Weekend Opens (4/24-4/25)

By Dave Fratello April 24th, 2010.

We came close to making just one recommendation west of Sepulveda this weekend, 644 17th, but decided that one other debut this weekend in the Hills needed a boost as well.

Well, there's one other outside MB (dare we say?), the inspired modern lifeguard tower in Hermosa Beach at 3002 Hermosa Ave., now at $4.299m, which is worth a look for its own sake (open Sun 1-4pm).

To plan your open-house tours for this week, use MB Confidential's online list of Manhattan Beach open houses (it's mobile-friendly!).

Please report back here at MBC on any open houses you visit – what you like, what you don't like, etcetera.

Tree Section

You've got to love the cul-de-sac block of 17th between Ardmore and the Martyrs fields – only neighbors, guests and, perhaps, people who are lost ever traverse the street.

This weekend, there will be just a bit more traffic for the public opens at 644 17th (5br/5ba, 5400 sq. ft. – yes, 5400). That'd be the smart traffic.

The home's an ornate, custom, tranquil Spanish with great décor as a bonus.

The kitchen isn't just high-end, it's a showpiece. The back yard/entertaining space, with fountain, is crisp and near-perfect.

Did we mention ocean views from the top floor?

If you're looking to spend $3.450m or so in the Trees, here's the way to do it right.

644 17th is open Sat. 2-5pm, and Sun. 11am-3pm (church crowd, take note).

Hill Section

607 Anderson would be big in the Tree Section, but is midsize for the Hills at 5br/5ba, 3575 sq. ft.

The late-90s build has been updated in all the important areas (kitchen and baths), and has some nice custom flourishes.

Your blog author's a sucker for an office/study with a beamed ceiling and built-ins, and the basement works as a home gym.

Sellers paid $1.939m in May 2004, and tried at $2.340m (+$401k/+21%) for a month last year. This year, they're starting at $2.2m even.

607 Anderson is open Sat. & Sun. 1-3pm.

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