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Welcome to 2012 my fellow real estate watchers! We’ve created a special year end report above and while there’s nothing really surprising here, it translates to the typical answer when people ask how the market is... “it’s mixed”. Certainly interesting information which can be interpreted many different ways but rather than speak to my personal optimistic view, let’s talk more about what the future indication may be of this data. Current data illustrates various signs of healthy sectors however none more significant then those in the luxury home products. Look at the Manhattan Sand section where we’re seeing many of the sales being recorded as second homes and Rolling Hills which continues to increase in value with a disproportionate level of supply as great examples. Conversely, the product in areas where the average selling price is in the $800k range is yet again recording declines and one has to wonder when this is going to end. That said, my prediction is we’re in for another record year of luxury sales in the area (including another top price paid record as we did in 2011 in the South Bay) and we’ll see the other areas begin to flatten out as the election year comes to an end.

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the ‘crème de la crème’ of palos verdes estates in the ‘crème de la crème’ of palos verdes estates in lower lunada bay just steps from the ocean bluff with lower lunada bay just steps from the ocean bluff with panoramic views offered by george fotion, call realty panoramic views offered by george fotion, call realty

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755 31ST STREET, MANHATTAN BEACH
$1,875,000 Located on one of the finest streets in the Manhattan Tree Section, this Pre-Zorp (4055 square feet) home has it all! Four large bedrooms all on the same floor and each with their own en-suite bathroom and good sized closet. The master suite is large, with vaulted ceilings, huge closet and fabulous bath with unique high end finishes. Downstairs is completely open, perfect for entertaining, with living room, dining room, family room and front, sunny office or game room. The kitchen has top of the line professional appliances, granite counters and hand distressed custom cabinetry. The floors are distressed walnut and many of the walls are Venetian Plaster. This is truly a one of a kind home!!! Also, for a family with kids, this home has one of the best outdoor play areas available! Since it is street to alley, behind the home has a dead end or cul de sac alley where the children play basketball, ride their bikes and skateboards and play safely with no worry about cars, etc.

2222 HERMOSA AVE, HERMOSA BEACH
$2,950,000 Better than new 2006 Louis Tomaro Spanish beach villa. 6 bedrooms, one currently used as a media room, and 6 bathrooms. The top floor is a large bonus room with bath, wet bar, fireplace & French doors leading out to “roof top” deck with fireplace and amazing white water views. The living space is bright and open and includes gourmet’s kitchen, large dining area, living room, office/nook, media room and bath–plus two patios. On the second floor, there are four bedrooms and three bathrooms, including a fabulous master suite with two walk-in closets, fireplace and large master bath. On the bottom floor is a guest suite & a large 4 car garage plus two car parking on the driveway (6 car parking). Additional amenities include: full size elevator, home automation system w/ security camera front entrance, lighting and audio control, 4 gas fireplaces/ 2 can be used as gas or wood. Surround sound in Living room, media room, game room and master bedroom. In addition, this home is completely wheelchair accessible.

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High ceilings Lack of seating Uninspired use of color

this issue’s front cover home offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to own a prime 4700 sq. ft. estate on a huge 1.13-acre mostly usable lot with unsurpassed panoramic ocean view. offered by raju chhabria, Shorewood realtors. check out the details starting on page 61. don’t miss this issue’s SWeet digS feature home – ‘Service with a View: a gas station is transformed into a modern prairie-style home,’ starting on page 42. finally, be sure to check out this issue’s home of the Week on page 21 – the ‘crème de la crème’ of palos Verdes estates in lower lunada Bay just steps from the ocean bluff with panoramic views offered by george fotion, call realty.
*property data taken from MrMlS closed Sale (Sfr) homes Sold in Manhattan Beach, hermosa Beach, redondo Beach and palos Verdes peninsula from January 1 - december 31, 2011. information is deemed accurate but not guaranteed.

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Widow arches, pictures & tall palms to utilize vertical space Used back-to-back sofas & swivel chairs Repainted walls & added contrasting furniture

happy neW year & BeSt WiSheS in 2012! Hope you enjoy! Warren J dow publisher wdow@southbaydigs.com 310-373-0142

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Live The Dream in Lower Lunada Bay

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home of the week
2809 Paseo Del Mar | Palos Verdes Estates
Crème de la crème of Palos Verdes Estates, “Lower Lunada Bay” offers the best of all worlds - outstanding location kissed by Pacific Ocean breezes, wonderful, friendly and warm nurturing neighborhoods, close proximity to all schools, panoramic ocean front views just steps away. 2809 Paseo del Mar then takes these elements and elevates them into higher orbit. This gorgeous, remodeled and spacious home nestled by over 1/2 acre (exceeding rare lot size with full land utility) and nearly 4,800sqft of living area will envelope your family in easy understated elegance for a lifetime. The sqft is distributed between 4652sqft of living area + another approx 250sqft workout room. This home is the ultimate entertainers dream with flowing floor plan and indoor/outdoor feel with easy access to the lit sport court, pool and flat yard expanses. Take a look at the pictures then call me for your private appointment to view this home today. As a bonus, there is even a Panoramic Ocean View from planned mezzanine for this home (plans may be included in sale of property)! Property address also known as 2800 Via Segovia.

Offered at $3,100,000

George Fotion
Cell: 310.346.6467
george.fotion@homeispalosverdes.com

www.homeispalosverdes.com

South Bay hiStory tidBitS
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HISTORY OF EL SEGUNDO
By Maureen MegoWan / re/Max paloS VerdeS execS
prior to el Segundo’s incorporation in 1917, this area was part of the original Spanish land grant for “rancho Sausal redondo” (“ranch of the round clump of Willows”) in 1822, a rancho with a land mass of nearly 25,000 acres which extended from the areas as far north of what is now playa del rey, as far east as inglewood, and as far south as hermosa Beach. the land consisted of wheat and barley fields on which cattle and sheep grazed. in May 1911, five men representing the Standard oil company arrived here: richard J. hanna and J.e. howell of the eclipse refinery of franklin, pennsylvania and John Black, henry foster and William rheem from the Standard oil refinery in point richmond, a city 18 miles east of San francisco). they were surveying the area as a potential site for their next oil refinery. What was required was an area adjacent to the seashore so their tankers could have appropriate access. the undeveloped nature of the site appealed to them because land costs had to be kept to a minimum. also, the site had to be close to populated areas so it could attract enough employees. the “clump of willows” was just what Mr. hanna’s team was looking for. lastly, this new site needed a name. richard hanna’s wife, Virginia, deemed this expanse as “el Segundo”, (Spanish for “the second one,”) because the site was to be Standard oil’s second oil refinery in california (the point richmond refinery was already christened as “el primero”). Sometime later, a group of proud but unknown citizens had nicknamed it “el Segundo a nada” (Spanish for ‘second to none’). Standard oil bought 840 acres of this land on June 11. the refinery opened for business, just five and a half months later, on november 27, 1911, and just celebrated its 100th anniversary of operations. 1925 aerial shots taken looking northwest toward the refinery. the area in the foreground is now the Manhattan Village Mall. the city remained a one-industry town until the 1920s, when Mine’s field, a landing strip used by early barnstormers, was chosen as the site for the new los angeles Municipal airport. then, in the mid-1950s, Southern california edison purchased a 43-acre site for a major electrical generating station. naturally, the addition of the los angeles international airport, which officially opened in 1930, had a major role in turning el Segundo into a aerospace center. the likes of douglas aircraft, hughes aircraft, northrop and north american aviation (rockwell) all located in el Segundo during the 1940s and 1950s. Most of these aircraft-related companies would eventually transition into the aerospace/defense industry. in 1960, the creation of the aerospace corporation and los angeles air force Base gave el Segundo the esteemed title of “the aerospace capital of the World.”

Publisher Warren J dow Creative DireCtor amanda nelson-Sinagra Digital MeDia sPeCialist Kieron McKay
Contributing PhotograPher paul Jonason

Contributing Writers pamela corante-hansen Quinn roberts denise Kano

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today, the city encompasses over five square miles, and the city’s population has leveled off at approximately 16,500 residents, which has enabled the community to preserve the small town intimacy and charm. Source: http://www.elsegundo.org/working/history/default.asp

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22 MELA LANE, RANCHO PALOS VERDES
This stunning 3 bedroom plus Office, 3.5 bath, 3.064 sq. ft. Home in the Private gated Villa Verde area is Decorator Perfect, with a 180 degree View from the Ocean to the Mountains, making for a spectacular “Queen’s Necklace” & City light View. It is Light Filled, with Soaring Ceilings, Hardwood floors, Leaded Glass Windows, and French Doors. The upstairs has an open Floor Plan in the Kitchen, Breakfast area, and Family room. Enjoy the views from the Balcony off of the Living Room or the Huge Lower Deck with a Spa overlooking the Community Pool. Other features include 3 Fireplaces, all Bedrooms with ”En Suite” Baths, Built-in Cabinets, Large Storage Closet and attached 2 Car Garage. 2 Tennis Courts, Gazebo, Spacious Green Grass and Open Space. This is very Private Enclave of 33 Homes with Security Gates. Call to show by appointment.

0 ROCKINGHORSE RD., RANCHO PALOS VERDES
Fantastic Upper Rockinghorse 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath 3,047 sq. ft. Family Home on approx. half acre lot and a second adjacent lot of similar size. The Living Room, Den and huge Family room provide wonderful living areas. Large backyard with Beautiful Pool and a 3 car garage. Home has been updated, has a new roof and shows beautifully. Features include all new paver stone pool deck and pool upgrades, new exterior painting and landscaping, new interior paint and carpeting, new door hardware and ceiling lighting fixtures, new bath fixtures, rebuilt fireplaces with gas logs in family room, living room fireplace, travertine entry floor, new front and back doors, new kitchen hardwood floor, freshly painted kitchen cabinets, and more. The home is off of Mustang on Upper Rockinghorse next to entrance to Rolling Hills. Sale includes an adjacent approx. half acre lot, that has been legally subdivided and is zoned for Horses. Owner desires to sell the home and the lot together.

Just Reduced to $1,225,000

Offered at $1,400,000

For virtual tour, go to: www.PalosVerdesLiving.com

Maureen Megowan
310.541.6416

Take a seat. I’ll do the rest.

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

Web blog: mmegowan.activerain.com

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527 24th MB Jeremy’s Listing $1,395,000

636 30th St, MB Jeremy’s Buyer $1,699,000

3005 Poinsettia, MB Jeremy Buyer $2,099,000

1615 Magnolia, MB Jeremy’s Listing $898,000

557 21st St, MB Jeremy’s Buyer $1,599,000

222 John St, MB Jeremy’s Listing* $2,999,999

OFF MARKET

2420 Highland Ave, MB 304 27th St, MB Jeremy’s Buyer Jeremy’s Listing* $1,700,000 $2,198,000

712 29th St, MB Lot Sale $962,500

864 12th Ct, MB Jeremy’s Buyer $1,130,000

3624 Bell Ave, MB Jeremy’s Listing $1,085,000

751 26th St, MB Jeremy’s Buyer $1,799,000

OFF MARKET

OFF MARKET

3317 Vista Dr, MB Jeremy’s Listing $1,450,000

2807 Faber Ave, RB Jeremy’s Listing $595,000

1323 Helberta, RB Jeremy’s Buyer $710,000

621 Ocean Ave, MB Jeremy’s Buyer $3,500,000

3515 Vista Dr, MB Jeremy’s Listing* $749,000

2100 Pine Ave, MB Jeremy’s Buyer $1,995,000

*IN COLLABORATION WITH ‘THE PARKE GROUP’ LISTED PRICE AT TIME OF SALE

Jeremy Shelton
CALL ME FOR MY POCKET AND UPCOMING LISTINGS

310.245.3705
jshelton@shorewood.com www.jeremysheltonhomes.com

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t my home sold for what it’s worth t my selling experience to be worry free and simple t my home to be professionally prepared for market t a comprehensive marketing plan that creates maximum exposure for my home t excellent communication, follow through and a timely close of escrow

raelord
621 South Gertruda | Redondo Beach
5 Bedrooms | 3 Baths | 2900 sq ft | 7600 sq ft Lot | Two Levels | Stunning Ocean Views

2213 Matthews Avenue #C | RB
Levels | End Unit Townhome!

3110 Merrill Drive #88 | Torrance
2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | 1300 sq ft | Beautifully Remodeled – MUST SEE!

3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | 1806 sq ft | Two

Offered at $999,999

Offered at $529,000

Offered at $375,000

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DRE# 01388229

310.947.1667 • Rae.Lord@yahoo.com • RaeLordSells.com

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COMING SOON

A Treasure in the Sand

Large French Mediterranean Home

121 36TH PLACE, MANHATTAN BEACH
A custom Louie Tomaro designed Mediterranean Beach Masterpiece Approximately 2,600 sq ft of living space with a total of 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths Panoramic ocean views from entire top floor Sparkling white kitchen with top of the line Sub Zero and Viking appliances Premium Walnut Hardwood floors throughout the top floor, the stairwell, the lower level hallways and the master bedroom 3 bedrooms are located on the main floor with a large extra bonus room/4th Bedroom downstairs with access to a partially covered outdoor patio A large useful basement is accessed from the garage and houses a 1,000 bottle wine cellar Four car off-street parking is a luxury not often found this close to the water The 2 car garage has a dumbwaiter and is finished with a Garage Envy storage system

345 34TH STREET, HERMOSA BEACH
Beautiful, like new family home, custom built in 2008 by Lane Builders Approximately 3,792 sq ft including 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms Gourmet kitchen with big island, commercial Viking Range and top of the line stainless steel appliances Master suite has impressive master bath with huge spa tub, a separate shower and a large custom closet 360 degree panoramic views from roof top deck Ocean views from the kitchen, great room and living room too Elevator, AC, composition slate roof, surround sound, hardwood floors throughout & wine cellar 3 short blocks to the beach and a flat 9 block walk to downtown Manhattan Beach Steps to Robinson School and just 6 blocks to Valley Park

Robb D. Stroyke Stroyke Properties 920 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Ste 4 office: 310-545-9595 ext. 123 cell: 310-938-6008 robb@stroykeproperties.com

Representing Buyers & Sellers From Around The Globe.

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4 Pine Tree | Rolling Hills
This fantastic five bedroom, 7 bathroom home has unobstructed, panoramic ocean, coastline and city views. Very spacious home with approximately 10,000 sq ft of living space set on a picturesque 4.4 professionally landscaped acres.

4364 Admirable Drive | RPV
4,000 sq ft home sits over a 13,000+ sq ft lot with infinity views of Catalina Island, Santa Barbara Island, Terranea Resort, Portuguese Bend Beach Club, Point Vicente Lighthouse & unobstructed white water ocean and coastline views. It was extensively remodeled in 1990.

22 Coronel Plaza | Palos Verdes Estates
Privacy and tranquility sets this awesome 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home apart with spacious and open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, formal dining, beautifully restored marble and hardwood floors, new paint, updated bathrooms with custom tile and stone, and private backyard!

IN ESCROW / Asking $8,300,000

NEW PRICE! $1,999,999

NEW LOW PRICE! $949,000

“What people really care about is getting the job done and that’s where I excel. I get it done, And in the process, I help people achieve their dreams.”

PACIFIC LAND CORPORATION
4020 Palos Verdes Drive North #205 Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274 All information deemed correct, but not guaranteed

AL BR L O IN FF G ER S!

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CHRIS FITZPATRICK

Broker/Owner

paclandcor@aol.com A reputation for excellent service in the exclusive marketing and sales of luxury properties.

310-519-0155

looKing BacK

Clifford reid and the hollywood riviera
ShootinG for the StarS
Written By deniSe Kano admiring the scenic beauty and a mild climate that reminded him of the elegant french riviera, developer clifford reid fell in love with the unique, square-mile property along the coastline just north of palos Verdes, and he visualized another riviera. reid had started his career in portland, but with the exciting growth all over Southern california in the mid-1920s, he soon set his sights on this area. entranced by the motion picture industry, and enthused about the open land south of redondo Beach, reid felt it was a natural location for the hollywood crowd. he came up with the name, “hollywood riviera” as he imagined the hillside community as a movie star playground; notwithstanding the name “hollywood” being good for advertising. in 1927, reid began developing the 607 acres for the huntington land company. there were original plans for a major thoroughfare connecting the area with los angeles, to be called the hollywood palos Verdes parkway. part of this is still in existence today as far as torrance Boulevard. reid began building homes with a Spanish architectural design in keeping with his original vision of a luxurious, riviera-like oasis along the california coast. reid’s home, located on Monte d’oro, was the first home built in the riviera and is still considered magnificent for the area. early visitors to his home included clark gable, gary cooper, clara Bow, Marion davies, and John and ethel Barrymore. potential land buyers were taken by wagon, auto, and street car to the outlying sites, provided lunch, and given a promotional speech to persuade them to buy lots. the real estate salesmen, all working for reid, regularly went to hotels in order to seek out tourists and bring them to the hollywood riviera development for the sales pitch. in 1931, the hollywood riviera Beach club opened on the cliff south of redondo Beach. reid saw this club as a central attraction whose glamorous image would help entice homebuyers. residents of the hollywood riviera development automatically became club members, although dues were required to use the pool and for any special events. also during this time, construction began on a $22,000 home located on calle Mayor near Monte d’oro for Mr. and Mrs. leiland irish of hollywood, designed to provide “an atmosphere of hospitality found in the california hacienda homes of an earlier day,” according to the torrance herald. although the depression brought about uncertain times for the hollywood riviera, when the war ended there was increased development as more homes were built. in the 1950s, the modern-day “riviera Village” was developed to ensure there were services and shops available to the residents. in the present day, the hollywood riviera maintains a distinct Mediterranean charm. Stroll through the eclectic riviera Village on any given day and it’s not uncommon to see cameras set up for a film shoot of some sort, taking advantage of the area’s exceptional appeal. in this way, the hollywood riviera continues to attract the film industry and preserves its relationship with hollywood, as first envisioned by clifford reid.

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PhotograPhS from the marShall Stewart collection, torrance hiStorical Society archiveS

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hollywood riviera has a total population of 35,000 residents. the median age is 38.69. the average household income is $101,064. the hollywood riviera is considered part of the city of torrance, but a majority of the homes have a redondo Beach zip code. the hollywood riviera Beach club was destroyed by a fire in 1958, and the area is now known by locals as “Burnout Beach” in reference to the club’s demise. two sets of stairs still stand leading up the hill from torrance Beach that once led to the hollywood riviera Beach club.
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in 1963, a 160-foot high rise apartment building was proposed for the site of what is now Miramar park (also called dolphin park). the plan was vetoed by riviera residents.

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5 bedrooms | 4 baths 3600 sq ft | over-sized lot (7050 sqft) Quality finishes & features | circular drive brokers: fri 12-2pm open house: sun 1-4pm

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SOUTH BAY HOMES BY NICK SCHNEIDER
1305 8th Street • Manhattan Beach
NEW LISTING COMING SOON! “LARGE EAST MANHATTAN FAMILY PERFECT HOME”
• 6 bed 4 bath traditional family home in East Manhattan • Extra Large 7600 sq ft lot, 4100 sq ft of livable space • Large open floor plan with big rooms and tons on space! • Upgraded kitchen, new floors, custom built bar, large backyard on a quiet street! • Shown by Appointment ONLY, will be on MLS beginning of January!

Offered at $1,725,000

2260 Circle Drive • Hermosa Beach
HAMPTON’S IN HERMOSA • STUNNING CAPE COD INSPIRED BEAUTY ON PRESTIGIOUS CIRCLE DRIVE!
Location, Location, Location!! Stunning 2005 Built Craftsman with Cape Cod inspired detail this prime Circle Drive Home is California coastal living at it’s best! Family perfect and situated on a corner south facing lot this 5 bed, 4 bath home with nearly 3600 sq ft of living space includes an office, huge rooftop deck, 3-stop elevator, plus both front and back yards. Gorgeous hickory hardwood floors that flow throughout highlight and capture the light with this beautiful floor plan. Enjoy the rich tone of the custom cabinetry as well as the many intricate details from the custom tile inlays and custom built in’s to the beautiful accents throughout this home. Views to last a lifetime and a home that embodies the meaning of the city it sit’s, this is your chance to own one of the most gorgeous homes and the gem of the most prestigious street in all of Hermosa Beach on private and quiet Circle Drive!

www.2260circledrive.com

Offered at $3,549,000

52 The Strand • Hermosa Beach
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION..... CLASSIC HERMOSA STRAND LEASE LISTING!!!
• 4 bed 3.5 bath, 2500 square feet • Large master bedroom with attached 600 sq foot deck with sweeping panoramic ocean views! • Quiet stretch of Hermosa Beach Strand, enjoy the sand and strand as your personal front yard!

$8,750 Per Month

NICK SCHNEIDER
(310) 809-4875 nick.schneider@southbaybrokers.com
“Your Home Grown Local Realtor.” DRE License#01867363

• 2010 TOP PRODUCER • 2010 SBAOR ROOKIE OF THE YEAR • REPRESENTED BUYERS IN THE HIGHEST RECORDED SALE IN THE CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH IN 2010 • COMMISSION FOR EDUCATION FOUNDING MEMBER

Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Buyer to verify. Pictures may have been enhanced.

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W ritten By: Q u in n r oBertS When dave hall and business partner donovan fell moved their company to a 20,000 square foot facility in el Segundo last year, they knew it would be the perfect location only four miles from los angeles international airport. that’s because both run Motoart designs, which creates high quality corporate and home furniture made from vintage airplane parts. “that is the beauty of el Segundo, that we are five minutes from the terminals,” hall said. “We have a lot of clients, international ones that fly in, so it makes sense to be here. it really is the aerospace capital of california.” right in the heart of the South Bay, Motoart, which was born over 10 years ago in hall’s garage, is now a thriving business. With distributors in Maryland, italy, china and Malaysia, the company’s eclectic and functional creations have popped up throughout the world. Motoart’s pieces can be seen far and wide, from a north pole military base to Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world in the united arab emirates. creating both corporate and home furniture, Motoart clients include: paramount pictures, 19 entertainment, northrup grumman and even highpowered celebrities. “it’s about owning a piece of aviation history,” hall said. “We just kind of made it up as we were going along. there was no plan. “it has to be something fun and recognizable to the eye, so you look at it and know what it is.” Making everything from wing desks to fuselage conference tables to albatross float tank couches, Motoart finds parts in every corner of the country, many of which have come from arizona and new Mexico. hall and fell also recently found a surplus of skeletal frames in the Midwest. hall said many of the vintage pieces, including the B-25 bomber desk, have been found in such oddball places as barns or through long chains of people who know part owners. “i’ve seen our stuff installed in many different environments from offices to kitchens. people just like it because it is different and historical and tells a story,” hall said. “We offer something very truly unique.” yet, such unique ideas and features can come with a hefty price tag. While the custom made 1930 Wako conference table is the most expensive piece in Motoart’s collection at $75,000, the company also has fuselage picture frames and piston desk watches that are under $300. Motoart desks and conference tables, which are the company’s most popular items, range in price from $6,500 to $30,000 and $10,000 to $75,000, respectively. each piece is crafted and assembled in el Segundo with up to 16 employees involved in the building, sanding and polishing of each item. “We just want to make a difference,” hall said. “We wanted to make a name for ourselves and knew we had a great idea. i want to leave a mark. “We have a sense of wanting to change the world by thinking differently.”

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It’s a New Year and Time for a Change.
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Beautiful Family Home in East Manhattan Beach

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Excellent floor plan open and inviting, 4 spacious bedrooms all upstairs, two Master Suites (or large office) with private balconies, 3.5 Baths, very high ceilings, living room, formal dining room, family room opens to a beautiful large private park- like backyard. Large kitchen with granite counters and newer stainless steel appliances, large breakfast area leading to back yard so everyone is part of the party. Fireplace in the living room, family room and Master Bed/Bath. Large walk in closets, laundry room upstairs with built in ironing station. An exceptional value!!!

1768 Ruhland Ave., Manhattan Beach www.1768Ruhland.com SOLD!!!! $1,399,000

Great Fourplex in the heart of Redondo Beach

Please Re-Visit This Listing--NEW RENTS.

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

2320 Clark Ln., Redondo Beach www.RachelEzra.com $1,339,000

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

Broker Associate

310.400.0297
Rachel@RachelEzra.com www.RachelEzra.com

ED’S COASTAL REPORT
JUST LISTED JUST SOLD TOTAL HOMES AVAILABLE MEDIAN LIST PRICE AVG. DAYS ON MARKET % WITH PRICE DECREASE LIST PRICE TREND MANHATTAN BEACH HERMOSA BEACH REDONDO BEACH RANCHO PALOS VERDES PALOS VERDES ESTATES ROLLING HILLS ROLLING HILLS ESTATES 15 4 107 $1,445,000 120 22% 10 1 60 $861,000 142 32% 28 12 198 $610,000 109 39% 19 7 164 $788,000 146 29% 9 2 65 $1,370,000 163 34%

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W H AT I S I N S TO R E F O R H O U S I N G I N 2 0 1 2 ?
A YEAR IN REVIEW
What did we learn from the 2011 Real Estate market? 2011 was filled with uncertainty and unexpected shocks that crippled output both in the U.S. and globally, causing a massive dip in consumer confidence amongst investors as well as businesses. The culprits were wide and varied: the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, the Arab uprising, oil price volatility, the European debt crisis, the continued battle over a debt ceiling, downgrading of US longterm debt, uncertainty in the stock market, the D.C. midterm elections. All of these variables left output levels below growth rates that could spark a recovery. The chance of a double-dip recession has gone up and has caused economists to downgrade their outlook for this year. example, if you buy a home today for $1,000,000 and sell it later for $1,700,000, a significant portion of the profit could be tax free! Currently (if you are married) you can earn as much as $500,000 in profit on your personal residence and not pay a dime in income tax. Can you imagine if you could earn $500,000 at work and pay no income tax? Real estate remains a tremendous vehicle today for individual wealth building. If you are ready for a move up, timing is prime for you. Prices have declined on higher priced homes as much as they have on lower priced homes in the area. Although you may feel like you are losing when you are selling, you are most certainly gaining on your “upleg” purchase. When is the best time to sell? Sell when the motivating reason you want to sell outweighs staying in the home. In other words, if the home is too small, too big, you have been relocated, or you are finally ready for that ocean view home. The list of reasons is endless: picking perfect market timing is a challenge. Spend time analyzing your choices and reasons, while consulting with experts, and then make a sound decision. To summarize, if you are buyer, find a lender and buy within your budget. Sellers need to find a knowledgeable agent that understand the market and knows how to reach buyers quickly and efficiently. Determine the true market value of your home through your agent and price it accordingly. Over priced properties, even in an improving market simply will not sell.

THE BIGGER PICTURE
The California Association of Realtors is projecting a slight 1% increase in sales in 2012. Prices are expected to come in 4% below 2010 levels but show a modest gain in 2012 compared to last year for the state of California. Hopefully 2012 will prove less uncertain and could even show signs of urgency as current prices and mortgage rates are in the buyer’s favor for the moment. Stabilization of Real Estate prices or even modest increases is what is on every seller’s wish list for 2012. Naturally, homeowners who bought in 2005-2008 are hoping for massive increases, but that is unlikely to happen anytime soon. Consumer confidence is increasing with interest rates remaining low and prices have slashed from their peaks, making 2012 one of the best years in decades to acquire Real Estate. The pending Presidential election can sometimes stall consumers into making major decisions, however buyers have been sitting on the sidelines for years and now seem to be ready to jump in. The tightening of the lending market is currently a headache for anyone buying or selling or serving those that are. Nationally, the fall-out factor on pending home sales last year was as high as 30%. This means that nearly 1/3 of the sales that were consummated never actually closed. Most of these fall-outs were the result of buyers not qualifying for the loan or properties not appraising for the agreed upon sale price.

THE SOUTH BAY BUBBLE
When speaking about “the bubble”, I am referring to the bubble we live inside here in the South Bay, not the pricing bubble that economists refer to. Many South Bay buyers and sellers live, work, buy and stay within the immediate area without ever leaving the borders of the South Bay for weeks or months. Yes, there are even stories boasted by a handful of residents saying they have never left for years on end. Talk about living in a bubble! The South Bay, while subject to much of what has affected the overall economy in the U.S., has special nuances and quirks that has allowed our market to deflate at a less devastating rate than most others. Our local market, especially in the beach cities, seems to have a mind of its own at times; simply ignoring outside forces and forging its own pricing trends, usually for the better. Locally the most interesting trend in 2011 was a dramatic drop in inventory levels: over a 35% actual drop in inventory year over year. In November of 2010 there were 4,231 homes for sale in the South Bay and November of 2011 reported only 2,627 homes available. What is even more interesting is that 627 properties went under contract in November 2010 and there was a big increase to 845 homes in escrow in November 2011. A 30% increase in sales partnered with shrinking inventory certainly points to the supply of homes running surprisingly low locally.

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from the center of his spacious kitchen, dana ireland enjoys a panoramic vista of the palos Verdes peninsula’s portuguese point as he prepares a meal or entertains guests. a little more than 20 years ago, motorists took in the same view as they filled their tanks with gasoline, steps away from where ireland and his family now fuel up with a quick bite to eat. in its first incarnation, the sunlit kitchen served as one of three Shell gas station service bays, perhaps the world’s most scenic spot to have an oil change. a convenience store dispensed chips, chewing gum and bottled water in what is now the formal sitting room of the irelands’ frank lloyd Wright-inspired residence in rancho palos Verdes. arguably the most photographed piece of coastline in all of the South Bay, the jutting cliff of portuguese point is visible from just about every eastfacing room of the home, and catalina island looms large from south-facing windows. for a lifelong Manhattan Beach resident like ireland, the notion of

having unobstructed, pristine vistas in the South Bay was about as plausible as a 1970s gas station becoming a stately residence. But despite the pictureperfect scenery, ireland says his wife at first was not impressed. “She was pretty adamant that she didn’t want to move into an old gas station,” he grins. all it took to convince her was a search for homes with similar views and square footage, listed at the equivalent of what the couple would spend to convert the property into a residence. “She discovered there was nothing out there like this,” ireland recalls. and so began a process that he describes as “benign.” once he got the green light from neighbors and the city, work began to convert the 2,000-square-foot gas station into what would become the front part of the house. in a second phase, a 2,000 square-foot wing was added to accommodate bedrooms, a garage and offices. except for the dramatic ocean views, driving through the home’s front gates and into the ample carriage court give the impression of being transported

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to a period pasadena manor in a neighborhood of greene & greene and frank lloyd Wright homes. it is that very timelessness that ireland, a commercial property developer who has designed various South Bay restaurants, strove to achieve when creating his family’s home. low, sloping roof lines, glass walls, carriage-style garage doors, wood shingled exteriors and a river rock wall channel turn-of-the-last-century prairie School. this was the architectural style popularized by frank lloyd Wright in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. a venerable pine tree provides shade and lends natural character. “We saved that pine with great difficulty,” ireland notes. “We had to cut the roof to accommodate it and later had to brace the tree with a cable after realizing it banged against the house when the wind blew.” ireland credits pasadena’s historic gamble house for some of the inspiration, but with a caveat. “the gamble house is a large, dark house,” he says. “i wanted a light, open house.” So ireland looked to the prairie School for ideas. in particular, he focused on the oversized windows and indoor-outdoor influence associated with the style. from the irelands’ kitchen and family room, immense, mahogany-framed glass bifold doors from germany lead to a spacious outdoor living room. here, an oversized hot tub and tasteful patio furniture are positioned to face portuguese point.

I belIeve every buIldIng hAs A voIce,” dana Ireland muses, “If you can slow down and listen to it, it will tell you its story.

Breaking away from the terrace’s natural earth-tone palette, a wooden outdoor dining set in bright tropical hues evokes Key West, a nod to ireland and his wife’s shared passion for the beach. a surfer since he was 8 years old, ireland’s hobby makes its presence known: a massive, wooden longboard commands attention in a towering alcove above the kitchen, and a gleaming VW van is parked in the garage, ready for the next surfing safari. the funky beach vibe appears in more subtle ways inside the home, from the Balinese-style mantelpiece that frames the fireplace in the sitting room, to a sand-and-ocean-blue color palette in the guest bedroom. ireland and his wife enjoy entertaining, and the home’s layout can accommodate crowds of 300 or intimate gatherings of five to 10. ireland’s experience in the restaurant business inspired him to design nearly each room in the house with more than one entry and exit point. “When you entertain, everyone tends to congregate in the same space,” ireland states. “if everyone has to go out the same way they came in, it doesn’t work.” guests who enter through the front door have various options on which room to visit first. But the ocean and outdoor views visible from the entryway’s floor-to-ceiling windows make one want to linger before rushing to a decision. details throughout the house not only evoke

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the period style of early frank lloyd Wright homes, but also represent various aspects of the ireland family’s interests and passions. hand-made glass lanterns with dragonfly and cattail motifs resemble the authentic lighting fixtures adorning classic prairie School or arts and crafts homes. a gothic stainedglass window salvaged from an irish church and discovered by the irelands in a pasadena antiques store brightens a stairway landing. ireland’s wife’s office is housed on the ground level of a tower on the far side of the garage. the tower is influenced by a similar one in the dana-thomas house in Springfield, illinois, which ireland says is the only frank lloyd Wright home with an arched window topped by three rectangular windows. the office boasts a reading alcove with a spacious picture window looking out at the ocean. adding to the home’s arts and crafts influence is a sleeping porch off the master bedroom. While the irelands intend to use the space as a peaceful place to read the Sunday paper, in the early 1900s sleeping porches provided residents with a practical solution to getting a good night’s rest when temperatures soared. in contrast to the characteristic angularity of the prairie School style, the master bath is a study in the curvilinear. a wave-like swirl pattern on the floor tile work mirrors the undulating shape of the ceiling, which ireland says he designed to create a sense of flow. an oversized spa tub is positioned in front of a grand window that captures a preternaturally perfect view of catalina island on a clear day. adjacent to the tub, a spa shower with three showerheads is as spacious as a roomy walkin closet, and it also houses an infrared sauna. care was taken to maintain an old-world feel despite the more modern curves and fixtures. the shower walls are a combination of rustic stone tile and italian plaster, while the cabinets are distressed dark wood topped by onyx countertops in a golden amber hue. there is virtually nothing about the home that would reveal its past life as a gas station. only a glance at the framed photo of the original Shell station — a gift from ireland’s wife — would make it evident that the main living area once contained three service bays. as a tribute to his home’s past, ireland has collected a handful of colorful, vintage gas pump toppers, which are suspended from the garage ceiling and now function as decorative, rotating light fixtures. a trained eye would recognize them for what they are, but even then would be hard pressed to make the association between them and the property’s commercial origins. yet such details hold great significance for ireland. “i believe every building has a voice,” he muses. “if you can slow down and listen to it, it will tell you its story.”

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Do not miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to own a piece of prime real estate in Monte Malaga! Situated on a 1.13 acre mostly usable lot that boasts breathtaking panoramic, unobstructable ocean and Queen’s necklace views - perfect for creating one large gated estate. Featuring 5 bedrooms & 4 Baths and 4,700 sq. ft. living space with views to be enjoyed from almost every room! Formal entry that leads to living and dining rooms. Kitchen with center island, custom cabinets, walk-in pantry and a breakfast area that looks out to the pool. Family room upstairs with large wraparound deck. Master suite with large master bath and 2 walkin closets as well as a balcony deck to enjoy views from. Two Private downstairs bedrooms with own separate exit that could be used as guest / maid quarters. Special features include crown moldings, marble floors, windows and glass sliding doors throughout; pool overlooking ocean and city views; built-in outdoor BBQ; 2 fireplaces with marble facade and a 3-car garage. All of this set within lush, green landscaped grounds with mature rose bushes, beautiful magnolia, pine, evergreen as well as a mature willow tree!
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$5,500,000

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Prime 2.49 acre lot, great for building a dream home. Property has beautiful terrain and is ideal for building a home with panoramic, unobstructable ocean, coastline and city light views!

VACANT LOT WITH APPROVED PLANS
1.53 acre lot in Rolling Hills! Price includes approved plans for 5,600 SQ. FT. home. Plans include 5 BD & 4 BA with 2 half baths including a guest bedroom, Game room, wine cellar, formal dining and living rooms. You can build a brand new custom home for under $3 million including cost of land (construction cost including cost of putting in a pool for approximately $1.5 million and land cost of $1.050 million). Architectural plans by George Sweeney.

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OFFERED BY DON DOUKOULLOS • • • • • • • 7,000 sq. ft. of living space 5 Bedrooms and 8 Baths Formal living, dining and great rooms Game room, disco and movie theatre rooms Additional features include elevator, wine cellar and rooftop deck 70 ft. wide ocean front lot Panoramic ocean & white water views to Malibu, Catalina & Palos Verdes Design by Louie Tomaro

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DEVELOPED BY RAJU CHHABRIA • • • • • • Colonial Style Home with 4,500 sq. ft. of living space 7,507 sq. ft. lot 5 Bedrooms and 5.5 Baths Formal living, family and dining rooms 3-car garage Large flat backyard Pool optional

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DEVELOPED BY RAJU CHHABRIA • • • • • • Plantation Style Home with 4,200 sq. ft. of living space Great corner lot with 7,467 sq. ft. lot 5 Bedrooms and 4.5 Baths Formal living, family and dining rooms Pool Optional Design by Louie Tomaro

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LUNADA BAY BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION! • • • • • • Approx. 4,000 sq. ft. 9,817 sq. ft. lot 5 Bedrooms 4.5 Bathrooms Outdoor Fireplace Backyard with pool Close to the bluffs of Paseo Del Mar

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OFFERED BY ESFAHANI / CHHABRIA 30039 Via Victoria, RPV -- $2,799,000 30051 Via Victoria, RPV -- $2,899,000 Panoramic Ocean Views, 5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Bathrooms 4,400 - 4,600 sq. ft. Interiors, Approx. 10,000 sq. ft. lots PRECONSTRUCTION -- Completion Feb., 2012

OFFERED AT $2,800,000

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5 BD & 7 BA ~ 8,000 sq. ft. on 4.39 acre lot

Palos Verdes Estates Unobstructable Queen’s Necklace View!
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5 BD & 5.5 BA ~ 5,810 sq. ft. on 20,217 sq. ft. lot

4,699,900

$3,899,000

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5 BD & 6 BA - 6,994 sq. ft. on 28,357 sq. ft. lot

$3,499,000

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8 BD & 7.5 BA ~ 7,000 sq. ft. on 10,505 sq. ft. lot

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Luxurious authentic Cape Cod style home located in the coveted lower Lunada Bay. 6 large bedrooms, 4 baths, & 5100 Sq Ft of perfectly designed living space.There is a fully equipped chef’s kitchen with professional grade appliances, an island eating area, Shaker cabinets, Carrera marble counters tops and double sub zero refrigerator/ freezer. Flowing floor plan includes an enormous family room with large Montana granite masonry stone fireplace (assembled by a Montana stone mason), French doors and built-ins. Formal living & dining rooms & 2nd large family room/office. Luxurious master bedroom with ocean views & ocean view deck & large walk-in closet. Posh Master bathroom has radiant heated floors.The second family room/office features access to a large, beautifully landscaped back yard with a French & plenty of room for a pool. Attention to every detail & many high end finishes throughout such as hand-hewn wood beams & posts, wide plank rustic walnut hardwood floors, French doors & windows. Over $800K in upgrades completed over the last 3 years-all highlighting the superb architecture & French Country feel. Oversized laundry room, audio wired throughout, new roof 2 a/c units.Walk to the Lunada bay shops bluffs & schools.

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Luxury Golf Course-Lake Hughes, CA
18 Hole Golf Course, 395-acre property, 113 Space Full Hook-up RV Park, On Site Restaurant. Access to 10,000+ Acres of Public National Forest Land,Trails for ATVs, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking and Hiking.

718 The Stand, Hermosa Beach
Contemporary Strand Property Designed by Notable Architect, Dean Nota. Stunning 3 Bedroom, 4 Bath Home sits on the Hermosa Beach Strand just South of the Pier & Downtown. Fabulous Panoramic Views from all 3 Levels.

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Behind the Gates,12,000 Square Foot Home on 2 Acre Lot, 6 Bedrooms, 8 Baths, Gourmet Kitchen Formal Living & Dining Rooms, Home Theater,Wine Cellar, & Billiards Room, Rear Yard with Pool & Spa, 4 Car Garage

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3410 Hermosa Ave., Hermosa Beach
Architectural masterpiece by acclaimed Morphosis design team Thom Mayne & Michael Rotondi 4000+ Square Feet 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths

819 10th Street, Manhattan Beach
Prime Manhattan Hill Section Location, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths Guest/Pool House, Solar Heated, Saltwater Pool with Waterfall, 4600+ Sq Ft of Living

904 Highview Avenue, Manhattan Beach
A Manhattan Beach Modern Landmark, Dramatic U-Shaped Floor Plan, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, Custom Steel Truss Beams, Panoramic Ocean Views

$5,295,000
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$3,900,000

$3,600,000

130 19th Street, Manhattan Beach
Stunning Walk Street Location Only 5 houses from the Strand! 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath Home, Ocean View Deck with Spa & gas BBQ, 2,144 Square Feet

329 19th Street, Manhattan Beach
Contemporary Dean Nota Walk Street Masterpiece, Fantastic Ocean Views 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths 3632 Square Feet, 4 Car Garage

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

$2,795,000

$2,295,000

$1,199,000

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