Sunday Opens (8/24/14)

By Dave Fratello | August 23rd, 2014

C'mon, you've noticed it. Some of those afternoons recently have seemed shorter, the light somehow dimmer. The shadows longer.

Summer's glory is pulling back. Soon, our local kids restart school. (Before Labor Day, what?!?)

The last great rite of Summer by the pier is the Catalina Classic paddleboard race: 32 miles in the water starting on the island Sunday morning, finishing throughout the day in MB.

For more than 55 years, this bit of wondrous madness has continued. Come cheer on the finishers Sunday!

Back to real estate, it's true, there has been a steady trickle of new listings over the past several days, but very few actually are leading to new opens this weekend.

As we noted last week, this is the second of 2 weeks as Summer ends where we are not running reviews, just briefs about new open houses. Just 2 new this week.

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

1504 Harkness (3br/3ba, 1225 sq. ft.) seems to be a Venice modern take on a Liberty Village remodel.

From the official description:

"Thoughtfully designed open floor plan incorporating indoor and outdoor living. Light and bright gourmet kitchen with custom cabinetry, Copastone counters, glass tile backsplash and stainless steel Viking appliances. Rejuvenated wood floors in a dramatic finish flowing through most of the home. Spectacular spa-like bathrooms featuring ocean gray limestone counters and sleek finishes. Tranquil backyard retreat with a sparkling pool, soothing water feature, serene lighting and relaxing cabana--a perfect setting to enjoy our gorgeous South Bay evenings. Detached 2 car garage with endless possibilities. Colorfully landscaped front and rear yards."

1504 Harkness starts at $1.350M and is open Sun. 1-4pm.

Sand Section

400 16th (3br/2ba, 1200 sq. ft.) seems hardly to be about the current home, but they're holding it open. Worth a walk to gauge location.

From the official description:

"What a location! Prime Walk Street near the heart of downtown Manhattan Beach. Walk to beach, downtown Manhattan, tennis courts,, basketball courts, and Live Oak Park. This property is a legal duplex. Front house has 2 bedrooms and 1 bath. Rear house features 1 bedroom and 1 bath. Very charming. Large yard. Two car garage. Plus plenty of public guest parking near the greenbelt and post office. Live in this charming home now and build your dream home later."

400 16th starts at $2.795M and is open Sun. 2-4pm.

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