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finD your place. January 21, 2011

Magnificent Ranch-Style Estate with 180˙ Panoramic Queen’s Necklace / City Views in Rolling Hills
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No other RE/MAX agent has sold more real estate in the three Beach Cities combined!

Robert Freedman

Impeccably Remodeled Townhome
617 Crest Manhattan Beach
This showpiece Townhome has undergone a total transformation of style to a contemporary beach house, utilizing the open floor plan to create an entertainer’s ocean view paradise. • Nearly 2,300 square feet of living space, and 2-car garage • 3 bedrooms, 3 ½ baths, including a large master suite with steam shower, spa tub, and custom walk-in closet • Brand new upper level is light, bright and airy, with a center island design that is perfect for large gatherings • Spacious ocean view deck • Ideal location just 3 blocks to the beach, downtown (South of Pier)

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

Specially Priced at $2,095,122 See all the listings at

Wine cellar! Artist’s studio!

Theatre/media room! Library!

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 bedrooms, 3½ baths including sound insulated master suit and separate nanny/maid quarters (Tremendous flexibility on future layout – call for details on configurations to add bedrooms & baths.) • Formal dining room and casual dining area • Panoramic ocean view decks • Private main floor theatre / media room

Hill Section Family Home
952 11th Street Manhattan Beach
Gorgeous Spanish Revival style home by Sexton Homes customized by 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 sq.ft. of living space, with a soaring 2-story living room • 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, 3-car attached garage • Additional upstairs family room (could be 6th bedroom) • Magnificent master suite with south-facing lounging deck, and opulent master bath with steam shower • Built in 2004 but looks brand new – REALLY!

• Library with custom crafted book shelves • Full artist studio, gym, and wine cellar • Mechanical work shop currently used for collectible motorcycle restoration, and separate woodworking shop

• Private 2nd floor lanai with fireplace, barbecue, refrigerator, sink and dining table overlooking the beautifully landscaped backyard

Offered at $5,495,000

Offered at $2,488,000 See all the listings at

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Did you know… ucLa as well as cal state dominquez were both almost located in rancho

06 PUbLISHER’S MUSE Make it Happen. 23 ON tHE COVER Magnificent Ranch-Style Estate with 180 degree
panoramic Queen’s Necklace / City Views in Rolling Hills. Offered by Jeannie Penner-More, Keller Williams Luxury Homes.

palos verdes? A section of 1,000 acres was originally set aside by the planners of the Palos Verdes Project for a University campus. In 1925, a proposal was made for the relocation of the southern branch of the University of California (which later was renamed UCLA), which was then located on Vermont Ave. in Los Angeles (built in 1914 and home to Los Angeles City College since 1929). The proposed site was in the center of the Palos Verdes Peninsula where Peninsula High School, the Peninsula Shopping Center, and the Avenue of the Peninsula Shopping Center is located. The proposal included other inducements including $1,000,000, the construction of a model grammar school and a model high school to be run by the University’s Department of Education, a marine biological station and public aquarium, an art museum, a theatre seating 1,500, a boathouse at Portuguese Bend and a football stadium to seat 90,000. After considering 17 other sites, UCLA held classes on their new Westwood campus in 1929. In 1963, Great Lakes Property, Inc., had planned to sell 107 acres of land near the intersection of Hawthorne Boulevard and Crest road at the top of the Palos Verdes Peninsula as a site for what was originally named South Bay State College and then renamed California State College at Palos Verdes (CSCPV). The State of California had allocated funds to acquire this land and had actually begun classes for 27 freshmen and 14 juniors in a bank building in the Peninsula Center area in September 1965. After extensive planning and review, acquisition of the site was abandoned for consideration in 1965 due to rising land values and the beginning of eminent domain. Three other sites on the Palos Verdes Peninsula were then considered, including one on the northern slopes of the Peninsula including the Chandler gravel pit and the County sanitary landfill on unincorporated land between Crenshaw and Hawthorne Boulevards, as well as on land overlooking Palos Verdes Drive South in Rancho Palos Verdes adjacent to San Pedro. Other potential sites included Fort MacArthur in San Pedro and Dominquez Hills. After the Watts riots in South Central Los Angeles in August 1965, however, one of the issues raised by civil rights leaders was the lack of access to colleges in the area. In response, the California legislature decided not to approve the Palos Verdes sites and the campus was located in Carson as the California State University, Dominquez Hills.

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Officials pointing to newly approved California State College at Palos Verdes (left) Original Plan for the Palos Verdes Project, then referred to as Palos Verdes Estates, with the large open area in the center planned for the Southern Branch of the University of California.(Picture Courtesy of Palos Verdes Peninsula Library District) (right)

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1537 Via Zurita Palos Verdes Estates
• Monte Malaga beauty • Ocean view • Spectacular architecture • Palos Verdes Art Center Design Tour Home • 6 bedrooms and 5.5 baths • 5,451 square foot home • Beautifully updated, meticulously maintained • Travertine floors, custom drapes, gourmet kitchen, atrium entry, spiral staircase and coffered ceilings • Pool, jacuzzi, sauna and BBQ • Ocean view terrace • Master bedroom suite with ocean view balcony and sitting area/office

Offered at $3,295,000

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The New Year is upon us and 2011 is off to a fast start! I’ve read various prognostications on what the real estate market will do this year, and as usual, the projections are varied. For the overall U.S. economy, the outlook for GDP growth this year is in the 2.5%-4% range — yet we still have a high unemployment number and other factors that will play a role in determining how the economy will fare this year. Locally, I think the mood is ‘cautiously optimistic’ as we gear up for the all important “Spring Listing Season.” I got the chance to spend an afternoon on one of our recent gorgeous sunny days behind the gates in Rolling Hills and it was simply awesome! Rolling Hills is one of the South bay’s true treasures, with its serene and lush landscape and commanding views atop the Peninsula. This issue of South Bay Digs has a special section on Rolling Hills — a sneak peak into the history and beginnings of this special place. Our Cover Home, offered by Jeannie Penner-More of keller Williams Luxury Homes, is a truly remarkable ranch estate in Rolling Hills and has some of the best views in the area.
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Brand New on Market!
Manhattan Beach Townhouse

233 7th Street, Manhattan Beach
This incredible home is the ultimate in living the Beach Lifestyle— an absolutely gorgeous South Manhattan Walkstreet West of Highland Home with amenities galore!! Starting with the most incredible ocean views from a roof top entertainment deck featuring a built-in spa tub built for 6, BBQ, sink and refrigerator. Three level home showcases Master Suite complete with fireplace, its own balcony, private sun room and entrance to the rooftop deck. With 3 spacious levels, 3884 sq feet of beach living, a 4-car garage and a 3-stop elevator, this home must been seen to be believed. Priced to sell quickly at $2,850,000

307 Aviation Place
3 bed | 2.5 bath | 1800+ Sqft. | Built in 2003 $599,900 WON’T LAST!

Ocean View Mediterranean Style Masterpiece!
515 Sapphire • Redondo Beach
5 Bedroom | 4 Baths | ~3868 Sqft. (buyer to verify) | Great Floorplan & Panoramic Views 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!

Offered at $1,629,000

Ultimate Beach Lifestyle – One Block to Beach!
616 S Broadway #A • Redondo Beach
3 Bedroom | 2.5 Bathrooms | + Library (4th bedroom) | ~2407 Sqft. (buyer to verify)

Offered at $1,175,000

5502 Carmelynn Street
Torrance $605,000 IN ESCROW!

29068 Clevis Road
Rancho Palos Verdes $1,040,000 IN ESCROW! (rep. buyer)

764 Avenue B
Redondo Beach $950,000 IN ESCROW! (rep. buyer)

1126 1st Place
Hermosa Beach Just Sold!

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Unobstructable Ocean Views
A classic one level Spanish Hacienda home created by a talented team of builder’s and artisan’s for proud owners. It captivates indoor & outdoor living at its best. Located on the bluffs off Paseo Del Mar across from parkland, unobstructable ocean views, 19,780 sq. ft of flat usable land, living sq. ft of 3,672, a total of 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, 3 car garage. Beautifully landscaped with large trellis-covered patio, a grassy backyard that features a spa, fire pit, BBQ, water fountain plus sports court, 4th Bedroom/Guest House with private bath and partial ocean view. Completely rebuilt in 2004, Architecture by Don W. Thursby, Landscaping by Jacqueline Ignon and Interior Design by Wendy Duston.

Newly Re-Built Custom Spanish Hacienda Style Home with Partial Coastline Views
Boasting just over 5,000 sq.ft. with 5 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms including a separate casita; formal living room with ocean view and fireplace. Dining room with fireplace and butler’s pantry. Family room is an entertainer’s dream with built-in full bar and wine storage; extensive use of walnut hardwood and limestone flooring throughout; office/ media and a full laundry room with new appliances. An amazing custom kitchen combines luxury and functionality beyond description! Flowing into an incredible family room equipped with a dozen skylights, vaulted ceilings and built-in entertainment area. 3,000 sq.ft. is new construction and the remaining has been completely rebuilt. All plumbing electrical and heating/air-conditioning are new. Other features include plushly landscaped backyard with pool and spa, outdoor half bath and fireplace; 3-car garage; 4 zone central heating and

2104 PASEO DEL MAR .......... PALOS VERDES ESTATES..... $3,500,000..................................

AC system and security system. All of these on a 13,880 sq.ft. lot!

900 VIA DEL MONTE .............................. PALOS VERDES ESTATES  $2,799,000

Location! Location! Location!
Situated on the bluff of Paseo Del Mar with unobstructed panoramic ocean and Queen’s necklace views. Boasting 3,364 SF on a 11,880 SF lot this home features 4 BD & 3.5 BA; formal living & dining rooms both with views of the ocean; a tastefully remodeled kitchen featuring Thermador appliances, maple cabinets with double pull-out pantries and granite counter tops. There is also a separate family room off the kitchen that leads into the backyard. Backyard features pool & spa, grassy area and a patio with a fire-pit. Master bedroom features walk-in closet, newly remodeled bathroom with built-in maple cabinets & a steam shower and a balcony that overlooks the ocean. All bathrooms have been remodeled with extensive use of travertine, slate and glass tiles. Other features include a front circular driveway, fireplace in living room and a 3-car garage. This is truly a must-see! Priced to sell.

Custom Mediterranean “Monte Malaga Gated Estates” Home in Palos Verdes Estates
Located on a very quiet cul-de-sac street with some city light views. Large grand open entry hall, formal living room, dining and family room. 7 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms; private backyard with pool and spa, BBQ, fire pit. Custom features include marble fireplaces; french doors; audio/ video surround sound system; large kitchen with double ovens, granite counter-tops and breakfast nook. Home is bright and airy with two living rooms, skylights, 3-car garage. Large flat backyard and space for kids to play. Priced to sell!

1640 PASEO DEL MAR ........ PALOS VERDES ESTATES ... $2,399,000..................................

924 VIA MIRADA ................... PALOS VERDES ESTATES .... $3,599,000...................................

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www. RajuSells .com A Simply Elegant Home
Brand new custom built home set up high on a hill crest with panooramic ocean, coastline and city light views with 180 degree view from Malibu to downtown L.A. Architecture by Roger North with an emphasis on indoor and outdoor living—it invites you with a long 20-foot wide driveway which ends at a large motor court. Home features 4 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms, 4,320sq.ft. of living space on a 2.74 acre lot (per seller). Large entry with 17 ft. ceilings throughout, large kitchen opens up to great room. Gourmet kitchen with all Thermador stainless steel appliances and large walk-in pantry; Santos Mahogany hardwood and travertine floors throughout; cherry cabinets with tons of storage space; large 3-car garage with high ceilings, dual zone heating and AC. Owners have approved plans for 80x30 barn and infinity pool—lots of grass area and upper pad is ideal for guest house or barn. Owners went through great expense to have sewer connection. Easy to show, priced to sell, home will not last!

Pristine Ranch Style Home
Conveniently located near the main gate, this designerperfect home boasts 5 bedrooms and 4½ bathrooms with an 800 sq.ft. guest house complete with kitchen, bedroom, living room, fireplace and views. Completely rebuilt in 2002 with exceptional attention to detail and amenities including vaulted and beamed ceilings, hardwood floors, custom crown moulding, skylights, extensive use of natural stone and central vacuum system. Entry opens to great room with formal living room with fireplace, French doors and formal dining area. The gourmet kitchen features granite counter-tops, custom cabinetry, subzero refrigerator, six burner Thermador range and oven, center island, large walk-in pantry and opens out to a family eating area and family room with fireplace and bar. Views enjoyed from almost every room! The master retreat has a fireplace and walk-in closets. The 1.7 acre beautifully landscaped grounds include a pool, 100 rose bushes, 40+ fruit trees, flat grass areas and room for horses.

0 CHESTNUT........................... ROLLING HILLS  $3,999,000

6 MEADOWLARK  ROLLING HILLS... $2,999,000   SHORT SALE..........................

Light, Bright and Airy
Beautifully renovated contemporary home with great attention to detail. Many of the rooms have floor to ceiling windows that give you a bright airy feeling. Sitting on almost half an acre, this home has a wonderful floor plan which boasts four bedrooms and three baths. The kitchen has granite countertops and a commercial Thermador stove. Family room and Dining room open up to the park like backyard. It is flat, all usable, with a sparkling swimming pool.

Entertainer’s Dream Home
Situated on the very top of Crownview Drive this home offers panoramic, unobstructed ocean and city light views from Malibu all the way to the Harbor. Boasting 7,587 sq.ft on a 34,950 sq ft. lot with 7 bedrooms and 7.5 baths. Entry hall with marble floors, high ceilings with a large dome shaped skylight. Gourmet kitchen with a center island, granite counter tops and double ovens. Formal living, family and dining rooms on main level have hardwood floors. Master bedroom upstairs features two walk-in closets and a large master bath with a spa tub. Views of ocean and harbor from almost every room. Other features include a gym room; library with builtin shelves; a second family room upstairs; stone fireplace in living room; a 3-car garage; and extensive use of windows and skylights throughout. Private backyard has a pool and spa that overlooks the expansive views. This is a great home for entertaining and on 4th of July enjoy fireworks from the front porch and upstairs balconies.

14 CRESTWIND..................... RANCHO PALOS VERDES. $1,500,000..................................

3323 CROWNVIEW DRIVE RANCHO PALOS VERDES.... $2,699,000...................................

*Source: Wall Street Journal, 2010

Rare Opportunity to Build a Dream Home!
One acre lot with spectacular unobstructed panoramic ocean views, located on the border of Palos Verdes Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes. Conceptual plans available to build a magnificent 11,000 sq. ft. one-of-a-kind Italian Villa overlooking the majestic Pacific Ocean.


Panoramic Ocean and Catalina Views
Elegant and sophisticated home located in Oceanfront Estates boasting over $1M in upgrades! Featuring an open entry leading to the living room; gourmet kitchen with spacious dining area and butler’s pantry; an art studio and a master suite complete with balconies and luxurious master bath. Double spiral staircases lead downstairs to a large family room with wet bar and 4 bedroom suites, each with French doors leading to the manicured grounds outside, salt water pool and spa, outdoor BBQ and expansive lawn with numerous fruit trees.


Ocean Views from Every Room
This original “model” estate, with over $2.3M in upgrades, offers 6 bedrooms and 6½ bathrooms in 8,337 sq.ft. of luxurious living space with the most breath-taking panoramic ocean views. Featuring a grand entry with a double staircase and Onyx inlay floors; gourmet kitchen with mosaic countertops, top-of-the-line Viking appliances and center island opening out to the family room with a fireplace, built-in entertainment center and full bar. The elegant formal dining room seats 14, and along with the living room, opens out to the spacious backyard and infinity pool, spa, fountain, flat grass areas, including a putting green. The master retreat hosts a fireplace, huge walk-in closets and a large balcony. In addition, there is a library, office/ study, elevator and home theater and all major rooms boast panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean! With exquisite finishings throughout including custom crown moulding, designer window coverings and custom cabinetry—all on a 32,770 sq. ft., professionally landscaped lot with a 4-car garage.


Find your Zen in this Secluded Haven
This magnificent 6,450sq.ft. Mediterranean home located in Oceanfront Estates, boasts the most breathtaking panoramic ocean views enjoyed from almost every room. With 5 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms—including a separate casita—this home exemplifies tranquility at its best, surrounded by private patios, outside fireplaces, numerous fountains, gardens, infinity pool and spa with solar heat system, outside bar and fireplace, manicured grounds and lawns. Patio entrance, formal living and dining rooms, office and kitchen with a center island, granite countertops, Viking appliances and French doors leading out to 420sq.ft. loggia. A second family room downstairs hosts a full bar and direct access to the spectacular backyard. Luxurious details throughout including 6 fireplaces, walnut floors, custom cabinetry, coiffure ceilings and solid wood crown mouldings. The home has a private driveway, 4-car garage and approved plans to add a 420sq.ft. media room—all on a 27,081sq.ft. lot.


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This luxurious custom built contemporary beach front home unlike no other home on The Strand is designed by Louie Tomaro. Features a Vantage lighting system and is wired for Creston automation system for fully integrated intelligent control over lighting, comfort, entertainment and security. A chef’s dream kitchen with a Thermador range with double oven, microwave and warming drawer, Fisher & Paykel double tall dishwasher, Subzero built in refrigerator with freezer drawers. Light, bright and airy with floor to ceiling windows that illuminate the entire home with natural light. Perfect for indoor and outdoor entertaining with formal living room, family room, formal dining, theatre room, game room, wine cellar and large rooftop deck. One-of-a-kind finishes and custom appointments throughout! Stunning panoramic sand, white water and Pacific Ocean Views.

Lease for $20,000/month with option to buy.


Prime Strand Location!
This ideally located duplex features one unit with 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms; and a second unit with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Duplex is in move-in condition with income at $120K per year. Great opportunity to own on The Strand with potential to build brand new single family home with approved plans

Custom Built Beachfront Mediterranean on Prime Corner Lot in Hermosa Beach
Prime west-facing corner beachfront location with custom built Mediterranean home designed by Architect Louie Tomaro. Enjoy extraordinary panoramic, white water, ocean views. Your front yard is right on the beach on a prime corner lot. Watch the sunrise and set from your master bedroom balcony or any of the 5 balconies, roof top deck, the large wrap around patio, or from the great room and or gourmet kitchen while you prepare your meals. Cooks will love the granite countertops and top-of-the-line appliances. Spread out in this spacious home with a family room and game room. Additional features include 2-car garage and 2 extra guest parking spaces, fountain, laundry room and elevator. Great outdoor entertaining with a built-in BBQ and wet bar. Only a few blocks from down town Hermosa Beach & Pier.

808 THE STRAND..... 100 THE STRAND...................... HERMOSA BEACH  $7,999,000 HERMOSA BEACH.... $3,599,000......................

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2826 THE STRAND • HERMOSA BEACH Beachfront Masterpiece 8000 square feet of living space on a 4,640 Sqft. ocean front lot with unsurpassed panoramic, sand, ocean & whitewater views to Malibu, Catalina and Palos Verdes! By far one of the nicest homes ever built on The Strand in Hermosa Beach! This spectacular new construction was built by Don Doukoullos, and designed by Louie Tomaro and offers 5 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, formal living, dining, great room with NaNa doors that open the face of the home to a large balcony bringing the gorgeous outdoors in. Feel the quality as you simply walk through the front door and the extra width this home offers due to the larger lot dimensions. The home is equipped with an Elevator for ease of access to all 4 floors. Pop some popcorn, sit back and enjoy some feature films in the spacious home theatre with state-of-the-art audio/video Creston Electronic Systems. The fabulous rooftop deck with swimming pool and putting green offers privacy for sun tanning or play. The stunning 3-level water feature adds a tranquil touch of nature to the indoors.

Offered at $14,500,000
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Raju Chhabria

Kristen Novoa

Selling the Manhattan Beach Lifestyle
132 20th Street • Manhattan Beach $3,599,000 • 1605 Pine Avenue • Manhattan Beach $855,000





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Manhattan Beach luxury ocean view beach home for lease…

Dream it… See it… Achieve it! Where the Beach is your home.

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Fit for a celebrity…comes nicely furnished or can be unfurnished. The contemporary finishes will dazzle & delight you as will the staggering ocean views. For those who required exclusivity, this home is matchless and is a bargain compared to local high end hotels. 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 3000 (+/-) sqft, magnificent eat-in kitchen, formal dining, stunning architecture fronting a “walk street.” Relax on the top floor deck with panoramic views or enjoy the entertainment room just inside. Enjoy garage parking for up to 3 cars, with the beach a mere block away, and walking distance to downtown restaurants and shops. Offered at $15,000/month

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Ocean Front Property | 4 BEDS | 3 BATHS | 2664 SQ FT. | 4 Car Garage

1534 THE STRAND | HERMOSA BEACH | $4,799,000
Owner Financing Available Walking distance to Pier Plaza, restaurants, and shops Recent Sales on the Strand in Hermosa Beach include: 3124 The Strand $4,500,000 & 2108 The Strand $4,700,000 Options: Use as a single family home - OR live in the top floor 3 bed 2 bath unit and rent out the bottom 1 bed 1 bath - OR use as a vacation home with rental - OR build your dream home -ORadd a third story OR huge roof top deck - OR ...

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2010 RESULTS are IN!
Trending this week in Manhattan Beach, 90266…
Median List Price Asking Price per Square Foot Average Days on Market Percent of Properties with Price Decrease Percent Relisted (reset DOM) Total Homes for Sale $1,560,000 $680 116 35% 11 105 Median House Size (sq ft) Median Lot Size (sq ft) Less than Median Number of Bedrooms Median Number of Bathrooms Market Action Index 2,883 4,500 4.0 2.8 17.7 (Strong Buyer’s)

*The Market Action Index answers the question “How’s the Market?” by measuring the current rate of sale versus the amount of the inventory. Index above 30 implies Seller’s Market conditions. Below 30, conditions favor the Buyer.

How fast did your home sell in 2010? Average Days on Market…
Beach Cities listings sold took an average of 79 days on market. Ed’s Beach Cities listings sold in an average of only 27 days.

How much money did you give up selling your home in 2010? Sold price versus List price…
Beach Cities average Sold price versus List price was 7% below original list price. Ed’s Beach Cities listings Sold price versus List price was 2% below original list price.

Ed’s listings sold 65% faster in 2010… now that’s performance!

Ed’s Beach Cities listings received 5% more on average – that’s $50,000 additional value per $1,000,000 sold!

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Realtor / Loan Consultant 310.259.6570
DRE: 01076415

16 Bowie Road, Rolling Hills, 90274
4 Beds | 4 Baths | 4294 Sq.Ft. | Panoramic Views Located in the enchanting City of Rolling Hills, a private gated community located atop the scenic hills of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, this Ranch-Style Estate is set among an immaculate lush landscape and ranch style/equestrian environment. With an enduring respect for native wildlife and the natural surroundings, this one-of-a-kind home offers breathtaking panoramic views, from the majestic queen’s-necklace view of the Santa Monica Bay, to twinkling city lights below all the way to world famous downtown skyline, and across to the regal views of San Pedro’s impressive Port of Los Angeles. Pristine stables and private park-like settings are centuries away from the city below as you enter the grounds up a long private driveway, with lush, expansive, colorful, and meticulously maintained landscape that is well over an acre. Designed by a renowned local architect, the ambience of the exterior blend perfectly with the intimate interior spaces throughout this home and offer a feeling of openness and illumination of natural light. Five main bridle trails provide convenient access for ones equestrian enjoyment. The quiet, serene atmosphere is experienced while strolling through the grounds of this magnificent ranch-style estate. An extra-large three-car garage and parking platform provide extra parking for guests. Offered at $4,600,000

Rolling Hills
thiS iS the view from the JenkinS family gueSt houSe which incluDeD a Barn, StaBle looking northweSt towarDS the area where peninSula high School iS now locateD. the JenkinS purchaSeD their home on SaDDleBack roaD for $25,000 in 1941 anD incluDeD a Barn, StaBle anD gueSthouSe on 5 acreS. JenkinS Daughter, rachel Jenkin’S Sulmeyer, (whoSe current houSe iS for Sale anD iS the front cover home in thiS iSSue) reflectS on the early yearS of growing up in rolling hillS: “During the early yearS, there waS approximately 60 familieS living here. the roaDS were Dirt, anD the area waS very rural. the only moDe of tranSportation waS By horSe or foot anD i rememBer riDing to nurSery School on horSeBack. we farmeD, haD cattle anD chickenS anD liveD a ranch lifeStyle.”

Behind the Gates

tHE bEGINNING… It all began when Beverly Hills landscape architect A.E. Hanson was tapped by landowner Frank A. Vanderlip Sr. to develop a community on part of the 1,000 acres of Palos Verdes Peninsula land that Vanderlip had acquired in 1913. In 1932, Hanson began to sell the idea of developing the city’s large lots into single-family vacation dude ranches, which eventually evolved into a development of one-story luxury homes with a minimum lot size of one acre, allowing plenty of room to keep and ride horses.

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thiS photo waS taken in the Spring of 1933 anD ShowS the firSt Day of work Starting on paloS verDeS Drive north. the firSt rolling hillS gatehouSe waS locateD immeDiately to the right of the two automoBileS.

to raiSe caSh for Development, hanSon Sent out 10,000 poStcarDS in 1940 aDvertiSing lanD in rolling hillS…”3000 acreS for a Song.” each parcel waS 25 acreS in Size, offereD at $185 per acre, one-thirD caSh, the Balance termS to Suit. accorDing to hanSon, not one Sale waS maDe! the loS verDeS golf courSe iS now in the miDDle of the “3000 acreS for a Song.”

in Rolling Hills…
the original entranceway to rolling hillS. the two canary palmS are Still in exiStence.

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2010 sales Recap: total sales 18 total MaRket Valuation of sold pRopeRties $36,718,050 MiniMuM sold pRice $1,150,000 MaxiMuM sold pRice $5,500,000 aVeRage sold pRice $2,039,892 cuRRent pRopeRties foR sale: total pRopeRties foR sale 16 MiniMuM list pRice $1,299,900 MaxiMuM list pRice $12,800,000 aVeRage list pRice $4,640,900

FAST FACTS… Rolling Hills is a private, gated community located atop the scenic hills of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Incorporated on January 24, 1957, Rolling Hills is nestled among a picturesque and lush ranch style environment, with an enduring respect for native wildlife and the natural surroundings. The city consists of 690 single family homes with approximately 1900 residents and covers 3 square miles totaling 1908 acres of heavenly hills and 23 miles of horse trails, including three community riding rings. To maintain that timeless ranch country feeling, all properties in Rolling Hills are one story and painted white, without streetlights, curbs and gutters. Security gates control entrance to the city, and outsiders are not allowed to enter without permission from the city resident they plan to visit.

aVeRage days on MaRket 154 to ReseaRcH all tHe pRopeRties foR sale in Rolling Hills Visit www.soutHbaydigs.coM/ seaRcH_RollingHills.pHp
pRopeRty data taken fRoM MRMls foR closed sale (sfR) HoMes sold in ‘aRea 166’ Rolling Hills ca fRoM JanuaRy 1 – deceMbeR 31, 2010. cuRRent pRopeRties foR sale data taken as of pRess tiMe. infoRMation is deeMed accuRate but not guaRanteed. souRces: Rolling Hills: tHe eaRly yeaRs, by a.e. Hanson, city of
caption: early rolling hillS map ShowS the 600 acreS of the original rolling hillS. all of thiS area waS controlleD through the main gatehouSe.

Rolling Hills, 1978 RacHel Jenkins sulMeyeR, cuRRent Resident

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Rolling Hills Homes
Welcome to the City of Rolling Hills. Rolling Hills is a private, gated community located atop the scenic hills of the Palos Verdes Peninsula in Southern California. Rolling Hills maintains a ranch style equestrian environment with an enduring respect for native wildlife and natural surroundings. The city covers 3 square miles totaling 1908 acres of lush hills.

This home is ready for updating or you can build your dream home. There is a survey, geological feasibility and soils engineering report and topography study. Preliminary plans by George Sweeney, a renowned architect to remodel and build a early California Ranchero Home. A rendering is displayed in the residence. This is a beautiful lot with one of the finest views from the Queens Necklace, downtown Los Angeles, expansive city lights plus the harbor. Call today and discuss all the options.

5 Bed | 5 Bath | Tennis Court | Guest House | 1.9 Acres Fabulous Country Estate of classic traditional architecture includes spacious family room, formal dining room and expertly planned custom kitchen. This beautiful home sits on 1.9 acres with one of the most beautifully landscaped lots in all Rolling Hills — accented with imposing trees, pretty shrubs and manicured, velvet lawn. The covered terrace outside overlooks a sparkling pool, koi pond, multiple BBQ areas, two fire pits, a tennis court and complete guesthouse and room for equestrian facilities. A must see home! Call for pricing and private showing.

OFFERED AT $1,795,000

3 Bed | 3 Bath | Over 1 Acres | Panoramic Views Enjoy this 2,889 square foot home complete with formal dining room, spacious family room, large master suite with 2 walkin closets, bath tub and seperate shower, un-obstructed views of city lights, downtown Los Angeles ang the harbor. Large flat lot with room for guest house or equestrian facilities.

Gorgeous ranch style home completely remodeled. Well planned kitchen with granite counter and state or the art appliance. A spacious family room. Offering 4BD/4BA, deluxe master suite, plus 3 fireplaces, pool and panoramic view. On a 1 acre lot zoned for horses.

SOLD IN THREE DAYS at $2,500,000 OFFERED AT $1,675,000 The Inman Team Gordon Inman & Keith Kelley
DRE # 00446156 310-944-5554

Stunning italian Ocean FrOnt

736 Esplanade • Redondo Beach

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! 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
200 South Pacific Coast Highway Redondo Beach

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



NW Real Estate Brokers recently announced the grand opening of their new office in Hermosa Beach on 200 Pier Avenue, Suite 204. The new location, its fifth in the Beach Cities, is in response to the growth NW experienced in 2010. John Chuka, Principal Broker /Owner, stated ‘our presence in the South Bay continues to expand and this Pier Avenue location is ideal for us in Hermosa Beach. We’ve added 30 agents in the last twelve months and look forward to continued growth.’ The Brokerage also welcomed Robert Reyes as the new managing agent for the new Hermosa Beach office. Robert entered the Real Estate business in the early 90’s and has over 25 years of personal experience buying and selling homes and apartment buildings, many being foreclosure / short sale properties. NW Real Estate Brokers has operated in the South Bay since 1979 and specializes in residential, income and commercial property sales throughout Southern California with an emphasis along the coast from El Segundo to Long Beach. For more information on NW Real Estate Brokers call (310) 546-3468 or visit

John chuka anD roBert reyeS celeBrate granD opening of new nw hermoSa Beach location on rooftop Deck (far left) nw’S new office DigS on pier avenue in hermoSa Beach (left)

304 Manhattan Ave. Hermosa Beach, California
This single family home has kept its beachside charm while inheriting a modern star like quality. This 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,496 sq/feet home is just waiting to be plucked by someone who can appreciate living the California dream. Just 3 blocks to the Strand and an easy bike ride to the famous Hermosa Pier. Everything to offer from surfing, nightlife, shopping, and some of the best dining in LA. If you rather stay in, set up dinner and enjoy one of the most amazing sunsets right from your patio. In addition, this home has one of largest resort like rooftop decks around, set up with electricity, water, and gas. Not to forget the spectacular ocean views from the break wall to Malibu. A great home and even better investment located in one of most popular beach cities in LA.

Open House Sat/Sun 1-4pm


Welcome Home.
Rami Elminoufi
Beach City Brokers Office 310-543-3536 x321

Panoramic Views · White Carrara Marble countertops · Remodeled kitchen · Recessed lighting Maple (real) hardwood floors · Large Bonus Room · 3 blocks to the Strand · Resort like roof top deck

Realtor / Mortgage Broker Cell 310-947-1180

Beach City Brokers

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One of a kind craftsman in Poets Section of Manhattan Beach! 1171 Shelley St., Manhattan Beach 90266 4 Bed | 3 Bath | 3,219 Sqft. Built 2002 | Ocean Peek View 56’ Lot Frontage OFFERED AT $1,650,000

Awesome South Redondo Retreat! 409 Miramar Drive, Redondo Beach 90277 3 Bed | 2 Bath | Single Level Premier Neighborhood Move-in Condition OFFERED AT $759,000

Gorgeous Cape Code in Dover Shores! 1924 Holiday Road, Newport Beach 92660 4 Bed | 3 Bath | Completely Remodeled | Single Level Pool/Spa | Turn Key OFFERED AT $1,499,000

310-855-3557 Raju Chhabria

Kristen Novoa

DRE# 01863340



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615 N Lucia Ave. Unit B Redondo Beach
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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Experience is Everything
2920 Laurel Avenue, MB
E SU N H N OU 1- S 4 E

• Tree Section Location!! • 3 bedrooms and 2 baths • Large Landscaped backyard!! • 1,872 sq. ft. • Manhattan Beach Schools



• 3 bedrooms & 2 Baths • Family Room • Dining Room • Living Room • Remodeled • 2,500 + Sq. Ft. • Master Suite with fireplace and walk-in closet for two • Relax in the remodeled spa-inspired Master Bath with Marble Floors, spa tub & shower.
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2017 Farrell Avenue, RB


DRE: 00426498 8


Direct: 310-802-4344

“If Rolls Royce built homes… they simply could not surpass the elegance of this custom home.”
PhotograPhy by Kim Pritchard


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 gas-lamp 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

Lida Sandera
Realtor 310-721-3196 •
DRE# 00872021





Kim Sussman 310-701-7103
DRE: 01722566
Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed

Debbie Walmer 310-376-2318
DRE: 00546769

310.541.8271 •
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4220 Via Alondra Palos Verdes Estates
• 4,176 Sq.Ft. (tax) • Indoor/Outdoor Living on Quiet Street • Located in charming Valmonte. • Versatile floor plan with 6 Bedrooms, family room and great room; perfect for extended family.

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1509 Via Montemar, Palos Verdes Estates

• Custom amenities. • 4 Bedrooms, 5 Baths • 3,700 Sq.Ft. (tax) • 9,960 Sq.Ft. Lot (tax) • Travel a lot? Home Includes state-of-theart security system and Audio/Visual throughout the home. • Views from everywhere.



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2456 Via Sonoma, Palos Verdes Estates

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13 Bridlewood Circle, Rolling Hills Estates

• Elegant one-level 4,745+ Sq.Ft. home, resting on a huge 17,740 (tax) Sq.Ft. Monte Malaga corner lot. • Designed by a local architect, featuring many high quality upgrades. • Nearly every room opens up to the pool / courtyard.

• 5,406 Sq.Ft. (tax) • 16,800 Sq.Ft. Lot (tax) • Separate Master Suite with Sitting Room, Office or Exercise room. • Includes Pool, Patio, and BBQ Area.

• Spacious 5,400+ Sq.Ft. home with family and recreation rooms, formal living & dining and 5 Bedrooms. • Panorama Ocean and Canyon Views with lots of privacy. • Separate Master Suite with jacuzzi, exercise area & office. • Temperature controlled wine cellar with 24 bottles to start your collection.

Darin DeRenzis 310.418.6210 DRE# 01760239

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2863 Via Victoria, Palos Verdes Estates

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The prestigious communities of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, situated conveniently south of the Los Angeles International Airport, offer a variety of architectural styles, ranging from the extraordinary contemporary to the charm and elegant traditional reminiscent of the French and Italian Riviera. An acknowledged expert in Palos Verdes properties for over 29 years, with sales in excess of $650 million, Lily Liang is uniquely qualified to represent both buyers and sellers on the Peninsula.

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■ 16,000 sq.ft. of living space ■ 70,000 sq.ft. gated lot ■ 9 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms ■ Partially furnished ■ Pool Jacuzzi, tennis court,

1608 Via Fernandez Palos Verdes Estates

gardens, and lily pond ■ 6-car garage, plus 10 additional parking spaces ■ Designed by famous architect Tony Ashai ■ Gym, wine cellar, library, movie theatre, gourmet kitchen

Offered at $10,990,000

1103 Via Curva Palos Verdes Estates

■ 4,700 sq.ft. ■ 6 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms ■ Romantic artist’s retreat on half-acre lot ■ Remodeled by Ed Beall

30504 Palos Verdes Drive West Rancho Palos Verdes

Offered at $2,495,000

■ Price reduced! ■ Build your dream home ■ ~12,000 sq.ft. lot ■ Architectural plans for 4,300 sq.ft. home

6508 Via Baron Rancho Palos Verdes

Offered at $699,000

■ Ocean and Catalina views ■ Walking trail by bluff to Terranea Resort ■ 4,645 sq.ft. with great floor plan ■ 3-car garage

Offered at $1,499,000

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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.

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 walk-in closet, large his/her bath, jacuzzi tub. House is wired for stereo, alarm as well as high speed internet (CAT5). Hermosa Beach living at it’s best!

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.”




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“Navigating the Real Estate market can be challenging during these uncertain times. As a partner with Peninsula Sotheby’s International Realty I can offer you unsurpassed exposure and experience in the marketing of your home or when representing you in the purchase of a home. Please call me on my cell phone at (310) 990-4727.” —Gerard Bisignano
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.

3104 Ocean Drive, Manhattan Beach
Charming and fully upgraded, this income property was built in 1940 and features three legal non-conforming units with ocean views and two garages. Two 1-bedroom units and a 2-bedroom owner’s unit. Owner’s unit features a fireplace. Outstanding views across from the quietest stretch of the beach. Units always rented. Larger than can currently be built. Two bedroom owner’s unit currently available at $4,500 per month on a one year lease.

301 25th Street, Manhattan Beach
Walk Street - Classic Beach Duplex. Live and play only three blocks from the beach. Stunning water and beach views with perfect sunsets. Living room has wood burning fireplace. Walk out on to your front deck for lounging or grilling. See and hear the waves. Recently renovated - move right in and enjoy the summer. In the beautiful Sand Section of Manhattan Beach on a oversized 2/3 lot. One 3 bed/2 bath unit and one studio with full bath and kitchen. Both units are super easy to rent. Sit on the deck and sip your morning coffee and enjoy the ocean views. Great investment or build opportunity.




Estates of Epic Architectural Significance

Gerard Bisignano
Peninsula Sotheby’s International Realty Cell: 310-990-4727 Office: 310-376-6004 |
DRE: 01116110

Kristen novoa

7 Bed | 6.5 Bath | 5678 Sqft. | 43’ Beach Frontage | Oceanfront • Prime North Facing Corner Location • Oversized Lot (43 x 105) • Indoor Pool & Spa inside Private Atrium • Wired for surround sound & security system • 4-car garage parking with room for 2 additional cars


1161 6TH STREET MANHATTAN BEACH 4 Bed + Den | 3 Bath 3416 Sqft. | 6000 Sqft. Lot • Beautifully appointed with well designed layout • 3 Fireplaces • Private Den with door can be 5th Bedroom • Formal Living & Dining Room • Lush Landscaping

803 18TH STREET DUPLEX • HERMOSA BEACH Multi Family | 2 Units | 2349 Sqft. 3-Garage Spaces + 3 driveway • No Rent Control • Excellent Location – Walk to Beach • Each Unit is two stories with 3 Beds, 1.75 Baths • Each Unit Totally Remodeled • Live in one and rent the other or keep both as rentals

POCKET LISTINGS! • The Strand, Manhattan Beach Corner Lot $13,000,000 • The Strand, North Hermosa Beach $4,800,000 • Hermosa Beach Townhouse, 2bed + office , 2.5 bath $725,000 Call Kristen today for details and a private showing!



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