Weekend Opens (11/4-11/5/17)

By Dave Fratello | November 4th, 2017

 With the change in seasons, the open-house count is only in the 20s this weekend.

We do have 3 new listings to tell you about, though, plus a fourth that is just a treat to see for most of us who don't have the $7M budget needed to get it.

Our video this week starts with an off-market ocean-view townhome at 319 24th, and continues with 711 Larsson, 2208 Wendy and 1300 Harkness:

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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.

East MB

1300 Harkness1300 Harkness Street Manhattan Beach CA (3br/2ba, 1500 sqft.) is a nicely upgraded Liberty Village home with open kitchen/living room up front and an added master suite along the back.

The kitchen is very new and consistent with today's tastes, while that baths bear the hallmarks of a remodel around 10 years ago, not quite matching in style.

There is a sizable patio on one side of the house set up for an outdoor living room, complete with TV. More from the official description:

"[B]eautifully updated 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom beach bungalow, located in the highly sought after city of Manhattan Beach... This home features a fully remodeled kitchen (just last year) with commercial appliances and a dramatic island, complete with a custom quartz dining countertop. The modern kitchen opens to the dining area and adjoining living room, creating a beautiful space for entertaining. In addition, solid oak floors, plantation shutters and crown molding are featured throughout the home. The master suite is a private retreat with it's own beautifully updated bathroom with separate shower and bath, walk-in closet and private patio area. The backyard features a detached two car garage, plenty of additional parking space and a quiet, private covered outdoor retreat, with ambient lighting, a fountain and an outdoor television for relaxing."

1300 Harkness begins at $1.725M and is open Sun. 12-4pm.

2208 Wendy2208 Wendy Way Manhattan Beach CA (3br/3ba, 1800 sqft.) is a Liberty Village flipper remodel with tons of style and a somewhat larger lot (near 6000 sqft. instead of the typical 5400 sqft. for the LV).

The kitchen/great room is set up at the center of the home and oriented more or less toward the southern side of the home, where you'll find a nice covered patio and wide driveway that would likely be a place where kids would play (bikes, trampoline, basketball, etc.).

2208 Wendy Way Manhattan Beach CAWe'd really recommend you check out the full set of interior photos (and visit, of course) to better appreciate the combination of contemporary styling and artistic accents that the builders brought to the project.

The location liability is obvious (Aviation side of Wendy), but the home is configured mostly to mitigate that concern, and two tall and full ficus trees in back shield Aviation noise and potential particulates. The master suite is in back, but seemed quiet in our visit.

2208 Wendy Way Manhattan Beach CAThis home was picked up as an REO back in December last year (here's the past listing) for $1.200M, and transformed in an inspired fashion to reach its current status. It was no small feat.

Here is some more from the (current) official listing description:

"Stunning Coastal Farmhouse style home! Completely renovated, open floor plan with living room and large bay window. Family room with gas fireplace, built-in cabinets and French doors, opening to a large pergola covered deck and private enclosed outdoor area. The elegant and refined design has many windows and doors to stream in an abundance of natural light. The gourmet kitchen features a large island, Carrara marble countertops and a farm style sink. The master suite leads out to the backyard and feels like a retreat with luxurious marble appointed bath. This is a truly delightful home. Located in the quiet and serene neighborhood of Liberty Village."

2208 Wendy begins at $1.878M and is open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm.

233 S Meadows Avenue Manhattan Beach CA233 S. Meadows (4br/6ba, 5575 sqft.) is not a new listing (it's over 250 DOM), but they are down $1.5M from start and hoping to find a buyer. It's a while since we saw an open house posted there, but since there is one this weekend, we thought to mention it here.

This a large custom modern sprawling over a 14,000 sqft. lot. High ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, a slick Hollywood vibe to the outdoor/pool area plus impeccable decor make this an absolute showpiece.

Whether or not you've got the ~$7M to get the keys, this one is definitely a home to see and appreciate. More from the official description:

"BEACH MODERN This one is special. Gated entry leads to a 250-pound mahogany front door that pivots open. Zinc siding, massive concrete wall & entry water feature set first impressions. Large & perfectly scaled spaces synthesizing the exterior with the interior, like no other. It is indeed a highly committed MODERN structure, but, very warm, completely comfortable & all about family space. Almost 5600 sq. ft on an exceptionally large 14,000 sq. ft lot this home features 4 stunning bedrooms, each with own thermostat, en-suite bathroom with heated floors & walk-in closet w/ light sensors. The office pavilion has its own entrance and is within view of the main living areas indoors and outdoors. The master bedroom features a showcase bridge of steel and glass connecting it to the bathroom and walk-in closet. 7 sets of custom sliding glass walls open to a personal resort w/ 2 living areas w/ 2 custom built-in fire pits, a dining area w/ built-in BBQ, a BAJA ledge entry pool & a sand volleyball court. It's the perfect space for the consummate entertainer with many seating & lounging options. The entire home is run on solar power. The smart system controls Lutron lighting system, radiant heat, AC, garage door, pool temp., music, electric shades & drapes etc."

To see video from this listing, see an early 2017 video from here at MBC... it's the first home shown.

233 S. Meadows is at $6.900M and is open Sun. from 2-4pm.

Hill Section

711 Larsson711 Larsson Street Manhattan Beach CA (4br/2ba, 1800 sqft.) is a fairly large single-level home with a 1950s vintage and some updates.

There is a center hallway all the way back to the spacious yard (the lot at 6875 sqft. is pretty big for the Hill Section).

There is a lot to do still to fully upgrade the home, such at tackling the baths.

Location-wise, it's no secret that this home faces the rear of the building that is set to become the new Gelson's. That project's organizers have sworn to keep the existing commercial structure where it is and to mitigate traffic by pushing it to 8th St. and Sepulveda only. So if all goes according to plan, there could be limited impact. (Consider the impact from a former use of the commercial site: It was a car dealership with test drives going on all over the neighborhood.)

More from the official description (misspellings and missing characters are in the original):

"Here is your opportunity to own a wonderful home in the very sought after Hill Section of Manhattan Beach. This swanky mid-century modern single story has 4 bedrooms and 2 baths and sits on a spacious 6,875 Sq. Ft Lot. The Open Floor plan features newer dark hardwood oors, a large living room with stone replace, ef cient kitchen open to the formal dining room with sliders that lead to a private side yard outdoor living space. An abundance of windows offer natural light and access to the wonderful climate of the South Bay. The huge grassy backyard is perfect for kids, pets and entertaining and more. This home is in one of the best neighborhoods in Manhattan Beach has award winning schools, and is close to shopping, restaurants, and parks."

711 Larsson begins at $1.799M and is open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm.

 

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