The Dion Residence: A Tranquil Californian Retreat

Explore the Dion Residence in Manhattan Beach, California, a 2023 creation by Ballentine Architects. This two-story house masterfully combines transitional and vintage styles, offering a perfect blend of elegance and family comfort.

Key features include a custom steel Dutch door, vaulted wood ceilings, and an open kitchen-living area that fluidly extends outdoors. The innovative use of natural light throughout the home enhances its connection with the Californian landscape.

The Dion Residence stands as a testament to sophisticated design that cherishes the essence of a family home.

Modern living room with a fireplace, white sofa, and large windows.
Bright living room with white sofa, fireplace, and modern decor.
Elegant living room with fireplace and built-in shelving decor.
Modern kitchen with bar seating and adjacent living area with a large sofa.
Bright modern kitchen with island, white cabinets, and open-plan living space.
Modern kitchen interior with a wooden staircase and island.
Modern kitchen interior with wooden staircase and marble island.
Modern dining room with wooden table, wicker chairs, and hanging gold light fixture
Modern home office with a clean design, wooden desk, and cozy sitting area.
Cozy living room with modern furniture and built-in bookshelves.
Bright bedroom with white walls, dresser, wooden floor, and mirror doors.
Bright, modern bedroom with a white bed, gallery wall, and swing by French
Elegant bathroom with marble sink, gold fixtures, and wall sconces.
Modern bathroom with double vanity, skylight, and wooden accents.
Modern bathroom with a freestanding tub and exposed wooden beams.
Modern two-story house with white brick exterior and black garage door.

About The Dion Residence

Discovering Transitional Elegance in Manhattan Beach

The Dion Residence, nestled in the vibrant heart of Manhattan Beach, showcases a beautiful blend of Transitional style with vintage touches. This inviting two-story home skillfully weaves together family living and stylish design elements. As you step through the custom steel Dutch door, you’re welcomed into an inviting Den. Right next to it, you’ll find a well-appointed formal Dining Room.

Seamless Blend of Indoor and Outdoor Spaces

Moving further, the home opens up into a spacious, open-plan Kitchen and Living Room. This area extends effortlessly into the backyard, thanks to striking floor-to-ceiling glass doors. This smart design choice beautifully reinforces the cherished California lifestyle, blending indoor comfort with outdoor beauty.

Upstairs, the home’s design continues to impress. Vaulted wood ceilings offer a delightful view over the Kitchen and Living Room. This feature skillfully highlights the connection between the home’s various family areas, each unique yet part of a cohesive whole.

Bedrooms: A Haven of Innovation and Fun

In the Bedrooms, innovation meets whimsy. You’ll find charming elements like a built-in loft and swing, creating spaces for relaxation and fun. The use of natural light in these rooms is thoughtful and effective. It not only enhances the beauty of the spaces but also strengthens the bond between the home’s interior and the outdoor world.

In summary, the Dion Residence is more than just a house. It’s a perfect mix of thoughtful design, functional living, and the warm, welcoming spirit of a family home.

Photography courtesy of Ballentine Architects

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- by Matt Watts