Weekend Opens (9/21-9/22/19)

By Dave Fratello | September 21st, 2019

Another busy weekend, enjoy it if you're house-hunting.

We'll have our 933 28th listing open Sunday 2-4pm.

There's plenty more out there, too (see our reviews below).

221 19th Street Manhattan Beach CANot open, but really spectacular to look at, is 221 19th (6br/7ba, 5650 sqft.), a new walkstreet modern west of Highland. Big views (currently) plus a great sense of style in something of a soft-modern style. (Asking: $10M.) If you're inclined to see it in person, call or email Dave!

Our video this week features 1756 10th, 625 Marine and more that are open, plus some that aren't, like 524 24th, 221 19th:

Email subscribers may need to use this link to see the video.

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.

Tree Section

625 Marine625 Marine Avenue Manhattan Beach CA (3br/2ba, 1200 sqft.) is a cute and updated cottage, now 1 of 4 spread around the Tree Section.

If you don't need too much space, like a little throwback o.g. Manhattan Beach flavor, suddenly you've got choices. (Two more cottages follow this listing in our weekend reviews; one is Dave's listing at 933 28th.)

625 Marine Avenue Manhattan Beach CAHere the front of the home features the common spaces, with the kitchen opened up a bit to be part of the room. Bedrooms are all in back. Baths and kitchen show fairly recent upgrades.

625 Marine Avenue Manhattan Beach CAThere's a quaint, paved backyard entertaining area and, as often happens with smaller homes, the garage is now being used as an extra den.

More from the official description:

"Conveniently located in the tree section, this home lives up to the name with its charming 'secret garden-esque' landscaping. Brick and pebble footpaths lead down the long driveway and up to the front porch. Inside, the living and kitchen area are open to one another, creating a perfect environment for entertaining. The updated kitchen features high ceilings, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, bright bay window, walk-in pantry, breakfast bar, and a beautiful farmhouse sink. Dual sets of french doors lead outside to an inviting, private front patio. Further amenities include hardwood flooring, large windows, and built-ins. A charismatic brick fireplace separates the living area from the rear of the home, featuring all three bedrooms, including the master suite with access to the spacious backyard oasis. ... A sizeable shed and two car garage with built-in bar provide ample space for storage."

625 Marine begins at $2.199M and is open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm.

933 28th933 28th Street Manhattan Beach CA (3br/2ba, 1320 sqft.) is Dave's and the Edge team's new listing of a remodeled cottage in a quiet spot near the greenbelt.

If you've never heard of 28th St. before, that's OK. There are only a few houses on this little spur off of Ardmore. It's almost a "secret street."

933 28th Street Manhattan Beach CAThe #1 reaction we've experienced so far to the home is "cute!" We also hear people say that it seems bigger than the stated 1300+ sqft., but you be the judge. One reason for that feeling is probably the fact that the home features two separate living areas, one in front and one in back opening to the yard. In this size of a home, often there's only one common room.

933 28th Street Manhattan Beach CAAs we have observed here more than once, as much as we all love big, new homes with smashing design, there's a lot to love about the original cottages that have been expanded and updated along the way, refreshing the neighborhood rather than replacing it wholesale. This is one of those great little places with character and, not incidentally, just about the lowest price in the Tree Section for a move-in-ready home.

Here's our official description:

933 28th Street Manhattan Beach CA"Storybook charmer in the Tree Section! Tucked away on a quiet, ultra-low-traffic street, this lovely cottage offers a remodeled kitchen, beautiful hardwood floors, bright living spaces in front and in back and a nice backyard wrapped in blooming bougainvillea. Enjoy a separate, private master suite over the garage. With its welcoming Dutch door, bay window, French doors, fresh paint, wonderful new kitchen counters and subway-tile backsplash, this home has both style and upside. Just steps to the greenbelt and walkable to the beach, downtown MB, The Point and the new Manhattan Village. Family room/den opening to backyard could serve as a 4th bedroom. New garage doors. This clean, fresh and move-in-ready home is just waiting for you to make it yours."

933 28th is at $1.799M and is open Sun. 2-4pm.

505 17th505 17th Street Manhattan Beach CA (2br/3ba, 1670 sqft.) is just a 2br home on a corner lot at Ardmore but at the entryway to one of the super-prime streets of the Trees, the cul-de-sac street at 17th.

Boasting both front and rear living rooms, this one also offers the surprise of a crystal-clear pool and cabana.

505 17th Street Manhattan Beach CAThe recent remodel is pitch-perfect, adding completely modern updates in a classic, beachy style.

More from the official description:

505 17th Street Manhattan Beach CA"The perfect Manhattan Beach one level home rarely comes along. Located in the prestigious American Martyrs Section this 130 foot deep lot (btv) offers outdoor space not found at this price point. Walk to the Beach, Downtown Shops, Parks, Schools, Jogging path, and Tennis courts from this resort style home. This property is right out of Coastal Living Magazine. Features include: Gourmet Kitchen with center island and all high end stainless steel appliances, new cabinets, and opens to a comfortable family room with a classic fireplace setting. Complete with Large Master Suite with dual sink vanity, soaking tub, and separate glass enclosed steam shower, and walk in closet. Wide plank Oak Hardwood floors throughout give this home a timeless feel. The living room with antique paver flooring is highlighted by nano folding doors that open to the resort style pool area.  The fully remodeled backyard takes this home to the next level with all new hardscaping around an inviting pool with Cabana. Do not miss the custom built in outdoor kitchen complete with stainless steel BBQ, Sink, Fridge and Cook Top. The pool area offers a detached Cabana with large Flat Screen TV, an outdoor shower and 3/4 bathroom."

505 17th begins at $2.499M and is open Sat. & Sun. 2-4pm.

2818 Ardmore 2818 N Ardmore Avenue Manhattan Beach CA(5br/5ba, 3500 sqft.) is, per the official description:

"Refreshed 2001 home with greenbelt views w/front & backyard. This home sits on an extra wide lot in the trees with its 50' of frontage making the home feel larger than most in the trees. Step in to the formal entry way with its roughly 18' ceiling, in to a formal living room w/dual sided fireplace shared w/formal dining room."

2818 N Ardmore Avenue Manhattan Beach CA"En suite main level bedroom w/walk in closet for guests, nanny,.... Freshly painted both inside & out along w/all the hickory wood floors sanded down to its natural color. Travertine tile in hallway & kitchen/dining/bathroom but the rest of the home has beautiful refinished hickory wood floors. The width of this home allows for a larger living area leading out to a extra wide back yard. The kitchen features informal eating area, stainless steel appliances, large island, and freshly painted cabinets. Butlers pantry between the formal dining room & kitchen allows for easy serving for the holidays. Upstairs you will find an oversized master bedroom w/vaulted ceilings & walk in closet and deck overlooking back yard. All bedrooms feel bright & roomy. Central A/C for those hotter days."

2818 Ardmore begins at $2.799M and is open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm.

Sand Section

3419 Bayview3419 Bayview Drive Manhattan Beach CA (4br/4ba, 3385 sqft.) is a unique, well-positioned Spanish home on a walkstreet corner with big views.

3419 Bayview Drive Manhattan Beach CAThe layout's a bit unusual across 3 levels, with a midfloor master and 2br below, then a 4th bedroom/office on the top floor in back. All common spaces are open on the top/3rd level, and there are very good, unblockable ocean views from each corner in front where french doors open to the front deck.

The home sports a 1989 build date and perhaps some upgrades since then, including recently new carpet, though overall the home has some rough edges. The listing calls it both "turnkey livable" and speaks of unlimited "remodeling options."

3419 Bayview Drive Manhattan Beach CA"There are so few lots in the Manhattan Beach Sand Section west of Highland Ave. that offer unobstructable panoramic whitewater ocean views. There are even fewer still that are located on a Walk Street corner lot. This classically styled Spanish home on an oversized 'half' lot which is 33' x 56.5', results in a home that is 3,385 sq ft with 4 Bedrooms and 4 Baths, including a master suite with soaring beamed ceilings that are 12 feet tall! The living area is on the top floor of course, taking full advantage of those unimaginably breathtaking views. The Island kitchen with granite counters, spacious breakfast nook and dining area are all highlighted by hickory pecan plank flooring and walls of glass drinking in the views. Although turnkey livable, this property's remodeling options are limited only by the imagination. With great workable bones and a classic exterior, this amazing corner walk street home offers some of the best views in Manhattan Beach."

3419 Bayview begins at $4.300M and is open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm.

3317 Vista3317 Vista Drive Manhattan Beach CA (5br/5ba, 2450 sqft.) is a remodeled TH. Per the official description:

"One of a kind 5 bedroom oceanview sand section beach home. Extensively remodeled by current owner in 2015, turnkey condition. This beach home is great for a growing family with three bedrooms (all with ensuite bathrooms) on one level, two bedrooms are downstairs, currently used as guest quarters with separate entrance and built-in kitchenette. Perfect for entertaining your family and guests, upstairs features spacious living room with fireplace, formal dining room, new exterior white stucco, state of the art Kitchen has it all! Beautiful oceanview from living area and oceanview deck. Owner added tons of storage throughout, Russian white oak floors. Kitchen features a PH water filtration system. Pet friendly with enclosed dog run and built-in dog door."

3317 Vista begins at $3.198M and is open Sat. & Sun. 2-4pm.

East MB

26 Fairway26 Fairway Drive Manhattan Beach CA (4br/3ba, 2400 sqft.) is a very remodeled townhome on the golf course.

The floorplan is one of the most sought-after, not only a Plan 8 with the master on the main floor, but an "8F" which adds a dedicated office space upstairs. (Or is that a bedroom?)

26 Fairway Drive Manhattan Beach CAKitchen and master bath are modernized, as is flooring. Upstairs spaces are upgraded, also, but feature carpeting.

That spot on the golf course is just about perfect. The back patio looks out over the course but is situated to avoid much direct sun.

From the official description:

26 Fairway Drive Manhattan Beach CA"You will love coming home to tree lined streets and clear skies (no powerlines) to this beautifully renovated 4 bedroom/3 bath home that resides in the heart of the development. This highly desired '8F' pan [sic] features formal living room with vaulted ceilings, 2 story custom fireplace, and delightfully spacious dining room. The open kitchen & family room with French doors pours out to the beautiful patio & pergola where you will enjoy serene and scenic views of trees, lake, ducks and golf course. Any chef will enjoy making their edible creations in this dream kitchen with quartz counter tops, GE Profile appliances and custom cabinetry. When it's time to retire for the day, you will enjoy your lower level master suite and en-suite, where you will want to light a few candles and let the worries of the day wither away while relaxing in your luxurious soaking tub. This spacious home features a second floor that features 3 large bedrooms & bonus (office/exercise/reading) room and full bath. This community has it all with two pools, multiple jacuzzis, local access to parks, tennis, golf, award winning schools..."

26 Fairway begins at $1.999M and is open Sat. & Sun. 1-5pm.

1756 10th1756 10th Street Manhattan Beach CA (5br/5ba, 4200 sqft.) is a 2000-built custom Spanish on an unusual 10,000 sqft. square lot on a corner.

Very nice floorplan, sizable yard with pool. Master suite has a pleasant balcony overlooking treetops and the pool.

1756 10th Street Manhattan Beach CAFrom the official description:

1756 10th Street Manhattan Beach CA"Situated on a 100x100 lot, this hacienda ... is an unbelievable experience. The grounds are soothing as it features a swimming pool, an elevated spa, a large lawn playing-dining area with tall-sweeping greenery for privacy. And, the view of the magnificent yard from the master balcony, located on the north wing of the estate, is so serene you will want to spend time there. But then, you realize, there's more, a lot more. There's an upstairs loft living room with built-in bookcases, a dedicated living room with fireplace, a distinctive 12 person formal dining room, butler's pantry, walk-in wine cellar, as well as an absolutely beautiful and open great room-kitchen. The east wing of the residence has 3 more upstairs bedrooms far enough away giving more discretion to the master suite."

1756 10th begins at $3.550M and is open Sat. & Sun. 2-4pm.


1131 8th1131 8th Street Manhattan Beach CA (5br/6ba, 4400 sqft.) was a frequent flyer on the MLS through 2014-17, when it finally sold.

List prices ranged from as high as $4.000M, to a low of $2.729M right before it closed for $2.600M in April '17.

It's back now at a big markup, $3.475M, which was about the asking price in mid-2016, before more cuts.

1131 8th Street Manhattan Beach CABased on the relative newness of the home (2015 build), home size and lush pool backyard, it looks like it should sell high. A busy street appears to hold it back. We'll see this time.

From the official description:

1131 8th Street Manhattan Beach CA"Elegant, Coastal Mediterranean Home! This home feels like new construction and in pristine condition. It offers 5 spacious bedrooms w/ wood floors, each w/ en-suite baths (1 bedroom is downstairs). You are greeted by grand 20-foot high ceiling living room, with show-stopper curved wrought iron staircase. This room is light and bright with beautiful architecture. The dining room has gorgeous venetian floors which open up to a charming courtyard with a lovely olive tree and a soothing water fountain. A luxury kitchen for passionate cooks, island, sub-zero refrigerator, thermador professional grade stove 6 burners/grill, double oven, & cabinets with custom pull outs. The kitchen opens to the family room & backyard! Romantic master suite w/ fireplace, pool view, master bath offers state of the art steam shower/wet sauna, jacuzzi tub, & his/her walk in closets. The backyard is made for fun family gatherings w/ a refreshing infinity edge salt-water pool, waterfalls, lighting, spa, fire pit, gazebo, & built in bbq. Brand new landscape includes fruit trees (lemon, apple, pomegranate, orange, blueberry), vegetable garden, low maintenance turf yard space perfect for kids & pets. High-end features: imported Italian marble floors, green onyx marble accents that resemble jade for that zen feeling, coffered ceilings, 3 car-garage, A/C and surround sound system."

1131 8th begins at $3.475M and is open Sat. & Sun. 2-4pm.

1617 Chestnut1617 Chestnut Avenue Manhattan Beach CA (5br/5ba, 4345 sqft.) is, per the description:

"Built in 2002, this classic grand mediterranean style property is ideal for large or growing families looking to call Manhattan Beach their home. Just steps from award winning schools, public pools and parks...this property has it all. ... [Y]ou can feel that space and comfort is never an issue, especially with 4 spacious bedrooms + office on the second level and an additional nanny/in-law suite on the main level. The open kitchen features large center island, granite counters, beautiful stainless steel appliances--including a Viking 6-burner range. The large family room with gorgeous wood floors, has double doors that open to rear yard...making it perfect for entertaining or catching some of that ocean breeze."

1617 Chestnut begins at $2.650M and is open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm.


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