Sunday Opens (3/29/15)

By Dave Fratello | March 28th, 2015

You wanted new listings... We're up to a whopping (!) total of 64 now, with a full 17 new listings in the past week.

Let's get straight to the reviews...

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

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.

Tree Section

621 13th Street Manhattan Beach CA621 13th (4br/5ba, 5650 sq. ft.) is a marvelous custom ocean-view modern home on 2 lots right at the peak of 13th St.

The views are very substantial and protected from the 2nd and top floors.

There is a substantial custom-ness to the layout, however, which may pose a challenge for typical buyers.

The first level hosts 3 bedrooms.

The middle level has the master and an adjoining room that could be a bedroom, but is currently more of a gym/office, connecting through to the master closet. Up front on the midlevel are 2 big office rooms with wondrous views. Since one is accessed through the other, it's not easy to see them as 2br on the same level as the master. It would take some work.

Upstairs, the common areas all open and have some extensive, panoramic views. The ocean-view al fresco deck would be a heckuva place to dine.

Definitely worth a look, and more if you can make the floorplan work.

621 13th starts at $6.295M and is open Sun. 2-5pm.

1308 Walnut Avenue Manhattan Beach CA1308 Walnut (5br/4ba, 3275 sq. ft.) is a 1999 Cape Cod that has gotten a good round of updates, particularly to the kitchen and master. The backyard is built out nicely for outdoor living as well.

More from the official description:

"The kitchen, island & butlers pantry counters are soap stone w/ tumbled marble backsplash. Downstairs flooring is primarily hard wood."

"Best feature is the landscaped outdoor space accessed through 2 sets of glass French doors. For entertaining or a family dinner you have a built in BBQ & counter, fridge, custom fountain, fire pit & lots of lush landscaping keeping your privacy intact."

"Upstairs are 4 large bedrooms, bonus room* (not included in footage), 3 baths & laundry room. Plantation shutters, rich custom painting, elegant wainscoting, quality stones of travertine, soapstone, marble, a 15-speaker indoor/outdoor surround system."

1308 Walnut starts at $2.599M and is open Sun. 1-4pm.

2317 Pine Avenue Manhattan Beach CA2317 Pine (4br/3ba, 2600 sq. ft.) is an older home that was added onto and remodeled somewhere along the line. It offers a very open floorplan on the main level, with common spaces and one bedroom.

The kitchen is on the small side, but open to the living and dining areas. Down some steps out to the backyard, you find a cozy outdoor living area with fireplace, and down more steps, a bonus room that could be a home gym, playroom or smallish home theater. There's a sizable wine room in there now, also.

Upstairs, all 3br are carpeted, with 2 being of moderate size. The master is pleasant and has nice treetop views. 

This home is well below the typical size for 4br homes in the Trees at 2600 sq. ft., and a bit quirky, so it's also got a "come hither" price on it, seemingly, at $2.199M.

2317 Pine starts at $2.199M and is open Sun. 2-4pm. 

626 Rosecrans Avenue Manhattan Beach CA626 Rosecrans (3br/3ba, 2150 sq. ft.) is newer, custom construction (2011) on a 3600-ish lot.

The entry is way back along the side of the house, if you're coming in off Rosecrans, with a sizable front grassy area/yard in the setback area.

Two very large bedrooms make up the bulk of the first level, with one opening to a covered porch and the front yard. You'll also see the garage off the rear, with 2-story ceilings, made possible by the downslope to the lot.

Also, out back, there's a very substantial grassy backyard with pavers to let cars get to the garage. It is quite a use of the outdoor space.

Up top, the common areas are wide-open, with a slick, custom kitchen opening to a big family room. The master's in back upstairs. 

626 Rosecrans starts at $1.699M and is open early Sun. 12-2pm.

Sand Section

315 Marine Avenue Manhattan Beach CA315 Marine (3br/4ba, 2050 sq. ft.) is the front townhome of new construction right along an alley on Marine.

That alley plus the downslope of the street give the TH protected ocean views that go on and on. It's the signature feature of the home.

The "Plantation" style checks every box of newer beach construction: natural wood floors, Cararra marble counters in the bath and kitchens, white sideboards outside and bright, white paint inside.

More from the official description:

"Enjoy breathtaking ocean views from the entire top floor and master bedroom. A folding door system opens to the balcony making entertaining a dream. This spectacular 2015 new construction features a gourmet kitchen with Italian marble slab counters, custom cabinets, high-end appliances, French oak floors and fine finishes throughout."

315 Marine starts at $3.499M and is open Sun. 1-4pm.

East MB

1505 Voorhees Avenue Manhattan Beach CA1505 Voorhees (5br/6ba, 4325 sq. ft.) is a newer (2006) Spanish with a very serious character to the build, and lots of space everywhere you look.

The location just one door off Peck and across from the high school may be a factor in the final price, but there's no taking away from the quality of the home. From the official description:

"American cherry hardwood and stone floors and professional sound system; gorgeous enclosed entry courtyard; solid alder wood doors and cabinetry; spacious master suite is sure to impress with dual his/her sinks, spa like tub and large walk-in shower. Light and bright formal living room and vaulted ceiling.s Kitchen has top of the line appliances, pantry area and center island. Open flowing floorplan in the kitchen/dining/family room are with french door that lead to the backyard."

1505 Voorhees starts at $2.699M and is open Sun. 1-4pm.

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