Weekend Opens (6/3-6/4/17)

By Dave Fratello | June 3rd, 2017


We halfway-seriously called it "Summer" last weekend, simply because the calendar and the holiday weekend made it so, by tradition.

But let's be honest. Memorial Day was a might chilly. And this weekend begins again with the fog and mild temps you'd expect of the Bay Area or early Spring here.

So the question must be asked: Are we headed for a Bummer Summer like 2010? Day after day of white skies and blustery winds when the calendar says "June" or even "July" or (gasp!) "August"?

The thought's almost too troubling.

It'll burn off and we'll all be fine, and the real estate market won't suffer a bit from a lack of bona fide Summer. Go about your business, please.

This week's video is short but features 1211 Bayview, a duplex at 217 11th and the Tree Section lot sale at 742 29th:

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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.

Tree Section

digs-cover-2100-pine-ave-manhattan-beach2100 Pine (5br/5ba, 3180 sqft.) is a special, custom home we've enjoyed greatly when it's come to market in the past.

You may have noticed this one on the cover of DIGS magazine this week, where it's called a "Timeless Treasure." Click the address above or here for more photos & info on MBC. You can read the DIGS article about the home online by clicking here and navigating to the green tab labeled "Timeless Treasure."

This is Dave's listing, open both days this weekend, and we hope you'll come by and see it for yourself. From our official description:

"[A] 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... 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 is at $3.350M and is open Sat. & Sun. from 1-4pm.

628 Marine Avenue Manhattan Beach CA628 Marine (3br/4ba, 2800 sqft.) is a custom home that didn't max out (note the 3br and less than 3000 sqft.), when custom built in 2003. But it's very stylish in its own right, and gets a rhapsodic official description as well:

"If only wine country had a beach like Manhattan Beach. This Napa Valley style residence is an icon, because it’s one of the best and most memorable homes in our rich history. Like fine wine whose grapes are most optimally grown in the best sunlight, this home sits on the high side of the hill where the 1st level is about as high as the 2nd level of houses across the street. The elevation also offers excellent privacy and allows natural light through the many picture windows without restraint. Beveled glass front door opens to a sweeping staircase and a most inviting great room. Rich, natural wide plank hardwood floors, chiseled travertine stone and well-chosen high-end sconces as well as chandeliers nonchalantly grace it throughout. Entertainer’s kitchen is stunning with a large center island, Sub Zero refrigerator, pantry and 6-burner+griddle dual oven range. The master suite is lovely: large walk-in closet, picture perfect bath and French door rear balcony. Love the privacy provided by the gated front patio. Love the driveway where kids can ride and skate. Love the spacious backyard with spa and shower. Love it all."

628 Marine starts at $3.150M and is open Sat. and Sun. from 2-4pm.

3005 Maple Avenue Manhattan Beach CA3005 Maple (5br/4ba, 3125 sqft.) is a 1990 custom-built original with lots of updates that shows fully move-in ready.

The floorplan is unusual in some respects, with an upside-down layout like you might expect in a true view location. Here, from the rear living room and large, open deck, it's more a treetop view, but pleasant nonetheless.

3005 Maple Avenue Manhattan Beach CAThere's something of modern Spanish vibe, with reasonably updated kitchen and simple baths. The upstairs living room features a very large double-sided fireplace decorated with stone.

You'll find 4br downstairs, all with sliding doors to the side yard or, in the case of the master, to the backyard. The master sports his & hers closets.

Notably, this one tried to sell in late 2014-early 2015 too high: $2.940M down to $2.699M before quitting.

It's compelling this year at $2.450M to begin. From the official description:

"Warm & Welcoming Tree Section Charmer. This home features a chef’s kitchen, with Russell Range, Dual Ovens, Subzero Refrigerator and Miele Dishwasher. Large dual-sided natural stone fireplace serves as the center of the great room. French doors open to a spacious pebbled balcony patio with fireplace, temperature controlled wine cellar, and detached Casita with en suite. Distinctive wide-plank wood flooring throughout. Four bedrooms are located downstairs with solid hand stained Alder doors. The Master Suite, with high ceilings and natural stone fireplace, opens to a pristine garden and gives a warm romantic feel. The en suite features a custom built vanity, freestanding tub, custom walk-in shower with rain head, ambient heated floor, and European warming towel rack. Additionally, the Master Suite features a His walk-in closet and a Hers walk-in room..."

3005 Maple starts at $2.450M and is open Sat. from 1-4pm. and Sun. from 2-4pm. 

742 29th Street Manhattan Beach CA742 29th (3br/2ba, 1200 sqft.) is pretty much a lot sale on a nice block. The neighbor's under construction now, so why not help out this neighborhood, already creaking from multiple new construction projects, by starting and finishing one more at around the same time. Some day there will be a break.

From the official description:

"This 700-block Manhattan Beach Tree Section, 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom home is located on one of the highly-coveted number streets. This charming home presents the unique opportunity for buyers looking to move in and add their own taste or build on the large, bright and level 40 x 120 lot. Enjoy all that Manhattan Beach has to offer with the peaceful lifestyle of the Tree Section..."

742 29th starts at $1.899M and is open Sat. and Sun. from 2-4pm.

2909 Laurel Avenue Manhattan Beach CA2909 Laurel (5br/4ba, 3700 sqft.) does not yet have an official description. It was a late addition to the MLS and to the brokers' tours Friday, and we haven't seen this version of it, recalling it only from past market offerings. 

Promoting recycling, as we sometimes do here, we'll share the official description from the last time 2909 Laurel was offered for sale:

"This home has the charm and feel of a plantation home built in the South. One of a kind, top quality ... Craftsman featuring 4 bed + office and a additional playroom/movie theatre, 3 1/2 bath with over 3700+ square ft built in 2005. Enter the home through the oversized front porch into the large vaulted ceiling living room with dual extra large fans. The kitchen features white shaker cabinetry, extra large island, top of the line appliances and 2 walk in pantries. The beautiful master suite has french doors overlooking the living room and the master bath even has a steam shower. The west facing backyard has a zen like feel with built in bbq and astroturf play area for the kids. The epoxy floor garage is extra long for bikes, toys, etc and there is also 270 sq ft attic for additional storage... It is not your typical tree section cookie cutter home."

2909 Laurel starts at $3.399M and is open Sat. and Sun. from 2-4pm. 

Sand Section

1211 Bayview Drive Manhattan Beach CA1211 Bayview (4br/4ba, 2350 sqft.) is a newer (well, 2007) modern townhome with a prime downtown spot and plenty of upgrades. It shows nearly new. 

High ceilings and lots of glass upstairs make for an inviting, bright entertaining space. The lowest level hosts 3br, an office nook, laundry and storage... much more than you'd expect to find in a half-lot townhome.

This one presold before hitting the market in Oct. 2015 for $3.600M. (Here's that old, sold listing.) It's back now with a modest markup to $3.795M. From the (new) official description:

"This stunning coastal contemporary home gives new meaning to the word COOL! ... [T]houghtful attention to detail has resulted in a design aesthetic & quality construction desired by many but obtained by few. Features include extensive use of mahogany & warm exotic woods throughout the interior & exterior, striped grain cabinetry, cherry wood flooring, Fleetwood windows & pocket doors, electronic window coverings, central A/C, skylights, central vacuum, all Viking stainless steel kitchen appliances, honed concrete & Caesarstone countertops, & more!! Conceptually constructed to capitalize on the broad sweeping Pacific Ocean views to the north & directly west, as well as the view of the downtown MB Pier, sliding glass walls access the main floor deck strategically located adjacent to the kitchen & great room/dining areas allowing for indoor/outdoor entertaining at its best!! Luxurious private 2nd level master bedroom suite & third level with 3 more bedrooms & a separate office/study area with built-in cabinetry & laundry room, complete this family functional floor plan. Custom stainless steel garage door & exterior lighting add drama to the overall impact of this architectural masterpiece. Saving the best for last, the coveted heart of downtown location should seal the deal - steps to the beach, Pier, shops, & 40+ restaurants..."

1211 Bayview starts at $3.795M and is open Sat. and Sun. from 2-5pm. 

East MB

3 Coronado Court Manhattan Beach CA3 Coronado Ct (2br/3ba 1575 sqft.) is a modernized court home in the Village. From the official description:

"[G]orgeous turnkey townhouse in a lovely gated community of Manhattan Village. This move-in ready 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath home offers a bright floor plan with many upgrades. Take notice of the updated kitchen with granite counter tops & stainless steel appliances and remodeled bathrooms. Living room has a cozy fireplace and opens to a spacious private patio great for entertaining. Large master suite with vaulted ceilings and private bath with relaxing oversized tub. Additional great features include two balconies, plenty of storage and attached 2-car garage with direct access."

3 Coronado Ct starts at $1.150M and is open Sun. from 1-5pm. 

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