Weekend Opens (11/16-11/17/19)

By Dave Fratello | November 16th, 2019

Sure it's mid-November, but we're still seeing a small stream of new listings coming to market, and some re-listing in hopes of succeeding a second time when they hadn't the first.

Our video this week features 663 18th and 676 18th, a Sand Section listing at 441 1st, new construx at 3004 Pacific and more:

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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 and Edge.

Tree Section

663 18th663 18th Street Manhattan Beach CA (5br/6ba, 4900 sqft.) is a custom-built throwback home styled in the spirit of a classic, old-time East Coast beach house. 

The 50' wide lot allows for a great street presence and spacious layout.

663 18th Street Manhattan Beach CAWhen we last saw this home on the market in 2017, the '04 home was beginning to really show its age. It had been lived in and scratched up and scuffed and wanted a refresher. It didn't sell then, but after going off-market, they found a buyer after all nearly 18 months later (at $5.575M) in October '18.

663 18th Street Manhattan Beach CANow, the home has gotten that incredible, loving remodel it deserved, with updates to flooring, finishes and each room of the house. The new owners made it perfect... then decided to sell.

When you see a home of this size, style and price ($5.975M) in the Marytrs area, one of the first questions is: Are there ocean views? Because some parts of the hill do get that.

Alas, no, this one is on the non-ocean side of the hill, east of the peak and down a bit. But there are pretty interesting views to the north from the master and its deck. The hill drops down, offering treetop views, the Sand Section plateau, a bit of the industrial scene to our north and then the hills toward downtown L.A.

663 18th Street Manhattan Beach CAThe layout features a very large and open great room in back. This includes two casual dining spaces, including a small pocket booth like you'd find in a diner. The large room opens to a modest yard that's mostly paved with stones set in grass. It's more of an entertaining space than play space.

Do you want a play space, though? The basement is outfitted with wood paneling, games and a pool table that remind you of what you'd find at a shore-area arcade or sporty dive bar. This is clearly an intentional design meant to conjure a specific feeling from a specific place. Truly fun.

More from the official description:

663 18th Street Manhattan Beach CA"Cape Cod perfect! Rare opportunity to live on one of the top streets in town! Walk everywhere! ... [J]ust completed an extensive remodel... 1. Walk to downtown Manhattan Beach 2. Walk to Award winning schools 3. Walk to Beach 4. Walk to Park. You will not see any power lines hanging over the street and you actually have Sidewalks and Curbs giving 18th st a feel that few other streets in the Manhattan Beach offer. With an open floor plan, the great room is extremely spacious containing the family room, kitchen, dining area, breakfast nook, and classic white French doors onto the back patio. All new white marble counter tops, brass hardware, new Viking appliances, and brass water fixtures along with new custom tile. New hardwood floors give the home a bright feel. Entertain out in the big back yard with outdoor kitchen & BBQ, outdoor fireplace and outdoor dining space. 4 bedrooms all sit together on the second floor, including the large master suite with a separate office/gym, balcony, window seat and large en-suite bath with a double shower, standing tub and separate steam room. Complete with a large downstairs basement/game room with bar and wine cellar, this home offers a 2nd living area rarely found."

663 18th is at $5.975M and is open Sat. & Sun. 2-4pm.

676 18th676 18th Street Manhattan Beach CA (6br/8ba, 5850 sqft.) is a newer (2017) and huge home on the non-view side of the hill in the Martyrs neighborhood.

676 18th Street Manhattan Beach CAEvery current high-end design trend is on display: wide-open floorplan, light stain to the flooring, a big basement/home theater, good flow from the family room to the covered outdoor room and backyard.

676 18th Street Manhattan Beach CAOf course, the master suite is luxurious, with an extensively outfitted master closet.

Sold new in Feb. 2017 for $6.100M, it was offered for 4 months this year at $6.500M, and now restarts at $6.650M. From the official description:

"One of a kind Custom Coastal Plantation Home in the highly sought after American Martyrs Section of Manhattan Beach. This spacious home is light, bright and drenched in sunlight. The open floor plan features three levels including a full basement with movie theater, wine cellar, game room and guest bedroom/work out studio."

"The family room is open and adjoined to the large chef's kitchen with a dramatic island as the center hub. The main living area opens directly to the large 'South Facing' grassy backyard and perfectly captures the Indoor/Outdoor lifestyle. Perfect for entertaining, this home also boasts an elegant dining room and brilliant formal living room. There is a private office/bedroom on the main level that provides a quiet workspace or retreat. The top floor features four en suite bedrooms. The large master bedroom flows into the spa like master bath and is thoughtfully perched high which provides a picturesque view of the snow capped mountains."

676 18th is at $6.650M and is open Sat. 2-4pm & Sun. 1-4pm.

3004 Pacific3004 Pacific Manhattan Beach CA (5br/4ba, 3600 sqft.) is a nicely done new home with open great room in back, covered "outdoor room" and modest faux-grass backyard.

3004 Pacific Manhattan Beach CAThere are few photos for now, as the home is complete but not staged yet.

Take the house off of Pacific Ave., and it might get 10% more. This one's a crowd-pleaser, though.

More from the official description:

"Coastal Modern Style home.... This home features a “Great Room” style floorplan with 11' high ceilings in the main level providing a spacious and comfortable feel throughout the living spaces. A huge center-island Kitchen features professional quality stainless steel appliances and generous amounts of storage and countertop space. The Great Room and a large covered outdoor Living Room are linked by a 12’ wide pocketing door system to truly blend the indoor and outdoor living spaces. The home also features a 500+ square foot Basement with a full built-in Bar. A total of 5 Bedrooms (1 on the ground floor and 4 on the upper level) plus 4 Bathrooms in approximately 3,600 square feet. Two car garage finished with epoxy flooring. Exterior is clad in Board and Batten style siding and highlighted with 'Asheville' natural stone cladding. A standing seam metal roof lends an elegant feel while providing a dependable and durable finish. The home features dual zoned Air Conditioning and numerous upgraded finishes throughout! Interesting variations in cabinetry, signature tile & stone design throughout. Plumbing fixtures include a Farm Sink in the Kitchen, a trough sink in the Jack & Jill Bath, wall mount faucets and a console sink in the Powder. Wide plank White Oak Hardwood flooring throughout. Central Vacuum, 2 Fireplaces, Security System and much more!"

3004 Pacific  is at $3.195M and is open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm.

2417 Oak2417 Oak Avenue Manhattan Beach CA (3br/3ba, 2535 sqft.) an inspired, open, bright mid-century modern-style home. It's on the "right" side of the street, the west side. However, Marine Ave. along the north edge of the property does present another factor.

2417 Oak Avenue Manhattan Beach CAThe floorplan features all the living spaces upstairs at the entry level, with bedrooms downstairs (there's some slope to the lot). The master is huge and features both a fireplace and a wall of glass doors opening to the very private backyard.

2417 Oak Avenue Manhattan Beach CAThis would be the third sale in just over 5 years at the property: $1.805M in July 2014, $2.100M in Sept. '18, now asking $2.149M.

From the official description:

"This charming home in just over 2400 square feet offers character and tranquility in a convenient location within Manhattan Beach. Built in 1981 and consisting of three bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths, this home is a true sanctuary in the trees. A modern Zen-inspired and light-filled home on a 5122 square foot lot, the entry is uniquely presented by a wooden bridge under a canopy of mature trees. The top floor boasts a contemporary kitchen, spacious and amenity-filled with a large island and stainless-steel finishes and appliances. The great room is both expansive and intimate, boasting a built-in fireplace and bookshelves, dining area, and access to a sunny terrace overlooking the sequestered yard. The private living quarters, located on the lower level, include an oversized Master bedroom with fireplace and outdoor access, Master bath with separate tub and shower, and two additional bedrooms with remodeled full bath. A low-pitched roofline with multiple floor-to-ceiling windows and true Shoji doors lend an Asian aesthetic, creating a wonderful haven with a modern aesthetic that is an authentic private retreat."

2417 Oak is at $2.149M and is open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm.

East Manhattan Beach

1544 2nd Street Manhattan Beach CA1544 2nd (3br/2ba, 1350 sqft.) is an original cottage with a good amount of remodeling, on a downsloping lot.

You have to admire the work they've put in to create a functional front patio space with strategic use of steps and shoring. The garage is also converted for additional living space.

From the official description:

1544 2nd Street Manhattan Beach CA"Great opportunity to own a 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath home in the Mira Costa neighborhood of Manhattan Beach. Remodeled Kitchen with granite countertops, breakfast bar, builtin Pantry, SS Appliances and Laundry Area with thoughtful storage galore. Master Bath with Carrara marble counter and dual vanity sinks, seat in shower. Remodeled hall bath with marble vanity countertop. All bedrooms feature Plantation shutters. There is Forced Air Heat & A/C. Attic with pull down steps for even more storage."

1544 2nd Street Manhattan Beach CA"The converted garage currently used as a Family Room plus office could be 4th Bedroom and is not included in sq. ft. Both the Master bedroom and the Office have French doors leading out to an amazing backyard featuring spa and cozy fire pit with built-in concrete seating area. Enjoy morning coffee or a bite to eat on your patio off your tiered front yard recently landscaped with a modern beach vibe. Side yard big enough to learn how to ride a bike."

1544 2nd  is at $1.429M and is open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm.

1651 23rd1651 23rd Street Manhattan Beach CA (3br/2ba, 1208 sqft.) is a smallish cottage with light upgrades that sold in July '18 for $1.390M, then began attempting to resell a year later, here in Aug. 2019, at $1.590M.

That listing has canceled, a new agent's on the case, and the price is down to $1.450M.

From the official description:

1651 23rd Street Manhattan Beach CA"This 3 bedrooms under 1.5 million single family house is a must see! Located very conveniently in the heart of the beach cities! The Manhattan and Cali style welcomes all with a great room open floor plan! You will feel the volume of the space "worth" with the smooth flow of the layout. The practical shine and bright kitchen includes an island/bar for breakfast, afternoon tea and wine tasting. Over-sized master suite is gorgeous, designed with updated bathroom featured with sparkling glass shower, travertine and mosaic accents, custom built sink and a spacious dresser's room with his and her closets. The skylight make this room lots of possibilities for coffee, reading and relax. The backyard is full of private and terrific for BBQ, outdoor dining on the wooden deck. Friends and pets will love the huge grass area, flowers and plants. There is a surprisingly enormous space on the side for RV parking. Walking distance to schools and parks."

1651 23rd is at $1.450M and is open Sun. 12-3pm.

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