Weekend Opens (7/12-7/13/14)

By Dave Fratello | July 12th, 2014

No question, MB is coming into its own, gaining notice on many fronts, all well-deserved.

One example: GQ magazine rates Manhattan Beach as one of the 6 best beaches in the USA. They like the color of the sand (seriously) and specifically call MB the "Best Beach for Chowing Down," a reference to our growing culinary scene.

Destination restaurants in MB – this is something old-timers truly never could have imagined. (Thanks to this post on DigMB.com for the clue regarding GQ.)

As to local real estate, we often tell clients that the Summer months slow down notably. But that's not what the data say right now, nor the activity in our office. Whew. 

Regular readers know that for our weekend posts, we prefer to get out there, walk all the homes and deliver to you our insights and reviews. This week, it's a harder challenge because Dave's got 2 new listings, and we never purport to "review" those because it wouldn't seem unbiased. One listing this week is in Manhattan Village, where 2 similar new listings have just come out, so we're not going to purport to "review" those competing listings either. Cap it off with the fact that we didn't quite get to all the other new listings – it all means that this week, we're highlighting new listings, but not "reviewing." Enjoy.

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

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.

Tree Section

2300 Laurel (3br/3ba, 2000 sq. ft.) is Dave's new listing. From the official listing description:

"Sensibly scaled, bright and beautifully redone, this lovely home is on a quiet, prime corner lot in the American Martyrs neighborhood. It features a spacious, open great room right off the entry. All three bedrooms are together on the first floor, including a true master suite. Want to get away? A separate family room with cathedral ceilings and its own bathroom is upstairs over the garage. (Could become fourth bedroom.) A nice, fenced front yard is complemented by a spacious, partly shaded backyard with mature avocado tree....

All downstairs rooms have dark-stained solid oak hardwood floors. The modern, open kitchen features an island, stainless appliances and attractive soapstone counters. Baths use subway tile, with master bath counters made of Marfil marble.

Tankless water heater and security system. This one is a pure delight!"

2300 Laurel starts at $2.100M and is open Sat. 1-4pm and Sun. 2-5pm.

3300 Poinsettia (5br/5ba, 3430 sq. ft.) is Dave's listing in the Tree Section. (Co-listed with our broker, Jim Orland.) In the the official description, we say:

"This inspired, spacious family home in the Manhattan Beach Tree Section offers a large, sunny yard connecting to a bright, open kitchen and family room with high ceilings. It's that "great room" layout that families love, with more outdoor space than you might expect."

What's that? Can't make the open?

Here's the video for 3300 Poinsettia. Email subscribers and some others may need to view it by using this link to YouTube.

3300 Poinsettia is at $2.520M and is open Sun. 2-5pm.

East MB

26 Dover Place (3br/3ba, 2040 sq. ft.) is Dave's new listing. Click the address to see all the photos. From the description:

"What a sophisticated, stylish total remodel of a Plan 7 townhome! All bedrooms upstairs. The first floor features a bright main living room with skylights opening out to the spacious back patio - perfect for entertaining.

Open kitchen has a lovely modern style, with attractive stone flooring and counters, stainless steel appliances and breakfast bar. First floor also features a formal dining room and den. Upstairs, the master has gotten the full treatment, with an enhanced, large shower featuring terrific tile work. All newer windows.

This turnkey home is a great way to get into the Manhattan Village with all it has to offer." 

26 Dover Place starts at $1.495M and is open Sat. 1-4pm and Sun. 2-5pm.

40 Dover Place (3br/3ba, 1820 sq. ft.) is right nearby, albeit with a different floorplan (Plan 6). From the listing description:

"This lushly landscaped and light filled Plan 6 Townhome welcomes you the moment you walk through the entry. As you walk past the dining room into the vaulted ceiling and skylit living room, you pass through French doors leading to a private and calming outdoor retreat reminiscent of an elegant resort and perfect for entertaining. Another set of French doors lead to the bright eat in dining nook area and breakfast bar. The ceasar stone countered kitchen is graced by a mural that continues the resort feeling of this unique and soothing property. The quest bedroom and bath are situated on the main floor and look out onto the entry way garden. The master suite with private balcony and 3rd bedroom with full bathroom are on the second floor and also look out onto mature trees and landscaping below."

40 Dover Place starts at $1.399M and is open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm.

23 Fairway Dr. (3br/3ba, 2045 sq. ft.) is a third Village listing new this week. From the description:

"Remolded Plan 8 end unit town home. Beautiful Greenbelt home which is surrounded by greenery. Kitchen and Baths have Granite. Kitchen hasStainless Steel appliances , and a Snack Bar. New Hardwood floors in Living Room and Travertine Stone in living area. All hardware updatedin Brushed Nickel. Custom front door, newer lighting fixtures and new Vessel sinks in all baths. New Faucets in baths as well. Wood blinds throughout. Upgraded Alarm System. Skylight in Family Room. French doors in the family room and Master Suite lead out to a lushly landscaped private patio west facing. Garage refinished as well plus many other upgrades."

23 Fairway starts at $1.499M and is open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm.

Sand Section

2801 Alma (3br/4ba, 1960 sq. ft.) is a newer TH (2005) with some amazing qualities, according to the listing description:

"This timeless home... still looks new... It features walnut floors, solid core doors, copper light fixtures, designer plumbing fixtures, extensive mosaic stone, gourmet kitchen with high-end appliances, mahogany center block island and open living area with cast stone fireplace and grass cloth ceiling.

The exterior, offering a rare yard at the beach, complements its ageless Tuscan style and beautiful flagstone walkway. The entry is illuminated by a unique, hand-made copper gas lantern and graced by a hand distressed front door. Its corner location on Alma is one of the apexes the street has to offer with breathtaking ocean views and 75' of street presence. If you live here, it may actually make you feel young forever, because the style of this home seems unfazed by trends."

2801 Alma starts at $2.500M and is open Sat. & Sun. 2-4pm.

Please see our blog disclaimer.

Latest Listings Among
Manhattan Beach Homes For Sale