While Home Inventory Remains Low…Oceanfront Strand Homes Buck the Trend

Over the past few years, the Manhattan Beach real estate market has been driven by low inventory and high demand.  Homes generally sell fairly quickly but the ultra luxury market of oceanfront homes, known in Manhattan Beach as the Strand is a vastly different situation.  Currently there are 7 oceanfront homes or properties for sale on the Manhattan Beach Strand.  As of 9/29/18 there are 7 homes for sale on the beach which is pretty incredible given the limited number of homes in general.  The median days on market for these homes is 79 with the average days on market a whopping 241.

Current Manhattan Beach Oceanfront Strand Homes

Home of the Week – 2821 Amby Place in Hermosa Beach

The  differences between Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach real estate are continually blurring as the reputation as Manhattan Beach’s somewhat wilder neighbor has long since changed.  The home at 2821 Amby place feels, for all intents and purposes, like a luxurious estate home in Manhattan Beach’s prestigious hill section.  What makes it unique is that it’s not in the hill section of Manhattan but in Hermosa Beach just a few blocks south.

The home sits high on the hill with absolutely stunning panoramic ocean views.  Sitting on a massive (for Hermosa) 9000+ lot at the end of a very quiet cul-de-sac the home offers and estate feel with open spaces a tropical pool and yard and oh the views.  Contact us for more information about this home or the luxury homes throughout Manhattan and Hermosa Beach


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Strong Home Sales in Manhattan Beach In November

Manhattan Beach saw yet another strong month in home sale and home prices in November of 2017 with 35 homes sales at a median home price of $2,300,000.  This was well over the November of 2016 median price of $1,863,000 but well below the numbers for October 2017.

The lowest price home sale of the month was a smaller single family home on Rosecrans which closed at $1,250,000 with the highest price sale cosing at $9,400,000 for a single family home at 712 John in the Manhattan Beach hill section.  This home had been on the market originally at $11,995,000.

See the current homes for sale in Manhattan Beach or see the recent Manhattan Beach home sales.

City Homes
2017  Median
2016  Median
Year over Year % Change%
Carson 49 $476,000 $450,000 5.9%
El Segundo 12 $1,243,000 $816,000 52.3%
Gardena 52 $533,000 $504,000 5.7%
Harbor City 10 $555,000 $523,000 6.1%
Hawthorne 30 $577,000 $575,000 .3%
Hermosa Beach 20 $1,550,000 $1,380,000 12.3%
Lawndale 18 $515,000 $393,000 31.2%
Lomita 11 $599,000 $473,000 26.8%
Long Beach 318 $510,000 $490,000 4%
Manhattan Beach 35 $2,300,000 $1,863,000 23.5%
Marina Del Rey 33 $925,000 $955,000 -3.1%
Palos Verdes Estates 27 $1,510,000 $1,550,000 -2.6%
Playa Del Rey 21 $710,000 $658,000 7.9%
Rancho Palos Verdes 31 $1,108,000 $1,088,000 1.8%
Redondo Beach 79 $955,000 $900,000 6.1%
San Pedro 55 $550,000 $515,000 6.8%
Torrance 117 $700,000 $656,000 6.6%
Westchester 35 $1,015,000 $943,000 7.6%

317 17th Street Manhattan Beach – You Can Have it All

There are a lot of beautiful walkstreet homes that come on the market but with land at a premium open space is not one of the usual features.  The new listings at 317 17th Street in the sand section goes to show that you really can have it all…this 11,917 foot home sits on a huge 6,751 foot lot making for the equivalent walkstreet frontage of 2.5 normal 30 foot wide lots.   The additional space not only allows for a yard and a luxury pool, but gives the home great separation from the neighbors to the west making for great ocean and beach views.

Contact us for more information or to schedule a private showing.

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Featured Sand Section Home – 128 18th Street

Listed with Bryn Stroyke of Stroyke Properties.  128 18th Street Manhattan Beach

Located in the 100 block of one of Manhattan Beach’s finest walkstreets, this tropical contemporary home combines extraordinary design with exceptional location. Featuring 5 bdrms and 5.5 ba, 2 family rooms over 3 levels, with sweeping ocean views highlighted by 4 sets of mahogany Nano doors that give each level the sought after vacation feel……

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Out of Manhattan – Homes We Like – 1032 6th Street Hermosa Beach

By Keith KyleOcean View Townhomes in Hermosa Beach

It’s surprising to see that 1032 6th Street in Hermosa Beach is still on the market as we liked it when it first hit the market and still think it’s a great property.  Part of the challenge for this home is that it’s competing with new construction townhomes built by Lazaar Design+Build just a block away at 1072 & 1074 7th Street and 2 homes on Pine, but given the great views and beautiful details it’s still surprising that it remains for sale.  The home has a great open feel and floorplan, beautiful ocean views and unlike most townhomes, it has a small yard area.  This fully detached townhome looks and feels like a single family home and is definitely worth a look.

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Just Listed in Hermosa Beach – 618 1st Street – Just Blocks to the Beach

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Located just a few short blocks to the beach at 618 1st Street, this beautiful detached Cape Cod designed townhome offers the best in beach living.  Very rare for this area of Hermosa, the home is completely detached and feels like a single family home with great outdoor spaces and a private entry. With a mid level entry and reverse floorplan, the formal entry offers soaring ceilings, hardwood floors and is bathed in natural light.  Entry level features the master suite, 2 spacious bedrooms, convenient laundry area, and a full bath.  The enormous master suite features dual walk in closets, new carpet and paint, and an beautiful bath with jacuzzi tub and  shower.  The upper level offers an incredible amount of space with an open and flexible layout that can adapt to your lifestyle.  The living room features vaulted ceilings, beautiful gas fireplace, and 4 French doors allow for direct access to the patio to take in the near perfect weather.  The top floor also features an oversized and open kitchen with recessed lights, stainless appliances sits cental to both the living room and huge dining room.  Head up to the rooftop deck for great ocean and city light views.  The home also offers a nice backyard area with deck and artificial turf, and a two car attached garage.  All of this ideally located in Hermosa Beach, recently voted the 10th “Happiest Seaside Towns in America” by Coastal Living Magazine.

 Contact listing agent Keith Kyle with Vista Sotheby’s International Realty for more information or for a private showing.  Details and videos at 618FirstStreet.com

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Luxury Homes Dominate the Market in Manhattan Beach for April 2015

By Keith Kyle612 John Street

April was a big month in Manhattan Beach with both the average home price and median home price topping $2,000,000.  The month saw 31 home sales of which the lowest priced home was $699,000 for a 2 bedroom condo while the biggest sale of the month was a Strand listing at $6,475,000.  Only 2 homes sold below $1,000,000 while the luxury market is clearly thriving with 17 homes topping the $2,000,000 threshold.   See the current homes for sale in Manhattan Beach or see other home sales and prices throughout the South Bay.

SB15040916 SFR/D
36th PL  $          1,255,500 2/2,0,0,0 1934/ASR 1150/T
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Alma AV  $          2,150,000 3/3,0,1,0 2005/EST 1870/A
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Alma AV  $          2,250,000 3/2,1,0,0 1936/ASR 1850/A
SB14241757 TWNHS/A
Rosecrans PL  $          2,565,000 3/3,0,1,0 2014/BLD 2331/AP
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8th ST  $          2,990,000 3/3,0,1,0 2002/ASR 2285/A
14777865 TWNHS
23RD PL  $          2,995,000 3/4,0,0,0 2001 1946/A
SB15025290 TWNHS/D
Alma AV  $          3,100,000 3/3,0,1,0 2005/ASR 2400/A
SB15036116 SFR/D
6th ST  $          3,315,500 2/2,0,0,0 1947/ASR 1300/A
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The Strand  $          6,475,000 9/6,0,0,0 1969/ASR 4401/A
SB15046398 SFR/D
Oak AV  $          1,300,000 2/1,0,0,0 1952/ASR 794/A
SB15067121 SFR/D
Oak AV  $          1,410,000 2/1,0,0,0 1941/ASR 846/A
SB15052111 SFR/D
Oak AV  $          1,410,000 3/2,0,0,0 1948/ASR 1175/A
SB15028856 SFR/D
Marine AV  $          1,684,100 3/1,1,1,0 1951/ASR 1533/AP
SB15013850 SFR/D
Elm AV  $          1,800,000 5/2,1,0,0 1963/ASR 2600/A
SB15028802 SFR/D
1944 N
Ardmore AV  $          2,000,000 3/2,0,0,0 1956/ASR 2158/A
SB15004582 SFR/D
Elm AV  $          2,100,000 4/3,0,1,0 1981/ASR 3412/AP
SB15068499 SFR/D
Marine AV  $          2,225,000 5/3,0,0,0 1950/APP 3614/A
SB15054726 SFR/D
3408 N
Poinsettia AV  $          2,565,000 5/4,0,0,0 2000/ASR 3155/A
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Palm AV  $          2,900,000 5/1,3,1,0 2000/ASR 3893/A
SB15054168 SFR/D
8th ST  $          2,525,000 2/1,0,0,0 1950/ASR 1232/A
SB15039834 TWNHS/A
Coronado CT  $          1,250,000 3/1,1,1,0 1987/ASR 1916/A
SB15060209 SFR/D
Village CR  $          2,325,000 4/1,2,1,0 1983/ASR 3263/A
SB15025842 SFR/D
23rd ST  $          1,440,000 3/2,0,0,0 1968/ASR 2046/A
SB15046172 SFR/D
23rd ST  $          1,460,000 4/2,1,0,0 1969/ASR 2678/A
SB15057862 SFR/D
Magnolia AV  $          2,798,000 5/5,0,1,0 2006/ASR 3767/A
SB15080582 CONDO/A
Artesia BL #4  $              699,000 2/3,0,0,0 1978/ASR 1193/A
15820107 SFR/D
107 N
AVIATION  $              900,000 3/1,0,0,0 1950 952
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11th ST  $          1,350,000 4/2,0,0,0 1949/ASR 1205/A
SB15050764 SFR/D
Curtis AV  $          1,749,000 3/2,0,1,0 2015/SEE 2172/A
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6th ST  $          1,910,000 4/2,0,1,0 1979/APP 2544/A
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10th ST  $          2,550,000 4/3,0,1,0 2001/ASR 3685/A

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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Huge Ocean Views at 116 25th St. in Manhattan Beach

Ocean views abound in this fantastic luxury walkstreet home just feet from the beach. With almost 5000 feet this 116-25th-Street-Manhattan-Beachhome enjoys stunning views in a luxury setting with 5 spacious bedrooms and 5 baths.

ML#: SB15057136
List Price: $9,800,000
Price Per Sqft: $1,960.00
Property Type: Single Family Residence
Bedrooms: 5
Bath: 4.5
Sqft (Src): 5,000

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