Manhattan Beach New Listings (8/13-8/14/22)

By Dave Fratello | August 13th, 2022

Hoo boy, the Hill Section. We can go weeks without a new listing, there might only be 20 sales all year, and then one day: Boom!

There are suddenly 3 new listings in the Hill Section totaling $38.6M in asking prices. One (featured first below) is brand new and wide open for open houses all weekend, so check that out.

Open house times are listed below, but you can also click "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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Hill Section

319 S Dianthus Street Manhattan Beach CA319 S Dianthus Street (5br/7ba, 5685 sqft.) is new construction with true 180-degree views from the top of the hill, the kind that people always say they want in the Hill Section. The whole wide-open top floor drinks it in.

Oh, and the rest is quite nice as well. (To understate it.) Check this one out for sure.

319 S Dianthus Street Manhattan Beach CAFrom the official description:

"One of the finest homes ever built in Manhattan Beach, this unique masterpiece... is perched in the hill section and has panoramic ocean views from PV to Malibu. The ocean views are from all the main areas of the top and middle levels and the over 1,200 square feet of deck space! This home and view must be experienced in person to be fully appreciated... [S]pectacular ocean views... elegant and inviting living, kitchen, dining and office areas, and a sensational fireplace. Step out on the expansive entertainment deck via the Fleetwood sliding door system and you will find yourself looking over the pool and on to the ocean view."

319 S Dianthus Street Manhattan Beach CA"Attached to the deck is a floating staircase which can quickly ferry you down to the pool and spa with a sun deck, a barbeque island, and a sitting/dining area with a stunning custom fire pit! The ocean view family room completely opens to the backyard and features a fireplace clad with the same natural stone which wraps around the tall exterior chimney. The primary suite also features a fireplace, in this case dressed with a gorgeous natural slab. Corner pocket doors slide completely out of the way, providing ocean views and seamless access to the pool/entertainment area. The primary bathroom features a heated floor, a steam shower, a Victoria & Alberts tub, and elegant vanities finished in rift-cut white oak. All four other bedrooms show the same dedication to excellent material selection as the primary suite."

319 S Dianthus Street Manhattan Beach CA"The lowest level is full of natural light and features a first-class bar, a 250-bottle climate-controlled wine cellar, a state-of-the-art 125” open theater with a Dolby Atmos system, a pool table/game area, and a gym/wellness area. The floor plan and every detail are wonderfully thought out, whether it’s for everyday family life, entertaining, or to just relax and enjoy the spectacular views. This may truly be your only opportunity to have this rare masterpiece which is like no other." 

319 S Dianthus Street begins at $12.999M and is open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm.

319 S Dianthus Street is Listed by Ray Joseph, Radius Agent Realty.

500 N Poinsettia Avenue (5br/8ba, 8389 sqft.) is at the top of 5th Street, somewhat closer to town than 319 Dianthus, a huge 2009 build with 3 levels.

From the official description:

"Take this opportunity to preview a one-of-a-kind custom-built home in the Hill section of Manhattan Beach. Its vantage point sitting atop a “T” street with a 75ft (approx.) wide frontage and oversized lot affords this home breathtaking 180-degree views from Palos Verdes Peninsula to Malibu. Exquisite details abound in this elegant French-styled tri-level home, featuring imported materials and fine finishes that add an element of luxury and sophistication. The first level includes a billiards room with a coffered ceiling, wet bar, three TV’s, and a built-in humidor cabinet with a lighted cigar display. This level also includes a wine cellar with tasting room, a home theater, a guest bedroom, and access to a large garage that can accommodate up to 8 cars with an automated vehicle turntable for ease of parking...

"The primary suite offers a split-level space with adjoining sitting room, two fireplaces, separate walk-in closets and a private outdoor terrace with a water fountain and gym room. This level also includes a laundry room, a computer alcove, and a family room that opens up to an outdoor pool deck surrounded by lush greenery with a heated, salt-water pool and fountain feature, a spa, outdoor shower, basketball half-court and outdoor fireplace. The upper floor of the home with beautifully drawn light throughout showcases grand-scale living spaces including the formal living room and upper family room, two fireplaces and outdoor decks with sensational sunset views of the ocean."

Click here for the Virtual Tour (Video).

500 N Poinsettia Avenue begins at $22.000M

500 N Poinsettia Avenue is Listed by Kristi Frey, Strand Hill Christies International Real Estate.

513 N Dianthus Street Manhattan Beach CA513 N Dianthus Street (3br/3ba, 2470 sqft.) is a "tall and skinny" in the Hill Section with nice city views.

It just traded in April this year for $3.200M, but has been renovated since.

From the official description:

513 N Dianthus Street Manhattan Beach CA"This Manhattan Beach Stunner just underwent a recent high end design update - and no detail was spared! This 2 story beach home features 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and is nestled in the highly desirable Hill section of Manhattan Beach. With breathtaking panoramic views of Los Angeles that are particularly stunning at night with the city lights. This home has a breezy layout. Upon entry, you're welcomed by the home's chic living room, featuring a wet bar, with a built-in wine rack and wine refrigerator, floor to ceiling built-ins and a spacious balcony. The second floor is PERFECT for entertaining. The kitchen has top-notch Viking and Sub-zero appliances, tons of counter space and is naturally illuminated by our year-round SoCal sunshine. The second story living room features a built-in entertainment center, a sleek fireplace, a balcony complete with a built-in wolf BBQ, and nearly Panoramic views of downtown, neighborhood and mountains. It's breathtaking! The bathrooms have all been renovated with a soothing theme: neutral colors, chic vanities, a wavy textured shower surround - gives us resort vibes."

513 N Dianthus Street begins at $3.600M and is open Sun. 11-3pm.

513 N Dianthus Street is Listed by Ben Ryan, Sundae Homes.

Tree Section

640 33rd Street Manhattan Beach CA640 33rd Street (4br/3ba, 1710 sqft.) has an unusual vibe for MB, an architect's old project home with perhaps Asian modern/industrial influences. Superb location.

640 33rd Street Manhattan Beach CAFrom the official description:

"Amazing opportunity in the Tree Section of Manhattan Beach. First time on the market in more than 50 years. Designed and built by locally-renowned architect, John R. O’Donnell, Jr., this gem is located in a fantastic neighborhood in close proximity to shops, schools, Sand Dune Park and everything Manhattan Beach has to offer. Four bedrooms/three bathrooms, five lovely garden patios and an attached two-car garage in the rear, off of the alley. This home has been filled with love and joy and is ready for new owners to make their own or start from scratch."

Click here for the Virtual Tour (Slideshow).

640 33rd Street begins at $2.675M and is open Sun. 1-4pm.

640 33rd Street is Listed by Davina O'Donnell, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties.

Sand Section

3203 Vista Drive Manhattan Beach CA3203 Vista Drive (5br/4ba, 3178 sqft.) is a 3-year-old ultra custom build that maximizes a 1750 sqft. half lot.

The lower-level gym is dynamite, and the home packs in 5 bedrooms (including 2 on that lowest level).

Current ocean views from the top level are very good, although the neighborhood is dotted with many older homes... classics of our old beach town, if you will. They do state in the description that the one property directly west has some kind of deed restriction "which may" provide view protection for this house.

From the official description:

3203 Vista Drive Manhattan Beach CA"Exceptional upgrades fill this custom-built contemporary residence set just a few blocks from the Manhattan Beach Strand. It has been thoughtfully redesigned over the past two years... Quality touches of high ceilings, glass walls, white oak hardwoods, and multiple decks featuring some of the most breathtaking ocean views. The upper-level great room boasts unspeakable coastal views that can be enjoyed from every angle of the space. The gourmet kitchen showcases Neolith Calcutta countertops, high-end appliances, and guest seating at the large kitchen island. Pocket doors allow the entire upper level to open to the vast ocean, truly transforming the space for versatile indoor/outdoor living and positioned to maximize beautiful evening sunsets. Floating staircases or the 4-stop elevator lead you through the rest of the home... The lower-level entertainer’s suite provides versatility that will appeal to anyone. Use the additional space as a home theater, game room, or at-home gym... *Property located to the West has a height restriction easement which may provide protected ocean views."

3203 Vista Drive begins at $6.750M.

3203 Vista Drive is Listed by Daniel O'Connor, Pacifica Properties Group, Inc.

2605 Alma Avenue 2 Manhattan Beach CA2605 Alma Avenue 2 (3br/3ba, 1216 sqft.) is a smallish standalone home that is technically a townhome due to a lot shared with the neighbor to the west. (An uncommon configuration.)

Last sold in Jan. 2021, this home recently got a 100% makeover, including a great re-imagining of the lower living room, now enjoying foldaway doors to the modest front patio.

2605 Alma Avenue 2 Manhattan Beach CAYou won't often see a PPSF of $2,400+ like here. Wow. But hey, it's all done.

From the official description:

"It's all about location! This luxurious townhouse has been tastefully remodeled and will please any buyer... [B]eautiful glass railing, natural hardwood floors, gorgeous stackable stone accented wall, recessed lighting, open floor plan and UV protected windows which you can open to get your cool ocean breeze. The chef in you is going to love this kitchen that opens to the living room and dining room to host your weekend guest or quiet evening dinner as you prepare your meals with high end a stainless-steel Wolf & LG appliance. All 3 bedrooms are very generous in size. The En-suite featuring custom cabinets, beautiful cool tile finish and tasteful fixtures. The second bedroom is perfect for a gym or your weekend guest. The downstairs bedroom/family room features panoramic doors to give you the indoor-outdoor feeling as you relax and have a glass of wine from the impressive wine showcase."

2605 Alma Avenue 2 begins at $2.999M and is open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm.

2605 Alma Avenue 2 is Listed by Efi Demirchyan, Media West Realty,Inc.

400 10th Street Manhattan Beach CA400 10th Street (4br/3ba, 2964 sqft.) sports a mid-1980s build date but more of a classic, "grandma's beach house" vibe. This walkstreet is very close to downtown, and this home backs up to the 9th Place alley, not 10th Place by the market and other shops - in other words, the "better" side of 10th.

From the official description:

400 10th Street Manhattan Beach CA"Beautiful two-story contemporary home nestled on one of the most sought-after walk streets. Centrally located to downtown and just steps away from the Strand, this charming home boasts several surprises including pegged whole oak flooring, new carpet in bedrooms, den, instant hot water, plantation shutters, 2 fire places, heart redwood beamed ceilings, two interior staircases, custom built-in shelving, alarm system, and updates throughout."

400 10th Street Manhattan Beach CA"Upstairs kitchen contains a built-in Thermador range, new built-in refrigerator, granite countertops, microwave/oven combo with a cozy breakfast nook overlooking one of three decks. Spacious living room with marble fireplace opens out onto a quaint balcony with a peek-a-boo ocean view, of course perfect for entertaining. Primary suite and secondary bedroom or office located upstairs with a built-in wall AC for those rare, hot summer days. Jacuzzi tub sits in a newly-remodeled primary bathroom with a full double sink vanity and steam shower, and all bathrooms contain updated borderless glass showers. Front brick patio is surrounded by new landscaping perfect for barbecues and a little extra privacy. 2-car garage with extra parking in back and sensory lighting."

400 10th Street begins at $5.200M.

400 10th Street is Listed by Piper Moretti, eXp Realty of California Inc.

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