Sunday Opens (6/15/14)

By Dave Fratello | June 15th, 2014

We're seeing a nice little surge of inventory, with 65 active SFRs and THs citywide as of Sunday.

On Friday, we went and saw nearly a dozen new listings from this week, but it seems most are boycotting this weekend – few opens. Who knew that Fathers' Day would be a time of such respect as to push off so much real estate activity? (We haven't always felt so nicely treated on this Hallmark holiday, so we'll bask in the glow a bit.)

By the time you read this, the MB5K at the pier (pictured) is probably over, but get ready... the pier ought to get a lot busier this week...

Don't you think the Kings should bring their Cup to the MB Pier? We believe in the impossible.

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.

East MB

1404 Manzanita (3br/3ba, 1435 sq. ft.) is that classic Liberty Village original with just enough remodeling and adding-on to move it toward the current moment.

They've opened up the kitchen/dining area nicely and remodeled the kitchen. A skylight makes that an especially bright area. The original wood flooring has been sanded and refinished and looks very fresh.

Now, if the next owner takes down the wall between the front living room and the dining area, you'll really have an open floorplan, going out to the yard.

The addition in this case was what seems to be a family room in back (no closet) extending into the yard. A person could sleep there, just use an armoire. Access is through a laundry room in any case.

The backyard remains spacious and bright.

Typical Mayberry, this one is ready as-is or with a little more work to truly make it current.

1404 Manzanita starts at $1.249M and is open Sun. 2-4pm.

1658 3rd (4br/3ba, 3150 sq. ft.) is a fairly big 1980s Tudor running along Redondo Ave. that's gotten nice remodels along the way. With the lot's rise above Redondo, traffic concerns are mitigated some.

A mix of wide-plank wood flooring and faux brick tiling spreads across the first floor. To the sunny south/back end, there's both a big formal living room and a separate, big family room, which connects to the large, open kitchen. Formal dining is off the kitchen and back up nearer the entry.

This layout has great flow without many 80s liabilities. The kitchen has recent updates. Backyard is sunny, nicely landscaped and reasonably large for MB, though with the lot at 6600-plus sq. ft., shy of the 7500 you often see east of the highway, it's not enormous.

1658 3rd starts at $1.825M and is open Sun. 1-4pm.

Tree Section

917 27th (3br/2ba, 1600 sq. ft.) is unusual in its lot size (2567 sq. ft.) and lot shape (think of a long slice of pizza).

It's also got split levels, first with the main living areas off the entry, then a bedroom up, then up more to the last 2br with treetop views. 

Since this one was last on the market (sold Aug. 2012 for $979K), there have been modest updates to the kitchen and some work in one of the baths.

The backyard is a modest, flagstone-paved area that tapers back as the lot narrows.

917 27th starts at $1.499M and is open Sun. 1-4pm.

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