A jewel box by the sea! This bright, vintage Manhattan Beach cottage welcomes you with open arms. Just one look will get your mind racing with the possibilities. This dreamy property has already celebrated its 100th birthday. You’ll love the spacious front family room with its stately fireplace, classic paned windows and open feel. The dining room and kitchen are efficient, with built-in storage and a separate laundry room off the kitchen. Walk back to find two bedrooms, each with an attached bath. The primary suite features grasscloth wallpaper, adding to a beachy vibe. A serene front yard surrounded by a white picket fence is your place to kick it with family and friends, enjoying the sun and ocean breezes. Now, let’s talk potential. This darling would love a facelift and an update, and you’ll be a local hero if you do that work. But the lot can also host a 3-story, 3381-square-foot home (per city, buyer to verify). You’ll have real ocean and Catalina views to the south and west, as well as Malibu views to the north and west. This unique neighborhood is super close to downtown and the beach, but it’s such a quiet pocket, many locals don’t even know it’s here. Streets are quiet and safe, and just a few minutes’ walk to schools as well as shops, restaurants and sand. So… mind racing yet? What are you going to do? Don't wait, that's for sure.