Here are a few newly listed Manhattan Beach homes that will be open to the public this weekend. Use the links to the right to see a list of other open houses in Manhattan Beach and Manhattan Village.
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3525 Walnut Ave. Open SUN 2-5
($1,795,000, 5br/4ba, 3509sf, listed by John Chuka – Northwest Realty). This 2001 home has a typical spec home floor plan: Living Room open to the second floor with a dual sided fireplace to the dining room leading to the family room & open kitchen in the back. The patio off the family room has a built-in barbecue and an outdoor fireplace. There is also an office/bedroom on the first floor. The ¾ bath on the first floor opens both to the office and to the hall. The 4 remaining bedrooms are upstairs. The octagonal bedroom has been used as a children’s playroom. There are 2 hall bathrooms upstairs, plus the master bath. Views from the balconies are of roof tops and the refinery, which can also be heard from outside. The finishes are very nice throughout the home. The most unique feature of this home is the tiled garage floor. The home was purchased new in 2002 for $1,175,000. The 4640 square-foot lot slopes down to the back and there is a small grassy back yard.
221 36th St. Open SAT 11-2
($1,539,000, 3br/3.5ba, 1948sf, listed by Don Butts – Scott Anastasi Realty). This contemporary Sand Section home was built in 1948, but completely re-built in 2003. The half- lot is 1346 square feet. The current seller purchased home from the lender for $1,105,000, after foreclosure in Dec 2010. Before that, it sold in Nov 2003 for $1,539,000 (same as the current listing price). Like all good flips, it has new paint, carpet, lighting and refinished hardwood floors. The home has ocean views.
1600 23rd St. Open SUN 1-4
($1,415,000, 6br/3ba, 2673sf, listed by Jim Van Zanten – South Bay Brokers). This Liberty Village home is on a 5076 square-foot, corner lot at 23rd St. and Herrin Ave. The garage entrance is on Herrin. Access to a large parking pad (think boat or RV) is also from Herrin. The home has bamboo floors. Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms (the master bath and a ¾ hall bath). On the first level, there are 3 more bedrooms and a ¾ hall bath. The side courtyard has a fire pit and makes a nice entertaining area. The home was built in 1952 and completely remodeled in 2004. It is move-in ready.
621 27th St. Open SUN 1-4
($1,399,000, 3br/2ba, 1497sf, listed by Barret Pulver – Shorewood Realtors). This one-level, home in the Tree Section is move-in-ready. The original 1940 home has been remodeled to create a master bedroom with walk-in closet and master bath at the back of the home. The master has doors to the patio and grassy back yard. The kitchen has also been remodeled (stainless & granite). Ceilings in the living room & master bedroom have been vaulted for extra height. The driveway to the detached, 2-car garage adjoins the drive of the home next door. This home last sold for $1,155,636 in November 2003. The remodeling was completed before that sale.
2805 Highland Ave Open SUN 2-4
($1,399,000, 3br/3.5ba, 1923sf, listed by Chris Plank – Shorewood Realtors). This free standing, two-on-a-lot townhome was built in 1998. There are no monthly HOA fees. It has a security system, air conditioning, a central vacuum, and panoramic ocean views from living areas on the top floor. And, it is just 2 blocks to the beach or the park. Access to the 2-car garage is from 28th Place. It last sold in 2003 for $895,000.
452 28th Pl. Open SAT & SUN 2-5
($1,379,000, 3br/3.5ba, 2009sf, listed by Brett Zebrowski – Palm Realty Boutique). If you want to live a couple blocks farther from the beach and on a dead-end alley, rather than Highland Ave., this 2003-built home is available. It is on a 1350 square-foot, half lot. The contemporary home has no yard, just a slate-tiled path around the house. The lowest level includes the 2-car garage, a bedroom and bath. The second floor (main entry level) has the living room/dining room/kitchen and a half bath. There is an ocean peek from the second floor balcony. The top floor has 2 more bedrooms which share a balcony. The top floor has true ocean views. There is also a small landing with a great view a half flight up from the top floor. It is just big enough for a desk or reading chair. It last sold in 2006 for $1,350,000.
3204 Poinsettia Ave. Open SAT & SUN 1-4
($1,329,000, 3br/2ba, 1762sf, listed by Jack Gillespie – South Bay Brokers). This Tree Section home was built in1959. The 4640 square-foot lot slopes down to the rear so that the terraced back yard is one level below the main floor. The rear deck has stairs down to the brick patio and grassy yard. Inside, narrow stairs lead down to a bonus room on the bottom floor which has a fireplace and door to the back yard. The rest of the home is on the entry level and has access to the 2-car garage. The kitchen has been upgraded (stainless & granite) and the living room ceiling has been vaulted. It is move-in ready.
2713 Elm Ave. Open SAT 1-4
($1,199,000, 3br/2ba, 2040sf, listed by Rosanna Libertucci – Shorewood Realtors). This home has an oversized, single-car garage that also includes the laundry hook-ups. There is direct access to the garage through the kitchen. It looks like someone really liked working with tile in the bathrooms and kitchen. The hall bath has a deep, jetted tub that is tile-lined. There are a number of places throughout the “single-level” home that have a step up or down. The oversized lot is 5,600 square feet and includes a brick patio and small grassy area. The house was built in 1949. It last sold in 2003 for $945,000.
1816 Pacific Ave. Open SUN 1-4
($1,059,000, 2br/1ba, 979sf, listed by Jerry Burkett – Northwest Realty). This home on busy Pacific Ave was built in 1951. The hardwood floors in the living room and dining room have been nicely refinished. The hall bath has sheet vinyl on the floor. The kitchen counters are ceramic tile. The small kitchen is also a traffic hub, with doors to the hall, dining room and the side exit to the back yard. The closet in one of the bedrooms has been converted to the laundry area. The detached rear garage includes a storage room and will fit one car. There is a pool behind the garage and a stand-alone hot tub. It is hard to believe that over the years a pool was a greater priority than a second bathroom or a larger kitchen. But it leaves a large back yard, with a big paved area, a couple small grassy patches, and a lemon tree. The lot is lot 5079 square feet.
2 Santa Cruz Ct. Open SAT & SUN 1-4
($899,000, 3br/2.5ba, 1916sf, listed by Lance Gorze – Prudential California Realty). This Manhattan Village townhome is an end unit and was built in 1985. It is a trust sale, which is another way of saying, “the buyer will probably want to make some decorating changes.” It last sold in 2000 for $960,000. HOA fees are $475 per month.
1220 11th St. Open SAT & SUN 1-4
($869,000, 1br/1ba, 607sf, listed by Brent Chipeska – Shorewood Realtors). This property is offered for lot value. The house is a tear-down. There are no kitchen appliances, the bath needs significant repair, and there is no garage. The place stinks – literally. I’m guessing the RV parked in the driveway is where the owners really lived. The Christmas lights still hung beneath the eaves are the nicest feature of the house. However, the lot is a different story. It is a nice large (7,500sf), flat lot, just waiting for a beautiful new home. There are rose bushes along the side and a citrus tree in the back yard. Most neighboring homes have not been rebuilt, but there are a few farther down the block that have added a second story or built new.
1524 Mathews Ave. could be considered a comparable sale of a 7,500 sf lot in the Mira Costa Section. But, it did have a livable 3br/2ba home, with a rented garage apartment, and new landscaping. It went for $869,000 last November. 1141 5th St. (also with a livable home on a 7,500 sf lot) sold for $818,000 the first of this month.
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