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  • Find your place.

    www.SouthBayDigs.comNovember 19, 2010

    Custom Masterpiece on the Esplanade Waterfront in Redondo BeachOffered by Jack Gillespie & Ted Craddock, South Bay BrokersCheck the details on p6

    south

    bay

  • Nearly Completed New Construction

    121 9th Street, Manhattan BeachContemporary oceanview masterpiece, one house from the Strand on one of the most desirable south-of-the-pier walkstreets. Designed by Michael Lee and Associates and developed by Villa dArte Development, features include 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, huge indoor-outdoor deck and unblockable panaoramic, sand and whitewater views.

    Robert Freedman310-291-7779

    #1 at RE/MAX Manhattan Beach for over 25 years running

    Offered at $6,700,000 Call for Information

    No other RE/MAX agent has sold more real estate in the three Beach Cities

    combined!

    www.LetFreedmanRing.com

    Hill Section Family Home

    952 11th Street, Manhattan BeachThis gorgeous home built in the Spanish Revival style by Sexton Homes and customized by the current owner during construction sits on a 50 X 150 lot and offers a stunning one-of-a-kind floor plan with dramatic interior space.

    Nearly 5,100 square feet of living space

    5 Bedrooms 4.5 Baths

    Soaring 2-story living room

    Additional upstairs Family Room (could be 6th bedroom)

    Magnificent master suite with South facing lounging deck overlooking the yard

    Opulent master bath with steam shower and custom deco tiles

    Built in 2004 but looks brand new REALLY!

    3-car attached garage

    Offered at $2,495,122

    See all the listings at www.LetFreedmanRing.com

    Gorgeous, Remodeled Townhome

    617 Crest, Manhattan BeachThis impeccably appointed detached Townhome is ideally located just 3 blocks to the beach and downtown, south of the Pier. The owner has just completed a total transformation of style to a contemporary beach house, utilizing the open floor plan to create an entertainers oceanview showplace.

    Built in 1999 and completely remodeled as new with a beachy yet elegant quality throughout.

    3 Bedrooms, including large master suite with steam shower, spa tub, and custom walk-in closet

    3 BathsEach bedroom has its own brand new zen modern bath

    Nearly 2,300 square feet of living space.

    The brand new upper level is light, bright and airy, with a center island design that is perfect for large gatherings

    Spacious ocean view deck

    A 200-year-old beam forms the mantel for the stacked stone fireplace

    Spacious 2-car garage.

    Specially Priced at $2,095,122

    In Escrow!

  • Nearly Completed New Construction

    121 9th Street, Manhattan BeachContemporary oceanview masterpiece, one house from the Strand on one of the most desirable south-of-the-pier walkstreets. Designed by Michael Lee and Associates and developed by Villa dArte Development, features include 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, huge indoor-outdoor deck and unblockable panaoramic, sand and whitewater views.

    Robert Freedman310-291-7779

    #1 at RE/MAX Manhattan Beach for over 25 years running

    Offered at $6,700,000 Call for Information

    No other RE/MAX agent has sold more real estate in the three Beach Cities

    combined!

    www.LetFreedmanRing.com

    Hill Section Family Home

    952 11th Street, Manhattan BeachThis gorgeous home built in the Spanish Revival style by Sexton Homes and customized by the current owner during construction sits on a 50 X 150 lot and offers a stunning one-of-a-kind floor plan with dramatic interior space.

    Nearly 5,100 square feet of living space

    5 Bedrooms 4.5 Baths

    Soaring 2-story living room

    Additional upstairs Family Room (could be 6th bedroom)

    Magnificent master suite with South facing lounging deck overlooking the yard

    Opulent master bath with steam shower and custom deco tiles

    Built in 2004 but looks brand new REALLY!

    3-car attached garage

    Offered at $2,495,122

    See all the listings at www.LetFreedmanRing.com

    Gorgeous, Remodeled Townhome

    617 Crest, Manhattan BeachThis impeccably appointed detached Townhome is ideally located just 3 blocks to the beach and downtown, south of the Pier. The owner has just completed a total transformation of style to a contemporary beach house, utilizing the open floor plan to create an entertainers oceanview showplace.

    Built in 1999 and completely remodeled as new with a beachy yet elegant quality throughout.

    3 Bedrooms, including large master suite with steam shower, spa tub, and custom walk-in closet

    3 BathsEach bedroom has its own brand new zen modern bath

    Nearly 2,300 square feet of living space.

    The brand new upper level is light, bright and airy, with a center island design that is perfect for large gatherings

    Spacious ocean view deck

    A 200-year-old beam forms the mantel for the stacked stone fireplace

    Spacious 2-car garage.

    Specially Priced at $2,095,122

    In Escrow!

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    Take a seat. Ill do the rest.

    PVAgent.com Web blog:mmegowan.activerain.com

    Maureen Megowan 3 1 0 . 5 4 1 . 6 4 1 6

    1537 Via ZuritaPalos Verdes Estates

    Monte Malaga beauty Ocean view Spectacular architecture Palos Verdes Art Center Design Tour Home 6 bedrooms and 5.5 baths 5,451 square foot home Beautifully updated, meticulously maintained Travertine floors, custom drapes, gourmet kitchen,

    atrium entry, spiral staircase and coffered ceilings Pool, jacuzzi, sauna and BBQ Ocean view terrace Master bedroom suite with ocean view balcony and

    sitting area/office

    Offered at $3,295,000www.PalosVerdesLiving.com

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    Victor Samaan1720 South Elena, Redondo Beach

    310-422-3339 [email protected]

    Bank of America, N.A., Member FDIC Equal Housing Lender 2010 Bank of America Corporation. Credit and collateral are subject to approval. Terms and conditions apply. This is not a commitment to lend. Programs, rates, terms and conditions are subject to change without notice.

    Customized mortgage solutionsone Customer at a time.

    ON THE COVER

    Jack GillespieBroker DRE#00426498

    [email protected]

    Ted craddockRealtor DRE#01753302

    [email protected]

    807 EsplanadE Redondo Beach

    Infinite ViewsInspired by the Inn at Santa Marina in Mykonos, Greece, this 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath custom-built masterpiece on the esplanade features 3500+ sq.ft. graciously spread over three levels. Take pleasure in the awe-inspiring panoramic views of the surf, sand, and sea spanning the entire Santa Monica Bay from Palos Verdes to Malibu from every room.

    www.807Esplanade.comPricE uPon rEquEst

    PuBliShER Warren J dow CREaTivE DiRECTOR Leeann Nelson COnTRiBuTinG PhOTOGRaPhER Paul Jonason

    COnTRiBuTinG WRiTERSPamela Corante-hansen, [email protected]

    amanda Coscina, [email protected] Bay Digs, 2554 Via Tejon, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

    Office: 310-373-0142 Fax: 310-373-3493 www.SouthBayDigs.com Twitter: @SouthBayDigsSouth Bay Digs magazine is published every other Friday by m3 Media, LLC. Reproduction in any form or by any means is strictly prohibited without the prior written consent from m3 Media LLC. The Publisher and advertisers are not responsible or liable for misinformation, misprints, or typographical errors. All advertised properties are subject to prior sale or withdrawal without notice. Real estate advertised in this publication is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act. M3 Media will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis. Any and all submissions to this publication become the property of m3 Media, LLC and may be used in any media.

    To our readers: South Bay Digs Magazine welcomes your feedback and encourages reader response to our editorial features. Please send your letters to the Publisher at 2554 Via Tejon, Palos Verdes Estates, CA. 90274 or via email to [email protected] Please include your name and contact information. Letters may be published and we reserve the right to edit.

    adverTising: For inquiries, please contact Publisher Warren Dow at 310-473-0142.

    subscripTions: Subscriptions are $26 per year. Subscribe by email: [email protected] or via phone: 310-373-0142.

    2010 m3 Media, LLC. All rights reserved.

    On The Cover 6Custom masterpiece on the Esplanade with infinite views in Redondo Beach, offered by Jack Gillespie & Ted Craddock, South Bay Brokers

    home of the Week 28-29Explore this weeks Remarkable Peninsula Estate on the Palos Verdes Peninsula offered at $2,395,000 by Steve & Ceci Watts.

    Publishers Muse Values 8

    Feature Profile 14Meet Manhattan Beach business owners Lisa Gallien and Lee Hoven-Bakos of Growing Wild in A floral fable of success.

    Spaces 20Warm your soul with a The Fireplace Makeover.

    numbers Trends in the local real estate market. 30

    launch Party Re-cap! 22The Lawrence Harris Residence played host to the South Bay Digs launch party where over 100 people grooved to the sounds of Justin Hopkins

    whats inside

    Bank OF aMERiCaVictor samaan . . . . . . . . . . . 6

    BEaCh CiTy BROkERSgary Elminoufi . . . . . . . . . .27

    COlDWEll BankERJane angel . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

    kEllER WilliaMSKeller Williams | PV . . . . . . 23Jeannie Penner-More . . . . 32

    MalaGa Bank . . . . . . . . . . . 4

    MaTTuCCi REal ESTaTEaurelio Mattucci . . . . . . . . 30tJ Parker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

    PEninSula SOThEBySKerry dawson . . . . . . . . . . . 8gerard bisignano . . . . . .34-35

    RE/MaX EXECSRobert Freedman . . . . . . . 2-3Maureen Megowan . . . . . . . 5

    gary Latourette. . . . . . . . . . 9Mike baker . . . . . . . . . . . . .21Carol adams . . . . . . . . . . . 26steve & Ceci Watts . . . .28-29Neda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

    REal ESTaTE WESTJonathan Coleman . . . . . . . 7

    REP inTERaCTivE . . . . . . . 33

    ShOREWOOD REalTORSshorewood Realtors . . . . . . 9Chris Plank . . . . . . . . . . 10-11steve santos . . . . . . . . . . . .12Kevin Pratt . . . . . . . . . . . . .13Ed Kaminsky . . . . . . . . . . . .15Rachel Ezra . . . . . . . . . . . . .17Ken adam . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24tim Corbett . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

    SOuTh Bay BROkERSJack gillespie . . . . . . 6, 18-19ted Craddock . . . . . . . . . . . 6Nina Michaels . . . . . . . . . . .31

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    OceanfrOnt! 83-foot wide lot Panoramic views 2.5 Lots right on the water 10 Units One of the largest Oceanfront lots available in Southern California. You could build SIX townhomes or a single, landmark Estate!

    10,454-foot Strand lot, south of the PierFour buildings with balconies or decks

    Huge lot offers 12-car parkingLong-term or summer/vacation rentals

    302306 S. tHe StranD, OceanSIDe

    PrIceD tO SeLL $3,500,000This is a unique opportunity at an affordable price. Properties like this rarely come on the market!

    Jonathan Coleman The Strand Specialist

    Call Direct (310) 991-0929

  • 8 south bay digs | 11.19.10 www.SouthBayDigs.com

    Kerry DawsonSelling the South Bay since 1991!

    310.753.5537

    DRE: 01024016 [email protected]

    Coming in early 2011 Manhattan Village, upgraded Plan 2, court home

    with views of trees from all windows.

    Located in the prestigious Hill Section of Manhattan Beach this spectacular ocean view home of-fers the ultimate in indoor-outdoor living. This nearly 3,000 sq.ft. home has four bedrooms, two full baths, two half baths and a 500 Sqft. ocean view deckperfect for entertaining and dining alfresco! Top floor is a great room with beautiful hardwood floors, living room and dining area, and gour-met kitchen with counter break-fast bar with seating for eight. Spacious master suite has balco-ny with views and includes master bath with dual sinks, separate Ja-cuzzi tub and shower. Main floor has three bedrooms; lower floor has a bedroom and private yard.

    www.217NDianthus.com

    stunning Catalina, coastline, ocean & city views!

    217 N. Dianthus, Manhattan Beach $1,599,000

    This home is in move-in condition and a fantastic value!

    Just a short walk downtown and to the pier.

    Gary E. LaTouretteReal Estate ConsultantDRE#01424026

    62 Malaga Cove PlazaPalos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

    Cell: 310.503.7408Office: 310.378.9494Fax: 310.373.3427

    [email protected] the MLS at GaryLt.com

    Its About You.As a former teacher, I understand the importance of being a trusted advisor and knowledgeable resource for the community. My consultative approach to real estate is results-oriented with a laser focus on realizing your objectives. Im committed to earning your business.

    REAL ESTATE CONSULTANT

    publish

    ers

    muse

    Warren Buffet once said Price is what you pay. Value is what you get. In this economic environment the ques-tion of price versus value is more relevant than ever. At South Bay Digs, our ability to deliver on our value proposition to our customers is our ultimate questits our passion. Thats why we continue to explore new ways to innovate and integrate the most relevant communication channels available to con-nect the home consumer to the local real estate professional.

    We recently launched our free Open House Directory on www.SouthBayDigs.comwhere realtors can upload their upcoming open houses and home consumers can stay abreast of open houses of interest. Weve also built a robust market research platform on our website, where consumers and realtors alike can deep dive local market trends and sign up for free real-time market reports in the neighborhoods

    of interest. Our new QR Code technology allows you to use your phone to view property tours instanta-neously and get detailed information on a specific property or other advertised offering. Were creating the South Bays only online real estate directory at www.SouthBayDigs.com that has detailed information on every active real estate professional in the area with contact information, bios and more.

    Thanks to everyone who attended our launch party at the fabulous Lawrence Harris Residence in Hermosa Beacha great time was had by all. Be sure to read our feature profile on Growing Wild, a local

    floral business in Manhattan Beach who recently celebrated their 20th anniversary. And dont miss The Fireplace Make-over on page 20 for a chance to sit by the fire and warm your soul. Enjoy

    Warren J Dow, [email protected]

    310-373-0142

    Whenwork,commitment,andpleasureallbecomeoneandyoureachthatdeepwellwherepassionlives,nothingisimpossible.

    unknown

    Values

  • www.SouthBayDigs.com 11.19.10 | south bay digs 9

    Community. Strength. Independence.

    Shorewood Realtors is one of the top five largest real estate firms in Los Angeles County and in the top 58 nationally.

    We are the South Bays oldest and largest independently owned real estate firm, with humble beginnings in 1969 to today having seven offices and more than 350 realtors serving the beach cities.

    Our highly-trained real estate agents will make your home sale or purchase a seamless, trouble-free transactionthis is how we define our success.

    Experience the difference.

    hermosa beach 950 Artesia Blvd. 310.376.8871hermosa beach 986 Artesia Blvd. 310.406.2020el segundo 431 Main St. 310.322.4900manhattan beach 917 Manhattan Beach Blvd. 310.545.8401manhattan beach 3300 Highland Ave. 310.546.7561palos verdes estates 16 Malaga Cove 310.698.1555 redondo beach 1009 Torrance Blvd. 310.316.8464

  • 10 south bay digs | 11.19.10 www.SouthBayDigs.com

    Chris PlankShorewood RealtorsCell 310-849-1530Office 310-546-7561 x443Email: [email protected] www.ChrisPlankHomes.com www.ChrisPlankHomes.com

    Diamond in the sand! 4 BeD | 3 Baths | 2664 sqft | OCean frOnt | 4 Car GaraGe

    Options abound in this ocean front property with the ultimate flexibility. Keep as legal duplex, home + income, vacation home + income or build your ultimate oceanfront dream home on the Strand.

    1534 the strand, hermosa Beach 90254 $4,999,999

    Selling the South Bay since 1989

    spectacular queens necklace & Ocean Views4 BeD | 5 Bath | 5100 sqft | 14,150 sqft lOt

    Breathtaking Louie Tomaro designed estate with spectacular ocean, whitewater, coastline, city, and mountain viewsan entertainers dream! Attention to detail at every turn, absolutly exquisite Malaga Cove estate.

    2005 Paseo Del sol, Palos Verdes estates 90274 $4,900,000

    Unsurpassed Panoramic Ocean Views forever4 BeD | 3.5 Bath | 3300 sqft. | Great rOOm | BOnUs rOOm

    Unblockable panoramic ocean & sunset views from Palos Verdes to Malibu year-round from this exquisitely remodeled 3300+ square foot home located in the prestigious Hill Section of Manhattan Beach. A great VALUE at $591 Sqft versus 90266 average of $698 Sqft! www.219Dianthus.com

    219 n Dianthus st., manhattan Beach 90266 $1,949,000

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    Chris PlankShorewood RealtorsCell 310-849-1530Office 310-546-7561 x443Email: [email protected] www.ChrisPlankHomes.com www.ChrisPlankHomes.com

    Diamond in the sand! 4 BeD | 3 Baths | 2664 sqft | OCean frOnt | 4 Car GaraGe

    Options abound in this ocean front property with the ultimate flexibility. Keep as legal duplex, home + income, vacation home + income or build your ultimate oceanfront dream home on the Strand.

    1534 the strand, hermosa Beach 90254 $4,999,999

    Selling the South Bay since 1989

    spectacular queens necklace & Ocean Views4 BeD | 5 Bath | 5100 sqft | 14,150 sqft lOt

    Breathtaking Louie Tomaro designed estate with spectacular ocean, whitewater, coastline, city, and mountain viewsan entertainers dream! Attention to detail at every turn, absolutly exquisite Malaga Cove estate.

    2005 Paseo Del sol, Palos Verdes estates 90274 $4,900,000

    Unsurpassed Panoramic Ocean Views forever4 BeD | 3.5 Bath | 3300 sqft. | Great rOOm | BOnUs rOOm

    Unblockable panoramic ocean & sunset views from Palos Verdes to Malibu year-round from this exquisitely remodeled 3300+ square foot home located in the prestigious Hill Section of Manhattan Beach. A great VALUE at $591 Sqft versus 90266 average of $698 Sqft! www.219Dianthus.com

    219 n Dianthus st., manhattan Beach 90266 $1,949,000

  • 12 south bay digs | 11.19.10 www.SouthBayDigs.com

    Absolute best VAlue in the sAnd section!

    473 29th street, MAnhAttAn beAch

    Priced to sell At $2,499,000

    Situated on one of the best and widest streets on the Plateau, just 4 blocks from the beach, this Spacious Custom Family Home sits in a wide open setting with Sweeping Vistas. Enjoy the Luxury of Space and Privacy in the Sand. Featuring 4,165 sf, with 5 Bedrooms and 5 Baths PLUS a Large Office, PLUS a Media Screening Room, this Newer, Elegant home offers plenty of room for your entire family. Extensive upgrades include American Cherry HW Floors, Gourmet Kitchen, Custom Window Covers, Custom Faux Paint and Fireplaces, 2 Wet Bars, Butlers Pantry, Dumbwaiter, Central Vacuum, plus Surround Sound and Flat Screens Wired throughout the home. 3 Car Garage, and Lots of Extra Parking, all in a Great Location close to Grand View School.

    Location, Value, Space.This is a must see!!!

    Steve [email protected] 32-Year Resident of Manhattan Beach

    check out the Virtual tour at

    www.473-29th-street.com

    A compelling VALUE with recent $200,000 price improvement at $600/Sqft. vs. $849.38*/Sqft.

    (avg. for Sand Section MB

    homes sold Jan-Aug 2010)

    * Avg. price per square foot is based on closed sale data taken from MRMLS data for closed sale (SFR) homes sold in Area 142 Manhattan Beach Sand Section from January 1August 31, 2010. Information is deemed accurate but not guaranteed.

    DRE# 01440129

  • www.SouthBayDigs.com 11.19.10 | south bay digs 13

    Live the ultimate Manhattan Beach lifestyle in this wonderful 5 bed- room, 4.5 bathroom home that boasts 4003 Sqft. of open living space with amazing ocean and whitewater views. Features include open, third-floor living space with large gourmet kitchen, family room plus breakfast areaall overlooking the expansive back deck with amazing indoor/outdoor living space and dramatic ocean views. Top level also includes a formal dining room and sizable living room with fireplace, and French doors leading out to the front deck with even more

    sand and white water views. Great family floor plan with 4 bedrooms in the middle level including a fabulous master suite with ocean view deck and beautiful bright bathroom with Jacuzzi tub. Enjoy the wide-open office space area and separate laundry room on the second level. Ground floor includes a large front playroom off the walkstreet, guest bedroom with bath, two interior storage rooms and unbelievable on-site parking featuring 2-car garage with brand new epoxy flooring plus 4-5 carport spots for all your friends and family!

    Kevin Pratt310.738.2348

    [email protected] Year at Shorewood

    Perfect beach living Premier 100 Block Walkstreet Location!

    132 20th Street, Manhattan Beach

    Enjoy the best lifestyle that Manhattan Beach has to offersteps to beach & downtown.Offered at $3,599,000 www.132-20thst.com

    Open HouseSunday Nov. 21, 24pm

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    continued on page 16

    Growing Wild A floral fable of successBy Pamela Corante-Hansen

    once upon a time, two flaxen-haired twin sisters with Pepperdine degrees and a knack for beach volleyball presented their enterprising parents with a tiny seed of an idea. This was no ordinary seed, for it contained the potential to bring love, beauty and peace to everyone who was touched by the fruits of its harvest. The parents gave their blessing, and the girls planted the seed in a soil rich with creativity and business smarts. They sprinkled it with posi-tive thoughts and hard work, and the seed grew into a beguiling floral shop housed in a seaside cottage. The sisters called it Growing Wild.

    Twenty years later, this Manhattan Beach institution is celebrating two decades of gracing homes, weddings, parties and special events with wildly original, European-inspired floral creations and silk botanicals. South Bay Digs spent a sunny Southern California morning with Lisa Gallien and Lee Hoven-Bakos, the founders and joint creative force behind the fairy-tale flower shop where happily ever after happens every day.

    SOUTH BAY DIGS: Your shop is gorgeous. Tell me how you decided to become florists.LISA: Weve loved doing arts and crafts since we were little. My dad would take us to the flower mart in down-town L.A. and we would buy crafts supplies and make all the Christmas gifts.LEE: It was an easy transition to do something creative. We were business majors, and my mom, who had been living in Europe, said, Girls, just do something that makes you happy. This was the one thing we wanted to do. LISA: Our parents were supportive of the endeavor and helped us make it happen.LEE: We started small, doing parties and weddings out of our house. And soon we were able to open up a retail operation.

    Some florists focus exclusively on a particular niche, such as weddings. Whats your specialty?LISA: We have a lot of corporate clients, but we do flowers for the home, as well. Everything we do is hand crafted. You cant buy it anywhere else; it has a special touch to it. We do a lot with candle arrangements, garlands and wreaths. We follow the seasons. In the summer we had wreaths with sea-shells, aqua blue accents and sea glass. Well go into peoples homes and help them decorate. For fall and Christmas, well do mantlesLEE: And topiaries. We do a little bit of everything.LISA: The variety has kept our business going. We can do everything from

    Lisa Gallien and Lee Hoven-Bakos

  • 310.798.1277 x 214 Email: [email protected] n www.ItzSold.com

    HOME OWNERSOUR BUYERS WANT YOUR HOUSE!If you are a home owner and you want your home SOLD, you need to know Eds Buyers! No other team in the South Bay goes this far to bring sellers and buyers together who otherwise would never find each other! Foralmosttwoyearswehadbeensearchingonourowntofindourfirsthome.Wehadseeneverythingonthemarketinourpricerange.Weweresurewewouldhavetosettleforsomethingthatwasalmostperfect.ThenwemetEdsTeam.Afterathoroughinterview,theywenttoworkandinlessthan30daystheyfoundanUNLISTEDhomethatmetEVERYitemonourmust-havelistANDtheywereabletonegotiateanincrediblepurchasepriceforussothatwecouldhaveeverythingwewanted,atthepriceweneeded!

    Janice and Keith W., Redondo Beach, July 2010

    861 10th Street, Manhattan BeachPrestigious Hill Section Gorgeous Craftsman style home built in 2001 by Shaar Homes 4500 square foot home on a beautifully landscaped 6000 sq.ft. lot 5 bedrooms and 5.5 baths with entertainment areas for every occasion

    Impressive chefs kitchen with breakfast bar, butlers pantry and additional walk in pantry

    Serene master suite with adjoining sitting room/office and stone fireplace

    Bright family room with breakfast area and direct access to a large, private yard with a gas fire-pt and custom BBQ area

    Dramatic high ceilings, custom moldings, spiral staircase, built in shelving and skylights

    3 car garage with extra storage space

    $2,699,000 www.zingding.com/468823370

    1310 11th Street, Manhattan BeachEast Manhattan Beach

    Gorgeous 5000 square foot home on a spacious 7250 square foot lot

    6 bedrooms and 4.5 baths PLUS den PLUS and office loft Extra spacious kitchen with breakfast area PLUS a bonus eat-in counter

    Bright, open family room leads to the huge yard with a built-in BBQ center, water feature and a built-in fire pit

    A winding staircase opens to the lovely master suite with balcony, vaulted ceilings, fireplace and gorgeous master bath with a claw-foot tub and his/hers custom vanity areas

    www.zingding.com/575630916

    $1,749,000

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    $3,000,000$6,000,000Area: Manhattan or Hermosa Beach/

    The StrandBuyer Profile: Couple seeking 2nd homeBeds: Any Baths: AnySq.ft.: Any Lot size: AnyNeeds: Ocean front home in any condition. Duplex is OK. Must have killer sand/water views. This buyer is flexible with timing. WILL CONSIDER HERMOSA OR MANHATTAN STRAND LOCATIONS.

    $1,000,000$2,000,000Area: Hermosa Beach/North Sand SectionBuyer Profile: Married couple

    w/school aged kidsBeds: ANY Baths: ANYSq.ft.: ANY Lot size: ANYNeeds: Professional couple seeks buildable

    lot on a walk-street in NORTH Hermosa Beach. Wants to be 1-2 blocks from the water. Flexible with timeframe.

    $800,000$1,250,000Area: South Redondo BeachBuyer Profile: Married couple

    with 3 childrenBeds: 4 Baths: 3Sq.ft.: Any Lot size: LargeNeeds: South Redondo house with an

    ocean view and a pool or room to add a pool.

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    310 N Pacific Coast Hwy, redondo BeachOffice or Home.YOUR Choice Perfect high traffic South Redondo location for your home, office or business

    Classic turn-of-the-century Craftsman beach cottage is ZONED COMMERCIAL

    HUGE, bonus studio/workroom off the garage and a private backyard

    Approximately 1000 square foot home on a 2858 square foot lot

    Gleaming hardwood floors, fireplace and antique hardware and glass throughout

    OWNER MAY CARRY FINANCING!

    $549,000 www.zingding.com/4366841

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    Growing Wild continued from page 14custom arrangements to fresh flowers and silk botanicals. Well also do weddings and parties. And we have a fantastic staff that can support all of that.

    That makes a huge difference.LEE: We have amazing employees who have kept the continuity going in the store. Some of them have been here 10, 15 years. They know our customers and what they want. We get to work with really great people every daytheyre like family.

    As you mark your 20th

    year in business, how do you plan on staying innovative?LISA: Something were really excited about is our new Mindful Intention arrangements. Every flower has a meaning, and weve been doing a lot of research on which combinations of flowers have a particular significance. Weve designed arrangements to attract certain at-tributes.LEE: One of them is an arrangement for wealth, so we include flowers that represent wealth, and attach a stone to enhance the energy.LISA: Flowers are from Mother Earth, after all.LEE: And they do vibrate energy.

    Im fascinated by the whole idea of flowers having meaning. I once read about a Chinese emperor who sent thousands of peonies to a woman he loved. LISA: They represent love, and we have a love arrangement with peonies in it.LEE: I got married in the month of May because its when peonies are in bloom.

    What would you tell someone who is thinking about using floral arrange-ments to enhance their home dcor?LEE: Do something organic-looking and natural. Use it to diffuse color, to brighten up a home office or bedroom. Having fresh flowers or plants is a life force. You see a fresh flower and you get positive vibrations. Its a beau-tiful thing to have anywhere in the home. LISA: Put flowers in rooms where you always spend timethe kitchen, the dining room, somewhere you can always enjoy them. Use flowers that will last a while, like orchids, and put them in spaces youre always looking at.

    How has floral design evolved in the past 20 years, and what kinds of trends are you seeing now?LISA: Its evolved from loose flowers to tailored, modern arrangements with monochromatic looks. LEE: Youll see tones on tones. LISA: Silk botanicals are huge. They look so real now. Twenty years ago they didnt. Weve been able to create a lot of designs with silk; thats been fun for us.LEE: Succulent gardens are a big trend right now.LISA: Now weve moved into fall with-- LEE: Vibrant, rich oranges. LISA: We change seasons in the store. In a

    couple weeks were going to start seeing a lot of Christmas dcor and colors.LEE: Youll see a crisp, clean, white look with rich burgundy red-on-red tones. LISA: Whites going to be really big this year.

    Switching gears a bit, whats the most unusual order youve had?LISA: Weve had to send flowers to peoples birth-days and make them look withered and black, like they were dead. Black roses. Pretty funny!

    It sounds so Goth.LISA: Yeah, kind of Goth and macabre.

    On that note, where do you get inspiration for your designs?LISA: Its evolving. You might get it from nature. You might see something and kind of tweak it and make it your own.LEE: Also from traveling. We travel a lot and see things abroad and get inspired.LISA: The European shops are so beautiful. We were in Denmark and everything was avant-garde and

    modern. You have to tailor what you see so that it works well for your client. LEE: And our surroundings inspire us. We love coming to work and being able to see the ocean from here.

    Whats it like being sisters and working together every day? LEE: We bounce ideas off each other. We tell it to each other like it is with-out having to sugarcoat everything. We each have our own strengths and one of us may know how to deal with a certain customer better. Im not say-ing it isnt trying at times, particularly in these next two months when well be really busy, but for the most part were really lucky.

    What advice would you give to someone starting up a business now?LISA: Look at your market and see what youre good at. Look at your costs and expenses and crunch the numbers. Weve seen a lot of businesses come and go over the years and its disheartening because theyre wonderful businesses. Theyve been hit by the economy, but its all about going back to basics and doing what you do really well.

    If you had to describe your life philosophy in three words, what would they be?LISA: Lucky, lucky, lucky! We feel lucky and blessed. LEE: For sure.LISA: Blessed, lucky and grateful.

    It seems theres a lot more emphasis on gratitude these days.LEE: We opened up during a recession and people probably thought we were a little crazy, but you have to believe that you can do it.

    LISA: We were big into sports, and our coach at Mira Costa High School, Daelea Aldrich, was a huge influence. She instilled a belief in all these girls coming out of school that you could do anything. So we took that philosophy into our business. LEE: We never questioned whether wed be suc-cessful. Its all about a positive attitude.

  • Opportunity Knocks!Here is a unique opportunity to own a property with two separate homes in the SAND SECTION of Manhattan Beach

    Offered at $1,350,000

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    Builders and developersthis is a dream lot: large and flat!

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    205 20TH STREET, MANHATTAN BEACH

    WALK STREET BEACH COTTAGE

    OFFERED AT: $2,895,000

    Walk-Street Beach Cottage (approx. 8 houses from the Strand!). Highly Desirable Walk-Street Location on the North side of the street. Built in 1948, this 2 bedroom and 1.5 bath split-level home offers 1,096 sq. ft floor-plan that features a living room, diningarea, and separate den. The property also includes a detached Sun-Room and Walk-Street brick patio boasting Ocean Views.This is a great opportunity to build yourdream home!

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    1 bed & 1 bath /600 sq. ft. of living space Lot Size: 2,700 sq. ft. Lot Dimensions: 30 x 90 Zoning: MNRM Adjacent to Corner Location Offered at $1,479,000

    5 Blocks to BeachPotential for wonderful home site, lots are currently in a R-2 (2 unit multi family) zone.

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    CALL 310.546.7611 EXT 344WWW.JACKGILLESPIE.COM

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    742 33RD STREET, MANHATTAN BEACH Located in the highly sought-after Manhattan Beach Tree Section, this quality Cape-Cod inspired home is truly one of a kind. Enjoy 3,973 sq. ft. of living space in this tri-level home featuring a Gourmet Kitchen equipped with GE Professional & Viking appliances, a Formal Dining Room with a two-tiered coffered ceiling & wainscoting, Formal Living Room and Family Room plus a multifunc-tional Great Room with plenty of storage for media equipment or the like. The property features a spacious and playable land-scaped enclosed front yard, as well as a rear stone patio perfect for entertaining. There is also a 3-car garage, elegant White Oak floors, Granite and Marble throughout, crown molding, designer touches and so much more.

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    i ts the beginning of the football and holiday season. Everywhere houses are adorned with decorations and stores are full of seasonal must buys. But what makes this time of the year special is food, family, friends, and a glowing fire in the fireplace. Fireplaces are a focal point. They invite conversation and give the most timid guest a place to sit without stand-ing out. The smell of burning wood releases the tension between your shoulders and loosens the tightest jaw. Most people assume when they buy a house the look of the fireplace is permanent and they design their room around it. This is not true! Upgrading your fireplace is easy and can

    add value to your home. There are several different parts that make up a fireplace, but four areas that can change the overall look without major construction. They are the mantel, firebox, screen, and how you burn your fire.

    The mantel is not only the shelf area above the hearth; it is also the decorative sides of it. There are several types of mantels made from

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    stone, wood, brick, cement, and metal. Even though they look permanent, most mantels are attached to the outer part of the wall. It is not hard to remove and replace it. Most handy homeowners can take out a man-tel themselves. Depending on what you are planning to replace it with, installation can usually be done by you or the company you purchased your new mantel from. Play with different ideas when choosing. There are more than the traditional wood frames these days. A popular look is stone veneer. It can be placed around the hearth and up the wall, making your fireplace look larger and more dramatic. Marble or composite stone can be used in the same fashion for minimal modern sophistication. There are also stunning tiles made with texture that create eye-catching patterns, they can be attached to a raised boxed surface around the hearth or on the wall. Leave the tiles as they are or attach a thick wood or polished cement ledge across the fireplace opening for a more dramatic appearance. Look through magazines, books and on-line for ideas.

    The firebox is the inside of the fireplace where the fire burns. Many are made of brick. After time, especially with wood burning fires, the brick turns black, making it appear old and dirty. To remedy this, buy a pint of black high temperature paint from a fireplace or home improvement store. This special paint is made for the inside of your fireplace and can go on gas lines and fire grates. After brushing clean the brick, brush on the paint. It absorbs into the bricks leaving a smooth clean surface without show-ing brush strokes. The inside of your fireplace looks new and brings your attention to your glowing fire and not whats around it. Screens can add or take away from your fireplace design. Try changing it to create a new look. Darker colors make a screen disappear and keep your eye on the fire. Whereas a gold or silver toned screen will stand out and add to the design of your mantel. Glass screens provide a stylish appearance just beware of it becoming hot when burning a fire.

    Fireplaces burn with wood or gas; wood log fires smell great and give you the true feeling of man versus nature. Various types of wood smell dif-ferently, so you are not only seeing and hearing the crackling fire, but your sense of smell is engaged. But it can be time consuming and not always easy to get a warm fire going. Some people opt for a gas-burning fireplace instead of wood. You instantly have a roaring smokeless fire producing heat. The most commonly burned gas fires are with man-made logs. They are l made of ceramic and painted to look like branches from various trees. Try using a spe-cies that looks similar to trees surrounding your house.

    Decorative pans with glass or stone are a popular trend. The trays connect to your gas pipe the same way your fire logs do. When lit, the flame spreads along the top. It releases as much heat as the ceramic logs do and can add a modern or artsy look to your room.

    Upgrading the look of your old fireplace can add value and design intention to your home. It is a simple, yet overlooked improvement most times ignored. Whether you are using your fireplace for warmth or ambi-ence, consider these few tricks. Make your fireplace as good looking as the rest of your house.

    Amanda Coscina, [email protected]

    The fireplace makeover

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    Hip house party marks SouthBayDigs launch

    Guests arriving at the South Bay Digs launch party on Friday, Nov. 12 were greeted by a slice of quintessential South Bay beach lifean elegant, post-modern residence, a sunset worth Tweeting about and a food truck serving up made-to-order fish tacos and quesadillas. More than 100 real estate VIPs and local movers and shak-ers were on hand to kick off the magazine in style with live music, Argentine Malbec (among other libations) and self-guided tours of the Lawrence Harris Residence in Hermosa Beach, an Architectural Digest Editors Selection in October 2010, boast-ing a modern aesthetic with enviable ocean views. Partygoers enjoyed Justin Hopkins indie-folk rhythms while wander-ing through the homes spacious, linear interiors and multiple outdoor spaces. Props to our event sponsors; Wahoos Fish Tacos, REP Interactive, Brouwerij West, Eli Fairfield with Bank of America Home Loans and Gerard Bisignano of Peninsula Sothebys International Realty.

    Wing Lam, Wahoos Fish Taco & Warren Dow

    Pamela Corante-Hansen (r), South Bay Digs contributing writer, with husband Jim

    At left: Chris Plank (l), Shorewood Realtors &

    Warren Dow

    To right: Brian & Nick from Brouwerij West

    Hosts Gerard Bisignano (l) & Warren Dow Dow (l) & Steve Santos, Shorewood Realtors

    Ed Kaminsky, Shorewood Realtors & Warren Dow

    Maureen Megowan, RE/MAX PV Execs & Warren Dow

    Justin Hopkins keeps the party grooving

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    Live in Front Unit & Rent Back Two Units

    1817 W. 257th Street, Lomita

    Turn key triplex with lots of great features: front house has both front and back yards (back yard can be utilized for RV or boat parking, also), large living room with fireplace, large master bedroom with its own 3/4 bath and approx 1422 sq ft of living space. Duplex in rear with both units approx 900 sq ft each and 2 bd,1 bath. All units have interior laundry, new dual pane windows, new electri-cal, seller states copper plumbing.

    NO RENT CONTROL and LONG TERM TENANTS!

    Offered at $749,000www.1817west257th.com

    Mike BakerOffice 310-372-1234Cell 310-817-2345

    [email protected]

    Unbelievable Ocean Views on Half Acre!5052 Range Horse Lane, Rolling Hills Estates

    Bring your fussy buyers and they will be amazed! This turnkey 4 bedroom/2 bath home with guest house sits at the end of a cul-de-sac on a half-acre. Unbelievable viewsOcean, Queens Necklace and mountains!! This prop-erty has a park-like settingperfect for families or entertaining. Property also features a 2-car attached garage as well as a detached 15'x30' RV or boat garage with a work area. Home features hardwood floors, crown moulding, recessed lighting, tankless water heater, air conditioning, re-modeled baths, and more.

    Offered at $1,395,000www.5052rangehorselane.com

    Ultimate Manhattan Beach Lifestyle233 7th Street, Manhattan Beach

    This incredible home is the ultimate in living the Beach Lifestylean absolutely gorgeous South Manhat-tan Walkstreet Home with ameni-ties galore!! Starting with the most incredible ocean views from a roof top entertainment deck featuring a built-in spa tub built for 6, BBQ, sink and refrigerator. Three level home showcases Master Suite complete with fireplace, its own balcony, pri-vate sun room and entrance to the rooftop deck. With 3 spacious levels, 3884 sq feet of beach living, a 4-car garage and a 3-stop elevator, this home must been seen to be believed. Offered at $2,995,000

    www.233seventhstreet.com

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    Lily Liang, a top agent with Coldwell Banker for over 28 years, and one of the top agents in Palos Verdes has joined Peninsula Sothebys International Realty. Lilys professionalism, sincerity, honesty, pleasant presentation and hard work have earned her an outstanding reputation throughout the industry, says Rick Edler, owner of Peninsula Sothebys. Lily was attracted to Sothebys boutique office environment, Sothebys offers extraordinary marketing exposure and cache that no other company can match.

    Lily is a certified corporate Relocation Specialist, a Certi-fied Investment Specialist and an Interior Design Consultant. In addition, she has been a member of the Society of Excel-lence, the highest honor bestowed in her previous broker-age. Lily has also been a featured Agent or Super Agent listed in Forbes, Time and Los Angeles Magazine. Lily is also on

    the foundation board for LABioMed, raising funds for different projects and was nomi-nated as Business Woman of the Year by the South Bay Chinese Womens Association in 2009. Lily sponsors the Peninsula library and many other local organizations and is very active in the community.

    Lily has been involved with building and remodeling homes through the years. She has worked very closely with developers and architects and has had formal training in interior design and thoroughly enjoys shar-ing her knowledge and expertise in these areas. Lily is fluent in Chinese and has lived in countries in Asia and Europe and believes

    that her positions as an Investment Consultant and Vice President in the banking industry aid her in the success of marketing homes on the Peninsula.

    Lily and husband Michael Patton, an internationally renowned corporate tax attorney, reside in Palos Verdes Es-tates. To me, Palos Verdes is a great place to live not only for the present but also for the future. Daughter Jennifer has a Masters degree from Harvard University, while son Michael is attending Long Beach State University for his master degree.

    Lily currently has a fully furnished estate listed for sale with over 16,000 sq. ft., pool, tennis court, 6-car garage and lovely views for $10,999,000. She also has seven other list-ings in all different price categories.

    Lily can be reached at her Peninsula Sothebys Interna-tional Realty office located at 608 Silver Spur Rd. Rolling Hills Estates, at (310) 373-3333 or through her website at www.lilyliang.com.

    Lily Liange joins Peninsula Sothebys

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    Office 310.791.6022cell 310.292.229068 Malaga cove Plaza, Palos Verdes [email protected]

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    Jane Angel

    5391 Valley View Road Rancho Palos Verdesideally situated in the countrysidean enclave of only 30 homes in the highly desired Rancho Palos Verdes, this expansive home offers the utmost of everyday living and entertaining. large marble foyer leads into an inviting living room with high ceilings, new picture window, hardwood floors and fireplace. Main level includes a large family room with fireplace, delightful eat-in kitchen with breakfast bar, stainless appliances plus an oversized dining room with hardwood floors and enough space to accommodate a table for 12. Upstairs, the 3 bedrooms each has its own bath, while the luxurious master suite features a sitting area, his-and-hers walk-in closets, and bath with dual sinks. lower level includes 4th bedroom with bath, walk-in closet and extra storage. Resort-style backyard boasts both gazebo and hot tub.

    Offered at $1,525,000

    Executive Style Home

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    1215Granvia Altamira,, Palos Verdes Ests. 17,250 Sq. Ft. Lot~Totally Useable

    4 Bedrooms, 3 1/2 Baths ~ 2900 Sq. Ft.

    Granite Kitchen/Baths ~Air Conditioning Hardwood Floors ~ Crown Moldings!

    Circular Drive ~ Dining Deck across Back Overlooking Gated, Fenced & Private Yard, POOL & Play Areas!

    Carol Adams RE/MAX Hall of Fame

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    $1,549,000!

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    Stunning Italian Ocean Front 736 Esplanade Redondo Beach

    200 South Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach

    Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. DRE: 01139207

    This gorgeous home was custom built by the renowned Mark LaCharite and located on a large South-facing corner lot with stunning 180 views from Queens Necklace to Malibu and only steps to one of the most beautiful beaches and surf in the South Bay!Designer touches include: Appx. 4800 sq. ft., 5 large bedrooms, 6 bathrooms & 2 large offices, a 100 gallon-2 person Jacuzzi tub and an extra large Mr. Steam shower.

    1,000 Bottle temperature controlled wine cellar, NanaWall doors, 7 Plank Pecan Hand Distress Wood Floors, custom wrought iron and Jerusalem Limestone throughout the entire home.

    Full size, commercial Schindler elevator, large professional gym and a 4+ car garage.

    JUST REDUCED! $3,495,000

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    Remarkable Tuscan Estate Custom built in 2004, this fabulous property boasts magnificent design appointments beginning with 25 ft. ceilings in the grand foyer, wrought iron staircase, luxurious chandelier and Walnut hardwood floors. This Entertainers delight features an impressive Gourmet Kitchen including twin Sub-zero refrigerators, Viking 6-burner cook top with hood,

    2 Bosch dishwashers, granite counters, custom cabinetry, walk-in pantry, breakfast nook eating area, formal living, dining and family rooms complete with wood-burning fireplaces. Master bedroom boasts city-light views, private balcony, walk-in

    closet, a large master bath with travertine floors, dual sinks, hand crafted cabinets, marble Jacuzzi tub and separate shower. French doors from downstairs lead to travertine tiled entertainment patio with stairs leading to the resort-like backyard featuring sparkling pool and spa, built-in BBQ with granite counters, outdoor fireplace and lush landscaped yard perfect for recreation and relaxation.

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    Single-family homeshERMOSa BEaCh 90254 Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010Median List Price $1,299,000asking Price per square Foot $622average days on Market 149Percent of Properties with Price decrease 59%Percent Relisted (reset doM) 16%Percent Flip (price increase) 0%Median house size (sq ft) 2,472Median Lot size (sq ft) Less than 4,500Median Number of bedrooms 3.9Median Number of bathrooms 2.6

    ManhaTTan BEaCh 90266 Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010Median List Price $1,587,000asking Price per square Foot $671average days on Market 126Percent of Properties with Price decrease 38%Percent Relisted (reset doM) 9%Percent Flip (price increase) 4%Median house size (sq ft) 2,952Median Lot size (sq ft) Less than 4,500Median Number of bedrooms 4.0Median Number of bathrooms 2.8

    PalOS vERDES ESTaTES 90274 Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010Median List Price $1,799,000asking Price per square Foot $569average days on Market 91Percent of Properties with Price decrease 43%Percent Relisted (reset doM) 11%Percent Flip (price increase) 8%Median house size (sq ft) 3,557Median Lot size 0.25-0.50 acreMedian Number of bedrooms 4.0Median Number of bathrooms 3.0

    RanChO PalOS vERDES 90275 Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010Median List Price $1,239,000asking Price per square Foot $462average days on Market 129Percent of Properties with Price decrease 45%Percent Relisted (reset doM) 9%Percent Flip (price increase) 3%Median house size (sq ft) 2,572Median Lot size 0.25-0.50 acreMedian Number of bedrooms 4.0Median Number of bathrooms 2.5

    REDOnDO BEaCh 90277 Sunday, November 14, 2010Median List Price $1,080,000asking Price per square Foot $501average days on Market 160Percent of Properties with Price decrease 49%Percent Relisted (reset doM) 18%Percent Flip (price increase) 3%Median house size (sq ft) 2,176Median Lot size (sq ft) 4,501-6,500Median Number of bedrooms 4.0Median Number of bathrooms 2.0

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    NiNa Michaels310.318.0413

    Manhattan Village Resident 20 years CRSBroker DRE #00727210

    [email protected] ManhattanVillage.net

    Your opportunity to live in the South Bays most prestigious, private, gated community

    Manhattan VillageThe Place to Live

    Minutes to the beach Community pools & spas Bike & jogging paths Walking distance from mall with restaurants, shops, movies & more

    Lushly landscaped open areas Golf course adjacent Private tennis club adjacent Private entrance to quality shopping

    Conveniently located!Minutes to the 405, Century Freeway, LAX & the Green Line

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    $1,299,000 $1,599,000 $1,149,000 $799,000

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    3 bdrms, over 2,000 sqft

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    Ocean View Mediterranean Style Masterpiece!515 Sapphire Redondo Beach

    5 bdrm | 4 bth | ~3868sqft.(buyer to verify) | Large Roof DeckWith utmost attention to detail and elegance rarely seen in the South Bay, this amazing home utilizes only the finest materials blending both grace and charm with a modern sensibility. Ocean & PV views surround the superior designs that accencuate the passage of light to interiors, providing a feeling of serenity and openness while maintaing the privacy of each room. Features in-clude elegant entry with vaulted ceiling, architec-tural arches, spiral staircase, beautiful hardwood / travertine floors and huge gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless steel applianc-es. A first impression you will never forget!

    Offered at $1,629,000

    Great Home in Beautiful Hermosa Hills!1126 1st Place Hermosa Beach

    4 bdrm | 2.5 bth | ~2104 Sqft. (buyer to verify)This sought after area of Hermosa Beach is in a great neighborhood located in the distinguished Hermosa Beach School District. Remodeled 4 bedrooms and 2.5 bath home with approx. 2,104 sq.ft (buyer to verify.) The open floor plan features designer touches including recessed lighting, cathedral ceilings, newer fixtures, skylights, and hardwood floors. Brand new kitchen with granite counter tops and extra storage cabinets. Extra large master suite with ocean and city views. Lo-cated near the beautiful beaches, entertainment, restaurants and shopping.

    Offered at $829,000

    Ultimate Beach Lifestyle One Block to Beach!616 S Broadway #A Redondo Beach

    3 bdrm | 2.5 bth + Library | ~2407 Sqft. (buyer to verify)Breathtaking sunset views are yours in this bright and airy home with designer touches throughout. Spiral staircase leads up to the elegant living area with gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, hickory cabinets, hard-wood floors and a formal dining area with French doors leading to private deck. The over sized master suite features a fireplace, walk-in-close, his or her bathroom complete with Jacuzzi tub and walk in shower. Located on the best 2-block stretch of South Broadway with extra wide streets and a short block to the beach.

    Offered at $1,175,000

    Jeannie Penner-MoreRealtor / Loan Consultant

    [email protected] www.JeanniesHomes.comDRE: 01076415

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  • Gerard Bisignano is a life-long resident of the South Bay. He has been selling luxury real estate in our coastal community for over 19 years. He has been a consistent top producer and in 2009 became a partner/owner with Peninsula Sothebys. He received his MBA from Loyola Marymount University and served eight years on the Redondo Beach City Council. His marketing efforts have produced two homes named L.A. Times Home of the Week and he has been featured several times on NBCs Open House Los Angeles. He has marketed one of the highest priced homes ever listed on the Manhattan Beach Strand and is known for being a top agent for luxury real estate from Manhattan Beach to the Palos Verdes Peninsula.

    1600 The Strand, Manhattan Beach

    Grandieur Embodied. First time to market. Ray Kappe Design-His designs evince a mastery of warm, modern spaces, clearly expressed construction systems, and environmental sensitivity.Situated on a prime Strand north cor-ner and a 1 minute walk to downtown. Built prior to current codes, allowing for a rare rooftop pool, expansive top decks and over 5200 sq feet. Floor to ceiling windows allow panoramic whitewater views from PV to Malibu. Concrete, steel and stone, this contemporary masterpiece is accessed through a pivoting sculpted stainless steel door. Downstairs is a Strand level media room and 2 glass enclosed bedrooms. Entry level has the kitchen, dining area, huge granite bar and a wine room. Top living level has the master bedroom and spa quality bath. Stairways lead to the rooftop pool and expansive entertainment outdoor area. Rounded and angeled, this home embraces the coastline. This home has 3 large open fireplaces-a Kappe signature- 3 car garage and an elevator to the roof.

    $13,500,000

    1956 Hermosa Avenue, Hermosa Beach

    Your classic Beach Home with unobstructable PV to Malibu ocean and whitewater views, a stones throw to the sand and walking distance to both downtown Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach. Big views, decks, lots of light and a back yard. Up-graded, clean, bright and charming with good sized kitchen, dining area and living room with expan-sive views. Classic Spanish tile in the bathrooms and backyard jacuzzi, fireplaces in the master bedroom and living room, backyard area with land-scape and tiled jacuzzi, balcony off the kitchen and marvelous ocean view entertainment deck. Home has been lovingly maintained, has hardwood floors throughout and a large 2 car garage currently used as an office. The home is situated directly across the 20th street walkstreet so you look straight down to the sand.

    $1,399,000

    3137 Barkentine Rd., Rancho Palos Verdes

    Architecturally significant home by noted Mid Century Modern architect Foster Rhodes Jackson. Situated at the end of a cul-de-sac and next to the nature preserve, this home offers amazing privacy and views. Large glass walls expose expansive views of the ocean, Catalina, bluffs, white water, canyon and nature preserve from all rooms(no power lines or poles). There is a state of the art tracking solar system that can cover most power needs, a large garage, parking pad and extra parking on the street. Viking kitchen, automatic awnings, new baths, A/C. Awesome location, out of the slide zone and situated in an area considered to have the best weather in Palos Verdes. Walk to the beach or hike the many nature preserve trails. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, fireplace, modern interior and view decks. Den/office could be 4th bedroom and has a closet. Jackson was a fellow under Frank Lloyd Wright and reveals this inspiration through the richness of his organic and awe inspiring design.

    $1,599,000

    24 8th Street, Hermosa Beach

    Fantastic new contemporary home in the heart of downtown Hermosa just two doors from the strand and sand, Gourmet kitchen with walk-pantry comes complete with commercial Viking applianc-es, granite counter tops, custom cabinets and hard wood floors. This home is equipped with elevator, beautiful decks including one on the roof which is engineered and ready for a spa and BBQ to enjoy the city and whitewater views. Spacious open floor plan, living room with fireplace, master has a walk-in closet, large his/her bath, jacuzzi tub. House is wired for stereo, alarm as well as high speed inter-

    net (CATS). Hermosa Beach living at its best!

    $2,595,000

    3410 Hermosa Avenue, Hermosa Beach

    Architectural Digests Editors Selection October 2010. A masterpiece in art & living. These worlds meld in this testament to post modern design. An early work by the internationally acclaimed Morphosis design team, Thom Mayne & Michael Rotondi, this blending of stainless steel, concrete & natural elements combine to create a stunning home of epic architectural significance. Featured in the New York Times, this 4000+ square foot home has 4 levels with living room, dining room & kitchen all situated on the top floor to take full ad-vantage of the spectacular ocean/coastline views. The entrance opens to a 3-story, semi-circular atrium. 2 sets of stairs trace a path through the structure that has an elevator, 3 bedrooms, a wine cellar, 2 fireplaces & a family room. Unobstructed ocean views from PV to Malibu, home has been called the tallest home in Hermosa Beach.

    $3,495,000

    Artfully Representing Estates of Epic Architectural Significance

    NavigatingtheRealEstatemarketcanbechallengingduringtheseuncertaintimes.AsapartnerwithPeninsulaSothebysInternationalRealtyIcanofferyouunsurpassedexposureandexperienceinthemarketingofyourhomeorwhenrepresentingyouinthepurchaseofahome.Pleasecallmeonmycellphoneat(310)990-4727.GerardBisignano

    Gerard BisignanoPeninsula Sothebys International Realty

    Cell: 310-990-4727Office: 310-376-6004

    7 Sea Cove Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes

    Great opportunity to purchase a rare coastal lot with plans for a 4000 square foot Marmol Radziner contemporary design home with 100 feet of frontage. Lot is across the street from the coastline. Lot is over 10,000 square feet and offers awesome ocean and coastline views. Sea Cove is a highly desirable street filled with some of Palos Verdes most desirable homes and has a private path to the beach and coastal tide pools. Close proximity to Terranea Resort, Abalone Cove, Portuguese Bend Club and Shoreline Park. Build home as a primary residence or a second home. Home across the street is said to be Frank Lloyd Wrights last residential project. Land directly across the street is not buildable allowing for unblockable views. Buyer and buyers agent to verify all information. Seller is open to a joint venture for spec project.

    $775,000

    Peninsulasir.com | [email protected] DRE: 01116110

  • Gerard Bisignano is a life-long resident of the South Bay. He has been selling luxury real estate in our coastal community for over 19 years. He has been a consistent top producer and in 2009 became a partner/owner with Peninsula Sothebys. He received his MBA from Loyola Marymount University and served eight years on the Redondo Beach City Council. His marketing efforts have produced two homes named L.A. Times Home of the Week and he has been featured several times on NBCs Open House Los Angeles. He has marketed one of the highest priced homes ever listed on the Manhattan Beach Strand and is known for being a top agent for luxury real estate from Manhattan Beach to the Palos Verdes Peninsula.

    1600 The Strand, Manhattan Beach

    Grandieur Embodied. First time to market. Ray Kappe Design-His designs evince a mastery of warm, modern spaces, clearly expressed construction systems, and environmental sensitivity.Situated on a prime Strand north cor-ner and a 1 minute walk to downtown. Built prior to current codes, allowing for a rare rooftop pool, expansive top decks and over 5200 sq feet. Floor to ceiling windows allow panoramic whitewater views from PV to Malibu. Concrete, steel and stone, this contemporary masterpiece is accessed through a pivoting sculpted stainless steel door. Downstairs is a Strand level media room and 2 glass enclosed bedrooms. Entry level has the kitchen, dining area, huge granite bar and a wine room. Top living level has the master bedroom and spa quality bath. Stairways lead to the rooftop pool and expansive entertainment outdoor area. Rounded and angeled, this home embraces the coastline. This home has 3 large open fireplaces-a Kappe signature- 3 car garage and an elevator to the roof.

    $13,500,000

    1956 Hermosa Avenue, Hermosa Beach

    Your classic Beach Home with unobstructable PV to Malibu ocean and whitewater views, a stones throw to the sand and walking distance to both downtown Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach. Big views, decks, lots of light and a back yard. Up-graded, clean, bright and charming with good sized kitchen, dining area and living room with expan-sive views. Classic Spanish tile in the bathrooms and backyard jacuzzi, fireplaces in the master bedroom and living room, backyard area with land-scape and tiled jacuzzi, balcony off the kitchen and marvelous ocean view entertainment deck. Home has been lovingly maintained, has hardwood floors throughout and a large 2 car garage currently used as an office. The home is situated directly across the 20th street walkstreet so you look straight down to the sand.

    $1,399,000

    3137 Barkentine Rd., Rancho Palos Verdes

    Architecturally significant home by noted Mid Century Modern architect Foster Rhodes Jackson. Situated at the end of a cul-de-sac and next to the nature preserve, this home offers amazing privacy and views. Large glass walls expose expansive views of the ocean, Catalina, bluffs, white water, canyon and nature preserve from all rooms(no power lines or poles). There is a state of the art tracking solar system that can cover most power needs, a large garage, parking pad and extra parking on the street. Viking kitchen, automatic awnings, new baths, A/C. Awesome location, out of the slide zone and situated in an area considered to have the best weather in Palos Verdes. Walk to the beach or hike the many nature preserve trails. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, fireplace, modern interior and view decks. Den/office could be 4th bedroom and has a closet. Jackson was a fellow under Frank Lloyd Wright and reveals this inspiration through the richness of his organic and awe inspiring design.

    $1,599,000

    24 8th Street, Hermosa Beach

    Fantastic new contemporary home in the heart of downtown Hermosa just two doors from the strand and sand, Gourmet kitchen with walk-pantry comes complete with commercial Viking applianc-es, granite counter tops, custom cabinets and hard wood floors. This home is equipped with elevator, beautiful decks including one on the roof which is engineered and ready for a spa and BBQ to enjoy the city and whitewater views. Spacious open floor plan, living room with fireplace, master has a walk-in closet, large his/her bath, jacuzzi tub. House is wired for stereo, alarm as well as high speed inter-

    net (CATS). Hermosa Beach living at its best!

    $2,595,000

    3410 Hermosa Avenue, Hermosa Beach

    Architectural Digests Editors Selection October 2010. A masterpiece in art & living. These worlds meld in this testament to post modern design. An early work by the internationally acclaimed Morphosis design team, Thom Mayne & Michael Rotondi, this blending of stainless steel, concrete & natural elements combine to create a stunning home of epic architectural significance. Featured in the New York Times, this 4000+ square foot home has 4 levels with living room, dining room & kitchen all situated on the top floor to take full ad-vantage of the spectacular ocean/coastline views. The entrance opens to a 3-story, semi-circular atrium. 2 sets of stairs trace a path through the structure that has an elevator, 3 bedrooms, a wine cellar, 2 fireplaces & a family room. Unobstructed ocean views from PV to Malibu, home has been called the tallest home in Hermosa Beach.

    $3,495,000

    Artfully Representing Estates of Epic Architectural Significance

    NavigatingtheRealEstatemarketcanbechallengingduringtheseuncertaintimes.AsapartnerwithPeninsulaSothebysInternationalRealtyIcanofferyouunsurpassedexposureandexperienceinthemarketingofyourhomeorwhenrepresentingyouinthepurchaseofahome.Pleasecallmeonmycellphoneat(310)990-4727.GerardBisignano

    Gerard BisignanoPeninsula Sothebys International Realty

    Cell: 310-990-4727Office: 310-376-6004

    7 Sea Cove Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes

    Great opportunity to purchase a rare coastal lot with plans for a 4000 square foot Marmol Radziner contemporary design home with 100 feet of frontage. Lot is across the street from the coastline. Lot is over 10,000 square feet and offers awesome ocean and coastline views. Sea Cove is a highly desirable street filled with some of Palos Verdes most desirable homes and has a private path to the beach and coastal tide pools. Close proximity to Terranea Resort, Abalone Cove, Portuguese Bend Club and Shoreline Park. Build home as a primary residence or a second home. Home across the street is said to be Frank Lloyd Wrights last residential project. Land directly across the street is not buildable allowing for unblockable views. Buyer and buyers agent to verify all information. Seller is open to a joint venture for spec project.

    $775,000

    Peninsulasir.com | [email protected] DRE: 01116110

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