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Actress Belinda Balaski brings longtime Manhattan Beach bungalow to market

Belinda Balaski’s Manhattan Beach bungalow

The 1940s home holds a tiered frontyard and a private deck with a spa out back. 

(Realtor.com)

After nearly half a century of ownership, “Gremlins” actress Belinda Balaski is ready to cash out in Manhattan Beach.

Her 1940s bungalow, which she bought in 1972 for $26,500, is on the market for $1.799 million, according to the Multiple Listing Service.

A tiered frontyard approaches the red house, which sits four blocks from the ocean. In 1,000 square feet of living space, there are two bedrooms and one bathroom.

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Rustic touches fill the living room, which has beamed ceilings, wood-paneled walls and parquet floors. Other common rooms include a long dining area and a kitchen splashed with tile.

Out back, a private wood deck holds a spa.

Balaski, 71, has appeared in a variety of horror and sci-fi films since the 1970s, including a handful of Joe Dante-directed movies: “The Howling,” “Piranha,” “Gremlins” and “Gremlins 2: The New Batch.”

Holly Messer of Strand Hill Christies International Real Estate is the listing agent.

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