Weekend Opens (?) (3/14-3/15/20)

By Dave Fratello | March 14th, 2020

This might be a particularly good week to watch video of the newest local listings.

We're going to offer details on this week's newest listings, along with quick video from several.

Will these listings actually hold open houses as scheduled in every case? No guarantees here. Sellers may have some questions about offering public tours in the days and weeks to come.

Honestly, we didn't get out Friday to preview homes. It was one of those days... and weirder. But you know.

Our video this week features several new listings, including two on The Strand that are not publicly open (3004 The Strand is first in the video):

Email subscribers may need to use this link to see the video.

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 and Edge.

Sand Section

453 31st453 31st Street Manhattan Beach CA (5br/6ba, 4300 sqft.) is new construction on the plateau.

There's a bit of an ocean view (for now), mostly down the block.

A very comparable new home on the same street (420 31st, 5br/6ba, 4300 sqft.) sold in Jan. 2018 for $4.637M, after a start at $4.995M.

453 31st Street Manhattan Beach CAThis one begins at $4.795M. From the official description:

"Stunning New Coastal Plantation Construction just four blocks from the beach! Enter through the charming dutch door featuring a recreational area with a wet bar, a guest bedroom and three car garage. French oak hardwood floors sweep across the open concept floor plan filled with natural light. The second floor features a master suite with an ensuite bathroom and walk in closet, along with three additional bedrooms with own ensuite bathrooms and a laundry room. Take the 3 stop elevator to the top level where the open floor concept enjoys ocean views. Perfect for entertaining, the chef's kitchen features calcutta countertops, top of the line Thermador appliances and exquisite finishes. Relax & enjoy the sunset on the spacious balcony that blend indoor & outdoor spaces. The home delivers big with dual zone A/C, 3-stop elevator, 3 car garage, central vacuum system and more!"

453 31st is at $4.795M and is open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm.

133 1st133 1st Street Manhattan Beach CA (3br/2ba, 1280 sqft.) is an updated 1960s house on a corner half lot w/ ocean views. From the official description:

"This South Manhattan Beach 3-bedroom single family home has gorgeous views from Catalina to Malibu. On the main level, two bedrooms share a bath with dual sinks and large walk-in shower. The two-car garage has plenty of storage and is currently used as a bonus room. A private patio with outdoor shower... The updated kitchen features plenty of storage, separate breakfast bar and high-end amenities including a Viking oven. The master bedroom completes the upper level with en suite bath. Ideally located just six doors from the Strand and a short walk to Downtown Manhattan and Robinson Elementary."

133 1st is at $2.699M and is open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm.

East Manhattan Beach

1612 9th1612 9th Street Manhattan Beach CA (3br/2ba, 1760 sqft.) is an inspired 1960s modern with updates and decor to match up nicely with the style. Call it a period piece. There's also a sizable, sunny, south-facing backyard thanks to the full, 7500 sqft. lot.

More from the official description:

1612 9th Street Manhattan Beach CA"In a great neighborhood and a short walk to award winning Manhattan Beach schools this mid-century ... design presents the clean, modern vibe of the California lifestyle. With a south-facing backyard on a 7504 sq. ft. premier flat lot, the floor plan connects seamlessly with living room, kitchen, dining area, zen-like central patio and spacious family room that spills out through sliding glass doors to the architecturally designed backyard. Cook's kitchen designed by award winning architect includes custom cabinets, built-in refrigerator and professional range. Bathrooms have been recently remodeled with custom cabinets, designer tile and high-end fixtures. Built-in BBQ with large granite surface eases the way for al fresco dining under the pergola with the joyful sounds of play on the commercially installed sport court with lighted backboard. Recently installed air conditioning will keep things comfortable on warm summer days."

1612 9th is at $2.125M and is open Sat. & Sun. 12-3pm.

1601 Wendy1601 Wendy Way Manhattan Beach CA (3br/2ba, 1360 sqft.) is a Liberty Village cutie. From the official description:

1601 Wendy Way Manhattan Beach CA"Uncompromising and luxurious. It’s amazing from the moment you see it. Located on an east-west facing lot, the property offers an abundance of natural light throughout the day. This residence is renovated and so finely tuned with the surprising power to offer many areas to chillout and enjoy life. Beautiful brand new wide-plank French oak hardwood floors adorn throughout."

"The front formal living room is picturesque as the curb appeal suggests. High-end new bath and kitchen amenities, along with AC throughout, the home exceeds the expectations in this price range. Then, there’s the large family room with a light & airy element offering a fireplace and exposed beam ceilings that lead to an easy indoor-outdoor living space in a very well-appointed backyard. The property also boasts a bonus family room / playroom that adds to the dynamic of living spaces. Smart control lighting that you can control from your smart phone."

1601 Wendy is at $1.699M and is open Sat. & Sun. 2-4pm.

Hill Section

815 1st815 1st Street Manhattan Beach CA (4br/4ba, 3230 sqft.) is essentially a lot-value proposition in the lower south Hill Section. It was offered last year 10% higher at $4.600M and ran about 6 months.

The 8600 sqft. lot boasts an 80' wide frontage, although there is a lot of slope to the lot which will require some thinking and planning in any new construction.

The existing 1970s-vintage house is kinda fun and charming, but it's not what you pay $4M for here. A negative from last year has been removed, more or less: The treetop/rooftop views to the south are impinged by prominent power poles. However, utility undergrounding has been approved for the area and those poles' and wires' days are numbered.

From the official description:

"Original Custom Built Home with Ocean view plus beautiful view of Santa Monica Mountains and the Green Belt. Easy to Walk to Beach or Downtown for restaurants and shopping. Robinson School is just on the other side of the Greenbelt. Extra wide lot: 107x80' - Renovate and live in now or Build Dream House later. Beautiful wood interior. Vaulted wood beam ceilings, 3 wood decks including a wrap-around deck. Multi-level. Greenbelt is just steps away for a walk or jog. Award winning schools, Robinson Elementary and Mira Costa High School, within walking distance."

815 1st is at $4.200M and is open Sun. 1-4pm.

Tree Section

2326 N. Ardmore2326 N Ardmore Avenue Manhattan Beach CA (4br/4ba, 3170 sqft.) is, per the official description:

"Located in the heart of the MB Tree Section... located high on the 'Laurel Bluffs' above the Greebelt. [sic] The entry level opens up to a den with fireplace, high ceilings, a powder bath and a bedroom/office with an ensuite bath. The lower level is an open concept living room, kitchen and dining room all leading to a nice outdoor back patio. With white shaker style cabinets, marble countertops, walk-in pantry, bar height breakfast bar and built in appliances, this spacious kitchen is perfect for entertaining or just cooking a weeknight dinner! The dining area is off of the kitchen with plenty of room for a large table and with French doors leading to the back, you can enjoy the outdoors while eating inside. Two more sets of French doors open up to the spacious family room equipped with a fireplace and built-in cabinets for your TV and extra storage. The upper level includes a master suite, 2 bedrooms, both with walk in closets and 1 bathroom. The large master suite has vaulted ceilings, fireplace, reading nook, huge walk in closet and an ensuite bathroom with large tub, walk-in shower and two separate vanities."

2326 N. Ardmore is at $2.775M and is open Sat. 1-4pm & Sun. 12:30-4:30pm.

1829 Poinsettia1829 N Poinsettia Avenue Manhattan Beach CA (3br/2ba, 1435 sqft.) is a cute corner lot Craftsman-inspired remodel. No interior photos in the listing at this time.

From the official description:

"Welcome to this charming home situated on a great corner lot in the coveted tree section of Manhattan Beach with the famous award-winning schools. The remodeled home features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, a den which is open to the updated kitchen and an open family room with a cozy fireplace, hardwood floors throughout, and air conditioning! Step into the oversized finished garage where you can park your car with space left over for a home gym, playroom and or storage. Relax in the private master ensuite bedroom with custom built-ins in both closets. The landscaped patio is a serene outdoor oasis perfect for entertaining!"

1829 Poinsettia is at $1.999M and is open Sun. 1-4pm.

2400 Palm2400 Palm Avenue Manhattan Beach CA (5br/5ba, 3100 sqft.) is per the official description:

"Luxury modern home in the sought-after tree section of Manhattan Beach. Floor to ceiling windows throughout showcase lush greenery, creating an indoor-outdoor feel & boasts plenty of natural light. The two-story entry leads to formal and casual living spaces. Hardwood floors welcome you into the expansive living room with a gas fireplace, mini bar and wine fridge."

2400 Palm is at $2.999M and is open Sun. 1-4pm.

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