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Manhattan Beach New Listings (5/13-5/14/23)

You've gotta love Manhattan Beach. (You do have to, you do.)

This week, new to market is one listing under $1.3M and another at nearly $11.5M. Same mayor, same city, same schools. So many ways in!

Check out the details on the week's 8 new listings below.

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

570 31st, Manhattan Beach, CA570 31st, Manhattan Beach, CA570 31st (4br/4ba, 3412 sqft.) is a very custom late-90s Spanish-inspired home on the lower part of one of the best streets in the Trees.

570 31st, Manhattan Beach, CAThe home is replete with showy decorative features, including patchy tile work outside (perhaps meant to suggest an old building with bricks showing through stucco), to ornate railings, to thick columns at archways, splashy Spanish tile on the stairs and a kitchen-dominating copper vent hood.

Someone was showing off.

While the flow of the layout is pretty typical for the area, with a formal living room up at the entry and kitchen/family room in back, there are some bonus spaces. Upstairs, a wide landing area is devoted to a secondary living room/TV room, with a wet bar. There's also an open office area in the front.

570 31st, Manhattan Beach, CABesides the primary suite upstairs, both bedrooms have their own baths. Downstairs, one bedroom (showing as an office, but not shown in the listing photos) relies on a hallway bath with elaborate soaking tub and shower wand.

More from the official description:

570 31st, Manhattan Beach, CA"Nestled on the south side of charming 31st street lies this custom four-bedroom, four-bath home... loaded with deluxe features, including cathedral ceilings, custom millwork throughout, hardwood and travertine flooring, and Spanish marble tiles. An impressive, beautifully landscaped entryway welcomes you into this majestic home, where French doors flank a striking front entry. Once inside, a custom cut-out provides a peek at the iron scrollwork lining the staircase, where inlaid Spanish tiles lead to the second floor. A lovely office (or bedroom) with French doors leading to the front patio and plenty of closet space is adjacent to a full bath. Step down into the formal living room, where two-story ceilings and a huge wall of windows provide spectacular open spaces and natural light. The formal dining room is at once both bright and cozy, while the gourmet kitchen includes a stunning copper hood centered over an island with bar seating, a casual dining area, dual ovens, a spacious walk-in pantry, and a convenient desk. An inviting family room encourages you to snuggle up by the fire or throw open the French doors to the lush back patio and yard with Zen-like fountain/koi pond and an outdoor shower... The primary bath offers a generous soaking tub adjacent to the fireplace as well as a large, dual-head shower and a wide granite vanity. Two additional lovely bedrooms have their own full baths, with one boasting a Juliet balcony. This well-appointed custom home topped with a red tile roof and surrounded by swaying palms, provides an ideal combination of entertaining and quiet spaces..."

570 31st begins at $4.499M and is open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm.

570 31st is listed by Jennifer Caskey, Compass.

2311 Laurel Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA

2311 Laurel Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA2311 Laurel Avenue (6br/9ba, 6523 sqft.) aims to become the priciest home ever sold in the Tree Section, and that's saying something.

2311 Laurel Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CAWe can find 52 homes in the Trees sold over $5M, 27 sold for $6M or more, and 7 sold for $7M or more.

The two priciest ever were neighbors in the Martyrs area sold last year: 528 15th ($10.700M in March '22, off-market) and 524 15th ($9.600M in June '22).

Well, 2311 Laurel is listed 7% above the record sale to start.

And why not?

2311 Laurel Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CAIt's comparable in size to those big sales, features elite-level design and finish and a private yard with pool.

One to watch...

From the official description:

2311 Laurel Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA"This Hampton inspired 6523sqft home is an absolute UNICORN in the Martyrs section of the Trees. This rare property is perched on a level OVERSIZED, private corner lot of 8040 sqft with spacious yards, a pool & hot tub and views looking over the tree section to the hills of Malibu! It even has an ocean peek! ... The heart of the home hallmarks a double island kitchen with custom paneled Subzero refrigerator, freezer and deep beverage drawer, 60” Wolf duel fuel range, warming drawer and microwave, a butler's pantry and a walk-in pantry. Large nook for casual dining. The great room with large wall pocketing, glass paneled doors open to indoor-outdoor living with a fireplace, Infratech ceiling heaters, spacious turf yard, pool with Baja shelf, automated safety cover, oversized hot tub and a water feature that cascades into the pool. The Primary Suite opens from both the bedroom and bathroom to a private patio with fireplace and views. Primary bathroom, or "Wellness center" includes, a steam shower, an infrared sauna, an ice maker for ice baths in the beautiful freestanding tub. There’s an insanely large closet with detailed lighting and very special features you don't want to miss."

2311 Laurel Avenue begins at $11.495M 

2311 Laurel Avenue is listed by June Emerson, Vista Sotheby's International Realty.

2613 Walnut Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA2613 Walnut Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA2613 Walnut Avenue (4br/4ba, 3108 sqft.) is a late 90s, completely typical Tree Section home with nice upgrades.

2613 Walnut Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CAThe backyard is mainly a hardscaped seating area and carefully planned/tended ornamental garden.

It's hard to say about anything that's over $3M, but the start price here appears kinda low. Let's see what the market says.

From the official description:

2613 Walnut Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA"From the moment you arrive, you'll be captivated by the charming balcony and meticulously landscaped surroundings, showcasing the perfect blend of natural beauty and clean design. The exterior of the house boasts impeccable attention to detail, with a thoughtfully designed front yard that greets you with lush greenery. An inviting pathway leads to the entrance, where you'll instantly feel pride of ownership. As you step inside, you are greeted by a welcoming foyer with a stunning spiral staircase. The home boasts a formal dining room and a formal living room to help you entertain in style. The heart of the home is the modern kitchen, which seamlessly transitions into the welcoming family room. This culinary haven boasts sleek countertops, top-of-the-line appliances, and ample storage space, allowing you to unleash your culinary creativity while remaining connected to the adjacent family room. Upstairs, the bedrooms offer a peaceful haven away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. The main bedroom is an impressive size with three closets, providing an abundance of storage space. Prepare to be captivated by the stunning main bathroom, designed with impeccable taste and featuring luxurious finishes, dual vanities, a soaking tub, and a separate shower."

2613 Walnut Avenue begins at $3.299M and is open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm.

2613 Walnut Avenue is listed by Hannah Mills, 3 Leaf Realty Inc. 

13 Laurel Square, Manhattan Beach, CA13 Laurel Square, Manhattan Beach, CA13 Laurel Square (3br/3ba, 2475 sqft.) is part of a unique Tree Section community of homes near the Martyrs church that are all built around a central common area, with basketball courts, pool and other open spaces.

13 Laurel Square, Manhattan Beach, CAAll the living spaces are upstairs and somewhat bright, on the same level with that community area, while all of the bedrooms are downstairs and not quite as bright. Everything has been upgraded, although most of the remodeling visible now seems to date back to the 2019 sale ($1.890M), with flooring and at least the primary bath updated since then.

13 Laurel Square, Manhattan Beach, CATurnover in the Laurel Square development is very rare, with just 5 public-market sales in 10+ years, two of them involving this unit. The high for the complex is from 2017 at 6 Laurel Square, which had been nearly rebuilt, which got $2.265M then.

From the official description:

13 Laurel Square, Manhattan Beach, CA"Fully upgraded and ready for you to move right in including a beautifully remodeled kitchen and bathrooms, energy efficient technology, car charging port in the garage and a new AC system - this home truly has it all. Sunlight engulfs you as you wander past the two separate living areas--one that is anchored by a cozy stacked stone fireplace--and one with a niche perfect for working or learning from home. Pass the formal dining area as you make your way to the heart of the home - the kitchen. Sleek white cabinetry with designer pulls, newer stainless-steel appliances, farmhouse sink, stone counters and white subway tile backsplash adorn the walls of the kitchen, reflecting light from the above skylight as you prepare a meal. The kitchen opens to a second, more casual family room with plenty of space for a breakfast table. Oversized windows with custom shutters give tree-top views and let in an abundance of natural light. At the end of the day, you can retreat to the home's lower-level primary suite designed with relaxation in mind and highlighted by a custom walk-in closet with plentiful shelving and a spa-like bathroom with Quartz counters, marble tile details and dual sinks. French doors lead right to the shady, private yard area including a special outdoor run for your furry family members."

Click here for the Virtual Tour (3D).

13 Laurel Square begins at $2.875M and is open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm.

13 Laurel Square is listed by Brittney Austin, Vista Sotheby's International Realty.

East Manhattan Beach

1228 23rd Street, Manhattan Beach, CA1228 23rd Street, Manhattan Beach, CA1228 23rd Street (5br/6ba, 3478 sqft.) is new construction.

From the official description:

1228 23rd Street, Manhattan Beach, CA"The seamless fusion of distinguished architecture, impeccable craftsmanship and fashionable fixtures and finishes are ever present. The first level hosts an ensuite bedroom that perfectly serves as a comforting stay for overnight guests or a productive home office... The European hardwood floors and richly inspired color palette are soothing flavor of excellence and guide you through the dining area with an adjoining built-in service bar."

1228 23rd Street, Manhattan Beach, CA"You are then introduced to the large-scale chef’s kitchen that delivers generous portions of culinary function & appetizing style. It displays an ideal arrangement of the finest premium appliances, timeless custom cabinetry, and designer selected details... The bright second level presents a generously sized media room and expansive balcony with city and mountain view. This creative space easily adapts to accommodate your personal lifestyle. Four, ensuite bedrooms are also on this floor - all having their own unique character. One of the bedrooms is the luxurious master retreat with a soothing fireplace and the decadent ambience of a spa-like bath with A roomy walk-in shower, a replenishing soaking tub, dual quartz covered vanities, flattering lighting, and the most enviable walk-in closet."

Click here for the Virtual Tour (Slideshow).

1228 23rd Street begins at $3.949M and is open Sat. 1-4pm.

1228 23rd Street is listed by Joseph Nuzzolo, Thompson Team Real Estate Inc.

205 Aviation Place, Manhattan Beach, CA205 Aviation Place, Manhattan Beach, CA205 Aviation Place (3br/3ba, 1747 sqft.) is part of the "Manhattan Pointe" complex that we wrote about here just the other day.

From the official description:

205 Aviation Place, Manhattan Beach, CA"Gorgeous End Unit Townhouse in a small, gated community of Manhattan Beach! Best south-end sunlit location w/ a serene setting including a private garden patio entrance and additional south-facing private balcony. This spacious three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom townhouse boasts 1,747 square feet of living space, providing plenty of room for your family and friends to relax and unwind. The well-designed floor plan creates a seamless flow from the living room to the dining area and gourmet kitchen, making entertaining a breeze. The kitchen features high-end stainless-steel appliances, granite countertops, and custom cabinetry, perfect for preparing meals for family and friends. Laundry hook-ups inside the unit and direct access to the private 2-car garage. The community is well maintained, including a playground, sport court & several seating areas to relax. Part of the Award-Winning Manhattan Beach Unified School System. Located steps to retail and minutes to fine dining and of course the beach. This is a lovely home, come take a look!"

Click here for the Virtual Tour (Slideshow).

205 Aviation Place begins at $1.275M and is open Sat. 1-4pm & Sun. 2-4pm.

205 Aviation Place is listed by Terri Dunn, RE/MAX Estate Properties.

1256 2nd Street, Manhattan Beach, CA1256 2nd Street, Manhattan Beach, CA1256 2nd Street (4br/3ba, 2067 sqft.) is a corner-lot, single-level home at Meadows/2nd, pulled back somewhat from that relatively busy intersection with a wide front yard.

1256 2nd Street, Manhattan Beach, CAThe property is quite original with a notable degree of deferred maintenance, and will be a project for the next owner. (Should we just say "opportunity?")

From the official description:

1256 2nd Street, Manhattan Beach, CA"Discover an exceptional opportunity to own a remarkable property in highly sought-after East Manhattan Beach. This unique offering boasts a desirable southwest-facing backyard, 4 generously sized bedrooms, and large living spaces, providing an abundance of natural light that spans over 2,000 square feet of living space. The spacious corner lot features an oversized front yard with 3 mature palm trees, adding a touch of natural beauty and tranquility to your future beach property. With the opportunity to remodel or add-on, this home presents an exciting blank canvas for buyers to customize their dream home to their specific taste and style."

1256 2nd Street begins at $2.125M and is open Sat. 2-4pm & Sun. 1-4pm.

1256 2nd Street is listed by Lauren Forbes, Compass.

Sand Section

133 16th Street, Manhattan Beach, CA133 16th Street, Manhattan Beach, CA133 16th Street (3br/2ba, 2559 sqft.) is a dated duplex where the prime attraction – and it really is an attraction – is the lower walkstreet, next-to-downtown location of the lot.

From the official description:

133 16th Street, Manhattan Beach, CA"Prime walk street 3 bedroom 2 bath home with a large cozy family room featuring a wonderful fireplace. Whitewater views from the living room and front deck. Steps to surf, restaurants, and shopping. The property needs a little TLC. Nice 1 bedroom apartment over a 2 car garage with great views. This is a Trust Sale and the property is sold as is with no warranty or repairs."

133 16th Street begins at $5.699M and is open Sat. 1-4pm. 

133 16th Street is listed by William Herman, Pierside Realty 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 April 23rd, 2024 at 3:20am PDT. 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.