Weekend Opens (4/14-4/15/18)

By Dave Fratello | April 14th, 2018

At a time of higher inventory (102 as of Saturday morning), there are also more open houses than we've seen in a while: 48 listings holding opens, with half (24) in the Sand Section.

There is a LOT to see that's open, but maybe the one listing that steals the week is 2615 Crest, perched at a picturesque peak overlooking the Pacific with views that are hard to believe. Wow. It's not open publicly, but featured in our video below and, if you'd like to see it, we're happy to go back and take you through.

Our video also includes 508 Manhattan Ave. (another stunner that's not publicly open), 747 33rd, 719 19th and many more:

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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.

Sand Section

429 27th429 27th Street Manhattan Beach CA  (3br/3ba, 2000 sqft.) is a true charmer, with comfy living spaces on the lower and middle floors and a top-floor master suite. Style is delightful, with plenty of light and classic beachy finishes. More from the official description:

"Located on one of the best streets in North Manhattan, this 2,000 sq ft Single Family Home sits on the north side of a coveted Street-to-Alley lot. A great home for entertaining, the large and comfortable downstairs family room has a full wet bar and opens up to a sunny walkstreet-like front patio. Completely rebuilt in 2006, this 3 bedroom home features two comfortable living spaces and a fabulous third floor master suite with a walk through closet and private balcony. Other notable features include Dual Zone Central AC, outdoor shower, wood floors, chef inspired kitchen, 2 car garage with extra space and storage, and more. "

429 27th begins at $2.775M and is open Sat. & Sun. 2-4pm.

216 2nd216 2nd Street Manhattan Beach CA (4br/4ba, 2760 sqft.) is a custom modern with island flavor in the South End. The top floor has very high ceilings and a large disappearing door opening to take in the nearly perfect ocean views. More from the official description:

"Listen to the sounds of the surf from this unparalleled modern walkstreet home... Pre-sold in 2008, the home was given extensive custom upgrades, making this a rare, high-quality custom home. The glow of the nightly sunsets is made even warmer by rich mahogany siding both inside and out, mahogany floors and stainless large Fleetwood pocketing sliders. Soak in the drama of due west & northwest panoramic ocean views, thanks to thoughtful design & a unique configuration of lots to the west. Exquisite gourmet kitchen featuring CaesarStone counters, mahogany cabinets & flooring, stainless top-of-the-line appliances incl oversized SubZero, Thermador professional grill & oven, Thermador microwave & Bosch dishwasher. Incredible master suite w large sliders, t & g wood paneled ceiling, grass cloth walls, vessel sinks in master, steam shower w multiple fixtures. A view balcony adds to peaceful reprieve."

216 2nd begins at $5.795M and is open Sat. & Sun. 2-4pm.

329 4th329 4th Street Manhattan Beach CA (3br/2ba, 1700 sqft.) is a walkstreet cottage where, as is so often the case, the value is primarily in the land. But this one also achieves the feat of being truly charming as it stands, with decorator touches to the recent remodel.

Yes, $4M is still a lot for a darling cottage, but that's the South End walkstreets for you. From the official description:

"This charming, classic beach home is located on a coveted walk-street, close to Downtown MB. The entryway leads you to an open concept living space with hardwood floors, natural light and a clean, neutral design palette throughout. The kitchen features granite counters, a large island with breakfast peninsula, a spacious pantry area, and crisp white cabinetry. White wainscoting adds coastal charm while surrounding the dining area with built-in buffet and wine racks conveniently close at hand. The spacious living room centers around a modern free standing fireplace, and is ideal for casual entertaining. Just beyond the main entertaining areas is a family room. A large built-in desk is a fantastic, functional work space for a home office. A main level bedroom and full, spa styled bath is located close by. The upper level finds the additional bedrooms, including the master bedroom that features a walk-in closet, classic shiplap detail and high, vaulted ceilings. An additional 3/4 bathroom with oversized walk-in shower is conveniently placed between the two bedrooms and showcases convenient built-in storage."

329 4th begins at $3.990M and is open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm.

550 4th550 4th Street Manhattan Beach CA (5br/3ba, 2860 sqft.) is essentially a land-value sale, trying now for its third time with a third agent.

You'll note right away that this South End property runs along Valley. It's on the corner with 4th St., which is not now but might (!) some day become a walkstreet in the segment between Valley and Ingleside.

The lot is unusually shaped, 23' wide at one end 4th St. and widening to 39' wide at the rear alley. In total it's a bit larger than a typical 2700 sqft. lot at 2889 sqft.

The not-irrelevant question of how much a lot is worth near (or on) valley compared to an interior walkstreet lot was answered recently when 501 8th sold (land value) for $3.000M. That home is one door west of Valley. Right now, 550 4th is at $3.300M. More from the official description:

"Mid Century Modern Home located on an over sized corner lot. With 2,861 SF (A) of well planned living area, this home affords ultimate privacy while keeping with an open concept floor plan, ideal for entertaining. Embrace the current architectural styling or re-imagine the home with a more modern approach. Great opportunity to create a truly amazing, one of a kind showcase property."

550 4th begins at $3.300M and is open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm.

429 20th429 20th Street Manhattan Beach CA (3br/2ba, 1780 sqft.) is, per the official description:

"This classic beach home is ideally located on a desired walk street. The unique location enjoys rare open space on three sides of the property, offering a much more open and private feeling. An oversized walk-street patio is another rare feature, and one that will be enjoyed year-round when simply enjoying al-fresco dining or entertaining on a large scale. Upon entry you are welcomed to this Montecito style interior that showcases charming design elements like checkerboard floors, hand-stamped tiles, wrought iron hand railings, original hardwood floors, and schoolhouse light fixtures. Two large bedrooms are located on the entry level along with an interior laundry area."

429 20th begins at $3.300M and is open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm.

Tree Section

747 33rd747 33rd Street Manhattan Beach CA (5br/5ba, 3800 sqft.) is a late-90s Spanish-inspired home on a pleasant block. It features a side courtyard and garage in back on this street-to-alley lot. From the official description:

747 33rd Street Manhattan Beach CA"This stunning coastal Santa Barbara beauty sits at the crest of 33rd street in the prime Tree Section... This home exudes a relaxed atmosphere and elegant style. An inviting and gated front yard with mature landscaping makes this a truly special place anyone would be proud to call home. A stunning reclaimed wooden door with wrought iron accents is just a taste of the incredible details that await you. Soaring ceilings are complimented by rustic beams and ideally placed arched windows that allow sunlight to filter throughout. An impressive staircase adds warmth and visual appeal to the foyer. Step upstairs and enjoy the convenience of daily family living four bedrooms all on the same level; including a luxurious master suite complete with dreamy fireplace, spa like master bath, and spacious lounging deck that extends the space and welcomes fresh air and cool breezes. The lower main living area flows seamlessly with an easy and open concept floor plan. Imagine the entertaining possibilities from your gourmet kitchen and great room that centers around the beautifully landscaped outdoors creating a lush focal point and encouraging alfresco dining."

While the home shows some updates from its original condition, the home seems now to be largely the same as in 2014, when it sold (quickly) for $2.900M.

747 33rd begins at $3.749M and is open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm.

East MB

1750 3rd1750 3rd Street Manhattan Beach CA (4br/3ba, 3300 sqft.) is a 1980s house with a reverse floorplan (all bedrooms downstairs) that tried on the market last year, but was just too dated.

The owners enlisted help to revive the home largely as it was, with new paint, carpet, wood flooring and fixtures, among other inspired changes. It works. You can see the whole home differently than last year.

1750 3rd Street Manhattan Beach CAThree bedrooms downstairs share a double-sink bathroom. There's a half bath upstairs. The lot is in the 6600 sqft. range rather than 7500 sqft., but the backyard is still sizable and sunny.

While you might want to finish updates to the bathrooms and kitchen, this is a respectable starting point. More from the official description:

"[T]his designer perfect home will surprise you every way.With a fresh Industrial chic spin on timeless traditional style, this open and spacious floor plan is an entertainer's dream. Custom grey washed wide plank oak floors, crisp white crown molding; you will feel right at home and right on trend.A large double door entry on an oversized brick front porch commands attention from the curb, and the impressive staircase entry that lends a view of the entire open concept living doesn't disappoint.Uniquely set with all the living on the top floor, this home exudes privacy, endless natural light and true character.With french windows on every wall, the sun pours in. Envision making a cocktail from the bar and cozying up with friends as you host holidays by the fire .Let the amber Edison lights set the tone of your next dinner party in the formal dining room. The kitchen is appointed with endless cabinets, center island, breakfast bar seating and a bonus oversized eat-in dining area ideal for practical everyday life.Walk right out of the French doors to a shaded deck overlooking the large grassy south facing backyard simply begging for a pool."

1750 3rd begins at $2.199M and is open Sat. & Sun. 2-4pm.

1540 Mathews1540 Mathews Avenue Manhattan Beach CA (3br/3ba, 2420 sqft.) is, per the official description:

"Custom built Craftsman style SFR totally remodeled ... on a large approx. 7500 s.f. quiet lot (btv)! Gourmet kitchen opens to dining & family rooms with wood burning fireplace. H.W. floors, S.S. appliances (Wolf oversized stove w. double ovens), warming draw, S.S. double sink, Brazilian wood cabinetry, granite island, vaulted ceilings, slate floors & large shower w. separate Jacuzzi type tub. Long private driveway w. 2 car garage & large attached 16’x16’ workshop/office. Award winning Manhattan Beach schools & walking distance to Mira Costa H.S."

1540 Mathews begins at $2.150M and is open Sun. 2-5pm.

1426 Marine1426 Marine Avenue Manhattan Beach CA (2br/1ba, 850 sqft.) is a very small but remodeled cottage purchased in March 2017 for $1.279M. They're back now asking $220K more. From the official description:

"CHARMING remodeled Beach Cottage in Manhattan Heights!! It boasts a beautifully done galley kitchen with plenty of storage space, pantry, new cabinetry, gleaming White Quartz Counter Tops, Stainless appliances and Blue Glass Subway tile back splash! The bathroom has a Jacuzzi tub, glass door enclosure, stunning blue glass sink and tile floors. The original hard wood floors are in place stained with a gray modern tone....with plenty of closet space, recessed lights throughout, Dual Pane Windows, new doors and Hardware, Central Heating and Air Conditioning is in place, owner recently replaced all sewer lines below the home, a Tankless Water Heater for energy efficiency and a new water filtration system that feeds into the fridge water line too! Then you walk into the glorious grassy LARGE Back Yard."

We happened to note that this home is listed by Redfin, and you know Redfin publishes automated valuations on homes for sale, so we took a look, and got this:

Hmmm, well, maybe the valuation is whatever price they put on it...

1426 Marine begins at $1.499M and is open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm.

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