Saturday Opens (4/3)

By Dave Fratello | April 3rd, 2010
It's all different this weekend – the Little League fields are silent, the tourists are crawling all over town and 98% of the open houses are on Saturday. Seems this Sunday's been blocked off the calendar or something.

If you're staying local, hop on over to one of the relatively few, and special, open houses that our town has to offer on Saturday. Then tend to more important things on Sunday.

To plan your open-house tours for this week, use MB Confidential's online list of Manhattan Beach open houses (it's mobile-friendly!).

Please report back here at MBC on any open houses you visit – what you like, what you don't like, etcetera.

East MB

116 Terraza (7br/10ba, 9900 sq. ft. on a 24,000 sq. ft. lot) began last Fall at $10m, and then began a long, almost unbroken string of weekend open houses. Along the way, the price is down $2m to $7.999m.

The big Spanish mini-estate features a terrific, open great room that flows nicely to the outdoor entertaining spaces and pool, a ginormous master suite, separate kids' living room upstairs and guest quarters.

Location is completely private, with about the only worry being eventual construction noise when someone buys the lot at 117 S. Meadows, just to the east.

This is a great little tour for any out-of-town guests you may have.

116 Terraza is open Sat. 2-5pm.

Hill Section

901 Pacific (5br/6ba, 7300 sq. ft.) is another Spanish for $1m less than Terraza, and with the big ocean views you expect in the Hills.

The custom build isn't completely finished yet – you may get some story about how they chose to leave some floors unfinished so the buyers could select the wood or carpet for themselves. Uh-huh.

This is not at all your typical speckie. Some of the color choices are unique, and the covered outdoor room is special. Whatever the real backstory is, the home could be a special find.

901 Pacific is the priciest listing in the Hills at $6.995m.

Open Sat. 2-4pm.

The Sand Section seems mostly to be taking the weekend off, unless you count 521 12th and 645 12th. Both call themselves Sand listings, but we all know they're not, right? (See "The Church in the Sand?")

Tree Section

616 29th (4br/5ba, 3350 sq. ft.) is a 5-year-old Craftsman purchased new in Aug. 2005 for $2.425m.

As MBC noted the other day, in 2008, the sellers tried to sell and get out basically flat. Instead, they rented out the property.

29th is now down from the 2005 acquisition price at $2.249m.

A slightly larger and significantly more authentic Craftsman at 560 35th just closed for about $1.7m. At 29th you've got a much better location and a newer house, plus a big, sunny yard – but $550k is a big gap to bridge.

616 29th is open Sat. 2-4pm.

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