Wednesday, May 18, 2016

3506 Blossom Lane: Modern Redondo Beach Townhouse for Sale

You will love this contemporary, hip, oversized townhouse with a unique floorplan featuring 3 bedrooms and laundry upstairs on the same level. Downstairs is a separate room perfect for an office or working out.  The main level is west facing and drenched in natural light with a large living room opening up to a deck perfect for entertaining and sunsets. The gourmet kitchen has stainless steel appliances, tons of storage, a wine bar, and breakfast counter flowing into the perfect dining area with dramatic high ceilings and exquisite lighting.The large master suite boasts an oversized walk-in closet and the bathroom features a spa tub and separate shower. There's tons of architectural detail throughout including lit niches for your artwork. Two car direct access garage garage plus parking for 2 more cars. Best of all, no common driveway as often found in 3 on a lot townhomes.  Not a cookie cutter property this unique middle feels like a front unit. Conveniently located at the Manhattan Beach border, this wonderful home is close to restaurants, shopping, malls, parks, movie theaters, Trader Joes, the Rosecrans Corrider and the beach. Easy freeway access. Put it on your list to see. It will be your best move!

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Golden Hills Architectural 1621 Carver St

1621 Carver St 90278 Redondo Beach Golden Hills. Very cool, hip, modern architectural Tall & Skinny SFR. Sitting high on the crest of a quiet one-way street, this home invites plenty of natural light and air through its many windows and skylights. The design of the home intentionally capitalizes on this light and air as it is flows through the angles and curves. oThe upper level living space, with its cathedral ceilings, includes a two-sided fireplace for additional ambiance. The open dining area benefits from the fireplace and also features a built in china cabinet. The kitchen includes stainless steel appliances with a low profile exhaust hood and colorful cabinets. The spacious master suite includes a west-facing balcony for more sunlight and breezes, two fan/light fixtures, new carpet and a walk-in closet. The master bathroom features a separate shower and tub each with their own faucet plus hand held sprayers, dual sink vanity with granite counter tops plus espresso cabinets.

Built in 1992, 1872 SqFt, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, $1,049,000. Listed by RE/MAX Estate Properties.

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Monday, April 25, 2016

Townhouse on the Manhattan Beach Strand

This elegant rear unit Town-home is situated on a south facing corner location offering approx. 1900 sq.ft. and stunning unblockable ocean, pier, and Catalina views. Step inside to find 3 spacious bedrooms and 3.5 baths with the Master Suite on mid level, fall asleep to the sound of the surf and wake to cool ocean breezes and calming white water ocean views. The main living space located on the upper floor features gorgeous Brazilian cherry hardwood floors, exquisite kitchen with top of the line appliances and is conveniently adjacent to a expansive outside deck which makes this is an ideal extension of the upper level for entertaining family and friends. The over-sized entertainment balcony is appointed with a built-in BBQ, stove, refrigerator and beautiful ocean views. Just when you thought this lifestyle couldn't get any better enjoy having an attached 2 car garage with storage, plus 2 additional parking spaces. Come live the dream and join the lucky few who know what true beach life is all about.

Listed for $5,500,00 by Vista Sotheby's Realty.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

327 Avenue F Redondo Beach CA

327 Ave F South Redondo Beach CA

I am not surprised to see more activity at the high end of the price range in both North and South Redondo Beach. As buyers discover that they simply get a lot more for their money in Redondo than either Manhattan Beach or Hermosa Beach we are starting to see new highs being paid for new construction.

In fact, I would submit that if you were to take someone from out of town to let's say The Avenues or Hollywood Riviera, they may very well prefer those neighborhoods to 90266 or 90254. Or maybe that's just me.

I just previewed an amazing ocean view new construction single family residence in South Redondo Beach on the Avenues.

Built in the contemporary style that I am so much a fan of with 4 bedrooms in approximately 4000 SqFt and ocean views forever, 327 Avenue F could not be more perfect.

Here's what the listing agent said about it in the MLS:

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Sold By Ellis Posner in Redondo Beach Golden Hills

There have been 28 sales year to date in the North Redondo Beach Golden Hills and I was involved in 3 of them. I had 2 listings and represented the Buyer of 1615 Armour Lane (pictured). This is an older floorplan 3/2 Tall and Skinny that has been nicely updated.

Armour was listed for $879,000 and went for $893,000 after multiple offers were received. That, in and of itself is not that surprising other than the same floorplan home next door sold for $845K just a month before. There is insatiable demand for homes in the Golden Hills as I've recently written about on

MLS description:

"Welcome to your beach retreat in the Golden Hills section of Redondo Beach. This amazing home has many upgrades including engineered hardwood throughout, granite counters, and completely upgraded kitchen and baths. This kitchen is like no other of it’s era, with tons of storage, extra counter space, and all the accommodations any master chef would require. This 3 bedrooms and 2 baths retreat has an extra sitting area or office space and has all bedrooms are on the same upper level. This home features two large outside spaces for entertaining; an amazing deck that is great for happy hour or just enjoying the sun, and the back yard is great for entertaining and opens up from the living and dining area. With just under 1600 square feet, this home makes great use of the space and feels much larger than the stats give it credit for. With direct access to the garage and laundry, this home has all the amenities for even the pickiest of buyers. This beautiful home resides in the coveted Jefferson Elementary School district and is just minutes to beach, restaurants, and shopping."

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Great Value in Rancho Palos Verdes Silver Spur Neighborhood

Remodeled Rancho Palos Verdes flip

There's always a few neighborhoods that buyers seem to over look for whatever reason that is only know to the crowd addicted to whatever Real Estate mobile app they are perpetually glued to.

For example, at the Beach right now, I see a lot of opportunities in South Redondo. For those who can't afford South Redondo SFR prices, the best place to look is Southwood - particularly west of Palos Verdes Blvd.

On "The Hill" and more specifically for those in between the beach and the hill, I highly recommend looking in the Silver Spur neighborhood of Rancho Palos Verdes.

Here's what I define "value". Take a nice property in a good neighborhood and move it 1/4 mile to 1/2 mile in another direction. If the price goes up 10-20% there's your value. One of the best examples of this I see right now is N Redondo Beach where you can move many homes 1/2 mile to Manhattan Beach or Hermosa Beach and in some instances double the price. Or more.

So back to Silver Spur.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

2206 Harriman Ln Redondo Beach CA | New Construction Townhomes for Sale

New Construction Contemporary Redondo Beach Townhomes for Sale

It seems that many builders have migrated from the typical (pseudo) Mediterranean and Normandy we see so often in Redondo Beach to more "contemporary" and modern exteriors and interiors. Most of them miss the authenticity by a city mile and I won't even delve into the difference here between contemporary and modern. I've covered that elsewhere.

The new construction at 2206 Harriman Lane is one of the nicest examples of this style I've seen even though for my tastes there certainly are things I would have done differently.

These 4 bedroom townhomes are around 2600 SqFt in the typical 2 on a lot configuration and are listed for $1,275,000 each. Based on recent history, one may sell quickly while the other sits for awhile. I prefer the front unit but that is a matter of individual taste.

Here's how the listing agent described these homes in the MLS:

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Redondo Beach Golden Hills Homes for Sale

Homes in the Redondo Beach Golden Hills neighborhood are in very high demand and often selling very quickly with multiple offers and over the MLS list price. Here's why.

Redondo Beach offers some of the best home value in coastal LA County with an amazing mix of location, schools, amenities, lifestyle, jobs and more. The Golden Hills neighborhood, with many streets located in close proximity to Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach, is the furthest west area of North Redondo Beach and you can even bike or walk to the beach from many locations. Mostly you will find Tall & Skinny SFRs on 2500 SqFt lots with only a few condos and townhomes. available.

I recently listed a remodeled property at 1811 Stanford Ave (early 2016) for $899,000 and it sold for $986,000 after 7 days on the market with multiple offers.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

South Redondo Beach Lease Listing: Contemporary Ocean View House

Absolutely the best LEASE deal in the Beach Cities. You won't find another home this size and quality at anywhere near this price. Featured in the LA Times as "Home of the Week" don't miss out on this opportunity to lease a custom built modern architectural ocean view property just a few blocks from the beach west of PCH. This absolutely jaw dropping luxury trophy home was built in 2013 and has only been lived in by the current owners. Featuring 6 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms in 5742 SqFt (approx) with a 3 car garage and over 500 SqFt of outdoor decks and balconies including an amazing roof top deck, you have everything you need to fully enjoy the southern California coastal lifestyle. This entertainer's home features a gourmet kitchen with high end appliances such as a Subzero fridge and a Blue Star Iron Chef professional stove. In addition to the huge dining area there is a 17ft genuine quartz countertop island to gather around. Multiple doors fully open to bring enjoy the outdoors. This house was designed for contemporary living and lends itself well to multiple uses with 5 bedrooms including an ocean view master bedroom and open bonus area on the 3rd floor plus an additional master on the lower level. Conveniently located in desirable S Redondo Beach.

628 Elvira Av: $12,500 per month. 

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Contemporary Townhome for Sale South Redondo Beach CA

Contemporary New Construction Townhome S Redondo Beach CA

You know I really like this contemporary style and particularly when they are done right!

Rarely has a townhome like this been constructed in Redondo Beach. Architectural features abound in this contemporary, light-filled home. Only the finest, most advanced materials have been used. European cabinetry with soft close doors, quartz counters and stainless appliances make the kitchen a thing of beauty. The open floor plan with soaring ceilings, interesting angles, hardwood floors and unusual light fixtures is perfect for today's casual life style. Enjoy the outdoors and entertain on any of the 3 decks. The location is quiet and residential, the beach and bike path are close by. It doesn't get better than this. If you have an eye for quality and want to own a home of true distinction, this is it. Arrange a private showing soon, they don't make many of these.

315 S Lucia Av # A, Redondo Beach 90277About 2400 SqFt. 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths on three levels.