Weekend Opens (7/21-7/22/18)

By Dave Fratello | July 21st, 2018

If you like to see gorgeous homes, this is a good weekend to get out and about.

412 8th Street Manhattan Beach CAA walkstreet beauty? Check.

A designer Hill Section remodel? Check.

New construction in the Trees... a Liberty Village remodel... ocean-view townhouse. Yes, one of each of those as well.

Our video features 15 houses for the second week in a row. (Here's last week's video again.) So if you're not local now, you can still get a great picture of the market this way.

Among the homes in the video: 1016 John, 412 8th (pictured here, too), 648 26th, 511 Pacific and more:

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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

412 8th Street Manhattan Beach CA412 8th (5br/6ba, 4425 sqft.) is that rarest of quantities: a flat family walkstreet home that you can actually tour at a public open house.


It's a 2012 build with a good floorplan and excellent accents and decor that brighten it up further. It's a "midfloor" floorplan with the principal family spaces, and entry, on the middle level, with bedrooms on top and a sizable den downstairs opening to the walkstreet patio.

412 8th Street Manhattan Beach CAIn a nice twist, the middle level features both a bright front living room opening to a deck and a large rear family room with double doors that can close off - the equivalent of a kids' playroom or media room.

That's a big number they're asking: $6.750M, but it has two comps: 337 7th ($6.900M, June 2018) and 325 6th (new, $6.550M, May 2017). More from the official description:

412 8th Street Manhattan Beach CA"Fabulous Cape Cod Coastal Beauty... located on one of the very best flat walk streets in all of Manhattan Beach. Ideal layout with gorgeous Guest Room and Bath and Beach Room on lower level opening onto a large lushly landscaped walk street patio. The second level consists of an Elegant Living Room with fireplace, built-ins and retractable doors opening onto a good sized deck, A Chef’s kitchen with Viking Double Oven, two dishwashers, Thermador Refrigerator/Freezer, wine fridge and a built-in breakfast nook and walk-in pantry. There is also a large formal Dining Room and a Family Room or Kids Play Room with fireplace and a full bath on the second floor. The top floor consists of A Beautiful Master Suite with sitting area, fireplace, a large walk-in closet, gorgeous Master Bath and a balcony over-looking the patio. There are also Three other good sized bedrooms with ensuite baths and a Laundry room completing the top floor. Designer light fixtures, wall coverings and window coverings can be found throughout the home as well as beautiful hardwood floors. Other features include an Elevator, Air conditioning and a 3 car garage."

412 8th begins at $6.750M and is open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm.

417 21st St.417 21st Street Manhattan Beach CA (3br/4ba, 2085 sqft.) is an early 90s contemporary TH with a view. Per the official description:

"[F]our level townhouse in the Sand Section of Manhattan Beach. The main living level features two-story high ceilings with large windows, capturing views of the ocean and skyline all the way to Palos Verdes. Sunlight bounces off the beautiful hardwood floors and white walls, creating a bright, inviting living space. A wet-bar, fireplace & built in reading nook with views down to the sand complete the living room. The kitchen & dining area open to a South-West facing balcony, great for BBQing, sunbathing or outdoor dining with a view. Above the living space is a loft and half bath, perfect for an office or second living space, boasting some of the home's best views. The master bedroom has dual closets, a private ocean-view patio and a master bath with double sinks, an over-sized tub & separate shower. A private 2 car garage allows direct access to the home, and a separate covered parking space is ideal for guests."

417 21st St. begins at $2.450M and is open Sun. 2-5pm.

464 33rd464 33rd Street Manhattan Beach CA (4br/3ba, 2650 sqft.) is a total charmer up on the plateau, although only 2 stories in an area where 3 are possible.

No worries, though. Arguably, 2500 or so sqft. should be more than sufficient for many families. Here we appreciated the walkstreet-style front patio area, and the flow of all the common rooms on the first floor.

If the PPSF seems high at $1,321/PSF, one needs only look at recent sales of smaller homes on smaller lots to see potential comps: 429 27th (3br/3ba, 2000 sqft., $2.812M, late June 2018, $1,406/PSF) and 461 27th (new, 3br/4ba, 2300 sqft., $3.295M, April 2018, $1,433/PSF).

More from the official description:

"Perfect Nantucket Beach Home on a Cul-de-sac street... that has been fully remodeled in the last few years. Formal Living Room, Family Kitchen, Separate Family Room and Office have gorgeous hardwood flooring as does the entire upstairs. The Kitchen is updated with new countertops, backsplash a large Island and more. All 4 bedrooms are upstairs. The Master Bedroom features a classic carrera [sic] marble bathroom, walk in closet and ocean peaks. The Laundry is upstairs convenient to the bedrooms. The roof top deck provides a pretty ocean vista. There is a newer trex deck out the Family Room French Doors and an oversized 2 car garage. The lot is slightly oversized for the area with an exta foot of width."

464 33rd begins at $3.500M and is open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm.

Hill Section

1016 John1016 John Street Manhattan Beach CA (5br/4ba, 3075 sqft.) is a masterful designer remodel of a Hill Section home.

It's really effectively a new house, given the dramatic extent of the work done to this 1960s original. (For fun, see the prior sale listing here, showing it in original condition.)

The 2-story home has its first/main level at street level along John Street, and that's where you find the kitchen, dining room, formal living room, master suite and a flexible room that would probably be an office.

1016 John Street Manhattan Beach CADownstairs (and below John), there are 3br and a delightful family room opening to a covered patio area and grassy area of backyard. The garage is also downstairs, attached to the house. (Getting a car down the hilly driveway and into that garage could be a project, but the house functioned this way for 50 years before.)

More on this charmer from the official description:

"Walk to town or the beach from this beautiful, coastal traditional home... Unparalleled design elements showcase the upper living room with vaulted ceilings and custom pocket doors that open seamlessly to the private deck overlooking the serene backyard. The gourmet open kitchen with impressive center island has seating for four and features Neolith Calcutta marble countertops, brass fixtures, luxury Subzero appliances and a stunning white La Cornue range. The master suite on the main floor has vaulted ceilings, designer walk-in closet and a beautiful en suite bathroom with rain shower and soaking tub. Downstairs there are 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, including one en suite, plus laundry room, a mudroom and 3 car garage. The downstairs living room features a gorgeous built-in and lovely french doors opening to the private patio and backyard... 7-1/2” French white oak floors, grasscloth wallpaper, custom cabinetry, charming bay windows, Wainscotting, luxury finishes, brick facade and custom shutters. The home may be purchased furnished... This property is truly a one-of-a-kind treasure."

1016 John begins at $4.189M and is open Sat. & Sun. 2-4pm.

511 Pacific511 Pacific Avenue Manhattan Beach CA (5br/9ba, 7960 sqft.) is a huge and custom modern-inspired home. From the official description:

"This One of a Kind Manhattan Beach Hill Section Showcase Home was Thoughtfully Designed for Entertaining and Perfectly Perched to Capture Panoramic, Unblockable, Ocean Views from Catalina to Malibu. The floor plan features Three Open and Spacious Levels that are Meticulously Detailed to embody Pure Opulence. Some of the Luxurious Details include According Style Nana Door Systems Throughout, Ten Seat THX Certified Home Movie Theater, Billiard's Game Room with Full Bar, Guest Quarters, Yoga Studio, Wine Tasting Room, Three-Stop Oversized Elevator, Nuvo Sound System, Four Stone Fireplaces, Four Car Garage with Tremendous Storage, Over the Top Kitchen showcasing Bosch-Wolf-Subzero-Miele Appliances, European Stone and so much more."

511 Pacific begins at $7.500M and is open Sun. 1-5pm.

711 11th711 11th Street Manhattan Beach CA (5br/6ba, 4400 sqft.) is a custom "Tuscan inspired masterpiece" (per the description) close to town. From the official description:

"Location, Location, Location! Ideally located, this Spectacular Tuscan inspired masterpiece is only a short stroll to Downtown Manhattan Beach Boutique Shops, Designer Retail Stores, Fine Dining, Casual Fare and, of course, some of the Best Surf and Sand in Southern California. Customized with an attention to detail, you will love the the epitome of elegance, and opulence, that this home exudes. Designed by Louis Tomaro, this spectacular property boasts luxury finishes, magnificent appointments and a flowing floor plan that is as bright as the summer sun. Each room was thoughtfully designed to capture the abundant natural light and take advantage of the hypnotic South Western exposure. Enjoy majestic sunsets from your large ocean view deck, complimented by stone fireplace, for those romantic evenings.""

711 11th begins at $4.799M and is open Sun. 1-5pm.

Tree Section

648 26th648 26th Manhattan Beach CA (5br/3ba, 2770 sqft.) is a 1990 original with substantial upgrades, in a stellar location and with a big, sunny backyard.

The floorplan features 2br on the first level, sharing a bath with a shower. Going upstairs, there's one bedroom on a split level before going up a few steps to the next. Those share a hallway bath. The master suite in back is of average size, not overdone. More from the official description:

648 26th Manhattan Beach CA"Located on one the best streets in the coveted Tree Section, this tastefully subtle Spanish style home fully embraces the Manhattan Beach lifestyle. Highlighted by one of the largest, functional and versatile backyards in the Tree Section, this home is all about the indoor-outdoor life. Accordion style doors open to a large elevated outdoor dining room perfect for those casual family dinners with friends. Want a pool? Sport court? Large outdoor kitchen? Grassy yard? You can have them all! The home itself has 5 bedrooms (3 upstairs) including a great master suite with large walk-in closet, fireplace, private office, and big south facing deck perfect for coffee in the morning sunshine. Located just two blocks from Award winning Grandview elementary and just a short walk to downtown's shops, restaurants and the beach."

648 26th begins at $2.995M and is open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm.

3401 Maple3401 Maple Avenue Manhattan Beach CA (5br/6ba, 3250 sqft.) is new construction in a unique modern style.

It's got echoes of two recent sales from this year: the split-garage modern at 1501 Elm (4br/5ba, 3160, $3.125M) and an East Manhattan build by the same builder as 3401 Maple, 1540 Curtis (5br/5ba, 4400 sqft., $3.455M).

The common spaces are bright and open to a smallish backyard that's got tiered with an uphill slope behind it. The modern style is softened somewhat with the use of the same brick outside, in the kitchen backsplash area and in the living room fireplace.

3401 Maple Avenue Manhattan Beach CAThe second floor features an open living room, a space we usually call the kids' living room or den, though it is staged formally and looks more like it belongs to the master. Oh, and ohhhhhh that master. Perhaps the highlight of the house, it's got high ceilings and windows all around just below the ceiling (formally: clerestory windows). This allows light with total privacy.

More from the official description:

"Transitional contemporary design exuding warmth and comfort with a modern twist.. The moment you enter this brand-new home through the louvered private grand entrance you realize this property is like no other home. European oak floors, chef’s delight kitchen with top- quality Viking appliances, huge master suite with high ceilings, sizeable master walk-in closet, and spa-like master bath. Rows of clerestory windows along the top of the second level walls allow abundant natural sunlight and creates an especially bright and open feeling. Pre-wired for security, high-end audio-visual customization and dual- zoned air conditioning ready. Upper level has four bedrooms, three baths and additional family room/office. Open floorpan on the lower level with kitchen, two family areas and dining area, including a downstairs bedroom and bath. Private and sunny west-facing backyard plumbed and ready for an outdoor spa. This spectacular home defines its own class of coastal contemporary innovation."

3401 Maple begins at $3.400M and is open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm.

3409 Walnut3409 Walnut Avenue Manhattan Beach CA (4br/3ba, 3350 sqft.) is a 1980s original with upgrades. Of the bedrooms, one is downstairs (currently showing as an office), while the master plus two oversized bedrooms are upstairs.

More from the official description:

"A beautiful family home located in the prime Tree Section of Manhattan Beach. This elegant 3,356 sq ft family home has 4 bedrooms, 3 baths with the 4th bedroom located downstairs with built in desk area and an extra bonus area. This remodeled home enters off on a private walkway into cathedral ceilings expanding over a large formal living room and open staircase leading to upstairs rooms. This large open room has a formal dining area. The gourmet kitchen has a large island, marble counter tops, stainless appliances, 2 dishwashers, warming drawer, an abundance of cabinets, walk-in pantry, build-in kitchen eating nook, and serving bar area. This updated kitchen completely opens to large great room with a cozy fireplace and french doors leading into the sunny private backyard. Upstairs has 3 large bedrooms, with large closets. The master suite has a completely remodeled master bathroom."

3409 Walnut  begins at $2.749M and is open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm.

East Manhattan Beach

1605 Faymont Avenue1605 Faymont Avenue Manhattan Beach CA (4br/2ba, 1538 sqft.) is a largely original Liberty Village cottage with an addition in back (master suite/family room) and light upgrades here and there - new kitchen countertops and backsplash, new counter in one bath.

Overall the home still shows its age and needs some work, such as to repair/refresh the scuffed hardwood flooring. That'll clean up nicely, as should the rest. Call it a minor fixer, unless someone really wants to go to town with a modernization.

From the official description:

"[C]harming home, with a functional floor plan, in the family friendly Liberty Village neighborhood of Manhattan Beach. This 4 Bedroom, 2 bath 1,538 Square foot home is live in ready now or easily customize this property to your own specifications. This inviting property offers 4 large bedrooms with large master and ensuite bath that opens to usable flat sunny rear yard. Fantastic walkability..."

1605 Faymont begins at $1.549M and is open Sun. 12-4pm.

1505 Manzanita Lane1505 Manzanita Lane Manhattan Beach CA (3br/2ba, 1342 sqft.) is a completely remodeled Liberty Village cottage. The property was not available for broker previews, but here's the official decription:

"Brand new, high-quality remodel with beautiful finishes and open floor plan. The picturesque backyard is perfect for entertaining. Located in the coveted Liberty Village neighborhood, this clean and bright home has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 1,342 SF of living space on a 5,346 SF lot. Features include: wide plank French oak hardwood floors, Viking kitchen appliances, custom kitchen cabinets, new windows and doors, backyard patio and remodeled bathrooms."

1505 Manzanita begins at $1.649M and is open Sat. & Sun. 2-5pm.

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