Weekend Opens (5/20-5/21/17)

By Dave Fratello | May 20th, 2017

It's time to Snoop. 

The annual "Sophisticated Snoop" tour of local homes, benefiting American Martyrs School, runs all weekend 10am-4pm. (For details & ticket locations, plus photos of the homes on the tour, click here for more.)

In an unusual turn of events, 2 of the homes on the tour are also on the market now: 316 9th (boasting 1.5 lots) and ultramodern 233 S. Meadows. Often the appearance of a home on the tour is a precursor to future marketing, but here it's simultaneous.

While the Snoop is always a great event, we're here to list the free home tours available this weekend. Like Dave's listing at 2100 Pine – we'll see you there Sunday 1-4pm.

Check out our video this week:

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To plan your open-house tours for this week, use MB Confidential's online list of Manhattan Beach open houses (it's mobile-friendly!). Our open house link always appears in our weekly wrapups and on the main front page, under "Open Houses."

Below, click any address link to view all photos and property details. And don't forget, when previewing homes here on MB Confidential, you can click "Open All Images" right above the main listing photo to get immediate display of all the listing photos at once.

Listings appearing here come from the whole MB market and may or may not be represented by MB Confidential author Dave Fratello.

Hill Section

624 9th Street Manhattan Beach CA624 9th (6br/7ba, 6350 sqft.) is close to town and gets surprisingly nice views, mainly from the top floor master suite. (Which includes a huge bath, separate home gym and views from the bedroom and a large deck with fireplace.)

624 9th Street Manhattan Beach CAThe 2005 build feels at once modern and traditional, with an open and flowing main floor layout. In back, you don't have to choose between a sports court or a pool... you get both. The location almost could not be closer to town, but it's quiet, pulled up several doors from Ardmore. Great combination. More from the official description:

"A truly exceptional estate expertly designed to elevate your quality of life. This timeless classic offers beautifully versatile living spaces with views that go on forever and a prime location that affords both privacy and access to the community activity nearby. The property is designed to showcase the panoramic views from multiple levels while bring you & yours together in an atmosphere of satisfying luxury. The expertly designed chef's kitchen is equipped with top-of-the-line appliances and an oversized center island that looks out over the magnificent ocean views. Dual side-by-side Sub-Zero refrigerators serve to manage the demands of a large, active household and add convenience when catering events at home. The master retreat is a harmonious blend of both masculine and feminine aspects and showcases panoramic ocean views from nearly every vantage point. An en suite home gym allows one to start the day right. The large and private ocean view master deck invites you to cozy up by the fireside and spend some well-deserved alone time before settling in for the evening. The 9,429 sf lot offers outdoor enjoyment for everyone, from the elevated viewing decks with outdoor fireplaces to the sport court and solar heated pool & spa. This solar powered estate home also features a bonus basement media room, formal living room, family room, breakfast room, all bedrooms and laundry on upper level, 4 fireplaces, a 3 car garage, & zoned A/C."

624 9th starts at $8.999M and is open Sat. and Sun. from 1-4pm.

Sand Section

517 Longfellow Avenue Manhattan Beach CA517 Longfellow (4br/4ba, 3700 sqft.) is a fairly spacious 2000 build near Robinson elementary and feeling not unlike it's in Hermosa Beach. The the quirks of the way the city borders are drawn, this home and a few nearby are in MB, while he rest of Longfellow west of Valley is all Hermosa. More from the official description:

517 Longfellow Avenue Manhattan Beach CA"Cape Cod style, updated and ready for your whole family... [J]ust steps to the greenbelt or the beach, and a short walk to neighborhood markets and diverse shopping. Enter this lovely home thru the grand front doors to travertine stone floors and a striking wood staircase leading you to the second floor. Including the living room, formal dining area, powder bath, family room, casual dining and breakfast bar area as well as the well appointed kitchen and a large master suite. Beautiful hardwood floors, 4 fireplaces, lots of built-ins are only a few amenities of this lovely move-in ready home. Kitchen features, sub-zero and kitchen aid appliances as well as granite counters, travertine backsplash, an island, built-in pantry and lots of storage. The large master suite with both walk-in closet and an additional regular closet with built-ins, 5 piece master bath with jetted tub, shower, separate vanity and counter space as well as lots of storage. Downstairs you will enjoy 3 more bedrooms all generously sized and two large bathrooms and an additional family room with lots of built-ins and doors to the backyard patio."

517 Longfellow starts at $3.179M and is open Sat. and Sun. from 1-4pm.

3108 Vista Drive Manhattan Beach CA3108 Vista (3br/4ba, 2000 sqft.) is a custom-build '05 contemporary in the North End, sporting what we'd have to call an ocean peek. From the official description:

"This Contemporary Single family home situated on a corner lot and surrounded by single level homes draws in loads of light from its open setting. Located in the heart of Manhattan Beach’s north end, conveniently located walking distance to restaurants and 3 short blocks to the beach and one of southern California’s best surfing areas. Entry level has two car garage, interior laundry space, one bedroom and bath. Second level has master bedroom and third bedroom both with ensuite baths. Top level has open living /dining/ kitchen layout with a half guest bath and balcony. Peek a boo ocean views. Kitchen has long center island walk in pantry and breakfast bar."

3108 Vista starts at $2.599M and is open Sat. and Sun. from 1-4pm.

132 16th Street Manhattan Beach CA132 16th (4br/5ba, 4050 sqft.) is a grand, newer home on one of the great walkstreets near downtown, in sight of the sand & surf.

The wide-open top floor features really two living areas, one in back opening to a covered outdoor room, a nice feature.

The lowest level offers a large den and a room showing now as an office, which could be a 5th bedroom if filled in a bit. The front walkstreet patio is exactly what it's all about on blocks like this one.

The middle level features the bedrooms, with the 4th among those offering pocket doors, making it something of a flex room - could be kids' living room, office, etc.

This property's return to market this year is definitely notable for one reason. In Sept. 2016 it launched at $10.499M. Now: $8.499M.

More from the official description:

132 16th Street Manhattan Beach CA"From being perfectly positioned on a prime walkstreet, literally steps to the Pacific Ocean and minutes to downtown Manhattan Beach to it’s [sic] sleek, timeless design, this home is the epitome of Southern California beach living. The sophisticated design ... incorporates coastal elements that seamlessly blend the interior with the exterior spaces..."

"Jaw-dropping ocean, sunset & whitewater views south to Catalina and all the way north to Malibu. Warm wood elements, modern lines, and exquisite top of the line finishes... Impressive amenities include a gourmet Chef’s kitchen, home office with custom built-ins, 3-stop elevator, media room with full bar, entertainment deck with BBQ and outdoor kitchen, 4 fireplaces, fully integrated Savant audio/video system, Lutron automated window shades, one touch lighting and 4-car parking!"

132 16th starts at $8.499M and is open Sun. from 1-4pm. 

Tree Section

2317 Pine Avenue Manhattan Beach CA2317 Pine (4br/3ba, 2600 sqft.) is, per the official description:

"[U]pgraded family home is an inviting backdrop for entertaining due to a very open floorplan and a welcoming living area plus a spacious dining room with fireplace. The oversized family room features a open beam vaulted ceiling, full media entertainment center and leads to the lovely private garden with custom stone fireplace, BBQ and entertaining area. A separate gym and wine cellar (approximately 500 square feet not included in the square footage of the home) with it's [sic] own private entrance from the rear yard. With four bedrooms and four fireplaces, custom built-ins, hardwood floors, and stone finishes, this charming home is a rare gem!"

2317 Pine start at $2.575M and is open Sun. from 2-4pm. 

2300 N Poinsettia Avenue Manhattan Beach CA2300 N Poinsettia (4br/3ba, 2050 sqft.)  is per the official description:

"Coastal Dollhouse right in the heart of the Manhattan Beach tree section!!!! You can't help but smile from the moment you enter this beautifully remodeled 4 bedroom, 3 bath home which has been finished to perfection and meticulously cared for by the owners. So many details to mention, including hardwood floors, wainscoting, crown molding, air conditioning, a custom built entryway with built in storage, a dutch door and high ceilings and windows that allow for loads of natural light. The chef's kitchen has stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, designer fixtures and a breakfast nook overlooking an enclosed brick patio with additional seating. The open master suite boasts a gorgeous bathroom with marble, travertine, mosaic tile, a spa tub and a dream shower. The living room has a wood burning fireplace and built-in banquette dining area with storage. Downstairs offers a family room with french doors that open up to a sweet backyard with a cabana and a treehouse! Even the detached garage is a delight with a finished office - perfect for someone who wants a home office with a little privacy."

2300 N. Poinsettia starts at $2.199M and is open Sat. and Sun. from 1-4pm. 

2100 Pine Avenue Manhattan Beach CA2100 Pine (5br/5ba, 3175 sqft.) is Dave's new listing in the Trees. Come on by Sunday! Here's the official description:

2100 Pine Avenue Manhattan Beach CA"What an extraordinary, lovely, landmark home! Custom built with architectural vision, this home blends classic American styling with modern features. At its heart is the bright and spacious great room, with high ceilings and skylights, opening to a large back patio. You’ll find a covered outdoor dining area, brick and stone paving, built-in barbecue and a fireplace. An elegant formal dining room and a flexible-use room (office, 5th bedroom) complete the first floor. Upstairs, the master suite features peaked ceilings with exposed beams made from reclaimed wood, plus a master bath that sparkles with white marble and fine tile. The additional bedrooms are surprisingly ample. Warm, distressed walnut flooring throughout the home feels absolutely right, neither trendy nor dated. The kitchen features a Calacatta marble island, custom cabinetry, 6-burner Wolf stove, butler’s pantry, wine fridge and more. Other home features include dual zone air conditioning, wainscoting, central vacuum, finished garage and separately metered electric car charger. All of this in a quiet mid-block location on a low-traffic street. Styles and trends have come and gone in the short time since this charming home was designed and built, not quite 10 years ago. It seems only to have gotten better with age!"

2100 Pine starts at $3.350M and is open Sat. from 1-4pm. 

East MB

1450 23rd Street Manhattan Beach CA1450 23rd (5br/7ba, 4750 sqft.) is pretty fab new construx east of the highway. From the official description:

"Artfully designed and executed, this 5 bedroom 5 bath home is located in a prime East Manhattan Beach neighborhood!? With a walkability score of 9+, this is Manhattan Beach living at its finest - walk to shops, restaurants, the park, and the finest elementary and junior high schools!? A stunning floor plan creates light filled interiors and fabulous family space opening to a large yard. Carefully crafted outdoor living space allows year round outside/inside entertaining for a crowd or cozy family time. Don't miss the beach shower on the side of the house! Exact attention to detail and traditional coastal finishes with a contemporary flare will attract the discriminating buyer, and extravagant touches such as his and her bathrooms are sure to please!"

1450 23rd starts at $3.535M and is open Sat. and Sun. from 2-4pm.

1608 Faymont Avenue Manhattan Beach CA1608 Faymont (3br/2ba, 1950 sqft.) is a charming Liberty Village remodel. Per the official description:

"Stunning contemporary Craftsman's use of slate, granite, wood & vaulted ceilings creates an elegant style..... Gorgeous Walnut hardwood floors flow throughout the living areas, & the Great Room is a dream of flexibility for entertaining & everyday life....... The cook's kitchen has granite counters, gas cook top with down draft, convection double oven, & island with seating......... Beautiful great room sliding doors & master bedroom French doors open onto the Brazilian Ipe deck….. Master suite has two closets & a private bathroom with marble counter, double sinks, limestone floor & a huge spa-like shower…............Extensive remodeling in 2010 added NEW: custom maple cabinetry; interior & exterior finishes; doors & windows; floors; driveway; main water line; HVAC; plumbing; electricity; and also about 500 square feet of living space…......... Additional features: 4 skylights; gas fireplace; laundry room with utility sink; well hidden 3.45kW solar panel system that is owned; redwood electric gate on driveway; tankless water heater..........a wonderful home!"

1608 Faymont starts at $1.850M and is open Sat. and Sun. from 1-4pm. 

1461 12th Street C Manhattan Beach CA1461 12th Unit C (3br/3ba, 1750 sqft.) is per the official description:

"Immaculate and the best value in one of Manhattan Beach's best neighborhoods just walking distance to award winning Manhattan Beach Meadows school and Manhattan Beach Middle School. You will have a hard time finding over 1700 square feet (btv) with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms and an attached 2 car garage at this price point. Large master suite with dual sink vanity, separate shower and Jacuzzi tub. All three bedrooms are on same level. Large open main floor living area offers hardwood floors, lots of light and opens directly into the upgraded kitchen with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances. All new interior paint and all new carpet. Located on a tree lined street and across the street from Manhattan Beach's best park, Polliwog Park. Enjoy walking to summer concerts in the park, playing tennis or feeding the ducks in the pond. Attached 2 car garage compliments [sic] the 2003 built home that offers so much more space than a 1950s beach house."

1461 12th starts at $1.099M and is open Sat. and Sun. from 2-4pm.

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