Saturday, April 19, 2014
As of Friday, there are 57 active listings in the MLS for
the eight homes reviewed last week three have already accepted offers. Today
there are nine new listings open to the public. Click on the address link for
MLS photos and descriptions. Only one of these is also open on Easter Sunday.
So if there are several that interest you, be sure to start early on Saturday
to allow enough time to see them properly. Manhattan Beach
742 31st St. Open SAT 2-4 ($2,799,000, 5br/4ba, 3600sf, listed by Chad Fahlbusch - NW Real Estate Brokers). Built in 1991, this Tree Section home has a 4,797-square-foot, street-to-street lot. It has a sunken living room, popular at the time. The galley kitchen with a center island is between the dining room and a breakfast nook. The family room is open to the breakfast nook and there is a pass-through window for visibility between the kitchen and family room. The master bath has been updated, other baths have tile counters. There is a small grassy back yard and patio.
22 Chatham Open SAT 1-4 ($2,365,000, 4br/2.5ba, 2944sf, listed by Kerry Dawson - NW Real Estate Brokers). This Manhattan Village Estate Home (Plan 4 floor plan) was built in 1982. The lot is 6,837 square feet. HOA fees are $297 per month. It has central air conditioning and a three-car garage.
537 21st St. Open SAT 1-4 ($2,100,000, 3br/2ba, 1644sf, listed by Dave Caskey - Shorewood Realtors). This Sand Section home, in the Gas Lamp area was built in 1940. It has been remodeled with decorator touches and has an updated kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances. The street-to-alley lot is 2,723 square feet, with a two-car garage off
Outdoor spaces include the front patio, a small covered back patio and a large
sundeck off the master bedroom.
1740 Voorhees Ave. Open SAT & SUN 1-4 ($2,025,000, 5br/3ba, 3529sf, listed by Patricia Haught - Real Estate West). This Mira Costa Section home was built in 1989. Upgrades to the kitchen and baths are more recent. The 7,504-square-foot lot includes a grassy backyard, patio with a built-in barbecue, a play house and an above ground spa.
325 1st St. Open SAT 1-4 ($1,825,000, 3br/3.5ba, 2072sf, listed by Ed Kaminsky - Shorewood Realtors). This South Sand Section home is about a block from
and just a few blocks to the beach. The listing mentions a peek-a-boo ocean
view. The lot is 1,352 square feet. It was built in 1962 and completely rebuilt
in 2005. This home has been on the market three times since 2008 without
selling. If you are considering this home, ask your agent about the price
history. Robinson Elementary School
2616 Pine Ave. Open SAT 1-4 ($1,699,000, 3br/2ba, 1339sf, listed by Dave Caskey - Shorewood Realtors). This property sold in July 2013 for $1,103,000. The single level home has been completely rebuilt from the studs out and construction just finished this month. The Tree Section lot is 4,481 square feet. It has Viking and SubZero appliances in the kitchen. Click here for a pdf listing the special features of this home. Go check it out.
588 Rosecrans Ave. Open SAT 1-4 ($1,549,000, 4br/3.5ba, 2173sf, listed by Sue Murphy & Marie Hoffman - Keller Williams Beach Cities). This two-level Tree Section home was originally built in 1948, but has been extensively remodeled. The 4,325-square-foot, street-to-alley lot faces Rosecrans. A two-car garage is accessed from
36th Place. There is a large guest bedroom with an
attached bath and deck above the garage. Both the master bedroom (upstairs) and
a bedroom on the main level have private bathrooms. Occupants of the second
upstairs bedroom are out of luck. They have to make do with the half bath on
the main level or use one of the bathrooms belonging to the other two bedrooms.
According to the listing description, the "kitchen features pull out
drawers." Last I heard all drawers pull out.
1560 10th St. Open SAT 1-4 ($1,479,000, 4br/3ba, 2400sf, listed by Christa Lyons - Shorewood Realtors). This 3,694-square-foot, corner half lot has
but the house faces Herrin Street.
The original Mira Costa Section home was built in 1959, later a second level
was added. According to an earlier listing, it was "totally updated"
between 2000 and 2004. Also, the garage was converted to living space, so there
is no garage parking. There are hardwood floors in the public rooms on the
entry level and carpets in the bedrooms. The kitchen has ceramic tile counters
and stainless steel appliances. Upstairs the rooms have vaulted, open-beam
ceilings with dormer windows. The children's bedrooms feature additional loft
space. Floor-to-ceiling windows in the master bedroom provide a city view to
the north. The back yard has a large deck and an area with turf. This property
last sold in August 2013 for $1,355,000.
333 8th St. Open SAT 1-4 ($1,200,000, 1br/1ba, 765sf, listed by Dave Caskey & Rebecca Davidson - Shorewood Realtors). This tiny home sits on a landlocked half-lot (1,351 square feet). There is no garage and no access for parking. The walk street home was built in 1935. It has been updated, but should still be considered a fixer. If you commute by bike or taxi, check it out.
Saturday, April 12, 2014
As of Friday, there are 50 active listings in the MLS for
the six homes reviewed last week three have already accepted offers. This
weekend there are eight new listings open to the public. Click on the address
link for MLS photos and descriptions Manhattan Beach
743 29th St. Open SAT & SUN 1-4 ($4,200,000, 5br/3.5+.5ba, 3800sf, listed by Dave Fratello - Confidential Realty). You have got to go see this very unique Tree Section home. The corner, double lot (8,382 square feet) sold three years ago for $1,800,000 and this custom home was built in 2013. I like the hardwood floors borders, covered brick patio off the three-car garage, roll-in shower, double-hung windows and wrap-around porch. The Victorian gingerbread, which looks nice while it is new will be a pain to maintain. Ditto for the butcher block kitchen counters and the myriad of grout lines around the tiny floor tiles in the bathrooms. The back yard has raised garden beds with crushed gravel paths. The detached three-car garage includes a well-lighted workbench. Click here to read a full length description and see a video tour.
124 23rd St. Open SAT & SUN 2-5 ($3,399,000, 3br/3.5ba, 2040sf, listed by
Bob Lane -
Shorewood Realtors). If you are looking for new construction in the Sand
Section with ocean views, go see this brand new, three-level home. It is on a 1,350-square-foot,
half lot at the corner of Manhattan
Ave. and 23rd Street.
You can see in the photo, it is just a block to the beach. On the top level,
folding doors open to extend the living space out onto the large covered balcony.
There is also an ocean-view balcony off the master bedroom. A dumbwaiter
connects the levels.
1457 6th St. Open SUN 1-4 ($3,100,000, 5br/6ba, 4428sf, listed by Dan Ericson - Ericson Beach Real Estate). In the Mira Costa Section, this large family home was built in 2006. The lot is 7,503 square feet. It has an in-ground, salt water spa in the back yard and an outdoor fireplace. There is a three-car garage.
3109 Vista Dr. Open SAT & SUN 2-4 ($2,050,000, 3br/3.5ba, 2406sf, listed by Jane Sager - Re/Max Estate Properties). This two-on-a-lot, detached townhome was built in 2003 by Sexton Homes. It features an elevator and central air conditioning. There is a two-car garage and covered car port. The HOA is inactive with no dues shown.
1120 2nd St. Open SAT & SUN 1-4 ($1,589,000, 4br/5.5ba, 3500sf, listed by Don Dogan - South Bay Brokers). This Mira Costa Section townhome is one of three detached units, right behind commercial property on
Boulevard. It was built in 2007. HOA dues are $265
per month. It has a two-car garage.
1205 Wendy Way Open SAT & SUN 2-4 ($1,349,000, 3br/2ba, 1700sf, listed by Dave Salzman & Carol Glover - NWRE Brokers). This single-level,
home, is another tasteful remodel
by Estates Construction & Development. The house was originally built in
1950. It last sold off market in March 2013 for $748,000, as a two-bedroom,
one-bath fixer. After a quick upgrade, it was listed for sale for about a month
last summer at $959,000. After more thought (and without a quick sale), the
owners decided to make the property more desirable by adding a family room and
master bedroom with a private bath (making the home about 782 square feet
larger). Liberty Village
The new kitchen, baths, landscaping, lighting, windows and plantation shutters make this a move-in ready home. It features hardwood floors and decorator paint colors. The 5,102-square-foot lot is on the "good side" of
Wendy Way, but
only one house away from commercial property and a row of apartments on 12th Street. Go
see this practically new home.
319 36th St. #B Open SAT & SUN 1-4 ($1,299,000, 2br/2.5ba, 1608sf, listed by Shawn Dugan - Real Estate EBroker). This detached, two-on-a-lot townhome is the back unit, which really is at
320 36th Place. The 2,698-square-foot lot is shared by
both units, which were built in 1982. The lowest level has a two-car garage,
laundry room and a bonus room with a closet. On the middle (entry) level, there
are two bedrooms, each with their own bath. One of the bedrooms has been
divided into two smaller rooms, but could be converted back. One of the
bathrooms has a custom tiled tub. The bathroom for the remaining master suite
was remodeled by the current owners. There are ocean views to the north from
the living areas and balcony on the top floor. This property last sold
in March 2013 for $1,214,500.
1713 Harkness St. Open SAT & SUN 2-4 ($1,250,000, 3br/2ba, 1484sf, listed by Colleen & Andy McGuire - Re/Max Estate Properties). This
home was built in 1950 and includes original hardwood flooring. A family room
and second bath were added to the original home. The kitchen has been updated,
but you won't find any granite or stainless steel. The house has been nicely
maintained and you could move right in. The 5,422-square-foot lot includes a
side patio and a grassy back yard. There is a detached two-car garage at the
back of the property. Liberty Village
Friday, April 4, 2014
As of Friday, there are 48 active listings in the MLS for
the 16 homes reviewed last week 5 have already accepted offers. This weekend
there are six new listings open to the public. Click on the address link for MLS
photos and descriptions Manhattan Beach
606 9th St. Open SAT & SUN 2-5 ($6,495,000, 5br/4.5ba, 5000sf, listed by Giovanni & John Altamura - SC Real Estate). This elegant Hill Section home was designed by Louie Tomaro and built in 2000 by Ted Davis. The oversized lot at the corner of
and Ardmore Ave.
is 9,260 square feet. You are just three blocks from the heart of downtown . In the
back yard it has a pool and spa. Living areas are on the top level to take
advantage of the ocean views. It has a three-car garage. Go see it and check
out the mirrored room, the media room and the large office. Manhattan Beach
1821 Pine Ave. Open SAT & SUN 2-5 ($2,395,000, 4br/4.5ba, 3065sf, listed by Giovanni & John
SC Real Estate). Late Friday evening, there was only one exterior photo in the
MLS, so you'll have to visit the open house to see it. The Tree Section lot is 4,480
square feet. The house was built in 1990. Altamura
3504 Palm Ave. Open SAT & SUN 1-4 ($2,199,000, 5br/4ba, 3449sf, listed by Jack & Claire Gillespie - South Bay Brokers). This Tree Section property last sold in May 2012 for $1,570,000. At the asking price, that would indicate annual appreciation of about 18% for the last two years. The current owners replaced the stone floor on the ground level with hardwood. They also removed cement from part of the back yard and installed a grass lawn. The home was built in 1998 and the lot is 4,643 square feet. It is a lovely home. Go see it.
2812 Maple Ave. Open SAT & SUN 2-4 ($2,195,000, 4br/2.5ba, 3602sf, listed by Denise Mazzotta - Shorewood Realtors). This north Tree Section home was built in 1988. It has been nicely updated and is move-in-ready. The lot is 4,640 square feet.
116 Rosecrans Ave. Open SAT & SUN 2-4 ($2,185,000, 3br/3.5ba, 1820sf, listed by Linda Cleland - NW Real Estate Brokers & Bob Lane - Shorewood Realtors). This two-on-a-lot, attached town home was built in 2008. It is just two houses from the beach and has panoramic ocean views. The three-level home has a galley kitchen and designer finishes. HOA fees are shown as $100 per month. It has a two-car garage plus carport and an outdoor shower.
3528 Maple Ave. Open SAT & SUN 1-4 ($1,375,000, 3br/2ba, 1726sf, listed by Barry Host - South Bay Brokers). This home was built in 1947 and has been remodeled. Shouldn't every house have a floor drain in the kitchen? But it needs updating. The 4,644-square-foot lot slopes down toward the back, where a bedroom, bath and bonus room were added beneath the back of the house. The main, single-level house has two bedrooms and one bath. There is no interior access between the two levels. Plumbing from the main house is clearly visible on the ceiling of the lower level. You can view annotated photos in the virtual tour.
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Earth Hour takes place each year at the end of March from 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM, and is a global event led by the World Wildlife Fund. Manhattan Beach has planned a special event at the MB Pier to celebrate this event.
For more information go to http://www.citymb.info/city-services/public-works/going-green/earth-hour
For more information go to http://www.citymb.info/city-services/public-works/going-green/earth-hour
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Friday, March 28, 2014
As of Friday, there are 51 active listings in the MLS for
. Of the 11 homes reviewed
last week 6 have accepted offers. This weekend there are 16 new listings open
to the public. Click on the address link for MLS photos and descriptions. Manhattan Beach
319 S. Poinsettia Ave. Open SAT 1-4 ($3,999,999, 6br/5.5ba, 4833sf, listed by Cheryl Fire - NW Real Estate Brokers). The 5,718-square-foot lot is at the corner of Poinsettia and the
alley. The home was built in 2004. It last sold in 2011 for $2,495,000. Go see
this beautiful Hill Section Cape Cod home.
717 10th St. Open SAT & SUN 2-4 ($3,999,999, 5br/3.5ba, 4266sf, listed by Lauren Forbes & John Corrales - Coldwell Banker Residential). This contemporary Hill Section home was designed by Pat Killen and built in 1995. It has ocean views, a three-car garage and air conditioning. The lot is 5,814 square feet.
856 9th St. Open SAT & SUN 2-4 ($3,399,999, 4br/3.5ba, 4300sf, listed by Lauren Forbes & John Corrales - Coldwell Banker Residential). This Hill Section house was designed by Tomaro and built in 1999. The lot is 5,816 square feet and this block of
is on a pretty steep hill. It has mountain and city views. This elegant home
features high-end appliances and finishes. The back yard is terraced with a
grassy level and a patio level.
931 Boundary Pl. Open SAT & SUN 1-4 ($2,599,000, 5br/4.5ba, 3150sf, listed by Stephanie Wells - Real Estate West). This is a brand new home with ocean views. This spec home was developed by local builder Gary Wells. The 4,404-square-foot lot was purchased in October 2012 for $900,000. Boundary Place is the Hill Section alley that is the border between
and . Manhattan Beach
1740 1st St. Open SAT & SUN 2-5 ($2,379,000, 5br/4ba, 4103sf, listed by Uni Mayesh - First Manhattan Realtors). The lot is 7,494 square feet. The Mira Costa Section home was built in 2004 and has been tastefully upgraded. It has a wine cellar, three-car garage, and air conditioning.
3304 Alma Ave. Open SAT & SUN 1-4 ($2,350,000, 4br/3.5ba, 2454sf, listed by Ray Joseph - Shorewood Realtors). The lot is 3,504 square feet. The ocean-view, two-on-a-lot, attached townhouse was built in 2001. It has a two-car garage, a car port and parking for three more cars on the apron. The HOA fees are not listed.
1540 Nelson Ave. Open SAT & SUN 1-4 ($2,150,000, 5br/4.5ba, 3617sf, listed by Patricia Haught - Real Estate West). The lot is 7,494 square feet. The home was built in 1995. Just a half-block from
, this large home also has an in-ground
pool and spa. There is lots of built-in storage and it has a three-car garage. Mira
1617 23rd St. Open SUN 2-4 ($1,969,000, 5br/4.5ba, 3636sf, listed by Matt Waxman - One Pacific Real Estate Co.). The lot is 4,983 square feet. This
home was built in 2006 and has very nice finishes. There are stone floors on
the main level and hardwood floors upstairs. It also has air conditioning and a
two-car garage. The narrow back yard has artificial turf bordering the patio. Liberty Village
416 Marine Pl. Open SUN 2-4 ($1,699,000, 3br/3.5ba, 1998sf, listed by Bill Herman - Pierside Realty). There are ocean views from this two-on-a-lot, attached townhouse. It was built in 1998. There are two garage spaces. HOA fees are not listed.
1617 22nd St. Open SAT & SUN 2-5 ($1,549,000, 4br/2ba, 2347sf, listed by Kirby & Haley Larson - RE/MAX Estate Properties). The lot is 4,982 square feet. The house was built in 1952 and nicely remodeled including the addition of a second level. This
property is a probate sale. They
have already accepted an offer, so it may not be open as advertised. Liberty Village
1500 Walnut Ave. Open SAT & SUN 2-4 ($1,499,000, 3br/2ba, 1212sf, listed by Chad Fahlbusch - NW Real Estate Brokers). The lot is 4,204 square feet. The single-level, Tree Section house was built in 1947. Go see what they've done with it. The house has been updated inside and out in a current coastal style. There is a long driveway to the two-car garage at the back of the property.
1716 Voorhees Ave. Open SAT & SUN 1-4 ($1,429,000, 4br/2.5ba, 3172sf, listed by Lida Sandera - South Bay Brokers). The lot is 7,503 square feet. The home was built in 1980.
1102 N. Ardmore Ave. Open SAT & SUN 1-4 ($1,350,000, 2br/1.5ba, 1138sf, listed by Devin Doherty - Keller Williams Realty Irvine). This one-level Hill Section home was built in 1947, but has been recently remodeled with new baths and kitchen. At the corner of the
alley and a very busy Ardmore Ave.,
the lot is 3,768 square feet. Being on the edge of downtown, it is an easy walk
to the beach or shops and restaurants. There is a single-car garage.
1524 Mathews Ave. Open SAT & SUN 1-4 ($1,250,000, 3br/1ba, 1283sf, listed by Brent Chipeska - Shorewood Realtors). This single-level, Mira Costa Section home was built in 1955 and is livable, but the value is in the large, flat lot (50 feet by 150 feet). Previous owners refinished the floors, replaced the baseboards and added a new stove and refrigerator . A tiny shower and toilet room is attached to the master bedroom, with the vanity in the bedroom area. The master also has an exterior door to a small fenced deck. The detached garage has been converted to a studio apartment with a three-quarter bath, plus a large play room and storage area. So, there is no garage parking. This property last sold in 2012 for $915,000.
27 Lafayette Ct. Open SAT & SUN 1-4 ($905,000, 2br/3ba, 1557sf, listed by Sandi Pfister - South Bay Brokers & Dorothy Mosher - Harcourts Prime Properties). This Plan 2 townhouse was built in 1985. HOA fees are $505 per month. This
townhome last sold in 2011 for $765,000. Manhattan Village
1658 11th St. Open SUN 2-4 ($875,000, 2br/1ba, 812sf, listed by Colleen McGuire & Andy McGuire - RE/MAX Estate Properties). This single-level home is on a 3,716-square-foot lot at the corner of
and Redondo Avenue,
right across from
and tennis courts. It has been a rental and was offered for sale in 2012 for
$749,000 but did not sell. The home was built in 1951 and has a single-car
garage. It was remodeled before it was listed in 2012. The kitchen and bath
have been updated along with newer windows. Manhattan
Saturday, March 22, 2014
There are currently 47 active listings for
the nine new listings reviewed last weekend, two have accepted an offer. The
open houses this weekend provide 11 more new listings for you to visit. If
you'd like to see more pictures and additional information for the homes below,
click on any of the address links. For other open houses in Manhattan Beach click
on the Open House Lists link to the right. Manhattan
853 6th St. Open SAT & SUN 2-5 ($4,950,000, 6br/5.5ba, 4926sf, listed by Morrine Robey - Shorewood Realtors). This home sold new in 2008 for $4,500,000. The Hill Section lot is 5,710 square feet. This lovely home has ocean views and air conditioning. It includes a detached casita with bath. Access to the two-car garage and separate one-car garage is from the alley along the west side of the property. It's awesome - go see it.
720 31st St. Open SAT & SUN 2-4 ($2,799,000, 5br/4ba, 3454sf, listed by Lauren Forbes & John Corrales - Coldwell Banker Residential). This North Tree Section home was designed by architect Mike Partridge and built in 1997. It is on a 4,789-square-foot, street-to-alley lot. The three-car garage is out back. The home is wheel-chair accessible, with wide doors, a roll-in shower and an elevator. Most of the floors are
tile, which together with the exposed beam ceilings create a Mediterranean feel
for the property. Saltillo
1800 Pine Ave. Open SAT & SUN 1-4 ($2,650,000, 4br/3ba, 3133sf, listed by Sachi Fujita - Shorewood Realtors). To see better quality photos, click here. This Tree Section home was built in 2006 on the 4,485-square-foot lot. It last sold new in 2007 for $2,400,000.
1632 Curtis Ave. Open SUN 1-4 ($1,995,000, 5br/5ba, 3400sf, listed by Colin Campbell - South Bay Brokers). This single-level house in the Mira Costa Section was built in 2010. It is on a large, 7,505-square-foot lot. It has a grassy yard, complete with a putting green. It is a beautiful,
style home with nice finishes. Go see it.
2709 Laurel Ave. Open SAT & SUN 1-4 ($1,849,000, 3br/3ba, 1900sf, listed by Jeremy Shelton - Shorewood Realtors). This Tree Section home last sold in August 2012 for $1,175,000. The lot is 4,325 square feet. The home was built in 1955 and has been extensively remodeled by the current owners with a new kitchen and new baths. It is one-level living, once you climb the steps up from the garage beneath the home. The home is air conditioned.
3204 Walnut Ave. Open SAT & SUN 2-4 ($1,849,000, 4br/3.5ba, 2447sf, listed by Beth Morrissey - Coldwell Banker Residential). See the property web site for better photos and a floor plan. The original home was built in 1950, but it has been added to and upgraded, including air conditioning. The Tree Section lot is 4,644 square feet.
200 Haley Way Open SUN 1-4 ($1,599,000, 5br/4ba, 3373sf, listed by Aaron Klapper - Shorewood Realtors). This home was built in 1996 and is located at the corner of
St. and Aviation Blvd. Haley Way is a private driveway
off 2nd St.
for 4 homes built in the late 90s. This two-level home is on a large (9,180-square-foot)
lot. Part of the lot is used by Haley
Way, but there is still plenty of room for outdoor
entertaining in the huge yard. The home is also large and comes with an
attached 2-car garage. It
last sold in 2007 for $1,549,000.
227 Larsson St. Open SAT & SUN 1-4 ($1,579,000, 3br/2ba, 1820sf, listed by Jeremy Shelton - Shorewood Realtors). This tall-and-skinny Hill Section home is on a 3,437-square-foot lot on the good side of Larsson. It was built in 1963 and has a reverse floor plan. There are mountain and city views from the front of the home including from the large deck over the garage. The house has been remodeled recently with modern finishes.
1600 N. Poinsettia Ave. Open SUN 1-4 ($1,350,000, 2br/1ba, 918sf, listed by Dave Fratello - Confidential Realty). This starter Tree Section home was built in 1948 and has had some updates over the years (including air conditioning), but the kitchen is not a recent remodel. A back room was added to the original home. It is nestled between two newer homes that offer a prediction of the future for this property. The lot is 4,184 square feet and has a flat, grassy back yard. It is across from Center Field on a fairly busy neighborhood street that is a favorite for dog walkers.
1130 20th St. Open SAT & SUN 2-4 ($1,349,000, 3br/3ba, 1498sf, listed by Tracey Nesicolaci - RE/MAX Estate Properties). The updates to this
home are recent. The original home was built in 1941. The corner lot is 5,967
square feet. It has a raised patio and grassy back yard. Manhattan Heights