09/08/2010 03:35 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Ray Kappe-Designed Home On The Strand, Manhattan Beach

Is it a museum or just a magnificent modern? Details in favor of the "museum" argument: it has an elevator, a stainless steel entry, a three-story atrium, his-and-her bathrooms, and it's made mostly of steel and concrete. The master bedroom sounds more cozy though, as it's enclosed with curtains on all sides for complete privacy and has its own private staircase to the roof. Also warming up the house are three open fireplaces, a "Kappe signature." And if you're recognizing a nautical theme in the photos, you're right: HousingWatch notes "Architect Kappe combined aeronautical and nautical themes in the unique, curving beach house built for Louis Scheimer, a well-known animation executive who also owns a Richard Neutra-designed home."

This 5,200 square foot home was built "prior to current codes," boasts the Redfin co-listing, which means the home could be built with a rooftop pool and "expansive top decks." The property is a full three stories, with three bedrooms and six bathrooms, as well as a media room, granite bar, and wine room. The home has been listed on Redfin for a little over 200 days, but it's not so long to wait considering that this is the first time the home has been put on the market since it was built in 1985.

Photos by Scott Mayoral, courtesy of the original listing at Architecture For Sale.