Home of the Week – 624 9th Street in the Manhattan Beach Hill Section

624 9th Street was designed to showcase the panoramic views from multiple levels while bringing you & yours together in an atmosphere of satisfying luxury.  The 9,429 sf lot offers outdoor enjoyment for everyone, from the elevated viewing decks with outdoor fireplaces to the sport court and solar heated pool & spa. This solar powered estate home also features a bonus basement media room, formal living room, family room, breakfast room, all bedrooms and laundry on upper level, 4 fireplaces, a 3 car garage, & zoned A/C. Walking distance to downtown Manhattan and part of the award winning Robinson Elementary school area.

624 9th Street, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 (MLS # SB17111296)

(all data current as of 10/23/2017)
Price $8,500,000
Beds 6
Baths 7 baths
Home size 6,342 sq ft
Lot Size 9,428 sqft
Days on Market 158
Status Active
A truly exceptional estate expertly designed to elevate your quality of life. This timeless classic offers beautifully versatile living spaces with views that go on forever and a prime location that affords both privacy and access to the community activity nearby. The property is designed to showcase the panoramic views from multiple levels while bring you & yours together in an atmosphere of satisfying luxury. The expertly designed chef's kitchen is equipped with top-of-the-line appliances and an oversized center island that looks out over the magnificent ocean views. Dual side-by-side Sub-Zero refrigerators serve to manage the demands of a large, active household and add convenience when catering events at home. The master retreat is a harmonious blend of both masculine and feminine aspects and showcases panoramic ocean views from nearly every vantage point. An en suite home gym allows one to start the day right. The large and private ocean view master deck invites you to cozy up by the fireside and spend some well-deserved alone time before settling in for the evening. The 9,429 sf lot offers outdoor enjoyment for everyone, from the elevated viewing decks with outdoor fireplaces to the sport court and solar heated pool & spa. This solar powered estate home also features a bonus basement media room, formal living room, family room, breakfast room, all bedrooms and laundry on upper level, 4 fireplaces, a 3 car garage, & zoned A/C. Walking distance to Downtown & Robinson.

Property Type(s): Single Family

Last Updated 9/28/2017 Tract
Year Built 2005 Community 144 - Manhattan Bch Hill
Garage Spaces 3.0 County Los Angeles
Total Parking n/a

Schools

School District Manhattan Unified
Elementary School Robinson
Jr. High School Manhattan Beach
High School Mira Costa

Additional Details

Lot 9429 sq ft Area 144 - Manhattan Bch Hill
HOA Dues 0.00 Parking Spaces: 5.00
Pool Description Private,In Ground,Solar Heat Stories 3
Utilities Public; View Description Catalina,City Lights,Hills,Neighborhood,Ocean,Panoramic
Water Public Zoning MNRS

Features

Air Zoned
Air Conditioning Yes
Appliances 6 Burner Stove, Dishwasher, Double Oven, Freezer, Garbage Disposal, Gas Oven, Ice Make
Basement Yes
Exterior Rain Gutters
Fireplace Yes
Garage Direct Garage Access, Driveway, Garage, Garage - Fron, Yes
Heat Central Furnace
Interior Balcony, Beamed Ceilings, Built-Ins, Cathedral-Vaulted Ceilings, Granite Counters, High Ceilings (9 Feet+), Living Room Deck Attached, Pantry, Recessed Lighting, Storage Space, Tile Counters, Two Story Ceilings, Unfurnished, Wired for Data, Wired for Sound
LotDescription Back Yard, Front Yard, Landscaped, Lawn, Lot 6500-9999, Yard
Pool Yes
Style Traditional
View Yes

Location

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Listing provided by : David Caskey CalBRE:01198999, Strand Hill Christie's Int'l

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No Place Like Home for Holidays – But Not Too Many Homes To See

There may be no place like home for the holidays, but if you’re hoping to visit open houses in Manhattan Beach this 116-25th-Street-Manhattan-Beachweekend there won’t be too much to see.  The open houses in the Beach Cities and South Bay are just as limited as things slow down for the holidays.

Here’s the open houses in Manhattan Beach this weekend.

 

Days Hours Address Details Price
Sun 1-4pm 36 Malaga Place E, Manhattan Beach 3 BD, Manhattan Village $1,425,000
Sat 1-4pm 461 S. Prospect, Manhattan Beach 4 BD, 3.5 BA, 8,714 SF Lot $1,900,000
Sun 1-4pm 1765 Curtis Ave., Manhattan Beach 5 BD, 3.75 BA, 3,873 SF $2,195,000
Sun 2-4pm 907 Harkness, Manhattan Beach Nice East Manhattan Home $2,295,000
Sat/ Sun 1-4pm 1304 Lynngrove Dr., Manhattan Beach 5 BD, 5.5 BA, New Construction $2,999,900
Sun 1-6pm 201 Larsson St., Manhattan Beach 4 BD, 4 BA, Ocean & City Views $3,399,000
Sat/ Sun 2-4pm 756 36th St., Manhattan Beach New Construction Coastal Plantation Style Home,
6 BD, 6.5 BA
$3,579,000

612 John in the Manhattan Beach Hill Section

There’s generally compromise involved with South Bay real estate.  If you want to live near the beach you’re not 612 John Streetgoing to have a yard….if you want a bigger house you can’t live near the beach….if you want a pool you’re in the wrong city.  The home at 612 John, however, offers it all.  The home sits in the prestigious hill section with panoramic ocean views on a tremendous lot slightly under 10,000 feet.  In a town where a non ocean front home recently sold for $3,250,000 on a 1,372 foot lot…..10,000,000 is huge.  This has allowed some creativity and luxury amenities not possible anywhere else including a 7400 foot palatial estate with a detached guest home(both enjoying tremendous ocean views), a yard and a pool.  The home offers luxury features throughout.

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Manhattan Beach School Boundary Map

One of the most common reasons people want to live in Manhattan Beach is the quality of the schools.  One of the most frequent questions is what elementary school will a child attend depending on where they buy a home in Manhattan Beach.  Manhattan Beach Unified School District has 5 elementary schools, one middle school and one high school (Mira Costa).  See the map below to get a better sense of where the elementary schools are located and the boundaries of each.

Manhattan-Beach-Schools-Map

In general the hill section and south sand section neighborhoods attend Robinson Elementary, the north sand section and parts of the tree section attend Grand View, the eastern half of the tree section attends Pacific, the Manhattan Heights and Liberty Village areas (east of Sepulveda and north of MB Blvd) attend Meadows and the Mira Costa area of East Manhattan attend Pennekamp.  All are fantastic schools with incredible test scores and parent participation is second to none.

New Listing in the Hill Section – 1019 Duncan *Update – In Escrow*

One of the latest offerings in the prestigious hill section of Manhattan Beach is the new listing at 1019 Duncan.912-Duncan

Magnificent Santa Barbara Mediterranean home in the Hill Section with  west-facing ocean and Catalina Island views. Built in 2008 and designed by architect Louie Tomaro, the home is light and bright with artisan-crafted accents and rich details throughout. The two ocean view decks incorporate the best of the outdoor spaces with the interior floor plan. The Great Room is accented with Nano doors, distressed wood beams and wide-plank reclaimed wood floors. The kitchen enjoys ocean views, a breakfast nook and stainless appliances with a commercial-style stove. The formal dining room shares a two-sided fireplace with the sitting room, both with ocean views. There are 5 bedrooms, 4 ensuite, and 6 bathrooms with heated stone floors.  There is a 500-bottle refrigerated wine cellar with a custom iron and glass door, a theater room with two-levels to optimize viewing and a game room with a beer pub. There is a 3-stop elevator, 3-car garage, backyard and courtyard patio.  Information provided by listing agent Candice Carpenter of Re/Max Estate Properties

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What’s shocking to some is commonplace in Manhattan Beach real estate

By Keith KyleManhattan Beach Strand

One of the more challenging aspects of selling homes in the luxury community of Manhattan Beach, is the “sticker shock” many out of town buyers have when we first start searching for a home.  As one of the more expensive markets in the country, buyers are often unprepared for the type, size or condition of the home that they can get for their money.  Buyers inevitably compare the home they are selling to the home they are buying and without taking location into consideration, they find that they can often purchase something not even similar to what they’re selling.  The greatest surprise comes to buyers from states such as Texas in which they owned a 5000 foot mansion on acres of land for example and the $1.5M that they sold it for translates to  a 3 bedroom, 2200 foot townhome in Manhattan Beach with a lot measured in feet and not acres.

The reason for all of this, of course, is that it’s all about location….and the demand for that location.  There is such demand for homes in Manhattan Beach which offers great neighborhoods, ocean views, award winning schools, almost perfect weather, proximity to a world class destination beach, and near enough but far enough from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles, that prices just continue to rise at an often incredible pace.  As there is no additional land to build on, even “fixers” or tear downs sell above market value as builders are eager to cash in on the demand for new construction luxury homes.

So what can an out of state buyer do?  Research the recent home sales in Manhattan Beach and current listings.  Getting comfortable with the fact that, although the prices are dramatically higher than other cities and states, these are the prices and the costs to live in such a high demand area.  Southern California has always been one of the most sought after housing destinations in the country and nowhere is that demand greater than life on the coast in Manhattan Beach.  Buyers that research values, prices and trends,  may still have that initial shock but just having an understanding that these are not “inflated” prices but just the values of the area and down the road when it’s time to sell, they’ll be on the other side of this incredibly strong market.

The chart below represents the median sales prices in Manhattan Beach for the past 2 years with a median price edging ever closer to the $2.0M mark.

Demand for New Construction Luxury Homes Grows in Manhattan Beach

By Keith KyleNew construction homes in manhattan beach

While builders took significant losses during the downturn that started in 2006 and 2007, things have certainly turned around since then.  Builders are clamoring for A+ locations in Manhattan Beach and have once again even started purchasing lots or tear down homes in less desirable locations.  Almost regardless of location and lot size, two long term deterents, buyers are clamoring for new construction and builders can barely keep up.

Of the 16 homes built in 2014 or scheduled to be completed in 2014 that have sold or are in escrow they averaged only 20 days on market which is truly incredible.  With a median price of just under $2.7M it’s not hard to see why builders are making every effort to tap into this incredible demand.   These statistics are based only on the homes that went to market and many have been sold before even making it to the MLS as pocket listings and exclusive offerings.

The 5 current new construction homes come in with a median price of $4.7M.

With the coastal charm, proximity to downtown LA and Hollywood,  almost perfect weather, and nationally ranked schools, Manhattan Beach has become an even higher demand market for the luxury home buyer.

If you are looking for both on market and off market new construction homes in Manhattan and Hermosa Beach contact us at any point.

  1. 5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 4,400 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,498 sqft
  2. 5 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 4,289 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,340 sqft
  3. 5 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 4,302 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,698 sqft
  4. 4 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 4,200 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,698 sqft
  5. 3 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,006 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,351 sqft

See all Real estate in the city of Manhattan Beach.
(all data current as of 10/23/2017)

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

With Builders Buying Everything in Manhattan Beach…is there anything left for Buyers?

By Keith KyleEast Manhattan Beach homes

There is no question that due to the incredible rise in prices and the demand for new construction luxury homes, Manhattan Beach is definitely in a full blown building frenzy.  Any original bungalow or “starter” home is quickly bought by builders with all cash, non contingent offers  This was similar to the environment from 2005-2007 and it adds to the already challenging environment for home buyers.

So how is a buyer to compete?

The solution is to either be very patient, or very aggressive with offers and offer prices.    In a seller’s market it always poses a real challenge to buyers but when builders begin buying all of the lowest priced homes, it adds an entirely different pressure on the market.  Builders are generally fairly cautious with their numbers and unwilling to overpay, but in a market in which new home prices are beyond record levels, builders are willing to take risks on even marginal properties.

Home buyers do have the ability to come to the negotiating table with a different perspective, however.  This ability to consider long term aspects may be the one advantage that they have.  Home buyers in this luxury coastal community may need to overpay somewhat but can take confidence that even when the bubble burst several years ago, prices did not drop severely.

New Construction Homes in Manhattan Beach

New Construction Luxury Homes in Manhattan BeachMB-Construction

With building and new construction homes in full swing in the luxury coastal community of Manhattan Beach, there seems to always be a newly built home coming to market.  As values have increased so dramatically for new construction, builders, developers and architects are going the extra mile to entice buyers.  These new homes feature high end finishes, the latest trends in home building, luxury amenities and are often in A+ locations.  Contact us for lists of current or upcoming new construction homes or visit our daily home updates to have new listings emailed to you.

Current New Construction

  1. 5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 4,400 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,498 sqft
  2. 5 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 4,289 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,340 sqft
  3. 5 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 4,302 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,698 sqft
  4. 5 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 4,000 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,691 sqft
  5. 4 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 4,200 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,698 sqft

See all Real estate in the city of Manhattan Beach.
(all data current as of 10/23/2017)

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

Manhattan Beach Award Winning Schools – 2013 API Test Scores

By Keith KyleRobinson Elementary Manhattan Beach

Good schools are the cornerstone of good communities, and nowhere is that more true than in the Beach Cities and South Bay.  One of the most common reasons I hear for buyers wanting specifically to be in Manhattan Beach is for their kids to be part of this nationally ranked award winning school system.  Manhattan Beach schools have ranked as one of the top districts in the country.  While any test scores in the 900 is a tremendous accomplishment, Manhattan Schools generally far exceed those numbers on a regular basis.

With many home buyers searching for specific school districts, and sometimes even specific schools, the list below should provide assistance as to how they rate and compare with one another.  Contact us to determine what neighborhoods attend what schools.

API – Academic Performance Index
2013 Growth 2012 Base 2012-13 Growth Target 2012-13
Growth
CENTINELA VALLEY UNION HIGH 680 698 D -18
High Schools
Hawthorne High 640 678 6 -38
Lawndale High 725 756 5 -31
Leuzinger High 669 696 5 -27
EL SEGUNDO UNIFIED 892 894 D -2
Elementary Schools
Center Street Elementary 901 922 A -21
Richmond Street Elementary 910 908 A 2
Middle Schools
El Segundo Middle 906 891 A 15
High Schools
El Segundo High 880 889 A -9
HAWTHORNE 799 797 D 2
Elementary Schools
Eucalyptus 821 801 A 20
Jefferson 801 793 5 8
Kornblum 789 772 5 17
Ramona 818 816 A 2
Washington 793 775 5 18
York 758 781 5 -23
Zela Davis 809 815 A -6
Middle Schools
Bud Carson Middle 779 791 5 -12
Hawthorne Middle 783 781 5 2
Prairie Vista Middle 771 775 5 -4
High Schools
HERMOSA BEACH 937 946 D -9
Elementary Schools
Hermosa Valley Elementary 939 944 A -5
Hermosa View Elementary 934 961 A -27
LAWNDALE ELEMENTARY 806 809 D -3
Elementary Schools
Billy Mitchell Elementary 802 811 A -9
F. D. Roosevelt Elementary 755 777 5 -22
Kit Carson Elementary 749 773 5 -24
Lucille J. Smith Elementary 834 848 A -14
Mark Twain Elementary 871 880 A -9
William Anderson Elementary 796 805 A -9
William Green Elementary 819 799 1 20
Middle Schools
Jane Addams Middle 825 824 A 1
Will Rogers Middle 786 787 5 -1
MANHATTAN BEACH UNIFIED 935 940 D -5
Elementary Schools
Pennekamp Elementary 946 942 A 4
Grand View Elementary 966 969 A -3
Meadows Elementary 961 951 A 10
Robinson Elementary 965 971 A -6
Pacific Elementary 968 965 A 3
Middle Schools
Manhattan Beach Middle 943 959 A -16
High Schools
Mira Costa High 912 916 A -4
PALOS VERDES PENINSULA UNIFIED 925 924 D 1
Elementary Schools
Cornerstone at Pedregal Elementary 977 974 A 3
Dapplegray Elementary 934 936 A -2
Lunada Bay Elementary 941 942 A -1
Mira Catalina Elementary 919 919 A 0
Montemalaga Elementary 947 951 A -4
Point Vicente Elementary 954 947 A 7
Rancho Vista Elementary 943 946 A -3
Silver Spur Elementary 968 969 A -1
Soleado Elementary 966 948 A 18
Valmonte Elementary
Vista Grande Elementary 936 936 A 0
Middle Schools
Miraleste Intermediate 932 914 A 18
Palos Verdes Intermediate 951 956 A -5
Ridgecrest Intermediate 955 960 A -5
High Schools
Palos Verdes High 884 896 A -12
Palos Verdes Peninsula High 909 906 A 3
REDONDO BEACH UNIFIED 887 892 D -5
Elementary Schools
Alta Vista Elementary 946 929 A 17
Beryl Heights Elementary 942 952 A -10
Birney Elementary 917 927 A -10
Jefferson Elementary 936 941 A -5
Lincoln Elementary 910 913 A -3
Madison Elementary 910 906 A 4
Tulita Elementary 912 929 A -17
Washington Elementary 893 906 A -13
Middle Schools
Adams Middle 872 B B B
Parras Middle 907 921 A -14
High Schools
Redondo Union High 856 858 A -2
TORRANCE UNIFIED 860 869 D -9
Elementary Schools
Anza Elementary 916 918 A -2
Arlington Elementary 885 887 A -2
Edison Elementary 860 876 A -16
Evelyn Carr Elementary 813 834 A -21
Fern Elementary 844 864 A -20
Hickory Elementary
Howard Wood Elementary 842 846 A -4
John Adams Elementary 850 853 A -3
Joseph Arnold Elementary 899 907 A -8
Lincoln Elementary 894 897 A -3
Riviera Elementary 907 918 A -11
Seaside Elementary 902 915 A -13
Torrance Elementary 821 837 A -16
Towers Elementary 908 916 A -8
Victor Elementary 899 916 A -17
Walteria Elementary 906 909 A -3
Yukon Elementary 838 859 A -21
Middle Schools
Bert M. Lynn Middle 910 936 A -26
Calle Mayor Middle 908 928 A -20
Casimir Middle 859 862 A -3
Edward J. Richardson Middle 907 921 A -14
J. H. Hull Middle 800 826 A -26
Jefferson Middle 858 887 A -29
Madrona Middle 882 891 A -9
Philip Magruder Middle 846 827 A 19
High Schools
North High 807 815 A -8
South High 875 876 A -1
Torrance High 811 822 A -11
West High 868 873 A -5
WISEBURN ELEMENTARY 869 883 D -14
Elementary Schools
Juan Cabrillo Elementary 888 906 A -18
Juan De Anza Elementary 872 882 A -10
Peter Burnett Elementary 879 871 A 8
Middle Schools
Dana Middle 863 885 A -22
High Schools
Da Vinci Design 762 746 5 16
Da Vinci Science 816 799 1 17