Terranea Resort Celebrates Hanukkah 2021!

Terranea Resort Celebrates Hanukkah 2021!

 

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 celebration of 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, November 28, 2021, through Monday, December 6, 2021, from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  The restaurant will offer unique specials each day throughout the holiday including matzo ball soup; latkes with smoked salmon, dill cream and chives, and braised beef brisket with roasted root vegetables.

Hanukkah dining will be happening at Sea Beans where you can visit for a Hanukkah offering including egg drop matzo ball soup. You can satisfy your sweet tooth with festive treats served all week long, featuring black and white checkerboard cookies and pistachio and raspberry-filled Rugelach cookies in a jar. They will be serving these special menus from Sunday, November 28, 2021, through Monday, December 6, 2021, 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  Terranea Resort

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes November 16, 2021  

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes November 16, 2021 

My favorite new Palos Verdes homes listings on November 16, 2021, are described below.  We currently have 64 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $1,449,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes (the low in Eastview is $1,069,000) to $19,995,000 in the City of Palos Verdes Estates. There are 13 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $599,000 and $2,900,000.  My favorite new Palos Verdes homes listings are:

     

Jennifer Caskey & Staff Fissler-Dill’s (eXp Realty of California Inc) 26 Via Del Cielo, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above left) is a 4 bedroom, 5 bath, 5,862 square foot home for $4,899,000. This stunning Oceanfront Estates home features panoramic ocean/Catalina to Point Dume views, chef’s dream kitchen w/center island & breakfast bar, primary suite w/cozy fireplace & abundant bathroom, custom gym, garages for 6 cars, and vast grassy yard. Bill Ruth (Keller Williams Palos Verdes) & Charles Raine’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 35 Chuckwagon Road, Rolling Hills, 90274 (above right) is a 5 bedroom, 6 bath, 4,506 square foot home for $4,500,000. This spectacular remodeled Rolling Hills home features panoramic ocean views, enormous eat-in kitchen w/massive granite island, detached guest quarters, and pool/spa.

      

Barbara Pazanowski’s (West Shores Realty, Inc) 900 Via Nogales, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above right) is a 4 bedroom, 6 bath, 4,000 square foot home for $4,350,000. This beautiful gated rebuilt Monte Malaga view estate features Queen’s necklace/ocean views, walls of glass, grand living room, dream kitchen w/10′ marble island, 2 oversized family rooms, and pool/spa. Heidi Ludwig’s (Redfin Corporation) 27 Misty Acres Road, Rolling Hills Estates, 90274 (above left) is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,916 square foot home for $2,529,000. This resort style Spanish home located in “The Ranch” features recently remodeled chef’s kitchen w/eat in area, formal living room, great primary suite w/2 closets & spacious bath, and Hollywood style pool/spa area.

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

Photos courtesy of CRMLS

South Coast Botanic Garden Presents Garden Lights & Ocean Waters (GLOW) 2021!

South Coast Botanic Garden Presents Garden Lights & Ocean Waters (GLOW) 2021!

Palos Verdes homes owners can once again enjoy family fun when visiting the South Coast Botanic Garden for their Garden Lights & Ocean Waters (GLOW) exhibit from November 20, 2021, through January 17, 2022. The Garden is one of the few  locations on the Peninsula presenting this one of a kind nighttime exhibition.

GLOW is a visually stunning art installation that will transform the South Coast Botanic Garden’s lush botanic oasis into an oceanic experience for their Garden Lights & Ocean Waters exhibit using thousands of lights and set to a musical soundtrack. This year some of the exhibits will include The Bayou, Lakeside Meadow, and the Kelp Forest.

All of the fun will start on November 20, 2021, with their opening, and run through January 17, 2022. This after dark walk will have a musical soundtrack which will have musical genre for everyone. It will be held nightly except for Christmas Eve & Christmas Day. Timed ticket reservations will be required for all visitors (up to 90 minutes). Members and the general public can purchase their tickets now with member pricing at $24.95/non members $34.95. Guests can reserve tickets as early as 5:30 p.m. and as late as 8:30 p.m., with 9:00 p.m. tickets available only on select dates. For additional information and ticket purchases, visit their website at https:southcoastbotanicalgarden.org/glow-plan-your-visit, or call (424) 452-0920 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. There is plenty of parking available and this stunning exhibition will be open rain or shine.

Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 16, 2021, you can enjoy the Free Garden Day at the Garden but must make an advance reservation and follow the covid rules by wearing protective face masks and follow safe physical distancing.

The South Coast Botanic Garden is located at 26300 Crenshaw Boulevard, Palos Verdes Peninsula.  Due to the covid restrictions, it is recommended that you contact the garden early to make your reservation because it does fill up.  To make your reservation for tomorrow, November 16, 2021, call  (310) 544-1948.

To read my prior article on GLOW at the Garden click here.

Photo courtesy of the South Coast Botanic Garden

Terranea Resort’s 2021 Thanksgiving Traditions

Terranea Resort’s 2021 Thanksgiving Traditions

Palos Verdes homes owners cab enjoy the 2021 Thanksgiving holiday with Terranea Resort.  Whether you are looking for special dining experiences, or even a Turkey Day Hike, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Thanksgiving Ballroom Brunch – Celebrate with friends and family at a served buffet brunch with live entertainment. You can gobble up culinary delights with a festive carving station, omelet station, French toast station, and a feast-worthy selection of menu offerings including local chilled seafood, savory pastas, turkey benedict, braised short rib, peppered fillet beef tenderloin, mojo picon glazed chicken breast, roasted marble potatoes and market vegetables, fruit and salad bar, charcuterie, and dessert bar. Champagne is included for your Thanskgiving toast.  Seating times are from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and pricing is: Adults $95/Children 5-10 $44/Children under 4 are complimentary.

Mar’sel – Dine at Mar’sel for a traditional Thanksgiving feast, including a three-course gourmet menu of holiday classics set with an elegant backdrop of scenic views of the Pacific. Entrée selections include heritage turkey or ribeye, complemented by a variety of sides, including roasted sweet potato, haricots verts, Yukon gold mashed potatoes, and fried Brussels sprouts. For dessert enjoy poached Bosc pear almond torte, pumpkin spice pie, or a harvest apple crémeux. Seating times are 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. and pricing is: Adults $145/Children 12 & under $45/Children under 4 are complimentary.

Nelson’s – If you are looking for a cozy and casual Thanksgiving with a view, head to Nelson’s for unique variations on seasonal cocktails and dishes, such as roasted turkey sandwiches and pumpkin pie. Nelson’s will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Football fans will be able to watch Thanksgiving football games on an large outdoor TV screen.  Call (310) 265-2861 for more information.

Bashi – Savor an umami-filled Thanksgiving meal at Bashi with a special menu including turkey shoyu ramen and sous-vide turkey breast complemented by soft poached egg, memma and shiitake mushroom, scallions, and nori. Seatings will be from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Catalina Kitchen  – Enjoy a bountiful served buffet this Thanksgiving in Catalina Kitchen. Starters include seasonal breads, arugula and pear salad and a choice of curry lentil or butternut squash soup. From the oven, choose from a variety of artisan flatbreads. Carving station includes buttermilk brined turkey breast and smoked turkey thighs, slow roasted prime rib, and molasses glazed ham. Complement your meal with classic sides like truffle macaroni and cheese, cornbread stuffing, roasted yams, and buttered Yukon mashed potatoes. Specialty menu offerings also include herb crusted halibut, roasted fall vegetable medley, roasted Brussel sprouts, haricot vert almandine, acorn squash gratin, and a seafood risotto. Finish with an assortment of seasonal desserts from our pastry kitchen. Seating times are 12:00, 2:00, 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. Also included is live entertainment. Prices are: Adults $119/Children 5-10 $44/ Children under 4 are complimentary.

The Lobby Bar and Terrace – Enjoy watching football in the Lobby Bar on Thanksgiving Day and order touchdown-worthy bites including mole-braised turkey torta, chorizo cornbread dressing, sweet potato tots, and chipotle crema. Enjoy from 3:00 to 11:00 p.m.

Sea Beans – For a no-fuss Thanksgiving feast, let Terranea create your holiday meal!  Enjoy gourmet offerings, including your main entrée choice of cider-brined turkey or vegetarian mushroom, leek, and potato tart. Sides include brioche and pear stuffing, whipped Yukon potatoes, sweet potato with whiskey-soaked raisin and pecan streusel, cranberry and apple compote, herb-roasted seasonal vegetables, acorn squash and apple bisque, parker house rolls, and a kale harvest salad with butternut squash, pomegranate seeds, toasted almonds, pickled onion, and Champagne vinaigrette. Dessert selection includes choice of pumpkin, apple, or pecan pie, or vegan Meyer lemon cheesecake. Prices to go are:

TURKEY MEALS: Serves 8 – $605 / Serves 6 – $458 / Serves 4 – $290

VEGAN MEALS: Serves 8 – $320 / Serves 6 – $255 / Serves 4 – $180

Online ordering deadline is Monday, November 22 at 12:00 noon. Front drive pick-up is November 24 & 25 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.   To order call (310) 265-1861.

For more information about the above restaurants and reservations call (310) 265-1861.

On Friday, November 26, 2021, Terranea will be celebrating a Blowout Black Friday at Marea, Point Discovery and The Links where shoppers will receive discounts throughout the day.

Black Friday at The Links – Tee off on Black Friday with an amazing deal at one of the best par-3 courses in the country! Enjoy 9-holes with panoramic ocean views from every hole. Come early to shop exclusive discounts on hats, shirts, and outerwear from favorite brands, including Nike, Travis Mathew, FootJoy, and more!  Start your holiday shopping with specials on an annual Links Card Membership or rounds of golf for 2022.

Terranea Resort is located at 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes.  If using a navigation system, use 6610 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes.  For more information go to www.terranea.com or call (310) 265-2800.

To read my previous article on Thanksgiving Traditions click here.

Photo courtesy of Terranea Resort

Palos Verdes Homes Sales October 2021

Palos Verdes Homes Sales October 2021

Palos Verdes real estate sales October 2021 for Palos Verdes homes decreased compared to September.  58 Palos Verdes houses sold in October compared to 99 homes in September and decreased compared to the 81 homes that sold in October 2020.  There were 74 Palos Verdes single family homes pending in October which increased from the 63 homes pending in September.  The number of active Palos Verdes homes for sale in October (72) decreased from the 74 homes for sale in September.

Average sales price for Palos Verdes homes sold in October increased to $2,611,000 compared to $2,437,000 in September, and increased from the $2,049,000 in October 2020.  Price per square foot for Palos Verdes houses that sold/closed escrow in October increased to $879 from $857 in September.  Average days on market in October was 19 days which decreased from the 23 days in September.  Months of inventory (months it would take to sell existing inventory at the current rate of sale) was 1.2 months in October which decreased from .7 month in September for Palos Verdes homes for sale.  A “normal” or balanced market is considered 3 months of inventory and Palos Verdes real estate “months of inventory” is considerably lower indicating the continuing demand for Palos Verdes homes.  Entire charts can be accessed by clicking here or on the “Statistics” tab above.

Currently, there are 63 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale.  94 Palos Verdes houses are in escrow (60 homes have pending sales and 34 homes are active under contract).  Additionally, 21 homes have sold/closed escrow in the first 11 days of November with an average sales price of$2,453,000.

To read my September report on Palos Verdes Real Estate sales, click here.

Chart courtesy of Trendgraphix, Inc.

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes November 9, 2021  

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes November 9, 2021 

My favorite new Palos Verdes homes listings on November 9, 2021, are described below.  We currently have 69 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $1,295,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes (the low in Eastview is $1,239,000) to $19,995,000 in the City of Palos Verdes Estates. There are 14 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $435,000 and $2,900,000.  My favorite new Palos Verdes homes listings are:

      

Chris Adlam’s (Vista Sotheby’s International Realty) 317 Rocky Point Road, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above left) is a 3 bedroom, 4 bath, 3,838 square foot home for $6,999,000. This rare gated bluff top Lunada Bay home features unobstructed ocean/coastline views, expansive cook’s dream kitchen w/over sized island & breakfast nook, office, separate family room, primary suite w/luxurious bath, and pool/spa. Jerko Bezelj’s (Home Team Realty) 4 Eucalyptus Lane, Rolling Hills, 90274 (above right) is a 5 bedroom, 5 bath, 3,783 square foot home for $4,392,000. This beautiful Rolling Hills dream home features a gourmet kitchen w/large island & baking area, large dining room, walk in wine cellar, bonus room, office, stables and corral.

Nicole Pletkovich & Gordon Inman’s (Keller Williams Realty)  2209 Via Velardo, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above left) is a 4 bedroom, 2 bath, 2,238 square foot home for $1,395,000. This quiet cul-de-sac Palos Verdes Drive East home features city lights & harbor views, family room, large outdoor patio & spacious backyard, and is awaiting your personalization.

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

Photos courtesy of CRMLS

Observe Veteran’s Day By Visiting The Battleship USS IOWA!

Observe Veteran’s Day By Visiting The Battleship USS IOWA!

Palos Verdes homes owners have a great opportunity to observe the Veteran’s Day on November 11, 2021, by visiting the Battleship USS IOWA Museum online or by touring in person.

The Battleship USS Iowa, which served our country proudly in World War II, Korea and the Cold War, is now open for visitors.  Today, the historic U.S. Navy ship is an iconic Los Angeles landmark and considered one of the area’s best outdoor museum for families and visitors of all ages.  During your fresh air visit and tour, you will follow in the footsteps of sailors with their mischievous mascot Vicky the Dog, and experience firsthand why the Battleship is known as the “Battleship of Presidents,” “The Grey Ghost” and “The Big Stick.” The cost to visit the ship is $22.95 for adults/$19.95 for seniors and military/$14.95 for children 3 to 11, and under 3 are free. To read more about the Battleship USS Iowa’s tour or to purchase tickets click here.

You are also able to enjoy and explore one of the most innovative online museum tours in the country. For only $15 per year, you can explore the Battleship IOWA in a full 360 degree imagery coupled with videos, signage, and even Vicky the Dog in real (animated) life. You will be able to interact with different parts of the ship throughout, as if you were in person. Login anywhere in the world and enjoy the tour and museum with your family and friends. It even gives you instant access to new additions such as the upcoming engineering tour, gun tour, and extended museum exhibits. To learn more about the online tour click here.

The Battleship USS Iowa is located at 250 Harbor Blvd, Los Angeles. For more information regarding the Battleship USS Iowa go to https://www.pacificbattleship.com.

To read my last article on the Port of Los Angeles click here.

Photo courtesy of the Port of Los Angeles

 

 

 

Palos Verdes Home Sales Palos Verdes Drive South Neighborhood 1st Half 2021

Palos Verdes Home Sales Palos Verdes Drive South Neighborhood 1st Half 2021

Palos Verdes homes sales in the Palos Verdes Drive South neighborhood for the first half of 2021 was 20 single family homes sold in 2021 compared to 13 in 2020. Price per square foot for Palos Verdes Drive South houses that sold in the first half of 2021 increased to $763 from $664 in 2020, a 14.8 % increase.  Average sales price for Palos Verdes Drive South homes sold in the first half of 2021 increased to $2,698,967 in 2021 compared to $2,669,910 in 2020.  The most expensive Palos Verdes home sale in Palos Verdes Drive South was $8,000,000 and the lowest priced Palos Verdes home sale in the Palos Verdes Drive South neighborhood was $1,325,000.

Currently, the Palos Verdes Drive South neighborhood has 8 Palos Verdes homes for sale.  There are 2 single family homes for sale ranging in price from $1,479,000 for a 3 bedroom/2 bath, 1,723 square foot home, to $2,495,000 for a 5 bedroom/4 bath, 4,126 square foot home.  There are 6 condo/townhomes for sale ranging in price from $955,000 for a 2 bedroom/2 bath, 1,565 square foot condo/townhome, to $2,900,000 for a 2 bedroom/2 bath, 1,373 square foot condo/townhome.

For background and history on the Palos Verdes Drive South neighborhood Multiple Listing Area 169, please click here to read my original article on this neighborhood.

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

Photo courtesy of Terranea Resort located in the Palos Verdes Drive South neighborhood

Palos Verdes 2021 Daylight Savings Time Ends!

Palos Verdes 2021 Daylight Savings Time Ends!

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Did you know that Daylight Savings Time ends this weekend in Palos Verdes and most of the United States (Arizona and Hawaii do not participate).

Set all clocks back by an hour on Saturday, November 6, 2021, when you retire and enjoy an extra hour of sleep!

Click here to read my prior article about the history of Daylight Savings Time and see what famous person is credited with the idea .

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes November 2, 2021  

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes November 2, 2021 

My favorite new Palos Verdes homes listings on November 2, 2021, are described below.  We currently have 81 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $1,295,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes (the low in Eastview is $1,239,000) to $19,995,000 in the City of Palos Verdes Estates. There are 16 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $560,000 and $2,900,000.  My favorite new Palos Verdes homes listings are:

     

Raechelle Lord’s (Coldwell Banker Realty) 2828 Via Neve, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above left) is a 5 bedroom, 6 bath, 5,884 square foot home for $5,595,000. This resort style Spanish one level Lunada Bay home features gourmet cook’s dream kitchen w/large island, 459 sq ft home theater,  owners suite w/2 walk in closets, and oversized salt water pool w/swim up bar. Jerry Yutronich’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 4348 Via Frascati, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above right) is a 4 bedroom, 6 bath, 4,737 square foot home for $3,200,000. This new fully furnished Palos Verdes Drive East Spanish villa features harbor/city views, gourmet kitchen w/center island, home office, family room, owners wing & resort style backyard.

     

Ron Murray’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 20 Country Lane, Rolling Hills Estates, 90274 (above left) is a 5 bedroom, 4 bath, 4,250 square foot home for $2,990,000. This magnificent completely remodeled Rolling Hills Park Estates home features peek-a-boo ocean views, spectacular kitchen, formal living/dining rooms, upper level bonus room, owners suite w/sitting area, and pool/spa. Don Butts’ (Scott Anastasi Realty, Inc) 1137 Via Zumaya, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above right) is a 6 bedroom, 3 bath, 3,570 square foot home for $2,395,000. This beautiful  Lunada Bay home features panoramic ocean views, huge family room, 2 bedrooms w/walk-in closets, owners suite w/viewing balcony and spacious back yard.

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

Photos courtesy of CRMLS