Weekend Opens (1/25-1/26/20)

By Dave Fratello | January 26th, 2020

You can feel the season building up, as some new listings are coming out a tad ahead of schedule to draw attention in a less crowded field.

This week we see an attractive Hill Section townhouse, some Tree Section options and a new Hill Section manse.

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

Hill Section

234 Larsson234 Larsson Street Manhattan Beach CA (3br/3ba, 2300 sqft.) is a pleasant surprise.

This 1980-built freestanding TH was frumpy and dated in 2007 when it sold to a flipper, got needed makeover but then sold as a short sale in 2009.

That free makeover has been enhanced by the current owners and it almost feels new.

234 Larsson Street Manhattan Beach CAThe home has a split-level arrangement and a not-insignificant patio & small yard area. Very bright and clean.

Pricewise, this one will draw a lot of attention for being "under" $2M (by $1K) and west of Sepulveda.

More from the official description:

234 Larsson Street Manhattan Beach CA"Elegant detached townhome located in the highly desirable Hill section of Manhattan Beach with sweeping city and mountain views. A bright and open floor plan is highlighted by cherry hardwood and travertine floors, crown molding, and granite countertops throughout. The entry level welcomes two large guest bedrooms sharing a Jack & Jill bath. The west bedroom has french doors leading out to a beautifully landscaped backyard patio. The second level is home to an airy kitchen/dining area wrapping around a spacious stove-top island. Stainless steel appliances, granite counters, and clean white cabinets contrast perfectly with the dark floor and french doors of the north facing balcony. You can also access the private backyard area from the kitchen. A large formal living room and den make up the third floor along with two separate balconies overlooking the front and back yard. High ceilings, gas marble fireplace, a cozy wet bar, and powder room make this area perfect for entertaining. The sizeable master suite occupies the top floor with plenty of closet space and an en suite bath. 2 car garage with cabinet storage plus 3 exterior parking spaces. Great quiet neighborhood, short walk to many restaurants, and easy access to freeways."

234 Larsson is at $1.999M and is open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm.

717 10th717 10th Street Manhattan Beach CA (5br/4ba, 4266 sqft.) is a lower Hill Section modern with unexpectedly good and solid ocean views.

The 1995 original has received substantial updates, including adding windows to enhance the view, reconfiguring the upstairs ceiling and living spaces a bit and stylistic updates.

717 10th Street Manhattan Beach CAIt's hard to find a quieter spot with unblocked views this close to town in the Hill Section. Off the beaten path.

This one began in March '19 at $5.199M, and gradually reduced last year to $4.775M. It's back now $100K lower, starting at $4.675M.

717 10th Street Manhattan Beach CAFloorplan has all of the bedrooms downstairs, including the master over the garage with some views. There are twin sets of smallish bedrooms, each sharing jack-and-jill baths between them. There's also an office nook downstairs. The balance of the living spaces are all upstairs where they can take advantage of the views.

More from the official description:

"Modern Masterpiece with fantastic ocean views... [T]imeless modern design with a perfect sense of balance. The home was extensively remodeled by the current owners maintaining it's architectural excellence. A+ Hill Section location with an 89 Walkscore. Experience the Manhattan Beach lifestyle. Enjoy your own private sunsets or venture out for a short walk to the beach, downtown, or chip trail. Great ocean views from the dining room, living room, both upper decks and a peek from the master suite. Five bedrooms, all on the same level. Plus a private office. The master suite complete with tranquil sitting area, fireplace, large walk-in closet, expansive bathroom, beamed ceiling and more. On-site parking for five cars with a 3 ½ car easy access garage. Backyard has something for everyone; a newly constructed ipe wood deck complete with an outdoor kitchen and spa. Meander around to an expansive grassy area perfect for lounging or outdoor dining."

717 10th is at $4.675M and is open Sat. & Sun. 2-4pm.

510 N Dianthus510 N Dianthus Manhattan Beach CA (5br/5ba, 3805 sqft.) is new construction in a glamorous style.

They call it "Bel Air @ the Beach" and there's something to that. It's quite an L.A. style, rather than beachy style, with polished stone floors downstairs and modern accents.

510 N Dianthus Manhattan Beach CAThe entire first floor is open living spaces, going out to a covered outdoor room with double bbq and decent-sized yard for the area. There's a fab built-in wet bar with counter seating in the family room area.

Missing: A first floor bedroom, as all 5 are upstairs. Two sets of 2br share jack-and-jill baths.

510 N Dianthus Manhattan Beach CAMore from the official description:

"A Contemporary New Construction that embodies the definition of elegance with sleek details, stylish finishes and features throughout. This high-end quality custom home spotlights 5 Bedrooms with 3.5 Baths encapsulating a traditional floor plan with state-of-the-art technology built for optimal Indoor/Outdoor entertainment. 3-sided La Cantina sliding doors serve as the centerpiece of the home presenting beach living at its finest. Coved Ceilings with backlit lighting, the Master Suite and Spa bath, large block Italian porcelain tiles, neolith slab and cascading Chandeliers are the WOW factors in this one-of-a-kind property. Two dramatic Fireplaces, Radiant heat, a Wet Bar and Butler’s Pantry accompany the extra-large Loggia, Outdoor Kitchen, spacious Backyard with turf and privacy Landscaping. Tons of natural light, canned lighting and skylights complement the ambiance throughout the home. A traditional floor plan with 2 Levels and 3-Car Garage with Parking for 5 vehicles on site."

510 N Dianthus begins at $4.600M and is open Sat. 12-4pm. For Sunday or weekday showings, just call Dave at (310) 243-6299.

Tree Section

591 26th591 26th Street Manhattan Beach CA (5br/5ba, 3640 sqft.) is a 2001 Mediterranean with some fairly recent updates, very close to Grand View and between Blanche and Bell.

591 26th Street Manhattan Beach CAThis is about the living space, but the backyard is a big wow factor. Not just because of what it features (wet bar, hot tub, sunken firepit conversation area) but also for how it looks: smashing. It's outdoor living with high style.

The home itself is plenty spacious with a traditional floorplan, kitchen/family room in back. One downstairs bedroom has been built out as a family home office and has doors to a side courtyard.

591 26th Street Manhattan Beach CAMore from the official description:

"There is a hidden pocket of the Tree Section where neighborhood begins to transition to beach life. It is the type of place where you teach the kids to ride their two-wheelers out front. Take part in a spontaneous water balloon battle. Celebrate with friends at another patriotic holiday block party. This is what neighborhood feels like on 26th Street. Strap beach chairs on your backs, grab surfboards and head west. You are just a few minutes from the endless white sand of Manhattan Beach. Close enough to go just about anywhere in town on foot and a perfect escape where you come home from a long day to relax. Congregate with family in the kitchen as you partake in culinary experiments. Cuddle around the fire pit to share laughs and stargaze, or hop in the spa and soak away the stress of the day. It is why you live here."

591 26th is at $3.100M and is open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm.

598 36th598 36th Street Manhattan Beach CA (5br/3ba, 3050 sqft.) is a late-80s Mediterranean with some updates on the corner along Blanche.

598 36th Street Manhattan Beach CANew paint and carpet dress up the home, which had some updates to the kitchen and other areas within the past several years. The master bath is strikingly modern.

From the official description:

598 36th Street Manhattan Beach CA"First time on the market for this Classic Custom Mediterranean home! Lovingly updated over the years by its original owners, amenities include approximately 3,044 square feet of living space, 5 bedrooms (1 on main level), 3 bathrooms, living and family rooms, kitchen with stainless appliances, breakfast nook, formal dining room, 3 wood burning fireplaces with gas igniters, laundry room, newer windows and French doors, plantation shutters throughout, air-conditioning and a detached 3 car garage on the alley. The family room/kitchen/breakfast nook combination opens via French doors to a sunny, south-facing backyard with slate tile patio and grassy play area. The spacious master suite offers 2 closets (one large walk-in and one double hanging), built-in cabinetry, fireplace, balcony and a recently remodeled bathroom. There are 3 other sizable bedrooms upstairs, one with built-in bookcases to serve as a working office or library. Relax in this lovely home sipping a glass of your favorite wine pulled from the 200-bottle capacity, temperature controlled wine cellar custom built by Cellar Masters and specially featured on their web site!"

598 36th is at $2.499M and is open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm.


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