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.)

Sitting On A 50’ X 102’ Lot, One Is Greeted By ...

OPEN HOUSE

1812 Marine Avenue

Manhattan Beach, CA

  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • 1,938 SqFt.
  • 5,077 Lot

$1,775,000

Active

DOM: 1

Price:
$1,775,000
BR/BA:
4br / 3ba
Sq. ft.:
1,938
Area:
146 - Manhattan Bch Heights/Lib Vlg
City:
Manhattan Beach
DOM:
1
ADDRESS BD/BA SQFT LOT PRICE $PSF DOM START $ START
Address 1812 Marine Avenue BD/BA 4br/3ba SQFT 1938 sqft LOT 5077 PRICE $1,775,000 $PSF $916 DOM 1 DOM START $ $1,775,000 START 05/18/22
Address 113 S Aviation Boulevard BD/BA 4br/4ba SQFT 2248 sqft LOT 5301 PRICE $1,949,000 $PSF $867 DOM 1 DOM START $ $1,949,000 START 05/18/22
Address 214 El Porto Street BD/BA 1br/2ba SQFT 480 sqft LOT 1480 PRICE $1,599,000 $PSF $3,331 DOM 19 DOM START $ $1,599,000 START 04/30/22
Address 613 Aviation Way BD/BA 3br/3ba SQFT 1850 sqft LOT 7490 PRICE $1,740,000 $PSF $941 DOM 28 DOM START $ $1,659,000 START 04/21/22

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