There's a minor explosion of opens this weekend, after a quiet weekend last week for Easter and despite a dearth of new listings.
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 Section877 8th
(6br/6ba, 5000 sq. ft.) is a short-term hold, a newer Cape Cod (2007 build) purchased new for $3.650m
in Sept. 2007.
This one hit the market this year at $3.599m and is down already to $3.399m
. That would be a loss.
Available for public viewing for the first time we've seen. Open Sun. 2-4pm.509 N. Dianthus
(3br/3ba, 2250 sq. ft.) is a mid-60s home that has been completely redone and resembles some newer construction. Began recently at $1.35m, now at $1.199m
. Open Sat. 1-4pm.Sand Section132 2nd
(4br/5ba, 4300 sq. ft.) is a newer home fronting the 2nd St. walkstreet and running along Manhattan Ave.
This one was the subject of a story at MBC a month ago (see "A 2nd Try on 2nd
") that noted, among other things, that the sellers had a deal last year at $6.225m that failed before coming to market at $6.0m later.
Now at $4.5m
, still +$1m
from the April 2005 price. Open Sun. 2-5pm.2719 Manhattan Ave.
, a fairly big (4br/5ba, 3450 sq. ft.), high-concept modern was also purchased in April 2005, just like 132 2nd, in this case for $4.3m
. We've seen this one around for a while, but this weekend appears to offer the first look to John Q. Public. Sellers now seek a nice $1.7m markup to $5.999m
. Open Sun. 2-5pm.468 33rd
(5br/5ba, 4250 sq. ft.) is up on a friendly block on the plateau. This one has been on and off the market for the better part of 2 years, last at $3.4m
before a long break, now at $2.890m
. Open Sun. 2-5pm.132 El Porto
(2br/2ba, 1200 sq. ft.) has been marked down 25% over a few months, and is now among the cheaper and more charming beach-close offerings at $899k
. Open Sun. 1-4pm.FREE LUNCH DEPT.
If you're walking or driving to the beach Satuday, plan your route strategically and pick up a free lunch (per the Beach Reporter)
at 229 24th
, a lush new home that chopped this week to $4.999m
. There are restaurants all over town that didn't cost that much to build. Open Sat. 1-4pm.Tree Section1600 Elm
(3br/3ba, 1975 sq. ft.) is just plain cute.
A 50s cottage with some 80s additions, this one has some nice throwback appeal, and just. enough. space... almost. Open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm.Not picky on size, but just want the MB address?
How about 1301 Oak
(3br/1ba, 1000 sq. ft.), rated a "starter" by the listing, well below $1m at $865k
. Sellers paid $605k
in Jan. 2003. Open Sun. 2-4pm.2808 Maple
offers lots of space (5br/3ba, 3600 sq. ft.) in an updated late-80s home. This one calls to mind 1728 Poinsettia
, about the same size and vintage, which closed for $1.6m
in early March. Maple has a tad more space, but the location is less desirable than Poinsettia's. Maple starts at $1.675m
. Open Sun. 2-4pm.