Sunday Opens in the Trees (3/29)

By Dave Fratello | March 29th, 2009
The action is in the Trees on Sunday, with more new offerings and a different mix than you'll see in other parts of town.

Among the listings MBC's highlighting, we're pointing you to two groups of 3 – a set of remodels near $1.1m-$1.2m, and three homes right next door to each other on little-known Fisher Ave. near downtown.

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

We ask MBC readers who visit these homes – or any open houses – to also report back. Tell us what you see, what you like and what you don't like. Use the comments here to discuss the homes we've highlighted.

Tree Section

We'll start with what appears to be another open house at a lot sale: 2300 Laurel.

You don't need to see the house, but it is nice to truck down to the location and get a sense of it. It's a quiet pocket of the Tree Section. (Click pic to enlarge satellite view, or see the Redfin listing.)

This standard size lot (4800 sq. ft.) is offered for $1.399m. Worth noting: A 25% larger lot at a comparable location, 1900 Laurel, closed in January for $1.250m.

On a different part of the spectrum is 647 15th, a 3-year old Craftsman directly across from American Martyrs Church.

Big but not huge (4br/4ba, 3670 sq. ft.) on an average-size lot (5000 sq. ft., not the 6250 that you see nearby).

This one was purchased for $2.8m in May 2006 and begins now at $2.999m. Open Sun. 2-5pm.

And now 3 smallish remodels that were all mentioned the other day in "Flipping for Rosecrans?"

3619 Poinsettia (pictured) (3br/3ba, 1350 sq. ft.), the main home featured in that piece, is at $1.149m, after a purchase – pre-remodel – in May 2007 at $925k. Open Sun. 2-5pm.

2404 Elm (3br/2ba, 1200 sq. ft.) with some bonus square footage, priced at $1.199m. Open Sun. 3-5pm.

2613 Oak (4br/2ba, 1775 sq. ft.), purchased in late March 2007 for $1.385m, now priced below that at $1.269m. Open Sun. 1-4pm.

Finally, all 3 neighboring listings on Fisher are open at once: 1204, 1208 and 1212 Fisher are open Sun. 1-4pm. In order, these are the red-brick teardown, the Fisher Queen, and the Fisher King, the royalty being huge new moderns (see "The Fisher King (& Queen)").

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