Weekend Opens (6/16-6/17/18)

By Dave Fratello | June 16th, 2018

Dads. They're half the reason you're here today. Be sure and be nice to them on their holiday Sunday.

Now, if you and Dad are taking a little break out of town (desert, beach, mountains?) then you're doing it right. The kids think it's because school's out, but you know it's really to honor Dad.

If you're around, though, or looking to make the move to Manhattan Beach, we've got a few open houses for you new this week.

As we begin Summer, the pace of new listings typically slows. Inventory is still hanging around 100 and might creep up through July. We'll see. Well-priced and desirable homes continue to sell very quickly, so if you're in the market, don't dawdle.

Our video this week features the listings below, including 436 7th and 2200 Harnkess, plus one that's not in our reviews at 1624 3rd and another investment property at 225 Rosecrans:

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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."

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

436 7th436 7th Street Manhattan Beach CA (4br/4ba, 3050 sqft.) is a custom-built 2-story Cape Cod on one of the great flat family walkstreets of the South End.

The floorplan puts all of the common spaces on one open first floor, with an office tucked in back. The front patio features a covered area, paved seating area and a smidgen of artificial turf and flowers, surrounded by a picket fence.

Upstairs, the master suite is in front, one full suite in the middle and two bedrooms in the back sharing a hallway bath.

436 7th Street Manhattan Beach CAClean and sharp as it stands, the '03 home isn't desperate for updates, though some buyers may look to make upgrades for personal taste.

It's hard to get on the walkstreets under $5M these days, with land sales in the mid-to-high 3's. Here's an option that's neither too big nor too small, and ready to go.

Disclosure: Dave is friendly with the sellers. More from the official description:

"Beautiful Traditional Home on a Prime South Manhattan Walk Street. Originally built in 2003 as a custom home, this property offers timeless beauty. Open floor plan with a GREAT ROOM features a cozy fireplace and French Doors that open out to a beautiful garden and walk street. Amazing kitchen with a stunning Silestone center island with ample storage and enough seating for six. The kitchen also features a 6 burner Viking range and oven, pantry, and custom cabinetry. Four bedrooms plus a loft upstairs. The loft is a great study area or perfect just for hanging out. Separate office with built-in cabinetry. Vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, Plantation shutters and custom window treatments."

436 7th begins at $4.850M and is open Sat. & Sun. 2-4pm.

East Manhattan Beach

2200 Harkness2200 Harkness Street Manhattan Beach CA (5br/5ba, 3580 sqft.) is a big new construction home in Liberty Village. It's labeled "modern beach plantation" in style.

The first floor is almost completely open. Enter into a formal living room that also looks into the family room/great room in back. Reach the back, and the entire width of the home is one big open space, with a modest backyard.

2200 Harkness Street Manhattan Beach CAFull-size homes like this maximizing a Liberty Village lot are relatively rare. The 54' width of the lots does allow for a spacious-feeling floorplan; high ceilings add to the feeling of openness.

The master suite spans the full width of the house upstairs, offering a fully built-out closet. More from the official description:

"Upon entry, you'll immediately notice the open, bright and spacious elegance this home has to offer. There are extra-high 11' ceilings, 80" doors, lots of windows, wainscoting, crown molding and engineered wood floors throughout. The kitchen features marble counter-tops, custom cabinets, large pantry, breakfast bar, Sharp drawer microwave, Viking refrigerator, Viking 48” range, butlers pantry and sunny breakfast area. The family room has spectacular custom coffered ceilings with recessed LED lighting, chic fireplace and glass sliders opening to a serene backyard with blue stone bordered patio, built-in fire pit and grassy yard area. There's also a guest suite downstairs, powder room and direct access 2-car garage with epoxy finish floor. There are 4 bedrooms and a laundry room upstairs. A double door entry leads to the master suite adorned with fireplace, balcony and enormous walk-in closet. The spa-like master bathroom is complete with elegant soaking tub, frame-less glass enclosed shower and marble dual vanity. Enjoy modern luxuries this new home offers, including two Nest thermostats, dual-zoned air conditioning/heat, Ring doorbell, central vacuum, tank-less water heater, CAT 6 wiring and wiring for surround sound, alarm system and security cameras."

2200 Harkness begins at $2.850M and is open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm.

4 Bermuda Court4 Bermuda Court Manhattan Beach CA (2br/2ba, 1470 sqft.) is a 2br "court home" in the Village with significant updates. From the official description:

"Welcome home to this stunning and sophisticated remodeled Plan 1 Court Home... Enjoy preparing meals in your gourmet remodeled kitchen with custom cabinets, granite counters, and stainless-steel appliances. An open floor plan, high ceilings, recessed lighting, and new paint are combined with plantation shutters and the most brilliant Brazilian cherry hardwood floors on all three levels. On your way to the spacious and private upper-level master suite is a custom office nook or creative work space. The master suite boasts vaulted ceilings, a ceiling fan, a balcony, and a large and exquisite remodeled bathroom with a separate shower and designer tub, floating cabinets, two basin sinks, and an ample walk-in closet with custom shelving. The unit is equipped with central heat and air and solar panels, for year-round comfort and cost consciousness."

4 Bermuda Court begins at $1.150M and is open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm.

Hill Section

1116 Ardmore1116 N Ardmore Avenue Manhattan Beach CA (3br/3ba, 1815 sqft.) is part of a smallish complex of high-end "Tuscan" townhomes right downtown.

Built in 2002, the complex bears the double challenge of being at the corner of two busy streets, MB Blvd. and Ardmore, making for a constant stream of traffic nearby. The builders recognized this and seem to have artfully and carefully built the units to minimize noise and impacts, in part by putting the main living spaces up on a third floor. (Is it really a third floor, with garages a street level and two levels of living spaces? Discuss.)

1116 N Ardmore Avenue Manhattan Beach CAThe complex hasn't seen many trades recently, with just one in recent memory at 516 MB Blvd. (3br/3ba, 1925 sqft.), which was also in essentially original condition, as is this unit.

516 MBB sold for $1.800M in Aug. 2016, after trying first at $1.988M. It was about 110 sqft. larger, which might have made a difference in the secondary bedrooms. At 1116 Ardmore, we found the master suite to be spacious but the other bedrooms quite small.

More from the official description:

"Elegant Tuscan town home in iconic Firenze Villas located in the heart of downtown Manhattan Beach. Enjoy ocean and downtown views from the deck, living room and open study. Designed with attention to detail throughout, including rustic tile roofs, wrought iron, travertine, cast concrete trim and true arched distressed front door. Hardwood floors on top level, carpeting on stairs and in bedrooms. Kitchen features maple cabinets, granite counter tops, stainless appliances with Viking range, double oven and warming drawer. Master bath boasts crème de marfile marble. The home is upgraded with surround sound, central air conditioning and security system. 2-car garage has new epoxy floor coating. Fantastic location across the street from the Manhattan Beach green-belt/jogging path. Steps to downtown shops and restaurants."

1116 Ardmore begins at $2.285M and is open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm.

748 MB Blvd748 Manhattan Beach Boulevard A Manhattan Beach CA (3br/3ba, 1410 sqft.) is a 1970s townhome with some updates. It was offered for a couple of months recently at $1.399M and has now changed agents, but not the price. More from the official description:

"Large walls of glass gives the interior the perfect amount of exposure to make anyone's day light as well as large walls having the perfect amount space for beautiful art pieces. The sense of there being more square footage than is on paper can probably be defined by the high ceilings and open layout. This residence also features a fireplace, dine-in kitchen bar area and the quintessential balcony to check the energy of what's going on in town. All of this plus an attached private 2-car garage and south-side outdoor community space offer too much for the asking price. Renting it out now and doing nothing to it or creating something more magnificently modern for yourself are excellent choices."

748 MB Blvd begins at $1.399M and is open Sat. & Sun. 2-4pm.


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