Once the decision gets made to look for a home on The Strand, you then start focusing on some of the very significant variables that exist between Strand homes. At that point it becomes a matter of evaluating attributes like the specific location, floorplan, condition and quality of construction. 1408 The Strand combines the best of all these variables to create a timeless and incredible home. Truly a "10" location - within an easy three block walk of the shops, restaurants and nightlife in downtown Manhattan Beach. The homes on this part of the Strand also sit 20+ feet above the beach and bike path so this area is significantly quieter and less congested. Being elevated above the beach also affords whitewater views from all three levels of the home. The main living space (Great Room, Dining Area and Center Island Kitchen) are all situated on the mid level floor - same level as the garage - so the house lives easy - not a lot of up and down. Eleven foot ceilings create a dramatic volume in the main living area and a deep full-width covered deck facing the ocean seamlessly unites the indoor & outdoor living space. Upstairs you'll find 4 bedrooms, 3 baths and the Laundry Room. The Master Suite is perched in front taking in the quintessential view of the Manhattan Beach pier. Built-in cabinetry, a fireplace and ample seating complete this bedroom. The Master Bath is highlighted by a resort-like Indoor/Outdoor shower which of course has a Steam Bath and a generous his & hers walk-in closet. Finally, the lower level has all of the fun stuff! A fabulous Home Theater with 100" projection screen, Exercise Room that opens to a private courtyard with in-ground 6 person jacuzzi, a convenient 2nd Laundry area for beach and spa towels, an ocean view Office and a large Beach Room that opens to another deep covered patio fronting the Strand. Finishes include a timeless mix of Honduran Mahogany doors and windows, Montana Rockworks Stone and Copper Roofing outside. Inside, teak hardwood floors, a variety of premium limestone countertops, Walker Zanger tiles and extensive millwork tastefully accentuate the rooms. Sub Zero, Viking and Bosche Appliances. Lutron Lighting System, i-pad controlled Audio Video. Three stop elevator, Five fireplaces, oversized 3 car garage with Storage Room above. All things considered its hard to find a better situation on the Manhattan Beach Strand!