Weekend Opens (3/7-3/8/20)

By Dave Fratello | March 7th, 2020

Welcome back to MBC, where we'll have some listings to show you below, but first...

Today marks completion of 13 years online for MB Confidential!

Sometimes, at this time of year, we get all reflective and philosophical. For today, we'll just say thank you to you, dear reader.

It's truly a joy to meet people all over town - some of whom become clients - who will recall that they first encountered MBC "back in the day" and have stuck with us all this time.

Meantime, we've all got another teenager in the house.

Our video this week features 333 18th, 517 3rd, 1026 Herrin and more. (Email subscribers may need to use this link to see the video):

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

517 3rd517 3rd Street Manhattan Beach CA (5br/5ba, 3560 sqft.) was born in the late 1970s as a 2-story, 2400 sqft. home, but has been remodeled and added onto to make a more modern Cape Cod with some unique features.

The largely open first floor and sparkling island kitchen are easy on the eyes. The 2nd-floor master suite feels huge for a beach house, with an extra seating area up front.

The most surprising feature may be the the top-floor den with disappearing sliding doors and full bath. It's accessed only from an outdoor staircase. A quiet, private family room. Nice.

517 3rd Street Manhattan Beach CAFrom the official description:

"Chic Cape Cod in the South End of Manhattan Beach Sand Section. Walk to Town / Beach / Robinson and everything that makes Manhattan Beach so special. Remodeled in the last few years this family home has it all with a Gourmet Kitchen equipped with top of the line appliances and Carrera [sic] countertops, Charming Master Suite with Spa like bath, an entertainers dream top floor with sun deck and BBQ, all bedrooms on one floor, AC and too many more custom features to mention. Located in the heart of a classic coastal neighborhood, this beach house is a nucleus for family and friends."

517 3rd is at $3.795M and is open Sun. 2-4pm.

436 1st436 1st Street Manhattan Beach CA (4br/2ba, 1900 sqft.) is an expanded, more or less original cottage backing up to some of the playing fields at Robinson.

From the official description:

436 1st Street Manhattan Beach CA"Charming Cottage in South Manhattan... mid-century bungalow. Offering four bedrooms and two baths in just over 1900 square feet, this three-story charmer is updated and fresh while maintaining much of its original detail. This enchanting home packs in the amenities that give it true charisma, including original batten board siding, a covered brick entryway and new hardwood floors throughout. The expansive family room upstairs is topped with an original beamed ceiling and large picture windows with a wet bar tucked in the corner. The main floor features a cozy formal living room with original brick fireplace, a sweet dining nook and bright kitchen with tons of natural light and a breakfast bar. Three bedrooms and a full bath are just down the hall, with access to a sunny deck and stairs leading to the leafy backyard. Downstairs, the private Master bedroom opens out into the yard: a wonderful, sheltered oasis..."

436 1st is at $2.599M and is open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm.

333 18th333 18th Street Manhattan Beach CA (6br/7ba, 3900 sqft.) is a walkstreet remodel with a separate (attached) 2br guest or rental unit.

There are some ocean views from this spot at the top of the walkstreet.

333 18th Street Manhattan Beach CALowest level offers a den opening to the walkstreet and one bedroom. There are two bedrooms on the middle level, with the master on top in back. Living spaces are open and bright.

The home sports at 2004 build date and has been updated with a modern flair. From the official description:

333 18th Street Manhattan Beach CA"Best of all worlds - Ocean view home on the north (sunny) side of the walk street within an easy stroll to the shops, restaurants and nightlife in downtown Manhattan Beach. Clean, warm modern in style. Also has a (permitted) 2 bedroom, 2 bath guest quarters with large balcony and separate entry. Totally renovated inside in 2018 with top end finishes throughout. Wide plank White Oak floors, light and bright center-island kitchen features Viking Range, Sub Zero Refrigerator, Fisher & Paykel DW drawers & Miele Integrated Coffee maker. Master Bath is highlighted by specimen "Super White" marble slab walls, freestanding tub and heated floors. Light, bright Master Suite with spacious walk-in closet is on the top floor and enjoys treetop views. Two more bedrooms with en-suite baths and laundry room are on the middle floor. One more bed/bath on ground floor and the "Beach Room" that opens to the walkstreet patio features a bar/kitchenette. Four car garage plus a carport for the guest/rental quarters. Elevator. Easy walk to the beach & park. Square footage is split approximately 3,100 in the 4 Bedroom, 4 1/2 bath main house and approximately 850 SF in the 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath unit (2nd floor over garage)."

333 18th is at $4.320M and is open Sat. 1-4pm.

428 32nd428 32nd Street Manhattan Beach CA (4br/4ba, 4300 sqft.) is a large 1988-built SFR with a horizon ocean view on the plateau ("the flats").

This home just keeps getting remodeled and remodeled and remodeled, perhaps 3-4 times over the past 10 years.

But the most recent iteration is spectacular and thorough, bringing the home as close to new and contemporary as possible, where previous remodels still had greater echoes of the 1980s original. Really smashing.

428 32nd Street Manhattan Beach CAFrom the official description:

428 32nd Street Manhattan Beach CA"This stunning Warm Contemporary home has it ALL! Only blocks from the beach with an OCEAN VIEW, this home was extensively remodeled in 2016 with high end upgrades throughout and feels like new construction. It is of unique value to be this close to the beach, with this much square footage all above ground (almost 4,300 sq. feet). The ground floor includes an oversized bedroom that is perfect for visiting guests or in-laws, and a bonus room that is perfect space for a play room or office that is across from a private zen courtyard with a succulent wall and fire pit. The middle level has 3 bedrooms, a laundry room and a separate built in office/homework room and outdoor deck. The master bedroom is spacious & serene, with a slab front fireplace, custom built-ins and two large walk-in closets. The master bathroom has a freestanding soaking tub, spa like shower with a rain head and a top-of-the-line toilet. The top floor great room is perfect for entertaining with an OCEAN VIEW deck with an outdoor fireplace, flatscreen TV and fire pit. Expansive, modern chef's kitchen featuring a massive marble and caesarstone double island, SubZero full length wine refrigerator, built-in Miele espresso maker and custom modern cabinetry. The kitchen opens up to a dining area and large family room area."

428 32nd is at $3.999M and is open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm.

319 34th Place319 34th Place Manhattan Beach CA (3br/4ba, 2000 sqft.) is a nearly new (2018) rear townhome. It sold in April 2018 for $2.500M.

From the official description:

319 34th Place Manhattan Beach CA"This stunning 2-year-old, coastal contemporary townhouse is literally an executive’s dream home. Just a few short blocks to the beach in the world-famous Manhattan Beach Sand Section, this 3-bedroom, 3.5 bathroom home has jetliner ocean and white water views from the top floor living area that are awe inspiring. The builder included only the finest details, including white washed European oak hardwood flooring, a kitchen with a custom-designed waterfall island in Carrara quartz with a three dimensional back splash and stainless steel Thermador appliances throughout. If that were not enough, the owner has added features including an accordion window from the kitchen creating a bar to the expansive ocean-view patio; custom California Closets throughout; custom lighting; a high-end WiFi, sound and Sonos system and integrated televisions; an outdoor stainless steel shower; and custom window coverings. The home has been exquisitely furnished by an expert decorator and includes Roche Bobois Italian bedroom sets, kitchen table and chairs (all available if a buyer wants to buy the home fully equipped)."

319 34th Place is at $2.699M and is open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm.

500 Rosecrans500 Rosecrans Avenue Manhattan Beach CA (2br/1ba, 890 sqft.)  is an original cottage that invites one to consider the possibilities... redevelopment from scratch, building out a duplex for an income property, or... ?

From the official description:

"Roll out of bed and hit the beach – this beach cottage is that close! The lot extends to 36th Place giving this quaint two bedroom/1 bathroom home room to grow. Admire the well-maintained wood floors throughout most of the home. The first room you enter is the bright and airy living room with a fireplace surrounded by a classic mantel. A room through the French doors is suitable for an office, playroom, guest room – you decide. Steps up will bring you into the kitchen with its cozy breakfast nook and shiplap ceiling. The spacious bedroom in the back of the house with its walk-in closet was converted from two smaller bedrooms. The pavers in the patio on the west side of the home make this area perfect for your BBQ grill and entertaining. Midway up the tiered backyard stop and pay beach volleyball and then continue up to 36th Place – a beautiful, secluded neighborhood. Possibly add an ADU back here (check with the City) or leave it as-is and enjoy your privacy. Close to Pancho’s and the Fishbar Restaurant, not to mention the beach, you can live a nearly car-free existence."

500 Rosecrans is at $1.495M and is open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm.

Tree Section

839 17th839 17th Street Manhattan Beach CA (9br/6ba, 4630 sqft.) is really not about the buildings, but the land.

This is a LOT of land for Manhattan Beach and the Tree Section.

839 17th Street Manhattan Beach CANot one, but two 8,000 sqft. lots, sold together, making for a 16,000 sqft. property. That kind of land could host a giant house, or a small soccer pitch.

Do you think there's demand for a big plot like this at the list price of $7.750M?

Don't let yourself sound too skeptical, now. The listing's already got an accepted offer.

What's that? You hated miss this one? Or you want something similar?

You should talk to Dave.

From the official description:

"What is better than an over-sized lot in Manhattan Beach? How about TWO over-sized lots! At 16,000 sf, this is truly a once in a generation opportunity. There has only been one lot over 16,000 sf to transfer this close to the sand over the last ten years in Manhattan Beach. And, unlike most lots this size, it is is completely usable! The options are endless. Develop the space to be used as a sprawling estate with huge outdoor space: pool, pool house/SFR, volleyball, basketball, tennis courts. You could develop the lots individually. You could live in one home as your vision comes into focus. Each lot is 8,000 sf (50’x 160’). You are close enough to town that you can walk but the property is so tranquil you'll never want to leave. Build your estate in The Trees and don’t forget to DREAM BIG!"

839 17th is at $7.750M and is open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm.

1944 N. Ardmore1944 N Ardmore Avenue Manhattan Beach CA (3br/2ba, 2200 sqft.) is a mid-sized home with treetop views and a big deck on the top level.

It's a unique, sleek remodel with master on the top level, living areas and 2br on the middle level and just garage space at street level.

1944 N Ardmore Avenue Manhattan Beach CAThe home still features updates made before its 2015 sale, though there are some new colors and accents.

More from the official description:

1944 N Ardmore Avenue Manhattan Beach CA"Perched up at one of the highest points in Manhattan Beach, adjacent to the Sand Section & perfectly situated to appreciate all this storied beach town has to offer. Steps from the lovely Greenbelt trail, this coastal contemporary home is close to schools & parks & is 5 short blocks to downtown... This home was recently redesigned with high quality materials & thoughtful upgrades. The big, open concept great room is perfectly designed for seamless entertaining & comfortable family living. The beautifully updated kitchen with its expansive granite-topped center island & Viking range sits across from the formal dining area & is steps from a broad front balcony. A distinctive stone fireplace sits adjacent to the cozy family room which provides access to the private backyard with big shade trees, a hot tub, children's garden & a sunny terraced area for your kitchen garden. The top floor is an impressive master suite, with custom built-in closets, a marble-lined master bath with jacuzzi tub, & a massive northwest-facing wraparound deck, perfect for taking in sunset views from Santa Monica to the snow-capped mountains."

1944 N. Ardmore is at $2.675M and is open Sat. & Sun. 12-4pm.

East Manhattan Beach

1500 2nd1500 2nd Street Manhattan Beach CA (4br/3ba, 1610 sqft.) packs a lot into an efficient, modern style home with a kid-friendly location near both the local elementary and the high school.

From the official description:

1500 2nd Street Manhattan Beach CA"Private, yet conveniently located within walking distance of award-winning local schools, this 4 bed/2.5 bath home sits on a 3,172 sf corner lot surrounded by mature landscaping. Upon entry one is welcomed to an immediate view of an intimate courtyard/outdoor gathering space. The split-level floor plan finds the main living and entertaining areas to the North and 4 bedrooms to the South. Stepping up into the living area, floor-to-ceiling windows capture the mature landscaping while welcoming tons of natural light. The windows, open concept kitchen, dining and living areas, complemented by natural surroundings make the entertaining areas feel even more spacious. The kitchen offers a wonderfully functional design making it easy to remain connected to family and social with guests. The lower hall leads to an oversized garage which offers a surprising bonus recreation area that centers around the home’s 2nd fireplace. The laundry area, a bonus powder bath and a huge storage closet are also conveniently found within the convertible garage space.Following the hall South, one discovers an updated coastal style full bath followed by 3 bedrooms that lead ultimately to the master bedroom. The large master features custom built-in shelving and dresser drawers plus a private 3/4 bath with dual sinks. Within easy walking distance of Mira Costa, Pennekamp and Montessori schools!"

1500 2nd is at $1.649M and is open Sat. 1-4pm & Sun. 2-4pm.

1026 Herrin1026 N Herrin Street Manhattan Beach CA (3br/2ba, 1085 sqft.) is really a dazzling little offering, where just about everything you might hope for is offered in miniature: The house is a super-efficient 1100 sqft., you get an ample/quiet front yard with putting green, backyard outdoor living room with summer kitchen, and both a pool and jacuzzi.

1026 N Herrin Street Manhattan Beach CAThe whole place is a monument to efficiency. You can have it all and in a little package. Sharp.

1026 N Herrin Street Manhattan Beach CAFrom the official description:

1026 N Herrin Street Manhattan Beach CA"When one drives up to 1026 Herrin Street in Manhattan Beach, a private and tranquil front yard greets you. The yard is surprisingly large and very useable, measuring roughly 17' x 70' of turf with small delightful trees, a small putting green and surrounded by fencing and a tall, well-manicured hedge. The home consists of 1,086sf, including 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, including a proper master bedroom and bathroom with abundant closet space. As one enters the home, the warm and cozy family room greets you with a fireplace, and crisp, white tongue and groove and beamed ceilings. Scanning right is the remodeled, upgraded kitchen with its “L” shaped island, a dining area and sliding French doors that leads to the awning-protected summer kitchen, BBQ and entertaining deck. Walking past a protective gate one can enjoy the custom built, very private, salt water pool and spa complete with an outdoor shower, lounge and flat screen TV. This home has been customized for maximum indoor/outdoor entertaining and living. This low-key corner location, on the SE corner of 11th and Herrin, is across the street from the Manhattan Heights parkette, with its climbing wall, jungle gym, tennis/basketball courts and baseball/soccer field. Whether one is downsizing or just starting out, this is an absolutely perfect location and home."

1026 Herrin is at $1.649M and is open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm.

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