Weekend Opens (1/5-1/6/19)

By Dave Fratello | January 5th, 2019

Let's just ease into this new year.

Just one new listing is holding open houses this weekend. It's new construction in the Trees.

There are 17 more longer-term listings also looking for your attentino.

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.

Tree Section

2009 Pine2009 Pine Avenue Manhattan Beach CA (5br/5ba, 3600 sqft.) is new construction on a nice block east of Pacific.

This one's a little different, with very nice designer influences on materials, fixtures and the like.

If you're starting to think you've seen enough monochromatic white-with-white new homes, then you'll probably appreciate the use of a broader, warmer palette of colors here, along with accents here and there that up the game.

2009 Pine Avenue Manhattan Beach CALet's start with some big stuff they got right.

The open first floor features high (11 foot) ceilings, and the back wall of foldaway doors seems to be about 10' or more as well. When it's opened up, you get a true indoor/outdoor feel, which is very much the rage today. (As it should be.)

Oh, and while you're looking at that photo, take note of the roll-up "garage door" that pulls up over the casual dining area. We loved it, but maybe we can't call it part of the "big stuff they got right" because it could be slightly polarizing.

2009 Pine Avenue Manhattan Beach CADownstairs, a reasonably sized basement/den is presented as a media room and includes a built-in, tastefully done wet bar. (Curiously, the 5br house also offers a closet and shower for the basement media room, potentially qualifying it as a 6th bedroom.)

The master suite features a fireplace, coved ceiling and great bath with some fun fixtures.

2009 Pine Avenue Manhattan Beach CAAnd back to the kitchen, you have a truly interesting combination of lighter-colored, warm wood cabinetry, a blue-tile backsplash and grey/black stove hood, colors which are echoed in tiles on one side of the island.

Not least, we'll note that wood flooring throughout the house is not the grey or washed-out stain color that has been popular in recent years, but more toward a pine or walnut natural color. It is actually listed as French White Oak, but the difference is in the stain color. No one is going all the way back to dark woods these days (or reds, for sure) but this trend toward more "natural" colors is notable, and certainly works as a part of the palette across the board here.

Overall, the floorplan is conventional, with 1br downstairs and 4 upstairs, one en suite and two bedrooms sharing a jack-and-jill, plus the master. The creativity comes not in daring architecture, but in the interesting design choices.

665 19th Street Manhattan Beach CAStart price here is $4.150M, the type of number seen recently on two recently sold, comparable new construction homes in the Trees in prime locations: 665 19th (5br/7ba, 3600 sqft.) (pictured) at $4.125M and 1904 Palm (5br/5ba, 3600 sqft.) at $4.100M.

But one can also find recent comps quite a bit lower: 856 14th (5br/6ba, 3500 sqft.) at $3.707M, and three smaller new homes: 1820 Pine (5br/6ba, 3135 sqft.) at $3.375M, 2101 Elm (5br/5ba, 3115 sqft.) also at $3.375M and 3309 Pine (5br/6ba, 3250 sqft.) at $3.350M.

The oldest of those comps only goes back to late June 2018.

More from the official description for 2009 Pine:

"[A] family and entertainer's dream home in the heart of the Tree Section! ... Highly desirable street with a delightful mix of families sharing an Annual Block Party, communal Bar-B-Q's and a fun sense of community. The main floor features 11' ceilings with a Great Room and Kitchen which fully open up to the backyard patio and landscaped yard greatly enhancing the living and entertaining area. The stunning kitchen island has a granite countertop with waterfall sides. Professional grade chef's kitchen includes a Bertazonni 6 burner range with warmer oven, Bosch Microwave and Steam/Convection Ovens, Jenn-Air Refrigerator with custom wood matching panels. Abundant custom solid wood cabinets and built in cabinets and French White Oak floors throughout. Every quality Sierra Pacific Crank Casement window is ideally positioned to capture the cool ocean breeze. Upstairs, the Master Bedroom features a unique tongue in groove wood ceiling feature, fireplace and a large walk in closet with custom built drawers and shelves with under cabinet lighting. The Master Bath has a stand alone tub with a fully enclosed steam shower. Custom tile work abounds. The other bedrooms and baths are of similar quality with a total of three private, upstairs patios."

2009 Pine is at $4.150M and is open Sat. & Sun. 1-3pm.

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