Weekend Opens (2/18-2/19/17)

By Dave Fratello | February 18th, 2017


The great thing about open houses this weekend is that you can paddle to them.

Maybe it's a bit of a surprise, though, to learn that there are only 27 open houses listed this week, despite burgeoning inventory of 92.

Blame the President... 's Day weekend.

If you want to curl up with a good blog post this weekend (other than this one), take a few minutes to enjoy DigMB's coverage of the "State of the City" event from this week. Some word maven came up with a nice summary of Manhattan Beach for the mayor's presentation: "Small Town... Global Appeal." Nice ring.

We noted in our MB Market Update on Friday that the growth in local real estate inventory has been greatest in the Sand Section. You see that this week, too, in the fact that all of the new open houses are there.

Our video this week begins with Dave's new listing at 309 20th (aka 308 20th Place), and includes 533 24th, 321 20th and a new Tree Section listing that's not open publicly, 657 19th:

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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

533 24th Street Manhattan Beach CA533 24th (3br/2ba, 1750 sqft.) is mid-century beachy, bright and updated, in the gaslamp area near Grand View. More from the official description:

"[M]id century home with contemporary beach flair! This home has designer updates throughout, starting with the beautifully organized, open kitchen that seamlessly connects to the built in dining area and formal living room. Rear door access allows for an easy trip out to the BBQ and back for grilling. Stainless appliances and sleek stone counter-tops modernize the classic bones of this beachside home. Built in drawers in the bench seating offer a clever storage solution. Hardwood floors throughout most of the home add to the beach charm while keeping the rooms open and airy. Both bathrooms have been remodeled and the master is a true master bedroom with an en suite 3/4 bath. The expansive bonus family room is separated from the formal spaces offering a great casual space for the family."

533 24th begins at $2.399M and is open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm.

321 20th Street Manhattan Beach CA321 20th (6br/5ba, 3900 sqft.) is a 2005 Mediterranean on a quiet walkstreet east of Highland. It's also just a few doors up from Dave's new listing at 309 20th (aka 308 20th Place). More from the official description:

"A rare find just 3 blocks to the beach... and a short stroll to charming downtown Manhattan Beach restaurants and shops, this home is a true gem. Exceptional floor plan with 6 bedrooms (one has been lovingly turned into a library/office with custom 'secret' bookcases, 4.5 baths, and extensive outdoor entertaining areas with ocean views! The master suite is sure to impress with its own fireplace, Juliette balconies, oversized walk-in closet, and spacious spa-style bath. Three additional bedrooms on the master level, one could be in-laws as it is also a 2nd master with it's own private entry. The the first level is an entertainer's dream with a second full bar area, oversized doors lead from the family room directly to the walk street patio with a great ocean view... Plenty of parking for family and friends on-site, with a four car garage plus guest parking for 2-3 additional cars." 

321 20th begins at $4.499M and is open Sat. & Sun. 2-4pm.

4218 Ocean Drive Manhattan Beach CA4218 Ocean Drive (2br/3ba, 1400 sqft.) is a TH built in the late 1970s, but updated substantially since. From the official description:

"See the sand on the beach & hear the waves crash while you relax at home with breathtaking ocean views from the impressive wall to wall windows in a living room that has vaulted ceilings, a newly remodeled fireplace, & refinished maple wood floors. Step outside to a large tiled floor patio & enjoy the ocean views & breeze while you barbecue. This home has been given a touch of class during its recent upgrade of the floors, double glass pane windows, newer bathrooms with marble & tile showers, newer roofed, newer heater, newer doors, stainless steal railways, led lights, walk in closets, & much more. Enjoy a large master bedroom with ocean views, an upgraded walk-in closet & a private bathroom with his & hers sinks. The 2nd bedroom is very large with an updated private marble & tiled bathroom."

4218 Ocean Drive begins at $2.200M and is open Sat. & Sun. 2-4pm.

228 11th Place Manhattan Beach CA228 11th Place (2br/2ba, 1000 sqft.) is a half lot vintage cottage right in the thick of town with some updates, but it's the land that drives the value here.

Now, what is that value? They intend to find out. One year ago, this property listed at $2.499M, kicking off a long year of price adjustments but no sale. This year, it begins 30% lower at $1.750M. From the official description:

"One of the few original SFR beach cottages located in the middle of beautiful downtown Manhattan Beach, and just steps away from the pier! This charming beach cottage has ample outdoor living. Peek ocean view from living room and deck. Upstairs deck is ideal for dining and a beautiful Zen-like downstairs patio with fire pit for an additional entertaining. Stunning gourmet kitchen with granite counter-tops and stainless steel appliances... Living room and kitchen boasts lots of natural light and great ocean breezes. Downstairs bedroom converted into an office."

228 11th Place is at $1.750M and is open Sat. & Sun. 11am-4pm.

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