Weekend Opens (10/14-10/15/17)

By Dave Fratello | October 14th, 2017

In a big surprise, this is a new construction debut weekend.

Who doesn't like new homes? See our writeups below and this week's video for previews of 4 brand new builds, 3 in the Sand.

But if that's not enough to keep you busy, there's a ton to do this weekend in and around MB:

Saturday: Volleyball at the pier, the 4D Fours Volleyball Tournament, a benefit supporting subsidized healthy heart screenings and the college funds of the four daughters of Clint Clausen, who founded the former Manhattan Beach restaurant Four Daughters Kitchen, but died of a sudden heart attack in 2014 at age 44. More at DigMB.com.

Sunday: The "Jimmy" - the Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation Surf Fiesta, supporting the Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation Ocean Therapy Program. This surf "contest" includes all levels of surfers, from first timers to rippers. The event will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 42nd Street in El Porto. (Is that redundant?) More at DigMB.com.

Both days: If you score Dodgers NLCS tickets, check out the new food offerings while at the stadium. Mrs. MBC writes about those on her Jolly Tomato food blog. See "New Dodger Stadium Food for the NLCS." Al Pastor fries, Korean BBQ dog.... yeah that could spice things up. Apparently, a team from Chicago will be visiting. (Go Dodgers!)

Every day till Halloween: Jack's back. That's Jack Skellington, back where he belongs on Palm Ave. in the Tree Section (at 19th), where a famous neighborhood light & music show just got bigger - after the owners built a bigger house. They drew a big crowd last year while wandering on the east side, but see the show any night now at 19th/Palm from Monday through Thursday at 6:30, 7:00, and 7:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday, you can also go for the 8:00pm show. More at DigMB.com.

Our video this week features every open house listed below, including new construx at 1540 Curtis, 420 31st, 130 19th and more:

Email subscribers and some mobile users will need to use this link to view the video.

To plan your open-house tours for this week, use MB Confidential's online list of Manhattan Beach open houses (it's mobile-friendly!). Our open house link always appears in our weekly wrapups and on the main front page, under "Open Houses."

Below, click any address link to view all photos and property details. And 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.

Listings appearing here come from the whole MB market and may or may not be represented by MB Confidential author Dave Fratello.

Sand Section

420 31st420 31st Street Manhattan Beach CA (5br/6ba, 4302 sqft.) is new construction up on the plateau (aka, the flats) in a comfortably familiar beachy style. From the official description:

"[N]ewly built coastal plantation design features a spacious and cohesive floor plan. French oak wood floors and spacious hallways flow through out the house. Boasting with natural light, entertain guests indoor or outdoors in this deliberately thought out floor plan. Master suite features beautiful calacatta marble fireplace, along with a luxe and stylish en-suite bathroom and spacious walk in closet. Additional 3 bedrooms each with their own bathrooms and a separate laundry room occupy the second floor. Step up to the third floor with an open floor plan that includes the living room, dining room, kitchen and spacious deck area. Expansive kitchen with a large calacutta marble island makes entertaining a breeze. Thermador appliances flow throughout the kitchen with wine cooler. Outdoor living space features built-in ceiling heaters by Infratech. Spacious front yard patio to entertaining guests & enjoy the sunset. A full-size elevator, three car garage and plenty of storage space encompass this beautiful home."

420 31st St. begins at $4.995M and is open Sat & Sun. 1-4pm.

130 19th130 19th Street Manhattan Beach CA (4br/5ba, 4200 sqft.) is a new home we mentioned last week without seeing it yet. Only this week did they finish it and stage it. At this writing, photos still aren't up yet.

You'll find this modern ocean-view home familiar, with its midfloor bedrooms, walkstreet-level den & spare bedroom, ample front patio and, of course, ocean-view top level with kitchen & family spaces.

At the same time, this one isn't the same as every other one. There's quality and ambition to it, and the views are as good as advertised.

A nice touch - one becoming more of a required item in similar floorplans - is the "outdoor room" covered deck/room in back off the kitchen. It's a fairly large space and gets views almost as good as those out front off the balcony there.

Slick and stylish, simple, elegant. More from the official description:

"Brand New Coastal Modern Design Home.. Boasting protected ocean & mountain views (no power lines in sight). Master suite has retracting glass walls that is wrapped with a large slate floor balcony with seamless glass railings to display sweeping ocean views, beautiful limestone tile fireplace. Limestone tile fireplace, master bath has floating vanities with LED strip lighting, travertine countertops, and huge walk-in closet. Open floor plan that includes the living room, dining room, kitchen and outdoor living area. Vaulted ceilings with wooden beams complement the built-in cabinetry and baseboards throughout the home. Oversize dining room with space for 14 people, massive quartzite island that seats 6 and there’s views of both a television and Manhattan Beach Pier. The kitchen cabinetry has dark wood & custom details. A retracting glass wall separates the kitchen and outdoor living space for dining al fresco. Outdoor living space features a gas fireplace, wall mount television, grill and built-in ceiling heaters by Infratech."

130 19th begins at $9.250M and is open Sun. 1-4pm.

465 36th Place465 36th Place Manhattan Beach CA (5br/6ba, 4290 sqft.) is a bold bet, a daring modern with an atypical floorplan and lots of glass and light. What makes it a challenge is the Rosecrans location. Traffic noise can be mitigated, while refinery and power-pole views are harder to hide.

So this one aims to be a lot more for the money. It's the right approach. Now it's up to buyers.

Enter along a side atrium that makes for an inviting welcome. That middle level hosts just the spacious master suite, which does get some ocean among its views. There are 2br and a den downstairs.

465 36th Place Manhattan Beach CAThe top level has high ceilings and sweeps in ocean breezes mightily. The common areas are wide open and the effect is dramatic. There are also 2 small bedrooms (maybe one really only can work as an office) on that top level. More from the official description:

"[B]reathtaking, 5 bed 6 bath home with sweeping ocean views sits on an oversized Sand Section lot... [M]odern elegance, exquisite finishes, and expansive views of the open ocean and Malibu. Follow the floating staircase up to a stunning top floor that boasts 11-foot ceilings, a gas fireplace surrounded by built-ins, two wine refrigerators and wide-plank white oak flooring. The desirable kitchen amenities include Thermador stainless steel appliances, Neolith counter tops, a waterfall island and a large pantry. The 4-panel slider creates an indoor, outdoor lifestyle and flows out to a large deck offering gorgeous ocean views. The entry-level floor features a sizable 3-car garage, a wide-open master suite with a peaceful sitting area, a gas fireplace and an enormous walk-in closet. The master bathroom features a freestanding tub, limestone floors and a large frameless shower. The lower floor comprises a huge, sunny media room with West-facing views, a large laundry room, two bedrooms and three bathrooms."

465 36th Place begins at $4.250M and is open Sat. 2-4pm.

East MB

1540 Curtis Avenue Manhattan Beach CA1540 Curtis (5br/5ba, 4400 sqft.) is different enough throughout to get you to realize there are lots and lots of ways to build a 5br house in East Manhattan.

Perhaps the basics of the first floor are familiar. Enter into a lounge-y living room and continue back to the kitchen/great room. Single, short steps mark the transitions at the indoor garden (yes), dining room and wet bar, giving you the sense that you are building toward something.

You are. The family room opens nicely to a covered outdoor room. (There's also a segment of grass in the backyard that could make for a nice pool area.) The modern style of the home is softened a bit by the use of brick on the family room fireplace and as the backsplash behind the stove and cabinets.

1540 Curtis Avenue Manhattan Beach CAIf the ceilings downstairs sometimes feel a bit low, that's the tradeoff for the drama of the second floor.

Just about every bedroom, and especially the master, has very high ceilings - perhaps 12-14' in places. At the roof line, smallish horizontal windows give you the feeling that the ceiling is "floating" above the house, and bring in plenty of light. It's a dramatic effect even in the ensuite baths. Finally, there's an upstairs "kids' living room" among the secondary bedrooms, a nice and practical touch that pulls some of the activity away from the main common spaces downstairs.

It's really enough to make you say "wow" more than once. More from the official description:

"[A] fresh layout and design. This 4,400 square foot home sits up high above the street on a full lot allowing for large front and back yards. The first floor is all living space, divided only by floor level, allowing for an open feel and perfect separation of rooms. The living room and kitchen are in the back of the home and open up nicely to the hardscaped patio and grassy rear yard with plenty of room for a swimming pool. If you’ve ever dreamt of a kitchen, this is the one that was in your dreams. 2 full size dishwashers, 2 full size sinks, 2 islands and the 48" range that creates a great workspace for multiple chefs working at once. Plenty of food storage in the custom paneled Gaggenau fridge and freezer. The U shaped wet bar overlooking both the living and dining areas is a great space for entertaining. The stairs up to the second floor wrap around a living centerpiece and land you in the second, upstairs living space. Upstairs you are continually flooded with natural light from the 24+ windows around the ceilings. Five bedrooms and four bathrooms are all upstairs along with a laundry room. The master bedroom suite is extremely private with massive volume and natural light. The “not so Jack and Jill” bedrooms are on the other end of the home with hotel style layout that allows for each bedroom to have its own private space from the other. Two more bedrooms and bathrooms round out the top floor."

1540 Curtis begins at $3.525M and is open Sat & Sun. 1-4pm.

24 Grenada Court Manhattan Beach CA24 Grenada Court (3br/3ba, 1876 sqft.) is a Plan 3 court home in the Village. More from the official description:

"Enjoy an easy living floorplan with high ceilings throughout, lots of storage, and nicely upgraded amenities. Situated in a semi-cul-de-sac, you are in a very desirable location within Manhattan Village. The 2-Master Suite configuration is suitable for families and roommates alike, and the 3rd bedroom is bright and could function as a home office as well. Don’t miss the large storage area on the stair landing! Perfect for a small playroom or craft area. The comfortably sized living room, dining area, skylights, and open floorplan allows for you and your guests to enjoy patio parties or just cuddling up next to the fireplace with a glass of wine. The oversized two car garage completes the picture. Come enjoy the community pools & spas and all The Village has to offer."

24 Grenada Ct. begins at $1.289M and is open Sat & Sun. 1-4pm.

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