SoCal Contractor was recently named one of the best home builders in Manhattan Beach by Home Builder’s Digest, and we’re in incredible company! So firstly, we want to say thank you so much to Home Builder’s Digest for including us among such a phenomenal list of custom home builders. Check out the article here.

What Sets Our Beach House Style Apart?

Manhattan Beach is one of the most inspiring places to work because of it’s eclectic architectural aesthetics and indoor-outdoor lifestyle. We love the mixture of modern residences, bohemian coffee shops, and sense of community that beach towns like Manhattan Beach cultivate. Here are some of the features we love to include in our beach houses that set us apart:

1. Seamless Indoor-Outdoor Design

Large windows and doors, flooring and natural, textural materials that carry through the spaces, indoors and out. We like to do everything we can to emphasize indoor-outdoor living, which gives our projects a modern, airy feel and makes them great spaces for entertaining. (More on that in a minute!)

2. Well-Edited Interiors

When you build at the beach, it’s impossible to forget about the beautiful landscape. We seek to emphasize that as much as possible by not distracting from the beautiful ocean views with ocean artwork, for example. We keep the interiors clean and let the understated, but upscale interior architecture do the talking.

3. Party Pads!

Many of our clients, especially by the beach, are single men looking to glam up their bachelor pads and transform them into fabulous entertaining spaces. That’s why we’re fans of an open floor plan with great flow. We like to make the kitchen, pool, or lounges central focal points in the home.

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Welcome to Bond at the Beach

Our designer Lori Dennis gives a talk-through of one of our favorite beach projects in this video. It’s come to be known as “James Bond at the Beach” and is full of clean lines, and well-crafted monochromatic custom furnishings. Just an absolute dream! Watch now: