Favorite Palos Verdes Homes October 4, 2022  

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes October 4, 2022  

My favorite listings on October 4, 2022. We currently have 106 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $1,200,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes (the low in Eastview is $1,199,999) to $17,999,000 in the City of Palos Verdes Estates. There are 21 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $495,000 and $1,388,000.  My favorite new Palos Verdes homes for sale are:

     

Chris Adlam’s (Vista Sotheby’s International Realty) 6 Middleridge Lane N, Rolling Hills, 90274 (above left) is a 5 bedroom, 6 bath, 5,000 square foot home for $7,499,000. This stunning one-level Rolling Hills home features a designer kitchen w/massive center island, paneled office, wine cellar, primary suite w/sauna, 3-car garage & 2-car garage, a separate pool house w/bathroom, and pool/spa.  Suzanne Dyer’s (Strand Hill Christie’s Int’l) 5204 Middlecrest Road, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above right) is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 3,696 square foot home for $2,925,000. This gorgeous remodeled La Cresta home features downtown/city light views, gourmet kitchen w/many extras, flex room for office/gym/media, spacious primary suite w/elegant bath, all bathrooms remodeled, and hot tub/spa.

     

Cameron & Janet Stearns’ (Compass) 26 Sorrel Lane, Rolling Hills Estates, 90274 (above left) is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,533 square foot home for $2,000,000. This charming equestrian Dapplegray Lanes community home features functional kitchen w/large dining room, family room/game room, spacious primary suite, built-in outdoor jacuzzi, and 2 stall horse barn w/access to riding trails. Anthony Accardo’s (Compass) 6033 Flambeau Road, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above right) is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,336 square foot home for $1,799,000. This lovely one level Silver Spur home features an updated kitchen, oversized bedrooms, separate office w/built-ins, family room, and great yard.

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

Photos courtesy of CRMLS

Palos Verdes Library District October 2022 Activities!

Palos Verdes Library District October 2022 Activities!

 

Palos Verdes homes owners are enjoying the Palos Verdes Library District’s new expanded activities. Below are just a few of the opportunities that will take place in October 2022.

It’s PVLD Writing Month 

Please check the website for instructional workshops, writing seminars and the new write-in event taking place this month.

4th Annual Teen Writing Contest – Call for Entries

This is for 6-12 grade students to show off their writing talents. Follow the prompt every Monday beginning in November, and you will have a chance to win $50, be published on the library website and have your work read by YA author Phil Stamper.

Board Games At the Library For Adults

On Monday, October 20, 2022, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., you can join instructors and other neighbors at the Peninsula Library Purcel Meeting Room and enjoy some fun board games.

Fingerprint Comics Friday

On Friday, October 21, 2022, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., learn how to make comics with fun fingerprint characters! They will have examples of different fingerprint shapes and figures to help you get started. Supplies will be provided. Peninsula Center Library Story Time Room.

Brainfuse is better than ever!

Now you can get live help with math, reading, writing, and language arts anytime day or night with Brainfuse HelpNow! The online tutoring you know and love has expanded tutoring hours for all California students. Math, reading, and writing tutors are available 24/7. Tutors in other subjects are available from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm

New Storytime Added to the Schedule

Silly Saturday Storytime has been added to the library activities and is a silly story time for kids of all ages and their parents and caregivers. Hosted by librarians and friendly puppets who will share fun stories, songs, and maybe even dancing. No registration is required.

Nature & Me Storytime

This event will take place at the George F Canyon Nature Center on Friday, October 28, 2022, from 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. We’ll share stories and songs at the wonderful Nature Center in Rancho Palos Verdes! Recommended for ages 2 to 5 years and their parents or caregivers. No registration is required. Call the Young Readers Desk for more information at 310-377-9584 ext 600.  George F Canyon Nature Center is located at 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates.

Lets Talk Music will be meeting on Saturday, October 29, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. in the Peninsula Center Meeting Room. This month’s music will be Al Green, Cat Stevens, and Kate Bush.

TechKnows – Drop-in Tech Help

On Saturday, October 29, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, the Miraleste Library will have drop in help to assist you with all your tech questions. Whether its your kindle or how to download e-books, they can help you with their knowledgeable team.

The Peninsula Library Book Club meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 11:00 a.m. in the Purcell Meeting Room. This month on October 4, 2022, they will be discussing Page Against the Machine. All are welcome to join.
The Miraleste Library Book Club is on the second Saturday of every month. (October 8, 2022) Each month read a different book! For more information and registration click here. Below is the reading list for the year.
  • October 8, 2022: The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • November 12, 2022: Oh William! by Elizabeth Strout
  • December 10, 2022: [Share-A-Book/Pick-A-Book

 

Peninsula Friends of the Library – Malaga Cove Book Sale will take place on October 21st & 22nd, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

To read more about any of the library opportunities listed above go to www.pvld.org.

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

Photo courtesy of the Palos Verdes Library District

 

 

 

 

 

 

Palos Verdes Home Sales Rolling Hills Neighborhood 1st Half 2022

Palos Verdes Home Sales Rolling Hills Neighborhood 1st Half 2022

Palos Verdes homes sales in the city of Rolling Hills for the first half of 2022 decreased to 13 single family homes sold in 2022 compared to 31 in 2021.  Price per square foot for Rolling Hills houses that sold in the first half of 2022 increased to $1,133 from $1,043 in 2021, a 8.6% increase.  Average sales price for Rolling Hills homes sold in the first half of 2022 decreased to $4,388,928 in 2021 compared to $5,134,133 in 2021.  The most expensive Palos Verdes home sale in the city of Rolling Hills was $9,625,000 and the lowest priced Palos Verdes home sale in the city of Rolling Hills was $2,600,000.

Currently, the city of Rolling Hills has 9 Palos Verdes homes for sale.  There are 9 single family homes for sale ranging in price from $2,600,000 for a 4 bedroom/3 bath, 2,994 square foot home, to $17,999,000 for a 7 bedroom/10 bath, 8.900 square foot home.  There are no condo/townhomes  in this area.

For background and history on the city of Rolling Hills Multiple Listing Area 166, please click here to read my original article on this neighborhood.

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

Photo courtesy of the City of Rolling Hills

Enjoy 2022 Halloween Fun In Palos Verdes!

Enjoy 2022 Halloween Fun In Palos Verdes!

 

Halloween is just around the corner and many Palos Verdes homes owners are looking for fun activities for families to participate in.  Here is a great event for families to enjoy in preparation for Halloween.

At the Peninsula Shopping Center on Sunday, October 16, 2022, from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m., Halloween Spooktacular will offer Halloween themed activities, face painting, music, entertainment, trick or treat candy stations, costumed characters and more. All families are invited and encouraged to wear their spookiest costume.  This event is free and open to the public.

The event will take place in the lower parking lot near the Bay Club parking structure.

The Peninsula Center is located at 67 Peninsula Center, Rolling Hills Estates (corner of Hawthorne Blvd & Silver Spur).

To read my last article on Halloween fun click here.

Photo courtesy of the Peninsula Shopping Center

 

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes September 27, 2022  

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes September 27, 2022  

My favorite listings on September 27, 2022. We currently have 110 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $1,250,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes (the low in Eastview is $925,000) to $17,999,000 in the City of Palos Verdes Estates. There are 23 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $475,000 and $1,388,000.  My favorite new Palos Verdes homes for sale are:

     

Michelle Accetta’s (Beach City Brokers) 23 Via Del Cielo, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above left) is a 6 bedroom, 8 bath, 7, 175 square foot home for $7,984,000. This fabulous private gated Oceanfront Estates bluff home features showstopping ocean/coastline views, chef’s kitchen w/large walk in pantry, wine cellar, primary suite wing, 9.1kw solar power system, private guest casita, and saltwater pool/spa. Stephen Haw’s (Keller Williams Palos Verdes) 32511 Seacliff Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above right) is a 4 bedroom, 4 bath, 4,983 square foot home for $3,400,000. This fantastic split level Palos Verdes Drive South Tuscany styled home features panoramic ocean/Catalina/golf course views, formal living room, gourmet kitchen w/center island, large office, and primary bedroom w/sitting area.

     

Janet & Cameron Stearns’ (Compass) 31207 Marne Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above left) is a 4 bedroom, 4 bath, 3,380 square foot home for $3,000,000. This gorgeous turnkey single level Monaco neighborhood home features panoramic ocean/Catalina views, oversized kitchen w/beautiful breakfast nook, newly updated bathroom, impressive primary suite, and private Japanese garden. Mindy Fang’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 28608 Mount Shasta Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above right) is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2,100 square foot home for $1,250,000. This beautifully remodeled Strathmore neighborhood home features soaring ceilings, updated kitchen, primary suite w/huge balcony deck & partial Harbor lights view, loft, and extra large family room.

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

Photos courtesy of CRMLS

Palos Verdes Hosts Tracy Austin’s 43rd Annual Tennis Tournament

Palos Verdes Hosts Tracy Austin’s 43rd  Annual Tennis Tournament

 

Tennis players from Palos Verdes and South Bay are getting ready for the 43rd Annual Tracy Austin Doubles Tennis Tournament, which will be held on October 14, 15 & 16, 2022. Finals will be held at the Jack Kramer Club. This tournament is named in honor of our own local tennis celebrity, Tracy Austin, and proceeds from the event benefit the Pepper Tree Foundation which contributes to the maintenance and development of parks, trails and open space in the Rolling Hills Estates community.

This is one of the few tennis tournaments that welcomes players in all ages and skill levels.  Competition will be in Women’s Doubles, Men’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles.  Junior players can play in any level or division of the tournament.  Classifications include Open and USYA NTRP Divisions. Players are allowed to enter in up to two divisions (Mixed and either Men’s or Women’s Doubles).

The tournament takes place at the Rolling Hills Estates Tennis Club (located at Ernie Howlett Park), The Jack Kramer Club and the South Bay Tennis Club.  The registration fee is $34.50. There is a $2,000 cash prize fund to be divided among the top finishers in the Open Division.  Entry forms are available at the Rolling Hills Estates City Hall and local tennis clubs, or go to www.TracyAustinTennis.com for more information or to register online.

Ernie Howlett Park is located at 25851 Hawthorne Boulevard, Rolling Hills Estates, and The Jack Kramer Club is located at 11 Monticello Drive, Rolling Hills Estates. The South Bay Tennis Club is located at 25924 Rolling Hills Road, Torrance.

To read my previous article about the Tracy Austin Doubles Tennis Tournament click here.

Photo courtesy of The Jack Kramer Club 

Palos Verdes Home Sales Palos Verdes Drive North Neighborhood 1st Half 2022

Palos Verdes Home Sales Palos Verdes Drive North Neighborhood 1st Half 2022

Palos Verdes homes sales in the Palos Verdes Drive North neighborhood for the first half of 2022 increased to 42 single family homes sold in 2021 compared to 39 in 2021.  Price per square foot for Palos Verdes Drive North houses that sold in the first half of 2022 increased to $946 from $809 in 2021, a 17.0% increase.  Average sales price for Palos Verdes Drive North homes sold in the first half of 2022 increased to $3,249,591 in 2022 compared to $2,544,152 in 2021.  The most expensive Palos Verdes home sale in the Palos Verdes Drive North neighborhood was $6,800,000 and the lowest priced Palos Verdes home sale in the Palos Verdes Drive North neighborhood was $1,600,000.

Currently, the Palos Verdes Drive North neighborhood has 19 Palos Verdes homes for sale.  There are 12 single family homes for sale ranging in price from $1,750,000 for a 3 bedroom/3 bath, 1.869 square foot home, to $3,680,000 for a 4 bedroom/5 bath, 3,692 square foot home.  There are 7 condo/townhomes for sale ranging from $495,000 for a 1 bedroom/1 bath, 659 square foot condo/townhome, to $1,199,000 for a 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 1,722 square foot condo/townhome.

For background and history on the Palos Verdes Drive North Neighborhood Multiple Listing Area 165, please click here to read my original article on this neighborhood.

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

Photo courtesy of the City of Rolling Hills Estates

Join Peninsula Education Foundation’s Toast On The Coast 2022

Join Peninsula Education Foundation’s Toast On The Coast 2022!

Palos Verdes homes owners can support the Peninsula Education Foundation by participating in Toast On The Coast, an outdoor coastal festival. What a great way to spend your Saturday, October 1, 2022, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Roessler Point. This festival features live music from The Coast Jazz Quartet, Raffia Thomas, School of Rock & Members Only Yacht Club. This event also includes gourmet food tastings, interactive experiences, premium wines, craft beer and fun cocktails from top local restaurants, popular wineries, and breweries. For one price, they will provide you with a reusable Toast on the Coast glass for all wine and beer tastings while you enjoy premium food and cocktail tastings. Food will be served from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and surprise indulgences from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. This event will be for 21 & over only.

Prices range from $150 for general admission, $250 for VIP Lounge & $4,000 for a private cabana for 10. For more information and to purchase tickets click here.

This is a great opportunity to enjoy a festive afternoon while helping to raise funding for the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District. The primary source of income for most public school districts in California, including the PVPUSD, is from the State.  However, State support has declined since 2007-08.  The most stable and reliable funding source in recent years has been local revenue from the Peninsula Education Foundation.  The income from the Peninsula Education Foundation is still greatly needed since it has allowed PVPUSD to continue providing students the programs and services needed for their success in college and/or the work place. If you have any questions please call (310) 378-2278.

Roessler Point at Malaga Cove is located at 300 Paseo Del Mar, Palos Verdes Estates.

To read my last article on Peninsula Education’s Fundraisers click here.

Photo courtesy of Peninsula Education Foundation

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes September 20, 2022  

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes September 20, 2022  

My favorite listings on September 20, 2022. We currently have 104 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $1,250,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes (the low in Eastview is $949,000) to $17,999,000 in the City of Palos Verdes Estates. There are 23 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $475,000 and $1,388,000.  My favorite new Palos Verdes homes for sale are:

     

Chris Adlam’s (Vista Sotheby’s International Realty) 2240 Via Cerritos, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above left) is a 6 bedroom, 7 bath, 5,722 square foot home for $5,999,000. This fabulous expansive Monte Malaga estate features panoramic ocean/coastal/city views, generous kitchen w/island, family & billiard rooms, pool cabana, and pool/spa. Kathy Tyndall & Rachel Martiens’ (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 5215 Middlecrest Road, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above right) is a 4 bedroom, 6 bath, 2,915 square foot home for $3,500,000. This elegant La Cresta home features massive center island kitchen w/breakfast area, large wine cellar, primary suite w/sumptuous bathroom, guest house, and pool.

     

Neil & Anand Chhabria’s (Chhabria Real Estate Company) 7302 Lunada Vista, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above left) is a 5 bedroom, 5 bath, 3,784 square foot home for $3,499,000. This gorgeous Tuscan style West Palos Verdes home features expansive ocean/sunset views, fabulous great room, gourmet kitchen w/high end appliances, and luxurious primary suite w/ocean views & large covered balcony. Kyle Daniels’ (Vista Sotheby’s International Realty) 2415 Via Anita, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above right) is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,460 square foot home for $3,250,000. This freshly remodeled Valmonte “Grove” home features indoor/outdoor living, sleek new upscale kitchen, 2 living areas, primary suite w/vaulted ceilings & dual vanities, plus resort style backyard w/pool & spa.

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

Photos courtesy of CRMLS

Palos Verdes Performing Arts Coming Shows!

Palos Verdes Performing Arts Coming Shows!

Palos Verdes homes owners are looking forward to the new showings coming soon to the Norris Theatre. They are in the 38th year of fabulous performances at this wonderful location. The Palos Verdes Performing Arts presents world class, professional entertainment at the Norris Theatre. They will be featuring top name entertainment with musicians and theater entertainers.  Below are just a few of the special performances coming soon.

Anna Guniushene, will be the features artist on Sunday October 9, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. The Winner of the 2022 Van Cliburn Silver Medal will be playing Mozart: The Impresario Overture, K. 486, Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op.73 “Emperor & Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 in A Major, Op 90 “Italian.

Boris Allakhverdyan, will be the featured artist on Sunday, November 13, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. As a Principal with the Los Angeles Philharmonic he will be playing his clarinet in Maffe: World Premiere Work, Copland: Clarinet Concerto, Suk: Serenade for Strings.

Christmas with the Nelsons will be featured on December 10, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. This show tells the story of three family Christmases in the lives of the Ricky Nelson Family. This is not merely a concert with a few holiday songs thrown in, but it actually delivers Christmas classics the Nelson family way.

Claire Huangci will be the featured artist on Sunday, January 15, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. Winner of Multiple International Prizes for her fabulous piano playing, Claire will perform Arriaga: Los Esclavos Felices Overture, Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20 in d minor, K 466, Richards: Suite from the Operate “Ballad of Ruth” and Prokofiev: Classical Symphony, Op. 28.

Mike Super is back by popular demand will be showcasing his 2.0 show on January 21, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. This Americas Got Talent Star is creative, engaging, hilarious and energetic. Mike will take his audience on a journey with illusions and magic. Mike’s production is a lot more than just illusions; its his imitable personality that makes this show experience unique.

PVPA is a not for Profit 501c3 and its Norris Theatre has been a vital arts organization for the Peninsula for 38 years. From professional theatrical offerings, to rock and roll legends and tribute bands, to chamber orchestra and jazz concerts, to dance acts and magic, PVPA’s Norris Theater has created a home for the arts in our community. PVPA with its three operations – the Norris Theatre, the Harlyne J. Norris Pavilion, and the Conservatory for our youth was built for our community and by our community.

Flexible, custom season subscriptions and individual tickets are now on sale and can be purchased at the box office or by calling (310) 544-0403, ext. 221.  For complete show descriptions, dates and prices, visit online at www.palosverdesperformingarts.com. 

To read my last article on Palos Verdes Performing Arts click here.

Palos Verdes Performing Arts and its Norris Theatre venue are located at 27570 Norris Center Drive, Rolling Hills Estates

Photo courtesty of Palos Verdes Performing Arts