Weekend Opens (5/31)

By Dave Fratello | May 31st, 2009
As we face some continuing (and boring) background issues on the blog technology, we're going to provide a very abbreviated "Weekend Opens" feature.

Frankly we're not sure if, or how, the comment system will function, especially if the transition occurs in the next day or two. So check out these properties, and try, if you can, to comment, but we may see issues. Apologies in advance – your blog author is not some techie.

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

Hill Section

513 N. Dianthus (pictured) (3br/3ba, 2475 sq. ft.) got a mention here the other day as a "gorgeous" remodel that also has a price problem at $1.899m. Open Sun. 2-4pm.

There are plenty of high-dollar listings in the Hills looking for your attention.

Now that 717 Poinsettia has a deal (link works while in "backup offer" status), we're thinking the next real deal is 218 N. Dianthus, plenty big (4br/4ba, 6100 sq. ft.) with huge entertaining spaces. Sure, you've had chances to see it before, but have you? Now at $4.499m. Open Sun. 1-4pm.

Sand Section

A couple of newer listings we wanted to pitch this weekend did not post in the BR, and the agents didn't notify MBC, so let's break the mold a bit and look at a TH and a duplex of interest.

416 23rd St. is a TH (4br/4ba, 2850 sq. ft.) that's touted as the "ABSOLUTE BEST VALUE AT THE BEACH!"

Though we DISLIKE ALL-CAPS, we'll agree there is something nice here in this 2003-vintage offering at $1.675m. Open Sun. 2-5pm.

304 Highland is a little duplex on a 3,000-sq.-ft. lot in the South End, a classic MB investment property that could actually work for others. This one seems to have been around much longer than the Redfin listing suggests (50+ DOM), but we haven't tracked it formally. Offered at $1.490m. Open Sun. 2-5pm.

Tree Section

2400 N. Poinsettia also got a mention here the other day for "learning" from recent sales. It is big (4br/5ba, 3650 sq. ft.) and the start price of $1.599m (PPSF: $438/PSF) looked to MBC to be "realistic," with, perhaps, a little extra built in. Open Sun. 1-4pm.

848 14th (5br/5ba, 3495 sq. ft.) has received only grudging mention at MBC previously due to its fantastical start price of $2.899m last September.

Now it has moved to $2.395m and that location plus the fact that this is new construction, plus a little bigger lot, are starting to look attractive. Starting. Open Sun. 1-4pm.

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