Weekend Opens (2/2-2/3/19)

By Dave Fratello | February 2nd, 2019

There's not much new this week, known informally as The Calm Before the Storm.

(OK, there may actually be a storm or two we'll be contending with. With the rain, it's unsure whether even those listings ballyhooing an open house will actually be open to the public, after all.)

After the Super Bowl (Go Rams), we should see the start of our real estate market's busiest part of the year.

We've got a video this week featuring some nice new listings. One, a darling Martyrs-area remodeled cottage, sold before the broker tour (it's in escrow, anyway), so maybe just enjoy the pictures.

We do feature all-but-new construction at 215 N. Peck in East Manhattan and a few more in the video here:

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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. 

East MB

215 N Peck Avenue Manhattan Beach CA215 N. Peck (4br/4ba, 3000 sqft.) is effectively new construction, although it has a significant benefit owing to the fact that it is actually a major remodel and addition.

Specifically, the city allowed the front of the (old) home to remain as it was built, with a minimal setback, meaning it is much further forward and close to Peck than would be allowed with new construction. This results in a substantially larger yard than one might expect on a ~5800 sqft. lot.

215 N Peck Avenue Manhattan Beach CAMost of that backyard area is a pool, with a small grassy area off to one side.

The style of the home is very much of today: extremely open downstairs, with accordion-folding floor-to-ceiling doors from the living room and kitchen out to the backyard. Wide-plank white oak flooring. A beachy aesthetic to all the colors and decor.

215 N Peck Avenue Manhattan Beach CAInstead of a pocket of the kitchen being devoted to casual dining, there's a high butcher block counter wrapping part of the island. Very attractive and a bit different.

Upstairs, the master suite, at the northeast corner of the home, is in a favorable view position, high over the street, which is a hill that drops down below. There are closer-in views of rooftops and treetops, but you can see off into the distance to the buildings of downtown L.A., the hills and mountains beyond and the Hollywood sign. (This weekend, if you visit, you may not see past LAX.) The view gives a fun sense of place.

215 N Peck Avenue Manhattan Beach CAThis home is smaller overall than much comparable East Manhattan construction, at just 4br and 3000 sqft. That's still enough for most families and it brings the price in range for more potential buyers at $2.949M, versus a $3.3-$3.8M type price for a home on a 7500 sqft. lot.

More from the official description:

"Welcome to this beautifully re-imagined Coastal Plantation home located a block from award-winning Pennekamp Elementary School. The main floor is the definition of ‘open-concept’, naturally lit by large windows and nano doors that allow the indoors to seamlessly spill outdoors. A west-facing backyard with large pool & spa is complimented by a separated grassy area your family and four legged friends will love. Gather around the large kitchen island covered in wood chopblock. The chefs kitchen is expertly appointed with top-of-the-line Viking Appliances. Views from the master bedroom and living room showcase the Hollywood Sign, Rams Stadium and Downtown Los Angeles. Two additional ensuite bedrooms and laundry room are also located upstairs, with a guest room located downstairs. The master suite has a large walk-in closet with built-ins and a luxurious bathroom with an oversized tub. The laundry room is equipped to hold two sets of stackable washer and dryers for those that need a lot of capacity for a growing family. There’s also an abundance of storage space through the entire home."

215 N. Peck begins at $2.949M and is open Sat. & Sun. 2-4pm.

Sand Section

405 33rd Street Manhattan Beach CA405 33rd (3br/4ba, 2100 sqft.) is a custom SFR fairly near to Grand View and just steps up from the increasingly bustling North End restaurants, shops and all.

And there are some nice ocean views from the front corner balcony.

The '04 build could be called "warm modern," as it features wood flooring and cabinetry that are more classic and home-y, while also bearing the sharp angles, metal and frosted glass of a contemporary style.

More from the official description:

"[S]ingle family modern oasis features big Ocean Views from the Living Room, the Master Bedroom and the Front Yard. The corner lot location delivers wonderful south and west facing natural light through big view windows. The smart floor plan yields desk or sitting space in the Master Bedroom, Ocean View Dining on the top floor and in-suite bathrooms for all Bedrooms. Just a few short blocks to Dining, Shopping and the Ocean..."

405 33rd begins at $2.600M and is open Sat. 1-4pm, and also shows open Sun. 1-4pm.

468 30th Street Manhattan Beach CA468 30th (5br/6ba, 4275 sqft.) is a new modern up on the plateau (aka "the flats") that's inspired and unique. It debuted last year but is still out there looking for a buyer.

It's easy to love the high ceilings on every level, bright living spaces and the full-sized outdoor room just off the kitchen on the top floor.

To account for a slight rise in the lot from front to back, the home was built with some split levels, but this really works, helping to define spaces and ensuring that every room feels voluminous.

Style and materials are top-tier, echoing a mid-century look with completely modern, 21st-century spin. Definitely worth your time to see.

From the official description:

"Sophisticated, Luxurious, Elegant, Opulent, Extravagant and Sensuous all perfectly describe this Stylishly Open Modern New Construction Residence in the Sand Section of Manhattan Beach just 4 blocks from the Pacific... [E]xquisite designer touches... [T]his home features Ocean and Neighborhood Vistas, 5 bedrooms, 5 1/2 baths and is just a short stroll to spectacular restaurants, shops, the most gorgeous Beach in Southern California and award winning Grandview Elementary School. Come bask in the sun on the roofed exterior lounge on the 3rd floor with ocean views, outdoor TV, Fireplace, Barbecue and Bar."

"This spectacular home is located on an enviable lot at the end of a cul-de-sac street with no through traffic and a wonderful neighborhood feel."

468 30th is at $4.499M and is open Sat. 1-4pm and Sun. 12-2pm.

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