I'm not exactly sure yet how I feel about "Plantation Contemporary" as this style is being called. I think the name is terrible, maybe "Hawaii Planter" would be better, lol. But I'm not the buyer, you are. I list and sell these homes.
Here's what's available right now in new homes in this genre.
1131 6th St: Brand new beautiful Plantation Contemporary (pictured below) home brought to you by California Custom Homes and designed by Envirotechno Architecture. Features 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and approximately 5,022 SF of living space. The first floor features a large great room with fireplace and 2-story ceilings, gourmet kitchen with island which opens up to the separate family room with fireplace and glass sliders that lead to the backyard. Also on the first floor are the breakfast nook, formal dining room, walk-in pantry, mudroom, wine cellar and guest room with deck. The second floor features 3 bedrooms suites, playroom with balcony, laundry room, plus the master suite with fireplace, enormous walk-in closet, seating area and outdoor lounge. Large 50SF x 150SF lot with large backyard with fireplace and water wall. Other features include a security system with surveillance and a Vantage home automation system. 3 car garage. Prime location on a quiet street with many new custom homes. One block from the Manhattan Beach Hill Section. Completion in September, 2015.
Listed by Shorewood Realtors for $3,999,900. Put this one west of Sepulveda in the Hill Section and probably you can add another few mil to the price.
1120 6th St: Located in coveted Manhattan Beach one of the finest Plantation-style homes with a coastal vibe. As you walk in you are relaxed with soothing white walls, light colored French white oak wood floors, and tall airy living areas. The home has a spacious feel with 9-10ft ceilings, a chef's kitchen with a large island for entertaining and a living area looking up to a coffered ceiling. One of the greatest feature of the home is the enclosed indoor/outdoor patio with an old fashioned brick fireplace, Pennsylvania blue stone floors, and steps down to your huge grass backyard. Listed by Shorewood Realtors for $3,099,000.
873 9th St: Brand new "Beach Plantation" in the heart of the Hill section. This large, luxurious home by Reynolds Development features an open reverse floor plan to take advantage of the sweeping city and mountain views. There are vaulted beamed ceilings and white oak engineered hardwood floors. The top floor includes refrigerated wine room, a guest/office suite and a gourmet kitchen with a center island, top-of-the-line appliances (Wolf, Subzero), walk-in pantry and countertops made of carrara marble (center island) and quartz. There is also a fireplace in the family room which is adjacent to the kitchen. There is a great 'flow' for entertaining, highlighted by two sets of disappearing glass doors from the kitchen and the family room, both of which open onto the large view deck with BBQ island. The remaining four bedrooms occupy the first floor, which also includes a media room and offers direct access to the covered patio with firepit and the spacious backyard. The master suite includes a large walk-in closet with built-ins and a master bath with separate shower and stand-alone tub. The home has dual-zone heating and air-conditioning. There is a 3-car garage with storage room. (Note: Home is currently under construction with estimated completion in September). Listed for $4,999,000.
If you are looking for new construction but priced out of Manhattan Beach, here's some other more affordable options: