Weekend Opens (3/30-3/31/19)

By Dave Fratello | March 30th, 2019

Maybe you're out of town already for Spring Break, but if so, you're going to miss a whole new crop of new listings.

With inventory at 116 listings, there are 45 homes holding open to the public.

If you can, plan to see 121 20th St. on Saturday 2-4pm, for the experience. Our video starts with that one, and we've also got 717 10th, 2805 Palm, 1411 8th and more in the video:

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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 and Edge.

Sand Section

121 20th121 20th Street Manhattan Beach CA (4br/4ba, 2700 sqft.) is a unique, recent remodel featuring a 3rd story that is all ocean-view deck. Wow.

Due to our relationship with the sellers, we will limit comments here. But if you have the chance on Saturday to trek down the walkstreet to see this one, do.

From the official description:

121 20th Street Manhattan Beach CA"It was through perseverance that its approximate 1,000 square foot roof top deck was ever built... [O]ffers a main residence including a guest suite on the north side of the walkstreet just 3 houses from the sand... It’s the outdoor experience you get while entertaining on your fully- equipped sky deck featuring your own outdoor kitchen, 50” flatscreen, extensive lighting and staggering 180 degree ocean view. It’s the indoor living experience of abundant natural light, clean lines and open space. This includes amenities like Fleetwood sliders-windows, La Cantina doors, 8” French white oak hardwood floors, custom glass-steel staircase and ready-to-order home technology. Plus, the kitchen sets the tone with 10ft Waterfall island, Quartzforms, Ann Sacks Backsplash tile, 2 stainless steel sinks, extensive custom cabinetry, Miele 8 burner range, Thermador 48” built-in refrigerator-freezer, Bosch dishwasher and U-Line 24’ under-cabinet wine-beverage refrigerator to boot."

121 20th begins at $7.985M and is open Sat. 2-4pm. 

465 28th465 28th Street Manhattan Beach CA (3br/3ba, 1990 sqft.) is much more modern and pleasant inside than one might expect from the throwback exterior.

Floorplan of this 1950s original features very open living spaces and an updated kitchen, plus 2br downstairs. There is a small studio unit in the garage.

Upstairs is the master and an office nook.

More from the official description:

465 28th Street Manhattan Beach CA"This quintessential beach house has been impeccably remodeled and restored, making it the perfect dream home for the modern family. There are 3 large bedrooms, including a master suite with a separate office area, HUGE walk-in closet and private deck. The remodeled chef's kitchen has stainless steel appliances, designer light fixtures, a farmhouse sink, as well as custom pullouts and built-ins. Vaulted beam ceilings, wainscoting, hardwood floors, custom cabinet pulls and hardware are just some of the vintage accents that make this home so unique. There are new windows and interior doors as well as new exterior dutch doors in the front and back of the home with state of the art electronic key pads that let the ocean breeze in while maintaining privacy. The back patio is perfect for entertaining or dining under the stars with friends and family. As if this weren't enough, there is a detached 2 car garage with a separate 4th bedroom and 4th bath that could be used as a mother-in law suite, craft room, home office or man cave."

465 28th begins at $2.699M and is open Sat. & Sun. 2-4pm. 

473 34th473 34th Street Manhattan Beach CA (3br/4ba, 3165 sqft.) is a custom '05 Mediterranean that has something of the feel of a Tree Section or Hill Section home reformatted and reconfigured for the 30' wide Sand Section lot where it resides.

One the bedrooms is almost a private suite up off the back of the house over the garage, accessed only by stairs beyond the kitchen. The other bedrooms and a den/office are reached by way of a narrow staircase up from the formal living room.

473 34th Street Manhattan Beach CAMore from the official description:

"Spectacular Italian Contemporary home... Light and bright, with high ceilings and open floor plan. The gourmet kitchen is an entertainer's dream. Dining room opens through French doors to a private patio. A charming and spacious living room features a beautiful Walker-Zanger fireplace. A majestic stone staircase leads to a large, airy master suite with fireplace and balcony, plus spa-like master bath and his and hers walk-in closets. The upstairs level also features a charming secondary bedroom & media room that could be gym or office. A private rear staircase leads to a third private bedroom suite."

473 34th begins at $3.388M and is open Sun. 2-4pm. 

Hill Section

717 10th717 10th Street Manhattan Beach CA (5br/4ba, 4265 sqft.) is a lower Hill Section modern with unexpectedly good and solid ocean views.

The 1995 original has received substantial updates, including adding windows to enhance the view, reconfiguring the upstairs ceiling and living spaces a bit and stylistic updates.

717 10th Street Manhattan Beach CAIt's hard to find a quieter spot with unblocked views this close to town in the Hill Section. Off the beaten path.

Floorplan puts all of the bedrooms downstairs, including the master over the garage with some views. There are twin sets of smallish bedrooms, each sharing jack-and-jill baths between them. There's also an office nook downstairs. The balance of the living spaces are all upstairs where they can take advantage of the views.

More from the official description:

717 10th Street Manhattan Beach CA"Modern Masterpiece. Well known for his original designs, architect Pat Killen fuses timeless modern design with a perfect sense of balance. As seen in Dwell Magazine, owners have worked with one of Killen’s associate to completely update this home, taking it beyond its original excellence. Walk to town, beach and chip trail from this prime Hill section location. Home overlooks the Pacific Ocean from the master bedroom, kitchen, living room, dining area and two West facing decks. Lower level includes five bedrooms all on the same floor, 4 baths plus a stunning private office. Relax in your zen inspired backyard with an Ipe wood deck, built in BBQ and tranquil spa. The yard continues to wrap around the home to a grassy side where you can entertain with ample space for a crowd. Flat access garage includes room for three cars and a large extra storage area."

717 10th begins at $5.199M and is open Sat. & Sun. 2-4pm. 

1031 Duncan1031 Duncan Avenue Manhattan Beach CA (5br/4ba, 4200 sqft.) is a onetime Craftsman house that's been upgraded in stages to whiten and smooth out the look, more in tune with current tastes, or what the description calls "an updated coastal color palate."

If the listing seems familiar, that's because it should be. This one was on market for a month in 2017 and almost 8 months last year, at prices from $3.950M down to $3.775M.

The new start price of $3.699M is the lowest yet.

1031 Duncan Avenue Manhattan Beach CAThe home has most bedrooms on the first floor, plus another off the living spaces upstairs. There's a basement media room and smallish backyard. More from the official description:

1031 Duncan Avenue Manhattan Beach CA"[T]his custom home features an expansive, open upper living and entertaining level that showcases views of the ocean beyond... [T]he home features an updated interior that reflects the perfect blend of casual and elegant. A large living room deck allows for better enjoyment of the ocean views, while a very serene backyard offers a private retreat from an active daily routine. Elements such as seagrass wall coverings, rich white wainscoting, designer flooring selections, marble counters, custom window treatments, and an updated coastal color palate have transformed the classic lines of this California craftsman style home into an upscale, modern beach environment. The floorplan is intentionally set to capture and enjoy the ocean views from many vantage points throughout the entertaining and gathering areas. A custom kitchen, formal dining area, living room and family room offer seamless transitional spaces intended to keep the household engaged throughout the day. The main entry level houses two main bedrooms that share a Jack and Jill bath, a full sized laundry/utility room, and the welcoming master suite. The basement offers a sun-filled, cheerful family retreat; an adaptable space that can grow with the household throughout the years."

1031 Duncan begins at $3.699M and is open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm. 

East Manhattan Beach

1411 8th1411 8th Street Manhattan Beach CA (5br/5ba, 4125 sqft.) is a 1980s original with a range of updates, but also some areas wanting more.

The basics are solid: Big house, pretty open floorplan, newer flooring, kitchen and master bath. There's a sizable backyard, though it's mostly faux grass.

1411 8th Street Manhattan Beach CAThere is a first-floor bedroom with attached bath and bonus room, although the bath surprisingly has no tub or shower. (The listing refers to this as a second master with office.)

More from the official description:

1411 8th Street Manhattan Beach CA"Charming Plantation-style home with an open concept floorplan, soaring 2-story ceiling in the Great Room and hardwood floors throughout. The kitchen has a large center island and adjacent nook where family members gather for casual dining. The kitchen features subway tiles, stone counters and stainless appliances. The kitchen is open to the family room that features a fireplace and bar with a bartender’s pantry that lends to easy entertaining inside or outside at the artisan-patterned brick patio and grassy yard. This home sits on a full 7500 sqft lot. The children’s rooms have custom designed barn-door closets with built-ins for easy storage. These bedrooms are connected to a Jack-N-Jill bathroom. The Master Suite has vaulted ceilings, His & Hers walk-in closets and a spa-style tub and separate shower. There are two master suites, one downstairs with an office. There are 3 in suite bedrooms. The laundry room is conveniently located."

1411 8th begins at $2.775M and is open Sat. & Sun. 2-4pm. 

11 Evergreen11 Evergreen Lane Manhattan Beach CA (3br/3ba, 2045 sqft.) is one of the much-in-demand Plan 8 units in the Village, with the master suite on the first floor and 2br upstairs.

This one has had some remodeling done, updating the kitchen and main living spaces.

More from the official description:

11 Evergreen Lane Manhattan Beach CA"Desirable and private end-unit townhome in guard gated Manhattan Village. This spacious and bright ‘Plan 8’ townhouse boasts 3 large bedrooms (master suite downstairs), generous closet space, separate formal living room and dining room. The open floor plan family room includes a contemporary remodeled kitchen and breakfast bar area, anchored by French doors, that looks out on to the outdoor patio with lush landscaping and amazing greenbelt view. One of the largest and most sought after floor plans in the Village, this plan 8 is flooded with light from north and east facing windows. Newer carpet and fresh paint throughout. 2 car garage with lots of storage. Quiet Village location that offers privacy and a serene environment."

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

29 Laguna29 Laguna Court Manhattan Beach CA (2br/2ba, 1475 sqft.) is a 2br court home in the Village with upgraded wood flooring and kitchen with granite counters.

More from the official description:

"Pristine open & light floorplan with upgrades. Hardwood floors on Main and 2nd level. Stainless Steel appliances and Granite Countertop in upgraded Kitchen with Cam lighting and wine refrigerator. Wood white shutters through out. Master has walk in closet and Balcony. Prime end unit with extra windows steps to spa & pool. 2nd bedroom used as office. Large lush private patio off Living Room."

29 Laguna begins at $1.079M and is open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm. 

1140 MB Blvd1140 Manhattan Beach Boulevard A Manhattan Beach CA (2br/3ba, 1200 sqft.)

Stepping into the front door of this exclusive townhome reminds you of all the finer things in life. Impeccably updated, it sparkles with brand new French oak flooring throughout, an impressive stacked stone fireplace, and an open, modern staircase just to get started. Whether you are preparing a gourmet meal in the state-of-the-art kitchen with Quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances, or enjoying a drink on the patio while taking the chill off a cool summer night by the fire pit, you will feel enveloped by peace and tranquility. The en-suite master bedroom provides the perfect, private retreat with double vanity and large closets created to keep you organized. Feeling like a BBQ? Step onto the second patio right off your kitchen with a perfect spot for a BBQ, and a turfed area for your furry friends. Don't worry about parking, the attached, two-car garage provides direct access into the home. In the heart of Manhattan Beach, you will be just minutes from the best restaurants, parks, beaches, shopping and award-winning schools. Don't miss your opportunity to own in Manhattan Beach for under $1m! 

1140 MB Blvd begins at $825K and is open Sat. & Sun. 2-4pm. 

Tree Section

755 31st755 31st Street Manhattan Beach CA (4br/5ba, 4055 sqft.)

One of the most memorable homes in the Tree section, this residence maxes out beyond what can be built today. Though, it’s no wonder, because it is perched on the high side of the best tree-lined street in MB, and its amenities, charm and sophistication continue to stand the test of time. Distressed walnut floors and Venetian plaster walls adorn the home throughout. 4 large bedrooms featuring en-suite baths and spacious closet space can make anyone comfortable. This includes the large master suite with vaulted ceilings and the accoutrements of a luxurious spa. The main level living area layout offers something for everyone with its open floor plan consisting of the living room, dining room, family room and additional office space/playroom/den. And then there’s the kitchen with top of the line professional appliances, hand-distressed custom cabinetry and granite counters. Located west of Laurel, it is situated in the rare Grandview Elementary School district, because people don’t move much in this area. For a family with kids, this home has one of the best outdoor play areas available! Since it is street to alley, behind the home has cul-de-sac alley where kids play basketball, ride their bikes and skateboards with less worry.

755 31st begins at $3.500M and is open Sat. & Sun. 2-4pm. 


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