From High-3's to Mid-5's in the Trees

By Dave Fratello | June 22nd, 2018

At a point that you could call the beginning of the current upswing in local real estate, a pair of Tree Section new construction sales redefined what was possible, price-wise.

709 26th Street Manhattan Beach CAThey were 705 26th and 709 26th, oversized new homes (4900-5100 sqft. each) with basements. (Pictured here is 709 26th currently.)

The two new homes sold for $3.599M and $3.700M, respectively, basically smashing any records for Tree Section homes outside the American Martyrs area.

In a Sept. 2013 post here at MBC, we observed, "Mainly we saw similar new construction hitting $3.2M-$3.375M at the peak of the mid-2000s bubble." However, "similar" was hard to define, because the prior cycle's new homes didn't have basements, typically, and therefore were notably smaller, by 800-1200 sqft.

709 26th Street Manhattan Beach CAWhat was really new was that price point: High 3's in the Trees!

How quaint.

709 26th is now on the market nearly 50% higher than its 2013 acquisition price at $5.495M.

And something like that could well happen, because there's at least one very similar comp from nearby.

605 25th Street Manhattan Beach CA605 25th (5br/5ba, 5350 sqft.) is a block lower toward the Sand Dune, custom-built in 2015 (a bit after 709 26th was born), features a basement and similar style, and sold a year ago in mid-June 2017 at $5.475M.

As to 709 26th, when it sold previously, it was pre-market, so most people didn't have a look at it.

Now you can see what a wondrous combination of beachy and modern the home presents. Open, clean, slick and resort-like, the home is at once warm and family-friendly and also a showpiece.

The official description boldly calls the home "a higher dimension of quality and sophistication," and here's a time when we won't quibble much with the salesy language. That's actually on point.

It's a top-tier product, so 709 26th definitely has a chance.

Having set a record of sorts when new, while the cycle was just starting, can the same home now reach record territory again?

Related question: If there was a "start" to the cycle we're in now, how much is left before it's not an upswing anymore? Discuss.

For reference, below are all the highest-priced sales in the Manhattan Beach Tree Section going back to 2012.

 

Highest Sales in Tree Section Since 2012

ADDRESS BD/BA SQFT LOT PRICE $PSF DOM START $ START
Address 524 15th Street BD/BA 6br/6ba SQFT 6329 sqft LOT 6511 PRICE $9,600,000 $PSF $1,517 DOM 0 DOM SOLD SOLD 06/01/22 START $ $9,600,000 START 06/01/22
Address 616 12th Street BD/BA 5br/5ba SQFT 4300 sqft LOT 2998 PRICE $6,500,000 $PSF $1,512 DOM 0 DOM SOLD SOLD 04/27/22 START $ $6,500,000 START 04/27/22
Address 2100 John St BD/BA 5br/6ba SQFT 5400 sqft LOT 5693 PRICE $6,450,000 $PSF $1,194 DOM 63 DOM SOLD SOLD 10/25/22 START $ $6,999,500 START 10/25/22
Address 615 23rd Street BD/BA 5br/6ba SQFT 4388 sqft LOT 4404 PRICE $6,225,000 $PSF $1,419 DOM 6 DOM SOLD SOLD 07/20/22 START $ $5,999,000 START 07/20/22
Address 559 33rd Street BD/BA 5br/5ba SQFT 4442 sqft LOT 5395 PRICE $6,000,000 $PSF $1,351 DOM 9 DOM SOLD SOLD 05/09/22 START $ $5,999,000 START 05/09/22
Address 750 29th Street BD/BA 6br/8ba SQFT 4835 sqft LOT 4803 PRICE $5,985,000 $PSF $1,238 DOM 19 DOM SOLD SOLD 05/25/22 START $ $5,995,000 START 05/25/22
Address 641 27th Street BD/BA 5br/6ba SQFT 4697 sqft LOT 4800 PRICE $5,900,000 $PSF $1,256 DOM 13 DOM SOLD SOLD 11/18/22 START $ $6,149,000 START 11/18/22
Address 1145 Fisher Avenue BD/BA 5br/6ba SQFT 5014 sqft LOT 3000 PRICE $5,400,000 $PSF $1,077 DOM 22 DOM SOLD SOLD 09/02/22 START $ $5,495,000 START 09/02/22
Address 621 36th Street BD/BA 5br/5ba SQFT 4066 sqft LOT 5404 PRICE $5,150,000 $PSF $1,267 DOM 154 DOM SOLD SOLD 12/01/22 START $ $5,195,000 START 12/01/22
Address 577 31st Street BD/BA 5br/6ba SQFT 4288 sqft LOT 5025 PRICE $5,000,000 $PSF $1,166 DOM 0 DOM SOLD SOLD 04/29/22 START $ $4,999,000 START 04/29/22
Address 747 33rd Street BD/BA 5br/5ba SQFT 3798 sqft LOT 5395 PRICE $4,850,000 $PSF $1,277 DOM 9 DOM SOLD SOLD 03/15/22 START $ $4,850,000 START 03/15/22
Address 849 12th Court BD/BA 5br/6ba SQFT 3528 sqft LOT 5018 PRICE $4,750,000 $PSF $1,346 DOM 20 DOM SOLD SOLD 09/02/22 START $ $4,750,000 START 09/02/22
Address 733 12th Street BD/BA 5br/6ba SQFT 4383 sqft LOT 3005 PRICE $4,750,000 $PSF $1,084 DOM 57 DOM SOLD SOLD 11/23/22 START $ $4,995,000 START 11/23/22
Address 665 19th Street BD/BA 5br/7ba SQFT 3598 sqft LOT 4398 PRICE $4,674,000 $PSF $1,299 DOM 54 DOM SOLD SOLD 04/13/22 START $ $4,899,000 START 04/13/22
Address 3002 Laurel Avenue BD/BA 5br/6ba SQFT 3250 sqft LOT 4640 PRICE $4,550,000 $PSF $1,400 DOM 6 DOM SOLD SOLD 06/02/22 START $ $4,295,000 START 06/02/22
Address 1817 Elm Avenue BD/BA 5br/4ba SQFT 3184 sqft LOT 4487 PRICE $4,500,000 $PSF $1,413 DOM 0 DOM SOLD SOLD 08/30/22 START $ $4,500,000 START 08/30/22
Address 2905 N Poinsettia Avenue BD/BA 5br/4ba SQFT 3252 sqft LOT 4644 PRICE $4,461,000 $PSF $1,372 DOM 8 DOM SOLD SOLD 04/04/22 START $ $3,799,000 START 04/04/22
Address 562 33rd Street BD/BA 5br/4ba SQFT 3548 sqft LOT 5024 PRICE $4,460,000 $PSF $1,257 DOM 7 DOM SOLD SOLD 08/30/22 START $ $4,295,000 START 08/30/22
Address 763 29th Street BD/BA 5br/5ba SQFT 3886 sqft LOT 4195 PRICE $4,450,000 $PSF $1,145 DOM 9 DOM SOLD SOLD 06/17/22 START $ $4,600,000 START 06/17/22
Address 2913 N Poinsettia Avenue BD/BA 5br/4ba SQFT 3170 sqft LOT 4645 PRICE $4,420,000 $PSF $1,394 DOM 8 DOM SOLD SOLD 06/06/22 START $ $3,750,000 START 06/06/22
Address 2311 Palm Avenue BD/BA 4br/4ba SQFT 3588 sqft LOT 5061 PRICE $4,350,000 $PSF $1,212 DOM 7 DOM SOLD SOLD 08/01/22 START $ $3,995,000 START 08/01/22
Address 577 36th Street BD/BA 5br/5ba SQFT 4000 sqft LOT 5334 PRICE $4,249,000 $PSF $1,062 DOM 0 DOM SOLD SOLD 07/06/22 START $ $4,249,000 START 07/06/22
Address 617 36th Street BD/BA 6br/7ba SQFT 3660 sqft LOT 5404 PRICE $4,201,000 $PSF $1,148 DOM 0 DOM SOLD SOLD 02/18/22 START $ $4,225,000 START 02/18/22
Address 742 31st Street BD/BA 5br/4ba SQFT 3942 sqft LOT 4797 PRICE $4,200,000 $PSF $1,065 DOM 11 DOM SOLD SOLD 04/07/22 START $ $4,095,000 START 04/07/22

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