Manhattan Beach New Listings & Weekend Picks (11/26-11/27/22)

By Dave Fratello | November 26th, 2022

This is not the week when new listings typically emerge, but it is that time of year when we often host out-of-town guests and like to show off the best of Manhattan Beach real estate, when we can.

Therefore, our post here will include some non-new listings that might be worth a walkthrough if you're trying to show off our fair city to family or friends who are visiting. (See all MB open houses at this link.)

Open house times for new listings 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.

Bonus: The list price is down $2M from its start in Summer.

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 is now at $10.995M and is open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm.

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

513 N Dianthus Street Manhattan Beach CA513 N Dianthus Street (3br/3ba, 2770 sqft.) is now listed for its third time this year, but there was a sale at one point. It sold for $3.200M in April, $200K over asking at the time.

Those were the days.

The home got a pretty thorough style makeover, with new flooring, paint and accents, but suddenly came back to market in August at $3.600M. It was cut to $3.450M before quitting last week, and has now returned, with a new agent, another $100K lighter.

513 N Dianthus Street Manhattan Beach CAWith full, standard fees, a sale at full price now would not recoup the purchase price, let alone the costs of remodeling. Welcome to late 2022.

It's too bad, because this Hill Section tall-and-skinny clearly has its charms, including city views, a sizable master, a couple of living spaces and a little saltwater pool and spa. That's a lot in one package.

From the official description:

513 N Dianthus Street Manhattan Beach CA"This sleek, contemporary home boasts sparkling city & mountain views from multiple rooms, dramatically accented by soaring ceilings and custom-built, curved, single-pane, floor-to-ceiling windows... Plus, with no fewer than four balconies (one with a Wolf grill in a gorgeous teak cabinet) and a rear yard equipped with a covered-and-heated dining/living terrace in addition to the aforementioned flagstone pool & spa with water feature, this home’s surprises just can’t be held in by four walls."

513 N Dianthus Street Manhattan Beach CA"513 N Dianthus Street’s spacious, light-filled kitchen with Viking Professional & Sub-Zero appliances is its beating heart, but the owner’s suite – which runs the entire width of the home – is its soul. With a private balcony, crackling fireplace, twin walk-in closets and a resort-like bathroom with double sinks and walk-in shower, this private enclave is an escape within an escape. With new paint inside & out, new hardwood floors, renovated bathrooms, new lighting fixtures and updated finishes, this one-of-a-kind home has it all..."

513 N Dianthus Street begins at $3.349M and is open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm.

513 N Dianthus Street is Listed by Edward Kaminsky, eXp Realty of California, Inc.

Sand Section

2701 Manhattan Avenue Manhattan Beach CA2701 Manhattan Ave. (3br/3ba, 2356 sqft.) offers a nearly-full-sized corner lot (~2550 sqft.) on a prime corner with big views and even more view potential, thanks to the existence of a park next door.

To be specific as to location, directly to the south is a parking lot that serves Bruce's Beach Park and the nearby beach. A small area of land further to the southwest, where the LA County lifeguards' headquarters is located now, was recently transferred to the heirs of the Bruce family by LA County, to recognize that the original seizure of the land was "racially motivated and wrong," to use phrasing recently adopted by the City of Manhattan Beach.

2701 Manhattan Avenue Manhattan Beach CAFrom the listing description:

"We've gone back over twenty years in the MLS, and could not find a full lot property that has sold on the open market with anything close to these unobstructed ocean views, on the 100 block of the Sand Section. This property is a rare opportunity, just four houses from the sand. The house sits on a coveted 60 x 42 double lot, which doubles the view that typical Sand Section homes offer on the more common 30 x 90 lots. Bring your plans and build an incredible new home, OR plan a whole-house renovation... Nestled on a majestic view corner, it's the first time this home has come to market in over 50 years. High Walk Score, convenient to Downtown Manhattan Beach, The North End, ride bikes to Palos Verdes, or Santa Monica... Enjoy the majestic white-water views from this property, and fall asleep to the sound of the ocean waves."

2701 Manhattan Ave. begins at $5.250M.

2701 Manhattan Ave. is Listed by Ann Walker, Sotheby's International Realty.

3608 The Strand 1 Manhattan Beach CA3608 The Strand #1 (2br/3ba, 1777 sqft.)

3608 The Strand #2 (1br/1ba, 801 sqft.)

3608 The Strand #8 (1br/1ba, 907 sqft.)

These three units are just the first 3 out of 11 in the building that are all coming out for sale now.

We would like to include more of the listing description, but it is entirely in all caps, and we don't like screaming:

"SPECTACULAR AND INCOMPARABLE STRAND RESIDENCE WITH 48 FEET ON THE OCEANFRONT OFFERS PANORAMIC BREATHTAKING WHITE SAND, WHITE WATER VIEWS OF THE OCEAN AND COASTLINE FROM PALOS VERDES TO MALIBU. COMPLETELY REMODELED, DRAMATIC CONTEMPORARY INTERIORS ON A GRAND SCALE"

3608 The Strand #1 begins at $7.300M.

3608 The Strand #2 begins at $3.600M.

3608 The Strand #8 begins at $2.900M.

3608 The Strand #1, 2 and 8 are Listed by Robert Schumann, Real Estate West, Inc.

4016 The Strand Manhattan Beach CA4016 The Strand (4br/5ba, 3500 sqft.) is modern new construction on The Strand in El Porto, featuring an ample front patio.

From the official description:

4016 The Strand Manhattan Beach CA"Welcome to one of the most unique, quality designed and built Strand homes in Manhattan Beach. This Mid-Century beach modern home is perfect for family fun with 180 degree ocean views from Palos Verdes to Malibu. Let's start with the largest outdoor patio on the entire Strand boardwalk... at 714 square feet (300 square feet is covered) you'll be entertaining family and friends with your built-in island bar with sink, refrigerator, Lynx BBQ and built-in heaters (eliminating all use of propane tanks). !st floor living has an open floor plan featuring floor to ceiling sliding Fleetwood glass doors the width of the property. The kitchen is spacious with a large stone waterfall island ideal for food prep and dining. Amenities include a large walk-in pantry, and top of the line Miele appliances featuring oven with warming drawers, microwave and extra large refrigerator. There's more fun waiting downstairs (use the three-story elevator for convenience). Basement features a theater room with built-in speakers and carpet flooring providing ideal acoustics for all your audio and video entertainment."

4016 The Strand is at $8.895M and is open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm.

4016 The Strand is Listed by John Altamura, S C Real Estate. 

2605 Vista Drive Manhattan Beach CA2605 Vista Drive (4br/4ba, 2678 sqft.) is new construction, the rear companion to 2604 Alma (now sold).

From the official description:

"New Stunning Coastal Modern Beach townhome with DELUXE quality high-end finishes throughout, A+ location, and a 3-stop elevator... The amazing gourmet cook’s kitchen boasts a vast 'Brilliant Black' quartzite stone center island with breakfast bar seating, Thermador stainless steel appliances (fridge, freezer, dishwasher), 48” Wolf range with 6 burners, griddle, and double oven, a wine fridge, and “Mont Blanc” quartzite stone countertops. The gorgeous travertine stone master bathroom has a separate soaking tub and a shower with three shower heads, including a rain shower head. The master bedroom has a walk-in closet and sliding glass doors opening to a private, wrap-around deck."

2605 Vista Drive is at $4.499M and is open Sat. 12-3pm & Sun. 2-4pm.

2605 Vista Drive is Listed by Robert Lane, Vista Sotheby’s International Realty.

Tree Section

1008 Rosecrans Avenue Manhattan Beach CA1008 Rosecrans (3br/2ba, 1797 sqft.) is a nicely spiffed up remodel fairly close to the intersection at Sepulveda.

There is a bit of a backyard tucked up and away off of Rosecrans.

1008 Rosecrans Avenue Manhattan Beach CA"Spacious 3 Bed 2 bath with LARGE family room and remodeled kitchen. Family room could easily be used as a 4th bedroom or home office/den. All of the bedrooms are a good size, and the master suite has a large walk in closet and nicely appointed bath with soaking tub. The private and inviting backyard is the perfect place to entertain family and friends or just relax in the sun. If you are looking for the beach lifestyle and an excellent school system, then come check out this well maintained beauty in Manhattan Beach’s tree section."

1008 Rosecrans begins at $1.699M and is open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm.

1008 Rosecrans is Listed by Greg Roberts, Coldwell Banker Realty.

East Manhattan Beach

23 Malaga Place West Manhattan Beach CA23 Malaga Place (3br/3ba, 2206 sqft.) is a coveted Plan 8 townhome, meaning it features a first-floor primary suite.

This one's been tastefully remodeled as well. From the official description:

23 Malaga Place West Manhattan Beach CA"[T]he vaulted family room with custom built-ins and vaulted dining room with huge bay windows are joined together by a professional chef’s kitchen with custom cabinetry, handmade subway tiles, bar seating, Thermador 6-burner stove and double oven; your culinary adventures are in good hands. The sunken living room with cozy fireplace and double-height ceiling offers yet another spot for conversations to thrive. The first floor is also home to your soothing, vaulted owner’s retreat with direct patio access and walk-in closet; the adjacent ensuite bathroom ups the relaxation level with twin sinks, walk-in shower and luxurious soaking tub. Upstairs, two additional bedrooms, a full bathroom and a built-out, loft-style office space with custom built-ins provides maximum – and unexpected – convenience. With Kolby windows & casements, custom window treatments, Caesarstone counters, tankless water heater, new HVAC system, a 2-car garage and an extra storage space added beneath the living room stairs."

23 Malaga Place begins at $2.295M and is open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm.

23 Malaga Place is Listed by Edward Kaminsky, eXp Realty of California, Inc.

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