To plan your open-house tours for this week, use MB Confidential's online list of Manhattan Beach open houses
(it's mobile-friendly!).Hill Section916 9th
is a perennial favorite here at MBC; it made Mrs. MBC's year-end list. It's the great room/living room/yard combo, mainly, that works. Offers 5br/5ba, 4550 sq. ft. It was on the market last year, as high as $3.275m, but it's at $2.895m
now. The first posted open since its late-February return is Sun. 1-4pm.923 1st
offers the lay public the chance to see a $7.6m
home, much as they were once offered the chance to see an $8m home
. But please recognize this one requires advance arrangements/RSVP (see info in the BR open house listings)
. Worth a shot. Sun. 3-5pm.Sand Section400 3rd (pictured)
is Mrs. MBC's pick this week, though – just like her pick last week – it's not posted as open.
Well, we suppose that just walking by any old day could be delightful. 400 3rd is a lovely, large (4br/4ba, 4000 sq. ft.) classically styled beach home on a corner lot down in MB's South End. A couple of ocean peeks = bonus. Starts at $3.499m.341 10th
is a South End flat walkstreet home right next to downtown that we featured last week, when it was only open Saturday. Definitely worth a look for its great style and materials. Starts at $3.3m
. Open Sun. 1-4pm.
228 29th Place
is ultra-cool, unlike anything we've seen recently in the Sand. Big wows, big views, and a price that has moderated from a big $3.049m last year to $2.499m
now. (NOTE: The newest reduction of $130k just occurred Saturday.) If you haven't yet seen it, do. Open Sat. & Sun., 1-4pm.
Tree Section621 Marine (pictured)
is a custom-built (2002), "rustic Spanish" with 5br/4ba and 3100 sq. ft.
As we noted previously, the owners just purchased it last year (March 2007) for $2.436m (double checked)
and they're offering it now for $2.489m (double checked!)
Open Sun. 1-5pm.
560 36th (second pic)
is daring for a speckie, with an ultra-modern design in a land of Mediterraneans and Cape Cods. Offers 4br/4ba and 4040 sq. ft., but it's not priced at $4m, just $2.999m.
A bit close to the armory and Sand Dune Park. Open Sat. and Sun. 1-4pm.2611 Palm
is a new one in the Trees – well, it has been new for some time (first offered Jan. 2007), but it's worth a first mention here anyway. Plenty charming, with some unique details and 5br/4ba, 3200 sq. ft., priced at $2.399m
. Its twin (with reverse layout) is at 2309 Pacific
(now at $2.099m
). Both are open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm.