We have previously written about Manhattan Beach Strand Real Estate and Real Estate for sale on the Hermosa Beach Strand. As Strand homes are the benchmark for all other Manhattan Beach Sand Section Real Estate and Hermosa Beach Sand Section Real Estate sales, we get frequent requests for updates on this site as well as our sister website www.90254realestate.com. This blog post will review homes sold on the Strand in Manhattan Beach CA as well as current active MLS listings and properties currently in escrow. Hermosa Beach CA Strand Real Estate can be found on www.90254realestate.com. We hope you find this Strand Real Estate update useful whether want to buy or sell a Strand home or are just curious about trends. For more information on any active MLS listings in Manhattan Beach, call 310 975 5139.

As of this writing there have been 7 sales in 2011 on The Strand. Of these 2 have been in Manhattan Beach and 5 in Hermosa. The Manhattan Beach homes were sold for $7.3M and $10.9M. Strand single family home prices in Hermosa Beach ranged from a "low" $3.6M to a high of $12.6M. So, surprisingly Hermosa Beach Strand Real Estate was ostensibly bringing a higher price than Manhattan Beach. One Strand condo sold in Hermosa Beach for $1.56M. Currently there are 5 homes for sale on The Strand in Hermosa Beach and 6 for sale on the Manhattan Beach Strand (of which one is a condo). There is one Manhattan Beach Strand home in escrow and none the Hermosa Beach Strand.


1600 The Strand, Manhattan Beach CA, 90254: This 5226 sq ft Ray Kappe Design concrete, steel, and stone 3 bedroom single family home was built in 1985, prior to current codes, and has a rare rooftop pool, pivoting sculpted stainless steel front door and an elevator. You may have seen this property heavily promoted everywhere, we even saw it featured on the Huffington Post, during the 423 days it was on the market. It was originally listed for sale in the MLS for $13.5M, reduced to $12,5M and sold for $10.9M 1600 The Strand was listed by Peninsula Sotheby's International Realty who also represented the "all cash" buyer. Follow this link for more pictures and to view the listing: MLS S10012063.

3516 The Strand, Manhattan Beach CA, 90266: 6 bedrooms 5 bathrooms 5550 sq ft on a 3500 sq ft lot just south of Rosecrans in North Manhattan Beach, "Villa Toscana Sul Pacifico" was designed and built by Sexton Homes and is thought to  resemble an authentic Tuscan style home. Originally listed by Shorewood Realtors and subsequently South Bay Brokers, this home started out in the MLS considerably above $10M, was reduced to $9.85M, then $8.5M and eventually sold by the listing agent at South Bay Brokers on May 31 for $7.3M. Terms were "all cash". Click on the MLS # to view the listing and more pics: MLS S10094839.


4314 The Strand, Manhattan Beach CA, 90266: 3 bedrooms, 1.75 bathrooms 2649 sq ft tri-level penthouse-style condo in the El Porto section of the north end of Manhattan Beach. Listed by South Bay Brokers in the MLS as of March 2011, this property has not seen a price reduction yet. The listing agent notes that the Master Suite is on the Strand level boasting a luxurious master bath, sitting area with fireplace and private deck. Compares well to traditional attached townhouses although it may well take a price hit due to El Porto location. Listed for $3.25M. MLS S11030233.

3112 The Strand, Manhattan Beach CA, 90266: 3913 sq ft on a 3500 sq ft lot, this single family home is a classic example of mid 20th Century architecture. This house has three bedrooms, office and family room and is split into 2 separate living areas, front and back. There is also a three bdrm two bath rental. Three car garage plus three parking spaces. It is listed with Real Estate West and the listing agent states that the house is priced below market value at $5,499,000 (reduced from $6.9M). It has been on the market considerably over 6 months. Find out more: MLS S10125966.

3308 The Strand, Manhattan Beach CA, 90266: This 3090 sq ft house is the quintessential 1950's Strand Beach House and is being sold by the original owner (listed with South Bay Brokers). The home features a beautiful brick courtyard, large living room with stacked stone fireplace, granite counter kitchen with built ins, master suite with dressing area. 4bedrooms and 4.5 baths and the requisite beach shower dressing room. Bonus room for bikes and boards. Priced at $6.2M. MLS S11080852.

2504 The Strand, Manhattan Beach CA, 90266 Built in 1956, 3416 sq ft.  The main home offers 3 ocean side decks, 3 bedrooms, 4 baths, 3 fireplaces and a fabulous kitchen, dining and living area. Floor to ceiling glass doors afford stunning ocean views, breezes and spectacular sunset views. Floating stairs lead you to the luxurious master suite with panoramic ocean views, fireplace and spacious ocean side deck.  There is also a one bedroom and one bathroom apartment with a large outdoor deck attached to the home. Listed by Shorewood Realtors for $6.49M. MLS S11026080.

2920 The Strand, Manhattan Beach CA, 90266: North facing corner location on The Strand. An oversize lot with 43 feet of beach frontage. 7 beds, 6.5 baths plus a bonus room/office near the pool and spa situated inside of a private atrium. On the top floor, the large master suite features two sitting areas, fireplace, balcony, and a spacious loft. A total of five bedrooms sit on the top floor, two bedroom/bathroom suites are on the lower floor. Built in 1988, 5628 sq ft, 7 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms. On the market for over 2 years. Listed by Shorewood Realtors for $10,995,000 after price reductions. MLS S11013123.

2020 The Strand, Manhattan Beach CA, 90266: Double corner Strand lot also including the property at 2016 The Strand.  There is approximately sixty six feet of Strand frontage when these two lots are combined.  These two properties are not offered for sale individually. The house was built in 1917, so this is definitely a land value offering. We're trying to figure out where the listing agent is going with the pricing: $27,000,000. That's not a misprint and actually reflects a price reduction from $30M. The property is listed by Shorewood Realtors. MLS S11007471.


2908 The Strand, Manhattan Beach CA, 90266: Spectacular and hard to find oversized Strand lot (4,550s.f.) in premier “Gold Coast” location boasting an exceptional 44.32’ of frontage. Priced at lot value, the property currently features an extensively remodeled, super clean 4,142s.f. 5 bedroom, 5 bath home that is the perfect “live now, build later” opportunity. Remodeled kitchen features stainless Viking appliances, new tile counters with stone mosaic backsplash, family breakfast area and hardwood flooring. Large master suite with exposed beam ceilings, his and her closets, a huge deck and a recently remodeled master bath featuring slab stone counters, stone flooring and large tub with larger frameless multi head shower. Three other secondary bedrooms on top floor with two addtional baths. Listed by Shorewood Realtors for $8.295M, we'll let you know what it sells for when the escrow closes. MLS S11069606.