Sunday Opens (8/18/19)

By Dave Fratello | August 18th, 2019

avp-manhattan-beach-aug17-19Is there something going on downtown?

Oh, yeah! (Photo courtesy of AVP.)

Welcome to out-of-town visitors and locals alike enjoying the weekend's competition.

Get just a little bit outside the downtown core, and you may find there's plenty of real estate to see.

If you're thinking about staying, here's our guide to the latest listings.

Our video this week features the stunning new townhomes at 216 Marine/217 21st Place, a warm modern at 328 19th, 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 and Edge.

Sand Section

216 Marine Manhattan Beach CA216 Marine / 217 21st Place (3br/4ba, 1950 sqft. & 3br/4ba, 1960 sqft.) are two adjoining new construction townhomes with considerable views. (And a shared wall between.)

216 Marine Manhattan Beach CAIn style, they're familiar, with the beachy-modern "coastal plantation" look. In detail, they're a cut above, with particularly nice choices of materials for counters, lighting and cabinetry. High style with staying power.

The floorplans for each unit mirror each other, with little to no variation. So if you see one, you've seen the other, just with different vantage points for the views.

Picking a favorite is actually a bit of a challenge.

216 Marine Manhattan Beach CAThe rear (alley) unit on 21st Place is $150K less pricey, but has the more coveted south-facing ocean views, including the pier. The front unit's position on Marine offers perhaps bigger views, as Marine is a wide street, putting homes across the way a bit further away. As we visited, we saw Santa Monica and Malibu, pretty interesting views from MB.

Ocean views, in general, are huge, because the two buildings in front are not at maximum height. The well-cared-for building directly in front has a brand-new roof and seems not to be going anywhere any time soon. That would be nice. The 180-degree view of blue is a nice asset for each of these new townhomes.

216 Marine Manhattan Beach CAMore from the official description:

"Stunning New Construction Coastal Plantation Townhome ... showcasing stunning 180-degree ocean views from Malibu to Catalina and Palos Verdes from the entire top floor and Master bedroom... 3 bedrooms each with their own ensuite bathroom and a top floor powder room. A romantic master suite features a luxurious bathroom & walk-in closet. Stylish kitchen with Bianco Lasa Covelano marble countertop and Stainless Steel Thermador appliances. Filled with natural light via skylights and bi-folding door systems. Control 4 system with wiring for lights, audio/visual systems, security, Central Air Conditioning, electronic shades (top floor) and 3 stop Dumbwaiter. High-end finishes and attention to detail throughout. Just one block to the beach surf and sand, walking distance to downtown Manhattan Beach famous restaurants and shops."

216 Marine / 217 21st Place begin at $4.100M / $3.950M and are open Sun. 1-4pm.

328 19th328 19th Street Manhattan Beach CA (5br/5ba, 4100 sqft.) is a warm modern high up a quiet walkstreet near downtown.

Sporting a 2010 build date, the home enjoys seemingly protected northern views, thanks to a drop in the hill toward the north and west.

328 19th Street Manhattan Beach CAThe top floor features an open kitchen/great room and plenty of light and wood. In back, there's a comfy family room featuring a wet bar, opening to a private back deck area with fireplace.

328 19th Street Manhattan Beach CAAmong the 5br, the distribution includes 2 smaller bedrooms on the first floor, which also features a concrete-floor den opening to the walkstreet patio. There's a deep 4-car garage.

The middle floor has the master plus one bedroom suite, then separate guest unit with bedroom, kitchen and living space. The unit has its own separate entrance and stairs down to the back of the home, and presumably could serve as a rental unit.

More from the official description:

328 19th Street Manhattan Beach CA"Located in one of the most sought after neighborhoods in Southern California, this captivating contemporary residence sits on a prestigious walk street in the coveted sand section of Manhattan Beach... [T]he five bedroom, five bath estate exudes a modern sophistication born from its clean lines and thoughtful mix of materials including mahogany, walnut, Venetian plaster, steel and glass. The tasteful use of hand selected Ann Sacks tile adorns the open kitchen, which is sure to be the center point for entertaining. Be the envy of chefs with professional Sub Zero and Wolf appliances. Fit with sleek yet warm mahogany cabinets, the kitchen is as exquisite as it is practical. A large ocean-facing balcony, art niches and an inviting outdoor gathering space elevate this lavish space. The mid-level of the home provides the master suite featuring ocean views, walk-in closet, and master bath with calming tones of Ann Sacks tile, wood & marble. Designed for versatility, the mid-level also features a living space that can serve as a guest suite, complete with a full kitchen, bathroom, private entrance, and balcony. The walk-street front patio is perfect for year-round entertaining."

328 19th begins at $5.795M and is open Sun. 1-4pm.

Tree Section

742 27th Street Manhattan Beach CA742 27th (4br/4ba, 3550 sqft.) is a late-80s Cape Cod on a prime street that benefits from a gorgeous, custom remodel.

Unlike some homes of the era, which lack an en suite bedroom upstairs, this one does feature one (in front), while two bedrooms share a hallway bath.

The master suite features high ceilings and a separate room for use as an office, workout room or similar.

More from the official description:

"Gorgeous Cape Cod on one of the best Tree Section streets in Manhattan Beach. This pre-ZORP home has 3,500 sq ft of living space, all of which has been recently redesigned and refreshed. The home boasts 4 substantial bedrooms and 3.5 baths with an office/yoga room that could easily be converted into a 5th bedroom if desired. The large master suite includes an exceptionally high ceiling, an enticing sun deck, and a very generous closet. Skylights throughout the upstairs pull in copious amounts of sunlight. The larger than typical lot size- 5,148 sq ft- allows for an ample south-facing backyard, with room enough for a pool. The kitchen features a Viking range, Sub Zero refrigerator, comfortable breakfast nook, gorgeous Calacatta Oro topped island, a sizeable pantry, and bespoke light fixtures. The formal dining room is flanked by a generous family room and spacious living room. Exquisite newly-refinished oak floors are found throughout the home. 3 fireplaces- two on the first floor and one in the master- provide warmth to the home. Walk to the beach, downtown, and award-winning Grand View Elementary. A beautiful home on a picturesque street!"

742 27th begins at $3.099M and is open Sun. 1-3pm.

940 Rosecrans940 Rosecrans Avenue Manhattan Beach CA (5br/4ba, 3200 sqft.) is a sizable, "Spanish inspired" home (per the listing). It had a pretty recent remodel and sold about 18 months ago, in Feb. 2018, for $2.069M.

Since then, the owners appear to have mainly changed out some carpeting for wood flooring, although most of the remodel you'll see now was already in place last year.

940 Rosecrans Avenue Manhattan Beach CAThere's a lot for the money, which is typically the value proposition for homes on Rosecrans.

The floorplan is something like a split level, with stairs straight up from the side entry to a  bedroom/office and bonus room upstairs looking north toward trees on the berms at the refinery. Another set of stairs up brings you to the master suite, which has views to the west and south, away from the refinery. It's a sizable space, though not fully modernized.

940 Rosecrans Avenue Manhattan Beach CADownstairs you find the balance of the bedrooms and, in back, open living spaces with a modern kitchen. There's a decent-sized yard for the Trees.

More from the official description:

940 Rosecrans Avenue Manhattan Beach CA"Spanish inspired beauty! Amazing opportunity to own this 3,209 sq. ft. single family home in the Tree Section! This spacious home features a magnificent formal living and separate dining area, great room with fireplace, updated Chef’s Kitchen, Viking and Subzero appliances. Large master bedroom suite and Jacuzzi tub with separate his and her bathrooms. 4 additional bedrooms PLUS an office and 2 baths (including the 3 beds/2 bath on first floor). Dual pane windows throughout. South facing private backyard perfect for entertaining. Three car garage plus parking in the driveway. This home truly captures the essence of Manhattan Beach living at its finest; located close to award winning schools, beaches, parks, shops and fine restaurants.

940 Rosecrans begins at $2.395M and is open Sun. 1-4pm.


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