Weekend Opens (3/27-3/28)

Posted by Dave Fratello on Saturday, March 27th, 2010 at 5:44pm.

 Are you around this weekend? In Mammoth? Off to the desert or a tropical isle?

We'll get some serious beach weather this weekend, so if you're here, you can enjoy the full benefit of the 90266. Without the towel service, unfortunately.

There are a couple of new opens, plus a healthy set of longer-running listings worth checking in on.

Click here for the complete list of opens published in the Beach Reporter, or at any time use the link from the "Property Search Tools" pull-down menu in the top navigation bar.

As always, click any highlighted property address for more pics & details via Redfin.

Please report back here at MBC on any open houses you visit – what you like, what you don't like, etcetera.

Sand Section

A debut worth your time, partly for the home and partly for the views, is 311 26th (4br/5ba, 2475 sq. ft.), a newer (2007) custom home on a 2/3rds-size lot just above Highland.

The other day here we noted the big ocean views over the park, along with great European styling and fantastic detail inside.

Starts at $2.798m, steep for a home of this size, but it's something special. 

311 26th is open Sun. 1-4pm.

Tree Section

3516 Blanche (3br/3ba, 3000 sq. ft.) is a 50s cottage with various additions and remodels, giving you modern size with some big, soaring ceilings adding to the open feeling.

Starts at $1.525m, easily the largest offering in the almost-$1.5m set. (1605 Elm, at $1.588m, is a tad bigger and much better located, but not open this weekend.)

3516 Blanche is open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm.

The French Normandy remodel at 1724 Pine (4br/4ba, 3525 sq. ft.) has been offered now for most of 2010, somehow escaping the rush of sales activity so far.

The heavy use of stone outside gives it a style that isn't for everyone, but the inside is comfy and very nicely remodeled (it's a 1998 build), with great attention to detail. A quirk: Though the bedrooms are spacious, the master (up front) is cramped a bit by the folded-down roof detail in the front.

Price is down about $150k since the start, newly priced at $1.898m.

1724 Pine is open Sun. 1-4pm.

2708 Pacific (5br/4ba, 3400 sq. ft.) was lucky once, making a deal within its first week back in February.

Alas, that deal fell apart, but, maybe looking for luck again, the sellers marked the listing down from $1.849m to the lucky $1.777m. The triple-7's didn't work over the space of a month, and now we're looking at $1.711m (7/11).

What's next, a raffle at next week's opens?

2708 Pacific is open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm.
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