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Manhattan Beach New Listings (2/3-2/4/24)

Welcome to the calm before the storm.

Saturday's a bright, quiet day, but don't expect to do a lot of home shopping on Sunday. Stay safe.

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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Tree Section

2509 N Poinsettia Avenue, Manhattan Beach,

2509 N Poinsettia Avenue, Manhattan Beach,  2509 N Poinsettia (5br/4ba, 3294 sqft.) is a late 90s Mediterranean that's gotten a succession of stylistic remodels. This version is the best we've seen it.

2509 N Poinsettia Avenue, Manhattan Beach, As the home is built into an upsloping hillside, it's a bit vertical to get inside, but then the floorplan is fairly conventional. There a bright living room with high ceilings at the front, a flexible bedroom/office and dining room on the way back, and a large family room, kitchen with island and a newly built-in banquette.

The backyard is typical for the Trees, in this case with a goodly amount of stone-paved outdoor living space and faux turf.

2509 N Poinsettia Avenue, Manhattan Beach, You know how they made homes in the 90s – the primary suite is quite sizable and the bath nicely upgraded.

From the official description:

"[R]emodeled Spanish Modern home located in the highly coveted Tree Section neighborhood of Manhattan Beach. With an emphasis on the California indoor-outdoor lifestyle, this private residence commands attention with its architectural details... The formal dining room sets the tone for refined entertaining with a door leading to the gourmet kitchen. The Viking 6 burner stovetop, Sub Zero refrigerator and Carrera marble countertops create a culinary delight for the discerning chef. An oversized built-in dining nook also offers plenty of extra storage for your home decor and everyday necessities. Wind down your day with a yoga session in the converted downstairs bedroom, which could also double as an office. The allure continues with the spacious family TV room, which has large French doors leading to a backyard oasis... The primary bedroom upstairs is a haven of tranquility, with a balcony that offers glowing sunset vistas. The lavish ensuite features a spa-like bathroom highlighted by a deep soak Jacuzzi jet bathtub, exquisite Carrera [sic] marble finishes and a frameless glass shower for the ultimate rain experience. Perfect for a family, the second level has three more bedrooms and two bathrooms which provide versatility for various lifestyle needs."

2509 N Poinsettia Avenue begins at $4.399M and is open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm.

2509 N Poinsettia Avenue is listed by Diana Turner, Vista Sotheby's International Realty.

3112 Maple Ave, Manhattan Beach,

3112 Maple Ave, Manhattan Beach,  3112 Maple Avenue (5br/4ba, 3350 sqft.) is a 2005 home with a traditional Tree Section floorplan, including 2-story living room at the entry, a flexible bedroom/office on the first floor, formal dining and kitchen/great room in back.

3112 Maple Ave, Manhattan Beach, While the original appears to have been well crafted, this home enjoys several important stylistic updates that make it easy on the eyes today.

From the official description:

3112 Maple Ave, Manhattan Beach, "[T]his home has been extensively updated for today’s buyer with a professionally repainted exterior, custom top-of-the-line kitchen, and refreshed bathrooms. Mature trees and a flagstone walkway guide you to the front door. Step into an interior laid with hickory wood and imported French limestone floors, vaulted ceilings, and sunny skylights. The two-story sunken living room is warm and inviting with a huge wall of windows and custom bookshelves... The family room is anchored by another fireplace and features custom French doors leading to the fully landscaped, private backyard. Entertain with ease by the outdoor fireplace and enjoy the simplicity of a turf yard... Upstairs, the primary bedroom is topped with 11’ ceilings and includes French doors leading to a private balcony. The primary bath is a resplendent, spa-like retreat with a huge European soaking tub, spacious walk-in shower, Newport Brass fixtures, and dual vanities. Three additional bedrooms – one with another private balcony and one with a Juliet balcony – all have vaulted ceilings, special architectural details, and gorgeous sunset views. The two additional bathrooms have both been recently updated and feature custom vanities and luxurious materials."

3112 Maple Avenue begins at $4.199M and is open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm.

3112 Maple Avenue is listed by Jennifer Caskey, Compass. 

2501 Elm Avenue, Manhattan Beach,

2501 Elm Avenue, Manhattan Beach,  2501 Elm Avenue (2br/2ba, 1091 sqft.) is a smallish cottage that's been moderately upgraded.

2501 Elm Avenue, Manhattan Beach, The listing description begins by saying "Off Marine Avenue," but another way of saying that might be "On Marine Avenue."

Maybe compromise with "along?"

From the official description:

"Off Marine Avenue, this recently renovated home is situated on a corner lot in the sought-after Tree Section. Modern upgrades encompass new laminate flooring, recessed lighting, stainless steel kitchen appliances, updated bathroom finishes, roof, and more! A standout feature is the spacious basement, offering versatility as a game room, yoga studio, or additional living space. Please note that the powder room in the basement was added without permits. Conveniently located near Manhattan Village, Greenbelt, Shopping Center, and an array of upscale shops and restaurants, this home provides a tranquil retreat from the urban buzz. Seller may consider carry. All photos were taken before tenant moved out."

2501 Elm Avenue begins at $1.990M.

2501 Elm Avenue is listed by Amir Amiri, Merit Real Estate

East Manhattan Beach

5 Cambridge, Manhattan Beach,

5 Cambridge, Manhattan Beach,  5 Cambridge (4br/3ba, 3118 sqft.) is an upgraded Village SFR with two pleasant surprises: A pretty substantial (and nicely curated) backyard, and an elevator.

With all 4 bedrooms upstairs, the addition of the elevator's a clear plus. (It lands upstairs inside a bedroom.)

5 Cambridge, Manhattan Beach, The kitchen and baths have been remodeled, perhaps in the early 2000s, and hold up nicely.

Cambridge is a short cul-de-sac street with just 10 homes. In the past couple of years, Dave has represented buyers for 2 out of 2 homes on the block that traded (including 10 Cambridge at $3.010M in November last year). Pressure's on to keep that streak going!

From the official description:

5 Cambridge, Manhattan Beach, "The vaulted ceilings shower natural light at entry, living room and bedrooms creating an open and bright ambiance. A custom Elevator accessible from Family Room to second floor provides convenience and accessibility. Exquisite, timeless upgrades include: Kitchen with quality Viking double oven, microwave and six burner cooktop with stainless hood; Sub-Zero Refrigerator and LG in garage, Bosch dishwasher, gorgeous granite counters with custom backsplash and pullout shelves in cabinetry. Stunning Beechwood flooring and quality Plantation shutters throughout; three natural gas fireplaces all with custom stone surrounds in Living Room, Family Room and Primary sitting room."

5 Cambridge, Manhattan Beach, "All Bathrooms have custom wood cabinetry accented with braided borders, light fixtures and mirrors, jacuzzi tub and showers with porcelain and ceramic tiles. For added charm a spacious Balcony with wrought iron fencing accessed from the Primary Suite great for morning coffee or evening entertaining. Dining Room and Kitchen doors open to the lushly landscaped, inviting rear and side yards accented by quality Flagstone with sprinklers, built-in BBQ with Flagstone surround, granite counter and a jacuzzi! Rare 3 car garage invaluable!"

5 Cambridge begins at $3.495M and is open Sat. & Sun. 1:30-4:30pm.

5 Cambridge is listed by Monica Ryan, Vista Sotheby's International Realty. 

1311 8th Street, Manhattan Beach,

1311 8th Street, Manhattan Beach,  1311 8th Street (3br/2ba, 1817 sqft.) is a vision made real in a way that you don't often see.

When last we saw this home in 2019 (when these owners got it), it was a typical 50s bungalow with overly ornate furnishings, a dated, galley kitchen and lovely, tiered backyard.

1311 8th Street, Manhattan Beach, It's now been redone in a bold "island" style, with rough wood planks for flooring, with gaps like you might find at a slightly ramshackle beach house. Imperfections here and there seem to be by design.

The colors are bold: white and aqua blue dominate the first impressions.

All the bedrooms and living spaces run with the theme.

1311 8th Street, Manhattan Beach, You might feel like an 8-year-old gone to visit gramma at her shore house. Your feet demand to be bare. You know that if you somehow tracked sand into the house (in East Manhattan?), there would be no reprimand.

To sum it up: They did commit to the bit.

It's not what everyone is looking for, and it's what no one expects to see. But just try not to smile.

1311 8th Street, Manhattan Beach, Oh, and the gorgeous, huge, tiered backyard, with mature trees, is still as it was, a nice asset.

From the official description:

"Discover a slice of paradise at this single-level 3-bed, 2-bath home in East Manhattan Beach. Upon entering, you are greeted by a light, bright, and airy ambiance, accentuated by large picture windows that bathe the interior in natural sunlight. The island style adds unique details and charm throughout the open-concept 1,817 square feet of living space. Enjoy the huge backyard oasis with matured trees on the expansive 50 x 152 lot, providing ample space for outdoor activities, gardening, and entertaining guests, making it a perfect setting for creating lasting memories with family and friends. Live in comfort and style in one of Manhattan Beach's most desirable neighborhoods with proximity to pristine beaches, top-rated schools, trendy shops, and a variety of dining options."

1311 8th Street begins at $2.499M.

1311 8th Street is listed by David Caskey, eXp Realty of California Inc.

Sand Section

502 Rosecrans Avenue A, Manhattan Beach,

502 Rosecrans Avenue A, Manhattan Beach,  502 Rosecrans Avenue A (2br/3ba, 1694 sqft.) is a custom 2000-built TH with a unique, contemporary vision.

We had to feature the staircase here first because the listing calls it an "architecturally intriguing staircase," so we hope everyone enjoys that.

502 Rosecrans Avenue A, Manhattan Beach, The unit features lots of interesting angles and flourishes, including high, tilted windows in front. You kinda love to see a builder take a so-so location and still play, giving the spot something unexpected. 

From the official description:

502 Rosecrans Avenue A, Manhattan Beach, "This stunning residence boasts two bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths, offering a unique and luxurious living experience. The middle level, a sanctuary of comfort, houses a guest bedroom with an en-suite bathroom, providing privacy and convenience for guests. The primary bedroom is a true retreat, featuring a cozy fireplace, a private balcony for moments of relaxation, a walk-in closet, and two separate vanities in the en-suite bathroom. The middle level is also home to a convenient laundry room, ensuring practicality in daily living. The architectural highlight of this townhouse is the beautiful arched stairwell, not only serving as a functional element but also providing ample storage space underneath, contributing to the distinctive character of the home. Ascend the architecturally intriguing staircase to the main level of living, where extravagant modern architecture takes center stage. Here, the kitchen, dining area, living room, and a half bath create an open and inviting space for everyday living and entertaining. The top level crowns the townhouse with tall ceilings, angled walls, and panoramic views of the city. This level invites natural light to flood the space, enhancing the sense of openness and grandeur."

502 Rosecrans Avenue A begins at $1.849M and is open Sat. 2-4pm.

502 Rosecrans Avenue A is listed by Bill Ruane, RE/MAX Estate Properties.


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 22nd, 2024 at 9:55am 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.