 guests who attended the Tour.

Attendees were also treated to lively seasonal entertianment, Sandpipers Holiday Boutique and various Cafe stops along the tour including a festive wine tasting event.

We are excited to announce that because of your support, Sandpipers raised over $84,000!

These funds will go to support Sandpipers’ philanthropic programs such as Back to School Shopping, Holiday Baskets, Scholarship, the Community Grant program and many others.  For more information about Sandpipers’ programs, please visit

With Gratitude,


 Thank you to all of the following businesses:

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23rd Street Jewelers
A Summer Place
Accessories by Cynde
All Interior Refinishing
Alpaca by Karim
American Farmhouse Tavern
Andiamo Pizzeria
Andrika King Design
Aqua Salon
Backseat Driver
Banners Stationers
Bella Beach
Bella Beach Kids
Ben Perry by Stephanie Hammitt
Boccato’s Grocery – Hermosa Beach
Boulevard Florist Wholesale Market
Bristol Farms – Manhattan Beach
Carlin & Buchsbaum, LLP
Carol Reach Photography
Caskey & Caskey
CEK Design
Celadon Studios
Chadwick School
Chic Canvas
Chic n Unique
Chicken Maison
Choura Events
Cindy Chen
Classic Party Rentals
Classic Tile
Cleveland Art
Coastal Creations Home Design-Build
Costco Wholesale – Hawthorne
Creative Indulgence
Cupcakes Couture of Manhattan Beach Creamery
Darrin O’Hanlon – NW Real Estate Brokers
David Curry – Bank of Manhattan
Debra Terrano Insurance
Deep Roots Garden Center
Designer Specialty Linens
Designer’s Rug Resource
Dickens Christmas Carolers
Dolce Design Studio
Duffin, Adams & Gimlen, DDS
Eco by Cosentino
El Segundo Bell Choir
Farmer’s Insurance, Helene Lohr
Fit On Studios
Floret Cadet
Found Vintage Rentals
Fowler & Moore at Home
Fran’s Hallmark
Frosted Cupcakery
Garden Street Design
Giuliano’s Deli – Gardena
Global Girls
Gourmet Blends
Gum Tree
Harding Construction
Hof’s Hut
Hohmann & Barnard
HoneyBaked Ham
International Garden Center & Floral Design
Janelle Holden, DDS
Jersey Mike’s Subs
Jet Suite
JLynn Jewelry
Juniper Leaf
Kat Monk Photography
Kathy Rutledge, Piano
Kelly I Designs
Kenyon International
Kim Komick Construction
Kincaid’s Restaurant
Kris Terrill – Shorewood Realtors
Le Garage Home & Garden
Lesal Home
Lido Bakery
Life Iz Photography
LifeSource Water
Lisa’s Bon Appétit
Liz Chalmers Photography
Local Financial & Insurance Services
Maison Luxe
Malcolm Stevens – Bank of Manhattan
Mama D’s
Manhattan Beach Dermatology
Manhattan Beach Post
Manhattan Bread & Bagel
Manhattan Meats
Marcie Tatman – Bank of Manhattan
Marcus Medical Spa
Mark & Stephens
Matt Morris Development
Mattel Singers
Merlex Studio
Michael Stars
Mike Davis Custom Homes
Mike Rossi – NW Realtors
Milkweed & Maple
Miss Bees Tutoring
Model Metalworks
Monday Night Live Quartet
Monica & Robert Fortunato
Morgan’s Jewelers
Mrs. Hovie’s Toffee
Murad Inclusive Health Spa
Music Rhapsody
Nantucket Crossing
Neptunian Woman’s Club
Nickel & Nickel Winery
Noah’s New York Bagels – El Segundo
Noah’s New York Bagels – Manhattan Beach
O’Connor Property
One Hope Wines
Orange Coast Title Company
Pampered Tot
Panera Bread
Patio Heaven
Patterson Cleaners
Paul Lemire
Peet’s Coffee & Tea – Manhattan Beach
PIP Manhattan Beach
Preppy Chic Events
Primitive Spark
Rachel Ezra – Shorewood Realtors
Ralph’s – Hermosa Beach
Ralph’s – Redondo Beach
Ralph’s – Manhattan Beach
RGS Printing
Rick’s Sawdust Shop
Rob Malins
Rock Goddess Jewelry
Sabrina & Michael Marchetti
Salt Creek Grille
Sand Tots Preschool
School of Dance & Music
Seaside Sweets
Sexton Homes
Shauna Letvin, MSW
Sheila Chang Barbarino Howard, MD
Sherry Engle Design
Social Butterfly Designs
South Bay DIGS Magazine
South Bay Magazine
Stacey & Chris Shane
Starbucks Coffee – Torrance
Starfish Preschool
State Farm Insurance, Erol Hassan
STEMS Floral Design
StonePeak Ceramics
Strut – This
SubRosa Floral Design
Susan Jensen & Alli Baldocchi – South Bay Brokers
Susan Sweeney & Lynn Range – Shorewood Realtors
Tabula Rasa Essentials
Talia Interior Design
Terranea Resort
Thatcher Law Group
The Belamar
The Cheesecake Factory
The Container Store
The Grubby Astronaut
The Hoffman Murphy Team
The Kettle Restaurant
The Living Christmas Company
The Remedy Pharm
Tom Budd
Tomaro Design Group
Torrance Bakery
Torrance Memorial
Trader Joe’s – Manhattan Beach
Trilogy Spa
UPS Store – Manhattan Beach
VIP Transportation
Vistamar School
Von’s – Hermosa Beach
Watermans Restaurant
Whole Foods Market – El Segundo
Whole Foods Market – Redondo Beach
Whole Foods Market – Torrance
Yellow Vase – Palos Verdes
Yellow Vase – Redondo Beach


2013 Fashion Show – Thank You

We would like to extend a sincere thank you to everyone who helped make the 2013 Fashion Show an incredible success.  We would especially like to thank our title sponsor, Murad for their support!

This year’s show featured the Spring 2013 collection from HALSTON HERITAGE.  Once again the Beverly Wilshire served as the event’s venue and did not disappoint.  As the more than 550 guests entered the ballroom they were greeted with a goodie bag filled with fun items, a delicious lunch, a professional runway show and an exciting live auction.

Attendees were able to shop wonderful local artisans and an exclusive Halston Heritage boutique before and after the show.  They were also able to peruse a silent auction featuring over 150 packages and two incredible raffle opportunities.

We are excited to announce that because of your support, Sandpipers raised over $90,000 that day!

These funds will go to support Sandpipers’ philanthropic programs such as Back to School Shopping, Holiday Baskets, Scholarship, the Community Grant program and many others.  For more information about Sandpipers’ programs, please visit

With Gratitude,




National Retails Systems, Inc.
Capital Group Companies
Pipkin Family Foundation
South Bay Magazine

Thank you to all of the following businesses:

Accessories by Cynde
Accessories for Divas
Bath Bar
Bedhead Pajamas & Kiki Bean
Beverly Wilshire Hotel
Blossom Beauty Lounge
Body and Soul Botanicals
Borrowed Bling
Capital Group Companies
Carin Holmenas
Chic n Unique
Cindy Chen
Classy Bag Lady
Diane’s Beachwear
Dr. Sheila Barbarino Howard
Eric Howard
Erica Keuter Designs
Facials by Ronnie
Fine Lines
Gourmet Blends
Grippy Grabbers
Growing Wild
Halston Fragrance
Hostess Gifts to Go
ips All Natural
Jackeez & Nicolz
Jacqueline B Clothing
Josie Maran Cometics
Jules Los Angeles
Juniper Leaf
Kelley Hart Creations
Lance Christopher
Lavendar Blue
Le Petite Jardin
Manart Fine Jewelry
MerriJane Morrison
Michael Stars
Mrs. Hovie’s Toffee
National Retail Systems, Inc.
New Beauty Magazine
Pearls and Panache
Pipkin Family Foundation
Rock Goddess Jewelry
Rotary Club of Manhattan Beach
Shelley’s Fashions
Social Butterfly Designs
South Bay Magazine
Stila Cosmetics
Strut – This
The Container Store
The Treasured Accessory
The Yearsley Co.
Tiffany Quick Designs





2011 Holiday Homes Tour

December 2, 3, and 4, 2011

Holiday Homes Tour is one of our largest fundraising events of the year and a wonderful way to start celebrating the holidays.  Celebrate the season and tour three distinctive South Bay homes exquisitely decorated for the holidays.

Click here to watch the HHT video

For those of you who visited 1632 The Strand, here are your Photobooth Pictures, compliments of Studio 28 Photography.

Just click on this link to view your photos.

Thanks so much for joining us on the Tour!

Homes open daily: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

The homes offer a variety of decorating styles that will generate unique ideas for you to try in your own home.  Enjoy seasonal entertainment and themed cocktails and treats while you tour the homes.  Visit our Holiday Boutique and Café for wonderful food and shopping.   We offer unique jewelry, children’s wear, hostess gifts along with other great finds.

* Holiday Décor * Seasonal Entertainment * House-themed Cocktails & Treats * Bistro Café *
* Daily Shuttle from 10 am – 5 pm *

Shuttle Stops & Suggested Parking

Grab your friends and tour three beautiful South Bay homes.
Then head over to our Holiday Boutique where you can shop for gifts and enjoy delicious treats at our Cafe.

Holiday Boutique & Cafe – New Location!
Neptunian Woman’s Club
920 Highland Avenue
Manhattan Beach, CA


Ticket prices are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.

Online Ticket Purchasing is now CLOSED.  

You can purchase tickets for the tour at our Boutique & Cafe located at the Neptunian Woman’s Club at 920 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach.

Tickets are also available through Sandpipers members and
the following retail ticket vendors:

El Segundo Manhattan Beach Redondo Beach/Palos Verdes area
Banner Stationers A Summer Place Aesthetic Edge
Bristol Farms Bristol Farms, Rolling Hills Estates
Hermosa Beach Christie Corners of the World
Fran’s Hallmark Magpie Le Garage Home and Garden, Inc.
Gum Tree Patterson Cleaners Yellow Vase
Maison Luxe Tabula Rasa

Sponsorship opportunities available.

A perfect way to get into the Holiday mood and all for a good cause!

Proceeds benefit Sandpipers’ philanthropic and scholarship programs!


P.O. Box 72, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254 | (310) 374-1748 |

2010 Holiday Homes Tour

Holiday Homes Tour 2010

Ticket Sales

Holiday Boutique 



“Stunning Hermosa Hacienda”

Welcome to this gorgeous and unique Hermosa Hills Hacienda! The Doody residence is a Spanish Revival style home that was custom built in 2006 by Maril Anello and Architect, Jay Stephenson. This is a spacious 4,200 square foot, 5 bedroom and 4 bath home. With 3 kids, a black lab and a kitty cat, this house is always bustling, energetic, and full of fun and lots of love. The Doodys embrace entertaining and holiday gatherings and this home exemplifies it!

The owner, Kari, decorated this home with a combination of custom designed pieces, antiques, and special bargain finds from the internet and flea markets. She loves mixing old and new, expensive with inexpensive, and traditional with eclectic and modern. The fusion of these simple design elements with exotic Moroccan, Spanish, and Asian influences become this wonderful global and chic home. Kari was excited to bring in a designer to help her essentially “wrap up” the home with special finishing touches. Adrienne Mascaro, from Studio Blu, took on the task and completely re-designed the guest bedroom. She also re-arranged and beautifully accessorized the rest of the home with small furnishings, artwork, and fun accessories.  Creatively, she was able to enhance the initial vision and finalize this incredible decorating project to create an amazing space that reflects the homeowners’ desires. The Holiday décor and florals were exquisitely crafted by Magical Blooms and all the bathrooms were accessorized and beautified by Gum Tree.

Upon arrival the carved front door from Arte de Mexico draws you in to this eclectic and exquisite home. Mexican paver tiles greet you at the entrance and custom wrought iron stair railings cascade up and around the upper level. The dining room floor was created with one-of-a-kind handmade Moroccan tiles. Custom tiles are also used on the stair risers, kitchen backsplash, fireplace surrounds, and all the bathrooms. Distressed dark-wood floors are throughout the rest of the home. The Spanish style acrylic paintings gracing the walls were painted by Kari’s mother. The formal living room awaits you with large, folding slider doors that beckon you to the outdoor loggia and beyond. Moroccan lanterns hanging overhead add a sexy exotic flair.  What a wonderful space for a party! Upstairs you will find the children’s rooms to be fun and vibrant, perfectly showcasing their individual personalities. The predominately white palette in the master retreat creates a calming oasis for Mr. and Mrs. Doody. The entire family can watch the sunrise or cozy up to a warm fire on the attached outdoor loggia.

The Doody’s needs, taste and lifestyle are perfectly captured in this artfully-designed, Spanish home that embodies stylish simplicity while radiating worldly charm and flair!

Sandpipers would like to extend our special appreciation to the following vendors

for their generous contributions: 

Interior Designer:

Studio Blue

Adrienne Mascaro


Bathroom Décor and Accessories: 

Gum Tree

Lori Ford


Additional Design and Staging Credits:

D2 Art



Carol Reach Photography

Carol Reach


  Berbere World Imports


Home Construction and Design:

Mark Anello Construction, Inc. – Builder


FotostudioLA – Architectural Shots

Andi Wellenberg Photography

Jay Stephenson – Architect


Moroccan Party Planners & Tent Rentals


Audio Visual and Automation:

Sound Environment Inc.


Mansour and Mansour Modern – Fine Rugs



Private Gardens Landscape Architecture

Elizabeth Leland


Dos Gallos – Antique Furniture


Floral Design and Holiday Decoration:

Magical Blooms

Jenny Barker


Karren Eisaman – Impressionist Artist


” Elegant Manhattan Hill Section Tuscan Villa”

Welcome to the Goldenberg home!  This spacious, bi-level Tuscan style home features 5 bedrooms and 4 ½ baths in 4,400 square feet.  Designed by architect Doug Leach, the home was built in 2001 by General Contractor Mike Davis.  Since purchasing the home in 2005, the family elegantly decorated it with personal touches reflecting their custom style.  In 2009, the family wanted to update the existing classic and refined décor to meet the changing needs of their young family.  The homeowners employed the help of local designers Fowler & Moore Interiors, Caroline Burke Designs and Norman Design Group to transform the look and feel of the home into a place more reflective of their new lifestyle.

As you enter the home and ascend the center staircase you will notice the vaulted, custom painted ceiling.  From the stairs your eye is immediately drawn into the dining room and the formal living room.  These spaces were tastefully furnished and festively decorated for the holidays by Caroline Burke of Caroline Burke Designs.  Caroline’s goal in designing these rooms was to enhance the existing style by adding pieces that would increase the functionality.  By adding more comfortable seating and introducing a new, more casual color palate, Caroline has revamped the seldom used formal living room into a relaxed place the family loves to gather.  Through the oversized kitchen you will notice the chic, yet comfortable look of the family room.  Great care was taken by Phil Norman of Norman Design Group in designing this room to ensure that the room was both stylish, yet family friendly.  This included bringing in softer, baby friendly furniture and a more practical seating arrangement.  Beyond the living room, the focal point of the upstairs is the french doors which open onto the stunning backyard oasis.  Complete with fire pit, this backyard was designed with a unique Mexican flair to resemble the location of the couple’s wedding.

As you continue on the tour you will notice several custom murals.  These beautiful works of art were uniquely designed and painted by Nichole Blackburn of Celadon Studio.   On the main floor are 4 of the 5 bedrooms and Chris Fowler and Suzie Moore of Fowler & Moore Interiors worked closely with the homeowners to make them a true retreat.  The guest room has been completely transformed from an office into a functional and stylish extra bedroom and the master suite was refined to create a romantic hideaway.  The designers also updated the look and feel of the bathrooms with new wallpaper and accessories.  Stunning holiday florals and decorations from The Yellow Vase finish off the look of this warm, comfortable and well-designed home.

This tasteful, yet comfortably designed home is now the perfect place for the Goldenberg’s to watch their family grow!

Sandpipers would like to extend our special appreciation to the following vendors

for their generous contributions:


Downstairs Designer:

Fowler & Moore Interiors

Chris Fowler and Suzie Moore


Floral Design and Holiday Décor:

Yellow Vase


Upstairs Designers:

Caroline Burke Designs

Caroline Burke


Urban Plantscapes

Denise Ray


Norman Design Group

Phil Norman


Murals and Decorative Finishes:

Celadon Studio

Nichole Blackburn




Kelly Delmonte Photography

Kelly Delmonte


“Magnificent Martyrs Hill Home”

Situated in the prized American Martyrs section of Manhattan Beach, this Tuscan-style villa exudes warmth and beauty reminiscent of Old World Italy. The exquisite taste of the homeowners, John and Heather Devereux, is reflected in this stunning home custom designed by Tomaro Design Group and built in 2007. It boasts 3,600 square feet of living space plus a basement, 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, and an elevator accommodating 3 floors, as well as 3 fireplaces, a pool with Jacuzzi, and a 3 car garage. The Devereux’s fine taste and attention to details is reflected in the many special features such as the custom stain glass window designed by Heather and Lisa from Allen Kenoyer Glass, the unique woodwork of His Life Woodworks, including coffered ceilings with hand-made molding individually inserted and stained, custom cabinetry, and custom, hand-scraped and distressed walnut floors. The rustic floors are offset with smooth, complexly designed floors in the dining room. Extraordinary amenities include superior stone and tile work, a gourmet kitchen, tailored functional storage, heated master bath floor
ing, and built-in outdoor patio heating lamps.

With all of these beautiful features, the Devereux family still welcomed designers into their home to refine the style and “pull everything together” with beautifully-crafted, eco-friendly pieces by Cisco Home, accents by Tabula Rasa Essentials, and portraits by Kat Monk Studio.  Designer Yvonne Welch of Welch & Associates further enhanced the home by incorporating a variety of design elements, applications, and mediums to deliver a vibrant contrast to the warm, dark woods and elements typically found in Tuscan style homes. She filled the dining room with pieces that are elegant yet comfortable for entertaining friends and family. The library is now the perfect retreat to enjoy books and board games. For the living room, she created a livable space that embraces the beach life that is just steps away and brought out the creativity all children dream about for their rooms. The bonus room was revitalized as a cozy retreat to relax, taking advantage of the custom made walnut and stain glass bar, while family and guests shoot some pool. She transformed the extra bedroom into an inviting oasis of luxury for guests. Nichole Blackburn of Celadon Studios brought the walls and ceilings to life with custom murals and high-end decorative wall finishes. Nancy Nelson of Stitch Window Wear tailored window treatments with rich and complex fabrics and colors. Deep Roots Florist gave the home a beautiful festive look for the holidays both inside and out.

Mr. and Mrs. Devereux have built an ideal setting for their four active young children, two dogs and cat. Their passion for living life and their desire to create an environment for celebrating family and friends is reflected in this warm, casual, yet elegant villa at the beach.

Sandpipers would like to extend our special appreciation to the following vendors

for their generous contributions:


Interior Designer:

Welch & Associates

Yvonne Welch


Murals and Decorative Finishes:

Celadon Studio and Fine Art

Nichole Blackburn



Cisco Home

Kira Halter



Kat Monk Studio

Kat Monk


Bathroom Décor:

Tabula Rasa Essentials

Maureen McBride



Tomaro Design Group

Louie Tomaro


Floral Design and Holiday Décor:

Deep Roots Garden Center & Flower Shop

Jon Bell and Lisa Kopenhef



His Life Woodworks

John Johnson


Window Treatments:

Stitch Window Wear

Nancy Nelson


Stained Glass:

Allen Kenoyer Glass

Lisa Allen



“Spectacular Strand Bonus Home”

Embrace the panoramic ocean views from this stunning Manhattan Beach Strand home.  Completely renovated in 2006, this 4,600 square foot contemporary, beach-front home was designed to capitalize on its surroundings.  The owner, Jim Griffiths, worked closely with architect and builder Dave Baldwin to create a true sense of indoor / outdoor living.   The team accomplished this goal while remaining conscientious about the environment and the community.  During the renovation, the owner brought in “The ReUse People” to make sure that pieces of the home were salvaged and donated to Habitat for Humanity for reuse.   The overall design theme of the home was done with a Balinese-inspired aesthetic in mind and was thoughtfully furnished and decorated by Mary Hocking of Reaney Design Company.

The focal point of the home’s entryway is the amazing 1,000 gallon salt-water aquarium which is home to over 75 tropical fish and boasts the title of L.A. County’s tallest aquarium in a private home.  Just off the entryway, make your way through the sound proof mahogany door to the home’s master suite.  This room is highlighted by the unique bed which features a wood canopy providing hidden lights.  As you continue up the stairs you will get a true sense of the home’s design concept focused on a seamless flow between the indoor and outdoor spaces.   The stone travertine marble floors extend from the kitchen all the way outside linking the living spaces while the German imported glass door system can be configured to completely fold away.   The living room is highlighted by the custom, hand-carved fireplace surround imported from Bali.   As you move outside you will notice the Jacuzzi, which is perfectly positioned to take advantage of the ocean view, the fireplace, and the flat screen TV.  It also features a privacy glass that clouds at the push of a button.   Continuing the theme of first class entertainment is the media room.  This room features a 120” projection TV with a “strand cam” that serves as a window to the ocean and life on the strand, further bringing the outdoors in.  Beyond the media room is the guest wing of the home designed as a distinct and separate section to provide guests privacy
from the main living areas.   The lower floor of the home is all about entertaining!  It includes a 400 bottle, walk-in, refrigerated wine cellar; a full service spa including a solid teak sauna, massage room and wet shower custom designed by Trilogy Spa; and a sports bar with dual Plasma TV’s and fully stocked bar.

With its beautiful beach-front location, Zen inspired design, and focus on entertainment, this home is the perfect place for Mr. Griffiths to relax to a beautiful sunset, play with his adorable dog Cody, or host his family and friends!

Sandpipers would like to extend our special appreciation to the following vendors

for their generous contributions:


Furniture & Holiday Décor:

Reaney Design Company

Mary Hocking


Home Design & Construction:

Baldwin Construction

Dave Baldwin


Bathroom and Spa Décor:

Trilogy Spa


The ReUse People



Heidi Walter Photography

Heidi Walter


Aquarium Design and Maintenance:

Age of Aquariums