Our Newest Listing – 2209 Nelson in Redondo Beach

By Keith Kyle

This better than new coastal craftsman is as beautiful on the inside as the outside2209-nelson-redondo-beach and dramatically different than the standard Redondo townhome.  From the moment you see 2209 Nelson in Redondo Beach you’ll realize that this is unlike anything on the market.  Entering the home, you’ll be struck by the bright and open floorplan and attention to details. From the nine foot high ceilings,  6″ oak flooring to the El Dorado stone fireplace to the wainscoting and custom colors this home is designer perfect.  The lower level features a bright and open floorplan for today’s lifestyle and perfectly blends beach casual with modern luxury.  Ideal for entertaining the home features an open kitchen with granite counters, stainless appliances, Merillat maple cabinetry, center island and breakfast bar.  The kitchen opens to both the dining area and the spacious living 2209-nelson-living-room-entryroom.  Direct access to the private backyard and patio is ideal for indoor outdoor living.

Contact listing agent Keith Kyle with Vista Sotheby’s International Realty for more information.

Head upstairs to 3 beautiful  bedrooms plus the incredible master suite.  All bedrooms offer plantation shutters, vaulted ceilings, recessed lights, and all enjoy an abundance of natural light.  The master suite is a stunning retreat bathed in natural light, with vaulted ceilings, beautiful stone fireplace, private sitting area, balcony, and walk in closet.  The spacious master bath offers separate jacuzzi tub and shower, dual vanities, marble countertops and travertine flooring.  This beautiful home is a rare find in today’s market of cookie cutter homes.  View the 2209 Nelson photo gallery or visit the virtual tour.

  • $1,195,000
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 2 1/2 bathrooms
  • Fully detached – feels like a single family home
  • Beautiful kitchen with Merillat maple cabinets, Verde Butterfly granite, stainless appliances
  • Private patio and yard
  • 2,350 square feet (approx – buyer to verify)
  • Craftsman Style
  • Decorator perfect interior
  • Open Layout
  • Traditional floorplan

 

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No Single Family Estate Home Sales in Manhattan Village

By Keith KyleManhattan Village Estate Homes

One of the real housing inventory shortages over the past few years has been in Manhattan Village.  While there have been some townhomes for sale there have been almost no single family homes available.  The last MLS sale for a single family home in Manhattan Village was in January of 2016 and the only sale in all of 2015 happened in April of that year.  Manhattan Village is one of the only gated communities in the area and offers “court” homes (multiple townhome style units with nobody above or below), townhome units and single family estate homes.  While there have been a healthy inventory of the townhomes, the single family homes are few and far between.

 

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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Our Newest Manhattan Beach Adjacent Listing – 5404 W 149th Place in Fusion

Welcome to Fusion at South Bay…the most affordable way of buying a newer construction home in a gated4 ext community in the heart of the South Bay. This beautiful and bright “A” floor plan unit offers two spacious bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on two separate levels with an open layout ideal for entertaining. Take advantage of the endless summer weather as this home offers one of the larger patio areas perfect for enjoying those summer breezes and relaxing on the deck. Upgrades are found throughout including gleaming hardwood floors, granite counters, stainless appliances, plantation shutters, recessed lighting and so much more. Other amenities include in unit stackable washer and dryer, air conditioning and forced air heat, one car garage plus a separate assigned parking space. The community is ideally located just east of Manhattan Beach and enjoys nearly ideal year round weather and offers a community pool and spa, small park and playground, dog walking areas and a basketball court. All of this in the award winning Wiseburn School District.

 

 

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Big Ocean Views at 3300 Ocean in Manhattan Beach

Located on a great corner lot in the heart of the Manhattan Beach sand section, 3300 Ocean offers some stunning views and sits just a few steps to the beach.  This townhome offers a great beach feel with an open layout to take advantage of the views.

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4 Homes Under $1,000,000 in Manhattan Beach

By Keith KyleBeach Bungalows

In the luxury real estate market of Manhattan Beach it isn’t overly common these days to find anything priced below $1,000,000.  The obvious reason is the demand for homes in this coastal community has never been stronger.  Another reason is that just about any “original” beach type bungalow that comes around is often snatched up by builders looking to flip or, more likely, to replace with a 4000 foot single family home.  The third reason is that condos are almost non-existent with zoning allowing primarily single family homes with a scattering of townhomes mixed in which eliminates the entry level type condo.  At the moment, however, there are 4 homes for sale priced below $1,000,000.  If you’re interested in learning more or even taking a look please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Bucking the Trend, Housing Inventory Continues to Rise in Manhattan Village

While the Manhattan Beach real estate market has had almost 18 months of near record low housing inventory, the gated community of Manhattan-Village-Estate-HomeManhattan Village continues to buck the trend and defy the odds. Manhattan Village is located in Manhattan Beach CA and has a very limited number of homes, yet somehow 2014 inventory of available homes has been higher than normal. While the market outside the gates has few homes to offer, the situation is very different behind the gates. As of September 15th there were 9 active homes for sale in this small community. Not only is there an abundance of available homes, there is something for just about everyone ranging from the smallest and least expensive floorplan at 32 Bermuda Court, a plan one courthome priced at $799,000 to a few of the larger single family “estate” homes in the community priced at $2,185,000 at 22 Chatham.  Contact us for more information or fill out our free home update form to receive daily listing updates.

Current Manhattan Village homes for sale

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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

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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.

Current Beachfront Homes for Sale on The Strand

 

Looking for a Gated Community in Manhattan Beach?

By Keith Kyle

Many out of area and out of state buyers come to me looking for a nice gated community in the South Bay and Manhattan Beach.  Unlike many other areas, gated communities are few and far between in the Beach Cities and there’s really only one option in the luxury community of Manhattan.  Manhattan Village is the areas only real option with a combination of Estate Homes (SFRs), townhomes and court homes (clusters of townhome style units).  Ideally located just a short drive to the beach, Manhattan Village sits east of Sepulveda just north or Marine Ave.

Manhattan Village is a planned community and is the only gated community in Manhattan Beach. An exclusive retreat which provides a lifestyle many are surprised to discover in a beach community. The community consists of approximately 400 town and court homes and 122 estate homes. See our Manhattan Village Floorplans and Manhattan Village Map page. The village is landscaped in a park setting surrounded by trees, pools, spas, playgrounds, bike paths and a soccer field. The location in Manhattan Beach is ideal. Manhattan Village Mall is within walking distance, with Ralphs, CVS, Macys, fine restaurants, entertainment, the Manhattan Tennis Club as well as a number of fine hotels.

Manhattan Village has two primary security gates, one for the estate home owners and another for the townhomes and court homes.  The main gate is manned and access to the community is tightly regulated adding a level of safety on top of the already safe neighborhoods of Manhattan Beach in general.

The real estate market in this small gated community is usually very active with several homes often on the market.  Prices can range dramatically from the high $700s for a smaller, fairly original condition court home, to well over $2.0M for an updated larger estate home.  Visit our Manhattan Village real estate page for current listings or fill in our quick form to receive new Manhattan Village listings as soon as they come out.  Our email updates are, without question, the simplest way to search for a home in the area.

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