Sunday Opens (11/29)

By Dave Fratello | November 29th, 2009
No question, the headline open house already happened: Saturday's frenzied probate-auction open at 1801 Elm. A bit like the "old days" there. More on that one this coming week, along with a pricing poll.

Of course, this holiday weekend's pickings are limited, but there are some worth a peek.

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

What would any weekend be without another open at 116 Terraza? This time they're celebrating a $1m price cut to $8.999m. Open Sun. 1-4pm.

Lamar Odom's place is open again, too. That's 1639 5th (5br/5ba, 4175 sq. ft.), still at $2.399m. (For more, see our first discussion in "Weekend Opens (10/31-11/1).") It's pictured here, and open Sun. 1-4pm.

For what it's worth on this lazy Sunday, we'll note that Lamar and his new bride are said to have already found their new home, this one in Tarzana (not Terraza), last priced at $3.995m (click for pics & details via Redfin). It's about twice the size of the MB home and with far fewer neighbors. 

Sand Section

105 Crest is a TH offering 3br/4ba, 2325 sq. ft. in a fairly sleepy area down South.

The listing doesn't offer an exterior pic, but does make a point of showing this ocean peek, so we're running with that. 

The early-90s build has some updates, and, they say, a big master. Starts at $1.425m and $615/PSF, notably lower by the square foot than nearby, smaller 325 2nd, which lacks the peek.

105 Crest is open Sun. 2-4pm.

317 8th is a corner lot at Crest on a flat walkstreet right near downtown.

Mainly it's a lot-value sale, though someone seeking the walkstreet lifestyle might just break down and go for the $1.699m or so that the sellers seek.

Just across the street, the lot-and-a-half at 316 8th sold recently (closed in mid-Sept.) for $2.150m.

317 8th is open Sun. 1-4pm.

Tree Section

If you're near downtown, once again a couple of 12th St. listings are open. Just a quick few steps up off Ardmore you'll find:

521 12th (4br/3ba, 3000 sq. ft.) is a near-total remodel that's now marking 5 full months on market, going on 6.

(A recent bogus re-list actually wiped out the proper CDOM, but the listing began June 7.)

It's a skinny 80s home with major updates that began at $2.295m and has just cut to $2.079m, still a tad ambitious.  Sellers paid $1.760m in Jan. 2006 before going for the re-do.

Open Sun. 1-4pm.

Just up the hill is 645 12th, huge (5br/6ba, 4875 sq. ft.) new construction near the top of the hill on 12th St.

It's got all the luxe appointments of a new-era Mediterranean plus disappearing doors that reveal ocean and PV views.

This one began more than 400 days ago at $4.499m, and still has a price issue, apparently, even $900k lighter at $3.599m

Open Sun. 2-4pm.

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