2160 Monterey Boulevard

Hermosa Beach, 90254

4 Bd
5 Ba
3,532 Sqft
3,299 Lot
$7,500,000 Current Price
Active Under Contract Status
175 Days on Market
Aug 31 First Day Active
$8,250,000 Start Price


Commandingly perched on an oversized corner lot just steps from the beach and boasting sweeping, sand, wave & horizon views, 2160 Monterey Blvd is a true Hermosa Beach icon that can never be replicated.

Envisioned by noted architect Earl Heitschmidt (designer of the original CBS Studios building, Biltmore Hotel and William Wrigley Estate), this modernist private resort features 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and 3 levels of dramatic, light-filled living space. Built for effortless entertaining, the home’s open-concept main level artfully combines a large living space with fireplace, terrace, airy dining area and sleek chef’s kitchen with stainless appliances… all sharing breathtaking ocean views. Rounding out the main level are 2 guest bedrooms.

Ascending the light-flooded, atrium-lined central staircase brings you to the owner’s escape. Here, a spacious bedroom, private office, custom walk-in closet and spa-like, skylit bathroom with twin sinks, double-headed shower and sumptuous soaking tub create an intoxicating ambiance framed by jaw-dropping ocean vistas. The best location for spotting waves, however, is either this level’s massive terrace with fire pit and custom designed, motorized retractable awnings… or the home’s crown: a rooftop terrace with 360° views.

Descending to the home’s first floor is a revelation. Here, a spacious family/game/entertainment room opens to a breathtaking backyard, almost unheard of in the sand section: intensely private, bursting with mature tropical landscaping and wrapping dramatically around the home, this secluded zen-like space offers a cedar hot tub, fire pit, water features, BBQ, outdoor shower and built-in seating.

Back inside, a spa bathroom features a sauna, and beyond lies a 480 SF sleeping/living quarters, kitchen, walk-in closet, full bathroom, and separate entrance. A clever sliding/locking wall allows the space to be locked off for independent living or fully integrated into the home.

Surrounding the oversized corner lot is an adjacent 1,360 SF of city-owned land, which is fully integrated into the property with a rare sand section landscape of succulents and fruit trees, long cultivated by the Huntington Museum’s bonsai legend Ben Oki.

Current setback/height limits ensure that nothing like this home can ever be built again. This one-of-a-kind architectural icon could still be your personal coastal estate, but the opportunity will disappear forever if you don’t act soon.


Property Details for 2160 Monterey Boulevard

Listing Details

Listing Advertised By
Dave Fratello, Edge(310) 243-6299|
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Listing Presented By
Edward Kaminsky
Listing Brokered By
eXp Realty of California, Inc, 310-427-2414
Residential, Single Family Residence
Year Built
1938 (Assessor)
MLS Area
148 - Hermosa Bch Sand

Price and MLS Information

Active Under Contract | Listing History
MLS Days on Mkt.
175 DOM
Combined DOM*
First Date Active
August 31st, 2023
Current Price
Current PPSF
Orig. List Price
MLS® #

Home Interior Information

Three Or More
Total Baths
Full Baths
Int. Sqft.
Carpet, Wood
Central, Heat Pump
Central Air, Heat Pump, Zoned
Dishwasher, Dryer, Gas Cooktop, Microwave, Range Hood, Refrigerator, Self Cleaning Oven, Solar Hot Water, Washer, Water Purifier
Int. Features
Bedroom on Main Level, Built-in Features, Jack and Jill Bath, Main Level Primary, Multiple Staircases, Primary Suite, Recessed Lighting, Smart Home, Solid Surface Counters, Walk-In Closet(s), Wine Cellar, Wired for Data, Wired for Sound
Gas, Living Room, Outside, Wood Burning
Custom Covering(s), Drapes

Room Information

Room Type
Family Room, Guest/Maid's Quarters, Jack & Jill, Living Room, Main Floor Bedroom, Main Floor Primary Bedroom, Primary Suite, Office, Sauna, Separate Family Room, Walk-In Closet, Wine Cellar
Eating Area
Area, Breakfast Nook, In Kitchen, In Living Room
Inside, Stacked
Kitchen Features
Built-in Trash/Recycling
Bathroom Features
Shower in Tub, Double sinks in bath(s), Double Sinks in Primary Bath, Dual shower heads (or Multiple), Hollywood Bathroom (Jack&Jill), Main Floor Full Bath, Walk-in shower

Exterior Information

Lot Description
Back Yard, Drip Irrigation/Bubblers, Front Yard, Garden, Sprinklers Timer, Sprinkler System
Lot Size (sq. ft.)
Lot Size (acres)
Prewired, SecuritySystem, CarbonMonoxideDetectors, SmokeDetectors, SecurityLights
Parking Spaces
Garage Spaces

View, Style & Tour Information

Catalina, Ocean, Panoramic
Virtual Tour 1

Utilities Information

Water Source

Additional Information

Buyer's Brokerage Fee

* Combined DOM (CDOM) counts the total days on market for each time a property is listed, and continues counting until the property is Canceled/Expired for 90 days, no matter which agent or broker lists the property. This figure presents a truer picture of time on market because agents sometimes "re-list" a property after it has been on the market a while to try to “refresh” the Days on Market count, or sellers may change agents when a property has failed to sell.


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Neighborhood Information

MLS Area
148 - Hermosa Bch Sand
Hermosa Beach
Zip Code
Los Angeles
# of Units

School Information


Listing/Price History

2160 Monterey Boulevard, Hermosa Beach, (MLS® #SB23161559)

Date Details Price Change
Active Under Contract (from Active)
Price Reduced (from $8,250,000) $7,500,000 $750,000 (9.09%)
First Day Active $8,250,000

Listing Summary

Quick Summary of 2160 Monterey Boulevard: This 4 Bedroom/5 Bathroom home in Hermosa Beach is priced at $7,500,000 ($2,123/PSF) . The 3,532 sqft. Single Family Residence residence was originally built in 1938 and was listed on August 31st, 2023 at $8,250,000, showing 175 Days on Market currently. Contact Dave Fratello today for more information or to go see 2160 Monterey Boulevard.


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