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Manhattan Beach New Listings (12/2-12/3/23)

Sure, the pace of new listings is winding down, but for those of you shopping locally, there are 28 homes open this weekend, including a sleeper/charmer in the Trees at 721 31st Street (open both days; see listing down below).

Did we mention shopping locally? It's "Local Love" weekend, and residents are encouraged to visit local shops and buy local. There are steel drummers downtown on Saturday at noon, strolling carolers Sunday 12-2 and a golf cart parade Sunday at 4pm. (See the MB News calendar for more.) While you're out and about, check out the winners of the Holiday Window decoration competition (or see them online now at MB News).

But wait, there's more. The 31st annual Holiday Homes Tour (sponsored by Sandpipers) is this weekend as well. You can tour glamorous, specially decorated homes, or just visit the Holiday Market at the Neptunian Woman's Club at 920 Highland.

As to local real estate, open house times for new listings are listed below, but you can also click SEARCHES then "Open Houses" at the top of our site, which displays all the Manhattan Beach open houses. There are also links right at the top to Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach opens.

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PLEASE NOTE: Below, we present listings new to the Manhattan Beach market this week, via the MLS. They are listed and brokered by a variety of agents and firms. The name of the listing broker and agent for each property, along with any contact information supplied through the MLS, is displayed with each property, next to the price. Blog author Dave Fratello of Edge Real Estate Agency is not the listing agent unless so stated with the listing. Excerpts of the listing agent's description of each property are provided in quotes.

Click on any property address or photo to open a new page with full listing details, all photos, listing broker and agent information, and other MLS information. Any observations and comments about listings represent the professional judgments and opinions of the author, Dave Fratello, not the listing brokers or agents. Please see our blog disclaimer.

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Sand Section

400 5th Street, Manhattan Beach, CA

400 5th Street, Manhattan Beach, CA 400 5th Street (4br/2ba, 2087 sqft.) is a full double lot on a South End walkstreet.

The significance of that double lot for the potential buyer looking to build new is that only one structure needs to be built to replace one structure. (Buyer to verify!)

400 5th Street, Manhattan Beach, CAState law (SB 330) now requires replacement of units equal to (or greater than) the number demolished on a lot, so a lot merger, or a new build on the site of a duplex, requires the creation of at least a "technical" second unit – often a nested "Junior ADU."

(That triple-lot house on The Strand led to the demolition of so many units, they'd have had to build a hotel to replace them all under today's rules.)

400 5th Street, Manhattan Beach, CASo if someone wished to build a double-lot compound-sized home on this formerly sleepy, up-and-coming walkstreet, here's a unique opportunity. (And a price with a premium for the uniqueness.)

Oh, one could also presumably split the lot and get 2 homes out of the deal. Those who like density would appreciate that outcome.

From the official description:

400 5th Street, Manhattan Beach, CA"Available and on the market for the first time in over 60 years, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to own a double lot in the highly sought-after South end of Manhattan Beach. This unique property presents a blank canvas with a multitude of options- Split the lot and build two separate homes or create a truly one-of-a-kind dream home on this over 5,500 sq. foot lot. 400 5th Street has endless potential, sitting in an iconic location just steps from the beach, downtown and all that Manhattan Beach has to offer!"

400 5th Street begins at $7.699M and is open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm.

400 5th Street is listed by Nicholas Schneider, Compass

1000 The Strand, Manhattan Beach, CA

1000 The Strand, Manhattan Beach, CA 1000 The Strand (10br/9ba, 5967 sqft.) is currently the priciest listing in Manhattan Beach, despite one property owner talking to the newspaper about a $150M listing coming up on his property.

There are 10 bedrooms because there are 4 units on this nearly 6000 sqft. corner lot in view of the pier.

1000 The Strand, Manhattan Beach, CAThe "main house" dates back 100+ years, while three additional units were added, and much of the building now sports contemporary cosmetic upgrades.

Worth noting: The owners acquired this property for $21.000M in June 2017, and listed it for sale in Feb. 2019 for $25.900M, a listing that ran 400 DOM without selling.

From the official description:

1000 The Strand, Manhattan Beach, CA"Unique, Special, Exceptional, Irreplaceable, One of a Kind! Do not miss your opportunity to own one of the most coveted properties in Manhattan Beach. Rarely do you find a home with so much character and original charm. Recently remodeled, this elegant, and iconic, estate is perfectly perched on a 4979sq ft (1 1/2 lots) South Facing Corner lot. One of the main advantages of a South Facing corner lot is the amount of sunlight you’ll enjoy. As the sun rises in the east, and sets in the west, the south side of any house will see the most hours of sunlight during the day. This exquisite property has four units and a total of 5,967sq ft of living space. It lives like a 3559sq ft 5 bedroom/ 4.5 bath Ocean Front "Main House" (included in this sq ft and bd/bth count is an attached 1024sq ft one bedroom in-law suite with full kitchen and separate entrance) and two 1204 sq ft two bedroom rear "townhouse style" guest homes. Because this home is elevated, it is very private and boasts some of the best ocean views in the Southbay. If all that were not enough, you have a large grassy yard and one of the largest entertaining decks you will ever see!"

1000 The Strand begins at $30M 

1000 The Strand is listed by Brett Zebrowski, Palm Realty Boutique, Inc.

409 Crest Drive, Manhattan Beach, CA

409 Crest Drive (4br/4ba, 4508 sqft.) is a new construction townhouse that's just getting started. There's an opportunity to partner with the developers to customize it.

From the official description:

"Immerse yourself in the pinnacle of coastal living with this remarkable new construction luxury townhome in the coveted Sand Section of Manhattan Beach. This home offers the perfect blend of contemporary elegance and beachside charm. Situated on a generous 3,331 square foot lot, the 2,508 square foot home is meticulously designed to offer 4 bedrooms and 3 ½ baths, ensuring ample space for both family and guests. The inclusion of a private elevator ensures effortless access to all three levels, making daily living a breeze. A 2-car garage provides secure parking, and the third-story deck offers a serene retreat, perfect for morning coffees, evening gatherings, or just soaking in the sun."

409 Crest Drive begins at $4.500M.

409 Crest Drive is listed by David Caskey, eXp Realty of California Inc. 

Tree Section

721 31st Street, Manhattan Beach, CA

721 31st Street, Manhattan Beach, CA 721 31st Street (3br/2ba, 1582 sqft.) boasts one of the great Tree Section locations, on a street-to-alley lot under a tree canopy along 31st St.

The land here is valuable, but the smallish home has a ton of charm to it. You've got to love the primary suit opening out the garden patio with brick surface, for instance, as well as the divided windows.

The listing calls the home both lush and "masterfully landscaped."721 31st Street, Manhattan Beach, CA

From the official description:

721 31st Street, Manhattan Beach, CA"Welcome to this meticulously cared for home in the coveted Tree Section of Manhattan Beach! This beautiful home in an A + location boasts 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a spacious artfully designed living space. As you step inside, you'll be greeted by the warmth of hardwood floors that grace the entire home. The inviting family room features a vaulted ceiling with a large skylight, creating an airy and open atmosphere... The masterfully landscaped 5,016 square foot lot extends from the street to the alley, providing both privacy and convenience. Step outside onto the bricked patio surrounded by lush landscaping. Whether you're hosting summer barbecues or simply enjoying a quiet morning coffee, this outdoor space is your private retreat."

Click here for the Virtual Tour (Video)

721 31st Street begins at $2.550M and is open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm.

721 31st Street is listed by Tami Humphrey, Palm Realty Boutique Inc.


Please see our blog disclaimer.

Listings presented above are supplied via the MLS and are brokered by a variety of agents and firms, not Dave Fratello or Edge Real Estate Agency, unless so stated with the listing. Images and links to properties above lead to a full MLS display of information, including home details, lot size, all photos, and listing broker and agent information and contact information.

Based on information from California Regional Multiple Listing Service, Inc. as of February 24th, 2024 at 3:55am PST. This information is for your personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties you may be interested in purchasing. Display of MLS data is usually deemed reliable but is NOT guaranteed accurate by the MLS. Buyers are responsible for verifying the accuracy of all information and should investigate the data themselves or retain appropriate professionals. Information from sources other than the Listing Agent may have been included in the MLS data. Unless otherwise specified in writing, Broker/Agent has not and will not verify any information obtained from other sources. The Broker/Agent providing the information contained herein may or may not have been the Listing and/or Selling Agent.