811 1st St, Manhattan Beach, California 90266
HILL SECTION
SFROffered at $3,250,000
3
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1957
Year Built
1,596
Square Feet
5,126
Lot Size

Hill Section Opportunity

Introducing a fabulous opportunity to own in the renowned Hill Section of Manhattan Beach! This mid-century original beach bungalow is a perfect buy-now, built-later prospect. Situated just above the storied Veterans Parkway / Greenbelt and blocks from the beautiful southernmost beaches of Manhattan Beach, this lot provides wonderful beach living with the potential to build your dream home, including prospective ocean vistas from Palos Verdes to Malibu.

The charm begins just inside the front door of this original beach cottage: a long brick entryway highlighted by a built-in bench and custom wainscoting leads to the expansive living room with plenty of space for entertaining. A sizeable painted brick fireplace, refinished pine floors and sliding glass doors to the intimate outside deck complete the allure. The open-concept floor plan includes an informal dining area just off of the living room and follows to the kitchen, which features original cabinetry and tilework and vaulted beamed ceiling with skylight for taking advantage of the Southern California sunshine.

The three bedrooms are cozy and personable, with a built-in window seat in the Master and custom shelving and sunny windows in the additional rooms. The Master bath features initial tilework with vintage built-in tub and shower curtain hardware as well as original cabinetry and hardware with double sinks. The chalkboard wall and designer details in one of the bedrooms add to the overall appeal of this mid-century beach cottage.

The tranquil backyard is surrounded by native landscaping and offers a perfect al fresco dining area; raised gardening beds provide a wonderful opportunity for growing your own organic vegetables. All in all, the beauty of this home is twofold – a chance to lay down roots in one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Manhattan Beach with the possibility of a dream home yet to come.


  • 3 bedrooms, 2 baths 
  • 1,596 sf, 5,126 sf lot
  • Built in 1957
  • Steps from Veterans Parkway/Greenbelt
  •  Vaulted ceilings
  • Pine flooring throughout
  •  Private backyard
  • Expansive living room
  •  Original brick fireplace

Listing Agent: Dave Caskey

Co-listing Agent: Jen Caskey