You will need to plan your route carefully on Sunday, June 27 to avoid streets closed for the 49th Annual Chevron Manhattan Beach Grand Prix. The bicycle race runs up Valley and down Ardmore, between 15th Street and Pacific Avenue, from 7:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Grand Prix Map
These are a few of the newly listed Manhattan Beach homes which will be open to the public this weekend. You can find other Manhattan Beach weekend opens in the Beach Reporter
See this MLS summary link
for more information about these homes.
445 33rd Street ($3,125,000, 5 br/4.5 ba, 3,600 sf - listed by Chris Plank/Shorewood Realtors). This home caught my eye weeks ago, while in the area to see other listings. I’m so glad to have the opportunity to see it today.
Two lots have been joined to provide a 2,700 sq. ft. lot (60 feet wide and 45 feet deep) for this “quintessential beach home.” The custom home has been beautifully constructed with a variety of high-quality materials. It was built in 2009, with a timeless design. But you need to love wide, white, wood panels on the walls, horizontal on some, vertical on others, and just about everywhere. Like many beach homes, the living area is on the top level to maximize the ocean view, with bedrooms on the middle/entry level. Rooms on the lower/garage level can be accessed through the side patio, which also has a convenient outdoor shower. Exterior living space consists of the decks, the front hardscape and side patio, which can be seen in the photo. One of the bedrooms is currently used as an office with custom built-ins. The home also has a three-stop elevator. Landscaping maintenance is minimal, there is no rear yard. There is very little traffic on this block of 33rd Street that ends in a cul-de-sac above Sand Dune Park.
Go see this one - Open Sunday 1-5
2513 Elm Avenue ($1,730,000, 4 br/3.5 ba, 3142 sf - listed by Lauren Forbes/NW Real Estate Brokers). Built in 1996 this home is typical of newer Tree Section homes. The home last sold in 2004 for $1,599,000.
Open Saturday & Sunday 2-4
1237 8th Street ($1,289,000, 5 br/3 ba, 2,400 sf - listed by Lida Sandera/South Bay Brokers). The original home was built in 1975, but it has been expanded and remodeled in 2005, including a new roof and windows. The current owners added wood floors. It has been freshly painted and is move-in ready. While admiring the crown molding, I did notice a bathroom light fixture that was missed during the remodel and is showing its age. This Mira Costa Section lot is 6,750 square feet, which allows plenty of room for the house, large deck and grassy area beyond the deck. This home last sold for $1,350,000 in 2005.
Open Saturday 1-3 & Sunday 1-5
1356 Voorhees Avenue ($1,100,000, 3 br/3 ba, 2,500 sf - listed by Mickey Roughen/South Bay Brokers). The most attractive feature of this property is the large lot (9,900 square feet, about 55 x 180). However, that lot has a terraced, up-sloping rear yard that backs to the Mira Costa High School football field. I would be concerned by the noise from the football games, track meets, lacrosse matches, marching band practices, etc. It is also one house away from MB Unified School District administrative offices, and within a block of a church and Pennekamp Elementary school. The location could be a plus for those who like to be within walking distance to school, but traffic and parking issues are to be expected based on school and church schedules.
The home has an abundance of dark paneling and interior brick that reminded me of a scout lodge. The home has a bedroom and bath above the garage, with the remainder on the ground level. The home is quite dated. The kitchen and all the baths need to be redone and new carpet is a must. Perhaps the lot will appeal to a builder ready to roll the dice on the market. Rumor is there has been an offer. We’ll revisit this home to see what the selling price turns out to be.
Open Saturday 2-5
233/235 42nd Street (MLS link for this income property
) ($1,365,000, 2 br/ 2 ba + 1 br/1ba duplex, 1,150 sf + 525 sf - listed by Uni Mayesh/Shorewood Realtors). This duplex is on the corner of 42nd Street and Highland Avenue. The 1 br/1 ba unit rents for $1,700 per month. The upper 2 br/2 ba unit could be used as the owner’s unit or rented at an anticipated rate of $3,500 per month. It was built in 1961 on a half-lot (1346 square feet). The property was last purchased as a probate sale in 2006 for $1,110,000, but was completely remodeled in 2010.
Open Saturday 3-5 & Sunday 1-3
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