Favorite Palos Verdes Homes – December 4, 2018

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes – December 4, 2018 

My favorite Palos Verdes Homes on the December 4, 2018, Palos Verdes real estate Broker’s Tour (12 homes had open houses today) are described below.  We currently have 193 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $750,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes (The low in Eastview is $775,000) to $18,900,000 in the city of Palos Verdes Estates.  There are 40 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $292,000 and $1,795,000.  My favorite Palos Verdes homes today are:

       

Marco Asaro’s (Beach City Brokers) 37 Hidden Valley Road, Rolling Hills Estates, 90274 (above left) is a 4 bedroom, 4 bath, 3,558 square foot home for $2,695,000.  This beautiful renovated contemporary Palos Verdes Drive North ranch home features a kitchen w/large center island, butlers pantry, 29 ft. Nanawall door to entertainer’s area w/pool, on nearly half acre equestrian lot.  Joyce Yang’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 5 Peartree Lane, Rolling Hills Estates, 90274 (above right) is a 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,028 square foot townhome for $1,099,000.  This Rolling Hills Park Villas end unit townhome features great ocean views, remodeled large kitchen, updated master bath and community pool/spa/tennis court & playground areas.

Lynn Lords’ (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 5718 Ravenspur Drive, #203, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above left) is a 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,483 square foot condo for $599,000.  This lovely La Cresta condo features an open floor plan, den, generous size master suite, community elevator, pool, and conveniently located to shopping/restaurants.

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

Photos courtesy of CRMLS.

South Coast Botanic Garden Celebrates 2018 “December In The Garden!”

South Coast Botanic Garden Celebrates 2018 “December In The Garden!”

Palos Verdes homes owners only have to look around the corner to find December holiday events in December.  The South Coast Botanic Garden is presenting Gingerbread house Workshops, the Incredible Journey and the Lost Secret of the South Coast Botanic Gardens, Holiday Wreath Making, and Yoga in the garden.

Yoga in the Garden will take place on Wednesdays & Saturdays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.  The cost per class is $12 Members/$15 non-Members.  While there you can enjoy the beautiful views and fresh air of the Gardens where they will be doing Hatha yoga with Mary Godell as she leads you through asanas, deep breathing, and mindful exercise.

December 9th & 15th, 2018, Gingerbread House Workshops will be offered from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  The price for these workshops is $8 Members | $13 Non-Members plus $8 per gingerbread house (minimum of one per group).  Make your own gingerbread house, with a twist – no baking or sugar needed!  Instead of frosting and cake, these gingerbread houses are made with natural elements from the Garden affixed to chipboard. Take a brisk winter walk to learn about treats that grow on trees, then make a stunning light-up masterpiece to take home.  Recommended for all ages.

December 9, 2018, join professional floral designers to create your own fresh holiday wreath, using evergreens, fresh flowers, succulents and other botanical elements.  Space is limited and advanced registration required.  Please call Visitor Services at (424) 452-0920 Ext. 3.

December 15, 2018 through March 31, 2018 – the Incredible Journey and the Lost Secret of the South Coast Botanic Gardens will take place with Membership or General Admission.  You can grab your satchel and compass and prepare for adventure as you search the Garden for hidden treasure and treasures hidden in plain sight.  But be careful, even the most seasoned explorers will have difficulty getting past the sticky trees, dangling vines, carnivorous plants, and hidden eyes watching quietly from the trees.  Reference your tattered treasure map to unlock the secrets of the Garden and find your way to the hidden lair.  This adventure is recommended for guests of all ages.  The self-guided activity will include an adventurous hike through the Garden; be sure to pack comfortable walking shoes, snacks, water, shade hats, sunscreen and possibly a picnic to enjoy along the way. Strollers for your littlest adventurers is encouraged.

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

Click here to read a prior post for South Coast Botanic Garden.

Photo of Gingerbread House courtesy of South Coast Botanic Garden.

 

Neighborhood Church Christmas Pageant 2018

Neighborhood Church Christmas Pageant 2018

 

The Neighborhood Church will be celebrating the holiday season with its annual Christmas Pageant on Sunday, December 9, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.  This is a wonderful opportunity for residents to enjoy an evening together watching children and adults performing in various scenes which depict the story of the First Christmas (including live animals).  The prelude is set in the sanctuary of this beautifully decorated historic Church which overlooks the ocean.  The Covenant Hand-bell Choir and the Neighborhood Brass Rings will perform followed by a short service and the singing of Christmas Carols.  Then, you can walk through the Church’s cliff-side grounds and witness a living tableaux depicting scenes from the Christmas story.

The event is The Neighborhood Church’s gift to the community.  Admission is free and no tickets are required.  It usually draws large crowds, so it helps to go early and dress warmly.  This year the church will not be holding it’s Holiday Yule Parlor.

To read my prior article on the Neighborhood Church click here.

The Neighborhood Church is located at 415 Paseo del Mar in Palos Verdes Estates.  For more information call (310) 378-9353.

Photos courtesy of the Neighborhood Church

 

Palos Verdes Home Sales Crest Neighborhood 1st Half 2018

Palos Verdes Home Sales Crest Neighborhood 1st Half 2018

Palos Verdes homes sales in the Crest neighborhood for the first half of 2018 decreased to 16 single family homes sold in 2018 compared to 17 sold in 2017.  Price per square foot for Crest homes that sold in the first half of 2018 increased to $536 compared to $531 in 2017 a .9% increase.  Average sales price for Crest homes sold in the first half of 2018 decreased to $1,285,688 in 2017 compared to $1,34o,353 in 2017.  The most expensive Palos Verdes home sale in the Crest neighborhood was $1,632,000 and the lowest priced Palos Verdes home sale in the Crest neighborhood was $965,000.

Currently, the Crest neighborhood has 19 Palos Verdes homes for sale.  There are 2 single family homes for sale ranging in price from $498,000 for a 2 bedroom/2 bath, 1,155 square foot home, to $1,478,800 for a 4 bedroom/3 bath, 2,052 square foot home.  There are 17 condo/townhomes for sale ranging in price from $799,000 for a 2 bedroom/2 bath, 1,590 square foot townhome, to $1,299,888 for a 2 bedroom/3 bath, 2,332 square foot townhome.

For background and history on the Crest Neighborhood Multiple Listing Area 174 please click here to read my prior article on this neighborhood.

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

Photo of Palos Verdes Performing Arts (formerly Norris Theatre) courtesy of PVPA

Palos Verdes Residents Enjoy Local Area Holiday Fun 2018!

Palos Verdes Residents Enjoy Local Area Holiday Fun 2018!

 

Palos Verdes homes owners have many holiday activities near the Peninsula during the holiday season.  On Saturday, December 8, 2018, the local 27th annual Holiday Boat Parade will take place in Redondo Beach at King Harbor.  Paddle craft boaters will be kicking off the parade at 4:30 p.m. with their decorated and lighted boards and they will be followed by power and sail boats which will be all decked out.  Each year there is a theme for the parade, and this year’s theme is “Deck the Hulls with Love.”  The parade’s Grand Marshall will be Ted Lang “Isaac the Bartender” who will be leading the parade in the Grand Marshall boat.  For more information on the boat parade, trophy categories, and tickets click here.

Another great family activity during the holiday season is viewing the lights in Sleepy Hollow (a.k.a. Candy Cane Lane).  Tucked away in a South Torrance neighborhood is one of the most spectacular displays of Christmas lights in the South Bay (and possibly in the country) which can be viewed beginning December 1, 2018, through January 2, 2019.  You can walk or drive through Candy Cane Lane and get in the holiday spirit.  Sleepy Hollow Christmas Lights can be accessed at Roberts Road off Pacific Coast Highway, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. every night until New Year’s Eve.  Walking through the area is a much more relaxed, up-close view of all the displays without all the traffic.

To read my last article on Local Area Holiday Fun click here.

Photo courtesy of King Harbor Boating Foundation.

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes – November 27, 2018

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes – November 27, 2018 

My favorite Palos Verdes Homes on the November 27, 2018, Palos Verdes real estate Broker’s Tour (13 homes had open houses today) are described below.  We currently have 199 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $999,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes (The low in Eastview is $775,000) to $18,900,000 in the city of Palos Verdes Estates.  There are 36 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $292,000 and $1,795,000.  My favorite Palos Verdes homes today are:

     

Chris Adlam’s (Vista Sotheby’s Int’l Realty) 8 Posseum Ridge Road, Rolling Hills, 90274 (above left) is a 5 bedroom, 7 bath, 7,928 square foot home for $8,495,000.  This dramatic Rolling Hills Spanish Estate features panoramic/Queen’s necklace/city light views, gourmet kitchen w/magnificent center island, sumptuous master suite, media/music rooms, sports court, putting area and pool/spa.  Joanne Kang’s (Coldwell Banker Best Realty) 1408 Via Arco, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above right) is a 4 bedroom, 4 bath, 5,150 square foot home for $4,399,999.  This amazing Monte Malaga renovated tennis estate features amazing ocean/coastline views, chef’s kitchen, master suite w/den & huge closet, tennis court and pool/spa.

       

Janet Stearns & Cameron Stearns’ (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 1800 Via Estudillo, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above left) is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,355 square foot home for $1,950,000.  This modern/classic Spanish design Lunada Bay home features a gorgeous new kitchen, new baths, new stone patio with BBQ island, and is located across from Parkland.  Jerry Yutronich’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 3432 Seaglen Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275  (above right) is a 4 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,818 square foot home for $1,850,000.  This gorgeous Mira Catalina home features sweeping ocean/Catalina/city views, chef’s kitchen w/center Island, master suite w/incredible ocean views, soaring vaulted ceilings, custom outdoor kitchen, viewing deck, and numerous fruit trees.

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

Photos courtesy of CRMLS.

Local South Bay Area 2018 Holiday Events!

Local South Bay Area 2018 Holiday Events!

 

 

Palos Verdes home owners are getting ready for the 2018 holiday season.  Here are some of the fun events that our neighboring cities are hosting.

Torrance Memorial Medical Center will be presenting their 35th annual “Holiday Festival” beginning Tuesday, November 27, 2018, and running through Sunday, December 2, 2018.  The Festival will feature decorated trees and a holiday celebration that includes a food court, musical entertainment, children’s activities, and a large Holiday gift section.  More than 30 trees are decorated with a different theme and will be sold with the proceeds going to support the transformation of Torrance Memorial’s North Patient Tower which will house mother/baby postpartum, pediatrics and NICU.  The “Holiday Festival” is located in the parking lot under the big white tent adjacent to the hospital on Skypark & Medical Center Drives.  The public can view the trees and boutique on Tuesday, November 27, 2018, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Wednesday & Thursday, November 28 and November 29, from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturday, December 1, from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Sunday, December 2, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The cost is $5 per person and free for children under 3 years old.  Senior citizens can enjoy the festivities for free on Wednesday and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  There will also be a lunch with Santa on Sunday, December 2, 2018, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for $15 per person; this is a great opportunity to bring your camera and take photos of your little one with Santa.  In addition to the Holiday Tree Festival, there is a Fashion Show & Festival Gala.  Additional information is available at www.torrancememorial.org/HolidayFestival, or call (310) 517-4703.  The Hospital is located at 3330 Lomita Boulevard, Torrance.

In Riviera Village, the annual “Riviera Village Holiday Stroll” will take place on Thursday, November 29, 2018, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  This is a great event for all ages with a parade featuring marching bands from local schools and Santa will be making an appearance around 6:00 p.m.  The stores will be bringing out their festive wares and treats and you will definitely feel the holiday cheer.  The Stroll takes place on Catalina Avenue and Avenue I in Redondo Beach.

To read my prior article on South Bay Area Holiday Events click here.

Photo courtesy of the Torrance Memorial Holiday Festival.

Mid November 2018 Palos Verdes Home Sales

Mid November 2018 Palos Verdes Home Sales

Photo of Palos Verdes Coves courtesy of Arvin Design

Palos Verdes real estate single family home sales in the first 23 days of November 2018 are 28 homes which is a decrease from the 49 Palos Verdes homes sold in the first 23 days of October and a decrease from first 23 days of November 2017 (33).  (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 November 1st to date is $1,934,782 which is an increase from last month’s average of $1,523,160 for this same time period and an increase from $1,815,045 last November.

In November 2018 to date, the highest priced Palos Verdes home sold for $5,200,000 and is located in the new Rolling Hills Country Club and has 4 bedrooms, 6 baths and 5,203 square feet on a 16,034 square foot lot.  This new custom built Modern Farmhouse style home features city light views, fabulous gourmet kitchen, beautiful master suite, a great room that opens to outdoor entertaining, home theater, office, bonus room and soaring ceilings.  The lowest priced Palos Verdes home sold to date in November for $1,050,000 and is located in the Portuguese Bend neighborhood of Rancho Palos Verdes; this home has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and 1,643 square feet on a 3.78 acre lot.

We currently have 196 active single family Palos Verdes homes for sale priced between $999,000 in the Palos Verdes Drive East neighborhood to $18,900,000 in the Malaga Cove neighborhood.  To view Palos Verdes real estate statistics from August 2017 through October 2018, click here or on the “Statistics” tab above.

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

Photo of Palos Verdes Coves courtesy of Arvin Design

Terranea Resort Celebrates Hanukkah 2018!

Terranea Resort Celebrates Hanukkah 2018

hanukkhan candles

Terranea Resort adds a bit of luxury to this holiday season with its many Holiday Traditions for Palos Verdes homes owners.  You can sit and relax while gazing at the beautiful ocean views and enjoy some of the special holiday meals that are being offered this season.  In order to celebrate Hanukkah, there is a special time each evening at nightfall for the lighting of the Menorah in the lobby living room.

Terranea Resort will be serving a Hanukkah Dinner at the Catalina Kitchen from Sunday, December 2, 2018, through Monday, December 10, 2018, from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  The restaurant will offer unique specials each day throughout the holiday.

Hanukkah Sweat Treats will be happening at Sea Beans where you can go and satisfy your sweet tooth with festive treats such as cherry pistachio rugelach, sour cream babka bundt cake, and lemon poppy seed doughnuts served all week long from Sunday, December 2, 2018, through Monday, December 10, 2018, from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Reservations for Catalina Kitchen are recommended and can be made by going online at www.terranea.com or calling (310) 265-2836.

To read my last article on Terranea Resort click here.

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

Photo courtesy of the Terranea Resort.