167 Beaumont Street1

This Arts and Crafts cottage at 167 Beaumont Street in Manhattan Beach has plenty of cute original details and is close to the beach and parks. There are coffered ceilings and a wood burning Arts and Crafts style brick fireplace.

It has four bedrooms and a garage. The kitchen appears to have been last updated in the 1970s, and there are no pictures of the two bathrooms. The hot water heater and boiler are new, according to the listing. (more…)

1. COBBLE HILL $2,730,000
309 Warren Street GMAP P*Shark
A single-family townhouse that hit the market in November, then was relisted this January. It was asking $2,899,000. From the looks of the listing, this is one impressive home. Deed recorded on 3/12/2013.

2. PROSPECT HEIGHTS $1,548,500
651 Vanderbilt Avenue GMAP P*Shark
A HOTD pick way back in 2007. The one-three family home has a ground-level storefront. It’s currently configured as two three-bedroom apartments. According to Streeteasy, the building sold a number of times between 2004 and 2008. It was last listed in August of 2012 for $1,600,000. Deed recorded on 3/14/2013.

3. FISKE TERRACE $1,525,000
65 Wellington Court GMAP P*Shark
This is a lovely stand-alone house in the Fiske Terrace Historic District. Here’s the old listing. This is also an impressive flip: the home sold in 2011 for $425,000, then it was listed the next year for $1,625,000. Deed recorded on 3/15/2013.

4. MANHATTAN BEACH $1,460,000
134 Langham Street GMAP P*Shark
No listing for this home. Deed recorded on 3/13/2013.

5. FORT GREENE $1,425,000
127 St. Felix Street GMAP P*Shark
Why did this two-family home go for cheap? Streeteasy isn’t revealing any details. Deed recorded on 3/15/2013.

1. BROOKLYN HEIGHTS $2,708,545.00
360 Furman Street #1004 GMAP P*Shark
Listing pulled for this two bed/two bath unit. Deed recorded on 3/8/2013.

2. DUMBO $2,647,450
37 Bridge Street, #THA GMAP P*Shark
This is one of the new townhouses at the Kirkman Loft development. The home has three bedrooms over 2,512 square feet. There’s also an elevator in the townhouse! It was listed at the beginning of this year for $2,600,000. Deed recorded on 3/5/2013.

3. MANHATTAN BEACH $1,980,000
183 Gerard Street GMAP P*Shark
Here’s the old listing for this two-family home. The home was on the market for much of 2011 around the mid $2 million mark. Deed recorded on 3/4/2013.

4. BROOKLYN HEIGHTS $1,885,762
20 Henry Street, #2BS GMAP P*Shark
A four bed/three bath condo unit. It hit the market in March 2012 for $1,825,000. Deed recorded on 3/6/2013.

5. BROOKLYN HEIGHTS $1,600,625.50
20 Henry Street, #4BS GMAP P*Shark
A three bed/two bath condo unit. This one entered contract in the get-go, at it’s ask of $1,550,000. Streeteasy shows only one studio unit left at the entire 20 Henry condo development. Deed recorded on 3/8/2013.

Sheepshead Bites dug up this “historic gem” of a 1940s film about the first “lady lifeguards” of Manhattan Beach in the Library of Congress Prelinger Archive. Presumably the ladies were called in to serve during war time, when able-bodied men were scarce. We cannot improve on the New York Times’ description of the film, which called it “a gently leering 10-minute tour de force of visual double-entendre and soul-stirring call-of-duty gee-whiz.”
The Lady Lifeguards of Manhattan Beach [Sheepshead Bites]
By the Sea, Guarded by a Beautiful She [NY Times]