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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1023 Dianthus – Hill Section Home for Lease in Manhattan Beach

This beautifully remodeled and updated corner lot home is in the coveted Hill Section of Manhattan Beach. This 1,248 sqft  home sits on a 4,425 sqft lot boasting 3 bedrooms and 2 baths is just a short walk to downtown, restaurants, shops and beach. The backyard is perfect for summer BBQ’s, featuring mature trees and a private patio for friends and family. The home has recently been updated down to the studs. The living room has magnificent vaulted ceilings and the and the kitchen has all new stainless steel appliances. With this single story house, you can cook, dine, relax or work in the private yard while enjoying the sun and ocean breeze. Large area for a sport court/basketball court. The home is in the prestigious Robinson Elementary school district.


  • $6,500 a month
  • Available June 1
  • 1248 sq feet
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bath
  • 2 car garage
  • Beautiful grassy backyard
  • Close to downtown and the beach

Contact Keith Kyle for more information

Keith Kyle

Realtor, e-Pro, Top Producer 2007-2016
310.251.2344 cell/text |  310.546.7611 x366 office
2501 N. Sepulveda Blvd  |  Manhattan Beach  | CA 90266
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Luxury Home Flips Alive and Well in Manhattan Beach

By Keith Kyle1641-23rd-street-remodeled-kitchen

Although we’ve seen quite a slowdown in luxury home flips in Manhattan Beach, they are still out there and are still alive and well.  The reason for the slowdown is that the home prices for older, original condition homes has increased so much in the last two years that it’s been tougher for investors and flippers to find properties with a guaranteed return.  2014 and 2015 saw a number of luxury home flips in Manhattan Beach and many opportunities for 1641-23rd-st-manhattan-beachrehabbing and often expanding these original beach bungalows and many investors did very well.  While it’s slowed down the recent flip, listing and sale at 1641 23rd Street in East Manhattan Beach.  Purchased for $1,260,000 in November 2015, the reinvented (and expanded by about 400 feet it appears) home came on the market as a luxury flip for $1,799,000 in July of 2016.  While that price may have been a bit over valued, the recent price drop to $1,699,000 seems to have done it as it’s gone into escrow as of September 20th.  The sales price hasn’t been released but these are still big numbers for homes in the Liberty Village neighborhood of East Manhattan.

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Manhattan Beach Home Sales in February 2015

By Keith Kyle750 30th

February was another month dominated by low housing inventory and rapidly rising prices in the white hot real estate market in Manhattan Beach CA.  While the 19 homes sold in Manhattan Beach was well below the norm, the average sales price was just under $2.0M at $1,999,599.  Of the 19 homes sold there were only 5 sales priced below $1,000,000 consisting of 4 townhomes and one smaller single family home on Valley Dr.

February 2015 home sales in Manhattan Beach

MLS# Type   Address  Price  Bed/Bath Year Sq
SB14241303 TWNHS/A 228 38th ST  $ 2,800,000 3/3,0,1,0 2014/BLD 2175/E
PV15015180 SFR/D 510 23rd ST  $ 2,826,000 4/3,0,1,0 2009/ASR 3202/B
SB15025365 SFR/D 1904 Ocean DR  $ 3,250,000 2/2,0,0,0 2011/ASR 1800/B
SB14238747 SFR/D 2801 Valley DR  $ 985,000 2/1,0,0,0 1951/ASR 965
SB15037754 SFR/D 592 30th ST  $ 1,750,000 3/1,0,0,0 1953/ASR 1578/A
SB14258990 SFR/D 2413 John ST  $ 2,145,000 4/1,1,0,0 1961/ASR 1890/A
SB15007376 SFR/D 1708 Pine AV  $ 2,575,000 5/4,0,1,0 2011/APP 3129/A
SB15014492 SFR/D 3011 Elm AV  $ 3,212,500 5/4,0,1,0 2004/ASR 3600/E
SB15007963 SFR/D 3311 Elm AV  $ 4,569,000 6/3,3,1,0 2014/BLD 5166/B
SB14263986 SFR/D 915 Duncan AV  $ 2,150,000 3/2,0,0,0 1950/ASR 1656/A
PW14241187 SFR/D 864 5th ST  $ 2,900,000 2/2,0,0,0 1967/ASR 1515/A
SB14232744 TWNHS/A 30 Monterey CT  $ 835,000 2/2,0,0,0 1987/EST 1474/B
SB14232476 TWNHS/A 21 Santa Rosa CT  $ 875,000 2/2,0,1,0 1987/ASR 1583/B
SB15036929 TWNHS/A 1315 Manhattan Beach BL #B  $ 668,000 2/2,0,1,0 1986/ASR 1175/A
SB15019298 SFR/D 1901 Lynngrove DR  $ 1,291,875 3/1,0,0,0 1950/ASR 1098/A
SB14246573 SFR/D 1205 Meadows AV  $ 1,450,000 3/2,0,0,0 2014/SEE 1511/SEE
SB14264038 TWNHS/A 1140 Manhattan Beach BL #F  $ 660,000 2/1,1,1,0 1978/ASR 1197/A
SB14251202 SFR/D 1747 2nd ST  $ 1,335,000 3/2,0,0,0 1952/ASR 1442/A
SB15015200 SFR/D 1540 2nd ST  $ 1,715,000 4/3,0,0,0 1953/ASR 2840/A

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Luxury Flip at 3521 Poinsettia in Manhattan Beach Tree Section

By Keith Kyle3521-Poinsettia

While the world of luxury flips may be slowing a bit as “fixer” home prices are no longer much of a deal, there are still some beautiful properties coming to market and the home at 3521 Poinsettia is one of them.  This was tastefully remodeled with a very bright and inviting beach home style.  Open beamed ceilings, beautiful hardwood floors, entertainers kitchen and bright and muted colors throughout make for a wonderful beach style home.  Listed by Ed Kaminsky with Shorewood realtors, the home is marketed as a “cottage contemporary home” and features 3 bedrooms, 3 1/4 bathrooms (tax records indicate 2 bedroom 2 bath so buyer should verify), and according to the seller has 1700 sq ft.  Contemporary kitchen, with gourmet appliances, brand new cabinets, marble counter tops, wood ceiling and beautiful lighting. The home has great outdoor spaces and resides in the very sought after tree section neighborhood in Manhattan Beach and offers the epitome of the luxury beach lifestyle.

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The Good Ones Don’t Last Long

The real estate market in Manhattan Beach continues to be on fire with and abundance of homes quickly going in to escrow and some never120-5th-Manhattan-Beach making it to the market.  “Prices have soared in the past 2 years, and anything that’s either in a prime location, or priced aggressively doesn’t last long” according to South Bay Brokers realtor Keith Kyle.

What’s fueling this heated market?

The pent up demand due to almost 18 months of near record low housing inventory in Manhattan Beach has made for a market incredibly favorable to sellers.  The combination of home buyers looking for turn key homes, investors looking for homes to flip, and builders buying anything older than about 20 years means that inventory remains low and the homes that come on the market simply don’t last.

Here are a few of the latest homes to go into escrow.

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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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The Difference Between Normal Streets and Walk Streets

By Keith Kyle

The homes located on the “walk streets” of Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach are highly coveted and far more valuable to similar homes just blocks away that are not on these pedestrian walkways. So what is the difference?

It’s perhaps easiest to see the difference

"Regular" street in Manhattan

“Regular” street in Manhattan

Walkstreet looking west

Walkstreet looking west










What the walkstreet homes allow is somewhat of a front yard that opens up to the very social feel of the neighborhood. Not only is it safer due to the lack of cars, but it becomes and extension of both the home and the front yard and lends itself to a great community feel. In addition the lack of cars means lack of garages so all of the homes fact the more asthetically pleasing parts of the home and not the garages, alleys, etc.

5 Oceanfront Homes for Sale in Manhattan Beach

By Keith KyleManhattan Beach Strand

It’s rare to see more than one oceanfront home on the market in Manhattan Beach at the same time, but as of August 15th there are 5 homes for sale. They range from a townhome at 4404 The Strand priced at just under $6.0M to 2 different homes (one at 104 The Strand the other at 1140 The Strand) that are both priced just under $14.0M. Believe it or not the home at 104 is actually a tear down. Ironically in our eyes, this listing states “Price includes plans for a mega multi million dollar contemporary estate.” If you ask us…..$13.9M sounds like it’s already in the multi million range.

The latest offering is located at 516 The Strand, which is a fairly prime south sand section location. It features 4 bedrooms and 4 baths and is priced at $10,000,000. That certainly seems above value to us, but as these are such premium locations it only take one buyer to fall in love. As most oceanfront purchases these days seem to be all cash, appraisal value rarely comes into play.

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Ocean View Off Market Opportunity at 220 35th St in the Manhattan Beach Sand Section

By Keith Kyle

We were recently notified about a spectacular home coming to market in September located at 220 35th Street in Manhattan Beach.  This is a modern masterpiece enjoying the best of all worlds including top of line finishes, fantastic ocean views, walk street location and inspired design.  The home will not be listed until September but according to the listing agent sellers will consider offers prior to listing.  The home is expected to be listed at $5,995,000 by Dave Fratello of Confidential Real Estate.  Contact us or call/text us at 310-251-2344 for more information or to set up a tour prior to the home going on the market.

Update:  This home sold off-market and is no longer available.

220 35th St. Manhattan Beach CA

Manhattan Beach Modern

This epic coastal modern home designed and built by Steve Lazar has everything for the luxury beach lifestyle: Ocean views and breezes, fabulous entertaining spaces and top-of-the-line everything.

Completed in 2008, this warm, custom-built property was elegantly upgraded post-purchase by the owners with designer finishes, custom lighting and audio systems, built-ins and a full-feature Crestron smart-home automation system (audiovisual,
HVAC, lighting, security and more).

Home Details:

Interior: 4br/5ba, approx. 4200 sq. ft.
Lot: 2700 sq. ft.
Built: 2008, upgraded by owners

Asking price: $5,995,000

Property on waiver. Sellers would review any offers before MLS listing.

 Information provided by Dave Fratello of Confidential Real Estate