Sometimes it seems that the idea of selling just spreads along a street.

Last year, one standout was Rosecrans. This year, it's Wendy Way with a selling outbreak. (See "Wendy Keeps Running.")

With the new listing this week at 747 33rd (5br/5ba, 3800 sq. ft.), it feels like 33rd St. in the Tree Section is turning over at a good clip, too.

With a total of 6 listings/sales so far this year, these little 3 blocks west of Pacific might well give Wendy Way a run for its money when the final stats are compiled for 2014.

The "Santa Barbara" Spanish at 747 33rd is asking $2.875M, but it's hardly the priciest on the street.

You might look to 742 33rd (5br/6ba, 3975 sq. ft.), a Cape Cod with bonus square footage in the basement. That one came out at $2.998M in late June and has a deal now. (We mentioned that home on account of its most recent trade at $2.275M in 2011 in the post "Nice Bounceback on 33rd.")

Or for a really big number, take a gander at the newly closed, off-market sale at 769 33rd.

This one's got a 4 in front.

That's $4.100M for an oversized house (6br/5ba, almost 4900 sq. ft.) on an oversized lot (7400+ sq. ft.).

When new in 2008, this was called a "Spanish courtyard" home dripping with "absolutely primo finishes" and executed by the developer whose listings always call him a "master builder." The home was listed for $4.500M at the time, dropping to $3.950M, then quitting and evidently renting out.

To see 769 33rd sell now, 6 years after its market debut, calls to mind what happened right next door at the big spec house at 3305 Laurel (5br/5ba, 4300 sq. ft.), developed by the same (master) builder. That one came out in 2007 asking $3.750M, never sold, rented out and ultimately did sell just last year for $2.720M.

Early this year on 33rd, the jaw-droppingly-stunning custom Spanish at 633 33rd (4br/3ba, 3350 sq. ft.) sold for $2.815M.

A pretty penny for a not-so-huge, but very pretty house, to be sure (see our review from February), but less than the new (larger) listing at 747 and nearby 742 33rd.

Did you notice how the very high 2's are simply not unusual anymore?

Thinking smaller for a moment, though, we come to the 5th and 6th listings/sales on 33rd St. this year. 

First is the 3br mid-century modern at 576 33rd (3br/3ba, 2000 sq. ft.).

That one had a rough go on the market previously, unable to sell in 2011 for $1.475M.

This year, it sold quickly for $100K more than asking, pulling down $1.900M. The way things are going in the Trees, that's probably close to lot value.

563 33rd (4br/2ba, 1650 sq. ft.) is at the bottom of the block.

Newly listed, this one has an unusual layout and no true master, but is very nicely refreshed.

In its very tired condition back in 2010, the home sold for $1.050M.

Now, 563 33rd is asking $1.850M.

We count roughly 100 houses from Laurel down to Bell, so even if 6 seems like a lot of sales for the block, there could be more coming out right around the corner.

This year as we fail to see any Dodgers games on TV (Sunday night on ESPN will be a welcome exception), the thought occurs over and over: Should have watched more last year to catch Vin Scully. What if we're missing his last year now?

In a similar vein, maybe we're all too accustomed to the Hyperion Outfall Serenaders just always being there. You take it for granted that there's this great little Dixieland band that will pop up from time to time at a party on the Strand, or at the December fireworks, or the start line of the MB 10K, or, like this afternoon, at Polliwog Park to kick off one of the Summer concerts in the park. 

Take a shot at seeing the band today, starting at 3:45PM at Polliwog. They've been a treasured part of MB for 40 years. And while

It was just a normal mid-Summer day at the beach this week, when we happened upon something unusual.

Not one, but two volleyball practices on different stretches of beach. Small gangs of mere civilians honing their craft.

And then the reason struck: The 6-Man is coming. Heck, it's next week.

Below (or at this link) you can see our brief, fun video celebration of last year's 6-Man volleyball tourney.

Yes, with its new mid-week timing, the tourney was at a modest scale last year, but still good fun.

Enjoy the video! And make your plans for next week: Weds. July 30-Thurs. July 31, all day, on the beach. Call in sick. The players are.

Volleyball is just the kickoff to week's worth of events, including next Friday & Sat. night's Lifeguard Championships…

Sometimes it seems that no one in Manhattan Beach uses their garage to actually park cars. Except maybe at the beach.

One new construction project by the beach runs with both ideas, and mixes it all up.

At 128 14th, a new, high-end modern downtown, they've built out what they call a 6-car "ultimate" garage.

In this radical reconceptualization of garage-ness, you don't just have vacant space to roll in your SUVs, convertibles and assorted beach toys.

No, you also get a home theater with surround sound, wet bar (with keg fridge) and a sunny patio.

Raw concrete won't do for flooring. Nope, it's highly polished.

Rollup garage doors at both ends will kick up a nice breeze, but what if that's not enough?

Of course, the garage is air conditioned.

Do you…