Weekend Opens (2/9-2/10/19)

By Dave Fratello | February 9th, 2019

Finally, it's on.

Apparently there was a Super Bowl last week (who can tell?), meaning this is the week for new listings to roll out and open houses to begin to proliferate.

On schedule, there are, in fact 46 active listings holding open houses this weekend. (Dave was slated to have a 47th going, but we put a new listing in escrow pre-market. More on that one later.)

This means our video this week is chock-full as well, with 10 new listings featured - including one that's not publicly open, the "Compound Rapture" property at 3305 Pine. Enjoy:

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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. 

Tree Section

608 15th608 15th Street Manhattan Beach CA (5br/6ba, 5050 sqft.) is a newer ('07) extra-large Mediterranean-becoming-Spanish in a prime Martyrs location.

Without extensive remodeling, mainly just white paint and restaining of the flooring, the sellers have helped modernize a home that frankly felt pretty tired and out-of-date just 2 years ago when they bought it (for a relative deal at $4.438M).

608 15th Street Manhattan Beach CAThe home has a reverse floorplan, meaning the principal living spaces are all upstairs and the master suite and one other room on the ground level are what open out to the backyard. There are some views from those top-floor living spaces. Over rooftops, you can catch a glimpse of blue.

608 15th Street Manhattan Beach CAThere's also a basement theater room. More from the official description:

608 15th Street Manhattan Beach CA"[T]imeless American Martyrs home on one of the most desirable streets in Manhattan Beach! Situated mid block at the top of the hill on 15th street, this location provides space, views and the walkability to the best of the beach... The south facing back deck w/ built in BBQ for relaxed family dining is an entertainer's dream and the morning sun shines into this home and pool sized backyard... [E]ndless amenities including the large gourmet kitchen w/ Viking, Thermador, SubZero and a walk in pantry, gorgeous great room, formal dining, library, wide plank walnut floors, skylights, 17’6” stairway, high vaulted ceilings, 8’ solid teak doors, ocean view office, additional great room, media room, wine cellar, romantic lighting, 3-stop elevator & 4 car garage... [H]gh-end custom finishes throughout: marble, travertine, granite stone, Walker Zanger tile & an abundance of built-in cabinetry. 4 fireplaces adorn this beautiful home. This Tree Section home has many extras including Solar Panels and 2 electric car charging stations, a Nuvia whole house water system, surround sound and 6 car parking."

608 15th begins at $5.300M and is open Sat. 1-4pm & Sun. 11am-1pm.

2132 Ardmore2132 N Ardmore Avenue Manhattan Beach CA (4br/3ba, 1865 sqft.) is a gorgeous flipper remodel, with a mid-century modern vibe but distinctly modern materials.

There's a lot packed into a compact package here, with 4br laced along either side of a central hallway that ends at the master suite.

2132 N Ardmore Avenue Manhattan Beach CAAs to the main living spaces, a very open floorplan up front marries living room, dining area and family space with an open, sleek kitchen.

There's a lot of new wood all around - the fencing, porch, artful doors - but they also kept the original oak floors and buffed them up. It's a nice combination of old and new.

Outdoor spaces are limited, with mainly an enclosed front porch area and side yard. More from the official description:

2132 N Ardmore Avenue Manhattan Beach CA"This tree section home has been remodeled to capture the natural beauty of the indoor/outdoor experience with a mid-century modern feel... The house has open beam ceilings and skylights in the living room and master bath. The new kitchen includes European style cabinets, quartz counter tops, Viking 5 burner range and a Sub-Zero refrigerator. All of the west facing bedrooms have sliders that open onto the lush yard and deck - perfect for entertaining. Beautiful wood floors throughout. Relax in the spa like master suite with rain shower/skylight and handheld shower head."

2132 Ardmore begins at $2.195M and is open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm.

3108 Poinsettia3108 N Poinsettia Avenue Manhattan Beach CA (3br/3ba, 2220 sqft.) may be familiar, as it spent some time on market late last year without selling.

It's a bright, somewhat recently remodeled mid-sized home with a master suite addition upstairs and family room downstairs - the equivalent of 3 floors of living space without a basement.

Among the bedrooms on the middle level, one shows now as an office (no closet) and there are two "legal" bedrooms, both smallish. The master suite is of good size and the bath would appear to date to the 1990s somewhere.

It's somewhat rare to find a house that's on the small side but doesn't force everyone into one common room. There's even a bonus space in back over the garage, which could be simply storage but could be used for more (studio? extra bedroom?). Unexpectedly, the home features A/C.

3108 N Poinsettia Avenue Manhattan Beach CAVery cute overall, practical for a small/young family or even a downsizing one. More from the official description:

3108 N Poinsettia Avenue Manhattan Beach CA"Elegant, custom architectural details highlight this three Bedroom + Office + Family Room, three full Bath home in highly sought after Manhattan Beach tree section neighborhood. Beveled glass entry door with vaulted entry ceiling, light, bright open design Kitchen, Dining, Living areas. Kitchen features breakfast bar, granite counters, quality cabinetry with soft close drawers, pull-out shelves, appliance garage. A beautiful Fireplace with custom mantle and surround highlights the Living Room area. There are two Bedrooms, an Office (converted 4th bedroom), full Bathroom on the entry level. Access to a party size tiled deck is from the Office and a Bedroom. A grand Master Suite is located on the upper level and features vaulted ceiling, Fireplace, Juliet Balcony, large two sink vanity with generous cabinetry and closet space, walk in shower and large tub. The lower level has a wonderful Family Room, adjacent full Bathroom, Laundry Room, and access through French Doors to a lovely private patio and grassy back yard. A gated driveway leads to a two car Garage with a large second level Storage/Bonus Room with window, not included in square footage- check with City for possible uses."

3108 Poinsettia begins (again) at $2.295M and is open Sat. & Sun. 2-4pm.

Sand Section

228 9th Place228 9th Place Manhattan Beach CA (3br/4ba, 1830 sqft.) is a 2001 Mediterranean right in the thick of downtown, but somehow off the beaten path as well.

The 9th Place block is only half a block long, connecting a city parking lot with Highland Ave.

This Sand Section home itself features its best ocean views from a southwest corner, where there's a corner window at the kitchen sink, and a small porch as well. There's ocean blue visible over rooftops nearby.

228 9th Place Manhattan Beach CAMore from the official description:

"... White Water View Custom Home... sets the standard as a hybrid of French-Modern and Beach-Chic style. With timeless elements of both Traditional and Transitional, it is located just 2 blocks from the Sand and in the heart of Downtown Manhattan Beach. This residence features 3 large bedroom suites with tall-approximate 8’+ door heights-9’+ ceilings, three-stop dumbwaiter, upgraded appliances including but not limited to: Viking Range, Hood and Convection Oven, Electrolux Refrigerator and Washing Machine, Bosch Dishwasher, new white Kohler Dual Sided Farmhouse Sink, Bright white kitchen with white custom cabinets, large kitchen island wrapped with a touch of beach-chic wainscoting, all oil rubbed bronze Newport Brass cup-pull, Upgraded Nutone Camera Door System, Surround sound indoor and outdoor and more... To literally top it off, there is newly installed French Encaustic Tile on the large southwest facing sunny ocean view balcony which offers a vast ocean view, Catalina and the Palos Verdes Peninsula..."

228 9th Place begins at $2.899M and is open Sat. & Sun. 2-4pm.

225 38th St.225 38th Manhattan Beach CA (3br/4ba, 2270 sqft.) is a 1980s TH in El Porto with some ocean views.

Interior remodeling has mostly reduced the 1980s contemporary feeling and replaced it with a very cheerful, beachy modern vibe.

You may recognize this one from 2 prior stints on the market, first at $2.799M and later at $2.650M in 2017 and 2018.

They're trying anew at $2.499M.

225 38th Manhattan Beach CAMore from the official description:

225 38th Manhattan Beach CA"Imagine living only 12 homes from the world-famous Strand in a thoughtfully remodeled ocean view home with sounds of the surf and soaking in daily views that will take your breath away. Experience the ultimate in entertaining with an open concept floor plan in a light infused great room with numerous windows that expand the space and add light and reflection. Adore a designer dream kitchen with a spacious center island, wet bar and wine refrigerator add just the perfect touch. A sunny south-west facing balcony invites you out to a seamless extension of indoor-outdoor living; enjoy alfresco dining with a cool ocean breeze- this is living all the true pleasures of the beach lifestyle. After a busy day, relax and rejuvenate in an over-sized master suite with a spa like bath and additional room for even a home office. Family and friends will appreciate the accommodations you provide with a roomy en-suite bedroom. This special home located on a special street with sidewalks on both sides that beckon you directly to the Pacific Ocean."

225 38th St. begins at $2.499M and is open Sun. 12-3pm.

East Manhattan Beach

We have three open houses in East Manhattan Beach this week.

1191 Shelley1191 Shelley Street Manhattan Beach CA (3br/2ba, 1715 sqft.) is a largely original SFR. Per the official description:

"Single level home located in the quiet Poets Section of Manhattan Beach. Truly a neighborhood where families know one another. Owners raised their family here since 1953 and this is the first time on the market. Architecturally, has a little bit of mid century modern with beamed/slightly vaulted ceilings, two fireplaces, family room opens to backyard (loads of potential for this area), good size living room with fireplace, dining area, three good size bedrooms. Master bedroom is very large and looks out to backyard. Kitchen was remodeled several years ago with nice quality cabinets, built ins, with a laundry room off the kitchen. One and 3/4 baths. New carpeting, interior and exterior paint, all ready for a new family. Good bones."

1191 Shelley begins at $1.650M and is open Sat. & Sun. 2-4pm.

1600 Manzanita1600 Manzanita Lane Manhattan Beach CA (3br/1ba, 1100 sqft.) is an original Liberty Village cottage that was helpfully emptied, cleaned and painted so that it could be seen as a blank canvas.

Shortly after our tour, this property posted in escrow, but they may still have their scheduled open houses this weekend for backup offers.

"This is a fantastic opportunity to own a charming 3 bedroom single family home on a great street in the heart of the coveted Liberty Village neighborhood. The home has been meticulously maintained and has just been painted inside and out making it move in ready. You can update the kitchen and bathroom to your own taste and there's plenty of room to add on if desired. You'll love the hardwood floors, 2 car garage and large private back yard."

1600 Manzanita begins at $1.495M and is open Sat. & Sun. 2-4pm.

1161 2nd1161 2nd Street Manhattan Beach CA (5br/5ba, 3595 sqft.) is a 2004 Craftsman-style home on a corner lot.

From the official description:

1161 2nd Street Manhattan Beach CA"Gorgeous sought after Modern Craftsman in pristine condition on corner lot. This home offers a spacious open floor plan of almost 3600sqft of well designed living space... Dramatic two story formal living area, large great room with stone fireplace and french doors that open to a patio area and lawn. Formal dining room located off the great room that opens to yet another private patio. This home has a wonderful flow perfect for entertaining. The gourmet kitchen features a large center island, Viking appliances, walk in pantry, and charming built in breakfast nook as well as mud room off the garage. The kitchen looks out over the newly redone yard/patio area offering built in sitting and custom fountain wonderful for outdoor dining or relaxing and to enjoy the California weather year round. This lovely and charming home offers four bedrooms upstairs each with private bathroom and it's own balcony and a fifth bedroom/office downstairs. The spacious master suite with vaulted ceilings offers a large bathroom with dual vanities, spa tub with separate shower and huge walk in closet. This home's exterior was recently repainted and new doors installed."

1161 2nd begins at $2.449M and is open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm.

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