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SHOW ME THE HORIZON Steps from the Sand in Hermosa Beach with an Oversized Roof Deck For Year Round California Dreamin’

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1026 1ST STREET • MANHATTAN BEACH • • • • • • • • •

Set Amongst Multi-Million Dollar Mansions at the Top of the Hill This is a Renovated Classic 1949 2 Story Beach Home in an A Location 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath with 2,100 Square Feet of Living Space (b.t.v.) Flexible Family Room Downstairs with Fireplace Great Backyard with Lush Artificial Turf 40 X 120 Lot UNBLOCKABLE Southwesterly OCEAN VIEWS to Palos Verdes and Catalina Island Robinson Elementary District Large Upper Level Ocean View Deck Enjoy It Now and Build Later – or Build Now!!

OPPORTUNITY PRICED AT $1,399,122

417 MARINE PLACE, MANHATTAN BEACH • • • • • •

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4 Bedrooms Plus Den with 3.5 Baths Downstairs Could be a Guest Quarters 2853 Square Feet of Living Space Oversized Corner Lot Just a Short Stroll to the Beach 3 Blocks from Grandview School 2-car Garage Plus a Guest space

This elegant townhome, built in 2003, has classic contemporary lines and an extraordinary floor plan, including a spectacular wide open great room that’s way bigger than most of the townhomes you have seen in Manhattan Beach. It really feels like a home and is certainly large enough for a family that wants to live close to the Beach without being cramped.


YOUR HOME AT THE BEACH?

3108 VISTA, MANHATTAN BEACH • • • •

3 Bedrooms and 3.5 Baths Including an Opulent Master Suite 2000 Square Feet of Living Space Ocean Views to Malibu 2 Car Garage + an Additional Space

A STEAL AT $1,499,000

Drenched with natural light, this nearly new Single Family Home is located on a corner lot in the heart of the sand section. This Custom home offers excellent proximity to one of the best stretches of beach in Manhattan, in a quieter family friendly area near Grandview School. Yes there are ocean views towards Malibu from the upper living area of this quality built home, but these are not the primary focus of this contemporary beach retreat.

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exceeding expectations in your neighborhood

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10/1 ARM, NO Points, 3.500% (3.519% APR), $1,500,0001 New Initial Payment: Payments 1-120: $6,751, 121-360: $6,751 30 Year Fixed, NO Points, 3.750% (3.818% APR), $417,0002 New Payment: Payments 1-360: $1,947 Payment examples do not include taxes and insurance; actual payment will be greater. Example #1 assumes a PURCHASE loan of $1,500,000 loan amount financed at the rate, APR, term noted above at maximum 80% loan-to-value, 34% DTI, with a 740 credit score and 1 year prepayment penalty may apply. The loan program example above converts to 2.25 over 1 year Libor after the initial fixed rate period adjustable annually thereafter. As of 06/06/12, the 1 year LIBOR index is 1.07%. Example #2 assumes a purchase or refinance loan of $417,000 loan amount financed at the rate, APR, term noted above at maximum 80% loan-to-value, 45% DTI, with a 720 credit score and no prepayment penalty. Nothing herein is or should be interpreted as a commitment to lend. All loans are subject to credit and property approval. Rate and Annual Percentage Rate (APR) stated above are as of 06/11/2012. The payments noted above are principal and interest payment. Terms may vary, conditions and restrictions apply. Actual rate for the loan is determined at time of rate lock based upon program and terms requested. Rates and terms are subject to change without notice. ARM=Adjustable Rate Mortgage NMLS# 401422 Š2012 Bank of Manhattan, N.A.


RE PRI DU CE CE D!

LILY | LIANG Presents:

1696 Via Coronel, Palos Verdes Estates

This elegant 12,000 square foot home is set on 2 acres and features 6 bedrooms, 8 baths & 2 offices. Three star chef’s kitchen features all top of the line appliances and facilities. Dining room has custom lighting and table made of bleached maple with seating for 12+. Formal living room has imported Italian chandelier, sconces, and a beautiful fireplace made of imported French limestone. Huge master suite with sitting area, walk-in closet, fireplace, luxurious master bath with granite counters & flooring. This home boasts a wine cellar, game room, 2 family rooms, library, and a fantastic movie theater. This is the home you have been looking for!

A private estate formerly owned by a celebrity athlete offers resort style living at its best! This secluded 9,422 sq ft estate boasts panoramic Pacific Ocean views from almost every room. A total renovation was designed and completed by a famous local architect. 5 Bedrooms, 9 Baths, Library, Office, Family Room, Eat-in Gourmet Kitchen, Gym, Sauna, Wine/Cigar Cellar, and 2 separate Staff Quarters with Kitchen/Dining and Laundry Facilities. Landscaped lot also features a Pool/Spa, a desirable N/S Tennis Court, Outdoor Kitchen, and 9 Car Garage.

$6,999,000 - Available for lease at $19,000 a month

$6,500,000

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Unusual Luxury Estate in Rolling Hills

65 Paseo De La Luz, Rancho Palos Verdes

Contemporary Masterpiece with View and Privacy

7,985 sq. ft., 5 Bedrooms, 6 Baths, Library, Private Studio next to Garage, Gourmet Kitchen with

Built in 2004, 5 bedrooms, 6 baths, over 6,000 sf on almost one acre lot. Enjoy panoramic views

Secondary Kitchen, Game Room, Semi-indoor Gym, 1/2 Basketball Court & Outdoor Entertaining area.

of ocean, modern design, open floor plan, infinity pool, elevator, and 3 fireplaces.

$3,950,000

$3,998,000


ES IN CR OW

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

2903 Vista del Mar, Rancho Palos Verdes

8 San Miguel, Rolling Hills Estates

Feel on top of the world! 5 bedrooms, 6 baths, over 7,000 sf on 1 acre grounds. Breathtaking panoramic views of ocean, Catalina Island, city coastlines, sunrise, and sunset.

One Level Home, 4,260 sq.ft. 4 Bedrooms plus Office, 7 Bathrooms, Huge Master Suite, Pool & Spa, 4-Car Garage.

$3,850,000

$2,799,000

1271 Via Landeta, Palos Verdes Estates

1216 Granvia Altamira, Palos Verdes Estates

Over 6800 sq ft, Pool/spa, quiet street and panoramic views!

Wonderful True One Level Home, Over 4,000 sq.ft. of Living Space, 4 Bedrooms, Library, Pool/Spa, 3 Car Garage with a Circular Driveway right in the Heart of Monte Malaga!

One of the lowest price per square feet in upper Lunada Bay. Motivated seller, great floor plan, make it over to be your dream home!

$2,150,000

LIS NEW TI NG !

$2,598,000

Terranea

Private Beach in Rancho Palos Verdes

The Exquisite Two-Bedroom + Den Residence Boasts about 2000 sq.ft. and Resonates with Classic California Design, Includes a Gracious Outdoor Patio with Fireplace.

Beautiful ocean view home with possibly the only private beach access in Southern California.

Units $1,395,000-$2,395,000

$1,490,000

3 bedrooms, 3 bath, one level home on 8396 sq ft lot. This beach house makes the perfect hide away or second home! For details, visit: www.privatebeachinrpv.com

LILY | LIANG 310.373.3333 www.lilyliang.com | lily@lilyliang.com dre #00837794


JACK GILLESPIE ********* YO U R R E A L E S TAT E B R O K E R FOR 38 YEARS

2800 PALM AVENUE MANHATTAN BEACH • 5 Bedrooms • Plus bonus room • Living Room • Short walk to Greenbelt

• 4 Bathrooms

• Large private patio • Dining Room

• Light and bright!

• Gourmet Kitchen

• Private downstairs guest quarters • Fabulous Tree Section location!!

$2,049,000

• Finished basement


EXPERIENCE IS EVERYTHING ********* K N OW L E D G E , P R O F E S S I O N A L I S M , U N D E R S TA N D I N G , AC C O U N TA B I L I T Y, A N D C R E AT I V I T Y

1210 5TH STREET MANHATTAN BEACH • Located on an ultra private tree lined street • 5,172 sq. ft.

• 5 Bedrooms

• 2 Family Room

• Wet Bar

• Large Master suite

• 4.5 Bathrooms • Gourmet Kitchen

• Sits on a 10,500 sq. ft. lot

• Spacious Landscaped backyard

• Perfect for entertaining

$2,650,000

(310) 802-4344 JACK.GILLESPIE@SOUTHBAYBROKERS.COM DRE # 00426498


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It’s your time… Market conditions are favorable and time is on your side. It’s a great time to make your move.

Here is your plan... Whether you’re considering buying or selling a home, call on the Realtor to help you navigate the market to your advantage and make new home dreams your reality.

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FIND YOUR GETAWAY JUST 3 HOURS NORTH OF LOS ANGELES FOR ONLY $585,000 15185 Rancheria Creek Rd Caliente, CA 93518

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BEST STRAND VALUE IN SOUTH MANHATTAN 108 THE STRAND, MANHATTAN BEACH Offered at $7,799,000 www.JohnAltamura.com This SFR offers luxury ocean front living in a casual beach lifestyle.

This 2007 Remodeled home includes: R Beautiful Brazilian cherry hardwood floors throughout R 400 sqft (BTV) deck featuring panoramic views from Catalina to Malibu R 4 beds, 5.5 baths, plus a living area on three separate levels R Parking is not an issue as there are 3 side by side by side garage spaces R Top floor living includes the master bedroom with large walk in closet and custom romantic master bath with Jacuzzi tub. Plus large living area with a custom wet-bar including: refrigerator, sink, microwave, granite counters, and custom cabinetry

OFF-MARKET PROPERTIES •

6,500 sqft North Hermosa Strand Single Family

South End Townhome with 2,400 sqft of living space

Gas Light area single family with 2,500 sqft of living space

310 546 7611

In the Top 1% of ALL Realtors in America in Residential Sales for the Past 20 Years

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2319 RALSTON LANE, REDONDO BEACH

418 S. LUCIA AVE., REDONDO BEACH

5 Bed | 4 Bath | 3,616 sq. ft. living | 6,343 sq. ft. lot with a yard

5 Bed | 4 Bath | 3,616 sq. ft. living | 6,343 sq. ft. lot with a yard

OFFERED AT $1,299,000

OFFERED AT $1,299,000

IN ESCROW

COMING SOON

709 N. JUANITA # 5, REDONDO BEACH.

COMING SOON - PALOS VERDES ESTATES

3 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,434 sq. ft. | Low HOA’s

4 Bed / 4 Bath / Pool / Unobstructed Ocean View!

OFFERED AT $579,000

OFFERED AT $2,199,000

$569,000

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

RE# 01863340

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BEACH CITY REAL ESTATE ANALYTICS: 5/28/12 - 6/11/12 10

REGION

2011 PPF

PPF

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RANCHO PALOS VERDES - EAST

$423

$476

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42

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RANCHO PALOS VERDES - WEST

$441

$473

17

145

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ROLLING HILLS

$660

$516

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21

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ROLLING HILLS ESTATES

$428

$539

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30

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PALOS VERDES ESTATES

$533

$551

13

73

6

SOUTH REDONDO BEACH

$431

$411

12

116

7

NORTH REDONDO BEACH

$347

$334

21

135

8

HERMOSA BEACH

$582

$662

7

86

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EAST MANHATTAN BEACH

$474

$502

7

46

10

MANHATTAN BEACH

$714

$635

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116

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SOLD HOMES SUPPLY

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Reporting source from the MLS database for Single Family Homes and Townhome units (not including condominium or other property types). “PPF” Price Per Foot. “Supply” includes pending sales. ‘South Redondo Beach’ includes the Hollywood Riviera.”

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TONY’S BLOG “Can you believe in the past two weeks Palos Verdes Estates consumed 18% of its available inventory? Or how about the fact that 66% of all transactions closed in Redondo Beach this

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year have been paid in all cash (up 20% compared to 2011). We’re seeing signs all over the

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South Bay of a very positive real estate economy and many of us are working feverishly to find homes for those lucky enough to call, or want to call, the Beach Cities their home.” 1

(Visit Tony’s web site regularly to see more blogs and videos)

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$7,000,000 $5,000,000 $3,000,000 $3,000,000 $2,300,000 $2,000,000 $1,600,000 $1,600,000 $1,300,000 $1,300,000 $1,000,000

Rolling Hills Rolling Hills Rolling Hills Hermosa/Redondo Beach Rolling Hills PVE, Redondo Beach Manhattan East/Trees Manhattan Sand Rolling Hills Estates South Redondo Beach South Redondo Beach

5 or more 5 or more Land Only Income Property 3 or more 3 or more 4 or more 3 or more 3 or more 4 or more Land Only

Horse Property, Pool Workshop/Barn, Pool View Turn Key Preferred Fixers welcomed Ocean View Updated Preferred Updated Preferred Fixers welcomed Off Market Home Found! Updated Preferred View Preferred

“Buyers represented by Tony Accardo are financially pre-approved. Please contact us directly (or ask your Real Estate professional to contact us) for a confidential conversation about connecting these families with your property”

BEACH CITY TONY


DEAL WITH THE DECISION MAKER 1 2 3 0 R O S E C R A N S AV E N U E , S U I T E 4 0 2 , M A N H A T T A N B E A C H , C A 9 0 2 6 6


120 28TH STREET, HERMOSA BEACH NEW CONSTRUCTION SINGLE FAMILY HOME BY CARAS HOMES 5 Bedroom, 4.5 Baths, Huge Ocean Views, Roof Top Deck Family Room, Living Room, Dining Room, 3 Stop Elevator, Outdoor Beach Shower Much, Much, More... Call for Price and Plan Review

Completion Summer of 2013 DAN O’CONNOR SHOREWOOD REALTORS 310-261-7756 Dan@OConnorProperty.com DRE 01384632


ENTERTAINER’S DELIGHT AT “THE RANCH”

WOW – CONTEMPORARY WITH OUTSTANDING OCEAN VIEW

Situated in the exclusive gated community, “The Ranch”, this traditional style home has

This custom contemporary home has fabulous views & is the absolutely perfect home for

arguably the most desired floor plan for families. It boasts 4,092 square feet of living

entertaining! It has exotic wide plank blood wood flooring, custom semi circular staircase,

space with 5 bedrooms and 4 ½ baths and is perfectly situated on a huge 19,179 square foot

wet bar & wine refrigerator, dream kitchen w/custom built stainless steel hood, exotic rock

lot that has a huge patio, pool and spa, waterfall feature and grassy yard – all perfect for

counter tops, and stainless steel & glass cabinetry, dining room w/Italian chandelier &

entertaining or just family fun! Enter the front gate to an inviting courtyard and then into

Italian torch wall sconces & custom frosted sliding door, master w/walk-in closet & master

the warm and inviting home with formal living room and formal dining room, remodeled

bath w/travertine heated floors, jacuzzi tub & shower w/double shower heads & hand made

kitchen with beautiful wood cabinetry and granite countertops, family room off the kitchen

custom cabinetry, surround sound, pre-wired for complete & individualized music, TV &

with fireplace, den with fireplace, large bonus room, master suite with fireplace and

internet, alarm system, NEO PORTE stainless steel entry door, large gym, 4 bedrooms and

remodeled bath plus large walk-in closet. It has hardwood floors, dramatic high ceilings,

3 ½ baths, 3,313 square feet of living space & perfect grassy yard for entertaining.

central air, newer windows, and three car garage. Live the good life!

This special home is ready to just move in & enjoy the California lifestyle.

ASKING $1,899,000

REDUCED TO $1,725,000

YOUR DREAMS. MY EXPERIENCE. As a leading real estate professional in the South Bay for the last 20 years, I thoroughly understand what it takes to protect & serve your most valuable asset, to deliver the maximum value in the shortest time frame, all with the personal concierge touch you expect.

A Trusted Advisor. Close at Hand. “Preparation, turn-key real estate advice, and the personal touch you expect.”

GAYLEPROBST 310.265.7308 gayle.probst@gmail.com www.pvrealestate.com


This Sand Piper Holiday Homes tour home was designed by accomplished local architect Doug Leach and the owner has lovingly put in nearly $500K in upgrades since the home was built new in 2002.

222 Anderson m a n h at ta n B E A C H Manhattan Beach Hill Section | $4,495,000 • 5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Bathrooms • 4,630 Sq. Ft.

• Gourmet chef ’s kitchen with 2 dishwashers, 2.5 ovens, warming drawer, wine fridge and built-in fridge

• Temperature controlled 900 bottle wine cellar

• Multiple skylights and expansive Ocean views from both floors • Pre-wired sound system throughout most of the home

• Stunning landscaping with water fountain feature in front courtyard • Security gate with phone

• Putting green and fireplace in the backyard and play area in garage • Terrific outdoor space, gorgeous handmade mosaic tiled balcony • Built-in, Viking turbo grill outside is great for entertaining • Outdoor living room wired for sound

• Hand painted murals by renowned artist Shari Tipitch

• Venetian plaster, hand carved wood elements and well placed ornaments throughout this luxurious home

W W W. 2 2 2 A N DE RS ON . C OM

Kristen Novoa 310.798.4663

Kristen@SouthBayOpenHouse.com

Realtor, M.A. Notary, CNE, CIPS, CLHMS

www.SouthBayOpenHouse.com


CONTENTS

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COVER HOME

california dreamin’ in hermosa beach photography by paul jonason

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MUSE Summer in the South Bay

PAGE 30

LOOKING BACK

the gill home: a great place to live PAGE 40

DIG THIS

squared furniture PAGE 54

SWEET DIGS

dream home above torrance beach photography by paul jonason PAGE 62

LOCAL NUGGETS the cozy wildflower café PAGE 84

HOME OF THE WEEK

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photograph by paul jonason

martha’s vineyard meets the west coast


MARK BRENNEN STOLL 310-421-2828 www.markstoll.com

1733 Dalton Road Palos Verdes Estates Offered at $1,499,000 Beautifully upgraded and traditional old Spanish custom home located in the heart of Lunada Bay. This 2,514 sq. ft. four bedroom, three bath features hardwood floors, French doors and windows, exposed open beam ceilings, an upgraded kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel appliances, formal dining room, new pool, Spanish tile roof and brand new plumbing. All four bedrooms are upstairs with peek a boo views of the Pacific. Walking distance to the bluffs, Palos Verdes High, the Middle School and the Plaza. Located on one of Palos Verdes Estates most desirable streets.

26814 Westvale Road Rolling Hills Estates Offered at $1,395,000 Adorable mostly original farm house in Westfield. This street to trail horse property has recently been upgraded in many ways. The house is three bedrooms, two baths, approx. 2,453 square feet of living area. Sitting on almost a 20,000 sq.ft. lot, the home features hardwood floors, new paint inside and out, stainless appliances in kitchen, copper plumbing and tankless water heaters. It sits on the interior side of the street in the neighborhood and is extremely quiet. There is a separate formal dining room, large living room and step down family room. Most rooms look out over the large backyard pool area and orchard. There is a small tack-play room, volleyball court and enclosed area at the rear of the property.


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PALOS VERDES ESTATES, THE MASTER PLANNED COMMUNITY BY MAUREEN MEGOWAN / RE/MAX PALOS VERDES EXECS The Master Plan for the Palos Verdes Project had been originally drafted by Charles Cheney of the architectural firm Omsted Brothers. Cheney arrived on the scene about

CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER Paul Jonason

1921, brought in by the then-developer of the Palos Verdes Project Edward G. Lewis, with whom he developed Atascadero in 1913. Mr. Lewis had also developed the master planned community of University City, Missouri. Cheney was a leader in city planning, He was director of the National Conference on City Planning, and had experience in

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Pamela Corante-Hansen Quinn Roberts Denise Kano

many other California cities. The father of the Olmsted Brothers designed Central Park in New York. The Olmsted Brothers also designed the street layout of the city of Torrance. Planning for the Project included all aspects including the street system, zoning, lot sizes, and planned landscaping. Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr., in a 1923 report, explained

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landscape design for the northern entrance to Palos Verdes Estates: “I advise against a large plaza or any other marked demonstration at the property line where it would be liable to be spoiled by developments in contact with it outside the property. I think the most effective treatment at the entrance will be to plunge directly into the wood of Eucalyptus through an opening as narrow as would be practicable and dignified (since the flanking masses are not tall enough to be impressive if the opening is very wide) and after passing through this sylvan gateway for a considerable distance then widen out into an impressive demonstration where the view of the valley and hills and sea can burst upon one.” After Frank Vanderlip re-took control of the project from E.G. Lewis in early 1923, he continued to direct Mr. Cheney in planning the Palos Verdes Project. The original master plan envisioned three major business centers in Malaga Cove, Valmonte, and Lunada Bay, with minor business centers in Margate, Miraleste, and Montemalaga, however only those in Malaga Cove, Lunada Bay,

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and Miraleste were constructed. In addition to the early planned districts of Valmonte, Malaga Cove, Margate, Lunada Bay and Miraleste, there were several other planned districts, now part of Rancho Palos Verdes, called “Telarana” (near the Point Vicente lighthouse), “Taravel” (near Long Point), “Cabbrillo” (near Portuguese Bend) and “Altamira” (near the Peninsula Center shopping center). The original master plan was one of the best examples

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of urban planning of its day, and included architectural restrictions to maintain the Mediterranean design of the Project. These deed restrictions, now enforced by the Palos Verdes Art Jury, are still in effect in Palos Verdes Estates and the Miraleste area

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of Rancho Palos Verdes.

ORIGINAL PLAN FOR THE PALOS VERDES PROJECT, THEN REFERRED TO AS PALOS VERDES ESTATES, WITH THE

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JU SO ST LD !

JU SO ST LD !

22 MELA LANE, RANCHO PALOS VERDES

Located in the scenic community of Del Cerro, on top of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, this one level 3,513 SF home has 4 bedrooms and 4 baths on an approx. 1/2 Acre lot with a Circular drive and 3 Car Garage. It has been extensively upgraded, including gorgeous Hardwood Floors. The Dining room, with a fireplace, is off the Entry. The Beautiful Kitchen / Pantry features a full size Wine Refrigerator. The Kitchen, Casual Dining Area, Den and Huge Family room overlook the Expansive Backyard with Pool & Spa.

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, 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.

JUST SOLD $1,547,000

JUST SOLD $1,105,000 F LE OR AS E

JU SO ST LD !

10 CRESTWIND DR., RANCHO PALOS VERDES

442 PALOS VERDES DR. REDONDO BEACH

1537 VIA ZURITA, PALOS VERDES ESTATES

This 3 bedroom 3 bath 1,591 sq. ft. beautifully upgraded Townhouse has spectacular Ocean views from both floors. Unit has been upgraded throughout. New siding, windows, and roof.

Enjoy sunsets from this beautiful Ocean & Mountain View Monte Malaga Estate. This 5,451 sq. ft. home has 6 bedrooms w/walk in closets, & 5 1/2 baths. From the Entry, step into the Living & Dining rooms & Family room, which lead to the Breakfast room & Gourmet Kitchen w/granite counters, center island, & butler’s pantry. A Powder bath, Office/Den, Guest bedroom/bath & 3 car attached garage complete the main floor. Outdoors is a sparkling pool & jacuzzi, landscaped yard w/ built In BBQ and Sink.

JUST SOLD $690,000

FOR LEASE at $10,000/month For virtual tour, go to: www.PalosVerdesLiving.com

Maureen Megowan 310.541.6416

Take a seat. I’ll do the rest.

MaureenMegowan.com (QSC, PV Specialist, SRES, SDPE)

Web blog: mmegowan.activerain.com


PUBLISHER’S MUSE

SUMMER IN THE SOUTH BAY

ON THE COVER A Special Opportunity to Afford The Ultimate California Dream

33 4TH STREET, HERMOSA BEACH Tucked away in a quiet pocket of South Hermosa Beach West of Hermosa Avenue, 3 homes to the sand Wide open views of the breaking waves and beach sand Taller than present code, grandfathered in to protect views Expansive, oversized rooftop deck • • • • • • • •

3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms + den/office Appx. 1,900 sf townhome Open floorplan for entertaining Wood burning fireplace in the living room Large kitchen features a Thermador double oven SubZero refrigerator, cooktop and dishwasher Steps to the Strand, beach & downtown pier district Walking distance to shopping, dining, nightlife and cafes

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LOOKING BACK

THE GILL HOME A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE

In the 1940’s, Manhattan Beach was known as a friendly, small town without

The home’s interior featured cork flooring, with carpet in the living room and a

much congestion. The homes looked very similar, from east of Sepulveda to the

large mural on the living room wall. The kitchen included a large, built-in breakfast

waterline, offering plenty of acreage with your purchase.

nook. One of the home’s most enjoyable features was a picture window to enjoy the

It was in December of 1941 that the Gill family bought the property at Sixth

ocean view; small compared to today’s standards. There were a total of six rooms,

Street and John: a 10,661 square-foot dirt lot, which would eventually become

and a roomy, two-car garage. Sometime in the 1950’s, the garage was converted

a 2300-square-foot home in 1943. (The address was originally 825 Sixth Street.

into a downstairs bedroom. The second story porch was enclosed and transformed

However, after the home was sold in 1980 and subsequently torn down, the new

into what was referred to as “the davenport room,” a special area that faced the

home built at this location is known as 609 John Street.)

ocean where one could retreat to read or watch television.

Bob Gill fondly remembers the home he grew up in as the focal point for the

Starting in the 1980’s, new home construction began in the area which consisted

rest of the close-knit neighborhood’s activities. It was here that his friends would

of building homes that covered the entire lot. However, some original homes remain

meet up to hang out, and on a Friday night, head over to the Lamar Theater.

in this area. The home located at 823 6th street was the home located next door to

“It was a great place to live,” said Gill. “The neighborhood was very close and

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the Gill Home and was built in 1949; it still remains today.

the families had children near the same ages. We did lots things as a large group-

James Gill recalled his grandmother being burglarized in the late 1970s and no

-visits to the beach being a key form of entertainment. Most of the kids walked to

longer feeling comfortable being alone. She sold the property to his father who

and from school together and were in the same classes all the way through high

rented it out for a few years. James has warm memories of visiting his grandparents’

school.”

home frequently and enjoying the unique features of the home.

From the 1950’s through the late 1970’s, most lots in Manhattan Beach consisted

“One of my favorite memories was when we would come over and grandma

of half house and half yard, and the home at Sixth and John was no exception. It

wasn’t home and the door was locked,” said Gill. “My dad would lift me up into

had three distinct terraces in the backyard, with numerous play areas for kids to

a little door under the stairs. I would crawl through sand on my hands and knees

explore. The massive backyard featured Myoporum flowers. “It was like going off

under the house to open a little door on the inside and drop into the house. I would

into the wilderness,” said James Gill, grandson of the original owners.

then go upstairs and open the front door for everyone.”

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IN 1941, MILITARY INSTALLATIONS WERE IN PARTS OF THE CITY, INCLUDING JOHN AND 9TH STREET.

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IN 1949, CENTER INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL WAS BUILT.

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With all of his designs, Christopher Dela Pole has one basic concept: keep

things as simple as possible. It’s that idea that goes into his design company Squared Furniture in Minneapolis and one of its most popular pieces--the palm tree “floating” shelving unit. An elegant, yet parred down solution for life’s minutia, the shelving unit is made from just one single stick of aluminum bar stock and four solid walnut “palms” to give the illusion of a palm tree. “The palm came from the idea that things don’t need to be complicated, that sometimes the more simple the better,” Dela Pole said. Dela Pole came up with the idea for the palm tree as he tried to think of a

way they would like each palm to be facing, the company has begun to give customers even more options.

It will showcase at Dwell on Design at the end of June, the West Coast’s largest design event, with new choices that include aluminum bar stock in all different colors and white oak palms. “I really wanted to make sure that the design was accessible to everyone,” said Dela Pole. At five feet tall, the Palm Tree currently costs $275 and is available to order on the company’s website and other design websites such as rypen.com and decorate.com.

design where he could set his keys, put his mail, phone and everything in-between.

“My clients have referred to the piece as a sculpture,” Dela Pole said. “While I’m

With five palms on the “tree”, Dela Pole sees the design like digits on a hand. “It is

not sure about that, I haven’t seen too many shelving units that hang on a wall and

like an outstretched hand to meet you at the door,” said Dela Pole.

are singular like ours. I think that makes the piece pretty unique.”

As the piece has become more popular, Squared Furniture has begun to make the unit more customizable. While people have always been able to choose which

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For example, a builder may buy directly from an owner at $1,100,000 because the owner may have gone direct to the builder to limit their selling costs. This same home would likely be priced closer to $1,200,000 if it were listed by a local real estate agent. The seller may prefer to hire a real estate agent than go direct to a builder to ensure they are maximizing their exposure to the market and get the needed protection and advice that agents provide.

Having built two custom homes for myself and also having partnered in many developments over the past 20 years, I can share my own learning curve. My first home took much longer than expected and stressed my wife out so much it was difficult to enjoy the finished product; at least right away. The second home nearly doubled the original budget and was another huge lesson.

Let’s assume you were able to secure the property; now you just need to add in the cost to build a home. This is where your personal constraints, or lack thereof, will tip you on either side of the savings scale. If you remain conservative with all of your finish material choices, including but not limited to, tile, windows, roofing material, plumbing fixtures, and lighting you can likely keep your construction costs at or below $300 per square foot. If you are building a 3,300 sq.ft. home, it would be prudent to approximate $1 million in costs. This doesn’t include finance costs, which should be considered as important as any builder’s mark-up costs. In total, your costs could be less than $2,600,000 and thus you could save some serious money.

Today we are back in a real estate market where builders are making a come-back; they are building and finally able to make a profit again. New Manhattan Beach Tree Section homes are surpassing the $2.5 million mark while Manhattan Beach Sand Section homes are gaining on $4 million and more. Let’s say that you want a new Tree Section home; that you can afford $2,600,000 and that you want the perfect home finished with your style, your floor plan, your ideal location (and that you are not in a hurry). Let’s be fair and say that you haven’t found that exact home for sale yet. You can either wait for it to come on the market, or build it yourself. If you choose to pursue the “build–it-yourself” route, you will need to find a vacant lot or an older home to start with. When you buy a home that is considered a “tear down” your competition can be fierce. You will be competing with builders, developers and regular home buyers. You may need to prepare to pay from 5 to 10% above what some others are willing to pay.

So, why doesn’t everyone just build their own new home? Time, stress, and money are the 3 things that stand in the way. It does require a lot more liquidity to build a home in today’s market. Lenders will not loan nearly the amount they would normally lend if you were buying a completed home. The stress and frustration that many buyers experience through the home building process is often times just not worth the possible savings. The biggest stress comes from continual delays, mistakes along the way, frustration from city inspectors, decisions on the endless amount of choices that must be made on a daily basis, and cost over-runs. It is easy to get way over one’s initial budget in a hurry. It is so easy to consider, when you are at the window store, “hmmm, these windows are $30,000, but for $60,000 I can these super-duper-wood clad ones that will look so much better! What’s an extra $30,000 when I am spending nearly $2.5 million?” The problem is that when you make that decision to upgrade on hundreds of separate items, your cost per foot will increase substantially. Add in an amazing electronics package and a killer back yard, and you wind up close to $500 a sq.ft. or more in the blink of an eye. Just ask any of your friends who have built how close they were to their original budget. I still haven’t met one, (that or I need more conservative friends.)

Whatever path you decide to embark on be sure to educate yourself, ask lots of questions, know your financials inside out and if you decide to build, learn some deep breathing techniques because you may just need them. For more information from the trenches, feel free to contact Ed Kaminsky direct at 310-798-1277 x 214 or email me at ek@itzsold.com

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UPSIDE DOWN AND I N S I D E O U T: A COUPLE ON A BUDGET BUILDS THEIR DREAM HOME

PHOTOGRAPHY BY PAUL JONASON.

W R I TTE N BY: PAM ELA CO RANT E-HANSEN


The formula for a successful custom home project,

“Don’t be intimidated by the process,” Julie adds.

clothes in the washer and not track sand everywhere.”

according to Redondo Beach homeowners Michael

“You have to be comfortable enough with the architect

The laundry room was built with a graphite-colored

and Julie Guzman, involves understanding dimensions,

to say, ‘No, I want it different.’” Of course, it doesn’t hurt

concrete floor for low maintenance.

befriending the architect, and watching independent

if the architect becomes a BFF. “James is from around

A floating staircase leads to the home’s second

films, not necessarily in that order. The front yard

here and we really hit it off,” Michael says. “We’ve

floor, where the most dramatic device for bringing the

of the couple’s rustic-modern two-story home is an

become good friends and the kids really love him.”

outdoors in also gives the home its industrial loft vibe.

edible garden abundant with artichokes, strawberries,

Lucas and Ariana, the Guzmans’ two young

Architect Meyer designed a garage door made of clear

tangerines, onions and mint. “It was inspired by the movie,

children, make full use of the home’s spacious

glass that opens above the stairwell and looks out onto

“Stealing Beauty,”” Michael Guzman says, referring to

backyard, which was another reason the family was

the backyard. Besides air circulation, the door makes

Bernardo Bertolucci’s 1996 film about a young American

drawn to the property. “We’re getting a Manhattan

it possible for the Guzmans to be within shouting

woman’s idyllic summer at a Tuscan villa.

Beach Sand Section home with triple the lot size,”

distance while the kids are playing out in the yard.

Olive trees, gravel ground cover and an oversized

Michael says. The house is walking distance from Rat

Here on the home’s top floor, ocean views can

wooden table complete this rendition of the classic

Beach in Torrance, a bonus for Michael, who surfs, and

be taken in from virtually any spot, thanks to an

Italian

the kids, who enjoy playing in the ocean.

garden,

designed

by

Manhattan

Beach

open, great room floor plan. The Guzmans entertain

landscaping firm Jones & Potik. But the home itself

Inside, the home is designed with a minimalist

regularly, and to accommodate a large crowd—or to

draws attention for its juxtaposition of post-modern

aesthetic that still has elements of warmth. “It’s like

let in fresh, ocean air—a spacious outdoor deck can

concrete and glass surfaces with reclaimed wood siding

a New York loft but at the beach,” Julie says. Dark

become part of the upstairs living area by sliding

from an old Utah farm. “People will walk by and go, ‘Oh,

ipé wood floors, also known as Brazilian walnut, add

open a west-facing glass wall. The focal point of

what color are you going to paint your house?’” Julie

elegance throughout the home but are tough enough

the great room is a north-facing glass wall behind

Guzman laughs, describing some observers’ confusion

to survive constant traffic from the two children and

the kitchen, capturing a picture-perfect vista of the

about the wood’s intentionally distressed appearance.

Lucy, the family dog.

Santa Monica Bay.

“PEOPLE WILL WALK BY AND GO, ‘OH, WHAT COLOR ARE YOU GOING TO PAINT YOUR HOUSE?’” Julie Guzman laughs, describing some observers’ confusion about the wood’s intentionally distressed appearance. Distressed may be the best word for the original

Plans for a sitting room in the wood-floored,

“You can see the sunset from here,” Michael notes

1965 home that stood on the property when the

Spartan entryway are imminent, but for now, it serves

while standing in the kitchen, “and on a clear day you

Guzmans purchased it five years ago. They had been

as “a soccer field, a hockey rink, and a dance stage” for

can see the snow on the mountains.” He gestures

living in another home just around the block, and

the children, according to Julie. An oversized movie

toward the northeast-facing view above the cooking

when their current property became available, they

poster from Luc Besson’s 1988 French blockbuster,

range. “I like to cook,” Michael says, “and I wanted to

jumped on it. “Having a two-story home was a big deal

“The Big Blue,” adds a dramatic splash of color to

be at the stove and still see the ocean.”

in this neighborhood because of the view,” Michael

the neutral palette and reflects the couple’s shared

says. “The idea was to flip the living spaces so that

passion for the film.

the hues of sea and sky. Calacatta marble kitchen

Four bedrooms, three baths and a laundry room

countertops are offset by a shock of robin’s egg blue

are arranged in a U-shape around the entryway. On

on the base of the chef’s island and the backs of

At first, the family planned on living in the original

one wing, the two children’s bedrooms have the same

the kitchen cupboards, visible through glass cabinet

home for three months. But a slow permit approval

dimensions, and their two bathrooms mirror each

doors. Cornflower blue cabinets in a pocket office add

process turned three months into three years. “The

other. Both bathrooms feature shaker-style cabinetry,

dimension to the earth-toned fixtures and walls.

the kitchen and main living area were upstairs, and the bedrooms and laundry room were downstairs.”

original house was a tear-down,” Michael recalls. “The toilets were sinking through the floors, the exterior paint was peeling. It was in bad shape.” But they stayed focused on their vision, buying stacks of home design magazines, tearing out pages and working closely with architect James Meyer of Lean Arch in

a design element that, Michael remarks, “softens the house and takes the edge off the modern.” In the master bedroom on the opposite wing, concrete floors lend an edgy, industrial feel, but a fabric headboard and upholstered chairs add softness. One of

The second-floor ceiling is made from the same reclaimed wood siding visible on the home’s exterior, and is just as rustic. “You can still see the bird poop from when it was a barn,” Michael laughs. Julie

and

Michael

designed

all

the

interiors

the overall design concepts was to blur the lines between

themselves with inspiration from their growing pile of

Because the Guzmans were on a tight budget,

indoors and outdoors, and the room accomplishes

magazine clippings. “We were careful not to make the

Michael was heavily involved in the process once

this with a sliding glass pocket wall that opens onto a

house look like any one particular style,” says Julie.

construction began. His advice for other homeowners

backyard sunken patio. Here, an outdoor sitting area

Pointing at two upholstered armchairs in a corner of the

who are remodeling or building a custom home is to

boasting a kidney-shaped fire pit with quartz-like

living room, Michael explains that the traditional design

get a true sense for the dimensions of a particular

crushed glass draws the master bedroom outside.

of the chairs and the red and orange fabric contrast with

Los Angeles.

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The color scheme on the second floor plays off

space by standing in a room that size. “James let us

Another indoor-outdoor feature especially prized

the modern lines and blue tones of other furnishings.

go into other homes he’d designed so that we could

by Julie is a “surf shower” just outside the laundry

And the vision for the calacatta marble countertops was

really see what a 12 by 12 space felt like,” Michael

room in a side yard. “It’s for sandy babies,” Julie

a Parisian brasserie. “We didn’t want people to look at

notes. “Sometimes it was fine, and other times it was

quips. “The kids come straight from the beach and

the house and go, ‘Oh, that’s a 1984 sink,’” Julie says.

like, ‘We want the kitchen to be bigger.’”

shower before coming inside. They can throw their

“We wanted it to look eclectic and timeless.”

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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 2+ car garage and small backyard – perfect for pets. Large Master Bedroom with sitting area, walk-incloset, spa tub, shower & double vanities. Top Rated Schools. Walk to Whole Foods, Pier & Beach.

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LOCAL NUGGETS

WILDF LOWER CAF E WRIT TEN BY: QUIN N R OBE RTS

A little over six years ago, Saemi Yook and her husband decided to take a gamble. Yook, a financial analyst at Disney, had the dream of owning her own business. Seeing her husband’s family have success in the restaurant business, Yook decided she wanted to do the same. “We always said lets try and open one ourselves,” Yook said. “We finally did and it has been a success.” That success has become Wildflower Cafe, a quaint breakfast

With the spot changing hands countless times before Wildflower moved in, the restaurant has stuck because of Yook’s continued presence at the restaurant. “This is my baby. I started from the bottom on up. I put everything into this. This is my pride and joy and most of my life,” Yook said. “I’m also always here. I think it really helps. I have a great relationship with all of the regulars, which really does help keep people coming back.”

and lunch spot. Sitting on the corner of Sapphire St. and PCH in Redondo Beach,

While Yook has no culinary background, she created many of the menu items in her

Wildflower has become a popular place with locals thanks to its cozy vibe and

own kitchen, even tweaking family recipes to go with the tastes and flavors of Southern

outdoor patio.

California. Some of the most popular items at Wildflower include: the wildflower omelet

“We’ve had a lot of ups and downs. We went through a rocky phase in the beginning, but over the last few years, our staff has been the same and I think that has really made a huge difference and builds a nice customer base,” Yook said. Every year it has been getting better.”

made with egg whites and a slew of vegetables and the wildflower stack made with bananas, blackberries, strawberries and walnuts all in one pancake. “The place really has a cozy vibe, where customers feel relaxed and can hangout and feel comfortable. People always tell me they enjoy coming in here because it feels like

Serving California cuisine with lots of fruits and vegetables, Wildflower is the busiest

home, Yook said. “Having worked in an office environment and now being here, I don’t

on the weekends, with the wait on Sunday’s up to 45 minutes. During the summer

know I could ever go back to an office environment. I love interacting with customers

months, people are always waiting to sit on the patio and enjoy the warm California sun.

and definitely enjoy it.”

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Villa Nocino 6860 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles The Main House of This Ten Acre Gated Estate

and Producing Walnut Farm invites you to a world of gentle rolling hills overlooking neighboring vineyards, wild life and beauty. Built in 1990, this Mediterranean home features a grassy courtyard leading to an impressive cathedral ceiling foyer and adjoins the large open formal living room, custom temperature controlled wine room and dining room. Designed for gracious entertaining with large windows & doors, which invite you outdoors to several patios. Remodeled in 2006, new gourmet kitchen, custom cabinetry in several rooms including dining room and master bedroom. Master suite with spacious & luxurious private master bathroom. For complete details visit‌

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501 Deep Valley Drive, First Floor, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274 An Independently Owned and Operated Member of The Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, Inc.

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H E R M O S A B E AC H 950 ARTESIA BLVD. E L S EGU N D O 431 MAIN ST. MAN HAT TAN B E AC H 917 MANHATTAN BEACH BLVD. MAN HAT TAN B E AC H 3300 HIGHLAND AVE. PALO S V E R D ES ES TAT ES 16 MALAGA COVE R E D O N D O B E AC H 1009 TORRANCE BLVD.

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Tomaro designed and custom built in 1998 4,519 sf home on a 50 x150 private corner lot Pool & Spa in the large, custom landscaped backyard Great yard for entertaining with outdoor kitchen & patios Ultra custom kitchen with butler’s pantry & 2 islands Main level bedroom or office/den Central air conditioning & Central vacuum Gorgeous Oak and travertine flooring plus new carpet

1904 MORGAN LANE #A • REDONDO BEACH $2,289,000

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3 bedrooms(all upstairs) and 2 full baths + spacious guest bath Almost 2,000 square feet of living space with beamed vaulted ceilings Traditional floorplan with formal living and dining rooms off entry Family room with wetbar and rock fireplace next to eating area Patio off family room beckons barbeques and good times Oversized windows flood the home with tons of natural light Sun-splashed deck off master bedroom provides a tranquil setting Vaulted ceilings in master & living

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3 bed, 2 bath single level home set back for extra privacy. Great flowing floorplan with bonus family room and mud room. Large mahogany deck overlooking lush, peaceful yard. Wood burning fireplace. Top-of-the-line designer finishes. V groove Walnut peg floors throughout. Quiet neighborhood close to beach, shops, dining and schools.

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3 bedrooms | 2.5 baths | 1,481 sf end unit | Front unit townhome! No common living area walls! NOT a short sale! No waiting on this one! Excellent opportunity to buy a light and bright sunny south facing end unit front townhouse in Redondo Beach at an affordable price. Living room, dining room, kitchen, powder room downstairs. Three bedrooms 2 baths, laundry room upstairs. Quaint terrace off master bedroom, patio area outside kitchen area. Neighborhood views from many windows add to the feeling of openness from the prime end unit location.

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This is a warm and lovely 5 bedroom, 2.5 bath remodeled home that is full of light with French doors opening to the spacious grassy yard, spa and pergola. It measures appx. 2500 sf. The sellers cleverly moved the living room to the front of the house and created a large country style kitchen in the back with a bay window looking out on the garden. Adjacent to the kitchen is the spacious family room that has double French doors that lead to the backyard. Two lower level bedrooms and three bedrooms upstairs. Lounge in the large spa tub of the master bedroom and look out on the trees, ocean and islands beyond. The master bedroom has an extra closet that wraps around the back wall of the bedroom for plenty of storage. This beautiful home is located only a block from Ridgecrest Intermediate School and Highridge Park.

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23 Oaktree Lane, Rolling Hills Estates Privacy! Privacy! Privacy! This gorgeous PANORAMIC CITY VIEW, mid-level Terraces condo looks out on the city and mountains from most of the rooms. It offers 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths and measures appx. 1,325 sf. The way this unit is situated, the adjacent neighbors can’t be seen from the unit or patio so there is a feeling of seclusion. With splendid bamboo floors throughout and vaulted ceilings this unit is very bright and sunny. The kitchen has been remodeled with stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops. Both of the bathrooms have designer-style vanities and a walk-in closet in the master bedroom. There is a laundry area off the main hallway. The oversized view patio easily accommodates several seating areas. The garage has a roll-up garage door and room for storage. This 24 hour gate guarded community features 4 pools & spas, tennis courts, community room and playground area. Located near shops and award-winning schools!

$634,000

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30136 VIA RIVERA, RANCHO PALOS VERDES This beautiful 4200 square foot custom built home provides all the comforts of convenient living, while allowing an easy open flow for gracious entertaining. Gorgeous gourmet kitchen includes multiple dishwashers, Subzero refrigerator and freezer, wine refrigerator, and spectacular island. Kitchen flows into family room with built-in entertainment center and surround sound system that continues through dining room, living room, and backyard. Grand entry with skylight, oak stairs, and 18 inch tumbled marble floors. Adorning arches, limestone fireplace mantel, and push-button fireplace, enhance ambience. Five bedrooms, 5 full baths, plus powder room, and a cabana for guests enjoying the salt-water pool and jacuzzi. Downstairs includes one bedroom and bath, study with custom built desks and cabinets, plus powder room. Upstairs are 4 bedrooms, each with its own bath, and a laundry room. Spacious master bedroom with large walkin closet, remote control skylight in master bath. Central air conditioning, three car garage and security system. Located near excellent schools, golf courses, and world class Terranea Resort. Remodeled from the foundation and studs in 2008 with high quality construction throughout.

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642-644 W. Walnut Ave, El Segundo Rare El Segundo Duplex on huge 11,699 sqft. lot. Front unit: 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with 2 car attached garage. Open kitchen with conveniently attached laundry room. Separate dining room overlooks enclosed, private backyard. Rear unit: charming, 2 bedroom, 1 bath California Bungalow with eat-in kitchen. Huge park-like backyard with detached, oversized 1 car garage converted to bonus room and storage. Long driveway for plenty of off street parking.

$929,000 Jack McSweeney CDPE, SRES, e-PRO, PVS

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Enjoy the Serenity of Native Surroundings with an Ocean View from the Upper Lot 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2,239 sf updated home in West Palos Verdes Award Winning Palos Verdes Schools! This beautifully maintained and upgraded 4 bedroom home with its light, open and spacious floor plan will capture your heart. It is appointed with vaulted ceilings and a two-sided fireplace. Remodeled kitchen has newer stainless appliances and marble counter-tops. The house has updated central air (A/C) for the summer months. Remodeled bathrooms with newer fixtures, marble counter-tops and decorative flooring. The newer driveway includes custom stonework and a sewer line clean-out. Dark laminate flooring in common areas with upgraded baseboards, moldings and doors throughout the home. Custom blinds in bedrooms with smooth ceilings and recessed lighting throughout. A 95 sq.ft. office was incorporated into home from hobby room in the garage.

$999,000

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Hermosa Beach Strand Stunning Contemporary Masterpiece • Extensive use of glass incorporating indoor/outdoor living • 7,000 sq. ft.; living, dining & family rooms with nook area for casual dining • Elevator, 3-car garage, home theatre and full bar • Rooftop deck with jacuzzi tub • 70 feet beach frontage with infinity waterfall feature • Wired for automation

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Hill Section Home with Ocean & Catalina Views!

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3,096 SF of living space

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Large Outdoor Patio for outdoor dining & entertaining

Ample room for pool – Situated on 46,609 SF lot

Custom built 5 BD, 3 BA (including guest house), Private guest quarters as well a barn used as art studio

4,070 SF of Living Space

3-car garage; Pool & Spa; Wine Cellar; & Gym Room Situated on a 11,416 SF lot

$3,599,000

$2,595,000

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Spacious Kitchen with a Butcher Block center Island & Thermador appliances

Patio in the back & private park like backyard

3-car garage, wine cellar, high vaulted ceilings

$2,399,000

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5 BD, 3.5 BA with 5,314 SF living space on a 21,527SF Remodeled kitchen with new appliances & granite counter tops

Media / game room, 3-car garage, skylights throughout

$2,599,000

Partial Ocean View and Canyon Views

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$1,999,000

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TOTAL TRANSPARENC Y With the rates that we offer, there is nothing to hide. We provide our clients honest answers, sound advice and exclusive programs.

Recent Client Testimonial: “I’m a first time home owner and really had no idea what I was doing. I was referred to Regan by a friend and couldn’t have been happier with him. Not only were the rates much lower than any of the other quotes I received, but the actual process of getting the loan was extremely easy. Regan was very responsive to all my emails and phone calls and I felt comfortable with him throughout the whole process. I think one of things that differentiates him from others is his willingness to teach what everything means. I never felt pressured throughout the process and I can’t thank him enough.Thank you for everything Regan and I look forward to working with you again!” - Kevin

Welcome to Watermark: Transparency and solutions are the foundation of my success, and I promise both to each and every client. While other lenders focus on feel good services, I focus on the financing. In an industry that hasn’t had a great reputation over the past few years, I take pride in knowing that I’ve gained the trust and respect of my clients. In today’s market the most important thing when obtaining a home loan is the mortgage professional you work with and the resources that they have at their disposal. Whether you have a simple conventional purchase, or a complex Jumbo transaction, feel free to call me at anytime and find out why Watermark is right for you.

Regan Hagestad - Managing Director of Mortgage Banking 310-607-0131 I rhagestad@watermarkhomeloans.com I www.welcometoregan.com


EXCEPTIONAL rates We encourage you to compare our interest rates and programs with other local lenders. Then call us to experience the difference in service.

30 Year Fixed up to $2,000,000 4.25% (4.269% APR) No Points Conforming loans with No points

Jumbo loans with No points

30 year fixed up to $417,000 3.625% (3.682% APR) 30 year fixed up to $625,500 3.875% (3.914% APR) 15 year fixed up to $625,500 3.125% (3.193% APR)

5 year fixed ARM up to $2,000,000 2.875% (3.105% APR) 10 year fixed ARM up to $2,000,000 3.5% (3.511% APR) 5 year fixed ARM up to $5,000,000 3.25% (3.378% APR)

FHA loans with No points

VA loans with No points

30 year fixed FHA up to $729,750 3.75% (4.301% APR)

30 year fixed VA up to $1,500,000 3.75% (3.873% APR) Rates Effective 6-11-12

Call me personally for a private consultation

Regan Hagestad 310-607-0131 www.welcometoregan.com Mortgage rates could change daily. Actual payments will vary based on your individual situation and current rates. Some products may not be available in all states. Some jumbo products may not be available to first time home buyers. Some restrictions may apply. Based on the purchase/refinance of a primary residence. Credit and collateral subject to approval. Loan to value, debt to income and cash-out restrictions may apply. Programs, rates, terms and conditions subject to change without notice. Please remember that we don’t have all your information, so this does not constitute a commitment to lend. Therefore, the rate and payment results may not reflect your actual situation. To get more accurate and personalized results, please call (800) 357-4077 to talk to one of our mortgage bankers .Watermark Capital Inc. 16485 Laguna Canyon Rd. #205 Irvine, CA 92618 DRE license number 01523306 NMLS ID: 1838


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Attractively Priced in the Mid-$6,000,000s

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For Lease $4,595/month

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For Lease: $3,250/Month

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