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Sunset Idea House 2014

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Gayle Anderson was live in Manhattan Beach for a preview of the SUNSET IDEA HOUSE 2014. Beginning Friday, August 1st, Sunset will open the doors of its first-ever Los Angeles Idea House. With interior’s by DISC Interiors, the 2014 Idea House showcases timeless design blended with modern architectural detail and coastal inspiration. The designers have punctuated the voluminous spaces with ceramics, paintings, photography, textile weavings, and handcrafted furnishings from fine artists and craftspeople from throughout Los Angeles.


The 4,500 square-foot home has 4 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms. It was designed by Manhattan Beach architect, Louie Tomaro of the Tomaro Design Group. It was designed to take advantage of Southern California’s enviably temperate climate with walls of windows in the home’s kitchen and living room spaces that retract to expand the rooms to the outdoors. Sunset selected Manhattan Beach builder Mike Davis Custom Homes to build the Idea House and oversee all facets of its complex construction. Masterpiece Gardens of Redondo Beach designed the landscape surrounding the Idea House.


The landscaping showcases drought-tolerant plantings and a no-mow lawn, an edible garden, an outdoor kitchen and living room, and a swimming pool.


The 2014 Idea House will be featured in the November 2014 issue of Sunset magazine. It will be available to tour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for six consecutive weekends, beginning on Friday, August 1st through Sunday, September 7th. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased HERE.


Also, Sunset will host the first-ever Sunset Manhattan Beach Home & Garden Tour on Saturday, August 16th. Located throughout the coastal neighborhoods of Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach, this self-driving, self-paced tour includes the Sunset Idea House and five distinctive properties selected by Sunset’s home and garden experts in partnership with Modern Home Tours. A full list of properties on the Sunset Home & Garden Tour can be found at Modern Home Tours. Tickets are $60 and include a wine and cheese reception and meet-and-greet with DISC Interiors at the Idea House. Tickets can be purchased HERE.


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Weekend tours from Friday, August 1st through Sunday, September 7th
10am to 5pm
Sunset Idea House 2014
111 South Meadows Avenue
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266


Saturday, August 16, 2014
10am to 5pm
Sunset Manhattan Beach Home & Garden Tour
Various home throughout Manhattan Beach & Hermosa Beach

If you have questions, please feel free to call Gayle Anderson at 323-460-5732 or e-mail Gayle at