It should be a Sandy weekend if you're going out.
In the Hill Section, they refuse to replace the 3 recent sales with any new listings. In the Tree Section, the only new offering isn't totally new. But in the Sand, it's a storm. (See below.)
To plan your open-house tours for this week, use MB Confidential's online list of Manhattan Beach open houses
And be sure to tell them MBC sent you.Hill Section
There's nothing new in the Hills, again, but there's a noteworthy price reduction on 815 2nd
. This one shaved $300k
off the top and is now at $4.495m
for a 5br/5ba, 4625-sq.-ft. new home. That cut has got them calling this the "best-priced new construction" in the Hills. (It's certainly the least expensive.)
We agree that the finishes and details on 2nd are above par, and the home seems surprisingly modest (in a good way) overall. The design favors lots of cozy, private spaces over the huge megarooms you would normally find in a Hill manse. And the views are better than expected, just a little bit up the hill off Ardmore. Check it out Sunday, 1-4pm.
By way of comparison, the new home at 930 John
(mentioned a couple weeks ago) offers 5br/7ba, 5400 sq. ft. for $4.995m
, now a full notch up over 815 2nd. Open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm.
Also, 218 N. Dianthus
is the 3rd of 4 new homes in the Hills, asking $6.75m
for 5br/6ba, 5725 sq. ft. Open Sun. 1-4pm.
Sand Section429 29th St.
is Mrs. MBC's pick of the week. (Click address for pics and details; now up.)
This one's further north and just about 180 degrees different in style from her contemporary walkstreet pick last week (317 5th
). It's a little beach cottage (3br/2ba and about 1300 sq. ft. per the assessor) with an updated kitchen, yard (it's a full lot) and, they say, ocean views. (Really?) This one is not to be confused with 429 29th Pl., which just sold. Start price here: $1.579m
. Open Sun. 1-4pm.
Also new on the plateau above Highland:
- 452 32nd, a new "French country" home that's larger than most in the area – 6br/4ba, 4600 sq. ft. Starts at a somewhat remarkable $2.999m ($667/PSF). It was offered from Oct. 2007-Feb. 2008 at $3.199m, pre-completion. Open Sun. 1-4pm.
- 444 33rd Pl., a smaller home on a double-wide, half-deep lot that amounts to a full 2700 sq. ft. For $1.289m you get a 2br/2ba, 900 sq. ft. home. No surprise that it's pitched as "perfect as a future building site." Open Sun. 3-5pm. (Unusual.)
- And, heck, why not make it a foursome up on the plateau? 448 27th is a new listing (also not on the MLS yet) that, tax records say, offers 3br/3ba and 2300 sq. ft. – the slug for the open says it's a "complete remodel" priced at $2.089m. Open Sun. 1-4pm.
The big, pricey debut of the week in the Sand is a sleek new home at 221 34th
, maxed out with 5br/5ba and 4200 sq. ft.
Being west of Highland and a bit higher up, it's got those big ocean views. They're thinking a bit about 200 19th
, the gorgeous new home that recently sold at $5.6m
– here, the start price is $5.4m
. Open Sun. 1-4pm.Tree Section
There is very little new this week in the Trees.
Indeed, the freshest listing is one that flashed onto and off of the market last year: 500 14th (pictured below)
, which offers 3br/3ba and 2250 sq. ft.
The listing pitches the location, which is certainly close to downtown, but it's also partly on Ardmore. Cute for $1.849m
. Wait – $1.849? Open Sun. 1-4pm.
Also, maybe take a second (or a first) look at 2310 John
, a slightly out-of-place contemporary. It's not new, but it did take $100k off this week – now $2.099m
. Open Sun. 1-4pm.