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October 22, 2010

“ fRollsRoyceBuiltHomes… I TheySimplyCouldNotSurpass theEleganceofthisCustomHome”

Offered by Lida Sandera, South Bay Brokers
Check the details on p7

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

Robert Freedman
310-291-7779
Nearly Completed New Construction
121 9th Street, Manhattan Beach
#1 at RE/MAX Manhattan Beach for over 25 years running
Contemporary oceanview masterpiece, one house from the Strand on one of the most desirable south-of-the-pier walkstreets. Designed by Michael Lee and Associates and developed by Villa d’Arte Development, features include 4 bedrooms, 4½ baths, huge indoor-outdoor deck and unblockable panaoramic, sand and whitewater views.

Offered at $6,700,000 Call for Information

www.LetFreedmanRing.com

Mediterranean Beach Home
345 29th Street, Hermosa Beach
This unique, desirable home is perfectly situated just a few short blocks to the Beach, Valley Park and award winning restaurants. Perched near the top of the hill, there are panoramic hillside views into Hermosa and Manhattan Beach, and some ocean views as well. Leave the cars in the oversized garage on the weekend - you are at the Beach! • Built in 1999 and nicely upgraded with nearly 3,600 Square Feet of three level luxury • 4 bedrooms and 4.5 Baths, including Large Master suite with opulent travertine bathroom and furniture grade walk-in closet • Fantastic floor plan with distinctive Living Room , Dining Room and Wine Room that can accommodate a lot of family and guests • Great Room with Island Kitchen, Breakfast Nook and Family Room with Double sided fireplace • Beautiful Zen-gym (converted bedroom)

Offered at $1,870,122

Hill Section Family Home
952 11th Street, Manhattan Beach
This gorgeous home built in the Spanish Revival style by Sexton Homes and customized by the current owner during construction sits on a 50 X 150 lot and offers a stunning one-of-a-kind floor plan with dramatic interior space. • Nearly 5,100 Square feet of Living Space • 5 Bedrooms 4.5 Baths • Soaring 2-story Living Room • Additional Upstairs Family Room (could be 6th bedroom) • Magnificent Master Suite with South facing lounging deck overlooking the yard • Opulent Master Bath with steam shower and custom deco tiles • Built in 2004 but looks brand new – REALLY! • 3-car attached garage

Offered at $2,495,122 See all the listings at www.LetFreedmanRing.com

3004 Via La Selva Palos Verdes Estates
• Highly sought-after “Grove” section of the Valmonte area of Palos Verdes Estates • 4 bedrooms, 3½ bathrooms • 3,049 sq.ft. family home • French doors & pastoral views throughout • Vaulted ceilings in family room & dining rooms • Kitchen has all new granite counters; stone back splash & stainless steel appliances • 1st floor master bedroom suite has serene views and a gorgeous new bathroom

Newly Priced to Sell at $1,549,000 www.PalosVerdesLiving.com

Maureen Megowan
310.541.6416
PVAgent.com

Take a seat. I’ll do the rest.

mmegowan.activerain.com

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Enchanting Mediterranean Villa with stunning views

what’s inside…
on the Cover 
Discover the ‘Rolls Royce’ of homes in Manhattan Beach, offered at $5,250,000 by Lida Sandera at South Bay Brokers

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Publisher’s Muse 
Where’s your locale?

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Feature Profile 
A look inside the Hermosa Beach digs of former NHL great and two-time Stanley Cup winner Marty McSorley

home of the Week 
Explore this week’s prestigious Peninsula view home offered at $1,575,000 by Steve & Ceci Watts

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Check the current trends in the local real estate market

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re/MaX eXeCS Robert Freedman . . . . . . . 2-3 Maureen Megowan . . . . . . . 5 Neda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 gary Latourette. . . . . . . . . . 8 Carol adams . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Ralph Manuel . . . . . . . . . . .27 Watts & associates, steve & Ceci Watts . . . 20-21 ShoreWooD realtorS shorewood Realtors . . . . . . 9 Ed Kaminsky . . . . . . . . . 10-11 steve santos . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Kevin Pratt . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Chris Plank . . . . . . . . . . 12-13 Ken adam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 tim Corbett . . . . . back Cover South Bay BrokerS Lida sandera . . . . . .Cover & 7 Jack gillespie . . . . . . . . 18-19

Spaces 
Designer Amanda Coscina’s advice on outdoor furniture
This gorgeous estate property built in 2007 has over 5600 sqft. of living space with all major rooms opening to the panoramic ocean and “Queen’s Necklace” Views. Built to perfection, impeccable attention to detail. This private, serene and tranquil beauty has been made with superior quality, custom workmanship and beautiful touches throughout. Unique and stylish custom hardwood floors and an abundance of natural light enhance the open floor plan of this immaculate home. A spectacular dream kitchen that has it all—including vaulted ceilings that extends into the adjoining great room and separate dining area. Very spacious master suite with vaulted ceilings, floor-to-ceiling French doors, huge walk-in closets, master bath with separate shower and spa tub looking out to the views. Amenities also include elevator, flat grassy yard and lower play area, gazebo, fruit trees, garden, and three-car garage.

Bank oF aMeriCa Victor samaan . . . . . . . . . . . 8 BeaCh City BrokerS gary Elminoufi . . . . . . . . . 29 ColDWell Banker Jane angel . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Linda Cavette . . . . . . . . . . 22 Rae Lord . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-25 keller WilliaMS Jeannie Penner-Mor . . . . . .17 Malaga Bank  4

Absolutely magnificent. What a gracious invitation to live in your dream home. Offered at 3,950,000 For all showings and inquiries, please contact

MattuCCi real eState aurelio Mattucci . . . . . . . . 28 tJ Parker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 PeninSula SotheBy’S Kerry dawson . . . . . . . . . . 33 gerard bisignano. . . . . . 34-35
     

Neda
310.463.6889

Neda@remaxpv.com
#00925205

63 Malaga Cove Plaza Palos Verdes Estates

PuBliSher Warren J dow Creative DireCtor Leeann Nelson ContriButing PhotograPher Paul Jonason ContriButing WriterS

Pamela Corante-hansen, editorial@southbaydigs.com amanda Coscina, spaces@southbaydigs.com

South Bay Digs, 2554 Via Tejon, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274 Office: 310-373-0142 • Fax: 310-373-3493 • www.SouthBayDigs.com • Twitter: @SouthBayDigs
South Bay Digs magazine is published every other Friday by m3 Media, LLC. Reproduction in any form or by any means is strictly prohibited without the prior written consent from m3 Media LLC. The Publisher and advertisers are not responsible or liable for misinformation, misprints, or typographical errors. All advertised properties are subject to prior sale or withdrawal without notice. Real estate advertised in this publication is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act. M3 Media will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis. Any and all submissions to this publication become the property of m3 Media, LLC and may be used in any media. To our readers: South Bay Digs Magazine welcomes your feedback and encourages reader response to our editorial features. Please send your letters to the Publisher at 2554 Via Tejon, Palos Verdes Estates, CA. 90274 or via email to wdow@southbaydigs.com. Please include your name and contact information. Letters may be published and we reserve the right to edit. adverTising: For inquiries, please contact Publisher Warren Dow at 310-473-0142. subscripTions: Subscriptions are $26 per year. Subscribe by email: contact@southbaydigs.com or via phone: 310-373-0142. © 2010 m3 Media, LLC. All rights reserved.

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ON THE COVER

222 17 Street, Manhattan Beach
Brilliant architecture and warm contemporary design. Spectacular views of the ocean from Malibu to Palos Verdes, Manhattan Beach Pier and romantic sunsets! Only steps to beach and downtown. Walk street with gaslamp lighting. Built in 2008-2009, 4300 Sqft. 4-car garage, elevator, exquisite finishing and fixtures set this home above it all… Offered at $5,250,000

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Lida Sandera
Realtor
Lida.sandera@southbaybrokers.com 310-721-3196 • www.HomesbyLida.com
DRE# 00872021

533 24th Street Manhattan Beach $1,095,000 2640 Hermosa Avenue #5 Hermosa Beach $650,000

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What’s your locale?

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SELLING HOMES IN THE SOUTH BAY SINCE 1985

’m humbled by the positive reaction our “little” has magazine received in the local marketplace—it’s a validation of the power of print when you give a specific segment of the market, in this case real estate, something that’s truly “all theirs.” South Bay Digs was created for the local real estate community as a platform to discover, explore and connect. Having the opportunity to meet so many dynamic people, all different and unique in their own way, has been a privilege. Real estate in the South Bay is truly dynamic—each city has its own “micro neighborhoods” within it. Ever been to “New York Hill” in Palos Verdes? What about the “Hill Section” in Manhattan Beach? Real “ ecanevade W estate is local – this is why! The diversity reality,butwe cannotevadethe in architectural styles in each beach city is consequencesof amazing—from “tall and skinny” at the beach to sprawling ranch on the hill in Palos Verdes evadingreality” —ayn Rand and everything in between. (Russian born american Don’t miss this issue’s feature profile on Writer and Novelist, 1905-1982) former NHL Hockey star and Hermosa Beach resident Marty McSorley as we check out his amazing ‘digs’ on the Strand. Designed by Grant Kirkpatrick at KAA Design Group, it’s a fine example of the distinctive architectural styles that define the South Bay. Enjoy! —Warren J Dow, Publisher

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Customized mortgage solutions… one Customer at a time.

wdow@southbaydigs.com 310-373-0142

It’s About You.

1720 South Elena, Redondo Beach 310-422-3339 • victor.samaan@bankofamerica.com
Bank of America, N.A., Member FDIC Equal Housing Lender © 2010 Bank of America Corporation. Credit and collateral are subject to approval. Terms and conditions apply. This is not a commitment to lend. Programs, rates, terms and conditions are subject to change without notice.

Victor Samaan

As a former teacher, I understand the importance of being a trusted advisor and knowledgeable resource for the community. My consultative approach to real estate is results-oriented with a laser focus on realizing your objectives.
I’m committed to earning your business.

Gary E. LaTourette
Real Estate Consultant
DRE#01424026

62 Malaga Cove Plaza Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Cell: 310.503.7408 Office: 310.378.9494 Fax: 310.373.3427
GaryLt@pvexecs.com Search the MLS at GaryLt.com
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Community. Strength. Independence.
Shorewood Realtors is one of the top five largest real estate firms in Los Angeles County and in the top 58 nationally. We are the South Bay’s oldest and largest independently owned real estate firm, with humble beginnings in 1969 to today having seven offices and more than 350 realtors serving the beach cities. Our highly-trained real estate agents will make your home sale or purchase a seamless, trouble-free transaction— this is how we define our success.

Experience the difference.

h e r m o s a b e a c h 950 Artesia Blvd. h e r m o s a b e a c h 986 Artesia Blvd. e l s e g u n d o 431 Main St. m a n h a t t a n b e a c h 917 Manhattan Beach Blvd. m a n h a t t a n b e a c h 3300 Highland Ave. p a l o s v e r d e s e s t a t e s 16 Malaga Cove r e d o n d o b e a c h 1009 Torrance Blvd.

310.376.8871 310.406.2020 310.322.4900 310.545.8401 310.546.7561 310.698.1555 310.316.8464

HOME OWNERS…
Reach qualified buyers directly
In today’s real estate market, it’s not enough to ‘PUSH’ your home listing out to the market via the MLS and hope a buyer finds your property. As the leading Real Estate Team in the South Bay, we have developed a strategic ‘PULL’ Marketing System that targets qualified buyers who want the inside track on a predefined inventory of properties that are currently for sale or coming on the market soon. We ‘PULL’ targeted buyers in the market and connect them directly to the targeted properties they want.

Pre-Certified Buyers  
Generally, pre-certified buyers are buyers who are new to the market. They have taken steps to contact an agent and begin the pre-qualification process. They are actively visiting open houses and searching for homes on the Internet. They still need to gain a prequalification letter from a lender and most are still narrowing their search criteria.

PreCertified

Certified Buyers
These buyers have been pre-QUALIFIED by our staff and also a lender. They have narrowed their search and are sometimes out looking at properties with an agent and sometimes visiting Open Houses on their own. They have a good sense of the market and what is available to them. If they found the right property, they would be committed to getting approval through a lender and would write an offer right away.

Certified
861 10th Street, Manhattan Beach
This is a gorgeous Craftsman style home built in 2001 by Shaar Homes, with impeccable attention to detail throughout! A dutch door entryway opens to high, dramatic ceilings & a grand, spiral stairway. The formal living room steps down to a stately dining room with a shared fireplace. There is a Butler pantry with an additional walk-in pantry, and that all opens to an impressive chef ’s kitchen, which adjoins the bright and light family room. There is a breakfast area and direct yard access from the family room. A second stairway on the back of the house offers access to the upstairs. There is built-in library shelving in the main hall. A full guest suite is found on the main level. Four other bedrooms are located upstairs, plus a full laundry room AND a bonus office/study with a private fireplace! The master bath has a HUGE walk in closet with custom organizers. All bedrooms have en suite baths with custom tile detail. Skylights and high ceilings add depth and light throughout. 3-car garage! The large, private yard is expertly landscaped and finished with $2,699,000 a gas fire-pit and a custom BBQ area.

Platinum Certified Buyers
These are our most qualified buyers. They know exactly what they are looking for and have been actively looking at properties with an agent. They have seen most properties on the MLS already. They have been pre-APPROVED by a lender; funds & credit have been verified. If ALL CASH, funds have been verified. Ready to buy today.

PLATINUM CerTIfIed

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Room for a pool!

1310 11th Street, Manhattan Beach
You get sooo much house with this great value! SIX bedrooms + a den + an office loft and a POOL sized yard! The double door entry opens to a two-story formal entryway. 25’ ceilings are found in the formal living room and there is a formal dining room with a Butler pantry and a walk-in pantry. The HUGE kitchen has a large breakfast area AND a bonus, eat-in counter. The kitchen adjoins the family room; family room has a fireplace & opens to a large, low maintenance yard with a built in BBQ center, custom water feature and a built-in gas fire pit. A full guest suite is on the main level. A bonus den with a fireplace is also on the main level. There are two entrances from the house to the three-car garage! A winding staircase opens to the huge master suite that has a balcony, vaulted ceilings, fireplace and a gorgeous master bath that has claw-foot tub and his/ hers custom vanity areas. The remaining bedrooms are also very large and three of them have walk-in closets. One is being used as 2nd office now. One of the upper bedrooms has its own entry hall and separate bathroom. There’s MORE . . . a bonus office/loft area is also upstairs! Other bonuses include a laundry/ utility room, central vacuum system, plantation shutters & a 3-car garage. $1,749,000 Award winning schools are all nearby!

310 N Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach
This classic turn-of-the-century Craftsman beach cottage is ZONED COMMERCIAL, so it’s the perfect opportunity to live in a South Redondo house at a great price, OR run a business out of the location, OR both! It has a HUGE, bonus studio/workroom off the garage and a private backyard. The house has preserved its charm and vintage detail through the years. It boasts gleaming wood floors, beautiful built-ins around the working fireplace, a built in sideboard area, a delightful breakfast nook, antique hardware and glass throughout, as well as original Craftsman cabinetry and wood encased windows and doorways; it still even has picture rails in each room! There is a bonus sun-room/entryway and a mud-room off the kitchen with an added pantry and overhead storage space. There are built-in linen cabinets and added bench storage in the breakfast nook. For an earlier home, this one in particular has lots of well-planned bonus storage space, down to the built in dresser/vanity in the bathroom. There is a deep one-car garage, which could fit 2 compact cars parking tandem; laundry hookups are in the garage. For commercial consideration, it is in a high visibility location with good foot traffic from neighboring Starbucks, public $549,000 library, schools, Whole Foods shopping center and more.

unsurpassed Panoramic ocean views forever
4 Bed | 3.5 Bath | 3300 sQft. | Great rooM | Bonus rooM

Unblockable panoramic ocean & sunset views from Palos Verdes to Malibu year-round from this exquisitely remodeled 3300+ square foot home located in the prestigious “Hill Section” of Manhattan Beach. A great VALUE at $591 Sqft versus 90266 average of $698 Sqft!
219 n dianthus st, Manhattan Beach 90266 $1,949,000

Chris Plank
Shorewood Realtors Cell 310-849-1530 Office 310-546-7561 x443 Email: ChrisPlank@aol.com

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spectacular Queens necklace & ocean views
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! Attention to detail at every turn, absolutely exquisite Malaga Cove estate. 2005 Paseo del sol, Palos verdes estates 90274 $4,900,000

Quintessential sand section Custom Beach home
5 Bed | 4.5 Bath | 3600 sQft. | elevator | Built 2009

diamond in the sand!
4 Bed | 3 Baths | 2664 sQft | oCean front | 4 Car GaraGe

Rare opportunity to acquire a newly-built custom home offering the ultimate indoor/outdoor living space with 25-foot fold-away glass doors that open to large ocean-view deck. Immaculate style & amenities.
445 33rd street, Manhattan Beach 90266 $2,999,000

Options abound in this ocean front property with the ultimate flexibility. Keep as legal duplex, home + income, vacation home + income or build your ultimate oceanfront dream home on the Strand. 1534 the strand, hermosa Beach 90254 $4,999,999

Selling the South Bay since 1989

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Life & Viking heaven
…according to an NHL star
by Pamela Corante-Hansen
arty McSorley is chasing after a renegade wielding a hockey stick. His target evades him, but not for long. McSorley grabs him, picks him up and plants a kiss on the red-faced rebel’s babysoft cheek. This scene unfolds not on the ice but on the Hermosa Beach Strand, and McSorley’s squirming captive is 2-year-old Owen, his son with wife and pro beach volleyball player Leanne Schuster. A two-time Stanley Cup winner and former NHL enfant terrible, McSorley recently welcomed South Bay Digs into his custom Strand home and extolled the virtues of family life, karma and classic Errol Flynn movies.

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Former NHL star Marty McSorley worked with architect Grant Kirkpatrick to give his custom Hermosa Beach Strand home a “see-through effect.” Even though the pool and spa (above) are located in a central courtyard, they still have a stunning ocean view.

SOUTHBAYDIGS:YouwentfromtheNHLtothebigscreen,and laterpokedfunatyour“badboy”pastinaCanadianalt-country musicvideo.Tellusaboutthat. MCSORLEY: Kathleen Edwards is a well-respected songwriter in Canada and she has this song about a relationship gone bad. There’s a line where she compares her boyfriend to Wayne Gretzky and herself to me, and they asked if I wanted to be in the video. At first I wasn’t going to do it, but a friend of mine said, “Don’t take yourself so seriously.” So I went ahead with it, but there’s the part where I have to kiss her and I thought, “Oh no, what’s my wife going to think?” But she knew we were just having fun with it. Beforewegoinside,Ihavetoaskaboutthestonemarkerthat says,“Valhalla.” Valhalla is Nordic Heaven. In the Viking afterlife, it’s where you go
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Perfect beach living
Premier 100 Block Walkstreet Location!
132 20 Street, Manhattan Beach
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Open House
Sunday Oct. 24, 2–4pm

ive the ultimate Manhattan Beach lifestyle in this wonderful 5 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom home that boasts 4003 Sqft. of open living space with amazing ocean and whitewater views. Features include open, third-floor living space with large gourmet kitchen, family room plus breakfast area—all overlooking the expansive back deck with amazing indoor/outdoor living space and dramatic ocean views. Top level also includes a formal dining room and sizable living room with fireplace, and French doors leading out to the front deck with even more

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sand and white water views. Great family floor plan with 4 bedrooms in the middle level including a fabulous master suite with ocean view deck and beautiful bright bathroom with Jacuzzi tub. Enjoy the wideopen office space area and separate laundry room on the second level. Ground floor includes a large front playroom off the walkstreet, guest bedroom with bath, two interior storage rooms and unbelievable onsite parking featuring 2-car garage with brand new epoxy flooring plus 4-5 carport spots for all your friends and family!

Enjoy the best lifestyle that Manhattan Beach has to offer —steps to beach & downtown. Offered at $3,599,000 • www.132-20thst.com

Kevin Pratt
310.738.2348 kpratt@shorewood.com
20th Year at Shorewood
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McSorley continued from page 14
and sit at the table with all the warriors to wait for the next battle. McSorley comes from Sorley, a Norwegian name. A lot of people at the beach name their houses, so we decided to name ours in honor of the Nordic roots. Keeping with the theme, our wood dining room table—my wife would say it’s my baby; it takes four good-size men to lift it and it’s reinforced with steel—is 6-and-a-half feet square, so no one’s left out of the conversation. We have dinner parties, my kids sit around and play puzzles and games…it’s the centerpiece of the living area. Twenty years from now, I’ll see marks where my little boy has rammed something or my little girl—she’s 3-and-a-half—has drawn on it. I think it will add character to the house. Yourhouseisbuiltinamodern,angularstylewithbigpicture windows,yetithasawarmfeelingtoit.Howdidyoudecideonthe openfloorplan? Really, it was Grant Kirkpatrick, our architect’s idea, to have a seethrough effect and bring the outdoors inside. When we first bought the property in 2001, it had this great old Spanish colonial home with a courtyard. I wanted to keep the original house and update it, but it wasn’t going to work. So we kept the courtyard idea with the pool and Jacuzzi in the center, but even from back here you can look through the house and still see the beach. The outdoor fire pit and barbecue came later. Now we spend most of our time out here. I have friends who come over and say, “Oh, so we’re ‘outside friends’?” And I’ll say, “Well, this is just an outside moment.” YourcareerhasallowedyoutolivealloverCanadaandtheU.S.—

The focal point of the McSorley home is the custom designed 6.5-foot square wood and steel dining table.

Edmonton,Pittsburgh,NewYork,SanJose,Boston,LosAngeles. WhatmadeyouchooseHermosaBeach? I got traded to the L.A. Kings with Wayne Gretzky. His wife let me stay in an apartment she kept in Sherman Oaks. I grew up on a farm in Canada with a lot of open space. Staying in the Valley, I found myself getting in the car and driving to the beach because I craved the open space. I loved the attitude down here, the atmosphere. When you’re playing, you get so fired up and your adrenaline is going day after day, so this is a chance to get grounded. I ended up getting an apartment on Marine Street and from that moment forward I’ve always had a place in L.A. Over the course of eight and a half years, I developed a support system here—friends, my orthopedic, nutritionists, trainers. At one point you had almost all of the Kings team living here, partly because of the training facility [in El Segundo], but also because their wives are happy and their kids could enjoy it here. And the people in South Bay just leave you alone. They don’t knock at your door, they don’t come up to you all the time, probably because they’re used to seeing athletes around. It’sclearthatyoulovelivinghere.Describeatypicalweekendin theSouthBaywiththefamily. If the weather’s nice we’ll get our bikes out, ride to the Redondo pier, have some coffee and watch the kids run around and feed the pelicans and gulls and look at the fish. A lot of our good friends play volleyball, but they mostly want Leanne to play. They call us “The good one and the other one.” Later on, the whole family will get into the Jacuzzi or go into the spa downstairs. This is probably my favorite room in house because it’s tranquil and I can put my stinky hockey equipment in the steam room. The spa area has concrete floors, so you can just rinse off the sand and not worry about messing things up. After that, it’s dinner, maybe read a book and go to bed, and it’s been a good day. My daughter and I will go to a coffee shop Sunday mornings. At 6 a.m., it’s good daddy-daughter time. A lot of the time
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The open floor plan focuses on easy transitions from indoor to outdoor living spaces.

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473 29th street, MAnhAttAn beAch

Absolute best VAlue in the sAnd section!
A compelling VALUE with recent $200,000 price improvement at $600/Sqft. vs. $849.38*/Sqft.
(avg. for Sand Section MB homes sold Jan-Aug 2010)

Situated on one of the best and widest streets on the Plateau, just 4 blocks from the beach, this Spacious Custom Family Home sits in a wide open setting with Sweeping Vistas. Enjoy the Luxury of Space and Privacy in the Sand. Featuring 4,165 sf, with 5 Bedrooms and 5 Baths PLUS a Large Office, PLUS a Media Screening Room, this Newer, Elegant home offers plenty of room for your entire family. Extensive upgrades include American Cherry HW Floors, Gourmet Kitchen, Custom Window Covers, Custom Faux Paint and Fireplaces, 2 Wet Bars, Butler’s Pantry, Dumbwaiter, Central Vacuum, plus Surround Sound and Flat Screens Wired throughout the home. 3 Car Garage, and Lots of Extra Parking, all in a Great Location close to Grand View School.

Location, Value, Space…. This is a must see!!!
*Avg. price per square foot is based on closed sale data taken from MRMLS data for closed sale (SFR) homes sold in ‘Area 142’ Manhattan Beach Sand Section from January 1–August 31, 2010. Information is deemed accurate but not guaranteed.

Priced to sell At $2,499,000

Steve Santos
310.488.4924
SteveS@Shorewood.com SteveSantosProperties.com
A 32-Year Resident of Manhattan Beach DRE# 01440129 www.SouthBayDigs.com

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IMarina inby the Inn at nspired Santa Mykonos,

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807 EsplanadeESPLANADE REDONDO BEACH 807 REDONDO BEACH

Greece, this 4 bedroom and 4.5 bath custom-built masterpiece on the Esplanade features 3500+ square feet graciously spread over three levels. Take pleasure in the awe-inspiring PANORAMIC views of the surf, sand, and sea spanning the entire Santa Monica Bay from Palos Verdes to Malibu from every room.
TED CRADDOCK 310.245.5954

REALTOR® DRE # 01753302 Ted.Craddock@SouthBayBrokers.com

PRICE UPON REQUEST

www.807Esplanade.com

JACK GILLESPIE 310.802.4344

BROKER DRE # 00426498 Jack.Gillespie@SouthBayBrokers.com

METICULOUS MID-CENTURY MODERN
2404 LAUREL AVENUE
BEDROOMS: 4 BATHS: 4 SQ. FT: 3,371 PRICE: $1,739,000
The 3,371 sq ft 4 bedroom plus Office and 4 bath floor-plan boasts a new Gourmet kitchen with Marble & Rosewood plus top of the line appli- ances, a Formal Living Room with fireplace, a Formal Dining Room, a Family Room, and landscaped rear and side yards. The Master Suite was added in 2005 and offers a spacious walk-in closet and private balcony. Other fine amenities include Surround Sound throughout, Hardwood floors, Rosewood Accents, Glass Tile, Marble, custom Oak Cabinetry and much more.
GREG THATCHER
DRE: 01843099 greg.thatcher@southbaybrokers.com

MANHATTAN BEACH

www.2404Laurel.com

JACK GILLESPIE
DRE#00426498 jack.gillespie@southbaybrokers.com

CELL 424.247.4880

CALL 310.802.4344

JACK GILLESPIE Experience is Everything
742 33RD STREET, MANHATTAN BEACH
LUXURY CAPE COD
BEDROOMS: 5 BATHS: 5.5 SQ. FT: 3,973 PRICE: $2,499,000
WWW.74233RDSTREET.COM

205 20TH STREET, MANHATTAN BEACH
WALK STREET BEACH COTTAGE
Walk-Street Beach Cottage (approx. 8 houses from the Strand!). Highly Desirable Walk-Street Location on the North side of the street. Built in 1948, this 2 bedroom and 1.5 bath split-level home offers 1,096 sq. ft floor-plan that features a living room, dining area, and separate den. The property also includes a detached Sun-Room and Walk-Street brick patio boasting Ocean Views. This is a great opportunity to build your dream home!

OFFERED AT:

$2,895,000

WWW.20520THSTREET.COM
BROKER® DRE # 00426498 jack.gillespie@southbaybrokers.com

JACK GILLESPIE

CALL 310.546.7611 EXT 344
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Prestigious Peninsula View Home
Extensively remodeled and upgraded (more than $250K) 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom, two-story country club home is distinctively located on a prime Culde-sac street adjacent to Los Verdes Golf Course on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Features begin with Ocean and Catalina views, formal living and dining rooms, family room with brick fireplace and wet bar, Brazilian Cherry hardwood and travertine floors, Chef’s dream kitchen complete with stainless steal Thermador dual ovens, 5-burner cooktop, refrigerator, hood, black granite counters and custom cabinetry. Master suite boasts large walk-in closets and attached master bathroom with Jacuzzi tub. The private landscaped backyard is ideal for entertaining, recreation or relaxing with built-in BBQ, granite bar counter with refrigerator, concrete patio with stone inlay boarders and a spacious grass lawn. Truly a luxury home worth the pursuit.

I’m traveling and doing speaking engagements. So the weekends I’m off, we don’t get a sitter—we stay here. Spokenlikeatruehomebody. When we were building our house, my wife and I thought, how do we make it more about the family. I was lucky enough to play a long time, but we didn’t want to put all our sports memorabilia out. If we put up pictures, they were going to be of our kids and family. We wanted it to feel comfortable and warm. The only place we hang anything is in my office. We put up some trophies and jerseys and decided to leave it at that. I do have some LeRoy Neiman paintings. There’s one I have up of Gretzky’s 802nd goal. Our interior decorators weren’t too keen on it—they called it the ‘Leonard Nimoy.’ Onthatnote,what’stheonethingyou’dsaveiftherewereafire? You know, there’s nothing in the house that means so much that I’d go back in after it. NoteventheVikingtable? [Laughs] As long as my wife and kids are safe, we’re fine. My wife and I have talked about this. If we lived two miles back in a small house away from the beach, we’re fine. This house is not us; we are us. I think the individuals collectively are the strength of our family. We’re both comfortable with where we are. We’ve had accomplishments. You have the Stanley Cup, you have your things, but there’s nothing I’d stop and get. Workshoporwineroom? Workshop. SmartphoneoriPad? None. I’m not ‘technologized’ [Laughs]. Catordog? Dog, absolutely. But we don’t have one because we travel so much. And I grew up on a farm with wide-open spaces, so I hate to see dogs confined. Homegymorhometheater? You touched on two sides of me. Probably home theater. I love to sit and watch History Channel documentaries. Sometimes when the kids are in bed, my wife will sit with me and we’ll watch old movies. Errol Flynn is phenomenal. I loved the original Robin Hood. Theydon’tmakethemliketheyusedto. I’m very aware of history. It’s like the old house that once stood on this lot—I wanted to incorporate the old beams into the new house because I felt it was good karma. Unfortunately, the demo crew had already torn the place down. One thing I was able to save was the ceramic tile plaque with the original name, Las Olitas [Spanish for “the little waves”]. We’ve embedded it in the steps leading to the Strand. If you live at the beach, you should appreciate where you are and those who were here before you.

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Academy Hill Home, Palos Verdes Peninsula offered at $1,330,000
It is all about “details” in this perfect, refined, subtle-contemporary home. Nestled at the end of a cul-de-sac, location provides privacy. Amenities include four bedrooms, three updated bathrooms on two levels. Master bath and dressing room are a recent high-end remodel. Private pool, spa, gorgeous Jatoba wide plank wood floors throughout, cathedral ceilings, unique Brazilian cherry custom cabinetry, custom closets. Three Murano glass chandeliers and two fireplaces. Ideal for outdoor entertaining with modern St. Charles kitchen leading to pool. Twinkling city lights, sunrise, purple mountain views. Perfection.

30379 Camino Porvenir, Rancho Palos Verdes offered at $2,225,000
The distinctive redesigned and remodeled home by architect/owner bears the signature for custom sophisticated amenities and whimsical stylish accents. Panoramic ocean and Catalina views encompass the entire home. Enjoy sunsets relaxing in the salt-water solar Infinity pool and spa. Five bedrooms and four bathrooms, family room, formal dining room, and media-game room are only a few of the highlights. Unique custom features exist throughout—visible in the design of the ceilings, the choice of flooring, the combinations of granite and cabinetry, the plumbing and electrical modernization, wired for media integration, and so much more!

424 Calle Miramar, Redondo Beach offered at $599,000
This sweet newly-updated Hollywood Riviera Townhouse has two full master suites, a half-bath on main floor, and a gorgeous new updated kitchen with all-new stainless steel appliances. New carpet and paint throughout. For summer. there are two large decks off each level for barbecuing and lounging, and for winter, a fireplace and sky lights. Open floor plan, direct garage entry, quiet location. End unit with lots of windows! The complex remodel is underway making this a wonderful investment.

1405 Via Gabriel, Palos Verdes Estates offered at $1,599,000
Located in the heart of Palos Verdes in the quiet, prestigious residential neighborhood of Montemalaga, this unique custom-built home exudes warmth and contentment. An open floor plan makes this home perfect for entertaining. Main rooms and four bedrooms are on one level, fifth bedroom and fourth bath, large media/ guest quarters/play room, and storage closets are downstairs. Beautiful cathedral wood ceilings, soaring windows, fireplaces, decks, 3-car garage, and award-winning schools. Tree top view feels like Carmel.

Linda Cavette
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Cell 310.722.7550
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Stunning Panoramic Ocean Views

30182 Cartier Drive • Rancho Palos Verdes • Offered at $1,745,000
Views! Views and more views surround this fabulous home located on a premier street in beautiful Monacco in Rancho PV. This four bedroom, four bath tastefully remodeled home features expansive views from catalina to Malibu with all the living areas on the first floor, including elegant living room, formal dining room, relaxing family room with fireplace separate library and kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel appliances and breakfast nook. Appointments include newer windows, custom blinds, marble flooring, hardwood floors, elegant wrought iron railings and more.

Just Reduced!

Private Paradise in Rancho Palos Verdes

5391 Valley View Road • Rancho Palos Verdes • Offered at $1,525,000
ideally situated in “countryside”—an enclave of only 30 homes on the beautiful Palos Verdes Peninsula, this expansive home offers the utmost of everyday living and entertaining. large marble foyer leads into an inviting living room with high ceilings, new picture window, hardwood floors and fireplace. Main level includes a large family room with fireplace, delightful eat-in kitchen with breakfast bar, stainless appliances plus an oversized dining room with hardwood floors and enough space to accommodate a table for 12. Upstairs, the three bedrooms all have their own baths, while the luxurious master suite enjoys a sitting area, his and her walk in closets, and bath with dual sinks. lower level includes 4th bedroom with ¾ bath, walk-in closed and extra storage.

New Lower Price!

2118 Voorhees Avenue #B • Redondo Beach • Offered at $737,450
light and bright 2-story town home designed much like a single family home with cathedral ceiling living room with newer rotating windows, plantation shutters, skylight and adjacent dining room. Delightful kitchen with custom cherry wood cabinets, tile floor, matching appliances, eating area and lovely window seat. family room includes hardwood floors, new custom granite and tile bar, fireplace and a slider that opens to the back patio and grassy area. Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms plus a loft—all with gleaming oak wood floors. expansive master suite has walk-in closets, hardwood floors, and gorgeous master bath with custom cabinetry and spa tub. Other features include a slate roof with lifetime warranty, new windows, tank less water heater, recessed lighting, security system and resin garage floor.

Jane Angel
Office cell

310.791.6022 310.292.2290

68 Malaga cove Plaza, Palos Verdes estates JaneAAngel@aol.com •JaneAngelSellsHomes.com International Sterling Society

Redondo Beach 212 ave e 4 bedroom • 3 bath
Great opportunity to live on the Avenues. High ceilings & hardwood floors with an open floor plan. Beautiful deck for entertaining, and private rear yard. Less than 2 blocks from the beach.
www.212avee.com • $1,499,000

LonG Beach 360 W. ocean Blvd, Unit 1008 1 bedroom • 1 bath
neW LISTInG! spectacular ocean views from this downtown fully remodeled 11th floor one bedroom in the historic Sovereign! This stylish unit features hardwood floors, beautiful kitchen cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and upgraded bath all in a bright & airy atmosphere. Located close to restaurants, shops, and theaters.
$349,000

Redondo Beach 632 S. Gertruda 6 bedroom • 5 bath
neW LISTInG! This lovely ocean view home in South Redondo was remodeled in 2004! Over 5200 sq. ft. of luxury, this early German renaissance residence the neighbors call the “Castle House” boasts six bedrooms and five full bath all on a 7500 sq. ft lot with flat and spacious front & rear yards for your enjoyment. Call listing agent for more wonderful details and to schedule a private tour to see this magnificently rebuilt home.
$1,495,000

Redondo Beach 711 esplanade 4 bedroom • 3.5 bath
Premier property on the Esplanade — Ideal location! enjoy gorgeous white water panoramic ocean views from Malibu to Palos Verdes. Zoned R-3. Call Rae Lord for details.
$3,900,000

neW Reo LISTInG! 1655 W. 145 Street Two 2 bedroom + Two 1 bedroom
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Redondo Beach 516 esplanade Unit F 3 bedroom • 3 bath
new Price! Spacious with over 2,000 sq. ft. & 5 balconies to enjoy the excellent ocean view and breeze. A very modern floor plan and architectural masterpiece. Luxury Beach Living at its finest. Sold fully furnished.
$919,000

Great opportunity to own a sharp fourplex. Great for an owner-user or for straight investment property. Front unit is a spacious 2 level, 2 bdrm, 1 bath. Property to be sold as is.
$570,741

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“oLd ToRRance” 1103 Beech 2 bedroom • two bath
JUST LISTed! Charming Spanish style home located on one the most sought after tree-lined streets in Old Torrance! This beautiful home features an upgraded kitchen with new appliances, corian counters and new cabinet doors. Not to mention newly tile bathroom floors, an extra large step down family room, with a long covered patio for entertaining, opening to private rear yard. This is a must-see property.
www.1103beech.com • Price $ 532,800

Redondo Beach 1703 Van horne Lane 3 bedroom • 2.5 bath
Great opportunity in the gorgeous Golden Hills! This SFR offers a light and bright open floor plan with a rooftop deck. The main level offers a spacious living room w/ a FP dining , room, kitchen, utility room and large master suite with deck. The 1st level offers 2 beds, full bath, large deck & excellent storage space throughout. Located in the excellent Jefferson Elementary school district, and close to the beach.
www.1703vanhorne.com • $725,000

Redondo Beach 531 esplanade #508 2 bedroom • 2.5 bath
Excellent opportunity to own your very own ocean front condo – Enjoy ocean, white water views and views of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Listen to the sound of the ocean from your living room, master suite and second bedroom. This lovely condo has been remodeled and is a delight to show – including plantation shutter. This two level home offers a townhouse style of living with two balconies. Home is very bright with an open floor plan. Some amenities include: Pool, sauna, gym, spa, security and direct beach access.
$625,000

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office: 310.791.6070 cell: 310.947.1667 Rae.Lord@yahoo.com

Rae Lord
International President’s Circle Previews Property Specialist

www.RaeLordSells.com

1215Granvia Altamira,, Palos Verdes Ests.
17,250 Sq. Ft. Lot~Totally Useable
4 Bdrms, 3 1/2 Baths ~ 2900+ Sq. Ft. Granite Kitchen/Baths ~Air Conditioning Hardwood Floors ~ Crown Moldings! Circular Drive ~ Dining Deck across Back !

Priced to Sell at….

$1,599,000!

RE/MAX Hall of Fame 310-378-0723

Carol Adams
For Virtual Tour!
DRE# 00806559

WWW.CAROLADAMS.COM

This Private Gated Estate offers one of the most spectacular views on The Hill. It is situated directly across from the Palos Verdes Golf Club. Panoramic views span over the golf course, ocean, The Queen’s Necklace, Malibu Mountains, The City of Los Angeles, and beyond. There is ample guest parking. Balconies run the entire length of the home with a large Spanish tiled patio adjacent to the family room. The spacious interior was designed by Juan Forteza Designs and includes 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, 2 family rooms, 3 marble fireplaces, gourmet kitchen, living room and dining room of this 4,049 sq ft of home on over an acre lot. The master suite has a walk-in closet, marble fireplace, bathroom with dual sinks, marble counters, bidet, Jacuzzi tub, and custom flooring…

Offered at $2,135,000

RM

Ralph Manuel
310.749.5768
RManuel@pvexecs.com DRE# 01859870

Cell phone 310-972 1612 • remaxshari@yahoo.com • DRE#01086221
63 Malaga Cove Plaza | Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Co-Listing Agent Shari Bakotich

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524 S. Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach 90277
For Lease—Ready for Beauty Salon and Spa

Aurelio Mattucci 310-920-9233
am@mattucci.com

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Median List Price asking Price per square Foot average days on Market Percent of Properties with Price decrease Percent Relisted (reset doM) Percent Flip (price increase) Median house size (sq ft) Median Lot size (sq ft) Median Number of bedrooms Median Number of bathrooms Median List Price asking Price per square Foot average days on Market Percent of Properties with Price decrease Percent Relisted (reset doM) Percent Flip (price increase) Median house size (sq ft) Median Lot size (sq ft) Median Number of bedrooms Median Number of bathrooms Median List Price asking Price per square Foot average days on Market Percent of Properties with Price decrease Percent Relisted (reset doM) Percent Flip (price increase) Median house size (sq ft) Median Lot size Median Number of bedrooms Median Number of bathrooms Median List Price asking Price per square Foot average days on Market Percent of Properties with Price decrease Percent Relisted (reset doM) Percent Flip (price increase) Median house size (sq ft) Median Lot size Median Number of bedrooms Median Number of bathrooms Median List Price asking Price per square Foot average days on Market Percent of Properties with Price decrease Percent Relisted (reset doM) Percent Flip (price increase) Median house size (sq ft) Median Lot size (sq ft) Median Number of bedrooms Median Number of bathrooms

HERMOSA BEACH • 90254

$1,399,000 $667 144 61% 16% 0% 2,560 Less than 4,500 4.0 2.5 $1,650,000 $699 116 39% 7% 1% 2,991 4,501-6,500 4.0 2.9 $1,850,000 $559 78 44% 12% 5% 3,592 0.25-0.50 acre 4.0 3.0 $1,199,875 $467 123 49% 13% 1% 2,557 0.25-0.50 acre 4.0 2.5 $1,097,000 $512 157 53% 13% 7% 2,184 4,501-6,500 4.0 2.0

MANHATTAN BEACH • 90266

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1020 S. Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach 90277
For Lease 2,600 sf

Data Courtesy of Altos Research Corporation LLC. All information contained herein is based on properties currently listed for sale and available publicly. The data presented in this report is accurate to the best of our knowledge, but cannot be guaranteed as such. We recommend you work with a licensed real estate agent or broker for input in buying or selling real estate.

PALOS VERDES ESTATES • 90274 Sunday, October 17, 2010

2041 Pacific Coast Hwy.

Suite B, Lomita, CA 90717

Featured Property!
New! Executive Office Suites

RANCHO PALOS VERDES • 90275 Sunday, October 17, 2010

TJ Parker 310-678-0929

tjparkr@msn.com
Office and Retail, 200 –1,000 Sq.ft.

324, 326 S. Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach 90277 “Sea Breeze Plaza” 1926 S. Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach 90277

1300 Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach 90277
Office and Retail

Only three spaces available

REDONDO BEACH • 90277

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116 S. Catalina Ave, Redondo Beach 90277
Executive office suites

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Stunning Italian Ocean Front
This gorgeous home was custom built by the renowned Mark LaCharite and located on a large South-facing corner lot with stunning 180° views from Queens Necklace to Malibu and only steps to one of the most beautiful beaches and surf in the South Bay!

736 Esplanade • Redondo Beach

Designer touches include:

• Appx. 4800 sq. ft., 5 large bedrooms, 6 bathrooms & 2 large offices, a 100 gallon-2 person Jacuzzi tub and an extra large Mr. Steam shower. • 1,000 Bottle temperature controlled wine cellar, NanaWall doors, 7” Plank Pecan Hand Distress Wood Floors, custom wrought iron and Jerusalem Limestone throughout the entire home. • Full size, commercial Schindler elevator, large professional gym and a four +car garage.

JUST REDUCED! $3,495,000

310 S Francisca • Redondo Beach • 90277

Delightful Beach Bungalow Just 2 Blocks to Beach!
• 2 bedroom, 1 bath • Recently updated kitchen • Built-in barbecue

• APPROVED FOR SHORT SALE

• New custom deck in private patio • 2 blocks to beach, pier, restaurants & Marina

BEaCh livinG aT Only $546,000

200 South Pacific Coast Highway Redondo Beach

Email: Gary@GaryElmo.com • www.GaryElmo.com • Direct: 310-292-0332 • Office: 310-543-3536 x300
Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. DRE: 01139207

Gary Elminoufi

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Relaxing outdoors
he best part of living in Southern California is the mild climate. Summer may be officially over on September 23rd, but it doesn’t mean we all tuck in and move our activities indoors. On the contrary, cocktail parties and barbeques still rule our weekends. So, when it comes to buying new outdoor furniture, it’s important to make the right choice. There are several styles made out of different materials these days. From synthetic wicker, rattan, wood and metal, your choices are wide and varied. All are available and locally found, but what is best for you? First consider your location and what natural elements are affecting it. Are you near the ocean or a pool? Is your area sheltered from strong UV rays and rain? And just as important, what style are you creating? Remember, ultimately your look inside the house should reflect in the style you are producing outside. Giving your living space a harmonious feeling. All weather wickers, made of polyethylene fibers, are extremely durable and resistant to UV rays, humidity and water. The color is added to the fiber in the production process, so it will preserve the desired visual appeal without fading. It is easy to maintain, just hose it down, no repainting or oiling. It has a long life span and can come 100% recyclable. Manufacturers have made pieces in all sizes and forms, making it easy to find the look you are after. Natural wicker was made popular in the Victorian times when people built large verandas around their houses. It was popular because Smith & Hawken’s all-weather wicker Harbor it was fancier than lounge chair with Sunbrella cushions and the existing outdoor ottoman resists fading and is easy to clean. furniture. Wicker, also known as rattan is from a vine like plant called the Rotan Tree. It is very elastic and comfortable to sit on. The elements will gradually break down the wicker making it brittle and break over time. It is better used in a protected outdoor area or inside. It can be painted or stained like wood and is great for
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creating a traditional or beach like look. Wood seating is another option in outdoor furniture. Most woods need to be Florence Knoll’s 1966 Collection adds modern sealed with paint or stain flair to traditional to withstand the forces of nature, metal-framed seating, with the exception of Teak. Teak is naturally durable in severe weather conditions. Left in its natural state, it will patina, turn a silver grey color. It will not harm the strength of the wood by leaving it in this condition. If you prefer the natural honey color of Teak, you must seal it right away. Most sealers contain UV protection and fungicide to prevent mold and mildew (black spots or patches) on the surface of the wood. Metal-framed furniture is the “Little Black Dress” of outdoor seating. It fits in most situations and is extremely versatile. Most pieces are made of powder-coated aluminum. The powder coat is applied as a free-flowing powder that is cured with heat. This process can create a wide range of looks and colors. You can find shiny chrome finishes to rustic brown patinas with everything in between. Furniture designers and manufacturers have produced this type of furniture in every style you can imagine. Most pieces come with cushions covered in outdoor fabric. This gives you even more reign in creating your desired look. Great in covered or sun-exposed areas, however, the powder coat will peel when exposed to UV rays in 5-10 years. With all the different choices you have, it is important to go sit, lounge, and hangout on the furniture you are considering purchasing. Don’t be embarrassed to use the pieces in the store as you would at home. Some furniture looks great but is uncomfortable to sit in for any period of time. The way you feel when lounging on your new outdoor furniture, is as important as how it looks. Having an outdoor living space to relax in is like adding on a new room to your home. Start enjoying the great outdoors now! —Amanda Coscina
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Jeannie Penner-More
Realtor / Loan Consultant

310.259.6570
DRE: 01076415

Jeannieshomes@aol.com • www.JeanniesHomes.com

Ocean View Mediterranean Style Masterpiece!
515 Sapphire * Redondo Beach 5 bdrm | 4 bth | ~3868sqft.(buyer to verify) | Large Roof Deck
With utmost attention to detail and elegance rarely seen in the South Bay, this amazing home utilizes only the finest materials – blending both grace and charm with a modern sensibility. Ocean & PV views surround the superior designs that accencuate the passage of light to interiors, providing a feeling of serenity and openness while maintaing the privacy of each room. Features include elegant entry with vaulted ceiling, architectural arches, spiral staircase, beautiful hardwood / travertine floors and huge gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. A first impression you will never forget!

Ultimate Beach Lifestyle – One Block to Beach!
616 S Broadway #A • Redondo Beach 3 bdrm | 2.5 bth + Library | ~2407 Sqft. (buyer to verify)
Breathtaking sunset views are yours in this bright and airy home with designer touches throughout. Spiral staircase leads up to the elegant living area with gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, hickory cabinets, hardwood floors and a formal dining area with French doors leading to private deck. The over sized master suite features a fireplace, walk-in-close, his or her bathroom complete with Jacuzzi tub and walk in shower. Located on the best 2-block stretch of South Broadway with extra wide streets and a short block to the beach.

Proud To Make This Your Family Home!
5502 Carmelynn Street * Torrance 3 bdrm | 2 bth | ~1120 Sqft ~6360 sqft. Lot (buyer to verify)
Pride of ownership in this single level, meticulously cared for home. Spacious and beautifully landscaped yard is perfect for family gatherings and entertaining. Enjoy ocean breezes and a short ride to the beach. Features include newly refinished hardwood floors thoughout the living room and bedrooms, kitchen with extra large storage cabinets with separate breakfast nook. Walking distance to West High School and other award winning distinguished schools.

Offered at $629,000

Offered at $1,629,000

Offered at $1,099,000

Call for details!

New lis coming ting soon !

OCEAN VIEW — Hermosa Beach Home approx 2100sf. / 4 bedroom 2.5 bath — $829,000

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stunning Catalina, coastline, ocean & city views!

217 N. Dianthus Manhattan Beach

This home is in move-in condition and a fantastic value!

new price $1,699,000

Located in the prestigious “Hill Section” of Manhattan Beach this spectacular ocean view home offers the ultimate in indooroutdoor living. This spacious home has four bedrooms, two full baths, two half baths and a 500 Sqft. ocean view deck—perfect for entertaining and dining alfresco! Top floor is a great room with beautiful hardwood floors, living room and dining area, and gourmet kitchen with counter breakfast bar with seating for eight. Spacious master suite has private balcony with views and includes master bath with dual sinks, separate Jacuzzi tub and shower. Main floor has three bedrooms; lower floor has a bedroom and private yard.
www.217NDianthus.com

Kerry Dawson
Selling the South Bay since 1991!

310.753.5537

www.SouthBayDigs.com

KerryLDawson@aol.com

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7 Sea Cove Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes
Great opportunity to purchase a rare coastal lot with plans for a 4000 square foot Marmol Radziner contemporary design home with 100 feet of frontage. Lot is across the street from the coastline. Lot is over 10,000 square feet and offers awesome ocean and coastline views. Sea Cove is a highly desirable street filled with some of Palos Verdes most desirable homes and has a private path to the beach and coastal tide pools. Close proximity to Terranea Resort, Abalone Cove, Portuguese Bend Club and Shoreline Park. Build home as a primary residence or a second home. Home across the street is said to be Frank Lloyd Wright’s last residential project. Land directly across the street is not buildable allowing for unblockable views. Buyer and buyer’s agent to verify all information. Seller is open to a joint venture for spec project. $775,000

24 8th Street, Hermosa Beach
Fantastic new contemporary home in the heart of downtown Hermosa just two doors from the strand and sand, Gourmet kitchen with walk-pantry comes complete with commercial Viking appliances, granite counter tops, custom cabinets and hard wood floors. This home is equipped with elevator, beautiful decks including one on the roof which is engineered and ready for a spa and BBQ to enjoy the city and whitewater views. Spacious open floor plan, living room with fireplace, master has a walkin closet, large his/her bath, jacuzzi tub. House is wired for stereo, alarm as well as high speed internet (CATS). Hermosa Beach living at it’s best!

3410 Hermosa Avenue, Hermosa Beach
Architectural Digest’s Editors’ Selection October 2010. A masterpiece in art & living. These worlds meld in this testament to post modern design. An early work by the internationally acclaimed Morphosis design team, Thom Mayne & Michael Rotondi, this blending of stainless steel, concrete & natural elements combine to create a stunning home of epic architectural significance. Featured in the New York Times, this 4000+ square foot home has 4 levels with living room, dining room & kitchen all situated on the top floor to take full advantage of the spectacular ocean/coastline views. The entrance opens to a 3-story, semi-circular atrium. 2 sets of stairs trace a path through the structure that has an elevator, 3 bedrooms, a wine cellar, 2 fireplaces & a family room. Unobstructed ocean views from PV to Malibu, home has been called “the tallest home in Hermosa Beach.”

$2,595,000

$3,495,000

Artfully Representing
“NavigatingtheRealEstatemarketcanbe challengingduringtheseuncertaintimes. AsapartnerwithPeninsulaSotheby’s InternationalRealtyIcanofferyou unsurpassedexposureandexperience inthemarketingofyourhomeorwhen representingyouinthepurchaseofa home.Pleasecallmeonmycellphone at(310)990-4727.”—GerardBisignano
Gerard Bisignano is a life-long resident of the South Bay. He has been selling luxury real estate in our coastal community for over 19 years. He has been a consistent top producer and in 2009 became a partner/owner with Peninsula Sotheby’s. He received his MBA from Loyola Marymount University and served eight years on the Redondo Beach City Council. His marketing efforts have produced two homes named L.A. Times “Home of the Week” and he has been featured several times on NBC’s “Open House Los Angeles.” He has marketed one of the highest priced homes ever listed on the Manhattan Beach Strand and is known for being a top agent for luxury real estate from Manhattan Beach to the Palos Verdes Peninsula.

1600 The Strand, Manhattan Beach
Grandieur Embodied. First time to market. Ray Kappe Design-”His designs evince a mastery of warm, modern spaces, clearly expressed construction systems, and environmental sensitivity.”Situated on a prime Strand north corner and a 1 minute walk to downtown. Built prior to current codes, allowing for a rare rooftop pool, expansive top decks and over 5200 sq feet. Floor to ceiling windows allow panoramic whitewater views from PV to Malibu. Concrete, steel and stone, this contemporary masterpiece is accessed through a pivoting sculpted stainless steel door. Downstairs is a Strand level media room and 2 glass enclosed bedrooms. Entry level has the kitchen, dining area, huge granite bar and a wine room. Top living level has the master bedroom and spa quality bath. Stairways lead to the rooftop pool and expansive entertainment outdoor area. Rounded and angeled, this home embraces the coastline. This home has 3 large open fireplaces-a Kappe signature- 3 car garage and an elevator to the roof.

3137 Barkentine Rd., Rancho Palos Verdes
Architecturally significant home by noted Mid Century Modern architect Foster Rhodes Jackson. Situated at the end of a cul-de-sac and next to the nature preserve, this home offers amazing privacy and views. Large glass walls expose expansive views of the ocean, Catalina, bluffs, white water, canyon and nature preserve from all rooms(no power lines or poles). There is a state of the art tracking solar system that can cover most power needs, a large garage, parking pad and extra parking on the street. Viking kitchen, automatic awnings, new baths, A/C. Awesome location, out of the slide zone and situated in an area considered to have the best weather in Palos Verdes. Walk to the beach or hike the many nature preserve trails. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, fireplace, modern interior and view decks. Den/office could be 4th bedroom and has a closet. Jackson was a fellow under Frank Lloyd Wright and reveals this inspiration through the richness of his organic and awe inspiring design.

1956 Hermosa Avenue, Hermosa Beach
Your classic Beach Home with unobstructable PV to Malibu ocean and whitewater views, a stones throw to the sand and walking distance to both downtown Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach. Big views, decks, lots of light and a back yard. Upgraded, clean, bright and charming with good sized kitchen, dining area and living room with expansive views. Classic Spanish tile in the bathrooms and backyard jacuzzi, fireplaces in the master bedroom and living room, backyard area with landscape and tiled jacuzzi, balcony off the kitchen and marvelous ocean view entertainment deck. Home has been lovingly maintained, has hardwood floors throughout and a large 2 car garage currently used as an office. The home is situated directly across the 20th street walkstreet so you look straight down to the sand.

$1,399,000

$13,500,000 

$1,599,000

Estates of Epic Architectural Significance
Gerard Bisignano
Peninsula Sotheby’s International Realty Cell: 310-990-4727 Office: 310-376-6004

Peninsulasir.com | Gerard@HouseAtTheBeach.com
DRE: 01116110

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