THIS MANHATTAN BEACH MANSION COMBINES WATER PROXIMITY, EXTREME PRIVACY, AND SOLITUDE LIKE NO OTHER HOME IN THE BOROUGH

BY TIA KIM

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The longer Brooklyn takes its spiritual and residential cues from Manhattan, the more we have a tendency to regard our coastline as scenery rather than an asset to be used. More prevalent still is the propensity to regard our high-ticket residences as the unique province of Park Slope, Brooklyn Heights, and Williamsburg. This sprawling, 7,000-square-foot villa style mansion, 40 feet from the Atlantic and just off a 1,000-foot private waterfront promenade in Manhattan Beach, is an antidote to both those misapprehensions.

Currently listed for just under $9.75 million but available to rent at $19,500 monthly, the single-family Colonial at 285 Coleridge Street, built in 1930 and with no fewer than eight associated parking spaces, weighs in at 16 rooms total and sits on a quarter-acre plot.

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Access to the ocean begins with 270-degree views of the Lower Bay from the home itself and its south/east-facing deck, along with granite patios. There’s a generous lawn closer still to the water, protected by a rock storm wall, along with access to that dedicated stretch of beach. In short, there simply has never been an Industry-covered property in the borough that combines water proximity, vistas, extreme privacy, and solitude, never mind one in an outstanding school district and just 30 minutes to Manhattan (on a fortunate day) via the Belt Parkway and BQE. Bounded by Sheepshead Bay to the north, the Atlantic to the south and east, and Brighton Beach to the west, Manhattan Beach is largely secluded from the rest of the city, and, owing to its striking beachfront homes, boasts a carefree, resort-like vibe.

The home has recently been completely remodeled in a Neo-Classical style. Just off the spacious vestibule on the parlor floor, a round staircase is sited under a portico and surrounded by marble balustrades. Four king-sized bedrooms are on the main level, including a master suite with commanding ocean views via large glass doors and oversized windows, complete with an en-suite bath with marble tile finishes, recessed lighting, and a deep-soaking jacuzzi.

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Dining and living areas are highlighted by gleaming hardwood floors, high ceilings, ample natural light, and yet more views. The second floor is comprised of three bedrooms and two baths, and features its own modern, open-concept kitchen and living area, as well as two private balconies. The capper is the lofted attic/sunroom, with simply stunning view scapes. Below the ground floor is a fully finished lower level, with five additional rooms with marble flooring, two full baths, and a large laundry room.

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