Ideally situated within The Villages (the only guard-gated community in Manhattan Beach), 23 Malaga Place W is more than just an elegant example of the highly-desirable #8 floor plan, since it also features a large, private backyard with flagstone patio, water feature, Fire Magic BBQ and Lynx refrigerator… the perfect outdoor entertainment venue. Back inside, the vaulted family room with custom built-ins and vaulted dining room with huge bay windows are joined together by a professional chef’s kitchen with custom cabinetry, handmade subway tiles, bar seating, Thermador 6-burner stove and double oven; your culinary adventures are in good hands. The sunken living room with cozy fireplace and double-height ceiling offers yet another spot for conversations to thrive. The first floor is also home to your soothing, vaulted owner’s retreat with direct patio access and walk-in closet; the adjacent ensuite bathroom ups the relaxation level with twin sinks, walk-in shower and luxurious soaking tub. Upstairs, two additional bedrooms, a full bathroom and a built-out, loft-style office space with custom built-ins provides maximum – and unexpected – convenience. With Kolby windows & casements, custom window treatments, Caesarstone counters, tankless water heater, new HVAC system, a 2-car garage and an extra storage space added beneath the living room stairs, 23 Malaga Place W is the home of your upgraded future. But make your move soon before you end up *outside* those guarded gates.