First things first, we're making a small change to the comment system – disabling
the "threading" that was initially an attraction of the new system.
They've done some "upgrades" recently to the system, and you know what that means: bugs.
To plan your open-house tours for this week, use MB Confidential's online list of Manhattan Beach open houses
(it's mobile-friendly!).We ask MBC readers who visit these homes – or any open houses – to also report back in the comments here.
Tell us what you see, what you like and what you don't like.Sand Section501 4th
(5br/5b, 4100 sq. ft.) just got a mention Friday, too. It qualifies as a must-see this Sunday.
The home is a newer build (2005) down in the quiet South End, on a corner along Ingleside. Offers big bedrooms, nice outdoor spaces and a bright kitchen.
Purchase price in June 2006: $2.750m
, now at $2.599m
Open Sun. 2-4pm.Tree Section599 26th
(5br/4ba, 3525 sq. ft.) is less than 10 years old (2001 build) and has lots of charm, but its corner lot also abuts fairly busy Blanche Rd. That'll be a problem.
A fantastic great room heads the list of our favorite parts. The lot's a bit bigger than the norm (5120 sq. ft.) and that affords a little more outdoor space, which is nice, if shady.
Pricing is interesting: acquired new in early 2001 for $1.275m
, which was a lot back then. Now begins at $1.995m
. Open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm.3528 Palm
does not look like much, by profile.
Officially, it's 2br/1ba, 840 sq. ft. That's what $925k buys?
The listing explains that there's more to it
– 2 additional structures that can't be counted, officially, but which you can enjoy nonetheless: a "large separate back house" and a "zen room."
Wow, a cottage had babies. Open Sun. 2-4pm.