Sunday Opens (10/11/15)

By Dave Fratello | October 10th, 2015

Have you ever tried to type on a melted keyboard? It's tough. But here at MBC, we press on.

Art has its day Sunday in Manhattan Beach – in a first-of-its-kind Hill Section Art Walk. Eight local artists will open their homes to display their work and home studios.

The Art Walk runs 1-5pm on Sunday. For more details, see this story on the 100% local news site, DigMB.com (that's also the only way to get the addresses; you'll need to email the organizers).

To plan your open-house tours for this week, use MB Confidential's online list of 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.

Sand Section

509 5th Street Manhattan Beach CA509 5th (3br/3ba, 2500 sqft.) is a charmer with updates on a walkstreet east of Ingleside. Nothing too much here in a 3br home with master up and 2br down, but the space is comfortable and there's plenty of traditional style. More from the official description:

"This traditional beach home nods to the past while embracing the now, with plenty of updates & modern conveniences while still maintaining the original charm & character of a simpler time in our lovely beach community. From the moment you approach it on the flat walk street, through its white picket fence and gate, you'll be charmed. This home offers an open hardscaped front yard with built in BBQ area off the deck; it's a great space to enjoy the indoor-outdoor experience... Bonuses include A/C & many custom built-ins."

509 5th starts at $3.699M and is open Sun. from 1-4pm.

232 20th (5br/5ba, 4550 sqft.) is a fairly recent (2001) build with an even more recent (2013) series of updates/upgrades.

Contemporary style, an open top floor, and a walkstreet near town with ocean views. The difficult factor is location along Highland. We'll see how the market responds there.

More from the official description: "Over 4500sqft, 5 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, a 3-stop elevator, new central air conditioning, a gourmet kitchen with a over-sized granite island and high-end Viking appliances, centralize audio system, Cat5 wiring and a security camera system. Every SoCal Night you’ll be enjoying sunsets from your master suite balcony, and unwinding in your luxurious White Marble Steam Shower or over-sized Jacuzzi Tub. The Entertainment Room offers a high ceilings, a large wet bar, refrigerator, and opens to your walk street patio."

232 20th starts at $5.495M and is open Sun. from 1-5pm.

Tree Section

804 23rd Street Manhattan Beach CA804 23rd (5br/4ba, 3650 sqft.) is a 90s house with significant modernizations on a corner lot at Pacific. The first floor is quite open, with a hardscape backyard around a stylish pool and hot tub. More from the official description:

"Upon entering the grand foyer adorns a custom spiral staircase. The living room includes a double sided fireplace and library. Great room includes gourmet kitchen... The family room boasts fireplace with 2 sets of French doors that open to a perfect California outdoor oasis with solar swimming pool, water slide, fire pit, a Jacuzzi for 8, a water feature, gas built-in BBQ, built-in heater and hot/cold outdoor shower. The separate dining room includes a hand crafted fireplace. Second floor includes master bedroom w/ fireplace, seating area, large walk-in closet w/built-ins and private balcony to the pool."

804 23rd starts at $3.195M and is open Sun. from 1-5pm.

591 29th Street Manhattan Beach CA591 29th (3br/2ba, 1200 sqft.) is a smallish starter home or lot sale with a good location going  for it.

591 29th starts at $1.899M and is open Sun. from 2-4pm.

East MB

1561 Gates Avenue Manhattan Beach CA1561 Gates (5br/6ba, 4375 sqft.) is truly different, because in this case, its 7500 sqft. lot is 100 deep by 75 wide. This creates an almost squarish plot and allows for a different floorplan, almost an L-shape along the corner, wrapping around a backyard that's in the back quarter. The custom home shows its 1980s vintage, but has some updates, too. More from the official description:

"This grand Mediterranean style home has been impeccably maintained exuding warmth, timeless elegance & comfort... Through the grand entry you will find the formal living room, formal dining room, kitchen, family room & half-bath. The kitchen is equipped with quartz counters, large center island & separate eating area. Head downstairs & you will find a discreet bonus space currently used as a billiard room. Up half a flight of stairs from the main level, you will find a bedroom/office space with large closet, built-ins, & full bath. To the top of the stairs, you will find two wings: the master wing includes an en suite with dual sinks, spa tub, shower, walk-in closet & bonus room with a half-bath. The east wing includes laundry, 3 generous sized bedrooms & 2 full baths. The backyard is the ideal place for entertaining large groups with built-in BBQ, dining area, hot tub & grass lawn."

1561 Gates starts at $2.450M and is open Sun. from 1-4pm.


1653 Curtis (6br/4ba, 4400 sqft.) joins the veritable parade of large family homes in East MB priced around $2.4M. Here, the kitchen has gotten a nice update, and the pool is crisp and inviting. (Especially right about now.) More from the official description:

"[T]he perfect fit for your growing family, boasting 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, and approximately 4,400 square feet of living space. Downstairs you'll find an elegant kitchen opening to a spacious family room and breakfast nook, formal dining room, guest bedroom, guest bathroom, and living room. The family room opens up to a backyard space featuring a beautiful stack stone built-in BBQ and sparkling custom pool. Upstairs you'll find 5 bedrooms including the master suite with a walk in closet."

1653 Curtis starts at $2.399M and is open Sun. from 1-4pm.

1500 Nelson Avenue Manhattan Beach CA1500 Nelson (2br/2ba, 1600 sqft.) is an attractively priced cottage with a spacious yard. Location is a bit of a challenge, right across from the high school. More from the official description:

"This home has been loved & cared for by the current owners for almost 20 years. Numerous upgrades have taken place during their ownership. New high efficiency dual pane windows in most openings, plantation shutters throughout, ADT Security System, newer appliances, upgraded bathrooms, forced air heat, new fireplace hearth & gas logs, bar in family room, hardwood floors in most areas of the home, newer carpet in the master bedroom, Bose Speakers surround sound in family room & additional speakers in the home as well as in the outdoor patio area. The front yard has a newer block/stucco wall & gates. The Backyard/side yards are totally enclosed with block/stucco walls that offer the ultimate privacy... The hot tub and the newer hardscape on the patio area & around the side of the home adds a great look/feel to back outdoor space."

1500 Nelson starts at $1.399M and is open Sun. from 1-4pm.

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