Weekend Opens (4/21-4/22/18)

By Dave Fratello | April 21st, 2018

New inventory was a bit slower to emerge this week, and there are only 35 listings (out of 100) holding open houses this weekend, down by a third from last week.

If you're looking for entertainment options this weekend or next, give a shot to Mira Costa's own drama department, whose production of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" runs this weekend and next Thurs/Fri/Sat. Get more details from DigMB's post.

Our video this week features two of the new listings on the market, 228 3rd and 861 12th Ct.:

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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. 

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861 12th Ct.861 12th Court Manhattan Beach CA (3br/2ba, 1200 sqft.) is just about the most modernized, slick, comfy and warm little cottage you're going to find. Tightly, carefully redone with a modern edge. Delightful master opening to the yard.

Large? No. And when a home is this dialed, you wouldn't really consider breaking it up to add on.

It's hard to find anything west of Sepulveda under $2M, so here's one option (not far under $2M) that will be interesting to watch as a measure of the market.

861 12th Court Manhattan Beach CAMore from the official description:

"Situated on a quiet, one block long street, this family home features 3 beds, 2 baths with 1,200 sq.ft. (BTV) of living space on an oversized 50x100 lot. Essentially remodeled down to the studs, this beach cottage home will not last long on the market. Amenities and updates include: New kitchen and stainless steel appliances. Expansive front and back yard with New Landscaping. Added rain gutters. New electrical and plumbing including tankless water heater. New forced-air heating system furnace with capability for adding air conditioning. Added second bathroom with new stone. Added new window in front bedroom. New solid core doors. Expanded closets with built in closet units in front and Master bedrooms. New fireplace. Short walk to Pacific Elementary School and Downtown Manhattan Beach."

861 12th Ct. begins at $1.999M and is open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm.

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228 3rd Street Manhattan Beach CA228 3rd (3br/3ba, 2060 sqft.) is a walkstreet lot w/ a surprising older house set one door in off of Highland. Based on some recent sales nearby, the land value is probably at or near the list price of $4.995M. 

In this case, rather than a darling little cottage, the lot comes with a 2-story home plus bonus space back by the garage. It's all very, very dated of course, but one might be tempted to give the structure a chance, either as a temporary home or rental before redeveloping.

More from the official description:

"If you have been looking for your dream walk street property in Manhattan Beach, this south-end walk street home sits just above the crest of the hill on 3rd Street on a flat part of the block. This part of the street west of Highland provides you with the opportunity to remodel a charming beach cottage or build a 4000-5000+ square foot ocean view masterpiece within walking distance to town but far enough away to enjoy your privacy. The current property includes a three-bedroom home with three bathrooms along with a separate one-bedroom unit located above the garage. Sitting on a 2700 square foot full lot, you will be able to capture white-water views with a front yard and walk street charm."

228 3rd begins at $4.995M and is open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm.

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2104 Lynngrove2104 Lynngrove Drive Manhattan Beach CA (2br/1ba, 1130 sqft.) is a pretty original Liberty Village cottage with some light updates over the years. Typically these homes will get a 3rd and/or 4th bedroom added along the way during a major remodel.

More from the official description:

"This property gives a new buyer so much opportunity to create something truly magical and unique. This 1,123 square foot, 2 bed/1bath home sits on a 5,313 square foot lot and provides a chance to create your dream home on this great mid-block location. Enjoy the award-winning Manhattan Beach school system, close access to Polliwog park and a highly desirable, walkable neighborhood."

2104 Lynngrove begins at $1.360M and is open Sat. & Sun. 2-4pm.

1809 Lynngrove1809 Lynngrove Drive Manhattan Beach CA (2br/2ba, 1300 sqft.) is a very original Liberty Village cottage. You could say it presents much the same proposition as nearby 2104 Lynngrove, which just began this week also. However, it's starting out $115K higher.

From the official description:

"[A] unique opportunity to craft your own home in a wonderful neighborhood. This charming 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom home comes on a large 5,443 square foot lot and has 1,275 square feet of living space. Enjoy the award-winning schools of Manhattan Beach, concerts in the park at Polliwog Park (within walking distance) and the walkability of a wonderful neighborhood."

1809 Lynngrove begins at $1.475M and is open Sat. & Sun. 2-4pm.

12 Grenada12 Grenada Court Manhattan Beach CA (2br/3ba, 1590 sqft.) is a Village 2br with significant updates to the kitchen and flooring. Similar units recently began to go over $1M.

More from the official description:

"This fabulous Pl 2, Townhome has a remodeled kitchen, Ceasarstone counters, newer white cabinets, Stainless Steel appliances. It is a prime location and End unit with an extra window in family room that looks out on to a Lush greenbelt. Hardwood band Travertine Floors in living area. 2 Balcony’s off the Dining room and Master suite. Newer French Doors in Living Room lead out to a beautifully landscaped private Patio with a water Feature and a gate. Also upgraded with a smart Door bell and heating thermostat. Ceiling fans and shutters throughout. Close to one of the 5 private Spas and large heated Pool."

12 Grenada begins at $1.125M and is open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm.

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