Favorite Palos Verdes Homes – October 1, 2019

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes – October 1, 2019 

My favorite Palos Verdes Homes on the October 1, 2019, Palos Verdes real estate Broker’s Tour (27 homes had open houses today) are described below.  We currently have 236 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $959,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes (The low in Eastview is $849,000) to $27,500,000 in the city of Palos Verdes Estates.  There are 46 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $299,500 and $2,295,000.  My favorite Palos Verdes homes today:

   

George Fotion’s (Call Realty) 135 Seawall Road, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above left) is a 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 1,646 square foot home for $3,150,000. This stunning Portuguese Bend Club beach front home features amazing ocean/Catalina views, gated community, private beach access and was rebuilt in 2015.  Chris Adlam’s (Vista Sotheby’s Int’l Realty) 30504 Rhone Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above right) is a 5 bedroom, 5 bath, 4,302 square foot home for $1,999,000.  This gated Country Club home features panoramic ocean/coastline/Catalina views, large bright kitchen, oversized master suite, and upstairs artist studio/loft with private bathroom.

Even Jay’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 3 Hillcrest Meadows, Rolling Hills Estates, 90274 (above left) is a 4 bedroom, 4 bath, 2,620 square foot home for $1,599,000.  This charming remodeled Hillcrest Meadows home features a chef’s kitchen w/center island, guest suite, large master bedroom and 3-car garage w/220 for electric car.

To read my prior article on favorite Palos Verdes homes click here.

Photos courtesy of CRMLS

Palos Verdes Ocean Trails Reserve Hike at Trump National Golf Course

Palos Verdes Ocean Trails Reserve Hike at Trump National Golf Course

Palos Verdes home owners have a great opportunity to enjoy a local hike on Sunday, October 6, 2019, at 3:00 p.m., on the Ocean Trails Reserve.  Los Serenos de Point Vincente volunteers will be taking hikers on the switchback trails down to the beach.  This moderate Ocean Trails Nature Hike is a great opportunity for Palos Verdes homes owners who are interested in learning more about the local geology from one of the trained volunteers.  During the hike, look around for the fall blooms while walking through the mature coastal sage scrub.  You will be able to enjoy the ocean views along the bluffs while you walk down to the rocky beach.  After the hike, you will return to Founders Park where you can stay and watch the sunset from the park.  This is truly a relaxing place to visit with its breathtaking views and over 5 acres to enjoy.

For more information, contact Los Serenos de Point Vincente at http://www.losserenos.org, or call (310) 377-5370.

To read about the Los Serenos de Point Vicente junior docent program click here. 

Park at Trump National – to the left of the club house in the public lot at end of Ocean Trails Drive.  Trump National Golf Course is located at One Ocean Trails Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes.

Photo of Founders Park courtesy of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes

 

Enjoy Palos Verdes Library District’s October 2019 Free Movies!

Enjoy Palos Verdes Library District’s October 2019 Free Movies!

pvld 

The Palos Verdes Library District has some great free movies that they will be showing during the month of October 2019.  Each month they offer a different selection of foreign movies, “latest” releases,  and classic cinema.  Most of the screenings will have some post film discussion which adds an opportunity to socialize with others in the community.  In October, the following movies will be presented:

Classic Movies at Noon, which shows films from the 1930’s through the 1990’s on the first Tuesday of the month, will be screening on Tuesday, October 1, 2019, at noon, THE THIN MAN (1934) in the Malaga Cove Gallery.

The PVLD’s Ciné-Monde, a film series featuring notable films from around the globe which are shown on the second Thursday of the month, will be screening WOMAN AT WAR (Iceland, 2018) on Thursday, October 10, 2019,  at 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. in the Peninsula Center Library Community Room.

The Multiplex film series will be offering a very special feature on October 24, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., THE MUSTANG (2019).

All of the film screenings will take place at the Peninsula Center Library Community Room, except for Classic Movies at Noon which screens at the Malaga Cove Gallery located at 2400 Via Campesina, Palos Verdes Estates.  The Peninsula Center Library is located at 701 Silver Spur Road, Rolling Hills Estates.  For more information regarding any of the films, call 310-377-9584.

To read my prior article on the Palos Verdes Library District click here.

Photo courtesy of the Palos Verdes Library District

Palos Verdes Home Sales Palos Verdes Drive East Neighborhood 1st Half 2019

Palos Verdes Home Sales Palos Verdes Drive East Neighborhood 1st Half 2019

Palos Verdes Drive East night time view of the Harbor

Palos Verdes homes sales in the Palos Verdes Drive East neighborhood for the first half of 2019 decreased to 25 single family homes sold in 2019 compared to 35 in 2018.  Price per square foot for Palos Verdes Drive East houses that sold in the first half of 2019 increased to $566 from $538 in 2018, a 5.3 % increase.  Average sales price for Palos Verdes Drive East homes sold in the first half of 2019 increased to $1,788,740 in 2019 compared to $1,533,071 in 2018.  The most expensive Palos Verdes home sale in Palos Verdes Drive East was $4,235,000 and the lowest priced Palos Verdes home sale in the Palos Verdes Drive East neighborhood was $925,000.

Currently, the Palos Verdes Drive East neighborhood has 34 Palos Verdes homes for sale.  There are 34 single family homes for sale ranging in price from $959,000 for a 3 bedroom/3 bath, 1,647 square foot home, to $4,175,000 for a 5 bedroom/7 bath, 8,533 square foot home.  There are no condo/townhomes for sale in this area.

For background and history on the Palos Verdes Drive East neighborhood Multiple Listing Area 167, please click here to read my original article on this neighborhood.

To view current Palos Verdes home sales for the Palos Verdes Drive East neighborhood and real estate statistics for the entire Peninsula, please click here or on the “Statistics” tab above.

Many of the homes have harbor views and/or views of the Vincent Thomas Bridge and sparkling night time city light views (photo above)

Palos Verdes Celebrates Fall Festival At South Coast Botanic Garden!

Palos Verdes Celebrates Fall Festival At South Coast Botanic Garden!

Palos Verdes homeowners have a new fall activity to enjoy at the South Coast Botanic Garden.  This year the first ever Fall Festival in the Garden will take place on Saturday, October 12, & Sunday, October 13, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity to celebrate all things Fall.  This would include garden themed jewelry, artwork, food and drinks (available to purchase). The Festival will be featuring pieces from “Hide and Seek: Art Meets Nature,” the Garden’s new art exhibit.  This is a special season at the Garden and will includes games and activities for all ages, fall wares, and seasonal harvest beer and wine.  You will be able to hop on the tram for a free ride to and from the festival.

Some of the fun that will be taking place is the Fall Plant Sale – featuring plants propagated at the South Coast Botanic Garden.  The Garden Craft Sale will feature crafts and wares from their very own craft workshop.  There will be rare fruit growers featuring fruit trees and other plants.  Ex Libris & Kumlin design will be featuring fall themed garden decor.  Pint Fermin will be featuring fall Kombucha and make your own Kombucha workshops.  Craft Beer and Wine will be featuring pumpkin beer.  And there will be food vendors with fall themed bites and meals.

This event is free with your paid Membership or you can purchase a General Admission Ticket for $9/adults, $6/seniors, $4/children 5-12, and anyone under 4 is free.  For more information call (310) 544-1948.

To read my last article on South Coast Botanic Garden click here.

South Coast Botanic Garden is located at 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula.

Photo courtesy of South Coast Botanic Garden

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes – September 24, 2019

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes – September 24, 2019 

My favorite Palos Verdes Homes on the September 24, 2019, Palos Verdes real estate Broker’s Tour (26 homes had open houses today) are described below.  We currently have 250 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $959,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes (The low in Eastview is $849,000) to $27,500,000 in the city of Palos Verdes Estates.  There are 45 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $299,500 and $2,295,000.  My favorite Palos Verdes homes today:

   

Heidi Ludwig’s (Redfin Corporation) 71 Albero Ct, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above left) is a 5 bedroom, 5 bath, 4,034 square foot home for $2,569,000.  This beautiful Mediterranean style Palos Verdes Drive South home features panoramic Catalina/coastline views, 2 living rooms, gourmet kitchen, formal dining room and 2 master bedrooms. George Fotion’s (Call Realty) 1700 Dalton Road, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above right) is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,914 square foot home for $1,699,000.  This well-priced lower Lunada Bay/Margate home features peek-a-boo ocean views, office, walking distance to bluffs, and ready for you to make it your own.

   

Kathy Tyndall & Rachel Martiens’ (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 30621 Cartier Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above left) is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,813 square foot home for $1,500,000.  This Mid Century Monaco neighborhood home features ocean/Catalina views, walls of glass, wonderful master suite, atrium, and pool.  Jay Deai’s (REMAX Estate Properties) 6712 Via Canada, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above right) is a 4 bedroom, 2 bath, 2,180 square foot home for $1,289,000. This extensively remodeled single level Palos Verdes Drive East home features an open floor plan with gourmet kitchen & huge center island, large family room, and nice entertaining patio w/hot tub.

To read my prior article on favorite Palos Verdes homes click here.

Photos courtesy of CRMLS

PALOS VERDES ANNUAL ARTISTS’ STUDIO TOUR D’ART!

Palos Verdes Annual Artists’ Studio Tour d’Art!
Palos Verdes Art Center Tour
Palos Verdes homes owners have a wonderful opportunity to enjoy an artistic tour of the Palos Verdes Peninsula viewing art, meeting local artists and nibbling on treats.  On October 5th & 6th, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., the annual Artists’ Studio Tour d’Art features over 40 local artists that are located at the Palos Verdes Art Center and 7 private studio.
This fun event gives you an opportunity to pay one price for a two day event where you can go at your own pace, choose where you want to start and visit all the studios in one day or split them up over two days.  Being able to enjoy conversations with the artists and see where and how they create their artwork is a great opportunity for all to enjoy.  While on this tour, artwork will be available for sale at all locations.
To purchase tickets click here, or go to TheShop@PVAC.  Tickets for both days are $20, and include treats at each studio location. For more information contact the Art Center at (310) 541-2479.  The proceeds benefit the Palos Verdes Art Center and The Artists’ Studio of Palos Verdes.
The Palos Verdes Art Center is located at 5504 W. Crestridge Road, Rancho Palos Verdes.
Photo courtesy of The Artists’ Studio of Palos Verdes

Palos Verdes Celebrates National Yoga Month At Terranea Resort!

Palos Verdes Celebrates National Yoga Month At Terranea Resort! 

Palos Verdes homes owners have a great opportunity to celebrate National Yoga Month at Terranea Resort this Sunday, September 22, 2019, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.  Terranea Resort will be presenting this free yoga event beginning at 4:00 p.m. with an outdoor wellness marketplace, and the fitness experts from The Spa at Terranea sharing tips on exercise routines and staying fit.  The featured event will take place at 5:00 p.m. with a sunset Yoga Class which will take place on Terranea’s 16,000 square foot oceanfront Palos Verdes Meadows.

This complimentary one hour class featuring Amanada Giacomini of Ten Thousand Buddhas and a music driven yoga experience by MC Yogi, will lead you through the most current yoga moves and techniques.  This is for beginners and yogis alike.  It is recommended that everyone bring a yoga mat.

Afterwards take a few minutes to enjoy the beautiful grounds and perhaps grab a bite at one of the wonderful restaurants located at the resort.

For additional information about Terranea Resort and the outdoor yoga event, contact The Spa at Terranea at 310-265-2740 or visit the website at http://www.terranea.com/palos-verdes-events.

Terranea Resort is located at 100 Terranea Way in Rancho Palos Verdes.

Photo courtesy of the Terranea Resort

Mid September 2019 Palos Verdes Home Sales

Mid September 2019 Palos Verdes Home Sales

Photo of Point Vicente Lighthouse courtesy of Arvin Design

 

Palos Verdes real estate single family home sales in the first 19 days of  September 2019 are 32 homes which is a decrease from the 44 Palos Verdes homes sold in the first 19 days of August and an increase from the first 19 days of September 2018 (29).  (It may take an additional week for some sales to post after the actual close of escrow).  The average sales price for single family Palos Verdes homes from September 1st to September 19th is $1,592,727 which is a decrease from last month’s average of $1,921,770 for this same time period and an decrease from $1,931,121 last September.

In September 2019 to date, the highest priced Palos Verdes homes sold for $4,800,000 and is located in the Malaga Cove neighborhood of Palos Verdes Estates and had 4 bedrooms, 6 baths, and 5,152 square feet on a 14,502 square foot lot.  This beautiful gated home features expansive ocean/coastline views, sumptuous master suite, gourmet kitchen w/furniture grade cabinetry, elegant formal dining room, separate guest suite, and spa.  The lowest priced Palos Verdes homes sold September 2019 to date for $980,000 and is located in the Silver Spur neighborhood of Rancho Palos Verdes and features 4 bedrooms, 2 baths and 1,834 square feet on a 12,476 square foot lot.

We currently have 246 active single family Palos Verdes homes for sale priced between $959,000 in the Palos Verdes Drive East neighborhood to $27,500,000 in the Lunada Bay neighborhood.  To view Palos Verdes real estate statistics from June 2018 through August 2019, click here or on the “Statistics” tab above.

To read my prior article on Mid August  2019 Palos Verdes Home Sales click here.

Above photo of Point Vicente Lighthouse courtesy of Arvin Design

Palos Verdes 2019 Half Marathon and 5K/10K Run

Palos Verdes 2019 Half Marathon and 5K/10K Run

The Palos Verdes Half Marathon and 10K and 5K run will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2019.  The Palos Verdes Marathon, which is part of the Lexus LaceUp Running Series, is being presented by Saucony.  Lexus is underwriting the costs of the event and will contribute funds raised to Kiwanis Club for their many scholarship programs.

The Half Marathon will start and finish above the scenic Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes. The course will follow the road through gorgeous residential neighborhoods with multi million dollar homes and along scenic coastal cliffs with spectacular ocean views and Catalina Island.  The course is known for its hills and for some it is a challenge.   However, once you finish, you will have plenty to celebrate with a craft beer and brunch or enjoy free massages overlooking spectacular sea cliffs.  The course runs south on Palos Verdes Drive gradually uphill, before a turn near Wayfarers Chapel. Runners will pass Pelican Cove and the iconic Point Vicente Lighthouse, before turning left onto Calle Entradero.  It will continue on past beautiful Palos Verdes homes and return to Palos Verdes Drive.  Runners will then turn left on Via Pacheco before reaching the highest point on the course.  From here, racers will drop onto Paseo del Mar and run right next to the ocean and past Lunada Bay, a well-known surf spot.  Runners will then turn around near Bluff Cove before heading back toward the finish at Pelican Cove Park.

The Palos Verdes 10K and 5K enjoy the same idyllic scenery as the Half Marathon.  As there are only 1,800 runners allowed to join the race, this is the most intimate and exclusive of the LaceUp series.  This is the eighth time in 53 years of staging the marathon in Palos Verdes that there will only be a half marathon offered.

The Half Marathon and 10K will start at 7:00 a.m. and the 5K will start at 7:05 a.m.  To register for the event, go to laceuprunningseries.com.  Tickets purchased from now till October 10th 2019, are $45 for the 5K, $70 for the 10K and the half marathon is $100.  Registration this year will close on Friday, November 15, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. or when the event sells out. (Previously in the last 3 years the event has sold out prior to closing date)  There is no on-site registration.  Race packets can be picked up on Friday, November 15, 2019, from 12:00 noon to 7:00 p.m. at Village Runner located at 1811-A, Catalina Avenue, Redondo Beach.  There will be race day packet pick up at the start line one hour prior to start time and packet pick up will close 30 minutes before each race.

Event parking is provided at three different off-site locations for race participants and event attendees – Point Vicente Interpretive Center, the Rancho Palos Verdes City Hall and the Salvation Army property.  There is no parking this year at Golden Cove Shopping Center.  Parking areas will open at 5:00 a.m. and close by 2:00 p.m.

To read my previous article on the Palos Verdes Marathon click here.

Photo courtesy of the Palos Verdes Marathon