Redondo Beach was once a sparsely populated stretch of land with little to draw people to its shores. The Redondo Beach of today bears little resemblance to the city of nearly a century ago. But there are still some glorious architectural reminders that hearken back to the city’s early days,.

Originally built in the 1920s, 717 Esplanade underwent a meticulous three-year renovation ending in 2001 that restored the home to its original Spanish Revival grandeur while also updating the home’s amenities, and its technological, security, and home convenience features.

Today, the estate home that enjoys 100 pristine feet of beach frontage on Redondo Beach’s Esplanade, is not just representative of Spanish Colonial flavor; it fully embraces the style, offering a level of detail rarely seen. From the hand-painted ceilings and walls, to the five distinctive fireplaces, to the exquisite use of stone and authentic tile, this home is every bit as spectacular as you would expect a landmark Esplanade property to be, and a worthy foil to its beachfront location, breathtaking ocean views, and incomparable privacy.

Just consider the home’s first impression: beyond the private courtyard with fountain and massive wooden entry door with stone surround, you enter into a foyer featuring a 22-foot, wood-beamed-and-trussed ceiling leading to a grand staircase featuring Spanish Revival tiles on each stair riser. And this is only the entry.

The home’s 7,028 square feet of living space features a chef’s kitchen with large island that extends into the adjacent family room; a grand room; a living room featuring a hand-painted, 16-foot vaulted ceiling and fireplace; spacious bedroom suites with artisan cabinetry; a library with fireplace and built-in bookcases; a 500-square-foot fitness center with two large HD flat screens and full bath; an office with separate file room; a media room with a fireplace and built-in bar; and ocean views from nearly every room.

The master suite is a wonder unto itself, with a spa bath, separate his-and-her closets, wood herringbone ceiling, oceanfront balcony, and its own laundry room—one of four laundry rooms in the home (one for each floor).

Creston Smart-House Touch Panels and iPads, Lutron Smart-House Lighting System, seven-zone heating and air conditioning system, security cameras, streaming video and DVR, and 20 music zones and navigation sound control are just some of the features that have make this historic-feeling home livable for today and into the future.

Outside, the home takes full advantage of its 100 feet of beach frontage, with an infinity pool and spa, a radiant-heated deck with kitchen and ocean-view dining area, and private secure access from the terrace to the beach. Additional balconies and a ground-level loggia present numerous other options for outdoor entertaining.

The home’s location, with a front row to some of the most spectacular oceanfront views imaginable, and right on The Esplanade, where beachfront strolling is steps from the door, is what beachfront living in southern California is all about.

“Dubbed the Hollywood Riviera, Redondo Beach was once the playground for Tinseltown’s elite. Surf and sand still rule in a city that maintains the feel of a seaside resort,” said CNN Money. “Catch a few rays on the beach, then head to the King Harbor Marina and Pier to price out a yacht.”

The Esplanade, a walkway that sits parallel to the Pacific, offers an unmatched opportunity for strolling at sunrise or sunset. Or, walk through the beach gate where private stairs lead to the upper “Strand” walkway, and the Redondo Beach Pier & Marina shops and restaurants just moments away.

717 Esplanade is listed for $14,250,000 by Lauren Forbes of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.

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