The best news possible for the local RE market – the Laker game Sunday is a nite game (6pm). Plenty of time to finish up your shopping and still whip up some guacamole and cook up the carne asada.
To plan your open-house tours for this week, use MB Confidential's online list of Manhattan Beach open houses
Hill Section755 11th
offers 5br/5ba and 5200 sq. ft. on an ocean-view lot with a sports court. The "Georgian" style on the exterior gets points for uniqueness.
The 80s interior requires a deduction. A start of $3.399m
doesn't seem too bad. Open Sun. 1-4pm.
Meanwhile, it's flat pricing 2 years later at 408 N. Dianthus
, a 3br/3ba, 2200 sq. ft. cottage, completely remodeled. Sellers paid $1.7m in March 2006, and now start at $1.799m
. Open Sat. & Sun., 1-4pm.953 9th
debuted last week but is open for the first time this week. Offers 5br/4ba and 4100 sq. ft. for $2.650m
. Near Dianthus and Sepulveda, but worth a look Sun. 1-4pm.
Not open, but worth a drive-by: 900 Pacific
, MB's new highest-priced home at $10.9m
. It's perched nicely atop one of MBC's "Great Streets
Nestled behind abundant trees on a South End walkstreet is Mrs. MBC's pick, 500 7th
. (Golly, how she swoons for these walkstreet listings. Now, if only one would sell.)
Wouldn't you know it, MBC just called 7th a "Great Street
The style of this home is listed as "French," and, like with the "Georgian" at 755 11th, we're starting to appreciate that there are more than 3 styles for MB homes.
7th has nice big airy contemporary spaces (ca. 1991) and a nice kitchen. The corner lot is sweet.
But, back to that circa 1991
factor. Are the sunburst divided windows, and other artifacts of the vintage, deal-killers? For some. Starts at $3.195m
for 4br/4ba and 3100 sq. ft. Open both Sat. & Sun., 1-4pm.221 31st
is a fairly new home (2002) with plenty of space (4br/4ba, 4600 sq. ft.) on one of those great ocean-view walkstreets west of Highland.
This must have been a steal
in late 2002 for $2.175m; now at $5.395m
. Open for the first time we've seen, Sun. 1-4pm. Tree SectionDo not
judge 3600 Flournoy
by its curb. They've turned lemons into lemonade with a very tasteful update and nice interior spaces for an older 4br, 2350 sq. ft. remodel. (Click to see pics.)
Starts at $1.425m
. Open Sun. 1-4pm.2825 Valley
joins the chorus of listings on busier streets in our subject region's north-easternmost quadrant. (Valley and Pacific have tons of listings these days.)
It's a little cottage (4br/2ba, 1400 sq. ft.) sandwiched between larger homes, nicely updated with a large lot for the area (5000 sq. ft.). Starts at a low $1.129m
. Open Sun. 2-5pm.