2012 Holiday Homes Tour

Check out our beautiful homes and fantastic sponsors!

This year’s tour includes four distinctive homes in Manhattan and Hermosa Beach including the “Green Idea House” as a bonus home on Saturday and Sunday only.  Each home will be beautifully decorated for the holidays by local designers and retailers.  Scroll down for details about each home.

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.

To purchase tickets to the 20th Annual Holiday Homes Tour, please click here or visit one of our retail partners:

On Saturday December 1st from Noon-5pm visit the Bank of Manhattan’s Rooftop for a special wine tasting event sponsored by Uncorked.  This event is open to the public and all proceeds are donated to Sandpipers.


Wine Flights will be $5 for HHT ticket holders and $10 without.

For up-to-date information about the tour, please visit the Sandpipers Facebook page.

A special thank you to the following sponsors:

332 10th Street, Manhattan Beach

This beautiful Spanish villa style home is located on a quiet and exclusive walk street, just steps

from the beach and downtown Manhattan Beach. The exquisite tri-story residence was custom

designed in 2000 by Jan Bartosik and built by Matt Morris Development to capture the essence

of Spain’s coastal living. The home features 4,894 square feet, with 4 very spacious bedrooms

plus an office, 4 baths and 2 unique powder rooms. The home includes venetian plaster walls,

unique ceiling accents, antiqued travertine tile floors, Brazilian cherry cabinetry, 4 fireplaces,

and wine cellar. In 2010, local designer Talia Frederick, of Talia Interior Designs renovated the

home’s interior to give it a truly custom and modern feel including all new furnishings.

1601 Curtis Street, Manhattan Beach

This beautiful East Manhattan Beach home was built in 2001 in a traditional, yet modern Spanish

style. The residence was designed by Louie Tomaro and built by Mike Davis. The warm and

comfortable California Mediterranean interior was updated in 2011 including all new custom

furnishings and a complete kitchen makeover by Fowler & Moore Interiors. At 5,000 square

feet, this beautiful home has four bedrooms, five bathrooms, three living rooms, and a two car

garage. The home sits on a large, quarter acre corner lot which provides ample outdoor space for

a large patio complete with outdoor fountain and a private sports court.

1556 Prospect Avenue, Hermosa Beach; Saturday & Sunday “Bonus” Home

Otherwise known as “The Green Idea House”, this two-story home was originally built in 1959

and was fully renovated in 2011 into a model for eco friendly living. The comprehensive renovation

was completed with a painstaking focus on green design, featuring sustainable and recycled

materials and solar panels that power highly efficient all electric appliances and heating systems.

Despite increasing the size of the house by almost 60%, the renovation achieved the goal of reducing

the energy load by over 80% and becoming a net zero energy and zero carbon residence. The house was

also named a case study for Southern California Edison’s net zero energy initiative. The home has since

won numerous awards and is widely celebrated for its pioneering ideas in green design.

3516 The Strand, Manhattan Beach

This authentic Tuscan style Strand home was meticulously designed and constructed in 2010 by

Shaun Sexton of Sexton Homes. Every detail of the home was intended to inspire the traditional

style found thorough out the rolling hillsides of Tuscany. This includes utilizing many reclaimed

materials such as bricks, fountains, wood beams and terracotta ceiling tiles which were imported

directly from Italy. The three-story, 5,500 square foot ocean front home features 6 bedrooms, 6

1/2 baths, a full theater, wine cellar, 2 living rooms, 3 car garage, and 2 laundry rooms all with

sweeping, Pacific Ocean views.