Saturday Opens (2/1/20)

By Dave Fratello | February 1st, 2020

On Super Bowl weekend, no one expects you to be looking at houses. You're supposed to be looking at commercials.

There will be 24 listings opening up to the public, most only on Saturday, but some, strangely, also during the Big Game.

Just one listing is new this week, 1315 21st, but we'll also reprint some reviews of listings we have featured previously that are also open this week.

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 and Edge.

East MB

It seems there has been almost no new listing activity this year so far in East Manhattan, but if you're going to break a dry spell, 1315 21st (3br/3ba, 2600 sqft.) is quite a way to do that.

The modest face of the home hides the extravagant, exacting simplicity of the interior.

It's a single level with high ceilings and virtually no walls, creating a stunning open floorplan... really open. (And yes, "stunning" is a real estate cliché, but sometimes you have to use the right word when it fits.)

Once you're inside, you can see all the way to the backyard, past the kitchen and common areas, all the way to the backyard with pool. When the large sliding glass panels are tucked away, it's a completely open feeling.

1315 21st Street Manhattan Beach CAThere's also a side courtyard midway through the house that also opens up via disappearing doors.

It's that feeling people always say they're going for: light, bright, open, sleek, well-engineered, open to the elements.

Even the master suite has huge floor-to-ceiling glass sliders, with the room facing out to the large outdoor living space. We even noted an extra bonus: The master shower has a door to the outside, straight to the pool.

In all, a nearly magical modern for which the photos don't come close to doing justice to the home. (Well, sure, click the listing and hit "show all photos" and give them a look, but it's just not the whole picture.)

More from the official description:

"If you are looking for light, airy and stylish thats what you will find with this stunning custom home. The contemporary design and well thought out features create a flow that makes this home one of the best in Manhattan Beach. This single story 3 bedroom / 3 bath home is surrounded by giant timber bamboo and features a great room with 5 sun drenching skylights, 12 foot high ceilings along with two sets of pocket doors that bring the outside in, opening to a resort style tropical landscape and salt water pool/spa...a fabulous entertaining space!! Three separate patios allow each bedroom their own outdoor space. Teak hardwood floors, stone counter tops, top of the line appliances, indoor outdoor sound system and a spa style shower in the master are just a few of the many amenities that make this one of a kind home a stand out property. Foundation and Footings in place for future 2nd story addition, buyer to verify."

1315 21st begins at $2.499M and is open Sat. 2-4pm.

1843 6th (5br/5ba, 4050 sqft.) is a late-90s Mediterranean that has been tricked out and modernized in recent years. Splendid.

1843 6th Street Manhattan Beach CA"This 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath modern Spanish home with dual zoned Air Conditioning was renovated in late 2015. Beautiful marble kitchen and baths, new appliances, plumbing fixtures, lighting, flooring, shiplap walls and soothing coastal colors are carried throughout the home. It looks and feels like a new build with newly refinished hardwood floors... [B]eautiful thick turf and room for a pool! The kitchen caters to the chef with Viking appliances, center island and a large sink with restaurant style faucet positioned at a triple wide window. All 5 bedrooms are upstairs with a unique bedroom and ensuite bath that is appropriately tucked away for guests. The master suite is a retreat built for a King with a marble fireplace, vaulted ceilings and a balcony overlooking the backyard and beyond, to the city lights. The luxurious master bathroom has a stunning Calcutta Nilith slab shower with built in bench, spa tub area with custom cabinets to house a TV, a designated makeup area, expansive double sink vanity with loads of storage, full length mirror and a private toilet room. The master bath provides direct access to the custom closet with built-in dressers, cubbies and ample hanging."

1843 6th is at $2.949M and is open Sat. 1-4pm and Sun. 12-3pm.

Hill Section

510 N Dianthus510 N Dianthus Manhattan Beach CA (5br/5ba, 3805 sqft.) is new construction in a glamorous style.

They call it "Bel Air @ the Beach" and there's something to that. It's quite an L.A. style, rather than beachy style, with polished stone floors downstairs and modern accents.

510 N Dianthus Manhattan Beach CAThe entire first floor is open living spaces, going out to a covered outdoor room with double bbq and decent-sized yard for the area. There's a fab built-in wet bar with counter seating in the family room area.

Missing: A first floor bedroom, as all 5 are upstairs. Two sets of 2br share jack-and-jill baths.

510 N Dianthus Manhattan Beach CAMore from the official description:

"A Contemporary New Construction that embodies the definition of elegance with sleek details, stylish finishes and features throughout. This high-end quality custom home spotlights 5 Bedrooms with 3.5 Baths encapsulating a traditional floor plan with state-of-the-art technology built for optimal Indoor/Outdoor entertainment. 3-sided La Cantina sliding doors serve as the centerpiece of the home presenting beach living at its finest. Coved Ceilings with backlit lighting, the Master Suite and Spa bath, large block Italian porcelain tiles, neolith slab and cascading Chandeliers are the WOW factors in this one-of-a-kind property. Two dramatic Fireplaces, Radiant heat, a Wet Bar and Butler’s Pantry accompany the extra-large Loggia, Outdoor Kitchen, spacious Backyard with turf and privacy Landscaping. Tons of natural light, canned lighting and skylights complement the ambiance throughout the home. A traditional floor plan with 2 Levels and 3-Car Garage with Parking for 5 vehicles on site."

510 N Dianthus begins at $4.600M. Last week, it was open Saturday only, but this weekend it's Sunday only, 12-3pm.

234 Larsson234 Larsson Street Manhattan Beach CA (3br/3ba, 2300 sqft.) is a pleasant surprise.

This 1980-built freestanding TH was frumpy and dated in 2007 when it sold to a flipper, got needed makeover but then sold as a short sale in 2009.

That free makeover has been enhanced by the current owners and it almost feels new.

234 Larsson Street Manhattan Beach CAThe home has a split-level arrangement and a not-insignificant patio & small yard area. Very bright and clean.

Pricewise, this one will draw a lot of attention for being "under" $2M (by $1K) and west of Sepulveda.

More from the official description:

234 Larsson Street Manhattan Beach CA"Elegant detached townhome located in the highly desirable Hill section of Manhattan Beach with sweeping city and mountain views. A bright and open floor plan is highlighted by cherry hardwood and travertine floors, crown molding, and granite countertops throughout. The entry level welcomes two large guest bedrooms sharing a Jack & Jill bath. The west bedroom has french doors leading out to a beautifully landscaped backyard patio. The second level is home to an airy kitchen/dining area wrapping around a spacious stove-top island. Stainless steel appliances, granite counters, and clean white cabinets contrast perfectly with the dark floor and french doors of the north facing balcony. You can also access the private backyard area from the kitchen. A large formal living room and den make up the third floor along with two separate balconies overlooking the front and back yard. High ceilings, gas marble fireplace, a cozy wet bar, and powder room make this area perfect for entertaining. The sizeable master suite occupies the top floor with plenty of closet space and an en suite bath. 2 car garage with cabinet storage plus 3 exterior parking spaces. Great quiet neighborhood, short walk to many restaurants, and easy access to freeways."

234 Larsson is at $1.999M and is open Sat. 1-4pm.

Tree Section

598 36th598 36th Street Manhattan Beach CA (5br/3ba, 3050 sqft.) is a late-80s Mediterranean with some updates on the corner along Blanche.

598 36th Street Manhattan Beach CANew paint and carpet dress up the home, which had some updates to the kitchen and other areas within the past several years. The master bath is strikingly modern.

From the official description:

598 36th Street Manhattan Beach CA"First time on the market for this Classic Custom Mediterranean home! Lovingly updated over the years by its original owners, amenities include approximately 3,044 square feet of living space, 5 bedrooms (1 on main level), 3 bathrooms, living and family rooms, kitchen with stainless appliances, breakfast nook, formal dining room, 3 wood burning fireplaces with gas igniters, laundry room, newer windows and French doors, plantation shutters throughout, air-conditioning and a detached 3 car garage on the alley. The family room/kitchen/breakfast nook combination opens via French doors to a sunny, south-facing backyard with slate tile patio and grassy play area. The spacious master suite offers 2 closets (one large walk-in and one double hanging), built-in cabinetry, fireplace, balcony and a recently remodeled bathroom. There are 3 other sizable bedrooms upstairs, one with built-in bookcases to serve as a working office or library. Relax in this lovely home sipping a glass of your favorite wine pulled from the 200-bottle capacity, temperature controlled wine cellar custom built by Cellar Masters and specially featured on their web site!"

598 36th is at $2.499M and is open Sat. 2-4pm & Sun. 12-2pm.

Sand Section

308 20th Pl (aka 309 20th Street)308 20th Pl Aka 309 20th Street Place Manhattan Beach CA (5br/5ba, 4200 sqft.) 

is well-done new construction on a walkstreet with good ocean views and a favorable floorplan.

The designer partnered with the builder here used cobalt blue as an accent color just about everywhere, and it's a nice outcome.

308 20th Pl Aka 309 20th Street Place Manhattan Beach CAHISTORICAL NOTE: Dave sold the lot where this new home was built in June 2017 for $3.400M.

More from the official description:

308 20th Pl Aka 309 20th Street Place Manhattan Beach CA"Gorgeous California Coastal new construction designed by Doug Leach, built by Ken Johnson, and appointed by Paul L-Esperance Interiors. Enjoy ocean views and beach living in this lovely walk street home - just a few blocks to downtown shops, restaurants, parks, tennis courts, and the Manhattan Pier. Open floor plan with 5 bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths, spacious decks, and an incredible GREAT ROOM. Beautifully appointed with many upgrades including 3-stop elevator, wide plank French Oak flooring, Anderson windows and sliding doors, dual zoned A/C, outdoor BBQ, security system, & built-in cabinetry throughout. Gorgeous kitchen with Subzero refrigerator, freezer, and wine tower, 6-Burner stove, two Bosch dishwashers, Quartz counter tops, and a fabulous center island."

308 20th Place (aka 309 20th Street) is at $6.995M and is open Sat. 1-4pm & Sun. 1-3pm.


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