Weekend Opens (5/7-5/8/16)

By Dave Fratello | May 7th, 2016

528 15th Street Manhattan Beach CAHere's hoping Mom loves to see new construction.

Take her to brunch, and enjoy a nice postprandial stroll through any of several new homes coming out this week. (Pictured here is 528 15th.)

We're guessing that this must be the thinking, because we didn't notice much of a blackout on Sunday open houses. When you're trying to sell multi-million-dollar real estate, Hallmark holidays don't always rank as a reason to shut down all business.

There are 42 listings holding open houses this weekend, up from 37 last week.

Our video features four new construction homes debuting just this week, including 516 4th, 1808 Agnes and 528 15th among others. Check it out here:

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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.

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516 4th Street Manhattan Beach CA

516 4th (5br/6ba, 4325 sqft.) is new construction down in the South End just a skip away from Robinson school and adjacent to the flat walkstreets.

The "Plantation Chic" home exemplifies all that is current in new construction in Manhattan Beach. Key themes are white, bright and open.

Downstairs upon entry, the family room is spacious and opens to a large, covered outdoor patio – plus, there's a grass patch out front, making for something of a nice yard. (It's all relative.)

The middle floor hosts the kitchen at the center, with formal dining and two living areas – a pocket in back and a more spacious area at the front of the home opening to another spacious covered patio/balcony.

Four of the 5br are on the top level, with the master up front. All the bedrooms have their own baths.

Photos were not yet uploaded as we go to post here, although our video (above) does get you a decent first impression of the interior. The only way to get a full picture is to drop in this weekend. More from the official description:

"A Bluestone pathway leads you through the impeccably landscaped garden to the front entry Dutch door. The ground floor’s indoor/outdoor entertainment space features a built-in bar and bi-fold doors, guest bedroom (or office if you prefer), beautifully appointed bathroom and a family friendly mud-room entry from the 3-car garage. An expansive entertainer’s dream kitchen featuring top line appliances, built-in desk, pantry, and Calacatta Marble countertops greets you on the second level. The floor is complete with two living spaces that connect to generously sized outdoor decks. On the third floor you'll find 4 more bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. The master suite features private deck, huge designer closet, marble clad fireplace and luxurious spa-like bath. Walk down the bright naturally sky-lit hallway to find laundry room and remaining bedrooms. Additional upgrades include wide planked French oak floors throughout, 3-stop elevator, built-in patio heaters, audio/video/high-speed wiring, and 220 voltage in garage area."

516 4th starts at $5.250M and is open Sat. and Sun. from 2-4pm.

444 27th Street Manhattan Beach CA

444 27th (3br/3ba, 2550 sqft.) is a very different, remodeled 3-story home on the Sand Section plateau with a full lot, which means (in this case) a sizable backyard.

The ground floor consists only of the large, fairly updated open kitchen and a dining area opening to that yard. At the middle floor, there are 2br plus a living area, and up top, the master plus another common room.

What makes the home truly different – and which can be understood only partly by viewing photos online – is the extensive use of tile and stone. Here we mean on the walls, in particular. Many walls in the home have a faux granite brick applied to them, meant to convey that you're in a stone house. Similar uses of tile in the bathrooms also suggest solid walls of stone. There are whimsical applications of stone to create patterns in the entryway and even in the arrangement of turf blocks in the backyard. More from the official description:

"Unique Contemporary Ocean View Home... with both a large living room and family room. Spacious open kitchen great room with sliding doors leading to a private landscaped back yard with an abundance of fruit trees. Kitchen has a large island with granite counter tops, with stainless steel appliances includes Viking range and Sub-Zero refrigerator. Artistic blend of granite and stainless steel staircase leading to second and third floors. Second floor includes two bedrooms and a large living room with Grand Kempas hardwood floors and antique pot belly fireplace. Master suite on the third level features a tranquil ocean view deck and walk-in closet. Master bathroom features a spa tub and a separate stand up shower."

444 27th starts at $2.499M and is open Sat. and Sun. from 2-4pm.

425 Marine Avenue Manhattan Beach CA

425 Marine (3br/4ba, 1825 sqft.) is a custom "California Contemporary" townhome with some views. The wood siding softens the modern flair; it's got a very warm feeling inside as well. More from the official description:

"This south facing home is on one of the widest and brightest streets and is just steps from the beach and downtown... The exceptional design showcases an ultra modern metal roof, high ceilings, glass laminate garage doors, smooth exterior stucco with Mangeris wood siding. The third level features a large great room with Fleetwood Disappearing Sliders perfect for indoor/outdoor entertaining between the great room and the sizable ocean view deck. The Gourmet kitchen has professional Viking appliances and a Sub Zero fridge, Beautiful Mahogany cabinetry and Cherry wood floors throughout. The large master suite includes a private Ocean view deck with French doors, large walk in closet and a large custom bathroom. Many extras including air conditioning."

425 Marine starts at $2.699M and is open Sat. from 1-4pm.

2113 Grandview Avenue Manhattan Beach CA2113 Grandview (3br/4ba, 2050 sqft.) is a newer (2004) detached townhome with some views right at the edge of the gaslamp district and close to Grand View Elementary. More from the official description:

"[P]eek-a-boo ocean view & sleek contemporary design throughout... There are hardwood floors, custom window treatments & 3 private balconies. All bedrooms are downstairs on the 1st & 2nd floors, w/ good size closets, lots of natural light & private bathrooms. The master bedroom has a private attached balcony, his & her walk-in closets & a spa-like en-suite bath. The bath features, double sinks, soaker tub & large shower. The top level is the perfect space to entertain w/ the kitchen, dining space & living room all open, allowing guests to move around w/o separation from one another. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances, breakfast bar, granite counter tops & small pantry."

2113 Grandview starts at $2.300M and is open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm.

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528 15th Street Manhattan Beach CA

528 15th (6br/7ba, 6025 sqft.) is extra-large new construction in the Martyrs area that is really something to behold.

With a wide-open top floor that sports a bit of an ocean view, an enormous basement/entertainment room, and plus-sized everything, this is a lot of house with quality throughout. Quite an accomplishment. More from the official description:

"Custom-Built Coastal Luxury Home with modern farmhouse and South Hampton influences. The Craftsmanship in this 6-bedroom 7-bath home is remarkable starting with the impressive kitchen, appointed with 2 expansive center islands, custom ceramic tile back-splash and stunning counter-tops of Statuario marble from Italy. The kitchen expands into a lofty great room perfect for extraordinary entertaining with ocean views. Bi-fold doors and large picture windows create a seamless flow transporting outdoor living inside. Perhaps most impressive in this house is a Southwest facing ocean view entertainment area with a sprawling herringbone sundeck boasting an outdoor kitchen with built-in 42” Wolf BBQ. A staircase conveniently leads to an enclosed grassy backyard providing plenty of room for children to play. Luxuriate in the ample master bedroom, and prepare for your day in a spacious and lavish spa bathroom. Family and friends will spend endless hours in the home theater and game room."

528 15th starts at $6.950M and is open Sun. from 1-4pm.   

1808 Agnes Road Manhattan Beach CA1808 Agnes (5br/5ba, 4825 sqft.) is a grand new home over by Martyrs. You've seen it on the MLS previously prior to completion, but this is a "new" listing of the property reflecting that it is now complete and tour-able. More from the official description:

"Stunning new single family home in an A++ Tree Section location... Fabulous floor plan with a large Great Room open to the Kitchen and Breakfast Nook overlooking a beautiful backyard. Full basement (over 1,500 sq. ft.) offers surround sound, projection movie screen, game area, wet bar, and wine cellar. Incredible features in this lovely Cape Cod style home. Wide plank French white oak flooring, wainscoting, crown moldings, surround sound, electric vehicle charging station, & security system. Gourmet kitchen with large center island, limestone and marble counters, Sub-Zero fridge, 6-Burner Wolf range, wine cooler, Viking microwave, two (2) Bosch dishwashers. Walk to downtown shops, parks, and restaurants from this convenient American Martyr's location."

1808 Agnes starts at $4.699 and is open Sat. and Sun. from 2-4pm.

2602 Pacific Avenue Manhattan Beach CA2602 Pacific (4br/5ba, 3100 sqft.) is new construction targeting $1,000/PSF on a fairly busy street. The style is nice and bright. There's one spare bedroom on the main level, then 3br upstairs along with a small loft/office space as well. More from the official description:

"Great location with easy access to greenbelt and short walk to downtown Manhattan Beach, beaches, parks, schools, and mall. Open floor plan is bright with natural light. Wood floors throughout home. Stunning entry includes a sitting area and a ceiling over 20 ft. Large kitchen has Thermador appliances, walk-in pantry, farm sink, vegetable sink, smart custom cabinets and a beverage center. La Cantina doors open up to covered patio for indoor/outdoor living and a large flat landscaped sunny backyard. Four bedrooms each have an attached bath including a private bedroom and bath on the ground floor. Upstairs family room allows an additional place to hang out. Landry room upstairs. Master suite has vaulted beamed ceiling, fireplace and cabinets wired for tv components. Beautiful master bath has attached for privacy walk-in closet with built-in dresser. Balcony with views of the green belt. Attention to detail includes installed air conditioning, lots of custom cabinets for maximum storage, epoxy flooring in garage, among other items."

2602 Pacific starts at $3.100M and is open Sat. from 1-3pm.

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21 Fairway Drive Manhattan Beach CA

21 Fairway (3br/3ba, 2075 sqft.) is a remodeled Village TH. More from the official description:

"Striking and inviting at every turn, this 3 bedroom 2 1/2 bath town home has been lovingly improved throughout. Richly appointed with creme and gray stone floors, creme lacquer cabinetry, stainless appliances including a wine cooler, sophisticated gray and creme granite. A generous kitchen, perfect for the chef with extensive cabinetry, kitchen pantry, built-in desk, bookshelves, and a charming breakfast nook. This most popular plan 7 features an open design - a dramatic backdrop for entertaining with a spacious formal dining area adjacent to the living room - wonderful for those holiday gatherings! For intimate family gatherings, the kitchen and family room overlook the private enclosed patio lushly softened with greenery."

21 Fairway starts at $1.574M and is open Sat. and Sun. from 2-4pm. 

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