Sunday Opens (5/22/16)

By Dave Fratello | May 21st, 2016

Inventory is still running a bit high, but a number of homes at all price points are making deals here. You can't call this a stalled market right now, even if a lot more sellers want "in."

With 52 listings holding open houses this weekend, there's plenty for buyers to see. Our video this week captures a gorgeous newer build at 3220 Alma, Hill Section new construction just west of Sepulveda at 1033 8th, a downtown half-lot home at 229 9th and more:


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To plan your open-house tours for this week, use MB Confidential's new 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.

Sand Section

233 7th Street Manhattan Beach CA

233 7th (4br/4ba, 3884 sqft.) is Dave's listing on a walkstreet near downtown. This is just our 2nd weekend on market, and it's Blogger's Privilege to feature it again this week to make sure you come get a look. (We're open Sun. 2-5pm.)

One cannot say enough about this location. Downtown Manhattan Beach has only grown in appeal over the past few years.

The home here is great for the family living there. Two midfloor kids' bedrooms – each with their own baths – are on the same level as the nicely remodeled kitchen plus formal dining and living rooms. Everyone can also gather in the downstairs family room, which sports a large guest bedroom suite also. The top floor is all master plus office, with an ocean-view deck in back as well.

Would you remodel? Rebuild? Keep the same? There are options here.

You know what's never going to change? Location, location, location.

233 7th is at $4.850M and is open Sun. from 2-5pm. 

3220 Alma Avenue Manhattan Beach CA

3220 Alma (4br/5ba, 3350 sqft.) is a newer custom build in the North End with a basement and views. More from the official description:

"[T]his 4 bdrm, 4.5 ba home was built with the kind of exquisite materials & uncompromising attention to detail you only get on a custom build. Open floor plan on the top floor features a chefs kitchen & large great room that blend seamlessly w dining area for entertaining, highlighted by 16’ wide nano doors. The kitchen features a large center Island, beautiful custom cabinetry, top of the line appliances... Spacious master suite w corner lot ocean views, large walk in closet & luxurious master bath w spa shower & free standing tub w Calcutta slab marble counters. Huge theater in basement w surround sound, 4 stop elevator, Lutron lighting system, Sonos sound, A/C, rear BBQ deck, wide plank oak flooring."

3220 Alma starts at $4.650M and is open Sun. from 2-4pm. 

229 9th Street Manhattan Beach CA229 9th (2br/2ba, 1500 sqft.) is a half-lot home with lots of recent remodeling right in the thick of downtown. From the description:

"Enjoy the sunsets from your oversized ocean view deck and then stroll to dinner at any one of the fine restaurants nearby! Filled with sunlight this open floor plan features soaring ceilings, stunning Old World Aged Alabaster hardwood floors, picture perfect newly remodeled bathrooms, new 2 zoned air conditioning and heating system... Lovely kitchen with new Jenn-Aire refrigerator opens to the dining room and overlooks the living room. Upstairs is a spacious family room with great ocean views and french doors that lead to your private generous deck!"

229 9th starts at $2.399M and is open Sun. from 2-4pm.

Hill Section

931 Boundary Place Manhattan Beach CA

931 Boundary Place (5br/5ba, 3300 sqft.) is newer (2014) construction on an alley street next to Hermosa. It sold immediately, all new, in April 2014 for $2.750M – a head-turner at the time. It's up now asking "only" $250K more. From the official description:

"Beach Plantation in the highly coveted Hill Section of Manhattan Beach with Ocean Views... [O]cean view master suite, gourmet kitchen equipped with Thermador appliances, A/C, tankless water heater, central vac and many more custom features."

"Located in the heart of a classic coastal neighborhood, this beach house is a nucleus for family and friends. This peaceful retreat unfolds to reveal a thoughtful balance between indoor and outdoor living with many unexpected features."

931 Boundary starts at $2.999M and is open Sun. from 1-4pm. 

1033 8th Street Manhattan Beach CA

1033 8th (4br/4ba, 3600 sqft.) is one of 3 new homes just completed on 8th St. a little bit in from Sepulveda. More from the official description:

"Backyard has a beautiful pool and spa. Large living room. Formal dining room. Hardwood floors throughout. Built in BBQ perfect for entertaining. Gorgeous Master bedroom with rain shower and separate tub. Balcony overlooking pool off of the Master bedroom. Jack and Jill bedrooms perfect for a family... Other features include outdoor heated patio, built-in speakers in the home, Nest Thermostat, tank-less water heater, Top of the line kitchen appliances, hand-laid brick driveway and front walkway, led lighting inside the home, outdoor shower and much much more."

1033 8th starts at $3.650M and is open Sun. from 1-4pm. 

Tree Section

1801 Oak Avenue Manhattan Beach CA

1801 Oak (3br/2ba, 1150 sqft.) is a smallish cottage sporting one of the original 1940s/50s floorplans, with some upgrades to kitchen and baths. More from the official description:

"Ultra-Adorable single family home in the coveted Manhattan Beach Tree Section. Three bedrooms and 2 baths in 1,160 sq. ft of living space. Located on a GREAT block, this cute home features an updated kitchen, hardwood floors, recessed lighting, newer forced air system, water heater and more. Great sunny west facing backyard with two car detached garage that is perfect to expand the space of the home."

1801 Oak starts at $1.549M and is open Sat. and Sun. from 1-4pm. 

3400 Maple Avenue Manhattan Beach CA

3400 Maple (4br/4ba, 3225 sqft.) is a mid-90s Tree Section home with some upgrades and customizations that give it a unique identity. More from the official description:

"Wonderful family home featuring a dramatic high ceiling entry, a spacious open floor plan with hardwood floors, formal dining room and the great room which includes a beautiful remodeled kitchen + large eating nook area + large family room area. Great room opens up to the sunny and perfectly landscaped back yard. Big bedrooms upstairs including the high ceiling master suite and laundry room. Excellent storage throughout the house and clean as a whistle two car garage."

3400 Maple starts at $2.695M and is open Sun. from 2-4pm. 

East MB

1611 18th Street Manhattan Beach CA

1611 18th (5br/5ba, 3475 sqft.) is new construction in what they're calling a "Modern Craftsman" style. More from the official description:

"Upper Living Level has 4 Bedrooms, which includes the Stunning, yet warm feeling Master Suite... The Open Floor Plan on the lower level enjoys a Living area that opens to a covered patio deck. The Kitchen is open to the very large Family Room and features all top of the line Thermador appliances. There is a Butler's Pantry just off the kitchen, a Dual Zone built in Wine Cooler & Wine Bar and the private Powder Room. The Flush Stacking four panel "La Cantina" sliding doors, align perfectly when open (or closed) for a uniform aesthetic profile that lead to the covered patio in the back yard area."

1611 18th starts at $2.949M and is open Sun. from 2-4pm. 

1310 Gates Avenue Manhattan Beach CA

1310 Gates (3br/3ba, 2700 sqft.) is, per the official description:

"[A]n absolutely charming Cape Cod home with 3 large bedrooms (including huge master suite), a large office and 3 bathrooms. The house has an open floor plan that flows easily from indoor to outdoor living spaces. From the peaceful & private front porch to the sunny back yard, you will love the inviting layout of the ground floor. The centrally located kitchen has a great "cooking triangle" with range, double wall ovens, stainless refrigerator, breakfast bar, extra counter space, cabinets with pull out shelves and tons of storage. The huge sun-filled master suite has a spa tub, vaulted ceilings, a south-facing balcony, large walk-in closet & additional attic storage space. There is a huge office area adjacent to the master suite that could be used in a variety of ways - limited only by your imagination! The large secondary bedrooms have walk-in closets, bathrooms and are separated from the ground level living spaces by an additional privacy door."

1310 Gates starts at $1.995M and is open Sun. from 1-4pm. 

1657 Ruhland Avenue Manhattan Beach CA1657 Ruhland (6br/6ba, 4500 sqft.) is a corner-lot "Craftsman" (that's 2 this week). Per the official description:

"The backyard has a fireplace and patio area and is large enough for a pool or a built-in BBQ. The first floor includes living room, family room, an office or guest suite, and a formal dining room with a butler’s pantry, leading to the gourmet kitchen. The state of the art kitchen comes with all stainless steel appliances and an enormous island with bar seating. The upper level features a separate wing for the master suite that constitutes a fireplace, balcony overlooking the backyard and a spacious master bathroom that includes an oversized bathtub, shower and dual sinks... Other features include hardwood flooring throughout, an alarm system, 3-car garage and prime location..."

1657 Ruhland starts at $2.825M and is open Sun. from 1-3pm. 

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