Weekend Opens (5/25-5/26/19)

By Dave Fratello | May 25th, 2019

It's a long/holiday weekend and theoretically quieter for local real estate, but don't be so sure.

There's a big debut of Hill Section new construction at 210 S. Poinsettia, walkstreet homes west of Highland and downtown, and more in the Tree Section. We got all this week's new listings into our video:

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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."

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Listings appearing here come from the whole MB market and may or may not be represented by MB Confidential author Dave Fratello and Edge. 

Hill Section

210 S. Poinsettia210 Poinsettia Avenue Manhattan Beach CA (6br/6ba, 5485 sqft.) is new construction in the southern Hill Section with some ocean views and all of the bells and whistles anticipated in new construction in Manhattan Beach these days.

You enter into an open living/dining room with almost a second living room (staged as an open office) off to one side, which has a deck (over the garage) and some view. Pull back to the traditional large, open kitchen/great room combo, and you will find the floor-to-ceiling "disappearing" doors opening to the backyard.

210 Poinsettia Avenue Manhattan Beach CAThe design and finishes are suitably down-the-middle style-wise, but just different and almost playful enough to bring a little smile. We liked the light wood of the kitchen island, found the denim-like mesh dining room light a bit daring and the first-floor hallway bath's lighting-up stone sink a clear example of someone having fun.

210 Poinsettia Avenue Manhattan Beach CAThe yard felt unexpectedly spacious for a 6250 sqft. lot, not all that much less than you would find in an East Manhattan backyard on a 7500 sqft. lot. But here you are quite a bit west of Sepulveda. The yard is presented simply, with an outdoor room (check), artificial turf and a seating area with firepit.

Upstairs, both the master suite and a secondary bedroom get ocean views to the southwest. The master bedroom itself isn't huge, but the closet space is very good and nicely built out. There are 2 other bedrooms upstairs, a guest bedroom on the middle level and yet another downstairs off of the spacious basement. The two rear bedrooms upstairs share a spacious porch... so the kids can entertain?

210 Poinsettia Avenue Manhattan Beach CAOne feature we loved off the garage/basement level: a large "mudroom" with extra laundry (and epoxy flooring) invites you to stash bikes, boards, wetsuits and whatever else might come into the house messy without treading into the house at all, and without consuming garage space that you might prefer to use for, say, a car. (Yeah, crazy, right?)

The start price here is $8.500M, somewhere between two fairly recent Hill Section sales of properties that really weren't too similar:

629 6th Street Manhattan Beach CA629 6th (6br/7ba, 5600 sqft., 7125 sqft. lot) was ultra-modern new construction with significant, unblocked views. Sold for a reported $9.400M in May 2017.

524 11th (6br/7ba, 6230 sqft., 8750 sqft. lot) was new construx that sold pre-completion. It's on the low, flat part of 11th very near downtown. Sold for $7.307M in May 2018.

More from the official description of 210 S. Poinsettia:

210 Poinsettia Avenue Manhattan Beach CA"Coastal Plantation with a Contemporary CA vibe... [T]his spacious 3-level custom home has impressive views w/ expansive indoor/outdoor entertainment spaces. Ideal for large gatherings w/ Living, Dining, Kitchen, Family, Office/flex room and Private Suite all on the main level. La Cantina 4-panel pocket doors open to a large covered patio w/ BBQ. A stone wall fountain anchors the outdoor space w/ bench seating, fire feature, fruit trees. The gourmet kitchen features large leathered slab Island, Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances, Miele coffee, wine tower, slow-closing cabinetry, walk-in pantry and breakfast nook overlooking backyard. 7” White Oak floors w/ tongue & groove high beamed ceilings throughout. Situated to take advantage of the ocean views, traditional floorplan w/ 4 bedrooms and laundry up. Master suite with spa style bath and walk-in closet. Lower level game room includes full kitchenette and large custom entertainment console fully wired w/ 4 TV locations PLUS movie theatre area. Wine cellar space, wellness Sunlighten mPluse infrared sauna and guest suite w/ full bath. Off the 3 car garage is a mud room and separate large utility room w/auxiliary laundry."

210 S. Poinsettia begins at $8.500M and is open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm.

612 Anderson612 Anderson Street Manhattan Beach CA (3br/3ba, 1700 sqft.) is, per the description:

"[C]harming single-family beach home ... full of opportunity. This lovely home is move-in ready and also provides great potential to make it your own. The kitchen was remodeled in 2018 with new cabinetry, granite counter tops and new appliances. A spacious family room with a fireplace is located off the kitchen and opens up to the deck and a relaxing private backyard; making it great for entertaining friends and family. A sunny living room, with a vaulted wood-beam ceiling, lights up with recessed lighting, two skylights and a large window. The full guest bathroom upstairs has a jacuzzi tub and skylight. The Master bedroom has an ensuite that has great opportunity for easy expansion."

612 Anderson begins at $2.199M and is open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm.

Sand Section

401 10th401 10th Street Manhattan Beach CA (4br/5ba, 4100 sqft.) is a nicely done '05 'Nantucket' on a walkstreet extremely close to downtown.

So close that downtown is literally out the back door.

The floorplan here has an entry at the middle level where most bedrooms are located, and principal living spaces on the top level. The master suite is deep, with a huge bath and closet, then 2br more and laundry on the same level.

A downstairs den opening to the walkstreet is complemented by a first-floor guest bedroom.

Nice, traditional style, well-kept, ready for the next. From the official description:

401 10th Street Manhattan Beach CA"[E]nchanting Nantucket home with PV and ocean views, the perfect family home for the beach lifestyle. This excellent, flat walk-street location is close to the beach, parks, and downtown MB.... The big & bright gourmet kitchen has Carrara marble center island, black granite countertops, breakfast counter & nook, walk-in pantry, Sub-Zero fridge, Professional 6-burner Viking range with double oven, and Bosch dishwasher."

401 10th Street Manhattan Beach CA"The spectacular, open, & sunny family room on the top floor has 3 sets of French doors opening to a lovely, large wrap-around deck with PV & ocean views. The bottom floor media room has a built-in entertainment center, wine room, beadboard wainscotting, granite countertop wet bar with wine refrigerator, and 2 sets of French doors opening to a charming front patio with newly landscaped garden. Romantic master suite has slate stone fireplace, wonderful walk-in closet with custom built-ins, and 2 sets of French doors opening to a slate stone balcony. The gorgeous master bath has a marble countertop & floor, tiled wainscotting, crown molding, separate soaking tub, and shower with dual shower heads."

Editor's note: We like to see Carrara (the marble type) spelled correctly, as it was here. But our spell-check rebelled at first. We wanted to tell it to go read our blog post on the vital difference between the Porsche and the marble: "Carrara and Carreras." Maybe you can.

401 10th begins at $5.850M and is open Sat. & Sun. 2-4pm.

204 16th Street Manhattan Beach CA204 16th (4br/5ba, 4285 sqft.) is a 2008-built walkstreet home near town that was marketed as a Tuscan in 2011, but has seen extensive stylistic renovations since then, leading to its current label as "Montecito Chic."

We patched together kitchen photos from 2011 and today to show just a hint of the transformation. (See below.)

This one becomes the 11th active listing on walkstreets west of Highland. (The two least-pricey are essentially lot sales.) At $7.850M, it's the highest price on the walkstreets except for two new-construction homes and one lower-walkstreet modern with an epic 3rd-floor view deck.

204 16th Street Manhattan Beach CAMore from the official description:

"Montecito Chic just half a block from the Beach!! Recently redesigned... [this] home offers the best in fine living. No expense was spared in the design/build of this 4,300 sq ft Family Home BTV. Steps from Downtown, The Strand, and the Beach, this Beautiful Coastal Home sits on one of the best Walk Streets in Manhattan Beach. You'll enjoy less traffic and more privacy on 16th Street, a 'long' Walk Streets with no cut-through streets. Boasting impressive Panoramic Ocean, Palos Verdes, and Catalina Views, the top floor has an open, fluid floor plan with an abundance of outdoor living space including an outdoor BBQ and Fireplace, Gourmet Kitchen with large center island, a Wolf Pro-Range, Sub Zero appliances, and pasta faucet over the range. The mezzanine level features a large Master Suite with fireplace, deck, and Spa-Inspired Master Bath with large walk-in closet. Same level, there are two additional En Suite Bedrooms and Laundry Room. The Walk Street level features a recreation room, Wet Bar, Office, and magnificent 2,500 bottle custom Wine Tasting Room, all open to a lush landscaped Walk Street yard and patio - perfect for entertaining!"

204 16th begins at $7.850M and is open Sat. & Sun. 2-5pm.

304 26th304 26th Street Manhattan Beach CA (3br/5ba, 3120 sqft.) is a late-1980s TH with extensive, current updates. The corner location features views over the walkstreet and Bruce's Beach Park. Super.

In seeking $5M, this one is looking to do something that hasn't been done. Every Sand Section townhome ever to sell for more than $4M was either on The Strand or new/nearly new when sold. The remodel and 50% extra space may give this one a fighting chance to near its goal, though.

304 26th Street Manhattan Beach CAFrom the official description:

"Whitewater, unobstructed, 'forever' views, with no homes blocking your sightline to the sand. Views from Point Dume Malibu to Palos Verdes Peninsula, overlooking Bruce's Beach. The home is flooded with natural light and privacy only a walk street can offer. Another total remodel beautifully crafted and meticulously done with designer finishes throughout, by Blackrock Design. Highly sought "traditional floorplan" with Thermador kitchen, dining, main living space, powder room and two balconies, all on the first floor. Two generously sized secondary bedrooms, both with ensuite bathrooms. Large master suite offering incredible ocean views, luxurious finishes and two private balconies to enjoy. Bonus flex space at garage level with 3/4 bath, great for a second family room or guest space with ample storage."

304 26th begins at $4.999M and is open Sun. 2-5pm.

Tree Section

3212 Palm3212 Palm Avenue Manhattan Beach CA (4br/3ba, 2550 sqft.) is, per the official description:

3212 Palm Avenue Manhattan Beach CA"[F]abulously renovated prime tree section home! Remodeled in 2013 and recently further upgraded, this meticulously maintained 2 story home boasts many unique features you won't find anywhere else. Perched on an elevated lot, this home soaks up sunlight and has fantastic curb appeal. Enjoy company in the formal living room or spend quality time with the family in the split level entertainment den. Need another place to read a great book or listen to music or just spend some quiet time? Stroll through your bright kitchen to the skylighted sunroom/patio and open the french doors to enjoy indoor/outdoor space off an impressive eco-friendly green backyard. After a great day enjoying all Manhattan Beach has to offer, retreat to your spacious en suite master bedroom, which boasts a large master bath with a cozy fireplace adjacent to the tub and shower."

3212 Palm begins at $2.349M and is open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm.

3000 Poinsettia3000 N Poinsettia Avenue Manhattan Beach CA (4br/3ba, 2175 sqft.) is, per the official description:

"Charming Tree Section home on a fabulous street! This two level home with 4 bedrooms and 3 baths features a master bedroom on the second level with vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors and a balcony overlooking the private backyard. There is a second bedroom upstairs that would make an ideal yoga room, office or bedroom. Downstairs you'll find beautiful white oak floors, a living room with a lovely bay window and two additional bedrooms. The remodeled kitchen has newly installed appliances, granite counters, loads of cupboards & storage space and it faces the combination dining and family room. The backyard was designed with entertaining in mind and has an area for outdoor dining with overhead lighting and a second space for seating and lounging. The garden shed is perfect for all the gardening supplies and additional storage."

3000 Poinsettia begins at $2.399M and is open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm.

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