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Ocean View Walk Street Masterpiece
3 Blocks to Sand in Manhattan Beach
offered by Jane Sager, Shorewood Realtors

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“Let F reed ma n m” R ing.co

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

Robert Freedman
310-291-7779

Six Year New Spanish Villa
923 Eighth Street Manhattan Beach
Located on a 50 wide, 7,200 Square Foot lot on an excellent street in the heart of the Hill Section, this very special Family Home offers spectacular City and Mountain views, and a big back yard. • Dramatic entrance with soaring 26 foot ceilings • 5 Bedrooms and 4.5 baths with nearly 4,400 sqft of spacious living

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. • bedrooms, 3½ baths including sound 4 insulated master suite • Library with custom crafted book shelves • Full artist studio, gym, and wine cellar

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Offered at $2,999,122

Offered at $4,995,000

One of the Most Premier Homes & Lots in all Manhattan Beach
704 Pacific Avenue, Manhattan Beach | www.704PacificAve.com
The timeless enchantment of classic Cape Cod design is embodied in this Hill Section family home on an A+ lot with breathtaking panoramic ocean views. Custom built in 1997, with superior materials throughout, including Marvin windows, oak flooring and cherry cabinets. The lot is 8,960 square feet (56 X 160). The main living space is downstairs with a BR and bath. The formal living room with its toasty brick fireplace opens out onto an ocean view veranda. Gather the family (or give the kids alone time) in one of 2 family rooms - 1 up and 1 down. • Chef’s island kitchen with granite and tile counters and top quality appliances. • 3 enclosed garages + extra space off the rear alley. • ffice/guest suite + bath with private deck and stellar views. O • aster Suite has a parlor and amazing views and bath has marble counters and a big walk in closet M

Offered at $5,249,000
#1 at RE/MAX Manhattan Beach for over 25 years running

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Panoramic Ocean Views Great Walk Street Location . . . 3 Blocks to Beach Shows Like New 3 Stop Elevator
The “Beach House” 533 Fifteenth Street • Manhattan Beach
Gorgeous Authentic Cape Cod with Panoramic Ocean Views
Family Living at It’s Finest | Approx. 5,300 Sq. Ft of Exquisite Finishes Masterful Design and Construction | 6 Bedrooms, 7 Bathrooms, Library, Office/Writing Room, Family Room, Living Room, and Billiard Room Excellent Location | Large 70 Ft. Wide Backyard with Sports Court, Built-in BBQ and Fire Pit | Fabulous Cook’s Kitchen with Custom Cabinetry and Butler’s Pantry | 3-Stop Elevator | Basement with Large Recreation Room Completed in 2004 Shows Like New

Offered at $5,350,000 | www.533Fifteenth.com

Fabulous Custom Mediterranean Home 907 Ninth Street • Manhattan Beach
Great for Entertaining and Family Living
Unique Design by Louie Tomaro | Grand Home of Approx. 5,600 Sq. Ft. 6 Bedrooms, 5.5 Bathrooms, Large Office / Gym | Large and Open Fabulous Kitchen and Family Room, Adjoining Spacious Natural Stone Deck with BBQ and Fireplace | Expansive Backyard with Lush Landscaping Basement includes Rec. Room, Wine Room, Movie Room, Storage Rooms, One Bedroom and Bath | Elegant Living Room with Mahogany Crown Molding, Dramatic Custom Stone Fireplace, and Natural Stone Floor

Beautiful Custom Mediterranean Home with Panoramic Ocean Views • Great Walkstreet Location 320 32nd Street • Manhattan Beach
3 Stop Elevator | 4-Car Garage | 3 Blocks to Beach | Completed in 2001 and Shows like New | Large Ocean View Family Room with Tall Coved Ceiling, Quarter Sawn Oak Floor, and 8 Foot Sliding Glass Doors Opening to Natural Stone Deck with Dramatic Ocean View | 4 Bedrooms, Den/5th Bedroom and 4.5 Bathrooms | Gourmet Granite Kitchen with Ocean Views and Large Walk-in Pantry | Spacious Living Room with Vaulted Beam Ceiling and Ocean Views | Approx. Living Space is 4,300 Sq. Ft. | Large Recreation Room with French Doors Opening to Charming Patio and Fountain

Offered at $3,579,000 | www.907Ninth.com

Offered at $3,199,000 | www.320-32ndst.com See Backside For Details . . . 30 Years of Full Time Real Estate

Bob Lane BOB LANE
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UNITS FOR SALE STARTING AT $489,000

WHERE WORK, IS ANYTHING BUT… Free yourself from the confines of the cubicle. Cut the commute. And discover an entirely new way to work. Where inspired architecture meets intelligent design. Where spectacular views are not just reserved for the corner office. WELCOME TO 1300 HIGHLAND AVENUE. An extraordinary mix of 34 contemporary work lofts and retail units, each one as unique as you. Ideally located in the heart of a vibrant beach community, 1300 Highland Avenue puts the best of coastal living right outside your office door. Merging the concepts of productivity and lifestyle, efficiency and fun, work and play.

BRYN STROYKE STROYKE PROPERTIES 920 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Ste 4 office: 310-545-9595 cell: 310-880-3436 bryn@stroykeproperties.com

2909 THE STRAND
HERMOSA BEACH YOU’VE BEEN LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT ONE-OF-A-KIND COLLECTABLE…NOW YOU’VE FOUND IT.

There’s no other property like it on The Strand, and there never will be.
There is more to life at 2909 The Strand. Much, more, with three above ground floors (instead of the typical two) and each of them almost 50 feet of expansive frontage (instead of the typical 24 feet) --- plus a full sized roof deck, you will enjoy 300% more frontage than the typical Hermosa Strand home. That means more room to live, breath, entertain and grow. Not to mention more spectacular views of The Strand, the beach, the blue waters just mere steps from your door. Sure your neighbors might have frontage-envy, but you can invite them over to enjoy the sunset from the largest roof top deck on The Strand..Yours! At approximately 10,000 sf. In total square footage, and a can’t-be-replicated 35 foot in height, 2909 The Strand features, 7 bedrooms, 7 baths, 3.5 baths (including a separate housekeeper’s quarters) this property is unrivaled on The Strand. This opportunity simply redefines The Strand experience and must be seen to be believed. For more details go to:

www.2909TheStand.com

Offered at $18,899,000

BRYN STROYKE STROYKE PROPERTIES 920 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Ste 4 office: 310-545-9595 cell: 310-880-3436 bryn@stroykeproperties.com

1712 The Strand
manhattan BEACH

The Perfect Blend of Location and Lifestyle…
Custom built in 2008, this Louie Tomaro designed home takes its inspiration from the Hills of Tuscany and imbues it with the sensibilities of coastal living to create a sophistication that is “timeless, not old and modern, not cold.” With staggering panoramic ocean and Pier views, this home features 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths in a seamlessly laid out 4,500s.f., which also includes a spacious beach room, refrigerated wine cellar, an office with custom built-ins, a three stop elevator, a computerized lighting system, a three car garage and a charming courtyard entry. Extraordinary quality of craftsmanship and finish in every detail including pillowed French lime stone floors, custom alder cabinetry, 8’ knotty alder doors, rifts cut wide plank oak flooring, radiant heating and a/c, with top of the line audio, visual and security systems. The living spaces are highlighted by huge multi paneled sliding glass doors, which open up the entire front of the house to the breathtaking views. Exceptional Strand location close enough for a short walk to downtown and all its shops and restaurants, but far enough from the Pier to avoid the congested beaches.

Priced to Sell at $11,000,000

BRYN STROYKE STROYKE PROPERTIES 920 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Ste 4 office: 310-545-9595 cell: 310-880-3436 bryn@stroykeproperties.com

The Ultimate C alifornia Beach Home!

3205 THE STRAND | HERMOSA BEACH
Classic Beach Home substantially remodeled, consists of 3,600sf including 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths. With three stories of living space above grade, this home offers 50% more frontage than any new construction North of 24th St, which is all zoned R1 now. The 30’ x 85’ corner lot has exceptional Southern exposure, which allows for cascading natural light throughout the home. The home is built to the Southern property line which allows this home to be 3 feet (10%) wider than homes built on similar lots and allows for 2.5 garages. The home sits further West than one can build today, which locks in better un-blockable views. Two large useable decks off living room and master bedroom extend almost to the property line to the West. Gourmet Ocean view kitchen with white Corian slab counters, 4 burner restaurant stove and griddle, stainless steel double oven and dishwasher, full size Sub Zero Refrigerator and separate Freezer, custom Oak Cabinetry, large appliance closet, and central island warming drawer. Jon Starr complete remodel of master suite, as well as all new windows, doors, exterior lighting, substantial electrical and plumbing upgrades and beautiful new garage doors. Now is your opportunity to be only the third owner of this Historic California Beach Home.

MAJOR PRICE REDUCTION! $5,799,000
ROBB D. STROYKE STROYKE PROPERTIES 920 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Ste 4 office: 310-545-9595 ext. 123 cell: 310-938-6008 robb@stroykeproperties.com

SOUtH BAy HIStORy tIDBItS
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Palos Verdes and South Bay Japanese Farmers
CONtENtS By maureen megoWan / re/max Palos Verdes execs
When land values dictated that Peninsula property could no longer be used for only cattle grazing, George Bixby leased the land to Japanese farmers to cultivate fruits and vegetables. Land was leased for approx. ten dollars an acre, and in the early 1900’s, approx. 40 Japanese families were cultivating crops on the Peninsula. the Ishibashi family was one of the first Japanese families to farm the Peninsula. Kumekichi Ishibashi came to San Francisco in 1895, and walked to Los Angeles. He worked as a houseboy for many years, but in 1906 leased his first farm from Bixby in 1906 at the site of the present day Trump National Golf course in Rancho Palos Verdes. In 1910, Kumekichi brought his younger brother, Tomizo, to join him at the farm. The Ishibashi family used to get water once a week for their house, which they built themselves, from a well in the Portuguese Bend area, and this took the better part of a day. the family farmed by the “dry farming” method with no irrigation, and grew beans, cucumbers, peas and tomatoes. Early electricity was obtained by a boat generator, and auto batteries.

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13 ON tHE COVER
Ocean View Walk Street Masterpiece with over 4500 Square Feet of Spacious Living Space and only Three Blocks to Sand in Manhattan Beach. Offered by Jane Sager, Shorewood Realtors

21 Home of tHe Week
Imagine a modern masterpiece designed by famed architect Leo Marmol, Marmol Radziner + Associates, that sits on a one-of-a-kind double corner lot in one of the best beach enclaves in the entire world. Offered by Steve Heavrin

29 tHE SOUtH BAy FARMERS’ MARkEtS
Our beach cities boast some of the best markets in the state. Here’s a quick guide to those in the South Bay

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1923 picture of Some of the 40 JapaneSe familieS cultivating the paloS verDeS peninSula (courteSy of paloS verDeS liBrary DiStrict)

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When World War II began, however, the Japanese families who were farming the Rancho Palos Verdes area were interned for the duration of the war; many were relocated to the internment camp at Manzanar, California. On February 1, 1942, Kumekuchi Ishibashi and his wife Take were taken to a detention camp for Japanese in Bismarck, North Dakota. In July, 1942, Kumekuchi’s family including his son Mas, Mas’ wife, Miye, along with their son Satoshi, who was seven years old at the time, and Mas’ brothers, George and Aki were interned at Poston, Arizona. In a little over one year, Kumekichi was able to reunite with his family in Poston. they then moved to Utah to farm for the duration of the war. Mas’ brother, George and Kay, served in the 442nd Regimental Infantry Combat Unit. This unit received more citations than any other outfit [of its size]. Miye Ishibashi sold strawberries

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on the side of the road and Mas farmed Rancho Palos Verdes for over 50 years, with the exception of the internment years. Their son Satoshi continued working with his father to farm rolling acres of barley and garbanzo beans for many of those years as well. Tomizo, Kumekichi’s brother, had four farming sons: Ichiro, James, tom and Daniel and two daughters, yukiko and Naomi. James Ishibashi’s farm is several miles down the road. His wife sold vegetables at “Annie’s stand,” serving the community for forty years. Tom Ishibashi, who farmed on city-owned property next to Torrance Municipal Airport since the early 1960’s died last week at the age of 82.

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The Vanderlip Cottage 99 Vanderlip Dr. Rancho Palos Verdes
Once in a lifetime opportunity to own both a beautiful home as well as a piece of history. Frank Vanderlip, the original developer of Palos Verdes, constructed this earliest existing home on the Peninsula in 1916 in the Portuguese Bend area as his summer home, which he called “The Cottage”. The Cottage is ideally situated at the top of the Portuguese Bend community, and adjacent to the famous Vanderlip Mansion. The home has incredible ocean and Catalina views, and the site was hand-picked by Mr. Vanderlip as the ideal location on the Peninsula for views and the consistency of its delightful climate. The Cottage has 4 bedrooms , 4 bathrooms, and is approx. 3,866 sq. ft. There is also an adjacent 1 bedroom 1 bath approx. 478 sq. ft. guest house. Both the dining room and living room exude a Victorian style of the 1920´s. The private entrance drive is up a beautiful tree lined promenade ending at the entrance to the Vanderlip Mansion and The Cottage. The sense of history and exclusivity of the home , combined with it´s beautiful architecture, pool area, and views, makes The Cottage one of the most unique homes on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.

Offered at $2,500,000 www.PalosVerdesLiving.com

1537 Via Zurita, Palos Verdes Estates
5,500 sq.ft. plus home, with 6 BR & 5 1/2 BA available in prestigous Montemalaga. This home was a PV Art Center Design House. Dramatic atrium entry and spiral staircase. Every bedroom has a walk-in closet & attached bath, and there are custom drapes, coffered ceilings, travertine floors, carpets & wood throughout. The rooms include an ocean view master suite & office, living room, formal dining room, family & breakfast rooms, study & gourmet kitchen with granite counters. There are views from both floors. Pool, jacuzzi, newly landscaped backyard, outdoor BBQ & sink.

Offered at $3,295,000 www.PalosVerdesLiving.com

Maureen Megowan
310.541.6416
PVAgent.com

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1300 HigHland open House
May 20 1300 Highland shops & worklofts, Manhattan Beach

guests arriving at the 1300 highland progressive open house on friday, may 20 were greeting by the quintessential manhattan Beach lifestyle — a picture perfect sunset, a cold corona with lime, the grooving sounds of local Justin hopkins and made-to-order fish tacos — all to tour and discover the extraordinary mix of 34 contemporary work lofts and retail units offered for sale by Bryn Stroyke, Stroyke properties. partygoers got a first hand look at the best of commercial coastal work space, where work is anything but. for more information on 1300 highland Shops & Worklofts — contact Bryn Stroyke at 310.545.9595 or bryn@stroykeproperties.com.
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ANOTHER OCEAN VIEW MASTERPIECE HOME!
C H OV O E M R E
s her countless satisfied clients will attest, Jane Sager has made exceptional service an art form. As one of the South Bay area’s leading real estate professionals for more than 20 years, she has built her reputation on providing expert guidance with a distinctly personalized touch. Jane builds lasting relationships with her clients, and provides keen market insight and creative solutions throughout the process. Quite simply, for Jane Sager, Success is an Art Form, so call her today and make the most of your opportunities in the South Bay area.

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337 16th Street, Manhattan Beach
On One of the Most Desirable Walkstreets in Manhattan Beach!
Impossible to duplicate today, this wonderfully spacious family home boasts over 4500 square feet of living area plus a four-car garage. The charming walkstreet patio at the crest of the hill features a built in BBQ - an entertainer’s dream with French doors leading to the family (or media) room, oversized bar area with beverage cooler, dishwasher and 250 bottle dual wine cooler. Four bedrooms and 4.5 baths plus an option for a fifth bedroom - a rare find in the Sand Section. Ideal location in the heart of downtown Manhattan Beach and three blocks to the sand, this home is exceptional!

Impeccable and listed at $2,950,000

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221 14th Street, Manhattan Beach
Just Like Staying at the Shade Hotel.
Fabulous opportunity to rent this sophisticated ocean view home - fully furnished, two blocks to the beach and just steps to downtown Manhattan Beach. Absolutely Immaculate! Commanding the entire top floor, the master suite features ocean and pier views, fireplace, vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, bay window, and two closets. Two bedrooms downstairs, gourmet kitchen, hardwood floors, and a secluded garden with BBQ, hot tub and ocean views!

3300 Highland Ave. Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
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4320 The Strand, Manhattan Beach
On the Ocean Front in Manhattan Beach!
One of a kind corner lot on the Manhattan Strand listed for $2,499,000! Exceptional opportunity to build your dream home with unobstructable ocean views. Stunning north-facing corner provides forever white water views to the north as well as the west. Current building is a duplex with a small studio upstairs and a one bedroom plus office on the first floor.

www.JaneSager.com

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1171 Shelley St., Manhattan Beach 90266 4 Bed | 3 Bath | 3,219 Sqft. Built 2002 | Ocean Peek View 56’ Lot Frontage Walking distance to Pennekamp and Mira Costa

OFFERED AT $1,499,000

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Brand New Listing Golden Hills 1543 Stanford Ave., Redondo Beach 90278 3 Bed | 3 Bath | Turn Key OFFERED AT CALL FOR PRICING

Awesome South Redondo Retreat! 409 Miramar Drive, Redondo Beach 90277 3 Bed | 2 Bath | Single Level OFFERED AT $679,000

Panoramic Ocean View Condo! 709 N. Juanita # 5 Redondo Beach 90277 3 Bed | 2 Bath | Huge Balcony OFFERED AT $629,000

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

Tony Accardo
Email: Tony@BeachCityTony.com • Direct: 310-855-3557 • Facebook.com/BeachCityTony.Page
All information from reliable sources but not guaranteed. Buyer and Buyer’s Agent to verify.
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Realize your real estate goals with our unsurpassed commitment and focus to deliver maximum value for your home in a minimum time period, without the stress. Let’s talk about your real estate goals today call Gary at 310-292-0332 or Tony at 310-855-3557.

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123 Guadalupe, Redondo Beach
New Construction!!! 4 Bed plus loft, 3 baths. Detatched ocean view townhomes. Short walk to beach, restaurants and schools. Approx. 2,500 Sq. Ft. Professional stainless steel appliances. Hand distressed hickory pecan wood floor, must see!

736 Esplanade, South Redondo Ocean Front
Steps to one of the most beautiful beaches and surf in the South Bay. Gorgeous corner lot with stunning 180 degree views from Palos Verdes Point to Malibu. 800 bottle temperature controlled wine cellar, full sized commercial Schindler elevator, large professional gym, 5 large bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 2 large offices, 4+car garage. Approx. 4,800 sq. ft.

$3,695,000

1 2 SO LE LD FT !

$1,095,000

Gary Elminoufi
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All information is from various sources deemed reliable but not guaranteed all parties to verify DRE: 01139207

2954 Palos Verdes Drive North TRUE ONE LEVEL LIVING ! Rolling Hills

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LESS IS MORE
the real estate business has changed. the digital revolution has changed the rules for how real estate is marketed, advertised and ultimately transacted. today’s real estate consumer is more educated and sophisticated that ever thanks to online search engines, mlS listing access, and the myriad of sites offering market research / real estate data.

TOTAL SECLUSION AND PRIVACY IN ROLLING HILLS
This resort like property has dramatic city lights and mountain views from all major rooms AND the ultra private pool, spa and waterfall areas. The vaulted ceilings, dramatic lighting, indoor/outdoor sound system and upgrades throughout all add to the ultimate living experience in Rolling Hills.

in today’s disruptive and fragmented media environment, the local real estate community faces a unique challenge: how do you optimize marketing results? if you’re one of the John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963) over 3000 real estate professionals in the South Bay, what’s the best way to spend your marketing dollars to promote your listing and your business? if you’re considering selling your home, what’s the most relevant media to market your home in?

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie -- deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. Belief in myths allows the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.

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3,733 sq ft Over one acre 4bedrooms 31/2 baths Great Room kitchen/ family room Media Room

why we exist.
as a rule, the best marketing results come from utilizing a multi-channel, hyperfocused and integrated media platform — one that connects your message directly to your target audience. for local real estate, that means choosing a partner that’s 100% focused on delivering your real estate marketing message to your target audience. this is why we exist — South Bay Digs is the only hypertargeted local real estate media and marketing platform for the South Bay. looking forward. We continue to build out our digital media properties and are currently developing a new and improved web site to better service the needs of the local real estate community. Stay tuned for more exciting things to come in the months ahead! thank you for the opportunity to serve you. Warren J Dow publisher wdow@southbaydigs.com 310-373-0142

Offered at $2,450,000

More Pictures at: RollingHillsRancho.com

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416 10th Street, MANHATTAN BEACH

NEW LISTING!

This stunning 4 bedroom & 6 bath (4 full + 2 powder rooms) home is located on a walk street in the highly desirable

www.41610thStreet.com

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

Offered at $3,295,000

Direct (310) 200-4169 Office (310) 546-7611 Ext.344

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

$4,499,000

1534 THE STRAND | HERMOSA BEACH
Ocean Front Property | 4 BEDS | 3 BATHS | 2664 SQ FT. | 4 Car Garage New Stucco | New Windows | Upgraded Electrical | Upgraded Plumbing | Upgraded Heating

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ED’S COASTAL REPORT
Trending this week in Manhattan Beach, 90266…
FAST FACTS
Median List Price Asking Price per Square Foot Average Days on Market % of Properties with Price Decrease % Relisted (reset DOM) Total Homes for Sale Market Action Index $1,715,000 $664 110 38 % 5% 160 17.6

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Current Beach Cities listings sold took an average of 86 days on market. Ed’s Beach Cities listings sold in an average of only 27 days.

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Homes The Strand Sand Section Tree Section Hill Section East Manhattan Manhattan Village Total 7 41 41 12 27 2 130 Condos 1 17 0 1 5 6 30 Low $ $3,250,000 $699,000 $685,000 $609,000 $499,000 $694,000 $499,000 High$ $30,000,000 $6,500,000 $5,350,000 $4,000,000 $5,999,000 $1,545,000 $30,000,000

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Current 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.

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SPOTLIGHT ON THE TREES
The Tree Section of Manhattan Beach is considered one of the most desirable places to live. It is bordered by Sepulveda Boulevard to the East, Manhattan Beach Boulevard to the South, Rosecrans Avenue to the North, and the Sand Section to the West. It is sought after for its proximity to the ocean, LAX, and the easy commute to the city which makes it as appealing geographically as it is aesthetically. There is some debate over how the area adopted its name, “the Tree Section”. Popular belief is that the section took it’s name from the many species of mature trees that literally canvas the neighborhood, while others believe that the nickname came from the names of the streets themselves: Palm, Oak, Elm , Pine, etc. Regardless of origin, the area is also well known for its strict tree ordinance that prevents homeowners from removing most trees from their property without a permit from the city, thus preserving the visual attraction of the area. The Tree Section attracts families of all sizes, and like many communities in Los Angeles, it is an area that is in transition. Most of the neighborhood was initially built after World War II, and was occupied by the many aerospace workers that were employed nearby in El Segundo and Redondo Beach. Initially, the homes were smaller in size, ranging from approximately 1,000 square feet to 1,800 square feet. Today, developers have purchased many of these older homes, and have built newer, larger ones ranging upwards of 3,000 square feet. The architectural styles of the new homes have varied quite dramatically, from the many Cape Cod and Nantucket designs to the traditional Mediterranean styles of Tuscan and Spanish influences. It is not uncommon to see the more conventional Craftsman style popping up, reminiscent of the turn of the century artisan movement; not to mention many custom, one-of-a-kind homes designed and built by local residents, which add dramatically to the diversity of the section. Lot sizes vary in the Tree Section, but most of the lots are typically 40 feet wide and range from about 110 to about 135 feet in depth, depending on what block and street one is looking at. There are exceptions to the norm, and on rare occasion, one can see lot sizes approaching 9,000 square feet. Not only are those lots hard to find, they are also expensive, as land value in this beach community can sometimes be 90% or more of the total value of the property. Home prices range from just under $1 million for a small post-war home, to well over $4 million for a custom built home situated on an oversized lot in a highly sought after location. Within the Tree Section there are several sub sections that are both extremely popular and notable in their own right. American Martyrs is an example of one, and this area is popular for a multitude of reasons. It received its name for its proximity to the local Catholic church and private school, American Martyrs. There is a waiting list to get into the school, as it is a distinguished institution and thus, quite popular. Some of the more admired streets in this section are 15th Street through 18th Street, as they offer something unique and hard to find: space. The lots in this section are typically 50 feet wide, which not only allows for a little more distance from one’s neighbors, but also allows more street parking and best of all--a very short walk to both nearby Live Oak Park and the downtown district of Manhattan Beach. In some cases, these lots can even offer a peak of an ocean view.

The other subsection of the Tree Section is what is called the Gas Lamp District, which is located near Marine Avenue. These streets are beautifully lined with gas burning street lamps which lend an enchanting, storybook setting to the area on breezy summer nights. Many of the lots in this area are typically smaller, sometimes only 25 or 30 feet wide. However, what one loses in size one gains in character. Prices in this area hold up very well, and are priced similar to the larger homes and lots nearby. The Tree Section is made up nearly entirely of residential properties with very few commercially zoned lots, making it ideal for families. It is not an uncommon sight to see children riding bikes in the street and families taking an evening stroll with their pets. Yet depending on where you live, there is often a commercial area with quaint shops and convenient restaurants just a short stroll away. Depending on the time of year, you can expect a few detours as homeowners will barricade an entire street for impromptu block parties. It’s certainly a place that you will find neighbors to be, well, neighborly. An experience sometimes long lost to an era gone by.

Our exclusive website features specific neighborhood information where you can see updated market stats for the Tree Section. Whether you are buying or selling, www.TreeSectionEd.com is your one-stop resource for real time market data, current neighborhood news, school information and much more.

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by ann voorhees baker Here’s an interesting fact: if you bought that apple you sliced for lunch today from the grocery store, chances are it traveled over 1,500 miles from the ground where it grew to your kitchen. That’s a huge carbon impact for a snack, side dish, or single meal, and that’s saying nothing about the harmful chemicals and creepy gene manipulations that were involved in keeping your food fresh, edible, and parasite free during the long journey. It’s an unfortunate reality of modern life – much of the food we get from the supermarket tends to have a shiny, plastic-y façade ….and if you’re eco-conscious, it brings with it a guilty conscience. Luckily the world is changing. Farmers’ markets – the happy storefront of the ever growing local food movement – are your convenient outlet for buying healthy, natural, high quality food grown by your nearby small farmers at fair prices. Farmers’ markets are a great way to reconnect with the agricultural process, eliminate unhealthy chemicals from your diet, support small business, and ultimately help the planet. Our beach cities boast some of the best markets in the state. Here’s a quick guide to those in the South Bay:

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the HERMOSA BEACH FARMERS’ MARkEt, located on Valley Drive between 10th and 8th Streets, is open Fridays from 12 pm to 4 pm except thanksgiving, Christmas Eve day, and New year’s Eve day. the market offers seasonal fruits and vegetables as well as fresh cut flowers, nuts, fresh bread and more. There’s more of a small neighborhood feel here, and if you live in the area you’re likely to bump into someone you know while you shop because there just isn’t a whole lot of ground to cover to visit all the vendors. The ratio of produce / take-home product stands to prepared food stands is about 40 to 60. You’ll find the venue tucked away behind the Parks & Recreation building and the tennis courts. the market has a reputation for a good assortment of fresh cut flowers at reasonable prices. Parking can be difficult to find around this market, so plan to spend a little extra time finding a spot and be prepared to walk a block or two to get to the market from your car. the MANHAttAN BEACH FARMERS’ MARkEt, located on 13th Street between Valley and Morningside Drives is open Tuesdays from 11 am to 4 pm (5 pm between Memorial Day and Labor Day). this market has a great variety of local and organic fruits, vegetables, herbs and eggs, as well as a host of prepared foods such as gluten free baked goods, frozen yogurt, korean and Mediterranean food, juices, bagels, tamales, crepes, salsa, kettle corn, and much more. The market also hosts vendors for meat and seafood, olives and olive oil, pasta, honey, dried fruits and nuts, as well as jams, jellies, and nut butters. For the hard core cooks out there, check out Gary’s knife Sharpening booth. He’s there every week. And for gardeners up for a change of pace, there are Marcel’s Orchids stand and Atkins Nursery, featuring potted plants, citruses, avocados, guavas and other fruits not so commonly found at many farmer’s markets. This market is a popular lunch spot with workers and residents in the neighborhood,

and the wide open plaza next to the site is inviting for both adults who want a little space around them, and little kids who need lots of room to run and play. Check out the Manhattan Beach Farmers’ Market website for a complete full (and regularly updated) map of the market. the PALOS VERDES FARMERS’ MARkEt, located in the Peninsula Shopping Center, Hawthorne Blvd. at Silver Spur Road, is open Sundays from 9 am to 1 pm. The market carries a wide range of fruits and vegetables as well as an impressive array of prepared foods. There are also crafts vendors with handmade goods. the REDONDO FARMERS’ MARkEt, located on Harbor Drive, is open Thursdays from 8 am to 1 pm. the market offers fresh and dried fruits, fresh vegetables, jams and preserves, nuts and honey, fresh fish, cut flowers, bedding plants, and some prepared foods such as baked goods, kettle corn, and BBQ chicken. Special perks to this location include an hour of free validated parking as well as beautiful views. Located just west of Veteran’s Park, the market literally overlooks the ocean, so close that you can hear the surf as you shop. For location, directions, maps and other info, check out the market page of the Redondo Beach city website. the RIVIERA VILLAGE FARMERS’ MARkEt, located on Catalina Avenue and Avenue I is open Fridays from 3 pm to 7 pm. The market offers seasonal fruits and vegetables as well as meat and eggs, honey and olive oil, jams and jellies, flowers, plants, and herbs, all produced locally by traditional farms in southern and central California. In addition, this market hosts a “Shop with the Chefs” event at 4 every week. Visiting chefs will shop with you and demonstrate how to cook your newly purchased organic produce. Meet at the information booth. It’s a great way to start your weekend, stock your fridge, and learn something new. Frequently there will be live music to accompany you while you shop, as this is a popular venue for local musicians.

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Frequently there will be live music to accompany you while you shop, as this is a popular venue for local musicians. A cool new feature going up at the Manhattan Beach and Riviera Village Markets is the placement of QR (short for Quick Response) codes at each stand. Each farmer will now feature a photo of the farm where the produce is grown, plus a sign with a QR code. Scan the code image with your smart phone, and up will pop the farm’s website plus articles about the farm and what and how they grow and harvest the food that you’re about to eat. Buying what’s in season means reducing your carbon imprint and supporting the local farm movement, but it also means eating only the best and freshest, in-season fruits and vegetables all year. Once you’ve had an organically grown strawberry fresh off the vine, you’ll never look at the genetically-engineered-for-travel supermarket variety the same way again. keep in mind too, that farmers’ markets aren’t just about the food. they’re an opportunity to get to know the people who bring you the foods you’ll take home to your family. Most farmers’ market vendors are people who love food and agriculture, and more often than not, they’re ready, willing, and able (often thrilled) to talk to you all about the beans or peaches or cheeses or olive oil that you’re buying. So in this sense, the farmers’ market is a wonderful educational opportunity. You’ll get a strong sense of community, too. Foodies, hippies, cooks, artisans, bakers, parents, office workers, gardeners – they all become one community when they’re at the market. You simply get a different, and better, vibe in the open air talking to the growers and your neighbors than you do traveling down the aisles of the grocery store sedated by muzak. Becoming a farmers’ market regular means meeting new friends, sharing advice, and trying new things. With the South Bay’s beautiful weather and laid back attitude, our farmers’ markets are some of the best anywhere to find not only healthy food, but a fertile social experience.

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Situated on the bluff of Paseo Del Mar, this magnificent oceanfront villa has unobstructed panoramic ocean and Queen’s necklace views. Custom built ten years ago, this home offers a spacious floor plan with 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, 4,583 square feet of living space with a dramatic entry, huge master suite, gourmet kitchen with double oven, sub zero, island cook top. Very impressive front with a circular drive and fountain. Large backyard with flat grass area, gorgeous pool with spa and built in BBQ. Don’t miss the opportunity to own this dream home in a dream location!

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Over $2.3M in upgrades, offers 6 BD / 6 ½ BA & 8,337 sf. of luxurious living space & the most breathtaking panoramic ocean views. Featuring a grand entry w/ a double staircase & Onyx inlay floors; gourmet kitchen w/ mosaic countertops, top-of-the-line Viking appliances & center island opening out to the family room w/ a fireplace, built-in entertainment center & full bar. The elegant formal dining room seats 14 & the living room, both, open out to the spacious backyard w/ an infinity pool, spa, fountain, including a putting green. The master retreat hosts a fireplace, huge walk-in closets & 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 – all on a 32,770 sq. ft. lot.

Custom Mediterranean “Monte Malaga Gated Estate”
Custom built Mediterranean “Monte Malaga Gated Estate” 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 bdrms & 5.5 baths; private backyard with pool & spa, BBQ, fire pit. Custom features include marble fireplaces; French doors; Audio / Video surround sound system; large kitchen with double ovens, granite counter-tops & breakfast nook. Home is bright and airy with 2 Living rooms, skylights, 3-car garage. Large flat backyard and space for kids to play. Priced to sell!

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1608 Via Fernandez, Palos Verdes Estates
16,000 SF | 70,000 SF gated lot | 9 Bedrooms, 12 Bathrooms | Fully furnished | Pool/Jacuzzi, tennis court, gardens & lily pond | 5-car garage plus 10 or more parking spaces | Designed by famous architect Tony Ashai | Gym, wine cellar, library, walnut built-in bookcases, gourmet kitchen

www.1608viafernandez.com | Offered at $10,990,000
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1609 Via Barcelona, Palos Verdes Estates
Views from Catalina to Malibu, 4,700 sq.ft. 5 Bedrooms, 5 Baths. Maximum Privacy Gourmet Kitchen. Pool & Spa

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

1225 Via Coronel, Palos Verdes Estates
Lovely ocean view home In Lunada Bay, over 2500 sq.ft., 4 bedrooms, hdwd or tile floors, walnut cabinets, private backyard with spa

769 Via Del Monte, Palos Verdes Estates
New York penthouse style with one of very best views! 4 bedrooms with study, huge decks for outdoor living and entertaining

$2,498,000

$5,999,000

Priced to sell at $1,148,000

HUGE PRICE REDUCTION - $2,375,000

1103 Via Curva, Palos Verdes Estates
4,700 sq.ft., 6 bedrooms, 5.5 baths Romantic Artist’s Retreat on ½ acre lot. Remodeled by Ed Beall

1271 Via Landeta, Palos Verdes Estates
Over 6800 sq.ft. with view, pool/spa on a quiet location, potential and Value? Here it is!

1500 Paseo La Cresta, Palos Verdes Estates Excellent one level home in Palos Verdes Estates
8,758 sq.ft. 6 bedroom, 6.5 baths, Catalina huge pool and spa, library, office, 6 fireplaces Wonderful one level home with over 4000 sq,ft, 3 car garage, circular drive way, with pool/ spa

street, Panoramic views, looking for space, view, coastline views, huge master suite, gourmet kitchen,

$2,495,000

$2,998,000

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2504 The Strand, Manhattan Beach

Offered at: $7,190,000 Your Last Stop.
This Stunning Strand residence offers breathtaking ocean views from 3 levels of the home. Quality and outstanding design make this your private Sanctuary. You’ll be close enough to touch all the excitement Los Angeles has to offer, while still enjoying the small town atmosphere that’s a signature of life in Manhattan Beach.

Home features: Panoramic Ocean Views 3 Ocean Side Decks Floor to Ceiling Glass Windows 3,400 Sq Ft (BTV) Main Home: 3 Bedrooms / 4 Bathrooms Apartment Attached: 1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom 3 Fireplaces & Floating Stairs Home office Strand Level Entertainment Room with Wet Bar Custom Contemporary Design 6 Car Parking

Direct: 310.546.3173 Email: SK@BeachSanctuary.com Web: CaliforniaSanctuary.com
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420 34th Street, Manhattan Beach
This wonderful Family home is perched at the top of the Hill enjoying sweet sea breezes and soothing Ocean Views! This is an incredible home for an active growing family while still offering a tasteful refined living experience.

offered at $2,499,000
Steve Heavrin 310-415-4322 hevdog@gmail.com

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.

Offered at $1,129,000
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2 bed/1 ba, 750 sf Spanish Style SFR

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4 bed/3 ba, 1,617 sf Home w/Pool & Spa

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1224 Koleeta Drive, Harbor City
4 bed/3 ba, 2,330 sf Cul-de-Sac SFR

2273 248th Street, Lomita
4 bed/3 ba, 3,090 sf Corner Lot Home

Offered at $329,000

Listed at $836,000

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713 N. Maria Street, Redondo Beach
3 bed/1 ba, 1,089 sf Fixer Opportunity

1108 Camino Real #409, Redondo Beach
2 bed/2 ba, 884 sf Condo w/Park View

531 Esplanade #903, Redondo Beach
1 bed/1 ba, 982 sf Condo w/Great Views

3016 Via La Selva, Palos Verdes Estates
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2517 Vista Drive, Manhattan Beach
l 3 Bedrooms, 3 Full Baths l Rebuilt Louie Tomaro Design Single Family Home l 2,135 sf open floor plan with 2 Decks and a Patio l Tri-level exterior spiral staircase l 2 Fireplaces, 2 Jacuzzi tubs, 2 Car attached garage l Spectacular top level Sun Drenched family room leads to a Large, West facing Wraparound Deck with Panoramic Ocean and Mountain Views l 3 Blocks to the Ocean l Steps to Grandview School

Steve Santos
310.488.4924
A 32-Year Resident of Manhattan Beach DRE# 01440129

Steve@SteveSantosProperties.com

www.2517vista.com

$1,599,000

Lyons
Breathtaking Ocean and Coastline Views
5 Bedrooms / 4.5 Bathrooms / 3900 sq ft 364 Palos Verdes Drive West, Palos Verdes Estates New Construction Located in Desirable Malaga Cove Tastefully done with high end finishes throughout

Selling the Beach Lifestyle

Offered at $3,199,000

Christa Lyons
DRE 01489213

Kevin B Pratt
kpratt@shorewood.com • www.KevinBPratt.com
21st Year at Shorewood

Shorewood Realtors 310-722-7115 christalyons@shorewood.com

310.738.2348

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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.

New Price! $4,000,000 TheJewelofRollingHills.com
7071 Crest Road, Rancho Palos Verdes
This rare 5 bedroom 4 bathroom single level home is located on approximately one half acre flat lot. The tranquil pool and spa are situated on an extra large beautifully landscaped yard with amazing Panoramic views. A built in bar-b-que island, fire pit, indoor/outdoor surround sound and spacious patio area truly make this an entertainer’s delight fit for every occasion. The unique floor plan of this stunning family home has it all, including beautiful views from every room. The extra large and elegant master suite has its own wing, perfect for a peaceful retreat right at home. It’s luxurious master bath with extra large walk in shower and inviting spa tub with spectacular ocean views await. The secondary bedrooms are very large including a guest suite with its own private bathroom.The gourmet kitchen includes a commercial grade wolf double oven with grill, a built in third oven and microwave and a huge Subzero refrigerator and freezer. You will also enjoy the abundance of cabinets and an island that are gracefully complimented with rare exquisite granite counter tops and hardwood floors. The bathrooms all have travertine and granite counter tops. Close to shopping, restaurants, theaters, beaches horseback riding, and more.... 5 Bedrooms & 4 Bathrooms * Openess & illunination of natural light * Attached 3 car garage * Built in Pool & outdoor grill island * Pristine landscaping * 4,107 Square feet (per Assessor) * 21,080 Square fool lot (per Assessor)

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Offered at: $2,299,000

Jeannie Penner-More
Realtor / Loan Consultant

310.259.6570
DRE: 01076415

Jeannieshomes@aol.com • www.JeanniesHomes.com

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Lowest priced SFR west of the Highway A starter beach cottage with potential Be creative with existing or build new on R-2 lot within blocks of the beach. Local Commercial - Retail/Office Prime location existing tenants month to month. Opportunity for owner user or investor. Four new Townhomes – Buy one ($365,000) or all Four at bulk rate discount ($1,150,000) Beautiful spacious 3 bdrm. / 2.5 bath 1,830 sq. ft. – Top of the line amenities.

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RE/MAX Beach Cities Realty Residential and Commercial Investments CDPE, GRI, ABR, RECS, QSC, IRES m.talbot@gte.net MikeTalbotRE.com
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159 Calle Mayor
Remodeled inside and out with quality upgrades Priced reduced - seller moving - Short sale application in progress.

Hollywood Riviera town house w/ panoramic coastal ocean views.

Proud Supporter of the Children's Hospital

Now $599,950

plus $58,000 assessment for exterior renovation pd. to HOA @ close of escrow.

English Tudor in South Redondo! 525 South Juanita Avenune • Redondo Beach
4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, beautifully remodeled throughout | Approximately 2,645 Sq. Ft. Built in 1985 | 5,200 Sq. Ft. lot | Formal Dining, Living Room | Recreation room with wet bar | New travertine baths | Dazzling kitchen with granite counters and breakfast bar | Approximately 875 Sq. Ft. of outdoor decks/patios plus a gazebo | Two fireplaces | Wood Beamed ceilings | Tranquil garden | Double garage

Custom Built with 3-Car Garage! 24442 Neece Avenue • Torrance

Lovely Spanish style home on a private gated 6,350 Sq. Ft. sits this 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom, 2-level home with approximately 2,457 Sq. Ft. Beautifully maintained with an eatin kitchen plus formal dining room, solid wood doors throughout with French doors leading to the yard and upper balcony/deck off the master suite. 3-car garage with alley access plus additional 4 car parking. Shown by appointment only.

Offered at $1,149,000

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New price! $779,000

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Malaga Cove 63 Malaga Cove Plaza Palos Verdes Estates (310) 378-9494 DRE #00983568 Silver Spur 450 Silver Spur Rd. Rancho Palos Verdes (310) 544-9999 DRE #00983568

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

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

RPV San Pedro 28901 South Western Ave. Rancho Palos Verdes (310) 514-1364 DRE #01219939

Manhattan Beach 400 S. Sepulveda Blvd. Manhattan Beach (310) 376-5225 DRE #01879720

El Segundo 402 Main Street El Segundo (310) 322-1425 DRE #01879720

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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, semicircular 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.”  $5,295,000 (price is increased to reflect inclusion of neighboring lot)

31 Nantasket Rancho Palos Verdes
Enjoy Resort-Style living with LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION along the Southern California Coastline immediately adjacent to the world-class Terranea RESORT! This magnificent property is offered as a building package. You will be able to choose your own finishes in completing a dream home, without the hassle of entitlement and building process. This exceptional property boasts Ocean, Catalina Island, Resort and Golf Course VIEWS. This magnificent home site sits along Terranea’s Links Golf Course fairway 9 and comes with approved plans for a 5000 square foot resort-style private 2-story home which has been approved by both the City of RPV and the California Coastal Commission. Land and approvals also available stand alone for $1,295,000. $3,250,000

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 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! $2,595,000
 

305 18th Street Manhattan Beach
Extraordinary, unblockable views from this walk street home that is close to town. New to market. This single family home features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and a fireplace. Master suite with large master bath and private den on the top floor. Enjoy incredible ocean views on the roof top deck. Separate apartment on property has 2 bedrooms, 1 bath. Great for guests or rental income! 4 car garage. Truly some of the best walk street views in Manhattan Beach. Originally built in the 80’s, the home has some upgrades over the years. $2,325,000

329 19th Street Manhattan Beach
Contemporary 4 bedroom, 4 bath home designed by architect Dean Nota. This 3-level, walk street home offers panoramic ocean views from multiple rooms. Gourmet kitchen, Master Bedroom with private bath, 3 ocean view decks, 4 car garage. No expense was spared on custom upgrades & exquisite finishes! $2,599,000
 

3104 Ocean Drive Manhattan Beach
Charming and fully upgraded, this income property was built in 1940 and features three legal nonconforming 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. $2,899,000
 

Gerard Bisignano is a life-long resident of the South Bay. He has been selling luxury real estate in our coastal community for over 20 years. He has been a consistent top producer and in 2009 became a Real Estate Specialist 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.

2 Hillcrest Manor Rolling Hills
Beautiful newer construction on a private road in Rolling Hills Estates, built in 2006. Home features 5 bedrooms, 5 baths and a private office. Gourmet kitchen includes granite counters, marble flooring and center island. Flowing floorplan has living room, formal dining room, kitchen, office and one bedroom on first floor. Master suite upstairs has it’s own private bath, fireplace and walk in closet. Central A/C & separate laundry room. 3 car garage with direct access. $2,200,000

41 Nantasket Rancho Palos Verdes
A magnificent property of almost 1/2 an acre of land boasting ocean, Catalina Island, resort & golf course views. Nantasket Estate is immediately adjacent to the world class Terranea resort on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Site features 275 ft of frontage along Terranea’s links golf course ~ fairway and hole 9, as well as 200 ft of street frontage rivaling the size and reminiscence of old Pasadena & Palos Verdes estates legendary homes. Fully approved plans for a 5,500 sf resort-style 2 story home, approved by both the city of RPV and the California coastal commission. $1,695,000

301 25th Street Manhattan Beach
Walk Street - Classic Beach Duplex. Live and play only two 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. $1,449,000

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. $694,500

Gerard Bisignano
Contact me for more information on offmarket Strand and Walk Street homes. Cell: 310-990-4727 Office: 310-376-6004
“Navigating the Real Estate market can be challenging during these uncertain times. As a luxury real estate specialist 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@coastalluxuryliving.com www.coastalluxuryliving.com
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