Sunday Opens (6/12/16)

By Dave Fratello | June 12th, 2016

Welcome to Fundraising Weekend.

The Manhattan Wine Auction is the granddaddy of them all, but Sunday's Parents Softball Classic makes for a busy day, too.

The Wine Auction raises funds for MBEF, while Sunday's softball tourney raises money for MBX, the athletic foundation supporting sports in MB schools. (Dave's helping out with – and playing in – this weekend's tourney.) Watch for coverage of both on

Meantime, enjoy this weekend's open-house video and our list of homes on tour. Of necessity, we're only able to publish the official descriptions for this week's listings – to make sure you get it all in time. Enjoy our video below and go see some great listings!

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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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625 17th Street Manhattan Beach CA

625 17th (4br/5ba, 4350 sqft.) 

"Custom built home located on one of the most coveted streets in Manhattan Beach! Walking distance to downtown, the beach, parks and schools! ... The chef's kitchen is the hub of the home with top-of- the line appliances and butcher block center island. 60" Wolf range, two full size ovens, two dishwashers, a built-in steamer, Subzero refrigerator along with a Subzero wine refrigerator and two beverage drawers, walk- pantry, and a very special fireplace set in the corner near the open family dining area."

"The kitchen opens up to the family room that has cathedral ceilings, masonary fireplace and two computer stations. These computer desks are perfect for kids to do homework while just being steps away from the center of the home. The master suite has his and hers walk-in closets, vanity area, built in cabinetry, fireplace and gracious bathroom. Media room is located in the basement, which would also be a great play or workout room. The private backyard has beautiful hardscape along with built-in gas fire pit, spa for 8+, trees and greenery."

625 17th starts at $5.195M and is open Sat. and Sun. from 2-4pm. 

608 15th Street Manhattan Beach CA608 15th (5br/6ba, 5050 sqft.) 

"Located high on the hill, the morning sun shines into this home and backyard. Sunsets grace the balcony with ocean views of the Peninsula & Santa Monica Bay. Back deck w/ built in BBQ for relaxed family dining is an entertainers dream. Although this estate’s outdoor space + views are prolific, as expected of the ‘Martyrs Hill Section’, the inside is la pièce de résistance. In addition to the spectacular hand painted groin ceilings & cupola entry, there are endless amenities incl. large gourmet kitchen w/ Viking, Thermador, SubZero, walk in pantry, gorgeous great room, custom painted formal dining, library, wide plank walnut floors, 3 skylights, 17’6” stairway high vaulted ceilings, 8’ solid teak doors, ocean view office, additional great room, media room, wine cellar, romantic sconces in hall and staircase, 3-stop elevator & 4 car garage. High-end custom finishes throughout: marble, travertine, granite stone, Walker Zanger tile & an abundance of built-in cabinetry. Custom hand painted murals & ceilings as well as 4 fireplaces adorn this beautiful home & add to the experience."

608 15th starts at $5.199M and is open Sat. and Sun. from 2-4pm. 

3521 Laurel Avenue Manhattan Beach CA3521 Laurel (5br/5ba, 3350 sqft.) 

"This ultra-custom Beach Plantation is designer perfect, showcasing fresh,modern Scandinavian influences throughout. Quite simply the best new offering on the market in the Tree Section! This breathtaking, ultra-custom home offers an outstanding, fluid floorplan that effortlessly connects the fabulous entertaining and living areas. From the moment this home presents itself at the curb down to the last detail you discover inside, this property is certain to deliver everything on the most savvy buyers' "must-have" list. A dutch-door entryway invites the outdoors in & keeps the home connected to the hard-scaped front yard featuring casual seating, a fire feature, & large outdoor dining area. Designer’s dream kitchen finished with top of the line Thermador appliances, full ceiling height custom cabinetry, dual dishwashers, pot filler, custom spice racks, an apron sink, & wine storage all centered around a massive island w/breakfast seating. The master is a true retreat w/a luxurious, sleek modern design & premium amenities. Expertly executed lighting, ambient illumination & an incredible sound system bring the home & outdoor living areas to life. Backyard features a sunken spa, a conversation area, custom fire feature and a built in outdoor cooking area."

3521 Laurel starts at $3.050M and is open Sun. from 1-4pm. 

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1220 Keats Street Manhattan Beach CA

1220 Keats (3br/2ba, 1250 sqft.) 

"Cute, charming, cozy, and comfortable.... all great descriptions for 1220 Keats street. Located on a sunny corner in a nice East Manhattan Beach neighborhood, this 3 bedroom and 2 bath home has just undergone an extensive remodel. The new kitchen boasts high end Thermador appliances, new quartz counters, custom cabinets, and a thoughtful layout. There are new windows and doors, refinished hardwood floors, all new lighting and fixtures, interior and exterior paint, landscaping and a great detached 2 car finished garage with power for an electric vehicle. For those rare HOT summer days there is a 4 ton, 16 SEER central AIR CONDITIONING system and new forced air until to go with it. The back yard is sunny and big with enough space to make your own tropical paradise. Close to award winning Mira Costa high school and Pennekamp elementary. This charmer is a much-see."

1220 Keats starts at $1.625M and is open Sat. and Sun. from 2-4pm. 

1400 21st Street Manhattan Beach CA1400 21st (5br/5ba, 4550 sqft.) 

"Brand new 'Modern Farmhouse' on an ideal corner lot with a south-facing backyard to allow for abundant natural light... [T]his home's open floor plan is great for entertaining with a large family room and kitchen opening, through accordion-style folding doors, to a covered and heated patio and pool-sized backyard. The gourmet kitchen features a dining nook, center island, walk-in pantry and stainless Thermador appliances including dual dishwashers. The first floor also has an office (with barn door entry), a private guest suite, a formal dining room and adjoining wine alcove (with two 8' Sub-zero wine fridges) and butler's pantry, an expansive mudroom and a 3-car garage. The second level has four bedrooms, a bonus room and a tranquil master suite featuring a vaulted T&G ceiling, fireplace, huge walk-in closet, private balcony and a sumptuous master bath with carrara marble, a large steam shower and a stand-alone tub. Exquisite details include 6" wide European white oak flooring, Anderson Eagle Series windows, Walker Zanger tile, dual-zone heating and A/C, wiring for security and sound, and wainscoting and shiplap throughout the home."

1400 21st starts at $3.499M and is open Sat. and Sun. from 2-4pm.

1350 23rd Street Manhattan Beach CA1350 23rd (4br/2ba, 2125 sqft.) 

"Manhattan Beach fixer. Properties like this rarely make it to market. This 4 bedroom, 2 bath, 2030 Square foot home (BTV) is perfect for an owner user or real estate investor. Sitting on a nearly 7500 Square foot corner lot, this Spanish style home offers a versatile floor plan with second story master bedroom, en suite bath, 3 bedrooms on the main floor, detached 3 car garage, and plenty of outdoor space. The potential possibilities for this property are abundant. Bring your contractor and renovate now or live in the property "As Is" and renovate/build later. You have a whole lot of options with this Manhattan Beach home. Deals like this don't come around in this area often."

1350 23rd starts at $1.375M and is open Sat. and Sun. from 1-4pm. 

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2315 Grandview Avenue Manhattan Beach CA2315 Grandview (4br/4ba, 2450 sqft.) 

"Unobstructable Mountain, Valley & City Views. High on the hill, gorgeous 3 story freestanding, 2450 sq.ft. corner townhouse faces Grandview for impressive curb appeal. 38’ Wide lot, a few blocks to Strand & surf, downtown, dining, shopping, Live Oak, Sand Dune Park & El Porto. Sustainably sophisticated, casually elegant, a melange of greens, florals & fragrant jasmine intoxicates & inspires. Cloistered Dual French-door entry. Hand finished reclaimed wood floors throughout. 1st floor ensuite, Master suite upstairs w/ Four Seasons inspired terrace garden. Master jetted spa bath & steam shower. Large 3rd bdrm/spacious walk-in closet, 4th bdrm has custom desk built-ins & murphy bed.  Sweeping views from super spacious 3rd floor & Oversized entertaining deck, tumbled marble tile floors & built-in grill. Gourmet kitchen: Sub Zero refrigerator, Viking 6 burner gas cooktop, Thermador dual ovens, Bosch dishwasher, Viking wine cooler. Cabinets & large closets galore. Walker Zanger stone, copper gutters, plantation shutters, THX Surround Sound Wall of Sound/5 Snell Acoustics speakers. Close to Award Winning Grandview Elementary School (abundant free parking eves & weekends, playground & short walk). Pre-ducted & wired for A/C."

2315 Grandview starts at $2.700M and is open Sun. from 2-5pm.

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