There are not really any newly listed Manhattan Beach homes having open houses this weekend. So I'm reprising a few homes that have been on the market for a while, but are worth a visit.
Use the links to the right to see a list of the other homes in Manhattan Beach and Manhattan Village that will be open. For more pictures and additional information for the homes below, click this MLS link.
If you have already seen all the homes that are open and you're wondering what to do this weekend, holiday activities are starting to pop up in neighboring cities. On Saturday you can go to:
544 3rd St. Open SAT & SUN 1-4 ($2,975,000, 5br/5ba, 3800sf, listed by Jim Van Zanten & Jim Leonard – South Bay Brokers). This brand new, spec home in the Sand Section was first listed at the end of September.
The beachy, Cape Cod home features wainscoting, wide plank floors, a stone fireplace and wine room. Many of the rooms have built in cabinets and shelves. The kitchen comes with Viking appliances. Buyers will have their choice of carpet for the bedrooms. The 3-car garage includes a feature I’ve not seen before - a natural gas filling station.
The lot is 2,691 square feet, which leaves room for a covered stone patio and artificial turf in the backyard. The home is very well done, but it is not on a walk street and does not have views to brag about. So, it will be interesting to see if the asking price holds.
763 31st St. Open SAT & SUN 1-4 ($2,890,000, 5br/4.5ba, 3576sf, listed by Tyler & Alex Wolf – Shorewood Realtors). This Tree Section home was listed in late August and there have been no price changes.
This custom Tree Section home was designed by local architect Grant Kirkpatrick and built in 1998. The street-to-alley lot is 5,318 square feet and slopes up to the rear. Access to the 3-car garage is from the rear alley. Rather than a back yard, this property has a private, central courtyard.
There is a stately office at the front of the house with an attached bath. It could be used as a first-floor bedroom. The kitchen is open to the family room and has a built-in banquette in the eating area. The oval table and chairs seem to be a custom fit for the curved banquette, so a buyer might want to ask that they be included in the sale. The kitchen has large windows facing the courtyard and a door for easy access to al fresco dining.
Upstairs, the master suite is at the front of the house and is separated from the other bedrooms by a long hall. One of the bedrooms has an intriguing elevated alcove, just about the size of a single bed. The laundry room is upstairs. At the back of the house on the second floor, several steps up lead to an area that could be a second master suite or an upstairs play room.
Before that, it was offered for sale from May to October, 2010, listed first at $3,295,000 then reduced to $3,095,000 and taken off the market for the year-end holidays. It last sold in 2006 for $3,025,000. It is a beautiful home, go see it.
1768 Ruhland Ave. Open SUN 2-4 ($1,399,000, 4br/3.5ba, 4072sf, listed by Rachel Ezra – Shorewood Realtors). This home was first mentioned in the open house post last week. If you missed seeing its debut, you have another chance to visit this Sunday. It is move-in ready and the price seems right. The property last sold in 2005 for $1,410,010.
The laundry room and all the bedrooms are upstairs. There is a master suite with a private balcony at each end of the house. At 6,207 square feet, the lot provides a large backyard, which includes a newer play structure as part of the sale.
The house was built in 1995 and it still has a few original finishes. But there have been updates. Air conditioning was added and the kitchen has granite counters and stainless steel appliances. The home has built-in window seats and a play loft in one of the bedrooms.
1515 Artesia Blvd. #1 Open SAT & SUN 2-4 ($529,000, 2br/2.5ba, 1363 sf, listed by Kristen Novoa – Shorewood Realtors). Technically this one is a new listing, since it has a different listing agent and a new lower price. But this townhome has been on the market since July, when it started at $599,000. Currently there is only one lower priced home available in Manhattan Beach.
It is the front unit of a 4-unit building on Artesia Blvd. HOA fees are $100 per month. It has new dual-paned windows and fresh interior paint. This unit gets lots of natural light and cooling breezes. It has newer bamboo floors and a remodeled half-bath on the main floor. The other 2 baths and the kitchen are showing their age (consistent with the 1980 build date). Stairs lead down to the attached 2-car garage. But watch your head, garage door springs block part of the doorway to the home. Both bedrooms on the top floor have an attached bath and the laundry room is upstairs as well. It is just a half block to Mira Costa High School. This townhome last sold in 2004 for $515,000. Unit 2 sold in 2007 for $615,000.
If you are still looking for your perfect Manhattan Beach home, I'd be glad to help. Call Janie Sue Nagy at 310-707-8762.
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