Weekend Opens (12/18-12/19/16)

By Dave Fratello | December 17th, 2016


Saturday night (at 5:30pm) brings the MB Yuletide 5K, proudly sponsored by MB Confidential and DigMB. Hope to see you out there. 

While there are only a few new listings holding open houses this weekend, there are 28 overall. We've highlighted some of the best of this weekend below.

The next couple weekends, with Christmas and New Year's... we're not expecting much. If you want to go see some real estate, take your shot this weekend!

This week's video only shows one new listing at 232 30th Place, but if there's only going to be one, this is a fun one, a nearly new custom home with great views:

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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.

Sand Section

232 30th Place Manhattan Beach CA232 30th Place (4br/4ba, 2100 sqft.) is a nearly new home on a favorable corner offering unobstructed views down the block.

Yes, it backs up to Highland Ave., and the construction takes account of that by limiting exposure and noise with limited windows on the street side.

More from the official listing description:

"This is not just a custom built home, this is an experience. Indescribable, panoramic, ocean, whitewater and sand views from PV to Malibu and every pier and marina in between. Words and pictures cannot do the views justice. They must be experienced in person. The accordion doors from the living area to the deck can be opened for an unobstructed view of the surf from the comfort of your own couch. Sound proofing in the walls and double pane windows ensure the only sound you hear is the crash of the waves below. The Crestron automation system allows you to control your living experience from your smart phone, tablet, or remote control. Even when you're not home. Lighting, sounds, climate and security system all at your fingertips. A Sonos sound system is built into every room in the house, including the deck and garage, for the ultimate listening experience. No expense was spared. The top level hosts the kitchen and living room boasting quartz countertops, African wenge cabinetry, white oak wood floors and top-of-the-line Thermador stainless steel appliances. The middle level consists of 3 bedrooms, including the luxurious master suite with ocean view, as well as the "brains" of the house. On the ground level you'll find the 4th bedroom with en suite bath and laundry room. An outdoor shower is located on the side of the house."

232 30th starts at $3.495M and is open Sat. and Sun. from 12-5pm.

421 32nd Street Manhattan Beach CA421 32nd (4br/5ba, 4250 sqft.) is a 2003-built Cape Cod up on the plateau (aka "the flats") with a nice front patio and some ocean views from the top deck.

In 2013, this one traded for $2.830M, but was looking tired at the time. Good fortune has smiled upon the place since. It's been thoroughly redone inside, with new flooring, kitchen and baths. They've added A/C. It's a respectably modernized home now.

Layout features one first-floor guest bedroom and a spacious lower-level family room opening to that front patio. It has the feel of a walkstreet home without the walkstreet. The middle level features two reasonably sized kids' bedrooms with their own baths and a master that seems to take up more than half the floor. An open layout up top is bright and delightful. More from the official description:

"Top floor living area features wide open floorplan with huge great room off of an expansive brick deck where you can watch the sun dip into the ocean every night around your fire pit. Beautiful updated kitchen with Caesar Stone counters, large gourmet island with breakfast bar and stainless double sink, stainless Subzero, stainless Bosch dishwasher, 48” 8 burner Wolf range with double oven, crisp white oversized subway tile backsplash, large nook area, separate island bar with sink and wine refrigerator, all with ocean view. Brick covered balcony off of nook with built in BBQ. Generous dining area with ocean view and custom lighting. Second floor features master suite with his and her walk-in closets, large master bath with spa shower, spa tub with beautiful slab marble counters and white and gray basket weave marble flooring. Two other large secondary bedrooms, each with custom baths and walk in closets."

421 32nd starts at $4.275M and is open Sat. and Sun. from 2-4pm.

Hill Section

1012 10th Street Manhattan Beach CA1012 10th (4br/4ba, 2600 sqft.) is a remodel that's been on the market for a bit but seems to be posting its first official open house now.

There's a lot going on here in a very impressive remodel of a home that we recall from a few years back before the work was done. They still ran with the existing floorplan, but gave it nice updates across the board. That floorplan puts 3br on the first level and the master up top.

While the lot is large (7500 sqft.) for an area west of Sepulveda, it's got unusual topography. At first you may think it's a 5000-ish sqft. lot by reaching the family room at the back of the house opening to a little patio/yard area. But no. From the backyard there's a staircase up to the... pool! A substantial pool, at that – a full story above the level of the rest of the lot. Plus cabana.

More from the official description:

"[C]harming 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom 2609 SF home, perfect for a family with children. The downstairs features a semi-formal entry living and dining room that opens out to a sun drenched enclosed patio with built-in BBQ. The chefs kitchen is filled with natural sunlight. The large family room has a beautiful fireplace, perfect for a media room. Upstairs is a Master Suite offering a private retreat on its own floor with vaulted ceilings, a fireplace and french doors opening out to a private patio. The rear of the lot features a bubbling spa tub and lushly landscaped yard and pool area, complete with a covered patio and changing cabanas."

1012 10th starts at $2.499M and is open Sun. from 1-4pm. 

East MB

30 San Miguel Court Manhattan Beach CA30 San Miguel Ct. (3br/3ba, 2075 sqft.) is a Village TH with upgrades. Per the listing description:

"Beautiful upgraded PL '4' with the bonus loft area - Kitchen has granite counters and Sub Zero Refrigerator. Also features a Breakfast Nook with windows for lots of light and cheery atmosphere. The home also features Hardwood floors throughout except the 2 upper bedrooms which have brand new carpet. Freshly painted throughout. Lighting was upgraded to show a light and bright home. The Garage has space for 2 cars and cabinets if desired also was freshly painted. Many windows with tree views. There is an added Bonus room Loft for extra space. This is a corner unit that feels like a Single Family Home."

30 San Miguel starts at $1.299M and is open Sat. and Sun. from 1-4pm. 

Tree Section 

1801 Walnut Avenue Manhattan Beach CA1801 Walnut (5br/5ba, 3150 sqft.) is Tree Section new construction. (It keeps coming.)

People say, and show, that they want an "open" floorplan. This one challenges you to take that fully seriously. As with its near-twin, 2001 Oak, which sold in September for $2.800M, the layout features a first floor with almost no differentiation of spaces. Everything is open to everything. (Well, there's a hall closet, a guest bedroom and walls enclosing the bath.) It continues back to a small and fully outfitted back patio with firepit.

Some of the finishing details are a significant step up from 2001 Oak, as is the location, which is a partial explanation for the substantially higher start price of $3.399M. More from the official description:

"Situated in the highly desirable Tree Section lies this brand new 'Planation-style' home [sic]... [T]his property has the most open and functional layout you will find in the Trees. Amenities include: 7 1/2” wide Oak floors, two zone AC, Sonos electronics, Nest thermostats, speakers throughout living areas and pre-wired for security cameras. First level features guest bedroom with en-suite bath, living room, family room and kitchen all opening to bi-fold doors with an entertaining backyard, which includes built-in gas fire pit, wrap-around bench seating, built-in BBQ and landscaping. The kitchen has top-of-the-line appliances featuring Thermador 48” range, built-in micro, 48” fridge/freezer and wall oven. Stained natural oak cabinets throughout. The kitchen counters are a combination of Calcutta and blue de savoy stones. Master slab is a linac vein cut with sea grass. Windows are custom wood and roof is a mixture of concrete tile and standing seam metal. Tons of Custom woodwork through the home."

1801 Walnut starts at $3.399M and is open Sat. and Sun. from 2-4pm.

3301 Palm Avenue Manhattan Beach CA3301 Palm (5br/6ba, 4200 sqft.) is new construction that came out late in the season here.

We recently had the chance to walk through. Finishes are very much in today's styles and quality seems good.

While much repeats from other new construction – and we've seen and sold quite a few this year – we noted a couple of questions. The kitchen seemed on the small side and a bit closed off, given the home size. Downstairs, a bedroom in the basement has no window, which was a big surprise. And lastly, the overall configuration and definition of space in the ample basement was a head-scratcher – a smallish den, a large carpeted room (media room?) plus a wet bar that's somewhat in the hallway.

More from the official description:

"Fabulous brand new construction in Manhattan’s wonderful 'Tree Section' neighborhood. .. 3 levels including a basement with a private media room, a full size bar, exercise room and an additional bedroom or home office! Entry level is a massive living space and an adjacent family room with high volume coffered ceilings. Stunning plantation style finishes throughout that is open and basking in natural light. Gourmet kitchen is all set to cook those holiday meals and serve in the spacious formal dining room. Top level has a large master suite plus three secondary bedrooms each with their own bathroom. Private backyard and a 3 car tandem garage with plenty of storage room."

3301 Palm starts at $3.699M and is open Sat. and Sun. from 12-4pm.

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