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The Sunset Magazine 2014 Idea House Opens in Manhattan Beach

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Sunset Magazine has just completed the newly constructed and designed 2014 Idea House, the first ever to be based in Los Angeles, right here in our community of Manhattan Beach. Read on for all the details on how to get inside of this home and even a chance to get FREE tour tickets, compliments of Caskey & Caskey. 

Sunset Magazine 2014 Idea House


The talk of the town in Manhattan Beach home design and concept is the unveiling of the Sunset Magazine 2014 Idea House, and the City of Manhattan Beach couldn't be more proud than to be home to this state-of-the-art, unique show piece. Newly constructed and just completed last week, this showcase home will open to the public this coming weekend for self-guided tours that will allow visitors to explore the very latest in home design, concept, and innovation.

This year’s home was designed by DISC Interiors in Los Angeles. Designers Krista Schrock and David John Dick have been teaming together since 2011 and their work has quickly become recognized by publications such as Dwell on Design, House & Garden Magazine and more. We are excited to see what their vision unfolds for us here in the 2014 Sunset Idea House, as Manhattan Beach is consistently on the forefront of developing luxury and eco-conscious design concepts both inside and outside of the home.

Built from the ground up, the 2014 Idea Home incorporates the latest “ideas” in architectural concepts, garden and landscaping, exterior finishes and of course, what’s hot in the interior design world today based on the experts at Sunset. Sunset Magazine has been building and displaying their exclusive and creative Idea House concept for many years now and you can explore all of their Idea Houses from the past by clicking here. By touring the Idea House, you will be able to see the latest in color palates incorporated with texture and textiles along with state of the art appliances and home gadgets as well as drought resistant landscape ideas, and space saving living garden concepts.

Especially exciting for those in the neighborhood who have been watching the home take shape, tours will open this Friday, August 1 and will continue through September 7, 2014. The home is located off of Meadows Ave in what is known as East Manhattan Beach. It is within walking distance to Mira Costa High School and Pennykamp Elementary School. The home is not, at this time, for sale.



In years past, the Idea House has typically been located in Northern California, so for Manhattan Beach to be selected as this year’s location is not only a tribute to fabulous Southern California living, but an honor to have been considered and chosen as the first Idea House to be completed in Los Angeles by the prestigious publication. The City of Los Angeles

The Manhattan Beach Idea House was first designed by our very own local, renowned architect, Louis Tomaro of the Tomaro Design Group right here in Manhattan Beach. The home was then constructed by Mike Davis Custom Homes, also of Manhattan Beach. Finally, the gardens and landscape were designed and installed by South Bay landscape Designers, Masterpeace Gardens.

The Caskey & Caskey team has been utilizing the design skills of the people at Masterpeace Gardens, for quite some time. We count on the talents of their crew to aid in preparing our listings to meet the market with a competitive edge. We are pleased to see that they were chosen for this very special project and are delighted that the community will be able to preview the work of the vendors we enjoy partnering with on a daily basis. Caskey & Caskey has also had the pleasure of showcasing numerous homes designed by Louis Tomaro and Mike Davis as they have listed and sold in our community over the years.



KTLA Channel 5 has been following the unveiling of the completed Idea House and have posted online a great series of preview videos. CLICK HERE to be redirected to KTLA’s website and their exclusive sneak-peek video series on the 2014 Sunset Magazine Idea House.



CLICK HERE to be redirected to ticket purchase website
CLICK HERE to be redirected to Sunset's ticket purchase portal online

Tours will run Friday through Sunday only from 10 am to 5 pm. You must have a ticket to enter. You can purchase your ticket here OR enter our ticket give-away by clicking here. The home will be featured in the upcoming 2014 issue of Sunset Magazine. This is a great opportunity to see in person how interior designers are changing our traditional concepts of how we use everyday rooms and space, how architects are taking the design of the coastal luxury home to another new level, and how landscape designers are utilizing every inch of exterior space for both functional use and artistic design. CLICK HERE for map and directions to the 2014 Idea House.



Caskey & Caskey are inviting you to a chance to win free tickets to tour this one-of-a-kind property by simply logging on to our website at www.CaskeyandCaskey.com. Create an account to be registered for a chance to win one of 4 pairs of tickets that we have purchased in advance and will be giving away to those who wish to tour the 2014 Sunset Magazine Idea House located at 111 S. Meadows Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

One lucky winner will win our Grand Prize of a pair of tickets to the Modern Homes Tour on August 16, 2014, 10am to 5 pm, based right here in Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach. This one-day event is a self-guided tour of not only the Sunset Magazine 2014 Idea House, but also five other unique and special properties in our beach community that were selected by a panel of Modern Home Tours and Sunset Magazine’s experts for their showcase of the very best in interior and garden design. The tour ends with a meet and greet wine & cheese reception where you can engage with the design team of this year’s Sunset Magazine Idea House. Tickets are $60 each and can be purchased by following this link to the Modern Home Tours website or by logging onto www.CaskeyandCaskey.com for a chance to win a complimentary pair of tickets to this special, one-day event.



1)      Logon to www.CaskeyandCaskey.com

2)      Create a new account; your new account will automatically enter you into our weekly drawing

Fine print . . . 

One (1) General Admission winner to be announced each week starting on Wednesday, July 30. Other winners to be announced Wednesday August 6, Wednesday August 13, and Wednesday August 20th.

5)      All new accounts are automatically entered into the GRAND PRIZE drawing for 2 tickets to the Modern Homes Tour on Sat., August 16th. Winner to be announced on Wednesday, August 13th.



If you’d like to explore homes for sale in Manhattan Beach similar to the one showcased by Sunset Magazine, please visit our home search widget on our website or CLICK HERE for weekend open house dates where you can preview similar properties for sale.


Dave and Jennifer Caskey 

Dave & Jennifer Caskey of Caskey & Caskey, Shorewood Realtors in Hermosa Beach, CA.