544 Marine

The G9 Signature Collection of Distinctive Properties

One of the most sought after real estate neighborhoods in all of the South Bay is what is known to Realtors as Area 142—the Manhattan Sand Section. Factors such as proximity to all of the action Downtown Manhattan Beach, being walking distance to local schools and also the over 2 mile long wood chip path, and of course, the proximity to the sands of the beach have driven the demand for homes in this area to an all-time high. To meet this demand over the years, a popular move for builders has been to purchase lots in this dense area and built townhomes, creating more housing options and allowing for more homeowners to enjoy the popular Sand Section lifestyle.

Today, an average sale price for an over 2,500 sf, 4 bedroom townhome in the Sand Section is hovering at $2.5 million. The closer one gets to the beach, the more common the larger, newer home is likely to be a townhome. The 500 block of the Sand Section could be argued as the breaking point where the townhomes start to thin out and the single family homes spread out again, with more space between neighbors and a little more forgiveness from the parking gods.

A small section of streets in the Sand Section  offer an extension of the charming, quaintness of what is known as the ‘Gaslamp Section’ of the Tree Section.  These streets echo back to the original roots of Manhattan Beach at the turn of the century by way of preserving the working gas lamps that once served as the only street lighting in these neighborhoods. At night, the gas lamps still cast their warm glow adding to the welcoming atmosphere of these family friendly streets. 

Caskey & Caskey is pleased to announce our latest listing located at 544 Marine Avenue in the Sand Section of Manhattan Beach. This is a brand new construction project, scheduled for completion in October 2014. The home is the latest in the G9 Development Collection of Signature Properties to be offered for pre-completion sale; their most recent was the Sunset Magazine Idea House in East Manhattan Beach which was offered at $ 4 million and is scheduled to close escrow in October 2014. The same quality of workmanship and similar offerings of customization upgrades can be found throughout this latest G9 Development project at 544 Marine Avenue.

Presented by G9 Development and Mike Davis Custom Homes, 544 Marine Avenue in the Sand Section of Manhattan Beach will be complete with 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, a built in office room, a full laundry utility room and oversized 2 car garage. The home will measure at just under 3,000 sq.ft. and sits on a unique street-to-alley “micro-corner” lot, offering more open space between neighbors as well as a tree top view of the neighborhood from the upper level, lending to even more of a private, open feel.

Part of the G9 Development signature on its new construction projects is the suite of advanced customization upgrades that their completed homes come pre-stocked with. 544 Marine Avenue will feature items such as high efficiency dual zone Air Conditioning, an efficient tankless water heater with pump and timer, a state-of-the-art Vantage home automation system that ties to lighting controls, audio/visual controls, home security, and more. The home will be stocked with a 60” Samsung Smart TV and additional flat screens tied to the Vantage system; speakers in the living areas, master suite, master bath shower; an OnQ (by Legrand) Selective Call Intercom System – the most advanced in the industry–with Video Door unit that allows homeowners to see and speak with visitors at the front door; double wide crown and base moldings throughout; designer quality heating & air registers; ultra-high end Emteck hardware;  a MyQ Smartphone Controlled Garage Door Opener, exterior perimeter security cameras, and much more. 


The home will be fully stocked with high end appliances including a Maytag washer/dryer set, a central vacuum system with convenient toe-kicks, built in wine storage cooler, full overlay faced side by side refrigerator and dishwasher, stainless steel range and hood and an outdoor kitchenette with built in BBQ on the living room deck. Custom landscape design by the same landscape architects that completed the yards at the 2014 Sunset Idea House, Masterpeace Gardens.

Well thought out design notions such as A/V plugs in closets, optional computer/built-in desk areas in the lower level bedrooms (for homework stations), dual TV outlets in the living room to accommodate personal preference of a TV mount over the fireplace or beside it, outlets for charging stations and your home computer printer in the home office room, built in grommets for computer wires, a panic button for home security in the master suite, bedroom lighting on dimmer switches, and built in bench seating in each shower lend to this new construction offering being a true custom home rather than a “spec” project.

544 Marine Ave offers prospective homeowners the choice of a brand new, true single family home with all the benefits of Sand Section living, over the concept of a 3 story townhome on a half lot in the more densely populated areas just a mere block or two to the West. The home is zoned for sought after Grandview Elementary school, a Green Ribbon award winning school that ranks in the Nation’s top schools.