Aiming for Martyrs Numbers on John St.

By Dave Fratello | September 15th, 2022

2100 John St Manhattan Beach CANew construction at 2100 John (5br/6ba, 5400 sqft.) has been in escrow a week now.

The start price of $6.999M had been adjusted to $6.795M before a deal was inked.

2100 John St Manhattan Beach CA(The property is Listed by Barry Host, Vista Sotheby’s International Realty.)

Most Tree Section sales over $6.500M have been in the coveted American Martyrs area, west of Pacific and south of Ardmore, in the areas immediately surrounding the church and school.

Exceptions make the rule stronger.

Here are the few non-Martyrs Tree Section sales over $6.500M:

772 26th (6br/7ba, 5936 sqft.), twice - at $6.525M in 2018 and $6.900M in Feb. 2021; this one benefits from a nearly 7000 sqft. corner lot as well as an elegant custom build;

2104 Palm, a double lot with a remodeled 4500+ sqft. home on one, a sports court on the other, selling for $7.000M in June 2019 (see "More Space, More Yard, More Money");

3305 Pine, another double lot, in this case with two homes on it, one repurposed as a guest house/playland (see "Compound Rapture"), selling for $6.750M in 2016 (but lower, later, $6.000M in Aug. '20); and

1215 Fisher (5br/6ba, 5400 sqft.), in the South Martyrs Hill area, call it Martyrs-adjacent at the least, a big custom ocean-view house that's also steps to downtown, sold for $6.550M in Nov. 2020.

That's it. That's all of 'em.

Now, if 2100 John joins this short list, it must be said it's still benefiting from a great Martyrs-adjacent location.

It's only one block the other side of Pacific. And both John and Palm (next block east) have a special feel, with wider streets, many elegant homes, and little traffic thanks to how 18th St. T's off before Pacific elementary at the southern edge.

But while the rising tide lifts boats all over the Tree Section, and price records come with them, Martyrs is still going to be hard to beat.

Did you know 528 15th recently sold off-market for $10.700M?

It was already the highest-priced home of 2020 for the Trees at $8.215M.

(That's the image we created for our 2020 post. We promote recycling.)

Seems that once you've won one of those awards, it's like the Super Bowl, you just want to go get more rings.

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