Former SJ Sharks star Marty McSorley offers California beach house for $23 million
By Wendy Bowman | Dirtiness
More than two decades ago, Marty McSorley paid around $600,000 for an aging Spanish Colonial-style home along the Hermosa Beach Strand. The former LA Kings and San Jose Sharks hockey player and his wife Leanne Schuster, a former professional beach volleyball player, later razed the structure; they then hired the architect Grant Kirkpatrick and constructor Dave Baldwin to create a stunning contemporary beach house. Now, after spending years in their personalized crib, the couple have decided to sell. New on the market, their home is asking for a whopping $22.9 million.
Tucked safely behind walls and gates, and in front of an attached two-car garage, the stucco and copper roof structure is nestled comfortably between two homes on a double lot offering over 60 feet of ocean frontage. . A cozy courtyard hosts a combination pool and spa, as well as a small grassy courtyard flanked by a built-in barbecue and a covered patio sporting a cozy wood-burning fireplace. Once inside, five bedrooms and four bathrooms are spread over 4,373 square feet of living space punctuated by high-quality stone, tile, and wood finishes, and interiors that take advantage of sea views. ocean and Manhattan Beach Pier via large windows and walls of glass.
The front door opens into a foyer displaying a spiral staircase topped with a pendant light resembling a ship’s navigation light. From here, a spacious open-concept space overlooking the volleyball courts, ocean, and sand contains a living room warmed by a fireplace set into a wall of stacked stones reaching to the sloping wood-beamed ceiling. An adjacent dining area next to a walk-in bar connects to the gourmet kitchen, which is outfitted with a dining island, Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances, and a bright breakfast nook with an integrated bench.
Upstairs, a trio of bedrooms include a spacious main retreat complete with a showroom-style closet. An ocean-view deck borders the deluxe soaking tub, which is outfitted with two vanities, a soaking tub, and a large frameless shower. In the basement, a huge entertainment area houses a kitchenette and sliding glass doors leading to a patio, as well as a 670-bottle wine cellar and office space. An additional bedroom on this floor contains a spa-inspired tub with steam shower; and to top it all off, a convenient utility room is ideal for storing all the gear you’re sure to need to enjoy The Strand’s endless recreational possibilities.
McSorley, 58, is an Ontario-born former professional hockey player who is probably best remembered for hitting teammate Donald Brashear in the head with his stick in the closing minutes of a game between the Boston Bruins and Boston Bruins. Vancouver Canucks. Brashear lost consciousness and suffered a Grade 3 concussion, which led to McSorley’s assault conviction, one-year suspension and eventual retirement from the NHL.