Weekend Opens (8/11-8/12/18)

By Dave Fratello | August 11th, 2018

Just a trickle of new listings this week, but you can enjoy a Hill Section estate with pool or a flat walkstreet remodel, if either is your style.

Our video this week includes 814 10th, 321 5th, 717 31st 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."

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Listings appearing here come from the whole MB market and may or may not be represented by MB Confidential author Dave Fratello.  

Hill Section

814 10th814 10th Street Manhattan Beach CA (6br/8ba, 9000 sqft.) offers a lot of what you would expect in a Hill Section home: a sprawling residence (9K sqft!) and large lot, plus a pool. Close to everything. Understated beauty.

This was also a super buy way-back-when in 2010, new, at $6.300M. You could compare it to another recent Hill Section resale. 218 N. Dianthus was purchased new in 2009 at $3.900M, but just resold for $5.725M (see "Hill Section Home Gains Nearly 50% Over 9 Years"). In this case, at $9.550M, they're looking for a 50% gain, also. One to watch.

From the official description:

"Manhattan Hill Estate ... with 80 feet of street frontage creating a prominent presence. Fantastic location close to everything, walk to downtown Manhattan Beach. This beautiful nantucket [sic] home ... features 9,000 square feet of high ceiling open living space perfect for entertaining with an indoor/outdoor floorplan. The dramatic spiral staircase leads you to the top floor complete with the formal living room, elegant dining room, huge custom gourmet kitchen with Viking appliances, wonderful breakfast eating area next to the front patio, family room and bar area which open up to an over-sized deck and the butlers pantry. Another top floor room with bath can be used as an office. The basement boasts a wine cellar and big media room plus a bathroom. All five bedrooms are on one floor with en-suite bathrooms and a nice game room with french doors leading to the private back yard. Incredible master suite with an enormous walk-in closet & his and hers bathrooms. Other features include a 3 stop elevator, air conditioning, walnut plank floors throughout and a 4 car garage. A large grassy back lawn trims the sparkling modern pool that includes a lane for lap swimming and a jucuzzi [sic]. Adjacent to the pool is the pool/guest house with full bath, fireplace and nano doors opening to the pool deck."

814 10th begins at $9.550M and is open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm.

Sand Section

321 5th321 5th Street Manhattan Beach CA (3br/3ba, 2580 sqft.) is a 1970s original on a flat walkstreet in sight of the water, close the the school and with nice upgrades. Per the official description:

"This modern coastal home is perfectly positioned on the north side of one of the premier South MB walkstreets, just one home in from Crest Drive. Compact yet copious, this multi-layered 3 bedroom 2.5 bath home also includes an airy office for an ideal work space... Vaulted beamed ceilings in the great room & master bedroom give an added sense of space to this already voluminous home. Pull out your cookbooks & try one of the more challenging recipes you’ve dog-eared—this updated kitchen w stainless professional grade appliances incl Wolf range & hood, Subzero refrigerator, Bosch dishwasher & new quartz counters can take it. Baths are updated as well w sparkling new plumbing fixtures & quartz counters. As the day closes, float across the skybridge to your ample master suite, w large skylight, walk in closet & zen bath w spa tub & separate shower."

321 5th begins at $4M and is open Sat. & Sun. 2-4pm.

212 Seaview212 Seaview Street Manhattan Beach CA (2br/2ba, 1045 sqft.) is an El Porto duplex with upgrades.

Per the official description:

"Updated El Porto beach house with ocean views at one of southern California's most popular surfing beaches. Recently updated with hardwood floors, electrical, plumbing, remodeled kitchen and more. Located 9 houses from the sand and a short distance to local restaurants and shops. This charming beach house boasts ocean views from the family room, kitchen and master bedroom. Second bedroom/bath and kitchenette located downstairs is accessible from both the interior and exterior making this a versatile property presently used as a rental. Uncommon to El Porto, it even has a small backyard barbecue area!"

212 Seaview begins at $1.599M and is open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm.

Tree Section

717 31st717 31st Street Manhattan Beach CA (5br/4ba, 3515 sqft.) is a newer Cape Cod on a prime block.

Per the official description:

"Coastal Cape Cod home in the Tree Section Gaslight district on a street-to-alley lot! ... [R]ests above the street where it offers welcomed privacy. The heart of the home is the large open kitchen, nook & family room that opens to an amazing upgraded, custom patio & yard. The gourmet kitchen features an oversized island & is equipped w/ professional appliances (Viking range, Subzero, wine cooler), quartz counters, 2 beautiful Currey & Co hanging lights - BUT the handmade/hand-cut tile backsplash is the star in this kitchen! The family room features custom built-in cabinets & bookcases that flank the fireplace. Through the French doors you are greeted w/ a lush, landscaped backyard complete w/ a fire pit & fireplace perfect for entertaining & a custom built-in outdoor kitchen w/ BBQ, warming drawer & kegerator! The large formal dining room opens to the living room. The main floor bedroom is currently being repurposed as an office. The upper level leads you to the spacious master sanctuary w/ vaulted ceilings, his & her closets, Carrera [sic] marble fireplace & an intimate sitting area. The master bath features Carrera [sic] marble, freestanding tub, Washlet toilet, & large rain shower w/ built-in bench. The front bedroom overlooks a canopy of trees & features a vaulted ceiling & en-suite bathroom. There are 2 other bedrooms down the hall that share a jack-and-jill bathroom. Other features include: Central AC, landscape lighting, skylights & much more!"

717 31st begins at $4.249M and is open Sat. 1-3pm & Sun. 2-5pm.

East Manhattan Beach

1300 1st1300 1st Street Manhattan Beach CA (5br/4ba, 3615 sqft.) is a fairly typical, largely original late-90s Mediterranean on a corner lot at Meadows. We found the family room at the back surprisingly small, and the first-floor "bedroom" lacking both a closet and bathroom with tub or shower. (You'd have to go upstairs.) It serves better as a modest office space.

For essentially the same price ($2.389M), a recent sale at 1812 8th offered a comparably sized home with a superior floorplan and 7500 sqft. lot. (At 1300 1st, the 5000 sqft. lot results in a smallish, paved backyard only.)

More from the official description:

"Mediterranean-style, newer [sic] construction home on a corner lot in a quiet Manhattan Beach neighborhood. Open, bright, cathedral ceilings and tons of windows providing natural light, formal living area with a sparkling crystal chandelier and a warm fireplace. Formal dining rm boasts herringbone travertine tiles. Entertainer's dream kitchen has an island stove, granite counters, Jenn-aire stainless steel appliances with a double convection oven. Enjoy your morning coffee in the breakfast nook while taking in the lush view of the backyard. Family room includes a fireplace and french doors leading to the private backyard complete with fruit trees. Main floor bedroom is perfect as a guest room/office/den. Upstairs is the Master suite with private balcony, cozy fireplace, walk-in closet, master bath with jetted tub. All bedrooms upstairs have vaulted ceilings and are generously spaced. Travertine and maple hardwood flooring throughout."

1300 1st begins at $2.395M and is open Sat. & Sun. 2-4pm.

12 Cayman Ct.12 CAyman Court Manhattan Beach CA (2br/3ba, 1560 sqft.) is an upgraded 2br Plan 2 TH in the Village. Per the official description:

"There is over 1,550 sq feet of living space as well as ample outdoor space to enjoy. The kitchen and baths have been updated as well as the custom stone floors and unique fireplace Mural... 'The Village' as it is affectionately known, is famous for its convenience and focus on lifestyle. With amenities such as playgrounds, parks, manicured grounds, multiple pools and private jacuzzis, 24 hour manned security, direct and private access to the upscaled and recently revitalized and vibrant Manhattan Village shopping center and mall."

12 Cayman Ct. begins at $1.088M and is open Sat. & Sun. 2-4pm.

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