Weekend Opens (9/15-9/16/18)

By Dave Fratello | September 15th, 2018

A giant outburst of new inventory? No, not yet.

We do see 105 active listings, most in a while, and 47 listings holding open houses. (Lucky 47!) But the number of debuts is small this week.

Dave was running a broker's open for an off-market listing Friday, so we missed the broker previews on the listings below. (You can email Dave to hear more about the off-market listing.)

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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

508 Rosecrans508 Rosecrans Avenue Manhattan Beach CA (4br/3ba, 3010 sqft.) is a lot of home for the money west of PCH Sepulveda.

A frequent complaint from buyers is about the dearth of quality family homes west of the highway under $2M. Here you go, $51K under $2M, with a home that ticks that box and a few others: 4br, 3000+ sqft. and remodeled.

We sold a substantially smaller home at 558 Rosecrans (3br/3ba, 1875 sqft.) for $1.750M. At this similar address (508) you get 1200 sqft. more for $200K.

508 Rosecrans Avenue Manhattan Beach CAOf course, it's Rosecrans. In this case, a section that looks across trees to the (quiet) tank farm area of the refinery across the way. You don't have to cross a street to walk to the local taco shop and it's close to both the beach and Grandview Elementary. That's a lot of pluses.

From the official description:

"[C]ustom remodeled home ... streaming sunlight into every room, seamless living with 3 separate and distinct areas for formal living, family room, den, office or playroom. Each room is adorned with vaulted or high ceilings, designer light fixtures and beautiful stone. Downstairs are two large bedrooms with a huge shared bath surrounding a private courtyard area, just down the hall from the family room/den/playroom with custom cabinets and Perlick wine fridge. Upstairs are two more living areas complete with wood burning fireplaces that are perfect for formal living, casual family time, an office, gym or playroom. In addition, the gourmet dream kitchen opens to the living space and contains Viking stove, Jenn Air microwave and oven, Bosch dishwasher, Rohl faucets, Shaw Farm sink, Carrera marble and glass door Sub Zero along with Uline wine fridge. The master and another bedroom also grace this level with two baths. The master suite contains large walk in closet, and bath with a specialty spa tub and designer tile. There are three decks, one off the front for enjoying the sunset, one in the middle for dining al fresco and one off the master for private contemplation. The roof deck above allows for tree top views."

508 Rosecrans begins at $1.949M and is open Sat. 2-4pm.

814 Highland814 Highland Avenue Manhattan Beach CA (4br/4ba, 2600 sqft.) is a newer townhome sold in July 2016 for $3.800M.

Subsequently it's been furnished with an expert designer's touch, and it could be sold furnished, also.

Ocean views, a close-to-town location, a newer property... That's enough to suit a lot of potential buyers.

"Beautiful Town Home in a perfect location close to the beach and all the fabulous restaurants and shopping that downtown Manhattan Beach has to offer. 4 bedrooms; 3.5 baths; 3 stop elevator; stylish, high end finishes and hardwood floors throughout. Amazing views from the patio located off the huge living area. Located in prestigious Robinson Elementary School district Beach living at its best!!"

814 Highland begins at $4.299M and is open Sat. & Sun. 2-4pm.

Tree Section

3201 Pine3201 Pine Avenue Manhattan Beach CA (5br/4ba, 3260 sqft.) is a 2003-built Cape Cod that tried the market a couple of years ago looking too much like 2003 and not current enough.

They've fixed that. After a designer-type remodel, you have a greatly upgraded/modernized kitchen, nice master bath and plenty of other special details all around.

More from the official description:

3201 Pine Avenue Manhattan Beach CA"This outstanding property has been updated/upgraded with a contemporary coastal color palette and designer selections throughout. The curb appeal starts with the flagstone walk way, groomed gardens, and a charming Dutch door entryway. Soaring two-story ceilings draw in natural light and offer a dramatic setting in the formal areas. The dining room features crisp, white wainscoting and patterned floor inlay details. The dining room effortlessly connects to the kitchen by way of a butler's pantry with refrigerated wine storage. The custom kitchen centers around an over-sized Calacatta marble topped island. The kitchen is finished with a high end appliance package with brands such as Thermador, Kitchen Aid & Bosch. A cheerful breakfast nook, a sun-filled family room and the kitchen all enjoy a seamless feel that opens direct to the private backyard retreat. Marble slab faced fireplaces, plantation shutters, window seating and display shelving, zoned central A/C, and a bonus garage workspace are just some of the many finer details. The custom hardscaped backyard is designed for ideal entertaining. Enjoy cool beach evenings as guests gather around a cozy fire and dine under a vine covered trellis. All bedrooms are located on the upper level along with the laundry. The master retreat enjoys high vaulted ceilings, a private fireplace, balcony and walk-in closet. The remaining bedrooms each share Jack and Jill bathrooms and the 5th bedroom/office option enjoys a large walk-out deck."

3201 Pine begins at $3.100M and is open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm.

East Manhattan Beach

1147 2nd1147 2nd Street Manhattan Beach CA (4br/2ba, 1845 sqft.) is an expanded cottage with a 2nd story, but not much yard overall (the side yard is mostly a driveway. More from the official description:

"This home is located in an excellent family-oriented neighborhood in Manhattan Beach and is not far from Mira Costa High School. This beautiful home is approximately 1,845 sqft on a 6,252 sqft lot and offers 4 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. The home is in great condition and ready to move into. In the kitchen, there is lots of storage space for the home cook and also granite counter tops. There are hardwood floors throughout the home as well as carpet in some bedrooms. The large backyard is also where the driveway and garage are located and provide a perfect place for outdoor entertainment and children to play. Part of the driveway is also covered for use as a covered patio."

1147 2nd begins at $1.650M and is open Sat. & Sun. 2-4pm.


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