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Lifeguard House The Lifeguard House Offered by John Corrales, NW Real Estate Brokers

Offered by John Corrales, NW Real Estate Brokers

Check the details on p17

“Let F reed ma n m” R

No other RE/MAX agent has sold more real estate in the three Beach Cities combined!

Robert Freedman 310-291-7779



704 Pacific Avenue, Manhattan Beach

300 30th Street Manhattan Beach

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)

Yes this property is on the WALKSTREET corner of Highland Ave. and 30th Street, but of all the Highland properties in which I have been to, this is quieter – REALLY! And for this home and these views AT THIS PRICE, you should see for yourself.

• Chef’s island kitchen with granite and tile counters and top quality appliances. • Spectacular Ocean Views • Chef’s island kitchen with granite and tile counters and top quality appliances.

Offered at $4,895,000

• 4 Bedrooms 3.5 Baths 2,529 Square Feet • Open Great room Style Living Area with Big Panoramic Views • Spacious Ocean views decks and Private Patio

Offered at $1,649,122

DID I MENTION THE VIEWS? 233 1st Street Manhattan Beach This stunning south end Corner Townhome was built in 2003 and held by the developer until now. This is the first time this has been offered for sale. With 4 Bedrooms and 3.5 Baths, just under 1,900 Square Feet of Living Space, and arguably one of the best, panoramic Ocean Views you can find anywhere in Manhattan Beach, and a wide open living area from which to enjoy it - this one is a winner. • Incredible Panoramic Ocean Views • 2 Blocks to the sand • Maple Hardwood Floors and Maple Cabinets with Granite and Travertine Counters • 2 Car garage plus a guest parking space

All for $1,699,122



230 Anderson, Manhattan Beach

3108 Vista Manhattan Beach

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.

Drenched with natural light in every nook and corridor, this nearly new Single Family Home is located on a corner lot in the heart of the sand section.

• Over 6,OOO Square feet of living space, with a very flexible floor plan. 4 Bedrooms (can reconfigure to 6)

• 3 Bedrooms and 3.5 baths. Opulent Master Suite with dual Walkin Closets

• Custom woodwork throughout

• 2000 Square Feet of Living Space, 30 X 45 Corner Lot

• Huge Panoramic Ocean Views

Offered at $1,648,122 Offered at $4,699,000

#1 at RE/MAX Manhattan Beach for over 25 years running

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Exceeding Expectations

Exclusive lender offerings at rates and terms you will be telling your neighbors about.

Our program of the week: 7 year fixed period ARM at 3.5% rate, 3.270% APR with no points! *Interest only payment options available.

7 year ARM as of 8/29/11 has a rate of 3.5% (3.270% APR) fixed for 7 years. Pricing for loans up to $1,500,000 at 70% loan-to-value, with no points, 720 credit score and no prepayment penalty. Loan converts to 2.25 over 1 year Libor, .727. Loan has principal and interest. Terms may vary, conditions and restrictions apply. Rates subject to change without notice. Coast Capital Group, Inc. is licensed as a Real Estate Broker - CA Dept of Real Estate - License #01374996, NMLS #285706

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Coast Capital Group 1601 Pacific Coast Highway Suite 245 Hermosa Beach, CA 90254 Real Estate Broker - CA Dept. of Real Estate - License # 01374996 Copyright Š 2011 Coast Capital Group. All Rights Reserved.

Our success is only as great as the experience of each and every client. Dear Christian, I wanted to take a moment and thank you for your heroics in executing a $2.1M mortgage approval, loan and close within less than 10 days. As you know, we were pre-approved by another lender for months on a challenging short sale only to find out at the eleventh hour that the lender ultimately would not approve our loan. This left us very little time to re-start the process as the impending short sale was nearing a firm foreclosure date. However, through your efforts we were able to process the entire loan and close on our new dream home in less than 10-days. You knew exactly what was required and were always three steps ahead anticipating the lenders likely requests. Without your experience, relationships, professionalism and quick actions we would have lost our new home. Thank you so much for your assistance. Please feel free to have any potential clients contact me as a reference. Kind regards, - James M. Haefner, Chief Operating Officer | A T H E N I X

$2.1M Mortgage closed in less than 10 days

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1696 Via Coronel, Palos Verdes Estates A private estate offers resort style living at its best! This secluded 9,422 sq.ft. estate estate boasts panoramic Pacific Ocean views from almost every room of the home. A total renovation was designed and completed by the famous architect Don Hendrickson. The home offers 5 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, library, office, family room, eat-in gourmet kitchen, gym, sauna, wine/cigar cellar and 2 separate staff quarters with kitchen/dining and laundry facilities. The spectacular professionally landscaped lot also features a pool/spa and outdoor kitchen, a desirable N/S tennis court, and a 9-car garage



65 Paseo De La Luz, Rancho Palos Verdes In the Exclusive Guarded Community of Oceanfront Estate, 7,985 sq.ft. Home with 5 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, Library, Private Studio in Garage, Gourmet Kitchen with Secondary Kitchen, Game Room, Semi-Indoor Gym, Basketball Court and Outdoor Entertaining Area


Palos Verdes’ Finest Homes & Estates for over 29 years!

Paseo Del Mar, Palos Verdes Estates 7,983 sq.ft. home on a 24,840 sq.ft. lot with 6 Bedrooms and 6.5 Bathrooms Separate Guest House, Pool/Jacuzzi, Gourmet Kitchen, Ocean Front Location with Superior Construction Quality and Understated Elegance




8 San Miguel, Rolling Hills Estates

1271 Via Landeta, Palos Verdes Estates

1609 Via Barcelona, Palos Verdes Estates

1220 Via Coronel, Palos Verdes Estates

Spacious One Level Home, 4,260 sq.ft. with 4

Over 6,800 sq.ft. with View, Pool/Spa on a Quiet

Views from Catalina to Malibu, 4,700 sq.ft.

Beautifully Remodeled Lunada Bay Home with the

Bedrooms plus Office and 7 Bathrooms,

Street, Panoramic Views, Looking for Space,

5 Bedrooms, 5 Baths. Maximum Privacy

Finest Amenities. 3,511 sq.ft. with 3BD and 4BA

Huge Master Suite, Pool and Spa, 4-Car Garage

View, Location, Potential and Value? Here it is!

Gourmet Kitchen. Pool & Spa

with Separate Office, Media Room and Playroom





LILY | LIANG 310.373.3333 | dre #00837794

Panoramic Ocean View Condo 709 N. Juanita #5 Redondo Beach 90277 3 Bed | 2 Bath | Huge Balcony

OFFERED AT $629,000

19335 S. Laurel Park Rd. Rancho Dominguez CA 90220

2816 Columbia Street Torrance CA 90503 6,500 sq. ft. Industrial Building 2007 Construction 4,200+ sq. ft., Office Space

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32,000 sq. ft. Industrial Building NYSE Long Term Tenant OFFERED AT $2,850,000

OFFERED AT $1,750,000

Gibson Place Redondo Beach, CA 90278

New Listing Not on the MLS

3 Bed, 2 Bath Completely Updated Home Call or Click for more Information

20th Place Hermosa Beach, CA 90254 3 Bed (plus an office) 1 Bath, Large 5,000sf lot Call or Click for more Information OFFERED AT $899,000

OFFERED AT $870,000

Tony Accardo Email: • Direct: 310-855-3557 • All information from reliable sources but not guaranteed. Buyer and Buyer’s Agent to verify.

RE# 01863340

New Listing Not on the MLS

Market Snapshot for the Month Ending August 2011 Area Listings Average Price List Price Sold Per Foot to Sold Price

Average Days On Market

Manhattan Beach - Sand Manhattan Beach - Tree Manhattan Beach - Hill Manhattan Beach - Village Manhattan Beach - Liberty Village Manhattan Beach - Mira Costa Hermosa Beach - Sand Hermosa Beach - Valley Hermosa Beach - East North Redondo - North North Redondo - South North Redondo - El Nido North Redondo - Golden Hills South Redondo - North of Torrance Blvd. South Redondo - South of Torrance Blvd. South Redondo - West of PCH Hollywood Riviera Palos Verdes Estates - Lunada Bay Palos Verdes Estates - Monte Malaga Palos Verdes Estates - Malaga Cove Palos Verdes Estates - Valmonte Rolling Hills Rolling Hills Estates - PV Drive North Rancho Palos Verdes - East/Miraleste Rancho Palos Verdes - Mira Catalina Rancho Palos Verdes - Portuguese Bend Rancho Palos Verdes - West Palos Verdes Rancho Palos Verdes - Country Club Rancho Palos Verdes - La Cresta Rancho Palos Verdes - Los Verdes Rancho Palos Verdes - Crest Rancho Palos Verdes - Peninsula Rancho Palos Verdes - Silver Spur All Areas

58 85 73 24 23 185 91 24 207 48 71 105 66 90 37 122 97 80 9 75 128 31 123 54 53 79 72 78 0 0 55 0 48 69

$1,012.37 $646.88 $571.72 $493.81 $300.66 $509.00 $587.13 $427.93 $391.41 $320.37 $323.97 $299.02 $386.41 $362.85 $439.93 $401.06 $396.91 $543.48 $374.53 $527.28 $504.23 $734.59 $474.14 $322.15 $459.30 $421.67 $518.32 $378.27 $404.65 n/a $364.99 n/a $437.34 $434.44

96.7% 95.5% 91.4% 98.2% 87.4% 94.7% 95.6% 102.8% 95.1% 99.6% 97.3% 93.0% 97.3% 98.1% 97.9% 98.9% 96.2% 95.1% 97.8% 97.6% 91.4% 97.2% 99.0% 92.7% 97.9% 97.1% 95.0% 81.8% 80.4% 100.0% 99.6% 100.0% 95.7% 95.58%

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10 12 3 4 1 5 5 2 4 12 8 3 3 9 8 4 7 11 3 2 2 3 4 5 2 4 5 1 1 0 7 0 2 152

New Listing! 601 S. Prospect #305 Redondo Beach, CA 90277 2 Bed, 1 Bath, Top Floor End Unit Brookside Village | Priced to Sell! OFFERED AT $379,000


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Hermosa Beach History CONTENTS By Maureen Megowan / RE/Max Palos Verdes Execs


Home of the Week

Stunning home located in the heart of the Manhattan Beach Tree Section! Offered by The Wolf & Wolf Team, Shorewood Realtors.


Publisher’s Muse

In the South Bay, ‘DIGS’ means more than real estate.

17 On The Cover The Lifeguard House. Offered by John Corrales, NW Real Estate Brokers.

39 Holly McPeak A part of the professional beach volleyball scene for close to two decades, Holly McPeak helped bring the sport to new heights.


Hermosa Beach was part of the original Spanish land grant for “Rancho Sausal Redondo” (“Ranch of the Round Clump of Willows”) in 1822, a rancho with a land mass of nearly 25,000 acres which extended from the areas as far north of what is now Playa del Rey, as far east as Inglewood, and as far south as Hermosa Beach. In the early days, Hermosa Beach, like so many of its neighboring cities - Torrance, Lawndale, Inglewood - was one vast sweep of rolling hills covered with fields of grain, mostly barley. The immediate beach area of Hermosa was a collection of sparse-looking sand dunes seemingly 40 miles from nowhere. A steady wind whipping across the barren dunes made life miserable for the first hardy pioneers. On Christmas Eve, 1906, Hermosa Beach held its first incorporation election and chose its first city officers. In the interest of accuracy its only fair to report that the idea of incorporating the city didn’t get a resounding vote of confidence from an eager mob of voters. The final tally was 24 votes for, and 23 against. But resounding or not, Hermosa Beach was duly incorporated and received its charter from the state as a sixth class city on January 14, 1907. The Santa Fe railway was the only transportation system through Hermosa Beach. It was seven blocks from the beach. The street that led to the tracks was called Santa Fe Avenue, but was later renamed Pier Avenue. There was no railway station for Hermosa, but later the Railroad Company donated an old boxcar to be used as a storage place for freight. In 1926, the Santa Fe Company built a modern stucco depot and installed Western Union telegraph service in it.

Twitter@SouthBayDigs Check out our interactive digital editions, view open houses, & research the local real estate market at: MASTHEAD Publisher WARREN J DOW Creative Director AMANDA NELSON-SINAGRA Contributing Photographer PAUL JONASON 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 • 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 Please include your name and contact information. Letters may be published and we reserve the right to edit.

1927 Hermosa Beach Biltmore Hotel

One of the most ambitious projects attempted in the city came in the mid-1920’s with the opening of the building, which later became the Hermosa Biltmore Hotel. The Hotel was located between 14th and 15th Streets on the Strand. In those days it was the headquarters for the Surf and Sand Club, and was run on a private club basis. A number of wealthy persons backed the project and for several years the building, a notable achievement in those days, was the showplace and social center of Hermosa. The private club idea proved to be a losing proposition, however, and a few years later the founders and owners sold out to the Los Angeles Athletic Club. This group, with better financing, attempted to run the property on more or less the same basis but finally sold out to hotel interests about 1930. During World War II, for a short time the building was taken over by the federal government and used as a youth training center. This property was torn down in the late 1960’s for development, and is now the site of a public park.

Advertising: For inquiries, please contact Publisher Warren Dow at 310-373-0142. Subscriptions: Subscriptions are $26 per year. Subscribe by email: or via phone: 310-373-0142. © 2011 m3 Media, LLC. All rights reserved.

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This stunning 3 bedroom plus Office, 3.5 bath, 3.064 sq. ft. Home in the Private gated Villa Verde area is Decorator Perfect, with a 180 degree View from the Ocean to the Mountains, making for a spectacular “Queen’s Necklace” & City light View. It is Light Filled, with Soaring Ceilings, Hardwood floors, Leaded Glass Windows, and French Doors. The upstairs has an open Floor Plan in the Kitchen, Breakfast area, and Family room. Enjoy the views from the Balcony off of the Living Room or the Huge Lower Deck with a Spa overlooking the Community Pool. Other features include 3 Fireplaces, all Bedrooms with” En Suite” Baths, Built-in Cabinets, Large Storage Closet and attached 2 Car Garage. 2 Tennis Courts, Gazebo, Spacious Green Grass and Open Space. This is very Private Enclave of 33 Homes with Security Gates.

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, which he called “The Cottage”, in 1916. This is the earliest existing home on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. The Cottage 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. 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 its beautiful architecture, pool area and views, makes The Cottage one of the most unique homes on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.

Call to show by appointment.

Priced to sell at $1,385,000

Offered at $1,999,000

For virtual tour, go to:

Maureen Megowan 310.541.6416

Take a seat. I’ll do the rest. (QSC, PV Specialist, SRES, SDPE)

Web blog:



s her countless satisfied clients will attest, Jane Sager has made exceptional service an art form. As one of the South Bay area’s leading real estate professionals for more than 20 years, she has built her reputation on providing expert guidance with a distinctly personalized touch. Jane builds lasting relationships with her clients, and provides keen market insight and creative solutions throughout the process. Quite simply, for Jane Sager, Success is an Art Form, so call her today and make the most of your opportunities in the South Bay area.

Just Listed for $669,000! Exceptional location on desirable Huntington Lane! Built in 1992 and meticulously maintained by the original owners, this soft contemporary home has over 2380 square feet of living area. Rare four bedroom, two and a half baths, formal dining room and living area, two fireplaces, hardwood floors, family-sized kitchen and breakfast nook, plus family room with its own entertaining deck.

Shown by Appointment

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For Jane Sager Real Estate is an art form

s the South Bay’s leading Real Estate professional, Jane’s creative approach focuses on finding just the right personalized solution for her clients. Serving the area for more than 20 years, Jane’s in-depth knowledge of the coastal communities of Manhattan, Redondo and Hermosa Beaches helps her clients make the most of real estate opportunities on the coast. For Jane, success is about helping her clients make informed real estate decisions, while factoring in the climate of today’s current market conditions. Discover the difference Jane’s positive energy, expertise and creative approach to real estate will make for you. Visit Jane’s website: for customized South Bay Listing Book real estate searches. Jane Sager, CA Lic.# 01001004

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763 31ST STREET Stunning home located in the heart of the Manhattan Beach Tree Section! Designed by renowned local architect Grant Kirkpatrick (of KAA Design Group) and situated on an oversized 5,314 sqft lot, this home is being sold by the original owners. With tons of upgrades, this 5 bedroom, 5 bathroom home is the perfect place to start making memories. Situated on the “best street” in the MB Trees, the location can’t be beat: sitting above the wide, tree-lined street and south-facing, natural light streams into the cathedral-height living space all year round. Beautiful, family friendly floor plan maximizes living space and function. Private central courtyard with outdoor fireplace and mature vegetation is perfect for indoor/outdoor entertaining and is large enough for the kids and pets. Dramatic master retreat. Kids room with a fun play-nook. MASSIVE bonus room (theater? pool room?). Cooks kitchen with stainless steel Viking, SubZero and KitchenAid. WOW! All this around the corner from award-winning schools (Grandview, MBMS, Mira Costa), clean sunny beaches, parks (Sand Dune, Greenbelt, Live Oak), and the shops and restaurants of North End Manhattan and Downtown Manhattan Beach! Too much to list. You have to come see!! Bring your buyers... and bring your offers!!!


THE WOLF & WOLF TEAM SHOREWOOD REALTORS TYLER 310/947.9484 ALEX 310/499.6823 DRE #01426713, DRE #01788977


2010 Resume: 57 Closed Transactions 2011 Resume: 25 Closed Sales, 5 Escrows 20 Listings

3304 Ocean Drive Manhattan Beach

Strand Adjacent

$8500/month furnished * * * *

3 Bedroom 3.5 Bath with Panoramic Ocean Views Steps to the Beach with 2 Car Garage and Covered Guest Parking Available September 1st for 9 month Lease Designer Perfect and Turn-Key Ready

John Corrales

NW Real Estate | 310.346.3332 | Twitter@JRC_NW_LUXURY

In the South Bay, ‘DIGS’ means more than real estate Every summer, the South “I have learned to use the word Bay plays host to one of ‘impossible’ with the greatest the premier volleyball caution.” events in the Country, the Manhattan Beach Wernher von Braun (1912 - 1977) Open – which just last week had a record field of 64 teams competing for $200,000 in prize money. So it’s pretty amazing to think that in August of last year, the Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) shut down its tour just two weeks before the prestigious Open was to begin. Ultimately, the event came together in the last minute on a shoestring budget with $4000 in first-place prices. With a highly successful turnabout this year, it looks like the sport’s crown jewel tournament is back in a big way. Don’t miss our feature article starting on page 39 as South Bay Digs got a chance to interview local Manhattan Beach resident and Volleyball Hall of Famer, Holly McPeak. Our front cover home, The Lifeguard House in North Hermosa Beach is one of the coolest beach homes you’ll ever come across – augmenting modern luxury with a natural and vintage living vibe. Check out the details on page 17 – offered by John Corrales, NW Real Estate Brokers. Don’t miss a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to local upscale Bistro chez mélange – check page 47 for details.

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Finally, don’t miss our Home of The Week on page 15– a truly stunning home located in the heart of the Manhattan Beach Tree Section and designed by renowned local architect Grant Fitzpatrick (of KAA Design Group) offered by Tyler & Alex Wolf, The Wolf & Wolf Team, Shorewood Realtors.

Hope you enjoy! Warren J Dow Publisher 310-373-0142

John Corrales NW Real Estate 310.346.3332

2010 Resume: 57 Closed Transactions 2011 Resume: 25 Closed Sales, 5 Escrows 20 Listings

We Move You With Passion

T HE LIF EGUA RD HO US E L I F EG UA R D ’S L OG: AUGUST 19. 2 0 1 1 @ 6 : 1 2 P M L OCATIO N: NORT H HE RMOSA BE AC H WAT ER TEMP ERAT URE : 70° F AI R TEMP ER AT URE : 83° F COND ITIO NS : 2-3 F OOT SURF WITH L I G H T O N S H O R E S One of the most appropriate and exciting beach homes developed in years. Kirk Enterprises and Lazar Design Build augment modern building with a natural and vintage luxury style. The kitchen and great room open on 3 sides to become one huge balcony with shade. The sky deck with bedroom and full bath is over 1,100 square feet. World class design built with 200 year old Connecticut barn wood and tall spaces. It’s not just made for lifeguard living but just about anyone including our pro athletes who can’t fit into a lot of homes. 3,600 plus square feet of living space and located about 30 steps to the beach with panoramic ocean views.

Price Upon Request

Stephen Haw 310.377.7539 DRE# 0808646

Kim Hall

Serving the South Bay

An International Team of Real Estate Professionals


Please call any one of US for Buying or Selling your precious home! DRE# 01864819




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6 Bedrooms, 6 ½ Bathrooms, 7,333 sq ft, 1.32 acre Lot. Majestic Bluff Estate Plus Guest House, Italian Renaissance Architecture, Spectacular Views Luxurious Ammenities Sky Dome, Wine Cellar & Swimming Pool

5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, 7,753 sq ft, 25,404 sq ft Lot, Sold as Vacant Lot or With Building Plans or Award Winning Design Firm will Build Your Dream Home, Golf Course Estate, Spectacular Ocean, Catalina, Coastline Views

4 Bedrooms, 3 ½ Bathrooms, 4,325 sq ft, Almost 3 Acre Lot, See Forever Panoramic Ocean & Catalina Views, 24 Hour Guard Gated City, Beautifully Updated Estate, Swimming Pool, Wine Room

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Rolling Hills Estates

5 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, 7,031 sq ft, 24,798 sq ft Lot, Built in 2000 Prestigious Oceanfront Estates Community, Stunning Ocean & Catalina Views from Upstairs

4 Bedrooms, 4 ½ Bathrooms, 4,292 sq ft, 30,740 sq ft Lot, 24 Hour Guard Gated Community, Panoramic Ocean, Harbor & City Views, Magnificent Entryway with Spiral Staircase, Huge Bonus Room



5 Bedrooms, 4 1/2 Bathrooms, 5,105 sq ft, 14,814 sq ft lot, Some Peek-a-boo City & Ocean Views, Quiet Cul-De-Sac Street Swimming Pool & Spa Great Backyard for Entertaining & Kids

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Packsaddle Road East

1st Street San Pedro

4 Bedrooms, 2 ½ Bathrooms, 2,432 sq ft, 8,850 sq ft lot, Ocean View Located in a Cul-De-Sac, High Ceilings Beautiful Wood Floors, Secured & Fenced Pool Area, Grassy Area For Kids To Play

Fourplex Investment Opportunity Two 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 & 2.5 Baths, Two 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom Built in 1986 with 8 garage spaces Seller states “No Rent Control”



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Estates Lane Rolling Hills Estates

2 Bedrooms, 2 ½ Bathrooms, 1,563 sq ft Living Area, Bonus Room Can Be Used as a 3rd Bedroom, Granite Counters Stainless Steel Appliances, Cathedral Ceilings, Resort Like Community


Paradise Found in Palos Verdes! Lots starting at $1,099,000 to $1,695,000. Turn-key & fully approved building packages available from $3,250,000 to $4,450,000. Now is your opportunity to own a rare piece of land in Palos Verdes on one of the absolute best locations on the California Coast. A total of four (4) separate lots immediately adjacent to the World-Class Terranea Resort. Lot sizes from .32 acre / 14,081 sq ft to .41 acre / 17,704 sq ft. Each lot boasts spectacular views of the Ocean, Catalina Island, Resort and Golf Course. Build your dream home.

180 acre Private Oasis just 3 hrs N of LA! Offered at $585,000. Enjoy your own private weekend retreat on 180 acres of land. Explore the creek, open land, use as horse property, or your getaway home.


GO with Beach City Brokers - GET RESULTS! Realize your real estate goals with our unsurpassed commitment and focus to deliver maximum value for your home in a minimum time period, without the stress. Let’s talk about your real estate goals today call Gary at 310-292-0332 or Tony at 310-855-3557.

O SA PEN T/ H SU O N US 1- E 4

New Listing! Amazing Ocean View Home.

515 S. Lucia Ave | Redondo Beach 5 Bedrooms | 3.5 Bathrooms | 4100 sq ft | 7200 Sq. Ft. Lot | Almost New Great entertaining home perched high on a hill and on a cul-de-sac with west facing ocean views and east facing LA city lights and snow-capped mountains. Fantastic traditional floor plan with 5 beds 3 baths all upstairs. Just a short few blocks to award-winning schools, parks and the beach! This house is a must-see and will not last!

$1,559,000 - JUST REDUCED

New Listing! Hermosa Beach.

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2 Brand New Detached Ocean View Townhomes!

123 Guadalupe, Redondo Beach

935 1st St. #B, Hermosa Beach

4 Bed plus loft, 3 baths. Detatched ocean view townhomes. Approx. 2,500 Sq. Ft.

New Pat Killen Contemporary. 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths. Ocean Views. Short Sale Subject to Bank, Approval - Already Submitted.


STEAL AT $799,000

Gary Elminoufi Email: • • Direct: 310-292-0332 • Office: 310-543-3536 x300 All information is from various sources deemed reliable but not guaranteed all parties to verify DRE: 01139207



WHERE WORK, IS ANYTHING BUT‌ Free yourself from the confines of the cubicle. Cut the commute. And discover an entirely new way to work. Where inspired architecture meets intelligent design. Where spectacular views are not just reserved for the corner office. WELCOME TO 1300 HIGHLAND AVENUE. An extraordinary mix of 34 contemporary work lofts and retail units, each one as unique as you.

Ideally located in the heart of a vibrant

beach community, 1300 Highland Avenue puts the best of coastal living right outside your office door. Merging the concepts of productivity and lifestyle, efficiency and fun, work and play.


STROYKE PROPERTIES 920 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Ste 4 office: 310-545-9595 cell: 310-880-3436

In Real Estate…Time really is Money.


Selling your Home? Let me show you how to realize Optimum Home Value Step 1: Intelligent Pricing. You gain maximum exposure and reach a greater total percentage of prospective buyers when you price your property at market value. If your home is listed at a price that is above market value, you will miss out on prospective buyers who would otherwise be prime candidates to purchase your home. Contrarily, if you list your home at a price that is below market value, you will ultimately sell for a price that is not the optimum value for your home.

Step 2: Time Value of Money A critical success factor when pricing your home is timing. A property attracts the most attention, excitement and interest from the real estate community and potential buyers when it is first listed on the market. If your home is priced improperly at the initial listing phase, or ‘peak interest period,’ your property may languish on the market. Ultimately, this may lead to a below market value sale price, or worse, no sale at all. Therefore, your home has the greatest probability for a ‘optimum value’ sale when it is new on the market and the price is reasonable established.

Step 3: Optimum Home Value = P x T Call me for a private consultation!

Chris Plank Shorewood Realtors Cell (310) 849-1530 Office (310) 546-7561 x443 Selling South Bay Real Estate Since 1989






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no typical marketing With over 20 years of building experience, we find that the highest level of customer service is just as important as the utilization of the highest quality materials and workmanship. Having worked with many top architects and designers, we are confident in our ability to make the building process as seamless and enjoyable as possible. Working with our client’s is an essential part of each new project, and our ability to adapt and modify to fit each client’s individual preference and aesthetic has provided us with long lasting relationships. Our scope and expertise ranges from kitchen remodels to custom homes, and every project is afforded the same level of service and integrity. By its very nature, the building process can be both confusing and frustrating. We strive to alleviate as much stress as possible by taking a personal, hands-on approach that includes the client in each and every step along the way. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or reference inquiries, and I look forward to the opportunity to working with you in the future.

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Blake Roberts Diana Roberts



WOW – What a Fantastic View!

39 Nuvola Court | Rancho Palos Verdes Relax on your perfect covered patio, complete with built-in gas heater, watching the sunset over the Pacific, and the peacefulness of Catalina Island. This home is perfect for indoor and outdoor entertainment with several inviting patios, large fountains, and barbecue area. It has double entry doors with cut glass inserts, 4 bedrooms including master suite, a gourmet center island kitchen with all the bells and whistles, formal living room with fireplace and formal dining room, family room off the kitchen, 10 foot high ceilings, porcelain floors, dual paned windows, central air, security system, sound system, French doors, 3 car garage, and 3,470 square feet of living space. This premiere property is a true statement of who you are and how you live.

NEW PRICE! $1,695,000

32534 Seacliff Drive | Rancho Palos Verdes 4 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | 3313 sq ft | 12515 sq ft Lot This custom contemporary home has fabulous views and is the absolutely perfect home for entertaining! It has exotic wide plank blood wood flooring, custom semi circular staircase, wet bar and wine refrigerator, dream kitchen with custom built stainless steel hood, sub zero, Wolf double convection oven plus Viking stove and wok, exotic rock counter tops, and stainless steel and glass cabinetry, dining room with Italian chandelier and Italian torch wall sconces and custom frosted sliding door, master with walk-in closet and master bath with travertine heated floors, jacuzzi tub and shower with double shower heads and hand made custom cabinetry, surround sound, pre-wired for complete and individualized music, TV and internet, alarm system, NEO PORTE stainless steel entry door, large gym, and perfect grassy yard for entertaining. This special home is ready to just move in and enjoy the California lifestyle!

Offered at $1,995,000 |

WHY CHOOSE GAYLE? • Gayle is the #1 Coldwell Banker Agent for Palos Verdes and the entire South Bay for 8 of the last 10 years. • She is in the Top 100 Agents for the company for Southern California and in the top 50 agents for the Westside/South Bay Region for the company. • Gayle ranks in the top 1/2 of 1% of all agents internationally and consistently sells more homes than any agent in the South Bay for Coldwell Banker.

GAYLE PROBST 310.265.7308

711 Esplanade | Redondo Beach

15213 Avis Avenue | Lawndale

1 Bedroom | 1 bath Spectacular Ocean Views

Premier Ocean Front Property Zoned R3

3 Bedroom | 3 Bathroom 2080 sq ft | Two-Level Front Unit

Offered at $269,000

Offered at $3,500,000

$305,000 - REO

3110 Merrill Drive #88 | Torrance

215 Via Alameda | Redondo Beach

217 East Sycamore Ave | El Segundo

2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms 1300 sq ft | Beautifully Remodeled

3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms 2088 sq ft | 6110 sq ft Lot

5 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms 2502 sq ft | 9225 sq ft Lot

Offered at $375,000

Priced To Sell & Gorgeous Must see! $999,000

$811,348 - REO

2204 Vanderbilt Lane #10 | Redondo Beach

1404 Mackay Lane | Redondo Beach

621 S. Gertruda | Redondo Beach

2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms 1408 sq ft | Two Level | Remodel – Must See!

4 Bedroom | 3 Bathroom 2610 sq ft | Detached Townhome

5 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | 2900 sq ft | 7600 sq ft Lot Two Levels | Stunning Ocean Views

$399,999 - REO

$784,700 - REO

Offered at $1,099,000



360 W. Ocean Blvd. Unit 1008 | Long Beach

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416 10th Street, MANHATTAN BEACH This stunning 4 bedroom & 6 bath (4 full + 2 powder rooms) home is located on a walk-street in the highly desirable sand section and was designed by AIA Award winning architect Larry Peha. General features include approx. 4,300 sq ft of living space plus a 600 sq. ft. 3 car garage, office, 13 foot water fountain in the entry, 600+ bottle wine cellar, landscaped walk-street patio, and so much more. Expect the most luxurious of finishes, one of a kind fixtures, the finest amenities such French Terracota, Custom floors from Guatemala, Loewen windows and French doors, hardwired CAT 5, security system & surround sound, and skylights. The lavish master suite is enclosed by a 300 year old hand-carved door imported from India and boasts a spa tub, large steam shower, and heated floors, fireplace, and 2 private balconies. The gorgeous gourmet kitchen features antiqued knotty Alder cabinetry and state of the art appliances. With its unmistakable mark of European elegance & sophistication, this is luxurious beach-city living at it’s finest!

Offered at $3,175,000


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5443 142 Pl. Holly Glen AFTER Wonderful Entry Level Home - Shows like a Pottery Barn Model on the Inside Zen like Back Yard - Turn Key 3/2 Bath in the Best Area of Holly Glen


Beautifully Remodeled - High Quality Finishes MUST SEE!

Asking: $647,000

Alex Abad 310-877.6488 200 Pier Avenue, Suite 305 Hermosa Beach, CA. 90254

Alex Abad – Founder Abby Waddell Alex Bannerman Alicia Greene Antoinette Hopper Barry Host Chad Fahlbusch Charles Fisher Colleen Cofield Colleen Cole David White Danielle Newson Diana Turner Dunham Stewart Eric Fonoimoana Georgiana Rosenkranz Ian Rusnell Jack Gillespie Jeff Amberg John Skulick Julie Ann Forney June Emerson Keith Kyle Ken Adam Lauren Perreault Lynn O’Neil Nick Philips Nick Schneider Nina Michaels Norm Hugo Ophelia Grenke Ricci Reardin Robyn Biener Rose Van Hook Shiela Fowler Susan Boettner Tad Thormodsgaard Ted Craddock Todd Pearl Trevor Plunkett Ben Hsu In a recent independent survey, over Scott Manly 95% of our clients say Cherly they are so Kelly pleased with our service that they JoAnn Maisch would recommend us to others.* Ted Kohn Steve Carrol With Customer Satisfaction ratings this high, we  Bree Noble decided we’re going to keep right on doing what  we do best: serving our customers. Greg Snider Matt Goeglein 25 years in the South Bay. More than 100  Jim McFarland full-time agents. A reputation for integrity. You  Matt Cooke can trust your next real estate transaction to  South Bay Brokers. Terry Russel Kirsten Cole Grant Norris Hagestad Manhattan BeachRegan Redondo Beach (310) 546-7611 Brett (310) 375-0583 Zebrowski South Bay Digs – Media Sponsor

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Kerry Dawson 310.753.5537

2 Bedrooms | 2.5 Baths | Customized Kitchen w/ Stainless Steel Appliances | Family Room Attached to Kitchen | Skylights | Granite | Tile | Stone Flooring Plantation Shutters | Air Conditioner | Beveled Glass Front Door | Master Bath w/ Custom Walk-In Shower | Updated Fixtures Throughout | Gated Community with 24 hr guard

Offered at $799,400



Huge Living Room | Fireplace that seems to fit in with “Mad Men Series.” | Kitchen w/ Granite Counters | Breakfast Bar | Stainless Steel Appliances Master bedroom is Up | Master Bath has a Balcony Attached | 2 bedrooms Down | Large Family Room with a Cozy Brick Fireplace

Offered at $1,875,000

Custom French-Mediterranean with Panoramic Ocean Views

832 1st St | Manhattan Beach 4+ Bonus – Bedrooms | 5 Bathrooms | 4,518 Sq. Ft. On one of the most desirable streets in the hill section, this Custom FrenchMediterranean home, offers a rare combination of unobstructed, panoramic ocean views from Palos Verdes to Malibu with a private backyard. Appointed with exquisite finishes, this rare home was designed to entertain family and friends with gorgeous sunsets as your backdrop. Feels like new with extensive remodel in 2007 including new hardware, appliances, Lutron Lighting, entertainment system and Bordeaux patterned, hand-distressed oak hardwood floors throughout. • Two, stone tiled, ocean-view, wraparound decks • 3 Stop Elevator • 4 Car Garage with 3 storage rooms and work bench • Master Suite includes expansive walk-in closet, Jacuzzi tub and steam shower • Wood-paneling, molding and plantation shutters throughout • Whole-house Air Conditioning, audio system & central vacuum • Built-in BBQ on upper deck • Private, spacious backyard with 6-person Jacuzzi • 10 minute or less walk to downtown or beach • 5 minute walk to Award-winning Robinson Elementary

Offered at $3,395,000 |

HEATH GREGORY 310.795.5581

performance : the execution of an action; something accomplished; the fulfillment of a claim, promise, or request.

recent performance • Townhouse | Manhattan Beach | SOLD in 1 day • Duplex | Redondo Beach | SOLD in 7 days with multiple offers • Fourplex | Culver City | SOLD in 7 days with multiple offers • Duplex | Manhattan Beach | SOLD in 12 days with multiple offers

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ED’S COASTAL REPORT Trending this week in the Manhattan Beach Condo Market:

HIRE the BEST SELL FASTER Current Beach Cities listings


sold took an average of 86

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Asking Price per Square Foot


Average Days on Market


% of Properties with Price Decrease

56 %

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

Ed’s listings are selling 2 months faster in 2011. What could you do with 2 saved mortgage payments?



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SELL FOR MORE Current Beach Cities average Sold price versus List

Ed’s Beach Cities listings received 5% more on average – that’s $50,000 additional

To see what is trending in your neighborhood, visit to track real time market statistics like the ones listed above. The only website that brings you specific, up-to-date facts for each South Bay neighborhood!

value per $1,000,000 sold!


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CONDOS VS. TOWNHOMES: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE? What really is a condominium (“condo”, for short)? Did you know that when you see the word “townhome” or “townhouse”, you are most likely buying a condo? Let’s take a minute to examine the Real Estate market as it relates to condominiums located in Southern California including but not limited to Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, the South Bay Cities, and the Westside of Los Angeles. Legally, a condominium is the form of housing tenure and other real property where a specified part of a piece of real estate is individually owned while use of and access to common facilities such as hallways, elevators, laundry rooms, and exterior areas is executed under legal rights associated with the individual ownership and controlled by the association of owners that jointly represents ownership of the whole piece. That’s a mouthful . . . in short you own the airspace within the walls that define your “unit” and share everything else, including the land, with your neighbors. You do not own the exact land under your specific unit but a percentage of all of the land. In some cases you do have exclusive rights to part of the land even though you share ownership. The land that sits within the development is owned in common by all of the homeowners. If you read the fine print in your condo paperwork you will typically see something like this . . . in a 12 unit complex it will state that you “own 1/12th of all of the land”. In a 20 unit complex it will state you “own 1/20th of all of the land.” If a townhouse is a condominium then why do you call it a townhome? Typically the definition of townhome refers to the design and style of the condominium. This style of home has deep historic roots in early European history, where a townhouse, or “house in the town” was the residence of a peer or member of the aristocracy in the capital or major city. Most owned one or more country houses where they resided for the better part of the year. During the social season, when major balls and theatrical events took place, and when parliament was in session, these high profile figures moved to live in their townhouse in the capital to ease the burden of excessive travel from the country. The style of these homes remains very much the same now, into the 21st century. Most townhomes are either 2 or 3 stories tall and have an attached garage; usually no one lives above you or below you. When Real Estate sales people refer to condominiums specifically, they are usually referring to the one level style living similar to an apartment building. Condominiums, as referred to by agents, can have a shared hallway entrance similar to a hotel, or in some cases, a private entrance without the hallway. There are a few cases when private elevators will open directly into your unit though these are uncommon in the South Bay.

Whether you are buying a townhouse style condominium or a single level condo it is always a part of an association, also known as a Homeowners Association (HOA). The association is the legal organization that contains the rules and regulations of living within the development. It is like its own city with an elected President, Vice-President, and a Treasurer (all homeowners). The HOA is in place for several reasons; to help maintain the development in proper condition, to address the concerns and needs of all of the homeowners within the development, and to manage the operating budget of the association. Fees are collected monthly from each property owner. The fees are designed to pay for common area utilities, insurance, maintenance of the property, and to build savings for future improvements. In most condominium developments the association is responsible for the cost of exterior repairs like painting, roofing systems and landscaping. The Homeowner is typically responsible for anything within the walls of the property. In some cases when the cost of a repair exceeds the savings of the association the association will vote to assess each homeowner an equal amount to cover necessary repairs. These extra fees are referred to as “special assessments”. The savings account of a Homeowners Association is officially called its “reserves”. It is important to review the reserves when purchasing a condo because you want to purchase a home within a community that plans well for the future and tries to avoid special assessments. You are legally allowed to review all of the information about the condo before you buy it. The seller is obligated to provide all of this information to buyers under contract, including all of the minutes from the HOA meetings for the past 12 months. It is important that you read this information before buying because this is where you will discover any pending assessments that might have been discussed and not yet approved. It is never a good feeling to move into a new condo, having just liquidated your savings account only to discover three months later that the HOA wants to assess you an additional $10,000 for a project that was discussed 4 months prior when you weren’t the owner. All HOAs come with a stack of paper called “The CC&Rs”. This stands for covenants, conditions, and restrictions. It is usually boiler plate language describing the allowed uses of the property. Most home buyers are typically concerned about the rules and regulations which is an additional document required to be disclosed in a sale. This is where you will find rules that may affect you personally like whether the complex allows pets, can your unit be rented out, and other restrictions. Be sure to read these carefully before you buy. Have you ever heard a realtor tell you “this townhome doesn’t have an association or HOA dues”?

Well they are technically half-right. All condos and townhomes have an association and all of them require dues. However, it is not uncommon to see, especially within very small developments, that the homeowners have agreed not to pay dues. This is most common when the development consists of only two to three units. The homeowners will get together and say, “I will get my own insurance, you get your own. I will take care of my yard, you take care of yours”, or maybe they just simply split the gardener bill when it comes in. However, there still is an HOA, it is just considered inactive. There are pros and cons to these situations. The pros would be that no one has to act as treasurer and manage the funds or concern themselves with collecting them. Sometimes you feel like you are saving money because you are not paying monthly dues. Cons can be if there is an expense that arises like painting or roofing issues there will be no reserves to pull from to pay for the bill. If your neighbor is one who is not good with planning, then good luck trying to collect from him. Some homeowners argue the question “why should I put money in reserves that gets used by a future homeowner?” The truth is, the property will be worth more money if there are healthy reserves because buyers will feel more comfortable buying into a complex that has evidence of a strong financial future. Another downside can be that some lenders will not lend money on an inactive HOA or one that is not properly insured, or that doesn’t have ample reserves. A common misconception that buyers have is that they the main reason they don’t want to buy a condo is they don’t want to pay dues. In reality when you buy a single family home you are paying dues they just come in a different form. It is called… your insurance bill, your roofer bill, your plumber bill, your landscaper bill, your electric bill and your handyman bill. Whether you are paying dues or paying bills there is a cost to homeownership. The only time you really pay higher costs than standard homeownership is in a situation where the condo complex offers a lot of extra features or services. This could include 24 hour security, doormen, golf courses and other shared recreation features. In these developments it becomes a personal decision if these extra benefits are worth the added monthly expense.

Ready to decide between a townhome or a condominium? Visit for access to thousands of available choices across Southern California.

2011 Beach Cities Condominium Market Activity Available Condos Manhattan Beach Hermosa Beach S. Redondo Beach N. Redondo Beach

Available Townhomes

3 13 33 24

28 22 47 74

Low $ $436,050 $375,000 $280,000 $239,900

High $ $2,999,000 $2,299,00 $2,499,000 $949,000

Condos Sold in 2011 2 15 40 30

Townhomes Sold in 2011 49 25 63 127

Available condos/townhomes with No HOA fees: 51



FEATURED MANHATTAN BEACH LISTINGS CLOSE TO DOWNTOWN IN SOUGHT AFTER HILL SECTION! OFFERED AT $2,449,000 TUSCAN INSPIRED TREE SECTION HOME OFFERED AT $2,875,000 927 27TH STREET MANHATTAN BEACH Basement level with home theatre room, wine cellar & guest quarters. Fully automated light, media, climate & security systems. Sustainable, edible landscape. Triple zone A/C & heating. Imported Italian wood burning oven. High end appliances in gourmet kitchen. 5 point surround sound in master suite.

861 10TH STREET MANHATTAN BEACH Get the square footage of a large custom home PLUS a private backyard in the Hill Section for under $3,000,000! 5 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms 4,497 sf home, 6,000 sf lot Custom built in 2001 by Shaar Homes. Walking distance to downtown district. Central A/C. 3 car garage. 2 staircases to upper level. Separate home office with fireplace. Main floor guest suite. Beautiful Craftsman design inside & out.

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Fully Remodeled Interior — Sleek & Clean Design. Great low maintenance home and yard! Has new A/C & heating system! 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms + bonus loft/office areas. 2,679 sf home.

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. 1,412 sf; 5,000 sf corner lot. Brand new interior paint. Central A/C with HEPA filter. Refinished original hardwood floors. Formal living room + bonus family room. Remodeled master bath. Private, wraparound backyard with deck.

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Bob Lane’s Recent Sales


Tree Section, 1706 Pacific, MB Represented Seller, List Price $2,379,000



Sand Section, 133 6th St, MB Represented Buyer List Price $3,200,000

Tree Section, 660 29th St, MB Represented Seller List Price $2,150,000


Tree Section, 616 30th St, MB Sold to Developer “As Is” / Lots Wanted, $850,000 Represented Both Buyer and Seller


Sand Section, 212 24th St, MB Represented Buyer, List Price $3,399,000


Hill Section, 907 9th St, MB Represented Seller, List Price $3,579,000


320 32nd St, Manhattan Sand Section Panoramic Ocean Views | Custom Built 3-Story Home 3-Stop Elevator | Approx 4300 sq. ft. | 3 Blocks to Beach 4 Bedrooms, Den / 5th Bedroom, 4.5 Bath | 4 Car Garage $2,999,000


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A GEM IN ROLLING HILLS Incredible private equestrian oasis on almost 6 acres is the picture of tranquility and charm with pastoral, rolling hills and city lights views. Iron and glass entry doors open to a graceful foyer that leads to the dramatic living and dining rooms. The main house features five bedrooms, five bathrooms in a spacious 5800 sq ft of living space. The private and separate guest house includes two bedrooms, two bathrooms in 2500 square feet with separate driveway. This enchanting and secluded property has a resort style pool and spa, alfresco kitchen, sauna and cabanas, an amazing observatory, wine cellar, fabulous horse stable with four-stall barn, riding arena and tack room. A rare find and not to be missed.

Offered at $6,799,000

Palos Verdes Estates 5 Bed | 5 Bath | 4,400 Sq Ft | 13,000 Sq Ft Corner Lot A delightful mid-century home in Malaga Cove with ocean and city lights views. The main level has four bedrooms and four baths, formal living and dining rooms, family room that opens on to a great private backyard with pool and spa. The lower level has a second family room, bedroom and bath that can also be accessed separately. Other features include four fireplaces, three car garage and plenty of storage.

Offered at $2,549,000

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h o l ly M c P e a k By Quinn Roberts

A part of the professional beach volleyball scene for close to two decades, Holly McPeak helped bring the sport to new heights. Now, over two years after her retirement from the game, McPeak is officially in domestic bliss, still living in Manhattan Beach, married and raising her young son. McPeak is the first one to admit that she doesn’t get out and play on the sand as much as she would like, yet with the Manhattan Beach Open (the crown jewel of beach volleyball) breezing through town last weekend, South Bay Digs figured what better time to catch up with the legend to get her thoughts on the South Bay, the future of professional beach volleyball and just how much she still loves the sport.

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What have been some of the biggest changes you have seen while living here? Manhattan Beach has totally changed since I grew up here. It used to be a sleepy beach town. It was a great place to grow up, but now it is no longer a secret. Everyone knows about it. It’s the spot. Did you ever think that beach volleyball could turn into a career? I always knew I could play, but did I think it would be a career for me? No. Did I think I’d travel around the world playing? No. I just had no expectations and fortunate for me, I started doing pretty well right away to do it full time and make enough money for basically 20 years. Me growing up, I felt fortunate to play beach volleyball. I was getting paid to do something I loved. I was playing for free all summer long when I grew up. Your story is so great as well because of your size. In a sport full of tall athletes, you were only 5ft. 7in.? Indoor they always say they aren’t going to look at you if you are under 5ft. 10in., well I’m not even 5ft. 7in. I felt and I truly believed that I was athletic and skilled enough to be able to compete. I was confident in myself and did the work. I knew I could make a difference and help my team win. I didn’t let it bother me even though I heard that I’d never win on the beach. It didn’t even faze me. I just ignored it and did what I was going to do. I was a student of the game and figured out how I wanted to train. By the time I was done with college, I came up with a really good system to maximize what I had because I wasn’t the best volleyball player. I worked hard and approached the game really well. I felt like I was maximizing what I had and that’s what my career always has been. Did you take special pride in knowing you succeeded when people didn’t think you could? I loved proving people wrong. It wasn’t my motivating factor. I thought it was funny. When you are the best, people are going to do whatever they can to knock you down. It is just something I had to deal with it. You were always so gritty when you played. Do you feel like that is what personified how you were on the court? I was all about doing whatever it took. I remember my practices were three hours and they were

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grueling. I would then go eat lunch and then go to the gym. I was training 51/2 hours a day because I wanted to be the best. I felt like no one was going to outwork me in terms of conditioning. I had the reps and the desire and the drive to want to be the best. I wanted it more and prepared myself to win. I came from a very competitive family with a twin brother and younger sister and we competed with everything. That was just in me. I just had killer instinct from the beginning.

i was a fan, a girlfriend and then a player. I felt really comfortable in the volleyball scene and i wasn’t intimidated by anyone.

How have you seen the volleyball scene in the South Bay change from when you grew up here to now? It has changed so much. When I grew up here it was a lifestyle. We would go with our parents to the beach on the weekend and we’d spend the entire day playing volleyball at the beach. We’d boogie board and eat lunch on the beach. That is how I’d spend my days. When I got older, I’d be on the beach from 9a.m. to 7p.m. playing volleyball with anyone on Marine St. That is where I grew up playing and I loved it. Everyone was playing for the love of the sport and that is when I fell in love with the sport. It was just a fun way of life and when I got done with school I was lucky that it turned into a career quick.

How special was it for you to compete in tournaments in the South Bay, especially Manhattan Beach because it is where you grew up? I was a fan, a girlfriend and then a player. I felt really comfortable in the volleyball scene and wasn’t intimidated by anyone. I remember being in high school and I hung out at Marine Street all day long and when the pros needed a body for drills, they would say ‘Holly, get in here’. It was great because it taught me not to be intimidated by anyone. I got to compete and was ready to go. How unique is the Manhattan Beach Open? It’s big time. It’s the Wimbledon of beach volleyball. It is the one that everyone wants to win. I have lived here for along time, so I got to walk down to the tournament and sleep in my own bed and my family and friends were there. I traveled all over the world and to be able to play in your hometown was really special. What was the energy like at the tournament when you would compete? It was fantastic and it really was special. Manhattan Beach and the rest of the South Bay has really knowledgeable fans, who grew up around the sport, so it was a fun environment to play in. They appreciated great volleyball. How do you think the sport has evolved and how do you see it now?

The sport has completely changed since I grew up. Now that it is an Olympic sport, it is played all over the world. The professional tour has been a roller coaster and continues to be. For me it’s sad because for 20 years, I worked really hard to be the best ambassador for my sport and my husband (Leonard Armato) did too, so to see the sport, specifically see the AVP tour go bankrupt last year, was heartbreaking. Players and promoters can’t get on the same page. We have been here before. A lifestyle sport like beach volleyball, you can’t afford to do that too many times to your fans, sponsors and tv. It is sad to see even though I had already retired in 2009. Did you see it coming? I knew it was coming. I think the saddest thing is that so many people grew up watching the sport and high school and college girls who dreamt about playing ball and now they are still trying to make it happen on a smaller and more difficult scale. In terms of the beach tour, it is in a tough spot right now. What in your mind do you see as the future of the sport? I don’t know what is going to happen with the sport. I know one thing, the players need to try and get on the same page, along with the promoters and sponsors and need to coordinate. They shouldn’t have conflicting events. Right now, my gut is saying that I don’t know if it’ll ever be as big as it was because no one is on the same page. How great was it to have tournaments all throughout the country to really grow the sport when it was at its peak? It is expensive for the tour to travel all over, but if people haven’t seen the sport or been exposed to it, it isn’t the same. A beach volleyball event isn’t as great on tv as it is in person, so we wanted to expose people to that summer sport and lifestyle. We were bringing the summer to them and the beach. It was really important to the growth of the sport. If we had just stayed in California, we weren’t touching new fans. Did you go over and see what was going on at the tournament this year? I walked over and saw all of the same employees from the AVP and I train some girls a few days a week. I know everyone, from the tournament director to the DJ at the tournament, so it’s fun. I still enjoy the sport and want to see it grow. What has the transition away from the sport these last few years been like since you retired in 2009? It was time for me to go when I did. I wasn’t competing the way I wanted to. Second, it was heartbreaking to see the tour go under. Third, my son is my focus now. It is an amazing new chapter. As a professional athlete, you never know when you are going to know. Even that last year, I could compete with everybody. I still think I can. For a lot of different reasons, my mental focus wasn’t what it was and I wasn’t competing how I wanted to. I was frustrated, but I didn’t enjoy playing how I once used to, so I knew. I was becoming an underachiever.

How tough is it to come to that realization? It is really tough. It is a bad feeling. I didn’t like being bad. I’m not a bad player and that is how I was competing. It was really hard, but I knew immediately. For a few weeks, I was second guessing myself. But, I wasn’t helping my partner, which I took pride in. It was time. How involved are you in the sport now? I do tv commentary for women’s college indoor volleyball on FSN and ESPN and FIVB International events too. It is fun. I know all the best teams and get to see the level of play. I really get to see the young, best talent. I usually talk to a lot of people after the matches. I do miss training five hours a day. I loved that, but now I get to the gym for 11/2 hours and I miss my son. I have to think about dinner and other things. If I have two hours, I wanna be spending that time on the beach. I’ll even help girls train and run them through a good workout and prepare them for a tournament. How often would you say you just go out and play for fun? I don’t. Right after I retired, I didn’t play for a while, and then I played with friends messing around on the beach three or four times. It is just funny. I can literally see the beach from my house and I just don’t get out there. Right now the focus is on my son and walking. When I get the chance to work out, I run to the gym or a beach run and do what I can do. If I had the chance, I’d play. What were some of the highlights of your career? I loved winning every single tournament. I loved winning. Winning my first year in 1993 was probably the most exciting because I had trained so hard and I knew I could win. As you go on, you have a target on your back. Even with that, I was still able to win. I enjoyed that a lot. It was great too when beach volleyball became an Olympic Sport. The Olympics are every four years and timing is everything. When 2004 rolled around, we won the bronze. Being on the podium was so amazing. I wanted to be on top of the podium. Winning the Manhattan and Hermosa Open are always a great feeling as well. Do you feel like the South Bay is a hotbed for beach volleyball? It is a hotbed for volleyball and it is perfect for it. We have the weather and culture. Courts are also everywhere.

Holly McPeak soars high in competition

photo by Kieron McKay Megan Wallin and Chara Harris talk strategy in this year’s Manhattan Beach Open: Day 2

What has kept you in the South Bay your whole life? It’s funny. I feel like I could live anywhere and be happy. For what I was doing, you can’t beat it. I’d practice and play right out in front of my house. You can’t beat it. So many places I love going and visiting, but Manhattan Beach is a special place. I love and appreciate it. Traveling has really given me perspective on things and seeing different cultures and enjoying different places.

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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

WEST LOS ANGELES 2999 Overland Blvd., Suite 104 West Los Angeles, CA 90064 Phone: 310-559-5570 Fax: 310-559-5587


Palos Verdes Realty


6503 Palos Verdes Drive East, RPV

Welcome beautiful one level contemporary home boasting a spectacular panoramic view spanning from down South to Harbor to LA & beyond! Tucked away & ideally situated on over 1/2 acre and offers total privacy & an embracing ambiance. No expense has been spared. 3 Bd, 1.75 Ba, and an open floor plan w/ 2140 sq.ft.. Unique Sun Room was architecturally designed w/German made glass bi-fold doors, which open up completely with NO corners, & glass ceiling which has a retractable awning for sun, shade or star gazing! Using top of the line materials w/stone floors, beautiful marble, gorgeous onyx, custom cabinetry in kitchen & baths, & fireplace in the living room. Central heating & air conditioning, 2 car attached garage w/room for 10+ cars for guests. A tropical paradise w/lawn, gardens, 7 assorted luscious fruit bearing trees, & hidden flat pad for a vegetable garden or putting green. Minutes away from schools, shopping, hospital & 110 freeway. Room to expand, but why change a thing!


* Spectacular 180 degree view * 3 Bedrooms includes mastersuite & master bath * 1 full bath and one 3/4 bath * 2,140 sq.ft. of light and airy open floor plan * Unique architecturally designed all glass sun room w/retractable awning * Privately situated on over 1/2 acre (26,414 sq.ft.) * Living room and stone fireplace

* Kitchen and eating area w/spectacular view & custom cabinetry * A Tropical paradise w/private grounds * 2 Car attached garage and room for over 10 cars for extra guest parking * Minutes away from Schools, shopping, hospital and 110 freeway

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Shari Bakotich

Offered for $1,275,000 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

cell 310-972-1612 CA DRE # 01086221

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

Cheryl Watson Cell 310-488-6114 DRE#00607927

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


Palos Verdes Realty


28969 Palos Verdes Dr. East, RPV

Don’t let the address fool you! Located off a private road. Open floor plan & great entertaining in this quiet & secluded neighborhood. 6 Bd (includes large Master suite w/fireplace & large walk in closet), 4 Ba, w/approx. 4456 sq.ft. of living space. Formal entryway- hardwood floors leads to living rm, faux fireplace & recessed lighting. Separate formal dining room, kitchen remodeled in 1999 w/hardwood flrs, granite counters, center island, Thermador 5 burner range & convection oven & opens out to family rm w/hardwood floors & fireplace w/ smooth ceilings & recessed lighting. The 6th bd is on other end of home, ideal for maids quarters & laundry rm w/ sink. Lower (split level) is large great rm w/fireplace, wet bar & bonus rm w/cathedral ceiling, skylight, & jacuzzi which looks out to city light, harbor & mountain view. Central heating & air, 3 car garage, & a 1/2+ flat acre w/ room for a pool (Buyer to verify). Minutes away from schools, shopping, hospital & freeway!


* 6 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms (Two-full baths & Two-3/4 baths) * 4456 sq.ft. light & bright open floor plan & ideal for entertaining * Ideally situated on 1/2+ flat acre w/room for pool * Living room, family room, Great room & bonus room * Kitchen w/granite counter tops. & center Island * Separate formal dining room

* Individual laundry room & sink * City light, harbor & mountain view * Central heating & air conditioning * 3 Car attached garage * Exterior front side & rear yard w/fish pond is a topical paradise w/charming rear patio that has had its share of luau’s * Minutes away from schools, shopping, hospital & freeway

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Offered for $1,299,000 RE/MAX Hall of Fame | Platinum Club member | 100% Club member | Quality Service Certified 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

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

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Shari Bakotich

cell 310-972-1612 CA DRE # 01086221

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


Palos Verdes Realty



29 Via Del Cielo | Rancho Palos Verdes This magnificent Mediterranean home is situated on over 1/2 acre and is possibly the most desirable front row location on the bluff at the Ocean Front Estates. Exciting two-level living presents a unique blend of formal yet comfortable lifestyle where at the end of the day you can watch the ships sail by, the whales migrate, the porpoises play & sensational sunsets! This home boasts 6 bedrooms plus an office, 7 bathrooms and features an ultimate gourmet kitchen that opens to a grand great room with a fireplace & covered balcony overlooking the pool, lush lawns & the Pacific Ocean. The romantic master suite has a fireplace & opens to a private ocean view patio. Outside is a chef’s barbecue & veranda that opens towards the large lush backyard & infinity pool & spa and all looking off to the wild blue yonder.

Offered at $4,799,000

505 S. Guadalupe, Redondo Beach

25 Cresta Verde Drive | Rolling Hills Estates 2 Bedroom | 2.5 Bathroom | 1400 sq ft | Two-Level Townhome Located in the Heart of the Peninsula is a true treasure of a townhome as you step into this impeccably kept home you are greeted with genuine hardwood floors that run throughout the unit. On the ground level is a spacious living room and dining area with freshly painted textured walls, custom recessed lighting and an elegantly designed granite fireplace as your focal point and a guest bath. Rounding out the first floor is an eat-in kitchen with access to an outdoor private patio area ideal for barbecues, and a neatly contained laundry area equipped with washer & dryer appliances. The second level offers you two spacious bedrooms, each with their own full baths and remote controlled ceiling fan and light fixtures. The master suite is designed with hardwood floors, two separate mirrored closes, an enormous balcony and some ocean views.

Livable and financeable Beach Bungalow on a buildable R3 lot located within blocks of the beach, marina and Redondo Village with world class restaurants and boutique businesses. Lowest priced SFR west of Pacific coast Hwy in South Redondo sold as is with all it’s beach charm filled with opportunity (Restore existing bungalow - Remodel and expand existing or Build Two Townhomes). At some point you can build your custom dream home(s) within walking distance to the Pier, shopping, transportation and local beaches. Please call for further details and to schedule an appointment. Looking forward to meeting and serving your real estate needs.


Michael Talbot

Offered at $499,000 |

(310) 422-4309 - cell RE/MAX Beach Cities Realty Residential and Commercial Investments CDPE, GRI, ABR, RECS, QSC, IRES


310-373-2549 - Direct - 310-938-4622 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 DRE. Lic.#00645363

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

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

Proud Supporter of the Children's Hospital

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


Palos Verdes Realty

2213 Warfield Ave. #A Redondo Beach 4 Bedroom, 3.5 Baths in over 2300 sq. ft.

4144 Mesa Street Torrance 4 Bedroom, 4 Bath Excellent City views

FABULOUS SEASCAPE III PENTHOUSE WITH BREATHTAKING VIEWS! 412 Ave F Redondo Beach Brand New Duplex Front Unit 5 BR, 4 Bath, 3078 Sq.Ft. Rear Unit 4 BR, 3 Bath, 1782 Sq.Ft.

This stunning two bedroom, 2 bath plus loft ocean-front Penthouse has been remodeled throughout. High-end appointments are evident as one strolls through the entry taking in those breathtaking, forever views! As you step into this masterpiece, you will be taken by the incredible and panoramic ocean vistas that span from the white-water views of the sandy beaches below Palos Verdes to the entry of King Harbor, Malibu & Santa Monica Mountains.. Gleaming hardwood floors set the stage for the major living area which with its huge area houses the formal dining area and living room as well as a created and cozy sitting area with built-in television and fabulously effective B & W Speakers. For a full set of details, virtual tours, & stills, visit

Offered @ $955,000 Jack McSweeney, CDPE, SRES, e-PRO, PVS


RE/MAX Execs Realtor / Manager Member of the RE/MAX Hall of Fame 310 346-0391 cell / 310 356-4285 office

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

RE/MAX Hall of Fame 1720 S. Elena Redondo Beach, CA 90277 Direct: 310-386-7700 DRE No. 00785436

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

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

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.


7071 Crest Road, Rancho Palos Verdes 5 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms | 4,107 Square feet (per Assessor) 21,080 Square fool lot (per Assessor) This rare 5 bedroom 4 bathroom single level home is located on approximately one half acre flat lot. The tranquil pool and spa are situated on an extra large beautifully landscaped yard with amazing Panoramic views. A built in bar-b-que island, fire pit, indoor/outdoor surround sound and spacious patio area truly make this an entertainer’s delight fit for every occasion. The unique floor plan of this stunning family home has it all, including beautiful views from every room. The extra large and elegant master suite has its own wing, perfect for a peaceful retreat right at home. It’s luxurious master bath with extra large walk in shower and inviting spa tub with spectacular ocean views await. The secondary bedrooms are very large including a guest suite with its own private bathroom. The gourmet kitchen includes a commercial grade wolf double oven with grill, a built in third oven and microwave and a huge Subzero refrigerator and freezer. You will also enjoy the abundance of cabinets and an island that are gracefully complimented with rare exquisite granite counter tops and hardwood floors. The bathrooms all have travertine and granite counter tops. Close to shopping, restaurants, theaters, beaches horseback riding, and more.... * Openess & illunination of natural light * Attached 3 car garage * Built in Pool & outdoor grill island * Pristine landscaping


Jeannie Penner-More Realtor / Loan Consultant

310.259.6570 • DRE: 01076415

3 BRAND NEW listings!

Rare Opportunity Hermosa Hill Section Panoramic unobstructable Ocean, City and Catalina as well as sunset views. This beautiful beach cottage located Manhattan Hill adjacent sits on a 9,155 sq.ft. lot. Home features 1,908 sq. ft. living space with 2 BR, 2 BA plus den; remodeled kitchen with Viking appliances, marble counters and hardwood floors opens to a great room. Large deck, 3-car garage plus a one bedroom guest house. Located on a cul de sac. Great potential to build your dream home!

1,908 SF ~ 2 BR & 2 BA


Manhattan Beach Hill Section Southwestern Style Home This beautiful ocean view home located on a nice quite street, 7 blocks to downtown Manhattan Beach, with 10,505 sq.ft. lot offers over 7000 sq.ft. spacious living. Featuring 6 BR & 7.5 BA, formal living, dining & family rooms as well as a game room. Large kitchen with walk-in pantry, 2 ovens, warming drawer & 2 dishwashers. Other features include bonus room, large

Brand New Home Manhattan Beach Tree Section

master suite with his & hers bath and walk in closets; large office/ exercise room; big spacious

Beautiful Mediterranean home located on nice quite street boasts 5 BR 4.5 BA with 3,200 sq.

backyard with pool & cabana; and a 3 car garage. Built in 1997 this beautiful home has

ft. living space. 2-car garage with additional 2 car parking spaces, hardwood floors, large

tremendous potential to upgrade.

kitchen open to family room with access to a private backyard. Priced to sell!

7,000 SF ~ 6 BR & 7.5 BA


3,200 SF ~ 5 BR & 4.5 BA


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Palos Verdes Estates Mediterranean Custom Built Home

Palos Verdes Estates Queen’s Necklace View!

6BD & 6.5 BA ~ 6,900 sq.ft on 21,500 sq.ft lot

6 BD & 6.5 BA ~ 6,528 sq. ft on 18,930 sq. ft. lot

5 BD & 5.5 BA ~ 5,700 sq. ft. on 16,500 sq. ft. lot




Palos Verdes Estates Custom Built Home with Ocean Views!

Palos Verdes Estates Lower Malaga Cove Ocean View

Palos Verdes Estates Brand New Home in Lunada Bay

6 BD & 5.5 BA ~ 5,880 sq. ft on 20,510 sq. ft. lot

4 BD & 3.5 BA ~ 3,200 sq. ft. on 7,600 sq. ft. lot

5 BD & 4.5 BA ~ 4,000 sq. ft. on 9,817 sq. ft. lot




Rancho Palos Verdes Ocean Bluff Home w/ Views

Rancho Palos Verdes View Home w/ Lowest Price Per Sq.ft.

Rancho Palos Verdes Panoramic Ocean, City & Harbor Views!

5 BD & 3.5 BA ~ 5,314 sq. ft. on 21,257 sq. ft. lot

7 BD & 7.5 BA ~ 7,587 sq. ft on 34,950 sq. ft. lot

5 BD & 4.5 BA ~ 4,781 sq. ft. on 60,110 sq. ft






Palos Verdes Estates Grand Monte Malaga Estate

the best of palos verdes and the beach cities

Rolling Hills French Normandy

Rolling Hills Prime 9.2 Acre Lot With Views!

5 BD & 6.5 BA ~ 8,610 Sq. ft. on 1.8 acre lot

5 BD & 7.5 BA ~ 8,000 Sq.ft. on 4.38 acre lot

4 BD & 3 BA ~ 3,197 Sq.ft. on 9.2 acre lot




Rancho Palos Verdes Contemporary Style Home

Rancho Palos Verdes Gorgeous View Home

Rolling Hills Lot w/ Approved Plans

4 BD & 4 BA ~ 3,800 Sq. Ft. on 10,023 sq.ft. lot

5 BD & 6.5 BA ~ 6,809 Sq.ft on 27,081 sq.ft. lot

1.53 acre lot w/ plans to build 5,600 sq.ft. home ~ 5 BD & 5.5 BA




Manhattan Beach Gorgeous New Home in Tree Section

Hermosa Beach Beachfront Mediterranean Style Home!

Hermosa Beach Strand Masterpiece

5 BD & 4.5 BA ~ 3,123 sq.ft on 4,480 sq.ft. lot

4 BD & 4.5 BA ~ 3,764 sq.ft. on 2,396 sq. ft. lot

Plans to build 7,000 sq.ft. home ~ 5 BD & 8 BA on 70 ft. lot







Rolling Hills Hampton Style

palos verdes office manhattan beach office

310.698.4545 310.379.2167

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Spectacular Ocean, Coastline, and City Lights views.

433 Paseo De La Playa

Offered at: $12,000,000

Rare and magnificent private gated estate home at the base of Palos Verdes. This ocean front home enjoys approx. 8000 sqft of elegant living space. This 2 story custom-built home enjoys a breathtaking formal entry with 12 rooms, 7 bedrooms, and 6.5 baths. Incredible marble fireplaces, gorgeous moldings and high ceilings throughout. This exquisite home backs to the Pacific Ocean with your own private path to the beach. Sparkling pool includes built-in spa, cascading waterfalls, and slides. Spacious outdoor living area enjoys built-in barbecue, wet-bar and outdoor fire pit. Though full of stately demeanor, this home is exceptionally comfortable, warm, and inviting. This magnificent home also includes a billiards room, library & indoor sauna. Stunning gourmet kitchen with large center island. Dining area with French doors to outdoor entertainment patio. Sweeping staircase lead up to an elegant master bedroom suite with panoramic ocean views. Master bath has extensive use of marble, spa tub, shower with multiple heads, and large walk-in closets. Lighted sports court and 4-car garage. This rare property is the perfect celebrity retreat & entertainer’s dream.

JUDITH FRADKIN, REALTOR (310)612-2031 DRE 01889067

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3410 Hermosa Avenue Hermosa Beach Architectural masterpiece by acclaimed Morphosis design team Thom Mayne & Michael Rotondi 4000+ Square Feet 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths Unobstructed Ocean Views from Palos Verdes to Malibu Architectural Digest’s Editors’ Selection




130 19th Street, Manhattan Beach

329 19th Street, Manhattan Beach

1629 Wollacott St., Redondo Beach

Stunning Walk Street Location Only 5 houses from the Strand! 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath Home Ocean View Deck with Spa & gas BBQ 2,144 Square Feet

Contemporary Dean Nota Walk Street Masterpiece Fantastic Ocean Views 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths 3632 Square Feet, 4 Car Garage

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Golden Hills Home Large Family Room with Open Beam Ceilings Great Updated Kitchen Incredible City Lights View Tons of Upgrades Including a New Roof




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

DRE: 01116110

5 Sagebrush Lane Rolling Hills Expansive Luxury Estate behind the Gates 12,000 Square Foot Home on 2 Acre Lot 6 Bedrooms, 8 Baths, Gourmet Kitchen Formal Living & Dining Rooms Home Theater, Wine Cellar, & BIlliards Room Rear Yard with Pool & Spa 4 Car Garage


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41 Nantasket, Rancho Palos Verdes

2108 Thorley Rd., Palos Verdes Estates

Build Your Dream Home on the Golf Course Resort-Style Estate, 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths Home Site Features 275 feet of frontage along Terranea’s Links Golf Course Land also available stand alone for $1,695,000

Luxurious Cape Code Home, Located in Lower Lunada Bay, 6 Bedrooms, 4 Baths Formal Living & Dining Rooms, Office, Maid’s Quarters, Posh Master Suite with Ocean Views & Ocean View Deck



31 Nantasket, Rancho Palos Verdes Choose Your Finishes! City & CCC-Approved Plans for 5000 Square Foot, Resort-Style Home 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths on Terranea’s Links Land also available stand alone for $1,099,000


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Offered at: $1,599,000 335 Calle De Andalucia, Redondo Beach 5 Bed/4 Bath/3,300 sq ft plus 850 sq ft finished basement. Exquisite Tuscan-Mediterranean home custom built in 2004


Offered at: $749,000

Offered at: $1,199,000 3816 Bluff Street, Torrance 4 Bed / 3 Bath / 3,737 sq ft, Custom home with city light views Enjoy the peace and quiet in this lovely remodeled home. Located on a nearly 6,000 sq ft corner lot and on a cul-de-sac street, this 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath home exudes charm throughout. The 1,276 sq ft home features a remodeled kitchen and bathrooms and is close to schools, the beach, shopping and restaurants.


23705 Susana Ave, Torrance

Igor Nastaskin

Offered at: $885,000

Cell: 310.892.6016 Office: 310.378.9494

421 Via Colusa, Torrance 4 bed / 1 3/4 bath / 1,595 sq ft Gorgeous, remodeled Riviera home near Riviera Elementary and Rocketship Park

DRE 01317822

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