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SeaSide Luxury

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In the Heart of the Manhattan Beach Hill Section
Offered by Ed Kaminsky, Shorewood Realtors/ITZ Sold

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3108 VISTA, MANHATTAN BEACH • • • • 3 Bedrooms and 3.5 baths Including an Opulent Master Suite 2000 Square Feet of Living Space Ocean Views to Malibu 2 Car Garage + an Additional Space

Drenched with natural light in every nook and corridor, this nearly new Single Family Home is located on a corner lot in the heart of the sand section. This Custom home offers excellent proximity to one of the best stretches of beach in Manhattan, in a quieter family friendly area near Grandview School. Yes there are ocean views towards Malibu from the upper living area of this quality built home, but these are not the primary focus of this contemporary beach retreat.

A STEAL AT $1,589,000

NOT ON THE MLS • 101 HIGHLAND, MANHATTAN BEACH • • • • • Built in 2003 with over 2000 Square Feet of Living Space 4 Bedrooms and 3.5 Baths (3 Bedrooms on one Floor) Maple Floors and Cabinets, with Granite Counters Island Kitchen and Formal Dining Area 2-car Garage plus a Covered Space.

This spectacular South End Townhome sits on a corner lot and offers a truly inspired floorplan, and excellent South Westerly views of Catalina Island, with an upper living level that is awash in natural sunlight, that has a lot of wall space. You can actually sit and watch television without any glare, AND see the view at the same time.

OFFERED AT $1,599,122

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10/1 Jumbo ARM, NO Points, 3.750% (3.851% APR), $1,500,0001 1 10/1 Jumbo ARM, NO Points, 3.750% (3.851% APR), $1,500,000 New Initial Payment: Payments 1-120: $6,947, Payments 120-360: $6,947 fully indexed rate New Initial Payment: Payments 1-120: $6,947, Payments 120-360: $6,947 fully indexed rate 3030 Year Fixed, NO Points, 3.875% (3.924% APR), $417,0002 Year Fixed, NO Points, 3.875% (3.924% APR), $417,0002 New Initial Payment: Payments 1-360: $1,961 New Initial Payment: Payments 1-360: $1,961
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2701 Pacific Avenue MANHATTAN BEACH
Situated on a corner lot in the highly desirable Manhattan Beach Tree Section, this 3 bedroom & 2 3/4 bath home boasts tremendous curb appeal. The 3,000 sq. ft. two-story floor-plan features dual master suites, formal living room with fireplace, formal dining area, kitchen plus seating area, and separate den. Outdoor entertaining is made possible thanks to its private and spacious landscaped rear yard. Amenities include hardwood floors, custom window treatments, newly landscaped front & back yards, and so much more!

Offered at $1,400,000

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1700 Elm Street MANHATTAN BEACH
This gorgeous tree section Cape Cod home sits high on a corner lot attracting an abundance of natural light. The generous floor plan features 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. It also includes two large living areas, a spacious gourmet kitchen featuring stainless steel appliances and a breakfast nook, a formal dining room and office on the first floor. This 3,200 sq. ft. home allows for it to include a good size backyard, as well as a grand front walkway and entrance. Some of the many attractive finishings throughout the home include Brazilian Cherry hardwood floors, Wains Coat, and granite countertops in the kitchen and bathrooms. Come and see this artful and immaculate home, you will not want to leave!

Priced to Sell at $2,189,000

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STRAND LIVING IN SOUTH MANHATTAN

108 THE STRAND MANHATTAN BEACH
Offered at $7,799,000 www.JohnAltamura.com

This SFR offers luxury ocean front living in a casual beach lifestyle. This 2007 Remodeled home includes:

R Beautiful Brazilian cherry hardwood floors throughout R 400 sqft (BTV) deck featuring panoramic views from Catalina to Malibu R 4 beds, 5.5 baths, plus a living area on three separate levels. R Parking is not an issue as there are 3 side by side by side garage spaces R Top floor living includes the master bedroom with large walk in closet and custom romantic master bath with Jacuzzi tub. Plus large living area with a custom wet-bar including: refrigerator, sink, microwave, granite counters, and custom cabinetry

310 546 7611

OCEAN VIEW HOME - MANHATTAN SAND

320 31ST ST, MANHATTAN BEACH
Offered at $1,379,000
Great opportunity to own a turnkey SFR in the Sand Section under a $1.4 million. Amenities include:
R 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 1580 sq ft (BTV) of living space, 4 car on-site parking R Upstairs deck with white water ocean views R Custom master bedroom and bathroom with handmade glass tile including a double bathroom vanity with modern sinks R Sleek Masonry fireplace with mantle and travertine stone R Bamboo flooring throughout main living area, kitchen, & master bedroom

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Large South Redondo 5 Bedroom Home 418 S. LUCIA AVE. REDONDO BEACH 5 Bed | 4 Baths | 3,616 sq. ft. living 6,343 sq. ft. lot with a large kid friendly yard Oversized Chef’s Kitchen OFFERED AT

$1,299,000

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$329,000

Tony Accardo
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All information from reliable sources but not guaranteed. Buyer and Buyer’s Agent to verify. RE# 01863340

BEACH CITY REAL ESTATE ANALYTICS: 2/18/12 TO 3/5/12
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REDONDO BEACH ESPLANADE ESTATE NOT ON MLS 5 Bed, 6 bath, 4,800 sq. ft. New Constructed in 2007! OFFERED AT

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$3,295,000

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home of the week
1407 Laurel ave., manhattan beach
5 Bedrooms | 6 Bathrooms | 4552 sq ft | 5970 sq ft Lot
Elegant home in the highly desirable American Martyrs location with 5 large bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms with nearly 4,600 sq.ft. of an excellent floor plan and superior quality construction. Huge master bedroom with fireplace, retreat area and ample walk in closet. Also includes a sumptuous master bathroom with his and her vanities and large spa tub. An excellent home for entertaining and family living inside as well as outdoors. Gourmet kitchen opens to family room. Must see!

Quick Stats:
Custom Built 2006 - Turnkey Family Room, Living Room Master Retreat (Walk-in Closet) Cathedral-Vaulted Ceilings High Ceilings (9 Feet +) Crown Moldings Fully Wired (Data, Sound, Security) Copper Plumbing Full 220-Volt Electrical West Facing Custom Landscape (Lighting, Sprinkler, System)

Offered at $2,599,000

john chuka
310-990-1110
Jchuka@aol.com www.nwrebrokers.com

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OPEN HOUSE SAT 1-4
3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths

2403 Carnegie Lane #B, Redondo Beach
Newer Construction, Approx. 1,700 sq ft, Private Rear Yard, Travertine & Hardwood Floors Throughout, Gourmet Chef’s Kitchen

PRICED TO SELL $599,000

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NEW HERMOSA HILLS LISTING
1257 17th Street, Hermosa Beach
Unbeliveable City Mountan Views 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms Perfect family home on a cul-du-sac Approx. 2,100 sq ft 180 degree city light and mountain views Large lot, with extra parking for boat or RV

PRICED TO SELL $949,000

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

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HoMe of tHe Week
tree section perfection page 22

LoCAL nUGGetS
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dig-o-nomics

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mission project: restoring a spanish colonial revival

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seaside luxury & sophistication photography by brian holme, avenue eye 16 SouthBaydigS.com | 3.09.2012

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3315 ALMA AVENUE MANHATTAN BEACH

3315ALMA.COM
• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 3 Bedroom, 4 Bath, Built in 2008 Featured in Coastal Living Magazine this Pristine Home is an Entertainers Dream! Large Open & Bright Floor Plan with Views from Entire Top Floor Built-In Dining Lounge w/ wrap around Banquette Luxe Cooks Kitchen with huge Limestone Island & Professional Grade Appliances Living Area with Dramatic Fireplace & Balcony Wide Plank Reclaimed Douglas Fir Hardwood Floors throughout Custom Lighting Design featuring Designers Mooi, Flos and Modern Fan Company Farrow & Ball Designer Paint and Osbourne & Little Wall Paper on Featured Walls Large Bedrooms are all Master Suites with Baths featuring Ann Sacks Tile and Grohe Fixtures Spa-like Master Bath - Slabs of White Carerra Marble, Spa-Tub & Double Shower Room 3 stop Elevator Large Lushly Landscaped Front Yard Private, Tranquil Zen Patio Outdoor Beach Shower Secure Dog Run Just a Few Short Blocks to the Beach, Amazing Restaurants & North-End Shops

CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION

Offered At $2,199,000

Matt Morris
310.546.4300
Mattmorrisdevelopment.com

Stephen Haw
310.377.7539
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Serving the South Bay
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DRE# 01864819
ST Q UN N UE NI VI EC E NG EW K N’ L S ES AC TA E TE BL O UF CE F AN ES TA TE CA TO TA S I O AN SLA LIN CE T N A AN A M D VI ON EW IC S A

Kim Hall

DRE# 0808646

310.721.7526

Short Sale Specialist
gocristinago@gmail.com
DRE# 01737083

Cristina Go

MARGUERITE DRIVE
RANCHO PALOS VERDES
7 Bedrooms, 6 ½ Bathrooms, 7,333 sq ft, 1.32 acre Lot, Ocean Bluff Estate, Italian Renaissance Architecture, Plus Guest House, Spectacular Views, Luxurious Amenities, Sky Dome, Wine Cellar & Swimming Pool

VIA SOMONTE
PALOS VERDES ESTATES
4 Bedrooms, 4 ½ Bathrooms, 5,629 sq ft, 14,336 sq ft Lot, Custom Built in 2007, Top of the Line Finishes, Den/Music Room, Possible 5th Bedroom, Theater/Game Room/Gym, Elevator

PALOS VERDES DR. WEST
PALOS VERDES ESTATES
4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 3,455 sq ft, 12,280 sq ft Lot, Panoramic Ocean Views, Beautifully Renovated Home,Seller States, $300,000 Spent In Upgrades, Huge, Usable, Flat 2-Tiered Backyard

310.971.0404

$9,888,000

$3,750,000

$1,495,000

C A E C A M TR OA N, AZ UM ST CA ING P LINTAL VI E IN EW & A , S

laurenyoon17@gmail.com
DRE# 01305706

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CAPE POINT DRIVE
RANCHO PALOS VERDES
DEAL OF A LIFETIME, Spectacular Ocean, Catalina, Coastline Views, Ocean Bluff Property, Golf Course Estate, Vacant Lot 25,404 sq ft

PALOS VERDES DR EAST
RANCHO PALOS VERDES
5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 2,756 sq ft, 14,930 sq ft Lot, Amazing Ocean, Catalina, Coastline & Trump Views Off of the main drive, Private Gated Driveway, Beautifully Remodeled Home Brazilian granite, Bamboo Floors

I RE NV AL ES ES T TA TE

MAIN STREET
CARSON
Build A Gorgeous Office Building or Keep Current Tenants, 3 Unit Office Building, Currently Medical/Attorney/ Business Office, Approx. 3000 sq ft Building, Approx. 13,000 sq ft Lot

Natsuko Fujii
nfujii10@gmail.com
DRE# 01893259

Owner Paid $4,250,000 Selling For $2,495,000

$1,350,000
RE M O CO 1 L DE EV L RN E ER EL, D, LO T SO U EI G AF GH H TE T BO R RH O O D

$595,000

ST RE YL SO E R LI T VI N G

藤井奈都子 310.941.2468

PACIFIC PROMENADE
PLAYA VISTA

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WEST 209TH STREET
TORRANCE
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 1,068 sq ft, 5,166 sq ft Lot, Classy One Level Home Perfect Corner Lot, Cul-de-sac, Bright & Open Home, Granite Counters, Hardwood Floors, Possible RV or Boat Parking

LOOMIS STREET
LAKEWOOD
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 1,615 sq ft, 6,840 sq ft Lot, Gorgeous Curb Appeal Stunning Remodeled Home, Custom Granite Counters, Crown Molding Throughout, Resort Style Bathroom

Real Estate Specialist
aliciasialana@gmail.com
DRE# 01423992

Alicia Sialana
310.720.4852

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 1,281 sq ft, Built in 2003, Gourmet Kitchen with Granite Island, Open & Bright Floor Plan, Playa Vista Center Pointe Club Gym, Pools, Spa, Business Center & more

$460,000

$350,000

$469,000

3904 Via Cardelina | Palos Verdes Estates
Spectacular 3,631 sq. ft. Old Spanish home filled with natural light and a hint of Moroccan charm of yesteryear. Entering this spectacular single story home you walk across antique tiles from an old church in Italy. Completed in 2007, this home gives a new meaning to “Custom Built.” Sitting on an 11,933 sq. ft. lot this home offers the following: to start the kitchen has distressed aged custom cabinets with gourmet pull outs, with Thermador stove, two ovens, griddle, six burners, Miele built in expresso coffee maker, Bosch dishwasher, wine/beverage cooler, cooper farmhouse sink, two islands, stone floors and granite counter tops. From the kitchen you walk right into the open family room with vaulted ceilings, distressed hardwood floors, exposed distressed beams, built in entertainment center all surrounded by bays of French Doors and huge windows. With 2 fireplaces in the home there is a Loggia off of the great room with outdoor fireplace, salt water swimming pool and spa, beautiful built in BBQ and bar. Play a game of catch on the lawn area with room for a swing set and trampoline, apple tree, lemon tree, tangelo tree and avocado tree. The garden and multiple patios are wired with speakers and lighting creating an incomparable atmosphere.

Offered at $2,295,000

Steve & Ceci Watts
310.375.5645

steve@wattsrealestate.com www.wattsrealestate.com
DRE# 00966894, 01040493

South Bay hiStory tidBitS
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orIGInAL DeveLopMent pLAnS for pALoS verDeS projeCt
By maureen megowan / re/max paloS VerdeS execS the original development plans for the palos Verdes project proposed by frank Vanderlip and e.g. lewis, the developer brought in by mr. Vanderlip in the early 1920’s, included a number of very exciting proposals which were never implemented. these included: • a breakwater was proposed in lunada Bay which would have created a sandy swimming beach. a clubhouse was proposed to accommodate bathing and beach parties. • a marina and yacht club was proposed to be built at Bluff cove around the corner from malaga cove that would have included a grand club house building at the top of the cove as well as a yachting marina. the pacific coast yacht club was formed in 1927 to construct the marina planned to enclose some 66 acres of water and providing moorings for 400 hundred craft. • a plaza area was proposed to be built in the Valmonte area at the intersection of Via campesina and palos Verdes drive north in addition to malaga cove plaza and lunada Bay plaza which were constructed. the original plans called for the lunada Bay plaza to be constructed on avenida mirola, a few streets to the south of the current location of the plaza on yarmouth road. the original plans called for a grand italian shopping plaza with tower. • e.g. lewis had proposed the construction of a monorail from downtown los angeles to the palos Verdes peninsula with a spur line to the San pedro harbor. • the original plans for the palos Verdes project in the late 1920’s called for the construction of a golf course in the area currently occupied by george allen baseball field in upper lunada Bay. plans also included the construction of a magnificent golf club on the bluffs overlooking portuguese Bend, to be known as “los palos Verdes country club”. • frank Vanderlip planned to develop the area above the current point Vicente lighthouse including the present day terranea resort and the rancho palos Verdes city hall area as an italian hillside village, to be occupied by craftsmen who would live, work, and sell their wares. these grandiose plans were primarily dashed by the great depression, but fortunately much of the carefully laid out plans for the development of palos Verdes survived and were implemented.

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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. 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 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, and more.

Offered at $1,400,000

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.

6542 OCEAN CREST DR. D306, RANCHO PALOS VERDES
Spectacular Ocean View Condo. Gorgeous 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,068 sq.ft. condo with brand new kitchen, with granite counters and new appliances. Wood laminate flooring. Gated complex with resort amenities.

Offered at $399,000

Offered at $1,195,000

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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DIG-o-noMICS HoMe SALeS 2012 (BeACH CItIeS)
property data taken from mrmlS closed Sale (Sfr) homes Sold in manhattan Beach, hermosa Beach, redondo Beach, by market area from January 1 – february 28/29, for 2011 & 2012. information is deemed accurate but not guaranteed.

SEASIDE LUXURY & SOPHISTICATION
IN THE HEART OF THE HILL SECTION
Premier Hill Section Location Impressive Ocean Views 4 bedrooms, 4 full baths + 2 guest baths Full guest suite 4 car garage Potential to expand to 6 car garage for the auto enthusiast Ocean view formal living room and sitting room 6,135 square foot home; 6,500 square foot Hill Section lot nk

manhattan Beach (90266) – Single family reSidenceS 2011 (Jan. 1st – Feb. 28th) 2012 (Jan. 1st – Feb. 29th) closed Sales: 30 closed Sales: 28 average Selling price: $1,763,367 average Selling price: $1,876,134 average price/Sq ft: $614.63 average price/Sq ft: $663.65 average days on market: 93 average days on market: 87 average discount: (-3.79%) average discount: (-7.31%) *average discount (List price vs. selling price) for all of 2011 = (4.45%) hermoSa Beach (90254) – Single family reSidenceS 2011 (Jan. 1st – Feb. 28th) 2012 (Jan. 1st – Feb. 29th) closed Sales: 13 closed Sales: 9 average Selling price: $1,297,346 average Selling price: $1,731,000 average price/Sq ft: $522.91 average price/Sq ft: $646.14 average days on market: 85 average days on market: 98 average discount: (-4.68%) average discount: (-9.24%) *average discount (List price vs. selling price) for all of 2011 = (8.73%) redondo Beach (90277/90278)– Single family reSidenceS 2011 (Jan. 1st – Feb. 28th) 2012 (Jan. 1st – Feb. 29th) closed Sales: 44 closed Sales: 34 average Selling price: $733,418 average Selling price: $838,579 average price/Sq ft: $393.46 average price/Sq ft: $468.22 average days on market: 86 average days on market: 71 average discount: (-1.28%) average discount: (-2.73%) *average discount (List price vs. selling price) for all of 2011 = (2.31%) this issue’s front cover home is a stunning french riviera Style custom home in the heart of the hill Section in manhattan Beach. offered by ed Kaminsky, itZ Sold, Shorewood realtors. check out the details on pg 22. in this issue’s feature Sweet digS — “mission project: restoring a Spanish colonial revival,” we check out a one-of-a-kind Spanish colonial in palos Verdes estates starting on page 46. don’t miss this issue’s dig thiS — ‘cocoon fires: ethanol based retro-modern fireplaces’ on page 56. finally, be sure to check out this issue’s home of the week on page 14 — an elegant home with superior quality construction in the american martyrs section of manhattan Beach, offered by John chuka, nw real estate Brokers.

ATTRACTIVELY PRICED AT $4,295,000 FOR MORE DETAILS SEE PG 39

Performance Sells!
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“Seize the moment of excited curiosity on any subject to solve your doubts; for if you let it pass, the desire may never return, and you may remain in ignorance.”
- William Wirt (1772 - 1834)

27 Corando Court
Manhattan Beach $789,000 LISTED & IN ESCROW

2615 Vanderbilt Lane
Redondo Beach $599,000
4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Back Unit w/ Private Yard

Hope you enjoy! warren J dow, publisher wdow@southbaydigs.com / 310-373-0142

REAL ESTATE NEWS FLASH!
Some lenders are now approving short sales at a much quicker pace. Lenders prefer short sales over foreclosure and so should you. It’s time to act as tax benefits for sellers completing a short sale may expire at the end of this year. We are certified and well versed in the short sale process and invite you to call for full details. We are committed to the highest level of satisfaction for our buyers, sellers and investors!

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STARTING BID $199,000

329 19th Street

2303 Vista Drive

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STARTING BID $50,000
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Call the Specialists at BRAUN to sell your property!

(Appraised at over $900,000)

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A True Manhattan Beach Mediterranean Estate
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Offered at $1,999,999
• • • • • • • • • • 5 Large Bedrooms + Office, each w/ own Bathrooms 5.5 Bathrooms 4250 total living square feet Flat 50x150 square foot lot (7500 feet) Large Master suite with oversized Walk In Closet High Vaulted Ceilings with crown moldings 8 Foot High doorways throughout Huge flat backyard Located on Cul De Sac Street Award Winning Manhattan Beach School District

Brokers Open Friday 12-2 Public Open Sat/Sun 2-4

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Year End Top Producer ’03-‘11

310.600.3555
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www.SouthBayChad.com

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The SweeTSer houSe
REdONdO BEaCh LaNdmaRk
written By deniSe Kano at the busy intersection of pacific coast highway and Beryl stands one of the most familiar homes in redondo Beach history. although you’ve probably driven by it numerous times, you may not know the story of the stately Sweetser house. the two-story, white clapboard Sweetser house sits on 18,000 square feet of land, an extraordinarily large residential lot for the surrounding beach area. Built in 1921 at a cost of $5,000, the 2,600-square-foot, colonial revival home belonged to chase and lillian Sweetser. the home was designed by architect e. w. Stillwell, a noted architect during the time period who was also known for publishing small plan books focusing on bungalows, colonial revival, and romantic styles of architecture. the colonial revival style of the home was unusual for redondo Beach at the time, and happily reminded the Sweetser family of their mid-western roots, as they had left the midwest in 1911 to journey west. according to the redondo Beach historical Society, the home’s interior details were carved from rare tennessee gum by an expert craftsman who also did the woodwork on pullman railroad cars. the interior walls were originally covered in artist’s canvas, a method commonly used in the 1920s to help prevent cracks in the plaster, and the walls were hand-painted and gold embossed. chase Sweetser was a merchant in early redondo Beach and opened the camino real grocery Store. he was an early investor in the coca-cola co., later serving on its Board of directors. his son, chase Jr., served as president of coca-cola until 1961, and lived in the home until his death in 1987, long enough to see the Sweetser house and its adjacent 1909 “guest house” added to the national register of historic places in 1984. Both the main home and guest house were locally landmarked in 1990. chase Sweetser iii sold the property in 1989 for $950,000 to a mortgage finance executive who had received permission from the city to operate his business out of the house. this was possible as the residence had become eligible for special consideration for reuse and an historic overlay designation was placed on the building. the house was again sold in the early 1990s, and shortly thereafter sat vacant for several years. the property was purchased by a chiropractor in december 1998 for almost $2 million. he subsequently planned to tear down the property’s guest home and build a café and day spa in addition to his chiropractic office, but he eventually gave up his plan after a lengthy, unsuccessful battle with the city over the proposed renovations. the current owner purchased the home in 2003 and now operates a wealth management firm from the house. in the early 1900s, when redondo Beach began to establish itself as a popular beach resort, many families built cottages or homes for summer use only. the Sweetser house, sitting on top of a grassy hill, represents a period in time when redondo was trying to attract families to live in the beach community yearround. it continues to stand as a visual reminder of a fast-growing period of redondo Beach’s early history.

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the view from Beryl avenue. PhotograPh courteSy of the reDonDo Beach hiStorical muSeum.

early redondo real eState:
• in the early days of the 1900s real estate buying frenzy, some redondo Beach land parcels were bought and sold five times in a single day, at successively higher prices. residential architecture was predominantly single- or two-story bungalows in a gabled-roof craftsman style. according to the redondo Beach historical Society, early redondo was described as a middle-class community, and settled primarily by small business owners and working professionals.

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2516 OCEAN DRIVE, MANHATTAN BEACH

$1,199,000

469 28TH STREET, MANHATTAN BEACH

$2,295,000

Views, views and location! Athletes train daily and novelists write books here from the inspiration they get this close to the ocean. Remodeled inside and out 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath town home with hardwood floors, Viking kitchen, stone finishes, high beam ceilings and ocean views. Turnkey property within minutes of downtown MB or North MB. It’s one of those properties where you can park your car on Friday and put the keys in the drawer until Monday. Appointment only and ready to show.

A Tuscan Contemporary home in mint condition. Originally built in 2004, the home was remodeled in 2011, giving it the feel and appearance of a new construction model home. The home offers 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, office, formal dining room, family room with fireplace and two separate living rooms. The master bedroom boasts two walk-in closets, custom fireplace and a massive master bath with jacuzzi tub and dual fixture shower for two. Four car parking total, with a 2 car garage with newly epoxy painted floors, brand new custom solid core wood garage door and two car parking in the driveway. The oversized south facing full lot allows for ocean breezes and sun all day long. Custom audio visual system, dumb waiter, CAT 5 Wiring, fire and motion sensors, alarm system and intercom throughout. Two level home with a very open and modern floor plan, offering plenty of outdoor space for the pets and entertaining. The most discriminating buyer will be impressed.

807 ESPLANADE, REDONDO BEACH

$6,995,000

Ocean Front estate perched high on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean from Catalina to Malibu. This magnificent property evokes emotion and excitement with unparalleled views of the sea life, coastline, beach activity and sunsets from every room in the home. Inspired by the Inn at Santa Marina on Mykonos, the home offers 4 bedrooms (all private suites), 4.5 baths, 3 fireplaces and 3,525 sq. ft. of total living space. Providing the perfect floor plan for entertaining and everyday living, the homes exudes luxury on every level boasting five star materials and amenities such as cherry floors, teak & alder doors, copper windows, floor to ceiling carrera marble, limestone, travertine and exotic granite. A very rare opportunity to acquire 50 feet of ocean frontage and live in a masterfully designed home which creates new memories every hour of every day.

Over 80 Million in Real Estate Transactions in 2011

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©2011 Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. Coldwell Banker is a registered trademark licensed to Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. An Equal Opportunity Company. Equal Housing Opportunity. Owned and Operated by NRT LLC

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CURRENT LISTINGS
621 South Gertruda Avenue 5 Bed | 3 Bath | 2900 sq ft Redondo Beach - $999,000 2213 Mathews #C 3 Bed | 2 Bath | 1806 sq ft Redondo Beach - $529,000 950 Main Street #301 2 Bed | 2 Baths | 1175 sq ft El Segundo - $359,900 549 Paseo Lunado 3 Bed | 2 Bath | 1656 sq ft Palos Verdes Estates - $972,000 22314 Harbor Ridge Lane #5 3 Bed | 2 Bath | 1472 sq ft Torrance - $239,000 3110 Merrill Drive #88 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | 1300 sq ft Torrance - $349,000

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©2011 Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. Coldwell Banker® is a registered trademark licensed to Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. An Equal Opportunity Company. Equal Housing Opportunity. Owned And Operated By NRT LLC.

ANOTHER OCEAN VIEW MASTERPIECE LISTING!

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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TWO BLOCKS TO THE SAND IN HERMOSA BEACH!!
This Classic beach bungalow features 2 bedrooms , 1.5 baths plus a 2 car garage on a full 30 X 100 street to alley lot! Just looking for a family willing to enjoy its basement with two beach showers and extended storage. Wonderful hardwood floors throughout, built-ins, private rear garden plus the potential for a small office just off the garage and overlooking the garden area. Ideally located on the charming north end of Hermosa Beach!

First Time on the Market - Just Listed for $1,099,000!

2434 Manhattan Ave., Hermosa Beach

www.JaneSager.com

(310) 748-0677 www.JaneSager.com

YOUR NEW HOME AWAITS....WHERE THE SAND, SURF, AND SALT AIR MEET IN MANHATTAN BEACH!!
Imagine enjoying a panoramic view from Palos Verdes to Santa Monica. Now imagine that you are enjoying this view while hearing the sound of the waves crashing, a mere 2 blocks away! Located in an exceptional location that is close to the airport, shops, and restaurants in the North part of Manhattan Beach, this beautifully appointed home has everything you need and WANT in a home. Sitting on a hill overlooking the ocean is the stunning home that you have been looking for! Details such as edge butted windows and french doors leading to two viewing decks define this beautiful space. An executive office with built in cherry cabinetry and bookshelves make it easy to work from home. An open great room featuring stone floors and oversized windows help you remember just why you are the envy of everyone else living in the contingent 48 states. Add the kitchen, granite, stainless and a beautiful view, nothing else needs to be stated except that this could be yours for a mere $1,750,000.

3300 Highland Ave. Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
REALTOR ® REALTOR ®

Jane Sager, CA Lic.# 01001004

Listed for just $1,750,000, your new home awaits.

228 33rd Street, Manhattan Beach

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As our market has changed, the window for maximizing coastal property opportunities has opened in the beach cities. Living at the beach is the best possible lifestyle, and there has never been a better time than now to explore your options along the coast. For sound real estate advice in a changing market, contact Jane today.

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ust imagine the feeling you’ll have when you find the home of your dreams. Jane Sager knows what it’s like. As a leading professional in the South Bay are for more than 20 years, she takes great pride in using her knowledge and experience to help people make the most of their real estate investments. That’s why if your looking to buy, be sure to visit Jane on the website www.JaneSager.com. This comprehensive site will give you access to all the information, home search resources and market insight that you need to find the home of your dreams.

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3617 Vista Drive, Manhattan Beach

COMING SOON....
East Manhattan Sanctuary on a Full Lot
$1,125,000 Call for Details

Do not miss out on this 4 bedroom custom single family home with attention to detail throughout. High ceilings, den/home office, asking $688 per square foot (can’t replace this house at this price!). Spectacular, unobstructable oceanviews!

$1,899,000

Open Sunday 2-4pm

www.3617Vista.com

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Steve Santos
310.488.4924
A 33-Year Resident of Manhattan Beach DRE# 01440129

CELL (310) 569-6535 OFFICE (310) 545-5858 EMAIL Uni@Unimayesh.com WEB www.unimayesh.com 3300 Highland Ave. • Manhattan Beach
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Steve@SteveSantosProperties.com

Selling Real Estate Since 1989!

Rent Your Luxury Home For up to $10,000 a week
*Unfurnished Long Term Rentals *Furnished Corporate and Vacation Rentals

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EXPIRES
IN JUST 9 MONTHS (38 WEEKS)
$450,000 $400,000 $200,000

When I began reminding my clients at the beginning of the year that the Debt Forgiveness Act could be going away on December 31, 2012, it seemed like a long ways off. But the deadline is just 9 months away! Remember the average short sale can take anywhere from 3 to 6 months to close escrow - sometimes longer! So even if you are just thinking about short selling your home, CALL ME to discuss all your options. Consider this example of what your tax consequences could like look if you short sell your home AFTER this law expires. Home Purchase Price: Home Loan Amount: Home Sale Price:

Your Deficiency/Debt Forgiven: $200,000 Potential Tax Liability: $50,000
($200,000 x 25% assumed tax rate - the maximum tax rate is 35%

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Call me to set up a no obligation private confidential consultation to determine what options you may have.

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ATTRACTIVE AT $759,000
Completely remodeled | 4 Bed | 2.5 Bath | Free-standing Mediterranean-style Townhome | Rear unit - 1 of 2 on the lot - features a private, gated, professionally landscaped backyard | Attractive, quiet, one-way street

705 PRUITT DRIVE, REDONDO BEACH
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d why a nk and completely understan e you a reference for Chris Pla rd referred Chris Plank to me after I “I am happy to provid for you. My former landlo e else, but my reference would be important I had been working with someon ties in the to buy a house back in 2003. per told him I was looking is to pur chase a number of pro ended Chris – he had used Chr landlord highly recomm South Bay. to help me ly impressed with his dedication however long g with Chris, I was immediate nd s very willing to spe When I started workin was no pressure at all, he wa he pointed out d a home I would love. There fin n we did look at properties, dream home of mine; and whe er real estate I needed to find that s vastly different than the oth h property. His approach wa realtors, I potential issues with eac the difference betwe en the two looking with, and after seeing th Chris. broker I had started er realtor and only worked wi ed my relationship with the oth end ttan Beach price (truly amazing) in Manha amazing place for an amazing war, so he I ended up getting an not want to get into a bidding lly incredible. He knew I did so amazing that in 2003. It was rea the property. The price was d for the th that aim in mind, and I got negotiated the price wi really the accurate price I pai ling him asking if that was the other realtors were cal place. question I this past year, there was no and we got l my home in Manhattan Beach When I decided to sel ted I do to sell the property, ened exactly to what he sugges 60K after would use Chris. I list ing price, and made $4 ended up getting my full ask an offer in just two days. I d in this market. commissions…pretty darn goo on the ball, puts realtors is that he is sharp, lly sets him apart from other I started to use In my mind, what rea solve problems as thy arise. after seeing st, and is always thinking to his clients’ interest fir to (Calabasas, California), but a property in the area I moved (in addition to another realtor to buy property in Calabasas is if he would help me buy a asas while I was how she operated, I asked Chr ce met a few realtors in Calab Manhattan Beach.) I have sin I can’t really selling my property in t should I sell this property, re, and my only sadness is tha looking with him out the d. out here. Yes, he is that goo use him as a real estate broker any other questions py to share more if you have know that I am all your questions, but I’m hap I hope that answers orney in Manhattan Beach, so am a real estate / business att mean what I say.” or concerns. Also, I just say nice things – I really work with people and I don’t fairly picky when I Warmest Regards, Sheri Handel Real Estate/Business Attorney Of Counsel Schlichter& Shonack , LLP

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In Real Estate, Time Really is Money!
Call me For a Private No Obligation Consultation. Shorewood Realtors | ChrisPlank@aol.com Cell (310) 849-1530 | Office (310) 546-7561 x443

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2912 Pine Avenue, Manhattan Beach
R R R R R R R 5 bedrooms + 4 bathrooms 3,809 square foot home 6,016 square foot oversized corner lot Custom designed and built in 2002 Wonderful deck areas and yard space Huge 3 car garage + large driveway/play area for the kids Incredible Gourmet Kitchen w/ quality finishes & enormous island

Priced to Sell at $1,995,000
Open House Sat & Sun 1-4pm (3/10 & 3/11)

1218 HARPER AVENUE, REDONDO BEACH
R R R 3 Bedrooms Built in 2002 2,500 Sq Ft Lot R R R 2 1/2 Bathrooms 1,708 Square Foot Home Simply Move-in and Enjoy

Priced to sell at $849,000
Open House Sunday 1-4pm (3/11)

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E D ’ S S TAT E O F T H E M A R K E T A D D R E S S
national Real Estate sections today. What about on the local level? What is happening in our back yard? Outside of following the headlines, just take a look at the faces of local realtors, and see if their 5 year frown is starting to turn upside down. From the more active agents you can hear sighs of relief that their listings are now selling before having to spend their entire commission on advertising. Sellers are thanking them for quick successes, and there is talk of multiple offers on many of the properties that are hitting the market. If you are thinking of selling, it is possible that you could actually realize more money now than you did in 2009-2011. Does that mean property prices have appreciated? Well the overall statistics haven’t shown that yet but there is no question we are now witnessing sales of homes at prices we know we couldn’t get 18 months ago here in the South Bay. Comparing inventory levels of homes for sale vs. those in escrow gives you the best look at the trend that is starting to take shape. In November of 2010 there were 4,231 homes for sale and 627 of them went into escrow; that is equivalent to about 7 months of inventory. Today there are almost half as many homes for sale at 2,395 and 885 of them went pending in January of 2012; that leaves only 3 months of inventory on the market. This is a tell-tale sign of a buyer’s market standing eye-to-eye with a seller’s market. Looking at the Manhattan Beach Real Estate market over the last 14 months we saw an inventory high of 169 homes for sale and we are currently down to 95 homes for sale in Manhattan Beach, of which 34 of them went pending last month. will have competing buyers pursuing it at the same time you are. You don’t have to get in a major bidding war, but you do have to be very realistic about what you offer if you want to end up with the home. It is also possible that if you do miss out on your dream home, the next one to come along could cost more money. in the last 40 years. If you are a move up buyer there is no doubt that now is a great time to make that move. If you are buying for the first time and you have saved your pennies, then I say dive in! If you are downsizing and want to finally be a seller that can enjoy the selling process and not have to wait 6 months to sell your home, right now might be the time for you. In all cases be sure to consult your lender to confirm your qualifications, they may say guidelines are loosening but I haven’t seen it yet. In addition, you should definitely seek advice from your tax advisor regarding the ramifications of buying and/or selling. After you determine if the timing is right for you, call the best Real Estate agent that you can find and drill them with questions on how they will best represent you and your situation.

NOTE TO DOUBTERS:
if you don’t believe the market has hit bottom or is on its way to recovery, you might be right. We all look at the data available and make our best educated guess on what may happen. However if I was that smart, I would have bought more property in 1995 and would have sold everything I owned in 2006. That is not what I did. Your perspective on the data available is what will motivate you to do what you believe is right.

When analyzing the real estate market, how do you know when it has really changed for the better? HEADLINES. Just reading headlines in the news can give you a clue where things may be headed. Real Estate trends are based more upon consumer confidence levels, than almost anything else. Of course there are significant driving factors which include the overall economy, the mortgage meltdown and other global factors, but it is you and your neighbors that really create the effect of any significant movement in real estate prices. Take a look at this week’s headlines... WARREN BUFFET ON CNBC: I’d Buy UP ‘A Couple Hundred Thousand’ Single-Family Homes If I Could. DS NEWS: Housing Crisis to End in 2012 as Banks Loosen Credit Standards RIS MEDIA: Housing Expected to Add to GDP for First Time in 7 Years NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS: January Pending Home Sales Rise, Market on Uptrend DS NEWS: Proposed Bill to Speed Up Short Sale Process and Prevent Foreclosure. ED KAMINSKY REAL ESTATE TEAM: Multiple offers on our listings are back in 2012. These headlines are easy to find and positive news is definitely dominating

ED’S BEST GUESS:
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writ ten By: Quinn r oBertS it’s easy to get lost in all of the shops and restaurants in the riviera Village, not to mention the ocean views that are only a block away. yet, in between lies the Village garden at 1728 South catalina avenue, an oasis of trees, plants and flowers. looking more like a forest, trees arch over the entryway, flowers line the walkways and gurgling water can be heard throughout to create a relaxed, eclectic vibe. But, it isn’t just the space, it’s what’s inside. owning the Village garden for the past four years with his wife Sophia, rocky post creates most of the items for sale, which include: mosaics, fountains, mailboxes and home/garden knickknacks. “everything in here is one-of-a-kind,” post said. “the stuff here isn’t like home depot. each thing is unique.” without any formal training, post insists he fell into creating such pieces. it wasn’t until he read an article in Sunset magazine about how to make a specific garden fountain out of terra-cotta pots in 2005 that he realized he had a knack for it. “i didn’t know i could do anything artistic at all. i always appreciated stuff like this, but i never thought i could come up with interesting ideas of my own and make them happen,” post said. “i began to think about other things i could do and that’s how it started and just snowballed from there and now i’m at the place i want to be. “there is nothing i can’t do now as far as making it work.” producing anywhere from 50 to 60 fountains a year, post uses the garden as a place to test out his creations. for about six months, he makes sure they run properly and are able to hold up outdoors. for the fountains and everything else he makes, post uses mostly recycled materials, from farm equipment to watering cans to ship laterns. he even peruses local estate and garage sales for ideas and supplies. “i’ll see something that someone else thinks is junk and i’ll think about wanting to get a hold of it and use it in what i am doing,” post said. “that has become the way i think now. i’m a lot more clever then i was before and it’s fun. “i’ll see something that sings to me. i just have an eye for things now.”

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anyone who went to grade school in the golden State may remember learning about the missions while studying california history. for palos Verdes estates resident michael potter, it was a history lesson that stuck well beyond primary school. “my father was from the midwest and moved to california after world war ii,” recounts potter. “he was seduced by the missions, and when the time came for me to do my mission project in the fourth grade, my dad was really excited about it.” the elder potter drove his family from mission to mission, and a young michael “developed an appreciation for the style through osmosis.” this appreciation evolved into a passion for the Spanish colonial revival style, a passion potter would eventually share with his wife, margaret. Both native californians, the potters lived in europe and in washington, dc at different times for their careers. But their mutual appreciation for early california architecture—and a desire to live near the ocean—eventually

brought them back to california in search of the quintessential tile-roofed, Spanish-influenced home. at the time they purchased their palos Verdes estates house, it looked less like a Spanish colonial and more an amalgam of styles reflecting the personal tastes of various owners over the decades. Built in the 1940s and remodeled extensively in the 60s, 80s and 90s, the potters were able to look past the home’s disjointed renovations and focus on its historic pedigree and striking ocean views. it’s hard to imagine that the impeccably appointed formal living room, with its 16th century Spanish antiques, malibu tile and moorish archways, once resembled a parisian fin de siècle apartment. “there was gold leaf and white marble everywhere,” margaret describes. “you feel bad pulling things like that out,” continues michael, “but we wanted to make the home consistent with the period.”

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the road to bringing the home back to its architectural roots was paved with a long line of contractors who were not shy about expressing their concerns. “most of the prospective contractors we interviewed said ‘rip it down,’” michael recalls. “finally we found someone who said, ‘i will recommend ripping it down, but i’ll still work with you if you decide not to.’” originally built with a vertical orientation, margaret notes that over the years the home gave way to a california ranch-style sprawl. outdoor patios were converted into enclosed spaces by previous owners, resulting in a series of oddities including a 1960s slump block fireplace that obstructed an ocean view, and a hallway with two different ceiling heights. the potters spent hours at the malaga cove library poring over historical photos of the area’s original 1920s architecture to get ideas on how to give their home the character and feel of a 1930s mission-style home. they provided their architect and designer with photos from the period to help convey their vision: a moorish-influenced Spanish colonial revival. although the couple held weekly design meetings with the contractor, they frequently deferred to the construction and design team on various details. “it was a collaborative process, and i got vetoed a lot of times,” michael recalls. “you have to respect them because they’ve done this a lot,” margaret adds.

We both greW up in typical 1950S california ranch-Style homeS,” margaret SayS. “but there’s something about Spanish-style homes that’s everlasting.”

“they’ve seen a lot more houses than we have.” what set out to be a year-long renovation stretched into 18 months, but the potters agree that the process was well worth it. the home was taken down to the studs, and nearly all rooms but the formal living area had to be restored to their original Spanish colonial revival style. a self-described technology geek, michael did extensive research and found period fixtures online. the home’s light switches are early 20th century push-button plates, but with modern features such as dimmers. two 19th century chandeliers on the first floor were sourced on eBay. Both were designed to hold candles but were later retrofitted for electricity. despite its 6,500 square feet of living space, the home feels warm and intimate. with five bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms, margaret quips that “the only good thing about all those bathrooms is it meant we could buy more tile.” most of the tile used in the home came from california pottery and tile works, whose products are fashioned after designs created in the early 20th century by the malibu potteries and catalina clay products. colorful tile along the baseboard of a first floor powder room features an intricate Spanish baroque design modeled after a similar pattern at the adamson house in malibu. adding to the moorish look are two moroccan ceiling lanterns.

an oversize mahogany moorish star set into the second story ceiling carries the arabesque theme and is visible from the entryway. hanging from the center of the star, a persian-influenced chandelier adds a period touch over the front entryway. Below, a curving staircase—original to the house—leads to the second floor. once again, the potters removed gilt railing that was added during an earlier remodel and replaced it with wrought iron that is more true to the Spanish colonial style. elaborately patterned, colorful ceramic tiles on the risers add dimension to staircase. while living abroad, the potters amassed a well-curated collection of fine antiques. their appreciation for historical objects often found them buying a piece and worrying about where to put it later. one of the more dramatic examples of this are two weathered wooden columns, which michael says were salvaged from a 16th century european catholic church. he and margaret stumbled upon them in an antiques store in the netherlands, and now they are embedded on either side of an alcove in the second-floor hallway. “we both loved them instantly but had no idea what we’d do with them,” michael laughs. “our designer came up with the idea of where to place them in the house.” Just about every corner of the potter’s home holds a historical piece sourced from places as exotic as india or as pedestrian as hollywood. in the kitchen, 400-year-old blue and white porcelain tiles from holland add a touch of the old world to the vent hood above the range. across the room from the kitchen, a wooden cabinet catches they eye on the far wall of the family’s den. the cabinet’s hand-crafted, bi-fold doors, carved with a repeating moorish star motif, keep modern electronics out of view when not in use. the cabinet was built by a local craftsman and modeled after wooden doors from a moroccan home that margaret saw in a magazine. whimsical details throughout the house are an extension of the potters’ unique blend of eclectic taste and unpretentious approach to home design. a set of grinning miniature gargoyles, salvaged from a classic hollywood disney home that was torn down, perch mischievously on wooden beams above the den. a pair of brass dragon doorknobs lends an edgy energy to the doorway leading to the family’s game and media room. and upstairs in the master bedroom, a gothic window frame from a derelict 19th century london building now makes a statement as a dressing room cabinet fitted with a mirror and a niche that holds decorative bowls. michael and margaret finish each other’s sentences as they describe their passion for the Spanish colonial revival style, a passion that borders on reverence. “we both grew up in typical 1950s california ranch-style homes,” margaret says. “But there’s something about Spanish-style homes that’s everlasting.” michael is quick to add, “today, the tendency [when renovating a home] is ‘how can i reinvent everything.’ for us, it was, ‘how can we learn all the secrets that already exist about this style.’ it’s more interesting to find the real genius that was here before we came along.”

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it’s an old adage repeated often in daily life, “where there’s smoke there’s fire.” however, the saying doesn’t hold true for cocoon fires and its designer federico otero. Starting the company a little over three years ago in miami, otero uses an ethanol based fuel in his fireplaces, creating a smoke free environment that requires no flue. “it is fairly a new system. we are trying to maximize it and that is how we came up with the shape of the fireplaces,” otero said. “it was always a thought to make it light and have a retro-modern feel.” and light it is, weighing only 16 pounds. the fireplaces also come in three different models and six different heights, from 3.3 feet to 4.8 feet. the aeris model, otero’s original concept, hangs down from the ceiling, while the terra model has three legs that allow it to stand on the floor and the Vellum model can be placed on a wall. “it was my hope from the beginning to create something graceful and simple, to try and make it an appealing object that was fun to look at and truly be an accent piece to any room,” said otero. Born in peru, otero studied at purdue university and has traveled the world to find inspiration in the pieces he creates. yet, it wasn’t until he was working on an interior design project that otero found out about the technology of using ethanol and decided to use it in creating fireplaces. “i’ve learned so much from everywhere i have lived and traveled,”otero said. “my designs have a strong link to the architecture, materials and techniques i have seen and even practiced myself.” Selling the fireplaces across the globe, from egypt to england, cocoon fires began selling fireplaces in the united States last year and now have three distributors in california and three others in atlanta, chicago and alexandria, Virginia. with prices ranging from $2,250-$3,450, depending on the type of finish, otero is also hoping in the near future to expand the company with new colors and finishes, as well as new fireplace designs. “i always wanted to work with eco-friendly and sustainable products,” otero said. “i believed and still do believe that is a great opportunity and something that is important and real.” for more info ViSit: www.cocoonfireS.com

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

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

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Recent Client Testimonial: “First time refinancing can be quite confusing but Regan and the guys over at Watermark made the process quite painless.They made sure that we understood everything and answered all of our questions immediately. They even do their homework prior to us filling out any paper work and let us know what the chances are for a successful refinance. Regan is very professional and wasn’t out there just to make a quick buck, he really cares about us and our financial needs. I would definitely recommend Regan and Watermark for your refinance or home buying services.” - Richard - Redondo Beach

Welcome to Watermark:
Transparency and solutions are the foundation of my success, and I promise both to each and every client. While other lenders focus on feel good services, I focus on the financing. In an industry that hasn’t had a great reputation over the past few years, I take pride in knowing that I’ve gained the trust and respect of my clients. In today’s market the most important thing when obtaining a home loan is the mortgage professional you work with and the resources that they have at their disposal. Whether you have a simple conventional purchase, or a complex Jumbo transaction feel free to call me at anytime and find out why Watermark is right for you.

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30 year fixed up to $417,000 3.875% (3.933% APR) 30 year fixed up to $625,500 4.125% (4.165% APR) 15 year fixed up to $625,500 3.5% (3.569% APR)

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30 year fixed FHA up to $729,750 3.75% (4.302% APR)

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www.welcometoregan.com
Mortgage rates could change daily. Actual payments will vary based on your individual situation and current rates. Some products may not be available in all states. Some jumbo products may not be available to first time home buyers. Some restrictions may apply. Based on the purchase/refinance of a primary residence. Credit and collateral subject to approval. Loan to value, debt to income and cash-out restrictions may apply. Programs, rates, terms and conditions subject to change without notice. Please remember that we don’t have all your information, so this does not constitute a commitment to lend. Therefore, the rate and payment results may not reflect your actual situation. To get more accurate and personalized results, please call (800) 357-4077 to talk to one of our mortgage bankers .Watermark Capital Inc. 16485 Laguna Canyon Rd. #205 Irvine, CA 92618 DRE license number 01523306 NMLS ID: 1838

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Rancho Palos Verdes - 4919 FABULOUS 20,007 SQ FT LOT WITH HARBOR VIEWS!
Build your dream home in a very prestigious neighborhood.

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Great location in Wiseburn School District, detached 2-car garage and pool in backyard.

Torrance - 0211 3 Bed | 2.5 Bath | 2010 sq ft | 6258 sq ft Lot
Very nice home located in the Country Hills section of South Torrance with spacious living quarters on two levels.

Torrance - 4915 2 Bed | 3 Bath | 1650 sq ft | Luxurious Townhouse
Luxurious Townhouse built in 2006 with hardwood floors, gourmet kitchen and oversized 4-car garage.

$545,000

$369,900

$769,000

$449,000

Hawthorne - 4870 3 Bed | 2.5 Bath | 1570 sq ft | Two-Level Townhouse
Spacious Townhome with open floor plan with living room, fireplace, dining area, and kitchen – all opening to an enclosed private patio.

Torrance - 4925 3 Bed | 2.5 Bath | 1983 sq ft | 2548 sq ft Lot
Large and turn-key home in desirable Walteria area with Mahogany hardwood floors throughout. Warm and inviting home with very well planned living space!

Hawthorne - 0232 3 Bed | 3 Bath | 1711 sq ft | 7929 sq ft Lot
Wiseburn home with detached mother-in-law quarters/rumpus room. Front house is 1722 sq ft with family room, living room with fireplace and large kitchen with granite counter tops and center island.

Torrance - 4935 3 Bed | 2 Bath | 1564 sq ft | 5500 sq ft Lot
Bright and spacious home located in the desirable Hollywood Riviera section of Torrance with open living room with fireplace, upgraded kitchen and private backyard.

$308,000

$675,000

REDUCED and PRICED TO SELL: $419,000

$715,000

Hawthorne - 0233 6-Unit Income Property | Fully Occupied | No-Rent Control
Standard sale in great location in highly desirable rental area of Hawthorne. Well maintained with newer roof, paint.

Lomita - 4882 2 Bed | 1 Bath | 804 sq ft | Condominium SHORT SALE
Beautiful Condo with open living room, dining area with large bedrooms and 2 parking spaces in a gated community.

Hawthorne - 0221 4-Unit Income Property | 4930 sq ft | 6000 sq ft Lot
Front unit is 3-bedroom, 2 baths – townhouse style. Plus 3 units, each 2 bedroom + 1.5 bath Townhouse style. West of Hawthorne.

Rancho Palos Verdes - 4838 3 Bed | 1 Bath | 1060 sq ft | 5286 sq ft Lot
Great location in Wiseburn School District, detached 2-car garage and pool in backyard.

$779,999

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$699,000

$1,660,000

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The Shearin Group 310-546-1501 310-200-8318 cell www.CindyShearin.com
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Inspired by the 19th Century Virginia Farm House homes, this sprawling 8,610 square foot estate sits nestled on almost 2 acres of land in Rolling Hills. Clad in classic board and batten siding, the house rests on a native stone base and is capped by a fine slate roof. The home itself features 5 large Bedrooms and 6.5 Baths. Every room in the home features expansive views of the Ocean, Catalina Island and Rolling Hills Canyons. Fantastic open beam ceilings reveal the homes timber structure, taking advantage of the unique roof design to provide dramatic and elegant spaces throughout the home. The house and grounds were designed by the noted Architectural, Interior & Landscape Design firm, Stamps & Stamps, in a manner which seamlessly integrates the elegance of a time gone by with the necessities and indulgences required for modern life.

List Price of $6,495,000

Gerard Bisignano
Contact me for more information on off-market Strand and Walk Street homes.

Cell: 310-990-4727 | Office: 310-376-6004 gerard@coastalluxuryliving.com | www.coastalluxuryliving.com

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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.

Expansive Luxury Estate, Rolling Hills
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

Price provided upon request

Price provided upon request
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$6,999,000

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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

2108 Thorley Rd., Palos Verdes Estates
Luxurious Cape Code Home, Located in Lower Lunada Bay, 6 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, Formal Living & Dining Rooms, Office, Maid’s Quarters, Posh Master Suite with Ocean Views & Ocean View Deck

$3,900,000
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$3,600,000
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$2,995,000

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

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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

128 14th Street, Manhattan Beach
Manhattan Beach Income property with development potential on a quiet street. 30X93 lot, 3 lots from the Strand. 3 large 1-bedroom units, Recently Upgraded. Back Unit Has a Small Yard, Upper Unit Has an Ocean View.

$2,695,000

$2,295,000

$2,199,000

www.CoastalLuxuryLiving.com

LiveInHollywoodRiviera.com
Your Number 1 Realtor in the Hollywood Riviera Top 4 realtor For All of ReMax Palos Verdes Realty in 2011
THIS WEEK’S FEATURED PROPERTY
Offered at: $1,079,000

5623 Via Del Collado Torrance
Views anyone?
The panoramic Queen’s Necklace views from this home are absolutely gorgeous day or night. This nicely updated home features 4 bedrooms (one currently used as a den) and 1 3/4 baths on a 9,000 sq ft lot. The home includes refinished hardwood floors, remodeled bathrooms, crown molding, recessed lights and vinyl windows.

www.5623ViaDelCollado.com

Igor Nastaskin
Cell: 310.892.6016 Office: 310.378.9494 inastaskin2@socal.rr.com www.IGORrealestate.com
DRE 01317822

23705 Susana Ave, Torrance
3 Bed. 1.5 Bath. 1,275 sq ft 6,000 sq ft flat corner lot

Your Best Move.
(Source: Trendgraphix Inc)

www.23705Susana.com

# 1 Realtor® in Sales Volume in the Hollywood Riviera in 2010 #1 Realtor® in the Hollywood Riviera for 6 out of the last 9 years -- Over $100M in Total Sales Volume in the Hollywood Riviera since 2002 Over 100 Single Family Home Transactions in the Riviera since 2002 -- All time Highest Price Sale in the Hollywood Riviera (East of Palos Verdes Blvd.) at $2.55M

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Offered at: $725,000

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