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Six Year New Spanish Villa

Incredible Home-on-the-Hill Has It All!

923 Eighth Street Manhattan Beach

230 Anderson, Manhattan Beach

Located on a 50 wide, 7,200 Square Foot lot on an excellent street in the heart of the Hill Section, this very special Family Home offers spectacular City and Mountain views, and a big back yard.

Perched upon one of the highest points of the prestigious Manhattan Beach Hill Section, this amazing home was built to the highest of standards with the finest finishes.

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• Dramatic entrance with soaring 26 foot ceilings

• 4 bedrooms, 3½ baths including sound insulated master suite

• 5 Bedrooms and 4.5 baths with nearly 4,400 sqft of spacious living

• Library with custom crafted book shelves

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• Full artist studio, gym, and wine cellar

Offered at $4,995,000


One of the Most Premier Homes & Lots in all Manhattan Beach 704 Pacific Avenue, Manhattan Beach | www.704PacificAve.com The timeless enchantment of classic Cape Cod design is embodied in this Hill Section family home on an A+ lot with breathtaking panoramic ocean views. Custom built in 1997, with superior materials throughout, including Marvin windows, oak flooring and cherry cabinets. The lot is 8,960 square feet (56 X 160). The main living space is downstairs with a BR and bath. The formal living room with its toasty brick fireplace opens out onto an ocean view veranda. Gather the family (or give the kids alone time) in one of 2 family rooms - 1 up and 1 down. • Chef’s island kitchen with granite and tile counters and top quality appliances. • 3 enclosed garages + extra space off the rear alley. • Office/guest suite + bath with private deck and stellar views. • Master Suite has a parlor and amazing views and bath has marble counters and a big walk in closet

Offered at $5,249,000 #1 at RE/MAX Manhattan Beach for over 25 years running

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HOME WEEK BACKYARD: HALF ACRE BEAUTIFULLY LANDSCAPED LOT WITH SPARKLING POOL & ELEVATED SPA, STONE PATIOS, TRELLISED SIDE YARD WITH KITCHEN GARDEN, AND FORMAL ROSE GARDEN AND OLIVE ORCHARD.


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Distinguished French County Estate Nestled on Half Acre

4 Pleasant Hill Drive Rolling Hills Estates 5 Bedroom | 6.5 Bathroom | 5400 Sq ft | 20,580 Sq ft Lot | City Light Views

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tep through the front door of the outstanding French Country Estate and be taken in by the understated elegance and alfresco spaciousness. Designed by renowned Architect George Sweeney, this charming estate beautifully integrates both interior and exterior, while exuding a warmth and coziness amongst its surroundings. As you enter the private courtyard that lead to a truly stunning entry with sweeping staircase that immediately captivates your attention. The formal living room opens to formal rose garden and overlooks the expansive grounds accentuated by a magnificent fireplace. Prominent features throughout include: a formal dining room with butlers pantry, sunny breakfast room, huge family room, country kitchen with walk in pantry, separate laundry room and access to garage and walk in basement. The dramatic and spacious floor plan includes five bedrooms & six bathrooms in main house. Not to be outdone, the serene and private guest house with city light views offers one bedroom and a bath and continues in the French Country flair that makes this property so special. This one-of-a-kind custom build estate was designed with a tremendous attention to detail with French windows & doors, antique hardware & built ins, reclaimed wood beams & sills, French limestone and wood floors. Unparalleled craftsmanship throughout with exquisite stonework, glasswork and cabinetry. Security and automation systems. Half Acre beautifully landscaped lot with sparkling pool & elevated spa, stone patios, trellised side yard with kitchen garden, and formal rose garden and olive orchard. Quiet tree lined street with easy on and off the hill access make this home a dream come true.

Offered at $3,999,000


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FEATURES • 5000 sq ft of living space • 400 sq ft private guesthouse • Private 20,580 sq ft lot (per tax assessor’s data) • Custom landscaping on a quiet tree-lined street • Sparkling Pool and Spa • Oversized attached 3-car garage with direct access • Walk-in basement ideal for wine cellar • Stone patios, trellised side years, kitchen garden and Olive orchard • Private and formal rose garden with walk about • Private courtyard leading to stunning front entry with sweeping staircase • Formal living room and attached office with private entrance that opens to formal rose gardens • Formal dining room with beautiful lead glass window overlooking fountain courtyard and attached butler’s pantry • Country kitchen with huge island, walk-in pantry and sunny breakfast room all open to huge family room with wood beamed ceilings and wood burning fireplace • Separate laundry room with ample storage • Master suite with private sitting room, balcony, vaulted ceilings, wood burning fireplace, his & her walk-in closets and stunning master bath with ceiling to floor stone walls • Three additional junior suites with private baths, walk-in closets and a downstairs bedroom/office with bath • Central Vac • Air conditioning • Security system • Home technology automation system

ROOMS Master Suite Master Bedroom Retreat Walk-In Closet Basement Entry Formal Entry Foyer Great Room, Living Room Study/Office Utility Walk-In Pantry

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND A PRIVATE SHOWING PLEASE CONTACT: ELLEN VARGAS 310.779.1805 ELLENSELLN@AOL.COM DRE 01058334


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1917 Nelson Avenue, D | Redondo Beach 3 Bedroom | 3 Bathrooms | 1444 sq ft | Fully Upgraded Townhome You will be charmed by this extraordinary townhome located in Redondo Beach! This home boasts 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms with over $50,000 of upgrades. The kitchen is a designer’s dream with stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops and tumbled marble backsplash. The bathrooms have been remodeled with travertine, moldings and more. Here you will find custom wood shutters throughout, hardwood floors, smooth ceilings and recessed lighting, wainscoting, crown moldings, skylights, vaulted ceilings in the living room, a cozy fireplace and a built-in sunny reading lounge in the stairwell. You will also enjoy the walk-in closets, a private patio for barbecuing and entertaining, 2-car garage, private laundry, a quiet street and wonderful location just adjacent to Manhattan Beach.

Offered at $599,500

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27926 Longhill Drive | Rancho Palos Verdes 5 Bedroom | 3 Bathroom | 2494 sq ft 8460 sq ft lot | Relaxing Views Welcome home to this beautifully upgraded Cape Cod style home with a lovely flat yard and relaxing view. As you arrive, you will notice the nice curb appeal, the beautifully landscaped yard and elegant pavestone driveway. Featuring a spacious 5 bedroom and 3 bathroom two-level floor-plan, this entertainers delight brings the best of Southern California outdoor living to life with a large backyard with paved patio, vegetable beds and views of the canyon, city lights, coastline and harbor. Once inside, your will find a gorgeous kitchen with stainless appliances, granite counter tops and kitchen island with a 2nd sink. Upgraded bathrooms with nice stonework, hardwood floors and travertine floors, fireplace, dual pane windows and sliders, smooth ceilings, inset lighting, and ceiling fans. Other features include crown molding, custom window covering, dry bar, wiring for data, alarm and security, copper plumbing and much more.

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SOUTH BAY HISTORY TIDBITS

The Partitioning of Rancho Los Palos Verdes CONTENTS By Maureen Megowan / RE/Max Palos Verdes Execs

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Beginning in 1840, the Sepulveda family (consisting of Juan Capistrano Sepulveda and Jose Loreto Sepulveda ( the two oldest surviving sons of Jose Diego Sepulveda who had grazed cattle on the Rancho Los Palos Verdes since 1809 and had won a Spanish land

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grant for the Rancho), two younger brothers Jose Diego Sepulveda and Ygnacio Rafael

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Sepulveda, and their sister Maria Teresa Sepulveda), began to sell or mortgage a large

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portion of their interest in the Rancho. In July 1840, Ygnacio Sepulveda surrendered his

41 Palos verdes penisula trails

financial difficulties, including a severe drought in 1862-1864 which wiped out most of

With summer officially in full swing, what better way to get outside and enjoy the weather then a hike in the Palos Verdes Peninsula area.

their cattle herd. During this time, the family began to incur significant debt. 

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then went into foreclosure, but it was then purchased for $3,000 in 1858 by Jose Diego

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20% interest to his brother-in-law Nathaniel Pryor for $50. During the ten year period from 1855 to 1865, the Sepulvedas incurred significant

In 1855, Juan Capistrano Sepulveda mortgaged his 20% share of the Rancho which Sepulveda, Juan’s younger brother, who had previously sold his 20% interest in the Rancho in 1849 to a man named Santiego Johnson. In 1855, Jose then deeded 12 acres of land back to his older brother. In 1869, Jose Diego Sepulveda died, and left his 20% interest in the Rancho to his sons. Narbonne & Weston, two sheep herders, bought a 10% interest in the Rancho from Jose Loreto Sepulveda for $4,000 in 1872.

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In December 1872, Jotham Bixby bought the 20% interest in the Rancho claimed by Maria Sepulveda. In August 1874, Jose Loreto Sepulveda mortgaged his remaining 15%

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interest in the Rancho which was foreclosed on in 1879, and then purchased by Jotham Bixby. In 1874, Bixby purchased the 20% interest in the Rancho claimed by Santiego Johnson’s heirs at a public auction. This brought Bixby’s total interest in the Rancho to approx. 45%. During these years, Bixby made additional purchases of a portion of the Rancho. Numerous additional lawsuits were filed in the mid-1870’s disputing ownership of the land making up the Rancho, due to parties sometimes buying or selling the same claimed interest, and requesting partitioning of the land. During the period from 1865 to 1880, the Sepulvedas were engaged in 78 lawsuits, six land partitions suits, and 12 suits over eviction of squatters. From 1878-1882 the land was held in receivership. Sadly, Jose Loreto Sepulveda (who had sold or mortgaged his entire interest in the Rancho) died in 1881, a broken man.

Contributing Photographer PAUL JONASON

Partition Map of the

Contributing Writers pamela Corante-Hansen Quinn Roberts editorial@southbaydigs.cOM South Bay Digs, 2554 Via Tejon, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274 Office: 310-373-0142 • Fax: 310-373-3493 www.SouthBayDigs.com • Twitter: @SouthBayDigs South Bay Digs magazine is published every other Friday by m3 Media, LLC. Reproduction in any form or by any means is strictly prohibited without the prior written consent from m3 Media LLC. The Publisher and advertisers are not responsible or liable forvvhdrawal without notice. Real estate advertised in this publication is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act. M3 Media will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis. Any and all submissions to this publication become the property of m3 Media, LLC and may be used in any media. To Our Readers: South Bay Digs Magazine welcomes your feedback and encourages reader response to our editorial features. Please send your letters to the Publisher at 2554 Via Tejon, Palos Verdes Estates, CA. 90274 or via email to wdow@southbaydigs.com. Please include your name and contact information. Letters may be published and we reserve the right to edit.

Rancho Los Palos Verdes, September 25, 1882--Courtesy of John G. Nordin

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law suits on September 25, 1882, the Rancho was partitioned into 17 portions.

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share of  17,085 acres (approx

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31,629 acre Rancho), which included the Palos Verdes Peninsula, was awarded to Jotham Bixby, with only 12 remaining acres to Juan Capistrano Sepulveda (who died in

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1896), and approx. 4,399 acres (most of the town of San Pedro) awarded to the family

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of Jose Diego Sepulveda (A.W. Sepulveda), his younger brother.

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COTTAGE 99 VANDERLIP DR., RANCHO PALOS VERDES Once in a lifetime opportunity to own both a beautiful home as well as a piece of history. Frank Vanderlip, the original developer of Palos Verdes, constructed this home as his first estate on the Peninsula in 1916 in the Portuguese Bend area, which he called the “Old Ranch Cottage”, now known as the “Cottage”. This was one of the first homes on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. The Cottage, located at 99 Vanderlip Drive, is ideally situated at the top of the Portuguese Bend community behind private gates, and adjacent to the famous Vanderlip Mansion. The home has incredible ocean and Catalina views, and the site was hand-picked by Mr. Vanderlip as the ideal location on the Peninsula for views and the consistency of its delightful climate. The Cottage has 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, and is approx. 3,866 sq. ft. There is also an adjacent guest house. Both the dining room and living room exude a Victorian style of the 1920’s. The 3 upstairs bedrooms are very large, especially the Master Bedroom, with spectacular ocean views. The private entrance drive is up a beautiful tree lined promenade ending at the entrance to the Vanderlip Mansion and The Cottage. The sense of history and exclusivity of the home, combined with it’s beautiful architecture, pool area, and views, makes The Cottage one of the most unique homes on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.

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2909 THE STRAND HERMOSA BEACH YOU’VE BEEN LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT ONE-OF-A-KIND COLLECTABLE…NOW YOU’VE FOUND IT.

There’s no other property like it on The Strand, and there never will be. There is more to life at 2909 The Strand. Much, more, with three above ground floors (instead of the typical two) and each of them with almost 50 feet of expansive frontage (instead of the typical 24 feet) --- plus a full sized roof deck, you will enjoy 300% more frontage than the typical Hermosa Strand home. That means more room to live, breath, entertain and grow. Not to mention more spectacular views of The Strand, the beach, the blue waters just mere steps from your door. Sure your neighbors might have frontage-envy, but you can invite them over to enjoy the sunset from the largest roof top deck on The Strand...yours! At approximately 10,000 sf. in total square footage, and a can’t-be-replicated 35 foot in height, 2909 The Strand features, 7 bedrooms, 7 baths, 3 half baths (including a separate housekeeper’s quarters) this property is unrivaled on The Strand. This opportunity simply redefines The Strand experience and must be seen to be believed. For more details go to:

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Offered at $18,899,000

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736 Esplanade, South Redondo Ocean Front Steps to one of the most beautiful beaches and surf in the South Bay. Gorgeous corner lot with stunning 180 degree views from Palos Verdes Point to Malibu. 800 bottle temperature controlled wine cellar, full sized commercial Schindler elevator, large professional gym, 5 large bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 2 large offices, 4+car garage. Approx. 4,800 sq. ft.

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Summer is officially here in the South Bay – typically the time when home sales perk up in the Beach Cities. Sales of single family residences are off 18.37% through the first six months of 2011 versus 2010 for the Beach Cities of Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach & Redondo Beach – the combined Cities had a total of 577 sales versus this year’s total of 471.

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As you can see by the 4-year sales trend table below, the total number of sales reached a mid-year high in June for every year except this year, where sales for the combined Beach Cities are off 50.8% versus last year. Single Family Residence Sales, Total Number of: Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach

and VIEWS! HOA $425 per month.

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Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save.

Month 2008 Jan 46 Feb 69 Mar 101 Apr 106 May 97 Jun 125

2009 74 85 97 112 100 131

2010 78 59 104 107 111 118

2011 75 60 93 86 58 58

Don’t miss our feature article on some of the best local hiking trails in Palos Verdes starting on page 41, where we detail 15 great hikes in the area. Our front cover home in Manhattan Beach Sand Section is an extraordinary property that just hit the market – check the details on page 21. Finally, don’t miss our Home of The Week – a truly stunning French Country Estate on expansive grounds in Rancho Palos Verdes – check the details starting on page 6. Finally, take a sneak peak at our new and improved Open House Directory at www.SouthBayDigs.com - click on the Open House Image for a preview of our latest updates.

Enjoy romantic sunsets and a bird’s eye view of Pt. Vicente lighthouse as you watch whales and dolphins play. This single level, 3500 sq.ft. home, has 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and a gorgeous master bedroom with expansive views, fireplace, and jacuzzi tub overlooking the Pacific. The great room is ideal for entertaining with a gourmet kitchen boasting every detail a chef will love, including a Viking range and dual sinks. Here’s a wonderful, safe neighborhood for your kids, adjacent to Pt. Vicente Elementary School, and a romantic escape for you.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve you. Warren J Dow Publisher wdow@southbaydigs.com 310-373-0142

Offered at $2,490,000

Neal Herzstein Cell: 415.710.5121 Owner / Broker

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Manhattan Beach sand section single family home with a coveted grassy yard and hidden private zen patio. Sweeping ocean views from Palos Verde to Malibu and beyond...

This unique custom corner property featured in Coastal Living Magazine is the quintessential modern family beach house. Elegant entertaining on the 3rd floor with ocean views from every inch of the living space and an abundance of natural light. Anchored by a central cooks kitchen with a huge sea grass limestone island/bar, the graceful open plan flows to a living room with a floor to ceiling pewter stone fireplace and large north west facing balcony for year round sunset views. The dining area features a wrap around banquette/lounge area custom upholstered in Perennials fabric in a cool ocean tone. The kitchen boasts

all Viking energy efficient appliances with body glove water filters, two ovens, custom designed cabinet space with high end touches such as self closing drawers, stainless steel cabinets, hidden extractor fan and glass fronted cabinets.

Three floors with a 3 stop elevator. Three large suites, with 3.5 baths. Main master suite features walk in closet and ocean view balcony. Spa like master bath features slabs of white Carrera marble and pebble stone floor with giant master spa tub and walk in double shower room. Second bathroom features oversized deep tub and rain shower and third bathroom features large walk in shower. All fixtures by Grohe and Carter Hardware and tile by Ann Sacks and Hakatai. Stylish continuity is a hallmark of this home inside and out. Custom

stucco and African Mahogany wood exterior. Wide plank reclaimed douglas fir hardwood floors throughout. Subtle lighting design featuring Mooi, Flos, Modern Fan Company and Lighting Innovations fixtures. Farrow & Ball paint design with a “quick silver” inspired palette while feature walls hung with imported English Osbourne & Little wall paper. A custom stainless steel front door, glass stairway railings, and curly maple sand cabinets all contribute to the unique design details. The home boasts gorgeous architectural builtin’s such as a floating desk, floating cabinets, bedroom window seat and 28ft dining banquette with storage. Custom solar shades protect the top floor from the ocean glare and the bedrooms have huge drapes made with Quadrille designer fabric. Home wired for sound

on two floors and entertainment system hidden from view. Landscaped grassy front yard with mature palms large enough for kids to play ball. Sunny and private zen side patio with travertine tile and King and Queen palms accessed from second floor landing. A 40ft long secure dog run. Double garage with extra space for beach cruisers and surf boards. Hot outdoor shower for beach goers. Three short blocks to a beautiful empty stretch of beach with great waves inhabited mainly by locals. Walk to preschool and award winning Grand View Elementary, 2 blocks to the friendly North end of Manhattan Beach with 15 restaurants, beauty saloons, dry cleaners, market, 2 yoga studios, and private gyms.

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ED’S COASTAL REPORT Trending this week in Redondo Beach, 90277…

HIRE the BEST SELL FASTER Current Beach Cities listings

FAST FACTS

sold took an average of 86

Median List Price

$999,000

Asking Price per Square Foot

$481

Average Days on Market

131

% of Properties with Price Decrease

45 %

% Relisted (reset DOM)

1%

Total Homes for Sale

129

Market Action Index

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NOW AVAILABLE IN REDONDO BEACH Low $

High$

days on market. Ed’s Beach Cities listings sold in an average of only 27 days.

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Homes

Condos

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27

$399,900

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15

$259,000

$1,899,000

price was 7% below original

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47

$350,000

$6,995,000

list price. Ed’s Beach Cities

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$259,000

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SPOTLIGHT ON REDONDO BEACH North or South Redondo that is the question . . . Redondo Beach, CA — When you first set foot in the South Bay everyone talks about the Beach Cities. Which one is better? Where should I live? What is the difference? As it relates to Redondo Beach, it really is separated into two completely different areas. The majority of South Redondo Beach is on the coast and lies directly South of Hermosa Beach. North Redondo Beach is not on the coast and lies directly East of the entire city of Hermosa Beach. They are distinctly divided by zip codes: South Redondo is 90277 and North Redondo is 90278. Of course, like most of the beach cities, there are very distinct neighborhoods throughout North and South Redondo Beach. The city gets its charm from the diverse architecture and zoning that exists. Besides the commercially zoned areas, the residential zones are divided into areas that range from R1-- which typically designates a single family home area--to R4 which is much more dense. The more dense areas have allowed for construction of apartments, condominiums and town homes. Matter of fact, it is not uncommon to see all of them on one block. You can see a turn of the century home (or California Bungalow as they refer to it), a duplex sitting next to a 4 unit apartment building, and sitting right next to that may be a brand new “2-on-alot” town home. The term “eclectic” would certainly describe a few of the streets in the area. As it relates to Real Estate and prices what really is the difference between North and South? We will start with South Redondo Beach. Because of the proximity to the beach and water, South Redondo has typically remained more expensive than North Redondo. Many of the homes offer views of the Pacific Ocean and if you are located West of Pacific Coast Highway you are just a short walk or stroll to the beach. South Redondo is home to some of the very last remaining (and very charming), original Craftsman and Victorian homes that remind us of the early history of the South Bay; many of which are protected as historic homes of California, and most

benefit from the Mills Act. (The Mills Act requires the County Tax Assessor to re-evaluate the property using a capitalization method rather than the market value. The benefit to the homeowner is a substantial reduction in property taxes for the post Proposition 13 qualified historic properties. The money saved from the reduced property tax is made available for the homeowner to use to maintain and restore the structure.) As you head to the most Southern part of the city, you will find the Riviera Village, a commercial area with quaint little shops, terrific restaurants, and other boutique eateries. Being walking distance to this area is a huge draw. The only drawback is you will have to extend your commute by a few miles if you typically head North to Los Angeles for work. The homes range in size from very small, one and two bedroom bungalows, to beautiful, 6,000 square foot estate-style homes. The lot sizes range as dramatically from postage-stamp sized lots that are just slightly larger than the small bungalows, to lots well over 9,000 square feet which offer tremendous back yards. Along the coast, you will find the only high-rise style buildings in the Beach Cities. These buildings were mostly developed back in the 1970’s and early ‘80s. They are made up of mostly one and two bedroom condominiums, and are affordable by beach standards. Many of them have spectacular views of the ocean and coastline, and are within walking distance to either the Pier area or the Village. Nearly all of the area South of Torrance Boulevard and East of Pacific Coast Highway has maintained the R1 zoning, allowing just one home per lot. The streets take on an interesting thematic history in South Redondo. Starting at the Northern most street (just South of 190th), all of the streets that travel East and West are named after gems, and some of them were known to exist in this area as early as the 1700’s. The first street is Agate, then Beryl, Carnelian, Diamond, and so on. The streets that travel North and South are all women’s names in reference to the Dominguez heirs from whom the Redondo Company purchased 1,400 acres back in

1887. You’ll see “the girl” streets as you travel West from Prospect Ave: Paulina, Francisca, Gertruda, Helberta, Irena , Juanita, etc. In what is known as the Clifton Area, South of Knob Hill, the East-West streets are referred to as “The Alphabet Streets”, as they are named after letters of the alphabet. The Hollywood Riviera section is actually in the City of Torrance, but has a 90277 zip code. It has a rich history as an elite coastal hide-away for the wealthy families of the 1930’s-1950’s. Excellence in education continues to be a high priority for Redondo Beach and its resident parents. South Redondo is home to the city’s only High School, Redondo Union High, which was opened in 1905 and has a long history of award winning education, arts & sports programs. South Redondo middle school children attend Parras Middle School (grades 6-8), which runs along Prospect Avenue. There are three elementary schools, Beryl, Alta Vista, and Tulita. In 2010 Beryl Elementary scored 10 of 10 in statewide ranking and has a base API score of 948 (as compared to Manhattan Beach elementary schools which scored between 937 and 966 in 2010. To summarize, South Redondo offers many housing options that suit a range of budgets as well as fabulous restaurants & shopping, outstanding education, but can be little bit of an extra commute to the freeway compared to North Redondo. And with its gently curving, tree-lined streets, upslope hillside lots that can capture great views, and/or many vantage points that offer great proximity to the beach, South Redondo is typically more expensive than North Redondo. In comparison, North Redondo is very popular due to.... (to be continued in the next issue of Digs! Watch for it! )

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6 bd / 6.5 ba 8,337 sqft 5 bd / 6 ba 8,610 sqft 4 bd / 3 ba 3,197 sqft 5 bd / 7.5 ba 11,996 sqft 5 bd / 8.5 ba 7,969 Sqft pre-const. 6 bd 5.5 ba 5,880 sqft. 5 bd / 5.5 ba 6,809 sqft 6 bd / 6 ba 6,900 sqft 5 bd / 6 ba 5,700 sqft 5 bd / 6 ba 6,994 sqft 6 bd / 6.5 ba 6,528 sqft 5 bd / 5 ba 4,583 sqft pre-const. 5 bd / 4.5 ba 4,600 sqft pre-const. 5 bd / 4.5 ba 4,400 sqft vacant lot w/plans / 1 acre 7 bd / 7.5 ba 7,587 sqft 4 bed/ 5 ba 4,362 sqft 5 bed / 5 ba 4,781 sqft 4 bd / 4 ba 3,200 sqft 3 bd / 2 ba 1,976 sqft vacant lot w/ plans / 1.53 acres 1 bd / 1 ba 796 sqft 5 bd / 7.5 ba 11,996 sqft

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4 bd / 4.5 ba 3,764 sqft Vacant Lot 1.10 Acres 9 bd / 4 ba 3,690 sqft 4 BD / 5 BA 3,085 sqft 4 bed / 4 ba 2,660 sqft pre-const. 5 bd / 4.5 ba 4,480 sqft 3 bd / 2.5 ba 1,881 sqft 4 bd / 3 ba 2,455 sqft 3 bd / 3 ba 1,804 sqft Vacant Lot 4,097 sqft lot value 5,000 sqft lot 6 bd / 7.5 ba 6,000 sqft 4 bd / 4.5 ba 3,085 sqft 2 bd / 2 ba 2,024 sqft 2 bd / 2 ba 1,400 sqft 3 bd / 2 ba 1,184 sqft

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SPOTLIGHT Gated Equestrian Estate Gated Equestrian Estate. 9.2 Acres, one of the largest properties in the city of Rolling Hills is on the market. This fabulous gated estate has mature trees, horse facilities that include a riding ring, 4-stall barn with tack/feed rooms & 5 paddocks, 4 acres of pastures, pool, pool house and orchard. This expansive property is suitable for building one large estate or for subdividing into 2 or 3 lots, each with panoramic city and ocean views. Mid-century Rolling Hills is reflected in this historic horse ranch, located close to the main gate, on one of the best streets in Rolling Hills.

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“Kentucky” style farm house in Rolling Hills. Fabulous Estate custom built which offers luxurious bright & airy living w/ over 8,610 SF, 5BR/6.5BA. Beautiful entry w/custom designed wood floors. Dining Room has vaulted wood beam ceilings and French Doors that open to the lush backyard w/Catalina views as well as a pool and spa. Spacious kitchen has a Wolf range, Subzero refrigerator, butler’s pantry with its own oven, warming drawer and ice maker. Downstairs is a spacious open room that could be used as a Media Room, or billiards. The master suite is complete with his and hers baths and walk in closets. Other features include water softener system, 2 water heaters, integrated phone system, Crestron lighting system, slate roof, 3 car garage & 4 stall barn.

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12,000 sq. ft. of luxurious living space is situated on two acres of flat, all useable land, built in

in 2007. Two separate offices with built-ins (his & hers) complete with a Jack & Jill bath. Large living room

2000. The estate features 5 bedrooms, 7.5 baths, large formal living room with crystal chandeliers,

with hardwood floors; family room on main level with built in entertainment system, custom bars w/ built

formal dining room with a large custom round table, seating for 14, large open kitchen with

in subzero wine fridge; kitchen w/ double Wolf ovens, granite counter tops, walnut cabinets and large

European cabinets, large family room with French doors opening up to the yard, pool, spa, and

custom walk in pantry; and large formal Dining Room. Large Master suite with fireplace

panoramic city- night views, large walk-in wine cellar, recreation room, home theater with lounge,

and a sitting area. Built to incorporate indoor/outdoor living with pool & spa in an enclosed

ballroom with wet bar, 4 car garage and beautiful landscape lawns and gardens

atrium w/ TV and access to shower & change room; large outdoor BBQ.

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This resort like property has dramatic city lights and mountain views from all major rooms AND the ultra private pool, spa and waterfall areas. The vaulted ceilings, dramatic lighting, indoor/outdoor sound system and upgrades throughout all add to the ultimate living experience in Rolling Hills.

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700 Via Zumaya, Palos Verdes Estates FANTASTIC SINGLE-LEVEL IN COVETED LUNADA BAY DETAILS 2004 sq ft | 7950 sq ft Lot | 4 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms Master with Sitting area | Jacuzzi | Large Flat Backyard Walk to Bluffs all three award winning schools & town center UPGRADES Newer Double Pain Windows | Solid Wood Doors | Newer Roof Hardwood Floors | Finished Roof | Hardwood Floors | Finished Garage Copper Plumbing | Crown Moldings | Recessed Lighting GOURMET KITCHEN 48 Inch DCS Chef Range | Thermador Wall Oven Built in Sub Zero Refrigerator | Granite Counter Tops Marble Island | Custom Cabinets

517 Via La Selva, Redondo Beach PRICELESS VIEW ON PREMIER STREET DETAILS 2966 sq ft | 6600 sq ft | 4 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms Large Flat backyard with ocean view – perfect for entertaining Walking distance to the Riviera Village and the beach | Ultimate Riviera Lifestyle home UPGRADES Crown Molding | New Windows | Hardwood Floors New Kitchen | New Bathrooms | Paint GOURMENT KITCHEN Viking & Stainless Steel Appliances | Pot filler | Double Oven | Warming Drawer Fisher & Paykel Dishwasher | Rich Granite Countertops Cherry Stained Custom Cabinets THE VIEW Panoramic Queens Necklace | City Lights | Mountain | Downtown Los Angeles ROOMS Master Suite | Dining | Family | Living | Game | Laundry | Extra Kitchen off game room

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eascape Trails By Quinn Roberts With summer officially in full swing, what better way to get outside and enjoy the weather then a hike in the Palos Verdes Peninsula area. Here are 15 great hikes throughout the area, full of wild flowers, crashing waves and chirping birds.

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loops around, you’ll see the active Portuguese

Bend

landslide,

the

largest in the country. Walking up a

People are acutely aware of what we have. Wherever you are, you have a wonderful view. It is amazing,” said Anke Raue, walk coordinator and Conservancy Board Member. “Just to be with nature is so important and that is what these walks do. It is important for people to be able to reflect and take a breather from every day stress. You’ll feel a lot better after.

Alta Vicente

dirt path to an overlook, you’ll have

Long Point/

Ecological Reserve-

panoramic views of Catalina and

Terranea Walk

Lighthouse View Trails

the Pacific and be surrounded by

Formally the site of Marineland of

From the point of the trails, you

tall pine trees. If your lucky enough,

the Pacific, movies such as Charlie’s

have an impressive view over the

you may even spot a peacock or

Angels and Pirates of the Caribbean

Oceanfront Estates

hear its call.

project

in

have been filmed at the location. At the bottom of the trail, you’ll see a

Palos Verdes Estates and can see Lower Point Vicente Park to the

good sized cave. It served as the Bat

west. Walking to the other side of

Cave in the Batman television series.

the point, you’ll see a spectacular view of Point Vicente Lighthouse

Forrestal

and Long Point. With coastal sage

Ecological Reserve-

brush along the trail, you may also

Fossil Hill Trails

see endangered birds, including the

Cutting between cliffs and hills, you

Malaga Dune Trail

can see where lava forced its way

You start out on the trail passing

between sedimentary layers, causing

mallow, myoporum and eucalyptus

gray California gnatcatcher.

it to fold and fracture. In such cliffs,

plants. Home to many unusual plants

you can spot marine fossils. In many

and wildflowers, yellow and orange

spots under almost every rock, small

deerweed is scattered throughout the dune, along with edible miner’s

Bluff Cove

brown fossil scales can be seen. You

Always a popular spot for surfers,

may also find shark teeth, bones

lettuce and wild pink and white roses.

the cove at low tide has some of

and leaves. While the trail also has

You many even see an occasional

the best tide pools on the Peninsula.

beautiful ocean views, the hills have

blue butterfly, endangered in the

In the cove, you can also find

some of the best and most brilliantly

Palos Verdes area. You’ll also pass a

metamorphic rock similar to that

colored wildflowers throughout the

grove of locust trees.

of Catalina schist. Other rocks have

Peninsula, specifically bright orange

interesting intrusions, full of barite

Indian paintbrush or cup-shaped

and quartz crystals.

Mariposa lilies.

Canyons Ecological Reserve-

“This was not done yesterday, it was

Ocean Trails

done millions and millions of years

Ecological Reserve-

ago,” Raue said. “Some places even

East Portal and

have pillow lava and then you see it

Gnatcatcher Trails

on a wall in Portuguese Bend.”

On the trail, you’ll see the first Fire

Abalone Cove ER-

Ailor Cliff Trail

Control Base End Station, built in the

Sacred Cove

You’ll first begin to smell licorice

1940’s to provide firing data for guns

If the tide is low enough, you’ll be

as you walk through a large field

at White Point and Fort McArthur.

able to cross past a cave entrance

of fennel. Crossing the canyon,

It is still the only one of its kind

to a flat rock shelf. Before the cave,

you’ll also find fragrant varieties of

Forrestal

remaining. Further on down the trail,

colored

native vegetation, similar to coastal

Ecological Reserve-

you’ll walk through the East Bluff

rocks. With tide pools scattered

sage scrub. Into the second canyon,

Flying Mane Trail

Preserve, home to several pairs of

through out the walk as well, sea

you’ll see and smell lemonadeberry

Entering the site of the former

endangered gnatcatchers. It is also

stars, anemones and hermit crabs

bushes. At the bottom of another

Livingstone Quarry, which exported

one of the few locations you’ll find

fill them. The beach also has black

cliff, you can even see pillow lava,

rock for road building, the cliff walls

south coast saltscale.

sand, full of iron minerals.

formed by the eruption of lava into

are layers of Altamira shale and

ocean water.

intruded basalt. Later on in the trail,

“We try to convey anything on these

“You can either go to the beach or

you’ll reach a point with a panoramic

hikes that may be interesting,” Raue

climb up on Portuguese Point and

view of Ladera Linda Park and

said. “From spiders to geology to

have a nice view of the sunset,”

Portuguese Bend fields. Purple sage,

plants, we talk about anything to

said Raue.

a fragrant flower reaching three to

possibly make it interesting.”

you’ll

notice

brilliantly

Canyons Ecological Reserve-

five feet, surrounds the area.

Peacock Flat Trail Walking

down

from

Del Cerro

Park and following the road as it

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Portuguese Bend Nature Preserve. You’ll also see the Vanderlip Estate. On the west end along the Crooked PVIC to Oceanfront Estates

Rattlesnake Trail

Patch, you’ll walk along a natural

White Point

Bluff Trail

While the entire area burned during

wetland that still has some tule

Nature Preserve-

miles

late summer 2005, the area has been

reeds used by Native Americans.

roundtrip, there is no better way to

revitalized, with bush sunflowers,

Walking to the upper part of the

begin a visit to the Peninsula. From

wild hyacinth and wishbone plants

Preserve,

paved pathways you have views of

scattered

wildflower grasslands. The slopes

the lighthouse, Catalina and even

You’ll even pass rock walls installed

the Santa Monica Bay and the Malibu

by convicts when the county was

hills. You’ll also see coastal sage

constructing

With

a

distance

of

2.2

throughout

the

trail.

Vista Trails you’ll

pass

through

of the Preserve have also been White Point

restored with coastal sage scrub

of

Nature Preserve-

habitat. You’ll also see the California

brush, which is home to endangered

Crenshaw Boulevard that reactivated

Grasslands Loop

gnatcatcher,

gnatcatchers and other birds.

the landslide.

the

extension

Just 1.1 miles, the trail is handicapped-

which

lives

in

the

Coastal sage scrub habitat.

accessible throughout the grassland. “It is a great walk, easy climbing and

The newly restored preserve, which

“We have the California Coastal sage

probably one of my favorites,” Raue

has native grasslands that were

scrub, which has been the main goal

said. “You can see the ocean and hear the birds.”

Three Sisters Ecological Reserve McBride &

To get specific directions to each

Crooked Patch Trails

trail and upcoming hikes led by

Providing gorgeous views with very

the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land

little incline, the McBride trail allows

Conservancy, go to PVPLC.org.

you to have panoramic views of

once common across the country,

of the Conservancy to replace and

are home to many native species,

restore it,” Raue said. “We are trying

including

meadowlarks. You’ll

also see many different types of

to restore things by the way the land was years ago.”

butterflies and dragonflies.

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Spacious family home in East Manhattan Beach with elegant floor plan and large private backyard. A formal, double door entryway opens to an elegant foyer, which extends into the huge living room & even beyond into the formal dining area. Two story floor plan with lots of windows & vaulted ceilings in the formal living room. Living room has fireplace & wet bar! Formal dining area is open to the large family room & kitchen. Main floor also finds a bedroom, laundry room & full bath. Very impressive master suite & remaining bedrooms on the upper floor. Master has pedestal area for bed, marble faced fireplace & master living room, and His & Hers walk-in closets. A second master is at far end of hall & has soundproof walk-in closet.

462 36th Place | Manhattan Beach Location! Location! Location! Completely updated with over $150,000 worth of upgrades make this gorgeous traditional Spanish Style home a rare opportunity for you to live in the Sand Section of Manhattan Beach. Smooth Stucco, Remodeled Kitchen and bathroom with GRANITE counter tops, STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES and HARDWOOD floors make this your dream home. OUTSTANDING OCEAN VIEW home close to upscale dining and shopping in North Manhattan Beach. Situated in award winning School District. Third Bedroom is converted into an office. Lovely wood beam ceiling gives this contemporary home an old world charm. Relax in elegant master bedroom with outstanding ocean view.

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Extraordinary!

58 Strawberry Lane, Rolling Hills Estates • 4 Bedroom • 4 Bath • Single-Level • 3,725 sq. ft. • 37,848 sq. ft. lot • Rolling Yard • Pool • Cabana & Corral Area • Game Room • Family Room • Formal Dining & Living Rooms • Gorgeous Master Suite

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Exclusive Rolling Hills Listing 4 Beds | 4 Baths | 4294 Sq.Ft. | Panoramic Views Located in the enchanting City of Rolling Hills, a private gated community located atop the scenic hills of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, this Ranch-Style Estate is set among an immaculate lush landscape and ranch style/equestrian environment. With an enduring respect for native wildlife and the natural surroundings, this one-of-a-kind home offers breathtaking panoramic views, from the majestic queen’s-necklace view of the Santa Monica Bay, to twinkling city lights below all the way to world famous downtown skyline, and across to the regal views of San Pedro’s impressive Port of Los Angeles. Pristine stables and private park-like settings are centuries away from the city below as you enter the grounds up a long private driveway, with lush, expansive, colorful, and meticulously maintained landscape that is well over an acre. Designed by a renowned local architect, the ambience of the exterior blend perfectly with the intimate interior spaces throughout this home and offer a feeling of openness and illumination of natural light. Five main bridle trails provide convenient access for ones equestrian enjoyment. The quiet, serene atmosphere is experienced while strolling through the grounds of this magnificent ranch-style estate. An extra-large three-car garage and parking platform provide extra parking for guests.

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2930 South Peck Avenue

2940 South Peck Avenue

Approximately 780 SF | 2 bedroom | 1 Bath Separately metered water, electric, gas | 1 car garage | Amazing View!

Approximately 1200 SF | 2 bedroom | 1 Bath | Separately metered water, electric, gas | 1 car garage | Video Surveillance Shown by Appointment only

Price Reduced! $1,200,000

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1604 Paseo La Cresta | Palos Verdes Estates

Via Campesina | Rancho Palos Verdes

Residential – 1.03 Acres Vacant Land | APN 7544-021-003 Long term ground lease for development Asking $5,000/month NN

Residential – 1.07 Acres Vacant Land | APN 7546-012-023 Long term ground lease for development | No physical address – parcel is directly to the south of 3420 Via Camesina Asking $5,000/month NN

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858.713.9350 COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE SERVICES


GOT $5 MILLION IN CASH? What are you earning on it –– 2% (before taxes)? Now is the best time to buy prime South Bay real estate since 1996. Record low interest rates, depressed prices. You can benefit from rebounding prices only if you own the assets. Or, you can pay 30% more for the same properties three years from now, not to mention 30% more for your mortgage, when rates rise from these historic lows. Smart money is moving back into real estate. Are you?

You worked hard for your money. Now, make your money work for you.


OPTION 1 EARN UP TO 9% PER YEAR ON A LOCAL LANDMARK 40 Apartments and 4 cell sites on the border of Manhattan Beach. Gross income approximately $700,000. Expenses less than $200,000 per year. Net cash flow 6-9%, (after very favorable tax treatment). Instant income, long-term wealth on a legacy building in your own backyard.

FSBO $10,900,000 Call (310) 869-2000 3% to selling agent

OPTION 2 DOUBLE YOUR MONEY IN TWO YEARS. Buy two remodeled apartment buildings sitting on two of the best R-2 OCEAN VIEW lots west of the highway in Manhattan and Hermosa Beach. Enjoy the cash flow now, live in the best units, or scrape and build up to 10 OCEAN VIEW townhomes. Gross sales after completion will be $20 million. Net profit after land, financing and construction will be $4 million.

FSBO $5,000,000 per building Call (310) 869-2000 for more information. 3% to selling agent


704 Pacific Avenue Manhattan Beach Premier Location

www.704PacificAve.com OP SU EN ND HO AY US 1- E 4

Classic Cape Cod design on a 8,960 sq ft lot with breathtaking panoramic ocean views. 5 bedroom hill section family home custom built in 1997, with superior materials throughout. Featuring a chef’s island kitchen, office/guest suite + bathroom with a private deck, large backyard, sunny bbq patio, formal dining room & 2 family rooms. A special property- close to downtown, shops, restaurants, the beach and award2854 VIA VICTORIA, PALOS VERDES ESTATE winning schools.

108 ROCKY POINT ROAD, NEW PREMIERE LISTING IN LUNADA BAY!!

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$5,249,000

5 bedroom, 4 bathroom Cape Cod in Lunada Bay! 3320 sq ft on a 13820 sq ft lot. Backyard with sparkling pool & spa.N. Magnifi cent, spectacular street, great neighborhood! 2216 Ardmore Ave

$2,595,000 www.2216Ardmore.com

Open and bright home that sits on a 1/2 acre plus flat lot w/ocean views. Upgrades in floors, new furnace and air-conditioning added, & newly remodeled master bedr room. Large 3 car garage. The huge flat backyard has a pool, spa, fire pit and . Large back to enjoy the views and yard!

$1,849,000

2216 N. ARDMORE AVE, MANHATTAN BEACH

3009 ANTONIO STREET, TORRANCE

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$1,299,000 Great Location near Downtown Manhattan Beach, parks and schools! Charming Mediterranean home with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths. The lot is 4400 sq ft. and the home sits up on the property above the Street for privacy and tree top views. There is a living room with a fireplace, a nice size kitchen, a wonderful patio and deck for entertaining.

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Great home in desirable area beds, 2 baths with 1,410 sq. ft. 5,300 sq. ft. lot. Newer roof Fireplace in living room. Upg ing, windows, and sliding door kitchen cabinets. This is a must fantastic neighborhood!

$599,000

$1,299,000

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Charming & Affordable in Manhattan Beach! 1531 1st Street | Manhattan Beach Charming remodeled 3 bedroom, 2-bath 1,502 sq ft home on quiet residential street in Manhattan Beach on a spacious 5000 sq ft level lot. Welcome your guests into gated entry courtyard leading to large sunny living room with skylights and fireplace. Remodeled kitchen features custom cabinetry, granite counters, country sink, stainless appliances and satillo tile flooring. Double French doors open to a sunny backyard with built in BBQ. This home also features hardwood floors, granite counters and more. Walk to top ranked Manhattan Beach schools of Pennekamp Elementary School & Mira Costa High School and Montessori Private School.

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Experience the Difference.

Offered at $1,050,000

Ray Joseph 310-545-RayJ (7295) Fax 310-379-5435 RayJ310@gmail.com Search live MLS listing at www.RayJoseph.com www.947-949thirdstreet.com Asking $799,000

www.209AvenueH.com Asking $ 1,439,000

Terri Dunn 310.710.9770 www.terridunn.com RE License # 01097063

Hermosa Beach 950 Artesia Blvd. 310.376.8871

Hermosa Beach 986 Artesia Blvd. 310.406.2020

El Segundo 431 Main St. 310.322.4900

Manhattan Beach 917 Manhattan Beach Blvd. 310.545.8401

Manhattan Beach 3300 Highland Ave. 310.546.7561

Palos Verdes Estates 16 Malaga Cove 310.698.1555

Redondo Beach 1009 Torrance Blvd. 310.316.8464


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2713 Elm Avenue | Manhattan Beach

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Family Home on Oversized Tree Section Lot 3 bedroom/2 bath | 2,040 sq.. ft.. | 5600 sq.. ft.. lot Dining Room | Living Room | Family Room Kitchen w/ Ear in Breakfast Nook | Hardwood Floors Front & Rear Grassy Yards | Fireplace www.2713Elm.com Offered at $1,199,000

2908 The Strand | Manhattan Beach Spectacular Oversized Oceanfront Strand Lot in Premier “Gold Coast” Section 5 Bedrooms | 5 Bathrooms | 4142 sq. ft. | 4651 sq. ft. lot w/ 44.32 frontage | Huge Master Suite w/ Remodeled Master Bath | Eat in Kitchen | Updated Appliances | Dining Room | Hardwood Floors | Bar | 3 Outdoor/Indoor Decks | 6-Car Parking. Live now…build later! Offered at $8,395,000

3617 Pacific Avenue | Manhattan Beach Custom Built Spanish Residence & Freestanding Casita 4 Bedrooms + Office / Bedroom | 5.5 Bath | Freestanding Casita | In Law Quarters | Dining Room | Living Room | 2-Fireplaces | Open Kitchen | Alfresco Dining | Front & Rear Yards | Fire Pit | La Cantina Folding Doors | Loewen Windows | Distressed Walnut Plank Flooring | Caesar Stone | Surround Sound | 140 Gallon Fish Tank | A/C | Skylights | Gated Entry | Much, Much More! Offered at $1,575,000

305 Homer | Manhattan Beach Custom Built Ocean View Mediterranean 3 Bedrooms | 3.5 Bath | Built in 2005 | 2149 sq. ft. | 4-Car Parking | Dining Room | Living Room | Media Room | Fireplace | Freestanding Townhome | Award Winning Robinson School District, Sunny South Facing Corner Lot | Ocean View Patio | Master Suite with Sitting Area | 1st Floor Media Room w/ Brick Patio, Plank Hardwood Floors, Wrought Iron Rails, Marble & Granite Floors & Counters | Walk to Beach, Pier, Restaurants & Shopping Offered at $1,800,000

Rosanna 310.600.1662 househunt@roadrunner.com www.BeachHomeHunters.com Hermosa Beach 950 Artesia Blvd. 310.376.8871

Hermosa Beach 986 Artesia Blvd. 310.406.2020

El Segundo 431 Main St. 310.322.4900

Manhattan Beach 917 Manhattan Beach Blvd. 310.545.8401

Manhattan Beach 3300 Highland Ave. 310.546.7561

Palos Verdes Estates 16 Malaga Cove 310.698.1555

Redondo Beach 1009 Torrance Blvd. 310.316.8464


Experience the Difference. 2024 The Strand Hermosa Beach

364 Palos Verdes Drive West Palos Verdes Estates

BREATHTAKING OCEAN AND COASTLINE VIEWS 5 Bedrooms / 4.5 Bathrooms 3900 sq ft New Construction Located in Desirable Malaga Cove Tastefully done with high end finishes throughout FOR LEASE Price available upon request.

Offered at $3,199,000

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635 Prospect, Hermosa Beach $749,000 507 Monterey, Hermosa Beach $1,275,000

310-722-7115

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Hermosa Beach 986 Artesia Blvd. 310.406.2020

El Segundo 431 Main St. 310.322.4900

Manhattan Beach 917 Manhattan Beach Blvd. 310.545.8401

Manhattan Beach 3300 Highland Ave. 310.546.7561

Palos Verdes Estates 16 Malaga Cove 310.698.1555

Redondo Beach 1009 Torrance Blvd. 310.316.8464


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2016 / 2020 The Strand Manhattan Beach www.2020StrandVision.com A conceptual modern masterpiece designed by famed architect Leo Marmol, Marmol Radziner + Associates that will redefine the ultimate Strand Lifestyle experience. The location is both rare and unique - double corner lot in one of the best beach enclaves in the entire world. A design phenomenon that floats ethereally over approximately 67 feet of Strand frontage, and approximately 13,880 square feet of exciting living space. This enchanting custom work of art can be not only a dream but in reality, a dream come true. Masterful Conceptual Design by Marmol Radziner | 13,880 Sq. Ft. Interior | Over 2000 Sq. Ft. of Outdoor Living Space | 4 levels | 5 Bedrooms that include an Incredible Master Suite, Two Children’s and Two Guest Suites that also Enjoy their own Separate Lounge area’s | Great Room with Kitchen Dining and Living, Separate Family Room/Den | Banquette in Kitchen | Media Room, Arcade, Wine Cellar, Spa Area with Sauna and Steam Room | His & Her Offices, Bar | Pool in Basement | Outside Deck Hot Tub | 4 Car Attached Garage. Praised as “modernist savants” by the New York Times, Marmol Radziner + Associates has redefined the indoor-outdoor California lifestyle made famous by legendary mid-century modernists such as Richard Neutra and Albert Frey.

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MANHATTAN BEACH 400 S Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 100 Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 Phone: 310-376-2225 Fax: 310-376-6522

RANCHO PALOS VERDES 28901 Western Ave. Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 Phone: 310-514-1364 Fax: 310-514-1420

SILVER SPUR 450 Silver Spur Road Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 Phone: 310-544-9999 Fax: 310-703-1999

EL SEGUNDO 402 Main Street El Segundo, CA 90245 Phone: 310-322-1425 Fax: 310-322-5724

MARINA DEL REY / VENICE 155 Washington Blvd. Marina Del Rey, CA 90292 Phone: 310-577-5300 Fax: 310-577-5301

REDONDO BEACH 1720 S Elena Redondo Beach, CA 90277 Phone: 310-378-7747 Fax: 310-378-1997

SOUTH BAY 23740 Hawthorne Blvd., 2nd Floor Torrance, CA 90505 Phone: 310-378-9889 Fax: 310-378-2745

MALAGA COVE 63 Malaga Cove Plaza PALOS VERDES EST., CA 90274 Phone: 310-378-9494 Fax: 310-373-3427

MIRALESTE 5 Miraleste Plaza Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 Phone: 310-831-0222 Fax: 310-831-1684

SANTA MONICA 620 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite B Santa Monica, CA 90401 Phone: 310-264-2225 Fax: 310-264-2200

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Wanted

Lowest priced SFR west of the Highway A starter beach cottage with potential Be creative with existing or build new on R-2 lot within blocks of the beach.

View properties S. Redondo Beach and Hollywood Riviera Buyers looking for the queens necklace.

In Escrow - Local Commercial - Retail/Office Prime location existing tenants month to month. Opportunity for owner user or investor.

In Escrow - Four new Townhomes – Buy one ($365,000) or all Four at bulk rate discount ($1,150,000) Beautiful spacious 3 bdrm. / 2.5 bath. 1,830 sq. ft. – Top of the line amenities.

Palos Verdes Realty

Young couple moving to the Sand Section looking for a fixer below $1 mil or a newer contemporary in move in condition for $1.5 mil. Units at the Beach - All sizes Investors are back and looking for residential income properties with reliable income base.

Michael Talbot (310) 422-4309 - cell RE/MAX Beach Cities Realty

159 Calle Mayor

Residential and Commercial Investments

Hollywood Riviera town house w/ panoramic coastal ocean views.

CDPE, GRI, ABR, RECS, QSC, IRES Proud Supporter of the Children's Hospital

m.talbot@gte.net MikeTalbotRE.com

Remodeled inside and out with quality upgrades Priced reduced - seller moving - Short sale application in progress.

Now $599,950 plus $58,000 assessment for exterior renovation pd. to HOA @ close of escrow.

DRE. Lic.#00645363

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5411 Manitowac Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes Custom home built in 1992 Single level 3 Bedroom, 2 Baths 2421 Sq.Ft. Unobstructed Queens Necklace and City view

$1,449,000 5411Manitowac.com 2213 Warfield Avenue #A Redondo Beach 4 Bedroom, 3.5 Baths in over 2300 sq. ft.

2213Warfield.com $949,000

601 S. Prospect Ave. #307, Redondo Beach

Vince De Luca, GRI, QSC, CDPE

Sunny Southern exposure with balcony | Quiet location away from street | Super bright with vaulted ceilings 1 bdrm plus loft or 2nd bdrm | End unit looks out to trees and landscape | New dual pane windows and sliding doors Newly redone bath | Newer kitchen appliances | Laminate floors | Beautiful Brookside Village with 2 pools, spa, waterfalls, tennis and more | Short walk to park and beach

310.356.4232 | JustAskVince.com

Offered at $365,000

REALTOR/Broker, RE/MAX Execs

Malaga Cove 63 Malaga Cove Plaza Palos Verdes Estates (310) 378-9494 DRE #00983568

Silver Spur 450 Silver Spur Rd. Rancho Palos Verdes (310) 544-9999 DRE #00983568

Miraleste Plaza 5 Miraleste Plaza Rancho Palos Verdes (310) 831-0222 DRE #00983568

South Bay 23740 Hawthorne Blvd. Torrance (310) 378-9889 DRE #01219939

Jack McSweeney, CDPE, SRES, e-PRO, PVS RE/MAX Execs Realtor / Manager Member of the RE/MAX Hall of Fame JackMcSweeney.com SoBayCalMLS.com 310 346-0391 cell / 310 356-4285 office

Redondo Beach 1720 South Elena Redondo Beach (310) 378-7747 DRE #01219939

RPV San Pedro 28901 South Western Ave. Rancho Palos Verdes (310) 514-1364 DRE #01219939

Manhattan Beach 400 S. Sepulveda Blvd. Manhattan Beach (310) 376-5225 DRE #01879720

El Segundo 402 Main Street El Segundo (310) 322-1425 DRE #01879720


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4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bath 2,480 Sq.ft. Ocean Views Upgraded “better than new” detached 3-story rear townhouse includes ocean views and many custom features including plantations shutters, 10 ft. ceilings, crown & base molding, security system, intercom, granite & marble counters, hand-scraped wood floors, CAT-5 wiring throughout, oversized garage and small backyard – perfect for pets. Large Master Bedroom with sitting area, walk-in-closet, spa tub, shower & double vanities. Short walk to stores, top rated schools, Pier & Beach.

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3410 Hermosa Avenue Hermosa Beach

41 Nantasket Rancho Palos Verdes

31 Nantasket Rancho Palos Verdes

3104 Ocean Drive Manhattan Beach

Architectural Digest’s Editors’ Selection October 2010. A masterpiece in art & living. These worlds meld in this testament to post modern design. An early work by the internationally acclaimed Morphosis design team, Thom Mayne & Michael Rotondi, this blending of stainless steel, concrete & natural elements combine to create a stunning home of epic architectural significance. Featured in the New York Times, this 4000+ square foot home has 4 levels with living room, dining room & kitchen all situated on the top floor to take full advantage of the spectacular ocean/coastline views. The entrance opens to a 3-story, semicircular atrium. 2 sets of stairs trace a path through the structure that has an elevator, 3 bedrooms, a wine cellar, 2 fireplaces & a family room. Unobstructed ocean views from PV to Malibu, home has been called “the tallest home in Hermosa Beach.” 

A magnificent property of almost 1/2 an acre of land boasting ocean, Catalina Island, resort & golf course views. Nantasket Estate is immediately adjacent to the world class Terranea resort on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Site features 275 ft of frontage along Terranea’s links golf course ~ fairway and hole 9, as well as 200 ft of street frontage rivaling the size and reminiscence of old Pasadena & Palos Verdes estates legendary homes. Fully approved plans for a 5,500 sf resort-style 2 story home, approved by both the city of RPV and the California coastal commission. Land and approvals also available stand alone for $1,695,000.

Enjoy Resort-Style living with LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION along the Southern California Coastline immediately adjacent to the world-class Terranea RESORT! This magnificent property is offered as a building package. You will be able to choose your own finishes in completing a dream home, without the hassle of entitlement and building process. This exceptional property boasts Ocean, Catalina Island, Resort and Golf Course VIEWS. This magnificent home site sits along Terranea’s Links Golf Course fairway 9 and comes with approved plans for a 5000 square foot resort-style private 2-story home which has been approved by both the City of RPV and the California Coastal Commission. Land and approvals also available stand alone for $1,295,000.

Charming and fully upgraded, this income property was built in 1940 and features three legal nonconforming units with ocean views and two garages. Two 1-bedroom units and a 2-bedroom owner’s unit. Owner’s unit features a fireplace. Outstanding views across from the quietest stretch of the beach. Units always rented. Larger than can currently be built. Two bedroom owner’s unit currently available at $4,500 per month on a one year lease.

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2545 Via Campesina #106, Palos Verdes Estates

445 Via Media, Palos Verdes Estates

Quiet complex situated behind Malaga Cove Plaza on fantastic tree-lined street. This unit has 2 large bedrooms, each with it’s own private bathroom. The master bedroom features a walkin closet, with a separate shower and large tub in the private bath. Gated subterranean parking with 2 spaces. $2150 per month

Great family home in the highly desirable lower Malaga Cove area. Total recent remodel on a great street near Malaga Cove Plaza. Small ocean view. 4 bedroom, 3 bath and storage areas. 2,582 square feet of living on a 6800 square foot lot. $5299 per month

130 Mast Mall, Marina Del Rey Luxury living near the beach! Gorgeous 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath home on the Silver Strand in Marina Del Rey. Built in 2000, this fabulous home offers a large, open floorplan with high ceilings. Gourment kitchen has granite counters, center island, hardwood floors and stainless range with hood. $8200 per month

329 19th Street Manhattan Beach Contemporary 4 bedroom, 4 bath home designed by architect Dean Nota. This 3-level, walk street home offers panoramic ocean views from multiple rooms. Gourmet kitchen, Master Bedroom with private bath, 3 ocean view decks, 4 car garage. No expense was spared on custom upgrades & exquisite finishes! $2,599,000  


ES IN CR OW 24 8th Street Hermosa Beach

305 18th Street Manhattan Beach

2 Hillcrest Manor Rolling Hills

7 Sea Cove Drive Rancho Palos Verdes

Fantastic new contemporary home in the heart of downtown Hermosa just two doors from the strand and sand, Gourmet kitchen with walk-pantry comes complete with commercial Viking appliances, granite counter tops, custom cabinets and hard wood floors. This home is equipped with elevator, beautiful decks including one on the roof which is engineered and ready for a spa and BBQ to enjoy the city and whitewater views. Spacious open floor plan, living room with fireplace, master has a walk-in closet, large his/her bath, jacuzzi tub. House is wired for stereo, alarm as well as high speed internet (CAT5). Hermosa Beach living at it’s best!

Extraordinary, unblockable views from this walk street home that is close to town. New to market. This single family home features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and a fireplace. Master suite with large master bath and private den on the top floor. Enjoy incredible ocean views on the roof top deck. Separate apartment on property has 2 bedrooms, 1 bath. Great for guests or rental income! 4 car garage. Truly some of the best walk street views in Manhattan Beach. Remodelled in the 80’s, the home has some upgrades over the years.

Beautiful newer construction on a private road in Rolling Hills Estates, built in 2006. Home features 5 bedrooms, 5 baths and a private office. Gourmet kitchen includes granite counters, marble flooring and center island. Flowing floorplan has living room, formal dining room, kitchen, office and one bedroom on first floor. Master suite upstairs has it’s own private bath, fireplace and walk in closet. Central A/C & separate laundry room. 3 car garage with direct access.

Great opportunity to purchase a rare coastal lot with plans for a 4000 square foot Marmol Radziner contemporary design home with 100 feet of frontage. Lot is across the street from the coastline. Lot is over 10,000 square feet and offers awesome ocean and coastline views. Sea Cove is a highly desirable street filled with some of Palos Verdes most desirable homes and has a private path to the beach and coastal tide pools. Close proximity to Terranea Resort, Abalone Cove, Portuguese Bend Club and Shoreline Park. Build home as a primary residence or a second home. Home across the street is said to be Frank Lloyd Wright’s last residential project. Land directly across the street is not buildable allowing for unblockable views. Buyer and buyer’s agent to verify all information. Seller is open to a joint venture for spec project.

$2,249,000

$2,325,000

$2,595,000  

$694,500

Gerard Bisignano Contact me for more information on offmarket Strand and Walk Street homes. Cell: 310-990-4727 Office: 310-376-6004

gerard@coastalluxuryliving.com www.coastalluxuryliving.com DRE: 01116110

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No Other Realtor has Sold More Homes in the Hollywood Riviera Since 2003 THIS WEEK’S FEATURED PROPERTY

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Coming Soon Beautifully Remodeled Home in the Upper Riviera 3 Bed/2 Bath/1,600 sq ft

Offered at $1,249,000 3816 Bluff Street, Torrance Offered at $1,249,000, 4Bed/3Bath/3,737sq ft Custom home with city light views

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Offered at: $1,649,000

There isn’t another home like this anywhere in the Hollywood Riviera. This magnificent Tuscan-Mediterranean home was custom built in 2004 and features extraordinary details throughout. The 3,300 square foot home includes an additional 850 square foot finished basement with over 9-foot ceilings -- something unheard of in the South Bay. This bonus area can be a game room, kids room, home gym or entertainment center. The home has a spectacular, flowing floor plan, and includes 5 spacious bedrooms (one of which is now used as a built-in office), and 4 bathrooms. Entertaining is a breeze when you live here, as the backyard includes an outdoor kitchen, fireplace and built-in barbeque. This one-of-a-kind home is a short walk to Riviera Elementary School, Rocketship Park and the Palos Verdes Bridle Trail.

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Offered at: $789,000 4509 Greenmeadows Ave, Torrance 3 Bed/2 Bath/1,777 sq ft. Beautifully remodeled home close to Richardson Middle and South High schools

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Offered at: $785,000 5613 Calle De Arboles, Torrance

DRE 01317822

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Proud Sponsor of the Riviera Elementary Character Counts Program • # 1 Realtor in Sales Volume in the Hollywood Riviera in 2010

• #1 Realtor in the Hollywood Riviera for 6 out of the last 8 years

• Over $100M in Total Sales Volume in the Hollywood Riviera since 2002

• Over 100 Single Family Home Transactions in the Riviera since 2002

• All time Highest Price Sale in the Hollywood Riviera (East of Palos Verdes Blvd.) at $2.55M

(Source: Trendgraphix Inc)


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