Recent MB Sales Under $2M

By Dave Fratello | November 28th, 2016

Want a livable Manhattan Beach home for under $2M?

It can be done. Just adjust your expectations properly. Here are just a few recent sales just under that magic number, each in different parts of town.

In East Manhattan, the sale we're looking at is 1731 9th Street Manhattan Beach CA1731 9th (4br/3ba, 2300 sqft.). It's a 1970s build with updates that are more like 7-8 years old.

The home's pretty far east, but boasts a full-size (7500 sqft.) lot, which is one of the big reasons people go east.

Though the listing sold within about 10 days, they kept it in "backup offer" status nearly until it closed. In that status (the wording is now "Active Under Contract"), the listing accrued Days on Market up until the day of closing, totaling 77 DOM.

It sold technically over asking (by $1,000) at $1.950M.

316 31st Street Manhattan Beach CABy the beach, it was 316 31st (2br/3ba, 1325 sqft.). 

This boxy, custom remodeled 1960s house is on a corner and gets some views. (Sorry, "stellar" views, per the listing.)

Inside, it's all high-style and spare modern. Polished concrete floors. Nice woods. The occasional burst of bold colors.

Asking was $1.899M; it sold quickly for just a bit less: $1.850M.

509 N Dianthus Street Manhattan Beach CAIn the Hill Section, it's 509 N. Dianthus (4br/3ba, 2150 sqft.) that has just closed under $2M.

This is actually the 4th sale in 7 years for 509 Dianthus. It has a way of selling, and selling, and selling. Each owner puts a little more into it.

The tall and skinny home with city views was actually listed 3 times this year: In Spring, Summer and Fall, with the highest asking price being $2.099M.

Closed price in mid-November: $1.875M.

Meantime, in the Tree Section, it's slim pickings. 

Try to find a livable family home under $2M in the Trees... hard.

Our search turned up mostly lot sales and homes with major location issues. 

716 Rosecrans Avenue Manhattan Beach CAFor an example, though, we're pointing to one of our faves: 716 Rosecrans (3br/2ba, 1500 sqft.).

This one's got nearly a double lot at 5700+ sqft. (typical Rosecrans lots are closer to 3000 sqft.).

That means a surprising feeling of space for a modestly sized home, redone with truly inspired style. The result is an open, crisp, bright home with good views and a feeling of being "set back" away from neighbors, Rosecrans and the world.

Location along Rosecrans seems pretty favorable (it's all relative), with trees planted on a berm across the way, mitigating the industrial reality on the other side.

Asking was $1.429M, and they had one of those old-fashioned bidding wars, with the price jumping to $1.475M.

We ran a similar post back in April that may be fun to go see again now: "What Around $2M Has Bought Recently."

Want to see every home now offered in MB under $2M? See below. (Email subscribers may need to click this link to see a list in a browser.)

ADDRESS BD/BA SQFT LOT PRICE $PSF DOM START $ START
Address 1813 Lynngrove Drive BD/BA 2br/1ba SQFT 1215 sqft LOT 5365 PRICE $1,350,000 $PSF $1,111 DOM 0 DOM START $ $1,350,000 START 01/17/19
Address 2801 N Valley Drive BD/BA 2br/1ba SQFT 985 sqft LOT 2453 PRICE $1,349,000 $PSF $1,370 DOM 0 DOM START $ $1,349,000 START 01/16/19
Address 18 E Sausalito Circle BD/BA 3br/3ba SQFT 2045 sqft LOT 3600 PRICE $1,549,000 $PSF $757 DOM 5 DOM START $ $1,549,000 START 01/10/19
Address 3600 Pine Avenue BD/BA 4br/2ba SQFT 1550 sqft LOT 4640 PRICE $1,764,000 $PSF $1,138 DOM 6 DOM START $ $1,764,000 START 01/10/19
Address 27 Fairway Drive BD/BA 3br/3ba SQFT 2064 sqft LOT 2569 PRICE $1,675,000 $PSF $812 DOM 6 DOM START $ $1,675,000 START 01/10/19
Address 1510 Voorhees Avenue BD/BA 3br/2ba SQFT 1374 sqft LOT 7496 PRICE $1,749,000 $PSF $1,273 DOM 6 DOM START $ $1,749,000 START 01/10/19
Address 1501 Artesia Boulevard 1 BD/BA 2br/3ba SQFT 1193 sqft LOT 11365 PRICE $899,000 $PSF $754 DOM 13 DOM START $ $899,000 START 01/03/19
Address 428 36th Street BD/BA 2br/1ba SQFT 1000 sqft LOT 2702 PRICE $1,799,000 $PSF $1,799 DOM 20 DOM START $ $1,799,000 START 12/27/18
Address 1151 N Meadows Avenue BD/BA 4br/3ba SQFT 1750 sqft LOT 5001 PRICE $1,795,000 $PSF $1,026 DOM 20 DOM START $ $1,795,000 START 12/27/18
Address 1713 Wendy Way BD/BA 2br/1ba SQFT 964 sqft LOT 5401 PRICE $1,299,995 $PSF $1,349 DOM 24 DOM START $ $1,349,990 START 12/23/18
Address 1012 Rosecrans Avenue BD/BA 3br/1ba SQFT 1319 sqft LOT 4879 PRICE $1,480,000 $PSF $1,122 DOM 43 DOM START $ $1,490,000 START 12/04/18
Address 1148 Elm Avenue BD/BA 3br/2ba SQFT 1678 sqft LOT 4477 PRICE $1,799,500 $PSF $1,072 DOM 51 DOM START $ $1,799,500 START 11/09/18
Address 3620 N Poinsettia Avenue BD/BA 3br/2ba SQFT 1350 sqft LOT 5312 PRICE $1,499,000 $PSF $1,110 DOM 54 DOM START $ $1,499,000 START 11/23/18
Address 1150 Manzanita Lane BD/BA 3br/2ba SQFT 1489 sqft LOT 6067 PRICE $1,365,000 $PSF $917 DOM 56 DOM START $ $1,450,000 START 11/07/18
Address 707 S Redondo Avenue BD/BA 3br/2ba SQFT 1559 sqft LOT 7500 PRICE $1,495,000 $PSF $959 DOM 57 DOM START $ $1,599,000 START 11/20/18
Address 1426 Marine Avenue BD/BA 2br/1ba SQFT 838 sqft LOT 6023 PRICE $1,299,000 $PSF $1,550 DOM 63 DOM START $ $1,400,000 START 11/15/18
Address 1317 Gates Avenue BD/BA 3br/2ba SQFT 1518 sqft LOT 5098 PRICE $1,429,999 $PSF $942 DOM 72 DOM START $ $1,475,000 START 11/06/18
Address 311 Aviation Place BD/BA 3br/3ba SQFT 1747 sqft LOT 59679 PRICE $1,075,000 $PSF $615 DOM 77 DOM START $ $1,075,000 START 11/01/18
Address 27 Coronado Court BD/BA 2br/3ba SQFT 1583 sqft LOT 1884 PRICE $1,350,000 $PSF $853 DOM 105 DOM START $ $1,395,000 START 10/03/18
Address 1760 Marine Avenue BD/BA 3br/2ba SQFT 1147 sqft LOT 4993 PRICE $1,495,000 $PSF $1,303 DOM 105 DOM START $ $1,595,000 START 10/03/18
Address 30 Monterey Court BD/BA 2br/2ba SQFT 1474 sqft LOT 1703 PRICE $1,098,000 $PSF $745 DOM 170 DOM START $ $1,150,000 START 06/21/18

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