Palos Verdes Real Estate Sales Country Club Neighborhood 2017

Palos Verdes Real Estate Sales Country Club Neighborhood 2017

Los Verdes Country Club, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

2017 Palos Verdes homes sales for the Country Club neighborhood increased to 29 single family homes sold compared to 24 in 2016.   Price per square foot for Country Club houses that sold in the first half of 2017 increased to $578 compared to $548 in 2016 a 5.4% increase.  Average sale price for Country Club homes sold in 2017 was $1,861,672 compared to $1,882,208 in 2016.  The most expensive home sold for $2,600,000 and the lowest priced home sold for $1,222,000.

Currently, Country Club has 12 active Palos Verdes home for sale.  There are 9 single family homes priced from $1,450,000 for a 4 bedroom/2 bath, 2,186 square foot home, to $2,990,000 for a 4 bedroom/4 bath, 4,048 square foot home.  There are 3 condo/townhomes priced from $445,000 for a 1 bedroom/1 bath, 778 square foot condo, to $995,000 for a 2 bedroom/3 bath, 2,150 square foot condo/townhome.

For background and history on Country Club Listing Area 171, please click here to read my prior article on this neighborhood.

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

Catalina and ocean views from the Los Verdes Golf Club located in Country Club neighborhood.

Palos Verdes Garden Concerts Welcome Helix Collective!

Palos Verdes Garden Concerts Welcome Helix Collective!

St. Luke's Presbyterian Church

On Sunday, June 24, 3018, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., St Luke’s Presbyterian Church will be presenting “Helix Collective.”  This is a fun event where you can come early and enjoy the gorgeous weather while picnicking on the lawn, and then enjoy a Free Garden Concert.

Helix Collective is a Los Angeles-based ensemble that specializes in multi-media, collaborative performance and recording.  The group consists of Sarah Robinson on flute, Phil Popham on oboe, Katie Norring on piano and Lorry Black on percussion.  Helix has released two critically acclaimed albums and has recorded the scores for over a dozen films.  Helix has a little something for everyone – those who like their classics straight up, with a contemporary edge to it, or with a populist appeal.

Come and listen to this great musical group, have a picnic and later enjoy dessert and coffee hosted by St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church.

The Church is located at 26825 Rolling Hills Road, Rolling Hills Estates.  For more information go to www.stlukespresbyterian.com, or call (310) 377-2825.

To read my last article on Palos Verdes Garden Concerts click here.

Photo courtesy of St.Luke’s Presbyterian Church.

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes – June 5, 2018

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes – June 5, 2018

My favorite Palos Verdes Homes on the June 5, 2018, Palos Verdes real estate Broker’s Tour (39 homes had open houses today) are described below.  We currently have 202 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $999,999 in Rolling Hills Estates (The low in Eastview is $760,000) to $40,000,000 in the City of Rolling Hills.  There are 29 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $275,000 and $1,995,000.  My favorite Palos Verdes homes today are:

       

Chris Adlam’s (Vista Sotheby’s Int’l Realty) 1632 Dalton Road, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above left) is a 4 bedroom, 5 bath, 2,566 square foot home for $2,250,000.  This custom Cape Cod Lunada Bay home rebuilt in 2005 features ocean views, a gorgeous kitchen, separate office area, en suite bedrooms, and pool/spa.  Lily Liang (Strand Hill Christie’s Int’l) 6 Paseo de Castana, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above right) is a 4 bedroom, 5 bath, 4,292 square foot home for $2,189,000.  This Mira Catalina gated community home features panoramic views of Queens’s necklace to Newport, spacious master suite, resort like backyard with new pool/spa/fountain & decks.

       

Yoko Mendelson’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 30130 Avenida Tranquila, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above left) is a 5 bedroom, 5 bath, 4,487 square foot home for $2,189,000.  This gorgeous Spanish Country Club home features panoramic ocean/Catalina views, office/study, gourmet kitchen, in-law quarters, and private backyard w/sport court/pool/spa.  Diana Lee’s (Home Team Realty) 9 Sweetgrass Lane, Rolling Hills Estates, 90274 (above right) is a 4 bedroom, 4 bath, 2,673 square foot home for $1,968,000.  This Colonial style Palos Verdes Drive North home features city light views, newly remodeled kitchen/baths, huge bonus room, and a resort style backyard w/sport court/pool/spa.

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

Photos courtesy of CRMLS.

Palos Verdes Firework Shows 2018 Viewing Locations

Palos Verdes Firework Shows 2018 Viewing Locations

 fireworks

Palos Verdes homes owners have a great opportunity on the Peninsula to enjoy this wonderful holiday.  Beginning in the morning at Malaga Cove School or Point Vicente Park in Rancho Palos Verdes, there are day long celebrations.  After dusk, from Palos Verdes we are lucky to be able to watch fireworks up and down the coast in the skies above local South Bay cities.  This year we will be able to enjoy fireworks from the barge off the coast of Torrance Beach.  PalosVerdesFireworks.com reached out to local residents and business owners, and the owner of Pedone’s stepped up to fund this year’s show.  Hopefully, everyone will realize how important these fireworks are to the community, and will donate to make sure we can enjoy them next year.  For more information or if you are interested in donating for next years show, go to www.palosverdesfireworks.com.

The city of Torrance will be hosting a fireworks show at the Torrance Civic Center.  There will be seating available at the Torrance Toyota Sports Complex located at 555 Maple Ave, Torrance, which will open at 7:00 p.m.  These FREE tickets are available now, and must be picked up in advance from either the Cultural Arts Center Box office at the James Armstrong Theater (3330 Civic Center Drive) or from the Community Services Department located in the West Annex of City Hall (3031 Torrance Blvd).  For more information, call the Community Services Office at (310) 618-2930.  The actual firework show will be starting at 9:00 p.m..

This year, the Seaside Lagoon will have their Fourth of July celebration on Sunday, July 1, 2018, from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  You can enjoy water games, arts and crafts, and musical entertainment.   There is a flat fee of $20.00 for parking at the Marina Parking Lot and Pier Garage.  Ticket price is $25 per person.  It does sell out early, and purchasing tickets as soon as possible is a must.  For more information on the Lagoon and/or to purchase tickets go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/redondo-beach-independence-fireworks-july-1st-tickets-46120044294.

On the other side of the Palos Verdes Peninsula in San Pedro, Cabrillo Beach will once again present their fireworks show at 9:00 p.m.  This is a great place to bring the family to the beach to enjoy the fireworks show.  And if weather permits, from Cabrillo Beach you can also view the firework show off of the Queen Mary in Long Beach.

Choose your location and get ready for the 2018 Fourth of July fireworks.  Just grab a blanket and enjoy!

To view my previous Fourth of July article click here.

Palos Verdes Live Shakespeare By The Sea 2018 Performances

Palos Verdes Live Shakespeare By The Sea 2018 Performances

shakespearre by the sea 2014

We have another wonderful opportunity for Palos Verdes homes owners to relax and enjoy live outdoor entertainment here on our beautiful Palos Verdes Peninsula.  This is the 21st year of Shakespeare By The Sea performances, and this year they will be presenting “The Merry Wives of Windsor” and “The Winter’s Tale.”  The Merry Wives of Windsor is the story full of mischief & mayhem galore, and The Winters Tale tells the familial story of love and forgiveness.

Point Fermin Park will be presenting both of the shows during the summer.  “The Merry Wives of Windsor ” will be presented on June 14, 15, 16, 28, 30, July 6, and August 18, 2018, at 8:00 p.m. “The Winter’s Tale ” will be presented on June 21, 22, 23, 29, July 5 & 7 and August 17, 2018, at 8:00 p.m. The park can be very chilly since it is right on the ocean.  Bench seating is available, or you can set up chairs or blankets on the side.  Point Fermin Park is located at 807 Paseo del Mar, San Pedro.

The City of Rancho Palos Verdes will be presenting “The Merry Wives of Windsor” on Sunday, July 8, 2018, at Hesse Park Upper Field.  The show will begin at 7:00 p.m. and admission is free.  Come early and enjoy your picnic dinner outside while you enjoy the ocean views.  You are encouraged to bring blankets or low slung beach chairs.  Hesse Park is located at 29301 Hawthorne Boulevard, Rancho Palos Verdes.  There is plenty of free parking available at this site.

Terranea Resort will be featuring “The Merry Wives of Windsor” on Sunday, July 29, 2018, beginning at 7:00 p.m.  For this show, you are now allowed to bring in food; you can also purchase food at Terranea.  There is a $10 parking fee.  Remember you are on the coast, so you may want to wear layers of clothing.  You will be sitting in the grassy amphitheater area and blankets or low back beach chairs are recommended.  Terranea Resort is located at 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes.

To read my last article on Shakespeare by the Sea click here.

For more information call (310) 544-5260, or visit www.shakespearebythesea.org.

Photo courtesy of Shakespeare By The Sea

Palos Verdes Real Estate Sales West Palos Verdes Neighborhood 2017

Palos Verdes Real Estate Sales West Palos Verdes Neighborhood 2017

Oceanfront Estates Bluff Trail, Rancho Palos Verdes 90275

 

2017 Palos Verdes homes sales for the West Palos Verdes neighborhood decreased to 18 single family homes sold compared to 24 in 2016.   Price per square foot for West Palos Verdes  houses that sold in the first half of 2017 increased to $708 compared to $641 in 2016 a 10.5% increase.  Average sale price for West Palos Verdes homes sold in 2017 was $2,524,461 compared to $2,752,542 in 2016.  The most expensive home sold for $5,500,000 and the lowest priced home sold for $1,025,000.

Currently, West Palos Verdes has 8 active Palos Verdes home for sale.  There are 8 single family homes priced from $1,980,000 for a 3 bedroom/4 bath, 2,875 square foot home, to $15,450,000 for a 6 bedroom/8 bath, 9,335 square foot home.  There are no condo/townhomes for sale in the area.

For background and history on West Palos Verdes Listing Area 170, please click here to read my prior article on this neighborhood.

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

Photo of Oceanfront Estates Bluff Trail courtesy of Arvin Design

Palos Verdes Lunada Bay Summer Concert Series 2018

Palos Verdes Lunada Bay Summer Concert Series 2018

Lunada Bay Concerts in the Park

Lunada Bay Summer Concerts Series 2018, hosted by the Lunada Bay Homeowners Association take place at Lunada Bay Park in Palos Verdes Estates (except for the July 8, 2018, concert which will be presented at Palos Verdes High School quad because of its larger size).   This is a great opportunity for Palos Verdes homes owners to enjoy the summer weather, grab a picnic dinner, bring a low back beach chair or blanket, and enjoy some music outdoors with your neighbors.   This year’s series will welcome new local artists to the program, plus a variety of food and beverages will be available for purchase in support of LBHOA and the local businesses.  There will also be a “Kids Corner” with arts and crafts.  The concerts start at 5:00 p.m. (except for August 26 which will start at 3:00 p.m.) and will be held on the following Sundays: June 3, June 24, July 8, July 22, August 12 and August 26, 2018.  The concert series this year will feature rock, pop, Latin, country and blues rhythm swing.

LBHOA has assembled another great season of music, dance, and fellowship for their 2018 Summer Concert Series.

June 3, 2018 – Blue Breeze Band – Blues/R & B

June 24, 2018 – Erotic City – Prince Tribute Band

July 8, 2018 – Peninsula Symphonic Winds – PV Symphony at Palos Verdes High School quad

July 22, 2018 – Hollywood U2 – U2 Tribute Band

August 12, 2018 – Random Sequence – Jason Buck’s ongoing jam band

August 26, 2018 – Tenn West (presented early from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.)

Lunada Bay Park is located on the corner of Palos Verdes Drive West and Via Carrillo in Palos Verdes Estates.

 Click here to read my last article on Lunada Bay concerts.

Photo courtesy of Lunada Bay Homeowners Association

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes – May 29, 2018

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes – May 29, 2018

My favorite Palos Verdes Homes on the May 29, 2018, Palos Verdes real estate Broker’s Tour (26 homes had open houses today) are described below.  We currently have 185 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $999,999 in Rancho Palos Verdes (The low in Eastview is $760,000) to $40,000,000 in the City of Rolling Hills.  There are 30 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $459,800 and $1,995,000.  My favorite Palos Verdes homes today are:

       

Chris Adlam & Stacy Ferguson’s (Vista Sotheby’s Int’l Realty) 7 Acacia Road, Rolling Hills, 90274 (above left) is a 4 bedroom, 6 bath, 5,630 square foot home for $5,299,000.  This stunning Rolling Hills country estate features a chef’s kitchen, spectacular “Great Room,” game room, office, guest house and pool/spa.  Sarah Saypack’s (Vista Sotheby’s International Realty) 1201 Via Descanso, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above right) is a 4 bedroom, 4 bath, 3,807 square foot home for $2,458,000.  This private Lunada Bay home features dramatic ocean views, soaring vaulted ceilings, remodeled gourmet kitchen, office/bonus room and resort style patio.

        

Cheryl Watson’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 921 Via Del Monte, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above left) is a 4 bedroom, 4 bath, 3,965 square foot home for $2,125,000.  This Monte Malaga house features expansive Queen’s Necklace ocean/city/mountain views, spacious entry foyer, pool, and has a tremendous remodeling and renovation potential.  Cari Corbalis & Brittany Austin’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 3209 Via La Selva, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above right) is a 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,838 square foot home for $1,599,000.  This charming Spanish Valmonte home features a spacious chef’s kitchen w/eat-in breakfast room, central courtyard, bonus room, and is adjacent to walking trail.

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

Photos courtesy of CRMLS.

South Coast Botanic Garden June 2018 Events!

South Coast Botanic Garden June 2018 Events!

ferrari car show

South Coast Botanic Garden is inviting all Palos Verdes homes owners to enjoy some outdoor fun.  In addition to the monthly classes that are available, June will be bring some unique activities for all to enjoy.

On June 3, 2018, the Ferrari Car Show will be held at the upper meadow from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  This is included with the paid garden admission.  The Ferrari has been in production since 1943 and this beautiful automobile has won over 5,000 races all over the world.  These legendary cars will be available for viewing and no registration is required.

June 15 to August 31, 2018, a magical competition is brewing at South Coast Botanic Garden.  Who will win, Team Fairies or Team Trolls?  The tiniest Garden inhabitants need your help to solve a collection of ridiculous riddles and win the big prize – a Merry Fairy Trollstone of your very own.  This is a fun time to use your wits, courage and imagination to put your team on top.  You can join in by dressing the part by wearing wings, don a troll hat, put on an invisible costume or stop by the Magical Outfitters in the Fit Shop.  This adventure is not just for kids, Trolls and Fairies of all ages are welcome.

On June 17, 2018, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., take Dad on an unforgettable adventure at the Garden as you hike through trails, design a memory box, and create burnt wood art.  Then relax at the Craft Beer station to enjoy a cold brew from Smog City Brewing and play a game of corn hole.  All Dads receive one complimentary beer.  Drinks available for purchase on-site.  This event is rain or shine.

On June 19, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. you can come and enjoy Free Day – No Garden Admission.  This is free for all visitors to enter the Garden on the the third Tuesday of the Month.  No registration is required for this event.

On June 29, 2018, from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., you can enjoy the movie “Trolls” for $5 members/$10 non-members.   Arrive early to show off your moves with the lively family dance party in the Garden and to explore the Fairies vs.Trolls treasure hunt located throughout the 87-acres. Pack your own picnic or enjoy a purchased dinner from the on-site concessions as you await the sunset and main attraction.

For more information on any of the above activities go to www.southcoastbotanicgarden.org.  The Garden is located at 26300 Crenshaw Blvd, Palos Verdes Peninsula.

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

Photo courtesy of the South Coast Botanic Garden.

Mid May 2018 Palos Verdes Home Sales

Mid May 2018 Palos Verdes Home Sales

Valmonte Trail, Palos Verdes Estates, courtesy of Arvin Design

Palos Verdes real estate single family home sales in the first 24 days of May 2018 are 55 homes which is an increase from the 51 Palos Verdes homes sold in the first 24 days of April and an decrease from first 24 days of May 2017 (62).  (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 May 1st to date is $1,940,745 which is an increase from last month’s average of $1,704,674 for this same time period and an increase from $1,754,646 last May.

In May 2018 to date, the highest priced Palos Verdes home sold for $6,500,000 and is located in the Lunada Bay neighborhood of Palos Verdes Estates and has 6 bedrooms, 8 baths and 10,297 square feet on a 28,807 square foot lot.  This stunning exquisite contemporary home features magnificent unobstructed ocean views, master suite w/2 story walk-in closet, a luxurious kitchen, wine cellar, full personal gym, and official full sized tennis court.  The lowest priced Palos Verdes home sold to date in May for $900,000 and is located in the Silver Spur neighborhood of Rancho Palos Verdes; this home has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and 1,442 square feet on a 11,663 square foot lot.

We currently have 178 active single family Palos Verdes homes for sale priced between $1,050,000 in the Palos Verdes Drive East neighborhood to $40,000,000 in the City of Rolling Hills.  To view Palos Verdes real estate statistics from February 2017 through April 2018, click here or on the “Statistics” tab above.

To read my prior article on Mid April 2018 Palos Verdes Home Sales click here.

Photo of Valmonte Trail, Palos Verdes Estates, courtesy of Arvin Design