These newly-listed Manhattan Beach homes will be open to the public this weekend. To see additional Manhattan Beach open houses, use the links to the right.
For more pictures and information about the homes below, click this MLS link
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510 N. Poinsettia Ave. Open SAT & SUN 1-4
($3,499,000, 5br/4.5ba, 4305sf, listed by Stan Liosis & Darryl Rosen – Shorewood Realtors). This Hill Section home was custom built in 2002 on the 6,501 square-foot lot. You can see the ocean from the living areas and balcony on the second floor. Four bedrooms are on the entry level. A guest bedroom with attached bath is upstairs. There is a main staircase in the front of the house and a second staircase at the back. The 3-car garage has one tandem space. In the kitchen, a double door Sub-Zero refrigerator is concealed behind cabinet panels. The home has many fine finishes, some of which are featured in the MLS photos. Both front and rear yards are beautifully landscaped. Payment has already been made for placing the utilities underground in this area. This one is gorgeous - go see it.
88 Manhattan Ave. Open SUN 1-4
($1,899,000, 3br/3.5ba, 2157sf, listed by Giovanni Altamura – South Bay Brokers). This home was last offered for sale about this time last year. Not much has changed (except the price is up $100K), so I’m recycling my review from last year. This contemporary townhome, just a couple blocks from the beach, has white water views as well as panoramic ocean views. It is a detached, 2-on-a-lot townhome, designed by architect Pat Killen and built in 1996. The two-story waterfall in the entry makes a strong design statement. The remodeled kitchen has top-of-the-line stainless appliances and lots of counter/storage space. Each of the 3 bedrooms on the entry level has its own bath. There are cedar-lined closets and a dumbwaiter. The laundry room is on the garage level. The shared space between the townhomes is separated into individual patio areas by fences. There are no HOA dues. This home last sold in 2007 for $2.2 million. This is the fourth time it has been listed for sale since March 2009. It is a very nice home in a desirable location - definitely worth a visit.
1623 6th St. Open SAT & SUN 2-5
($1,859,000, 6br/4ba, 4964sf, listed by Marie Gemma – Coldwell Banker-PV/Beach Cities). If you need a BIG house, this is the one for you. As the other homes on this block, it was built in 1990 on land that used to be Manhattan Heights Elementary School. This home last sold in 2007 for $1,675,000. Since then, carpeting up the stairs and on the second level has been replaced with hardwood flooring. Upstairs there is a huge master bedroom (32’x25’) with a corner carved out for a balcony. Another full-sized bedroom next to the master has an adjoining door and would work well as an office or nursery. At the other end of the hall there are 3 more bedrooms. One has an attached bath. The other 2 share a hall bath. Part of the upper hall is widened and is used currently as a game area. On the first level there is another bedroom and guest bathroom. The bathrooms, fireplaces and banisters are vintage 1990 and several of the closets have had their doors removed. A central area on the first floor is configured as an entertaining bar, like a mini-kitchen or wraparound wet bar. It is open to the sunken living room and connects to the kitchen. The living room, dining room and family room are all oversized. Even the kitchen has a large eating area. There are fireplaces in the living room, family room and master bedroom. The laundry room is on the first floor. There is direct access to the 3-car garage from the home. The backyard has a large grassy area, a patio with built-in barbecue, and fruit trees. Best of all, the entry gate requires a key, so you can keep all those pesky solicitors from your door.
3 Nantucket Pl. Open SUN 1-4
($1,169,000, 3br/3ba, 1820sf, listed by Nina Michaels – South Bay Brokers). This Manhattan Village Plan 6 townhome is nicer than most. The kitchen, master bath, fireplace and floors throughout have been updated to a more recent aesthetic. The master and another bedroom with its own bath are on the second level. On the first floor, there is a guest bedroom, which has been converted to an office with a wall of built-ins. There is also a full bath on the first floor. The kitchen has been redone with marble counters and high-end stainless appliances. A private patio at the back provides outdoor space. This townhome last sold in 2008 for $1,140,000. HOA fees are $475 per month. Go see this one – just tell the guard at the gate you are there to see the open house and then follow the signs.
1228 11th St. Open SAT 2-4 & SUN 1-4
($1,099,950, 4br/3ba, 2486 sf, listed by David Keller – Shorewood Realtors). This home was not available to preview, so I’ve excerpted the description from the MLS. “Originally built in 1951 as a duplex - remodeled and converted to a SFR in 1975 then 1000 sqft added in back and 2nd story in 1980 plus a new oversized garage at that time. … The back yard has plenty of room for kids and dogs (there is already a "vintage clubhouse" think our gang) and a host of fruit trees. … The Family Room is HUGE … and leads to the back yard. The upstairs Master suite is also equally HUGE as its above the Family Room. Fam Rm has a gas log stove and the front living room has a wood and gas burning fireplace. … The Roof was replaced in 2005 and a new Furnace in 2004 The rear balcony was rebuilt just this year.” It is next door to 1220 11th St. which sold for $836,000 in August. That represents the dirt value for the 7500 square-foot lot.
1460 6th St. Open SUN 2-5
($1,069,000, 3br/2ba, 1938sf, listed by Ben Vicini – Shorewood Realtors). This property has a nice large, 7500 square-foot lot with a pool and in-ground spa. But a buyer will need to love the adobe and exposed beam construction or be willing to build something new. The home was built in 1948 and all the walls are painted brick, both inside and out. Almost every room has an exterior door, though there is no true “front door.” French doors (with etched glass panes) lead from the driveway to the dining area and the living room. The master bedroom is off the living room at the front of the house. It has a walk-in closet and ¾ bath. At the back of the house, past the kitchen and dining area are two more bedrooms and a hall bath. The hall bath has a tiled tub. Each rear bedroom has a rounded corner fireplace (see MLS pictures). Laundry hook-ups are in the closet of one of the rear bedrooms. The landscaping needs attention, but it has potential. Behind the gated entrance, large concrete squares form the driveway to a 2-car garage at the back of the property.
3528 Poinsettia Ave. Open SAT & SUN 1-4
($975,000, 3br/1ba, 1203sf, listed by Kurt Allen & Judy D’Angelo – South Bay Brokers). The main home has 2 bedrooms and a hall bath. The detached, 2-car garage has been converted to a guest room (aka third bedroom) with a refrigerator and laundry hook-ups in the closet. The converted garage gets lots of light from the large west-facing windows and doors. The kitchen has been nicely remodeled. The hall bath has also been updated, but still has the original tub. The hall linen closet is also original to the home, which was built in 1952. The hardwood floors have been refinished and look good. About half of the back yard is paved with bricks. It includes an outdoor shower, built-in barbecue and an above ground spa. The spa is offered in “as-is” condition, without warranty. The 4,640 sf lot slopes up toward the back. The upper area of the back yard, extending behind the garage is covered by an older type of artificial grass. This home last sold in 2007 for $1,260,000.
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