Manhattan Beach

Come see recently sold homes in Manhattan Beach

Eye on Real Estate

August 15, 2018 By Lore Croghan Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Developers go big in Manhattan Beach. For example, this Hampton Avenue house was enlarged in the 1990s. Eagle photos by Lore Croghan
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Go big or go home.

That’s the unofficial motto of developers in Manhattan Beach.

Whenever we’re hit with a sudden bout of nostalgia for Miami, where we lived many years ago, we head to Manhattan Beach for a stroll.

Many big, beautiful houses on this Brooklyn peninsula remind us of South Florida mansions. Other homes, though not evocative of Miami, are also big, beautiful and interesting to look at.

Even on the steamiest summer day, it’s great fun to walk around Manhattan Beach. Atlantic Ocean breezes will keep you from overheating and keeling over.

The other day, we went and tracked down some lovely houses — and a development site  — that changed hands recently. We also snapped photos of Manhattan Beach’s most eye-catching houses. See related story.

News for those who live, work and play in Brooklyn and beyond

This sale broke the $3 million threshold

A developer named Corbin Group Inc. sold a newly built stucco house at 228 Corbin Place in March for $3.3 million, city Finance Department records indicate.

In 2016, Corbin Group Inc., with Salvatore Calcagno as its authorized signatory, had bought the property for $1.6 million from Corbin Corp. with Munzer Elayyan as president, Finance Department records show.  

Brodmore LLC with Vadeem Brodsky as member and Corbin Corp. had jointly purchased the property for $1.2 million in 2007. It was vacant residential land at that time, the deed indicates.

In 2016, Brodmore LLC transferred its one-third stake in 228 Corbin Place to Corbin Corp. The public record doesn’t show how much money, if any, changed hands in this transaction.

The couple who sold the site to Brodmore LLC and Corbin Corp. had inherited it in 1994, Finance Department records show.

The house is near the Atlantic Ocean shoreline.


By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea

* According to Finance Department records, on another block that dead-ends in a scenic way at the Atlantic Ocean, a beautiful house at 221 Coleridge St. sold for $2.5 million in April 2017.   

City Buildings Department filings suggest the sellers had renovated the house after their $1.26 million purchase of it in February 2016. That price also comes from Finance Department records, of course.

* On the next street over, on a block that also ends at the Atlantic Ocean, a handsome brick house at 267 Dover St. sold for $2.45 million in May 2017, Finance Department records indicate.

This home was constructed in the late 1990s.

The sellers had paid $2.2 million for it in 2015, Finance Department records show. Before that, 267 Dover St. had been sold for $990,000 in 2004.

* On the next street, on yet another block with a scenic seaside dead-end, an LLC purchased a house that has fallen into disrepair and has an enormous yard for $2.2 million, Finance Department records indicate.

The transaction was an estate sale. It closed in May. The address of the house is 228 Exeter St.

In June, the purchaser filed a Buildings Department application for a demolition permit.


My city by the bay

* On a block that’s close to Sheepshead Bay — in this instance we mean the body of water, not the neighborhood — a house at 137 Hastings St. sold for $3.06 million in March, Finance Department records indicate.

The five-bedroom, 4,500-square-foot house has a garage, two terraces and a large back yard with a deck, a posting by listing broker Douglas Elliman says.

The seller had bought the property for $1.73 million in 2006, Finance Department records show.

* A house on the corner of Oriental Boulevard, which runs through the center of Manhattan Beach, sold in May for $2,565,990, Finance Department records show. The address is 195 Kensington St.

Buildings Department filings suggest the seller had enlarged the house after buying it in 2014. According to Finance Department records, that purchase had been made for $1.2 million.


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