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Things You Always Wondered About Palos Verdes

Palos Verdes Real Estate

I wrote this in 2007, but to make it easier to find, I've moved it to the top of the heap: A lot of things have happened in Palos Verdes during my 68-year residency some of which, distressingly, are now ancient history. I see a lot of misinformation on websites by realtors attempting to portray themselves as Palos Verdes experts, but I am here to say that I witnessed most of the following myself and this is how it was.  I am...Continue Reading!

Turn-Key Los Verdes Home Just Listed

First time for sale, this one level 3 bedroom 2 bath home is on a quiet street in Los Verdes and features a lovely view across Santa Monica Bay, mountains, etc.  Being sold by current long time owners, it has a remodeled kitchen, new paint, new carpeting, a 2-car garage, and inside laundry room.  A bargain at $1.3 million, so don't wait.  This sold before it hit the market at well over asking price. [ngg src="galleries" ids="111" display="basic_thumbnail" thumbnail_crop="0"]Continue Reading!

2901 Via Victoria, PVE — First Time for Sale

First time for sale by the original owners. A spectacular, large (5600+ square feet) 6 bedroom 5 bath home with a panoramic, unobstructable view looking north, and situated on a 28,000+ square foot street to street lot. On a clear day you can see the Malibu coastline and Channel Islands. Excellent street presence with circular driveway that will park many cars off the street. This is a quiet, low traffic street -- those driving by either live there or are...Continue Reading!

September 2021 Newsletter

Dear Neighbor: Don’t look now, but the market is still hot by almost any historical measure.  I say “almost” because I doubt we’ll ever see a repeat of the frenetic pace of the first 6 months of this year.  While there is still a fairly severe shortage of houses for sale, I am no longer seeing the lines of people waiting to buy – only just enough to generally get multiple offers within the first week, but not the crazy numbers...Continue Reading!

A Rare Frank Lloyd Wright, Jr, House For Sale! Now in Escrow

In the pantheon of great 20th Century architects is Frank Lloyd Wright, Jr, designer of the iconic Wayfarer’s Chapel and of the 3 remaining Palos Verdes homes of his creation, of which 20 Narcissa Drive is one.  Being offered for sale for the first time since being designed and built in 1949 for Cecil B DeMille’s famous costume and set designer Ralph Jester and his wife Lois, this masterpiece of mid-Century organic architecture sits on grounds of 35,000+ square feet...Continue Reading!