There are so many new listings to highlight this week, I had to divide the homes into 2 blog posts. Most of the homes listed below are open to the public this weekend. I threw in a couple exceptions just to make sure you knew about them too. Use the links to the right to see a list of other homes in Manhattan Beach and Manhattan Village that will be open.
For more pictures and additional information for the homes in this post, click this MLS link
. Please post a comment to let us know what you think about these homes.
Funky Sand Section Homes
These two homes are for sale within a block of one another. Neither is on a walk street or has ocean views and both have garage access off Valley, which tends to be a pretty busy thoroughfare. One is an “amazing opportunity” the other is a “fabulous opportunity.”
817 N. Valley Dr. Open SUN 1-4
($999,000, 2br/2ba, 1420sf, listed by Sheri Fejeran & Julie Lyon – RE/MAX). The 2-car garage has black & white checkerboard tile. The laundry area is accessed from the garage. There is direct access from the garage to a bonus room on the lower level. The bonus room is configured with a second kitchen and opens to a patio behind the home. There is also a bathroom on the lower level with a corner jetted tub (but no shower). Take care on the interior stairs, the handrails are missing. Upstairs are the living areas, 2 bedrooms and a bath with a tiny sink. One of the bedrooms has built-in shelves and a very small closet. The other bedroom has a deck with exterior spiral stairs to the patio below. The home was built in 1955, but has been updated so you could move right in. The lot is 1,710 sf.
905 N. Valley Dr. Open SAT & SUN 2-4
($849,000, 2br/2ba, 1296sf, listed by Gio Altamura - South Bay Brokers). The trustee is wasting no time getting this property to market. The owner died just a month ago. The home is being sold “as is” and it definitely needs work (new carpet, paint, a rail around the upper deck). There is a den with patio access downstairs along with a bath. The living areas are upstairs with 2 bedrooms and another bath. In addition to the 2-car garage, there is parking for 3 more cars in the driveway. It was built in 1963 on the 2,270 sf lot.
Custom Floor Plans in the Tree Section
These 2 Mediterranean homes offer unique features and floor plans that differ from the spate of recently constructed spec homes in Manhattan Beach. If you are looking for something unusual in the $2.3M range go see these homes.
1801 Palm Ave. Open SUN 1-4
($2,299,000, 4br/4ba, 3893sf, listed by Dave Caskey – Shorewood Realtors). This home is on the corner of one of the most desirable Tree Section streets. The home was designed by Joyce Flood and built in 2000. Some interesting features are the patio with outdoor fireplace, basement playroom with wine alcove, and spacious master suite. The lot is 5,020 sf. This home last sold in 2004 for $2,325,000.
1706 Pacific Ave. Open SAT & SUN 1-4
($2,379,000, 5br/4ba, 4634sf, listed by Bob Lane – Shorewood Realtors).You will notice the octagonal Saltillo tiles as soon as you enter the house and then look up to see the beautiful ceilings. Another memorable feature is the lodge-sized stone fireplace in the family room. With closets everywhere, this home has plenty of storage space. Though the lot is large at 7,150 sf, much of it is taken by the long driveway that leads to a parking pad and 3-car garage behind the house. There is a small courtyard as you enter the house and a small walled patio area in the rear. The home was built in 1991.
One House Apart in the Hill Section
Both of these homes have panoramic views to the north of the city and mountains. Each is on a 7,200 sf lot with large grassy back yards. And both have air conditioning.
913 8th St. Open SAT & SUN 2-4
($2,099,000, 4br/3ba, 2854sf, listed by Kristen Novoa – Shorewood Realtors). This 2-level home is built with lots of diagonal walls. You can see them clearly on the floor plan included with the MLS pictures. It was built in 1948 but has been remodeled and updated so that it is move-in ready.
923 8th St.
($3,099,122, 5br/4.5ba, 4350sf, listed by Robert Freedman – RE/MAX Beach Cities). This home was built in 2005 and sold new for $3,350,000. It was listed in 2010 for $3,599,122. After a couple of months on the market without selling, it was leased. Now you have another chance to purchase this newer Spanish style home or lease it. It is not open this weekend, but your agent can arrange for you to see it.
Under $700K in the Mira Costa Section
1450 Manhattan Beach Blvd. Unit C Open SUN 12-4
($529,000, 2br/2ba, 930sf, listed by Denny Arroyo – Shorewood Realtors). This is actually a re-list with a different agent. This condo has been for sale since last July. Originally listed at $559,000, it was reduced to $539,000 in November. It has been competing with the condo above it (Unit D - most recently listed at $549,000). The building was constructed in 1976, but this unit has been completely updated and is move-in ready. If you keep the doors and windows closed, the noise from Manhattan Beach Blvd. is not bad. It is a block west of Polliwog Park, so there are not any park views from this level. The unit comes with an individual 2-car (tandem) garage with a lockable storage room. There is no direct access from the condo to the garage. HOA dues are $200 per month. There is only one home priced lower in all Manhattan Beach – a 1br/1ba condo farther east on Manhattan Beach Blvd.
1652 2nd St.
($659,000, 3br/2ba, 1716sf, listed by Hady & Hassana Chahine – RE/MAX Beach Cities). If you look at the pictures, you’ll understand why this one is not having an open house. It is a serious fixer and full of stuff. The one-level home was built in 1959 and not much has changed since then. If you are looking for this type of property, give me a call and I’ll arrange for you to see it. The lot is 5,150 sf. It is being sold as is and is priced accordingly. The only single family home in Manhattan Beach priced lower is a 2br/1ba on a half lot (1801 5th St.).
Sort Of Open in the Sand Section
2719 Manhattan Ave. Open SAT 1-3 if you RSVP
($4,995,000, 4br/4.5ba, 3460 sf, listed by Uni Mayesh – Shorewood Realtors). There will be no anonymous visitors to this high-end home, unless you have a disposable cell phone. You can visit the home during the open house hours, if you RSVP. You or your agent can call or text to Uni at 310-569-6535 to let her know you plan to visit. This contemporary home has stunning ocean views from the living areas on the upper level. It was designed by Pat Killen and has been featured on the Sophisticated Snoops Tour and in several home magazines. It was built in 2002 and the floors are showing some wear, but it is still beautiful. There is garage parking for 4 cars plus 2 driveway spaces. The lot is 2,400 sf and just steps to the beach.
Give me a call, Janie Sue Nagy
at 310-707-8762, if you would like help buying your Manhattan Beach home.