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Majestic Rocky Point Oceanfront Estate designed by Pat Killen, featuring unparallel Pacific Ocean views, a spacious U-Shaped one-level floor plan on the Bluffs sitting in perfect harmony with its surroundings. Offered by The Edler Group, Peninsula Sotheby’s International Realty

“I’m Big at the B each” No other RE/MAX agent has sold more real estate in the three Beach Cities combined!

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




300 30th Street Manhattan Beach

704 Pacific Avenue, Manhattan Beach

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.

Custom built in 1997, with superior materials throughout, including Marvin windows, oak flooring and cherry cabinets. Lot is 8,960 sq.ft. (56 X 160)

• 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, 2,529 Square Feet • Open Great Room Style Living Area with Big Panoramic Views • Spacious Ocean View Decks & Private Patio


• 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

Wine cellar!

Theatre/media room!

INCREDIBLE HOME-ON-THE-HILL HAS IT ALL! 230 Anderson, 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. • 4 BR’s 3 ½ + ½ Bath (Call for options up to 6 BRS) • Over 6,200 Square Feet of Living Space • Panoramic Ocean Views and Spacious View Decks • Custom Crafted Woodwork Throughout • Full Basement with Gym, Wine Cellar and more • 4 car garage, 3-stop elevator, dual AC

Offered at $4,499,000 NEW LISTING! 1540 Gates Avenue | Manhattan Beach 5 Bed | 4.5 Bath | 4000 sq ft



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3108 Vista Manhattan Beach

233 1st Street Manhattan Beach

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. This contemporary beach retreat offers a completely open floor plan with gleaming hardwood floors, ocean views towards Malibu from the upper living area, formalized dining nook and much more.

This stunning 2003 built 4 BR 3.5 Bath townhome is located at the highly sought after south end of Manhattan Beach, where good properties like this are scarce; with truly some of the best ocean views you will ever see, and an open floor plan from which to enjoy them.

• 3 Bedrooms & 3 Bathrooms • Opulent Master Suite with dual Walk-in Closets • 2000 Square Feet of Living Space on 30 x 45 Corner Lot

Offered at $1,599,122

• Incredible Panoramic Ocean Views • 2 Blocks to the Sand • Maple Hardwood Floors and Maple Cabinets with Granite and Travertine Counters

All for $1,699,122

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A 5 Year Fixed Interest Only Libor Variable ARM as of 10/24/11 has a rate of 3.125% (3.214% APR) fixed for 5 years. 700 credit score and no prepayment penalty. Loan converts to 2.25 over 1 Year Libor, .885%. Loan has principal and interest or interest only payments. 80% to $1,500,000, 75% to $2,000,000, 70% to $2,500,000, 65% to $3,000,000 and 60% to $5,000,000 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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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

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1696 Via Coronel, Palos Verdes Estates 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 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.


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“Decorating for Halloween this season has been a bit more challenging than the past... my 3 year old daughter is now starting to interpret the ‘scary’ things and we’re challenged with explaining what Zombies are without getting a reaction fit for a hot new YouTube video. And ever since I’ve been publicizing some of the real estate trends in the local area, I find myself having similar ‘it’s not as scary as it looks’ conversations with fellow agents and clients i’m in contact with. Like this week’s data for example showing some huge swings in the trends in our markets. The simple explanations are; 1) Rolling Hills had a Palos Verdes Dr. North street sale, 2) Palos Verdes Estates had a small ocean front home sale, 3) Hermosa Beach had a shack sale on a huge developable 11k sf lot, 4) Manhattan Beach had another Strand home sale, and 5) there are very few credible reports of Zombies and NONE have been in the South Bay! Savvy investors are Buying real estate in the fourth quarter and I’ll assure you there will be plenty more spooky deals seen in closed escrows as the year comes to an end.”

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THE REX GAMBLING SHIP CONTENTS By Maureen Megowan / RE/Max Palos Verdes Execs

13 On The Cover Majestic Rocky Point Oceanfront Estate designed by Pat Killen, featuring unparallel Pacific Ocean views. Offered by The Edler Group, Peninsula Sotheby’s International Realty. Cover Photo by Paul Jonason.


Publisher’s Muse

South Bay Real Estate…there’s an app for that.

20 Looking back The Timeless Charm of La Venta Inn. By Denise Kano.


Home of the Week

Paradise on the hill in Manhattan Beach! Offered by Jeremy Shelton, Shorewood Realtors.

40 Sweet Digs Old L.A. reincarnated: A modern-day remodel revives the 1920s By Pamela Corante-Hansen. Photography by Paul Jonason.

DIGITAL MEDIA Twitter@SouthBayDigs Interactive Digital Edition Library MASTHEAD Publisher WARREN J DOW Creative Director AMANDA NELSON-SINAGRA

Big time gambling, complete with mobsters and shooting incidents, found its way to Redondo Beach during the Depression. Chip games, bingo parlors, and a casino were run in full view of the law between 1936 and 1939. For a fare of 25 cents, a water-taxi would transport a visitor to the gambling ship Rex which operated three miles off shore. The Rex was operated by a colorful character named Tony Conero. Tony was a rum runner during prohibition, and began his gambling career by building the Meadows, one of the first hotel casino operations in Las Vegas in the early 1930’s near the intersection of Fremont Street and Charleston Boulevard. The hotel only had 30 rooms, and Tony only owned the casino for a couple of years. Many people believe that the Flamingo Hotel built by Bugsy Siegel was the first Las Vegas casino, but it was not built until 1945. After selling the Meadows casino in 1932, Tony outfitted a ship called the Rex for about $200,000 for off shore gambling and anchored it just past the 3 mile limit off of Redondo Beach. Games available included roulette, blackjack, poker and craps. It had 300 slot machines on board, and a bingo parlor that seated 500 players. While operating between May and December 1938, Cornero claimed that the Rex brought in $500,000 a month, and profits of more than $200,000 a month. Although gambling was not a Federal crime, local and state authorities were outraged. Boatloads of officials tried to board the Rex, but Cornero’s crew bluffed them away, sometimes by aiming fire hoses. Cornero’s brother, Frank, was even charged with kidnapping an investigator from the district attorney’s office, though the charge was later dismissed by a judge who ruled there was insufficient evidence the investigator had been forced to board the Rex. Eventually Los Angeles County deputies were able to board the Rex. The sheriff brought photographers to capture the deputies axing roulette wheels and hurling craps tables overboard. Extensive litigation with the State of California followed, with Earl Warren, California Supreme Court Chief Justice, vowing to shut the gambling ships down. Finally, the federal government decided that while the gambling was not illegal, gambling ships would hamper preparations for a possible conflict in the Pacific and the Coast Guard seized the Rex in November 1939. Eventually, Tony would raise money from investors and constructed the Stardust Hotel in Las Vegas in 1955, but died at the gambling tables of the Desert Inn by a heart attack before the completion of construction of the Stardust.

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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.

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Priced to sell at $1,335,000

Just Reduced to $1,999,000

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20932 Tomlee Avenue, West Torrance Newer Luxury Estate, 5 Bedroom, 4.5 Baths. 4,800 Sq. Ft.- Large 10k+ Sq. Foot Lot. (Buyer to Verify). Oversized 3-car Garage with Bonus, Area plus (RV or Boat) Storage. Walk to Beach, Pier and Restaurants.

OFFERED AT $1,699,000

PANORAMIC OCEAN VIEWS 736 Esplanade, South Redondo Luxury Ocean Front Home, 5 Large Bedroom, 6 Bathrooms, 2 Large Offices, Full Size Commercial Schindler Elevator. Large Professional Gym, 4 Car Garage. Stunning 180 Degree Views.

OFFERED AT $2,995,000

NEW DETACHED OCEAN VIEW TOWNHOMES! 123 Guadalupe, Redondo Beach New Construction! 4 Bed plus Loft, 3 Baths. Detatched Ocean View Townhomes. Approx. 2,500 Sq. Ft. Walk to Beach, Pier and Restaurants.

STARTING AT $999,000

NEW LISTING! HERMOSA BEACH! 935 1st St. #B, Hermosa Beach New Pat Killen Contemporary. 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths. Ocean Views. Short Sale Subject to Bank, Approval - Already Submitted.

STEAL AT $777,777

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145 Rocky Point Road | Palos Verdes Estates 5 Bed | 5.5 Bath | approx. 5178 sq ft on .42 acres | Ocean Bluff Estate Stunning in every detail, this oceanfront estate sits on the bluff overlooking the beautiful Pacific Ocean in scenic Lunada Bay. Gorgeous landscaping, a spacious layout and incredible ocean views are only a few of the extravagant characteristics this luxurious gated estate has to offer. Soaring ceilings in the living and dining rooms give a very dramatic effect all opening directly out to private oceanfront patios. Nothing was spared in the creation of this custom U-shaped one-level home which includes a spacious theater room and four additional bedroom suites that open to the outside for the ultimate indoor / outdoor Southern California lifestyle. The architect, Pat Killen, has won awards for this elegant yet comfortable home that was completed in 2007. The perfect private, quiet get away for the connoisseur of life.

Offered at $5,800,000

The Edler Group 310.421.2814 • Rick Edler 310.872.4333 DRE# 01113145

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manhattan beach, california | developed by charles heidman

2008 built, ocean view contemporary townhome. 3 beds, 4 baths Leonardo may have said it, I’m king of the world! but you can live it here.

1124 8th street. asking $1,499,000 hermosa beach, california | developed by lien tran

Just built, contemporary single family home with 5 bedrooms and 4 baths. On the A+ ocean view roof deck you’ll declare, Made it, Ma! Top of the world

1544 7th street, unit 1a. asking $599,376 santa monica, california

Contemporary loft space is the heart of Santa Monica. 1 bed area, 1 bath Warm, inviting and comfortable, you’ll reflect, There’s no place like home.

1141 1st street. asking $749,000 hermosa beach, california

Recently updated single family home, move-in ready. 3 beds, 2 baths. Go ahead, make my day and see why I’m the best value in Hermosa Beach.

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BROKERS Beautiful luxury Mediterranean style home located in the prestigious One West Bluff community near Playa Del Rey. This lovely 4 bed + bonus, 5 bath, two-story home is located at the end of the cul-de-sac. The wonderfully spacious and bright open floor plan with designer details includes high ceilings and arches throughout. Gorgeous chef’s kitchen with center island, pantry and adjacent family room is perfect for entertaining. Also includes a formal dining room, living room, upstairs den and upstairs laundry. The fabulous master bedroom with spa-like master bath finishes this home. Enjoy the wonderfully landscaped backyard overlooking the bluff with panoramic views of the city. One West Bluff features include private security patrol, community parks and walking trails. Call and make an appointment today.

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NOW $1,699,000

ADRIANAMOLLICA “The Mollica Group” Keller Williams Realty Westside 10880 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 122 Los Angeles, CA 90024

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2903 Vista Del Mar, Rancho Palos Verdes Offered at: $3,750,000 5 beds. 6 baths. House is 7,088 sq. ft., Lot is one acre. This stunning hilltop residence sits on top of a private and gated acre directly facing the Pacific Ocean with unobstructed near 300 degree views of Los Angeles, Orange County down to Newport Beach and up the coast past Point Vicente and beyond. The interior design provides maximum convenience combined with comfortable luxury. Boasting over 7,000 square feet of living area, this executive estate features five bedrooms, five and one half baths and a home office of presidential standards. This entertainers residence includes three separate living areas, a formal dining room, gourmet master chef’s kitchen with five by ten foot island, professional Viking appliances and espresso maker. The beautifully designed master suite is a retreat in itself and the master bath combines custom stone and marble together with top of the line fixtures. Privacy abounds with a large swimming pool and spa, motor court and four car garage.




Timeless Charm of

La Venta Inn written By Denise Kano. Photo courtesy of Palos Verdes Library District, Local History Collection.

Charles Lindbergh, Tyrone Power, Cary Grant, Gloria Swanson, Errol Flynn, Betty Grable, Lana Turner, and Bob Hope, visited and dined at the inn, and it soon became the place to see and be seen.

When most of us think of La Venta Inn, we probably recall a relative’s wedding reception, a company holiday party, or some other festive occasion at the intimate location. However, the inn boasts an impressive and varied history for its 88 years, from serving as a famous black-tie restaurant to a private residence. Constructed in 1923 at a cost of $17,000, the La Venta Inn, also referred to in some early historical documents as the Wayside Inn, was the first permanent building constructed in Palos Verdes. Given the name, La Venta, meaning “the sale,” it was originally built by the managers of the Palos Verdes Project to entertain potential land buyers. The Project, a real estate trust financed by 4,000 investors, sought to develop Palos Verdes while at the same time preserving the land’s unique beauty. The first large La Venta party was held in 1924 on the three-acre site, when 200 realtors were wined and dined in the beautiful setting. The Project’s plan was a huge success, and soon homes started appearing on the landscape, all following the Mediterranean architectural example of the inn. The inn was used as a backdrop for several silent movies and in the late 1920’s it became known as a black-tie restaurant, and later as a weekend retreat. The wedding of Robert Cowley and Mildred Ashby, both of Hermosa Beach, was the first to take place at La Venta Inn, held on June 6, 1925. In the 1930s and ‘40s, notable people of that era, such as Charles Lindbergh, Tyrone Power, Cary Grant, Gloria Swanson, Errol Flynn, Betty Grable, Lana Turner, and Bob Hope, visited and dined at the inn, and it soon became the place to see and be seen, with relaxing days taking tea in the garden, and evenings spent sipping champagne and enjoying sumptuous dinners near the roaring fireplace.

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During the Great Depression, all was quiet for several years. Frank Conroy, a Broadway stage actor, purchased the inn in 1941 and hosted lavish Hollywood parties, but with the onset of World War II, bomb scares and blackouts prevented visitors from attempting the long, winding drive to the inn, and it was all but abandoned. At the end of World War II, the inn was purchased by the Schnetzler family, and they converted it into their own private residence. They worked on renovations, and lovingly brought the expansive gardens back to life. They were also reportedly always friendly to curious passersby who didn’t know the inn was now a private home. Dorie Matthews, former owner and daughter of the Schnetzlers, told the Daily Breeze that there were occasions when people “would just come in the front door, sit down and ask for a menu.” The Schnetzlers eventually reopened the inn to the public in 1957, and for ten years, Mrs. Schnetzler assisted with arranging weddings and celebrations on the grounds, acting as innkeeper. Over the years there have been instances in which developers made overtures toward this valuable property, but the community consistently rallied to preserve the inn and its history, and it was eventually designated a nationally recognized historical landmark. Since 1992, the New York Food Company has managed the property, and hosts numerous private party functions every year. The La Venta Inn continues to stand majestically overlooking the spectacular South Bay coastline, with Santa Monica in the distance; its stunning view affectionately known as “The Queen’s Necklace” for its shape, as well as the shimmering nighttime lights. Whatever occasion brings you to La Venta, you always feel as though you’re stepping back into time … and the charm remains the same.

The spectacular, largely undeveloped coastline of the South Bay, circa 1925.

The tower was briefly used as an observation post during World War II.

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E. Palos Verdes Drive | Rancho Palos Verdes 6 Bedrooms | 7.5 Bathrooms | 10,000 sq ft | 43,905 sq ft Lot

Via Del Cielo | Rancho Palos Verdes 6 Bedrooms | 6.75 Bathrooms | 8,340 sq ft | 25,567 sq ft Lot

Enjoy entertaining in the warm ambiance of this Mediterranean estate located in Rancho Palos Verdes. Surrounded by lush foliage, the setting is beautiful and the twinkling lights view divine! The construction and attention to detail goes way beyond with fabulous finishes. If you are looking for the “best of the best” in Oceanfront living, this is the home for you!!

Exceptional Mediterranean Villa is situated on one of the most desirable expansive front row locations on the bluff at Oceanfront Estates! Constructed as a model home, the floor plan is grand, open, and flowing with full ocean and Catalina views from every room. If you are looking for the “best of the best” in Oceanfront living, this is the home for you!!

Offered at $4,295,000 |

Offered at $5,750,000 |

Hitching Post Dr. | Rolling Hills Estates 3 Bedrooms | 2.5 Bathrooms | 2,209 sq ft | 24,590 sq ft Lot

Via La Selva | Palos Verdes Estates 4 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | 1,730 sq ft | 8,037 sq ft Lot

Ready to move right in, this home has been freshly painted inside and out, has beautiful hardwood floors and new carpet, updated kitchen, high wood beamed ceilings, large newly landscaped yard, some city lights view. It has easy access to on and off the “Hill” activities and enjoys the wonderful sunny weather.

Perfectly situated on one of the arguably “best” streets in Palos Verdes, this Valmonte home has a great floor plan and has 4 bedrooms/2 baths with 1,730 sq. ft. of living space on a tranquil and all useable 8,037 sq ft lot. It has a large living room and dining area with welcoming fireplace, large windows, and beautiful re-finished hardwood floors.

Offered at $943,500 |

Offered at $895,000 |

WHY CHOOSE GAYLE? • Named in Wall Street Journal’s ‘The Thousand’ Top Agents in the Nation • Gayle is the #1 Coldwell Banker Agent for Palos Verdes and the entire South Bay for 9 of the last 11 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.

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4 Pine Tree • Rolling Hills 5 Bedrooms | 7 Bathrooms | 10,000 sq ft | 4.4 Acres This fantastic five bedroom, 7 bathroom home has unobstructed, panoramic ocean, coastline and city views. Very spacious home with approximately 10,000 sq ft of living space set on a picturesque 4.4 professionally landscaped acres. Custom walnut floors and hickory doors throughout, gourmet chef’s kitchen and laundry rooms. It has its own wrapping room, elevator, custom bar, work out room and a bat cave tunnel that can hold several cars besides the over sized 4-car garage. Enjoy the awesome home theater with 12-0” screen with stadium seating and it’s own kitchen. The security system is high tech and main house, plus guesthouse and barn are equipped with fire sprinkler system and geothermal heat and AC system. The main house has 3 fireplaces and a side-by-side gun range. The estate includes a luxurious pool and spa with an 800 sq ft pool house that includes 1 bedroom, 1 bath, kitchen, laundry and family room. Also included are a fire pit, outdoor BBQ, custom ring of steel, two stall barn with tack room with office inside, hay barn, wash rack and walking trails throughout.

NEW PRICE! $7,999,000 4364 Admirable Drive • Rancho Palos Verdes 4 Bedrooms | 5 Bathrooms | Office | 4000 sq ft | 13,177 sq ft Lot Located on the exclusive cul-de-sac! This spectacular custom 4,000 sq ft home sits over a 13,000+ sq ft lot with amazing views of Catalina Island, Santa Barbara Island, Terranea Resort, Portuguese Bend Beach Club, Point Vicente Lighthouse & unobstructed white water ocean and coastline views. It was extensively remodeled in 1990. Architecturally designed by Russ Barto & hardscaped by Sunset Landscape and includes two greenhouses. The master suite includes a his/hers walk in closet, fireplace, double sinks and jacuzzi tub. Included are two forced air units, central vacuum system, recirculating hot water, three wood burning fireplaces, sound system, dual pain / UV Anderson French doors & windows. The chef’s kitchen is designed for entertaining large parties, including a Subzero refrigerator and freezer, two Bosch dishwashers, commercial Wolf cook top, Thermador stainless steel double stack ovens, dual sink, walk in food pantry, large breakfast area, custom cabinets, granite counters & sound system.

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5 Bedrooms | 4.5 Bathrooms | 4783 sq ft | 7000 sq fot lot | Guest House | Ocean Views Magnificent Mediterranean Hill Section estate home that sits high on one of Manhattan Beach’s finest streets and boasts some of the best panoramic ocean views in the city. Designed by renowned architect Louie Tomaro, this home offers the perfect combination of style, functionality, location and VIEWS. There are five bedrooms including the detached guest/maids quarters and four and a half baths in almost 5,000 square feet of living space. The top floor functions as the main living area with an open layout that takes advantage of the breathtaking and unblockable views that stretch from Malibu to Catalina and beyond. Relax in the two west facing living rooms and enjoy sunsets from the elevated dining room. The gourmet kitchen is stocked with all of the modern bells-and-whistles and opens to a fabulous sunken living area and nice deck to enjoy breakfast outside. The basement level has a wine room, arts and crafts area, and bonus rooms that can be converted to a home theatre, gym or additional living space. The outdoor area is what any entertainer would ask for in a home with a large private courtyard/sports court and fabulous stone terraced patio area with fireplace designed specifically for parties and outdoor fun. An easy stroll to downtown Manhattan Beach, award winning Robinson elementary school, open spaces and the beach! A truly special property in an unparalleled location.

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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.

A wonderful location for growing families, walking distance to the park and greenbelt, close to town, three blocks to the beach plus outstanding ocean views! Over 4500 square feet of living area including four spacious bedrooms, 4.5 baths, two family rooms (ideal for the entertainer with its own bar and 260 bottle wine storage), three fireplaces and a four car garage! On the sunny north side of the charming walkstreet with good sized patio and built-in Viking BBQ.

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Top floor penthouse condominium, corner unit, in stunning, gated resort in Mazatlan. 2,400 square feet inside plus 480 square feet of covered private patio space. Amazing views! Four bedrooms, each with private bathroom, plus powder room. Whole ownership, not fractional or timeshare.

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Estrella del Mar (EDM) is a private, gated residential resort community comprised of 896 tropical acres with 3.4 miles of sandy beachfront! Only 10 minutes from Mazatlan Airport, and about a 2-hour nonstop flight from LAX. EDM features an 18-hole Robert Trent Jones Jr. championship golf course, sea turtle sanctuary, clubhouse and Wyndham hotel. Unit features approx 2,400 sf interior and 480 sf covered private patios with all the bells and whistles, including granite and stone throughout, high-end appliances, and panoramic views from every window. Currently listed at $495K (about $206 psf) for a beachfront condo with high quality finishes inside a gated resort. This unit was delivered new in 2007, one owner. Fully furnished,

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steps from everything in Cabo. Hacienda Beach Club & Residences is a 22-acre, $230 million private beach club and residential community, offering resortlike amenities steps from downtown Cabo San Lucas and located on 1,600 lineal feet of prime beachfront at Medano Beach. Snyder Ins and Fin Svcs Inc Cynthia T Snyder, Agent Insurance Lic#: 0G40480 Bus: 310-546-7803

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ne of the biggest draws to the South Bay for many families with young children is not only the clean beaches where you can learn how to surf before walking, but the top-notch public school system offered in Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach. Each city operates its own school district; Manhattan Beach Unified, Hermosa Beach Unified and Redondo Beach Unified. What’s appealing to many homeowners or those looking to purchase in one of these communities is the fact that school-aged children can attend one of many—not just a singular—award winning public school. Compared across California, most South Bay students are near a school that ranks in the top 9 or 10 for the State. What’s also appealing is providing an excellent education for children without having to seriously budget for private school.

MANHATTAN BEACH Manhattan Beach Unified school district received the esteemed distinction of having been listed in Forbes Magazine’s annual report, “Best Schools for Your Real Estate Buck”, as the Nation’s top performing school district where the median home price is $800,000. Manhattan Beach is listed 6th overall in the United States by the magazine. Manhattan Beach Unified has 5 elementary schools (Pennekamp, Meadows, Pacific, Grandview and Robinson), 1 middle school (Manhattan Beach Middle

School) and one high school (Mira Costa High). Elementary schools scored as high as 965 (out of 1000) in 2010 on California’s Department of Education’s Academic Performance Index (API). The API was established in response to California’s Public Schools Accountability Act of 1999 and it measures the performance and growth of each school. Reports and data files are based on test results of the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program, the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE), and the California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA).

HERMOSA BEACH Hermosa Beach Unified is the smallest of the three Beach Cities Districts and is home to Hermosa View, where all kindergarten through 2nd graders attend school, and Hermosa Valley School, which houses 3rd through 8th grade. 6th through 8th graders are separated from the lower grade levels however they all share one campus. Hermosa Unified does not have its own High School so students have a choice of attending either Mira Costa High in Manhattan Beach or Redondo Union High in South Redondo Beach. Both schools in Hermosa’s District scored in the high 930’s for 2010 and rank 10 of 10 as compared to Los Angeles Unified which ranked 4 of 10.

REDONDO BEACH Redondo Beach Unified is the largest of the three, reflecting the biggest city population and student body population. There are 8 elementary schools, 2 middle schools and 1 High School, as well as a continuation program, independent study and adult school program within the District. 4 of the elementary schools scored in the mid-900s and the remaining 4 scored just under 900 for 2010. Jefferson elementary in North Redondo scored just one point higher than Beryl Elementary in South Redondo at 949 and 948 respectively however, Jefferson reported 444 students in the 2010 API report versus Beryl’s 234 students. North Redondo students in grades 6-8 attend Adams Middle School (API= 859) and South Redondo students attend Parras Middle School (API=911). (Jefferson’s 6th grade program will cease in 2012). In 2008, Redondo Beach residents passed Bond Measure C which included

Two of Ed’s current Sand Section listings are located within just a few steps of Grandview Elementary School which ranks 10 of 10 in the State and boasts an API score of 955.


financing for the elementary and middle school venues in areas such as performing arts and athletics, as well as updating the schools throughout the district with much needed new facilities, such as gymnasiums for the two middle schools, etc. Most of the work has been completed on the various campuses and a visit to the newly updated Redondo Union High School campus will demonstrate how much parents, businesses and citizens are invested in providing an excellent education to their youth.

HOW THE COMMUNITY SAVED OUR SCHOOLS Similarly, Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach are well known for their outstanding Education Foundations which are popularly supported by the community at large. The Manhattan Beach Education Foundation has played a key and central role in supporting the school district with fund-raising efforts which in turn help improve the public school system locally. It supplements teachers and other staff members that the State of California’s educational system will not. At the tune of approximately $4 million annually, it’s safe to say that the MBEF has raised the bar with regards to the public school system as we know it, and is leading the way in proving that a resourceful community can and will invest in their youth if the State will not. All in all, the educational foundations of Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach have single handily saved music and arts programs, as well as teacher’s jobs.

SCHOOLS AND REAL ESTATE A common question and debate in Real Estate is whether good schools have a direct effect on local home prices. Many thorough studies and reports have been recorded to support either side of the argument. A 2007 study published by Harvard University maintains that the difference in mean housing prices located on opposite sides of district boundaries can really only be related to differences in school exam scores only. Researchers saw a 5% increase in primary schools’ test scores associated with a 2.1% increase in housing prices. What I see when taking my clients out shopping for a new home is that those with school aged children base a significant amount of their decision making on what school boundary the home is in. One of the first questions asked when I report in to my client that I found a great value in the market is, “What school boundary it is in?”

Do local Real Estate agents place value on homes based on school zoning when determining listing prices? You will see many times over in property descriptions “located in the [x] school zone”; so yes, it would appear that school relates to home value. The parents of school age children actually place this “value” on location, not the agents. Some educators do a phenomenal job creating a school environment that does indeed seem more attractive than another one. Inevitably this will draw more families into that community, hence raising demand for housing which naturally leads to a reflection in sales prices. Agents will then, of course, advertise the school district or zone, to appeal to the home buyer seeking that opportunity for that specific reason. Residents in the beach cities have a difficult decision to make when it comes to purchasing a home. With so many award winning, highly rated schools to choose from, it’s not always a clear cut decision which home or neighborhood to purchase in. Let’s say you have three comparable homes: one in Manhattan Beach, one in Hermosa Beach and one in Redondo Beach. Each home is within the boundary for a school scoring in the mid-900s, is walking distance to all three levels of school, and each has that bit of an ocean view you have been seeking. With all that being equal, it now it comes down to all the other variables; such as condition of the home, neighboring homes, size of the street, ease of parking, location to conveniences such as everyday shopping, etc., etc.

As a seller, how do you make your home more attractive than the rest to a buyer with school aged children?

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This 3 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom townhome was built in 1999 and offers large rooms, great entertaining spaces, and partial ocean views. It also features a bonus room, 3 stop elevator and parking for up to 6 cars! 4 blocks from the water in the quaint Gaslamp District of the Sand Section.

This home was thoughtfully remodeled inside & expertly blends daily function with an artful interior. Designed to be a low maintenance home, it has an easy to care for large & private outdoor patio area. 2,679 sf, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms + loft area.

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Perched high on the hill, this architecturally unique Golden Hills home offers quality design and finishes throughout. The upstairs “great room” features open living space with high exposed beam ceilings and maple hardwood floors overlooking incredible city/ mountian views as well as sunset/horizon ocean peek views, designed to capture natural light and retain privacy. This beach contemporary includes a beautiful custom kitchen with silestone counter tops, stainless appliances and sleek wood cabinets, a huge master suite with panoramic city views and private balcony, a wonderful master bath with jacuzzi tub and large walk-in shower, a good sized downstairs bedroom/home office with custom built-ins and french doors leading out to the private back patio/yard. The large living and dining areas complete the great room with another outdoor deck and slate fireplace. Conveniently located just steps to the Hermosa and Redondo shops/restaurants. Extra storage areas and parking for four cars (2 garage + 2 parking pad). This is a must see property!

• 3 Bedrooms • 2 1/2 Bathrooms • Built in 2002 • 1,708 Square Foot Home • 2,500 Square Foot Lot • Simply Move-in and Enjoy

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

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Opportunity Knocks! Great Fourplex in the heart of Redondo Beach ◊◊Great for owner user, and or an investor— great cash flow!!! ◊◊All 4 units are Townhouse style units, with balconies. ◊◊All 4 units have legal rooftop decks. ◊◊Owner unit is a 3 bed+2.75 bath completely remodeled in 2011 and never been lived in. ◊◊New kitchen with Stainless Steel appliances, new windows, new floors, and new electrical fireplace in every room. ◊◊The other 3 units are 2 bed+1.25 bath. ◊◊Plenty of parking in 4 different garages and a huge drive way ◊◊NON rent-control building ◊◊Currently 5.2% CAP rate, with upside potential.

Offered at $1,339,000

For more information please contact Rachel at 310.400.0297

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2005 Paseo Del SoL | Palos Verdes Estates 4 Bed | 5 Bath | 5100 Sqft | 14,150 Sqft Lot Breathtaking Louie Tomaro designed estate with spectacular ocean, whitewater, coastline, city, and mountain views an entertainer’s dream

NEW PRICE! $3,100,000

Chris Plank Shorewood Realtors | Cell (310) 849-1530 | Office (310) 546-7561 x443


A sleek contemporary exterior is highlighted by angular mahogany wood features

Photography by Paul Jonason

The home’s rear elevation as seen from the spacious backyard. The curved stairways and center balcony have served as an intimate backdrop for two weddings and numerous parties.

O l d L . A . r e i n c a r n at e d : A m o d e r n - d ay r e m o d e l r e v i v e s t h e 1 9 2 0 s by Pamela Corante-Hansen

Years ago, Debra Terrell would hop into her car and drive for hours through the old neighborhoods of Los Angeles — Beverlywood, Hancock Park, Cheviot Hills — gazing at 1920s Spanish Colonial Revival homes. Stately residences with redclay roofs, wrought-iron detailing and colorful tile work seemed to call out to her, evoking a period when elegant living and superior craftsmanship were the norm in Los Angeles. “My whole life I’ve wanted a 1920s Spanish home,” Terrell says, “but my budget couldn’t afford a renovated original.” So she did what any sensible person would do. She called a real estate agent and gave him very specific directions. “Find me a dump,” Terrell recalls. “That’s what I told him. Because what I do is I look at the bones [of a house].” An interior designer and owner of Debra Terrell Designs, Terrell cringes as she describes the day her agent showed her the 1949 ranch-style house in Palos Verdes Estates that she and her husband Don would purchase and eventually turn into their dream home. The pungent smell of animal waste permeated the main living level. Some of the windows had been painted shut. But it wasn’t until she went to the backyard and looked at the rear of the house that something clicked. “I said, ‘This is it.’ The agent said, ‘Are you kidding me?’” Terrell recounts. The back elevation of the home boasts a spacious massing that is not at all apparent

from the modest proportions of the front of the house. Having spent countless hours poring over stacks of coffee table books on Spanish Colonial Revival homes, Terrell saw the potential for a rebuilt Revival-style house that precisely mirrored its 1920s counterparts. To make her vision a reality, Terrell turned to architect Miles Pritzkat of Pritzkat & Johnson Architects in Redondo Beach. Pritzkat notes that maintaining the home’s modest front elevation was a priority for Terrell. “We didn’t want it to look like a huge house in the middle of all these older homes in the neighborhood,” he says. “At the same time, we wanted to open things up to add volume.” Inspired by architects George Washington Smith and Wallace Neff — two pioneers of classic Spanish Colonial Revival style — Pritzkat began drawing plans for a remodel. The goal: To recreate the typical architectural features of that period, yet avoid falling into the super-sized, 21st century Tuscan-Mediterranean mansion cliché. The result is a home so rich in subtle yet significant period detail that a visitor feels as if they’ve stepped into an exclusive resort, circa 1928. Dark wood ceiling beams, graceful curved archways, narrow-plank wood floors and brilliant hand-painted tile evoke the interior flourishes of landmark Spanish Colonial Revival homes such as George Washington Smith’s Casa del Herrero (House of the Blacksmith) in Montecito

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A sitting room off the main entrance invites visitors to gather informally. The doorway in the back of the room leads to the home’s original kitchen, now a mudroom.

Two-hundred year old decorative elements grace kitchen cabinets. Most appliances are hidden behind hand-crafted doors. Antique chandeliers add an elegant touch

and the Adamson House in Malibu, which is where Terrell and her husband Don were married. Inside, the walls are hand-finished plaster. No drywall was used in order to provide an authentic, old-world feel. Pritzkat notes that no two ceilings in the home are alike. Each room has a raised, vaulted ceiling or wood beams, much like traditional Spanish Revival homes. And what began as a fascination with a small, 200-year-old door from an Egyptian manor became an entire collection of vintage Egyptian doors that now adorn virtually each room in the house. The first door, which now leads into the wine cellar, was restored by an Oregon artist who also refinished the other antique doors. Repurposed antiques in some of the rooms add to the sense that the home has existed for 90 or more years. What was once a peddler’s rolling trunk from Indonesia now serves as a colorful vanity in a bathroom adjacent to the guest bedroom. Terrell describes her frustration at being told by various contractors that the cart could not be converted into a cabinet because it opened from the top. “I finally found someone who said he could make a door out of the front panel. He was amazing.” Finding contractors and vendors who were willing to work with a home design that was anything but cookie-cutter proved to be a challenge. As an example, Terrell’s antique Egyptian doors were of irregular proportions and shapes. “This means you have to build custom door frames to accommodate narrower doors or thicker, heavier doors,” Pritzkat remarks. But this made hiring the right craftsmen especially sweet, and in some cases, added a colorful twist to the

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In the main living room, period decorations and antique furnishings create an environment reminiscent of an elegant 1920s resort.

character of the remodeled house. A window on the landing that leads to the home’s upper level looks out on the terra cotta tile roof. “I love looking at this roof,” Don Terrell says. Each tile was crafted the same way they were made centuries ago. “The roof tiles were hand-formed over the thigh of the workman,” Pritzkat notes, “so each tile is slightly irregular. You could see Mexican newspapers stuck to the back of some of the tiles, because the worker would put newspaper on his leg and then mold the clay over it.” On this same landing, three striking stained glass panels bear the family crests of Terrell’s Italian ancestors, husband Don’s forebears, and the shield of the Scottish clan Cameron, the first name of the couple’s 12-year-old son. Although each panel could easily pass for an early twentieth century artifact, they were created for the home by a Catholic nun who makes stained glass for churches. “It’s a very old process and she is the only person our glass vendor knew who could do it,” Terrell says. The original home’s upper wing was added in the 1970s and comprised cramped bedrooms and low ceilings. Pritzkat raised the ceilings, added a master suite and bath, and converted two small bedrooms into the son’s room, also with its own bath. Both rooms enjoy a view of the lush curtain of foliage created by the eucalyptus and palm trees that line the rear perimeter of the property. “We used to live in the Hollywood Riviera and we had a huge view,” Terrell says. “When we moved here we had to give it up, but now we have a park-like view — I feel like I’m in a tree house.” The tree house feeling was apparent even in the original home’s tiny kitchen — now a mudroom —

which Terrell recalls had only one electrical outlet. “When we first lived here [before the remodel], we’d have friends over and I’d be here cooking. I could look out the window and see everyone down below. I’d wave to them and feel connected, even from up here.” Her fondness for that time was such that she asked Pritzkat to keep two tiny ventilation windows — each about the size of a standard business envelope — in the remodel. “Every time I look at those little windows, I think back on our first years in this house and all the memories we created for our son.” Pritzkat and Terrell agree that keeping some original features during a remodel builds positive karma and pays tribute to a home’s past. “Those touches give a home character,” Pritzkat says. In addition to honoring the house itself, the Terrells and Pritzkat sought to respect the integrity of the neighborhood. “We wanted to keep the proportions and not mess with the massing too much,” Pritzkat notes. Sensitive to the city’s stringent building codes, the Terrells decided to seek the input of the neighborhood. “We had a ‘Whine and Cheese’ party and invited the neighbors over to look at the plans,” Terrell recalls. No concerns were raised, the remodel went seamlessly, and as a bonus, the couple forged close bonds with their neighbors. It’s been a while since Terrell cruised Los Angeles neighborhoods staring longingly at 1920s Spanish Revival homes. But her passion for the style is perhaps more intense than ever. “I tell people that I was a flapper in a past life. I relate to that time period. I’ll see old photos and I feel like I’ve been around those people.”

Hand-painted tiles with custom colors selected by Terrell grace the stairway leading to the bedroom level and echo authentic designs found in classic 1920s and 1930s Spanish Colonial Revival homes

An indoor/outdoor bar was inspired by a similar design feature at the Adamson House in Malibu

The formal dining room looks out on the lush backyard foliage



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544 3rd Street, Manhattan Beach Beautiful new Cape Cod home with 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and approximately 3,800 square feet on a 2,700 square foot lot. Located in the highly desirable south end Sand Section of Manhattan Beach, this property features many luxury upgrades including a gourmet kitchen, wine cellar, media room, tongue and groove ceilings, wainscoting and 3 car garage with a natural gas pumping station.

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

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5 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms 4,107 Sq.Ft. (per Assessor) 21,080 Sq.Ft. lot (per Assessor) * Openness & illumination of natural light * Attached 3 car garage * Built in Pool & outdoor grill island * Pristine landscaping

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1801 South Catalina S. Redondo Beach 90277

Beautifully maintained and upgraded home with peek of ocean view from backyard on almost 3/4 acre of flat, fenced land. The Master Suite offers spacious bedroom, walk-in closet, full bath and private office with additional closet. Hardwood floors and carpeted flooring. Guest room and 3/4 bath off entertaining rooms with traditional bedroom wing with Master Suite plus two additional bedrooms in separate wing. Kitchen has separate pantry, eat-in kitchen with ocean view and separate laundry facility.

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Kim Howard Realtor, CDPE 310-951-2745


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1648 Via Arriba, Palos Verdes Estates 3 Bedrooms / 2 ½ Bathrooms / 3024 Sq. Ft. Home (BTV) / 7450 Sq. Ft. Lot (BTV)

Call for current price Awesome, commanding panoramic ocean, whitewater, “Queen’s Necklace” view from this rare Spanish home, located in most desired lower Malaga Cove. A dramatic floor plan lends itself to both privacy and family time. Soaring, beamed ceilings with 3 original stained glass windows, plus 2 quatre-foil windows in upstairs bedrooms. The great room has a wall of windows encompassing the view. Two extra rooms lend themselves for a media room, office, hobby, playroom or to suit your lifestyle. Decorative wrought iron and Spanish tile stair lifters add to the Spanish charm of this home.

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853 9th Street - Hill Section, Manhattan Beach

Immaculately polished home built by Matt Morris Development perched high on the 9th Street Hill combines smart sophistication with casual comforts for the finest family living. Enter through the iron gate into the lush tree cluster with rose bushes, pass the stacked stone fountain into a lovely home that exudes quality.

LYNNE LEAR Off Market Specialist Shorewood Realtors 310-779-1723

On two levels you will find: 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, gourmet kitchen featuring granite counter tops walk-in pantry & butlers’ pantry, rich dark wide plank floors, 3 fireplaces, extra large and elegant master suite, separate play/ media room, stacked stone from entrance carries to backyard with custom built-in BBQ area & brand new “Spool” water feature. Enjoy central air conditioning, brand new master closet re-do, brand new iron front door with glass opening, fine drapery throughout, custom designed landscaping at every turn, home alarm system, 3 car garage with direct access. Gorgeous! 4,233 sq. ft. of living space on a 6300 sq. ft. lot (buyer to verify). On top of the world location on the hill makes for breathtaking mountain and city views.


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Terri Dunn 310.710.9770

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Offered at $24,900,000 This is your opportunity to build a dream beach house right on the ocean at the best beach in Los Angeles--Manhattan Beach

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510 N. Poinsettia Avenue | Manhattan Beach Custom Built Ocean View Home | Hill Section Manhattan Beach | 5 Bed & 5 Bath Approx. 4300 sq ft & Approx. 6500 sq ft Lot (Buyer to Verify) Timeless & Not to be Missed!

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BEVERLY HILLS 9454 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 600 Beverly Hills, CA 90212 Phone: 310-205-0050 Fax: 310-559-5587

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

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

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

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

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

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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. NEW PRICE! $1,599,000


2300 Maple Ave #112 Torrance Upgraded “Chatelaine” Townhouse 3 BR, 3 full Baths, 1713 Sq.Ft

Gorgeous Torrance Townhome! 3 bd/2.5ba 1592 SqFt. Townhome with two car (direct access) garage. This home’s stellar location near beaches, stores, and restaurants allows for life to be simple and “car” free if you so choose. HOA fee $187 per month!


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Classic Living in East Manhattan Beach 1622 10th Street | Listed for $1,525,000

7500 Sq. Ft. Lot.

Fabulous entertaining single family home on a 7,500 sq ft lot, built in 1985 with over 3,400 sq ft

backyard - with outdoor

of living space including a formal living room, formal dining room, family room, large game room

fireplace, pool and spa.

5 Bedrooms. 4 upstairs 1 downstairs. Beautiful hardscaped

and office plus 4 bedrooms (one on main floor) and 3.5 bathrooms.

Sheri Fejeran 310.702.6999 CA DRE Lic 01217478 “The market changes... our VALUES don’t!” W W W. P V H O M E S . C O M

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602 El Redondo, Redondo Beach Just listed on a tree lined street in the heart of South Redondo Beach with panoramic vistas of the neighborhood and city lights! Gleaming hardwood floors throughout this immaculate 2 bedroom 1 bath home! The rear bedroom features a stone fireplace, skylight and sitting area with French doors opening to the rear yard!

Offered at $629,000

618 S. Broadway #B, Redondo Beach Private rear home, one of ‘2-on-a-lot’ in one of the best South Redondo Locations! 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, approximately 2448 sq. ft.! Open floor plan, ideal for entertaining or enjoying your family! Travertine entry with sweeping staircase! Gleaming hardwood flooring in the living & dining rooms!

Offered at $1,099,000

5502 Sunnyview St. South Torrance 4 bedrooms, 1 ¾ baths in a prime location! Approximately 1236 sq. ft. on a 6871 sq. ft. lot! Double detached garage! Roof is approximately 2 ½ years new! Copper plumbing! Great starter home! Award winning schools! Includes refrigerator, stove, washer and dryer!

FABULOUS SEASCAPE III PENTHOUSE WITH BREATHTAKING VIEWS! 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 at $569,000

Tina & Lynda

Mickey Turner

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HARBOR, CITY & OCEAN VIEW HOME 3 bedroom 2.5 bath, approx 2,900 sq ft, Completely Remodeled Panoramic Views. Crownview Dr, Rancho Palos Verdes $1,149,000


BEST OF VIEWS 3 bedroom 3.5 bath, approx 2,400 sq ft Home with Panoramic Views, Pool and open floorplan that is great for entertaining. 2 Coach Rd, Rancho Palos Verdes $1,199,000


MAGNIFICENT VIEW HOME with approx 2,500 sq ft, 3 bedroom 2.5 baths. 3545 Starline Dr, Rancho Palos Verdes $1,050,000


EASTVIEW AREA HOME 4 bedroom 2.5 bath, located in a cul-de-sac, family room and pool. Priced Right!!! 27601 Alvesta Pl, Rancho Palos Verdes $699,900

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Spectacular Italian Villa with Panoramic Ocean Views!

Hampton Style Home with Amazing Ocean Views!

This gated Estate which sits upon a spectacular site on Palos Verdes Peninsula with 180

Fabulous custom built Estate which offers luxurious bright & airy living. Beautiful formal entry w/

degree ocean views is a popular locale for film & commercial shoots. The f/ plan is perfect for

custom designed wood floors. Formal Dining Room has vaulted wood beam ceilings and French Doors

entertaining guests on a grand or cozy scale. Highlights include a 2 story pantry / kitchen,

that open to the lush backyard w/Catalina views as well as a pool and spa. Spacious kitchen with top of

paneled library with secret door, wine cellar, an elevator and dumbwaiter, a 2 story great

the line appliances; office with an ocean view. Large family room has a fireplace and high ceilings. The

hall & large master suite.

formal Living Room w/fireplace and French doors that open to the backyard as well.


5 BD & 6.5 BA ~ 8,610 SF ~ 1.8 ACRE LOT



5 BD & 9.5 BA ~ 11,346 SF ~ 1.12 ACRES



Amazing Panoramic Ocean, City and Harbor Views!

Hill Section Southwestern Style Home

Reduced by a million dollars!! WOW at under $300 per /SF this is the lowest price per SF view

Fabulous ocean views and tremendous potential to upgrade this beautiful home. Light, bright,

house in the area! Situated on the very top of Crownview Drive this home offers panoramic,

open, and spacious f/ plan w/ wood beam ceilings mostly throughout. Large kitchen leads to an

unobstructed ocean & city light views from Malibu all the way to the Harbor. Entry hall with

open family room w/ hardwood floors & an inviting fireplace. Large office off master suite and

marble floors, gourmet kitchen with a centre island, granite counter tops and double ovens.

master suite has large deck. Pool with cabana.

7 BD & 7.5 BA ~ 7,587 SF ~ 34,950 SF LOT

8 BD & 7.5 BA ~ 7000 SF ~ 10,505 SF LOT



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Palos Verdes Estates Custom Home w/ Ocean & City Light Views!

Palos Verdes Estates Queen’s Necklace View!

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

6 BD & 5.5 BA ~ 5,958 sq. ft. on 20,510 sq. ft. lot

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




Rancho Palos Verdes Beautiful Mediterranean Custom Home

Palos Verdes Estates Brand New Home in Lunada Bay

Palos Verdes Estates Home with Panoramic Ocean Views

5 BD & 5.5 BA ~ 5,810 sq. ft. on 20,217 sq. ft. lot

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

5 BD & 5 BA ~ 5,679 sq. ft. on 11,151 sq. ft. lot




Rancho Palos Verdes Ocean Bluff Home w/ Views

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Palos Verdes Estates Mediterranean Villa w/ Ocean Views

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

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

5 BD & 5.5 BA ~ 5,492 sq, ft, on 20,020 sq. ft. lot





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Rolling Hills Prime 9.2 Acre Lot With Views!

Rolling Hills Mediterranean Home with Ocean Views

5 BD & 6.5 BA ~ 8,000 sq. ft. on 4.39 acre lot

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

5 BD / 5.5 BA 6,994 sq. ft. on 28,357 acre lot




Rancho Palos Verdes Gorgeous View Home

Redondo Beach Beach Front Income Property

Hermosa Beach Rare Opportunity Hermosa Hill Section

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

3 BD & 1 BA x 1 unit ~ 2 BD & 1 BA x 3 units ~ 3,690 sq.ft.

3 BD & 3 BA ~ 1,908 sq.ft. on 9,155 sq.ft. lot




Manhattan Beach New Construction in the Tree Section!

Manhattan Beach Gorgeous New Home in Tree Section

Manhattan Beach New Mediterranean Custom Home

5 BD & 4.5 BA ~ 3,200 sq. ft. on 4,640 sq. ft. lot

5 BD & 4.5 BA ~ 3,200 sq.ft. on 4,480 sq.ft. lot

5 BD & 4.5 BA ~ 3,200 sq. ft. ~ 4,643 sq. ft. living space.





Rolling Hills French Normandy w/ Ocean Views!

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Leave the stress of the city behind and find peaceful seclusion in this custom built home situated on over 180 acres of land! Close enough to the city (just 3 hours from LA) to be your weekend retreat where you can enjoy magnificent mountain views, relax and rejuvenate as you ride horses, hike, hunt, explore. Here you will find ‘Floweridge Ranch’ located in a picturesque setting with lots of trees, creek, spring, horse and ranch facilities. The custom 3 bedroom home features quality touches throughout such as dual paned Anderson windows, Sub Zero refrigerator, wood-burning stove/fire, ground floor bedroom and bathroom and 2 additional upstairs bedrooms with their own private full bathrooms. Bonus/craft/reading room off the master, jacuzzi tub in Master Bath, attached 2-car garage, workshop, and lots of storage. Edison power lines, phone lines, productive private water well. This impeccable estate boasts all of the amenities and creature comforts there are to be had on beautifully developed and well maintained private land.

DRE # 01339473

Offered at $585,000

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819 10th Street, Manhattan Beach Stunning contemporary Hill Section home on an oversized 10,500 sq ft lot (70X150). Designed by KAA this 4600 square foot masterpiece epitomizes the Coastal Luxury lifestyle.The main house features 4 bedrooms & 3.5 baths, formal living room with fireplace, dining area, family room with fireplace and wine/storage area.There is a chef’s kitchen with top of the line stainless steel appliances.The dining area has seating for 10 and overlooks the backyard/pool area. Upstairs to the master retreat you find his/hers walk-in closets, a large master bedroom with views & a connected office/exercise area with balcony.The expansive entertainment Terrace with fire pit is off the large family room and is a wonderful area to entertain a large group, dine al fresco or relax & take in the views. Rear yard features a solar heated saltwater pool, water feature & attached jacuzzi. Separate pool/guest house also designed by KAA with private bath and a wet bar is a stunning design feature in itself with nano doors offering poolside indoor/outdoor entertaining.The pool house can also be used as an office, extra family room, guest house or a rec room for pool table. Large 4-car garage w/security gate and large secured pad for extra parking. Opportunity to add-on to upper level.


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DRE: 01116110

3410 Hermosa Ave., Hermosa Beach

41 Nantasket, Rancho Palos Verdes

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

Architectural masterpiece by acclaimed Morphosis design team Thom Mayne & Michael Rotondi 4000+ Square Feet 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths

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




904 Highview Avenue, Manhattan Beach

130 19th Street, Manhattan Beach

2108 Thorley Rd., Palos Verdes Estates

A Manhattan Beach Modern Landmark, Dramatic U-Shaped Floorplan, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, Custom Steel Truss Beams, Panoramic Ocean Views

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

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




329 19th Street, Manhattan Beach

6 El Concho Lane, Rolling Hills

627 Monterey Pine Rd., Mammoth Lakes

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

3 Bedrooms, 3 Bath Country Estate Entertainer’s Back Yard with Pool, Spa & Gazebo Magnificent City, Coastline & Canyon Views Direct Access to Trails

5 Bedrooms, 5 Baths Direct access to Mammoth Mountain from the Front Door, Stunning 270* View of the Mountain, 2 Master Suites with Walk-In Closets,Walk to Town, Shops & Restaurants






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Offered at: $885,000 421 Via Colusa, Torrance 4 bed / 1 3/4 bath / 1,595 sq ft. Gorgeous, remodeled Riviera home near Riviera Elementary and Rocketship Park

Offered at: $749,000

Offered at: $1,575,000 335 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

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 Cell: 310.892.6016 Office: 310.378.9494

1711 Camino de la Costa, Redondo Beach

DRE 01317822

3 Bed / 2 Baths / 1,641 sq ft Beautifully remodeled condo just steps from the beach

Offered at: $729,000

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