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    Find your place.

    Nvemer 19, 2010

    Custom Masterpieceon the Esplanade Waterfrontin Redondo BeachOffered by Jack Gillespie & Ted Craddock,

    South Bay BrokersCheck the details on p6




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    Nearly Completed

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    121 9th Street,Manhattan Beach

    Contemporary oceanviewmasterpiece, one house fromthe Strand on one of the mostdesirable south-of-the-pierwalkstreets. Designed by MichaelLee and Associates and developedby Villa dArte Development,features include 4 bedrooms, 4baths, huge indoor-outdoor deckand unblockable panaoramic,sand and whitewater views.


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    Hill Section Family Home

    952 11th Street, Manhattan Beach

    This gorgeous home built in the Spanish Revival

    style by Sexton Homes and customized by thecurrent owner during construction sits on a 50 X150 lot and offers a stunning one-of-a-kind oorplan with dramatic interior space.

    Nearly 5,100 square eet o living space

    5 Bedrooms 4.5 Baths

    Soaring 2-story living room

    Additional upstairs Family Room(could be 6th bedroom)

    Magnifcent master suite with South acinglounging deck overlooking the yard

    Opulent master bath with steam showerand custom deco tiles

    Built in 2004 but looks brand new REALLY!

    3-car attached garage

    Offered at $2,495,122

    See all the listings

    Gorgeous, Remodeled Townhome

    617 Crest, Manhattan Beach

    This impeccably appointed detached Townhome

    is ideally located just 3 blocks to the beach anddowntown, south of the Pier. The owner has justcompleted a total transformation of style to acontemporary beach house, utilizing the open oorplan to create an entertainers oceanview showplace.

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

    3 Bedrooms, including large master suite withsteam shower, spa tub, and custom walk-incloset

    3 BathsEach bedroom has its own brandnew zen modern bath

    Nearly 2,300 square eet o living space.

    The brand new upper level is light, bright andairy, with a center island design that is perector large gatherings

    Spacious ocean view deck

    A 200-year-old beam orms the mantel or thestacked stone freplace

    Spacious 2-car garage.

    Specially Priced at $2,095,122

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    Take a seat.Ill do the rest.

    PVAgent.comWeb blog:

    Maureen Megowan3 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,

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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 solutions

    one Customer at a time.


    Jack Gillespie

    Broker DRE#00426498


    [email protected]

    Ted craddock

    Realtor DRE#01753302


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    807 EsplanadER B

    Ifnte ViewsInspired by the Inn at Santa Marina in Mykonos,Greece, this 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath custom-builtmasterpiece on the splanade 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.


    PricE uPon rEquEst

    PBSER Warren J dwCRETvE DRECTOR Leenn Neln


    Pamela Crane-hanen, [email protected] Ccna, [email protected] Bay Digs, 2554 Via Tejon, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

    Ofce: 310-373-0142 Fax: 310-373-3493 Twitter: @SouthBayDigs

    South Bay Digs magazine is published every other Friday by m3 Media, LLC. Reproduction in any form or by any means is strictly prohibitedwithout the prior written consent from m3 Media LLC. The Publisher and advertisers are not responsible or liable for misinformation, misprints, ortypographical errors. All advertised properties are subject t o prior sale or withdrawal without notice. Real estate advertised in this publication issubject 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 thispublication 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 sendyour letters to the Publisher at 2554 Via Tejon, Palos Verdes Estates, CA. 90274 or via email to [email protected] Please include yourname and contact information. Letters may be published and we r eserve the right to edit.


    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 r eserved.

    On The Coer 6Custom masterpiece on the Esplanade with innite views in RedondoBeach, offered by Jack Gillespie & Ted Craddock, South Bay Brokers

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

    Publishers Muse Values 8

    Feature Prole 14Meet Manhattan Beach business owners Lisa Gallien and LeeHoven-Bakos of Growing Wild in A oral fable of success.

    Spaces 20Warm your soul with a The Fireplace Makeover.

    umbers Trends in the local real estate market. 30

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

    whats inside

    B OF MERCVcr samaan . . . . . . . . . . . 6

    BEC CT BROERSgar Elmnf . . . . . . . . . . 27

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    OO! 83-foot wide lot Panoramic views 2.5 Lots right on the water 10 Units

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    Kerry DawsonSelling the South Bay since 1991!


    DRE: 01024016 [email protected]

    Coming in early 2011

    Manhattan Village, upgraded Plan 2, court homewith views o trees rom all windows.

    Located in the prestigious HillSection o Manhattan Beach this

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    ers the ultimate in indoor-outdoor

    living. This nearly 3,000 sq.t.

    home has our bedrooms, two ull

    baths, two hal baths and a 500

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    entertaining and dining alresco!

    Top foor is a great room withbeautiul hardwood foors, living

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    stunningCatalina, coastline,ocean & city views!

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

    This home is in move-in condition

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    Just a short walk downtown and to the pier.

    Gary E. LaTouretteReal Estate Consultant


    62 Malaga Cove Plaza

    Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

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    Warren Buffet once said Price is what you pay. Value iswhat 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 specic

    property or other advertised offering. Were creating

    the South Bays only online real estate directory at 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 prole on Growing Wild, a localoral 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 re and warm your

    soul. Enjoy

    Warren J Dow, [email protected]












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    Community. Strength. Independence.

    Shorewood Realtors is one o the top fve largest

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    Growing Wild

    A oral ableo success

    By Pamela Corante-Hansen

    once upon a time, two axen-haired twin sisterswith Pepperdine degrees and a knack for beachvolleyball 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 oral 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 oral creations and silk botanicals. South BayDigs spent a sunny Southern California morning with Lisa Gallien and Lee

    Hoven-Bakos, the founders and joint creative force behind the fairy-tale

    ower shop where happily ever after happens every day.

    SOUTH BAY DIGS: Your shop is gorgeous. Tell me how

    you decided to become forists.

    LISA: Weve loved doing arts and crafts since we were

    little. My dad would take us to the ower 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 outof our house. And soon we were able to open up a retail


    Some forists ocus exclusively on a particular niche, such as weddings.

    Whats your specialty?

    LISA: We have a lot of corporate clients, but we do owers 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 andhelp them decorate. For fall and Christmas, well do mantles

    LEE: 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

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    Growing Wildcontinued from page 14

    custom arrangements to fresh owers 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 dierence.

    LEE: We have amazing employees who have

    kept the continuity going in the store. Some ofthem 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 ower has a meaning, and weve beendoing a lot of research on which combinations

    of owers have a particular signicance. Weve

    designed arrangements to attract certain at-


    LEE: One of them is an arrangement for wealth,

    so we include owers 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 ascinated by the whole idea o fowers having meaning. I once read

    about a Chinese emperor who sent thousands o peonies to a woman he


    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


    What would you tell someone who is thinking about using foral arrange-

    ments to enhance their home dcor?

    LEE: Do something organic-looking and natural. Use it to diffuse color, tobrighten up a home ofce or bedroom. Having fresh owers or plants is a

    life force. You see a fresh ower and you get positive vibrations. Its a beau-

    tiful thing to have anywhere in the home.

    LISA: Put owers in rooms where you always spend timethe kitchen, the

    dining room, somewhere you can always enjoy them. Use owers that will

    last a while, like orchids, and put them in spaces youre always looking at.

    How has foral design evolved in the past 20 years, and what kinds o

    trends are you seeing now?

    LISA: Its evolved from loose owers to tailored, modern arrangements withmonochromatic 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 owers 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 or your


    LISA: Its evolving. You might get it from nature. You

    might see something and kind of tweak it and makeit 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 wonderfulbusinesses. Theyve been hit by the economy, but its all about going back to

    basics and doing what you do really well.

    I you had to describe your lie 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

    inuence. 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.

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    Opportunity Knocks!Here is a unique opportunity to owna property with two separate homesin the SAND SECTION of Manhattan Beach

    Offered at$1,350,000

    Buyer to verify existing zoning lot and building square footage.

    Rachel EzraBroker AssociateDream it See it Achieve it! Where the Beach is your home.

    Direct 310.400.0297Ofce: 310.546.7561x407Fax: 310.546.6097

    [email protected]


    2 separate homes on a huge 40' x 90'street to alley RM lotBeach cottage has 2 bedrooms and

    2 bathrooms with 1,414 sq.ft.

    Back house is a 1,268 sq. ft. loft2 car garage and 2 carportsOnly 4 blocks to ocean sand and surfGreat starter home for a family:

    located only1 block from renownedGrandview Elementary School

    Walk to restaurants shops anddowntown Manhattan Beach

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

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    18 south by digs | 11.19.10



    OFFERED AT: $2,895,000

    Walk-Street Beach Cottage (approx. 8

    houses from the Strand!). Highly Desirable

    Walk-Street Location on the North side ofthe 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, dining

    area, 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 your

    dream home!



    DRE # 00426498

    [email protected]

    JACK GILLESPIEExperience is Everything


    1 bed & 1 bath /600 sq. ft. of living


    Lot Size: 2,700 sq. ft. Lot Dimensions: 30 x 90

    Zoning: MNRM

    Adjacent to Corner Location

    Offered at $1,479,000

    5Blocks to Beach

    Potential for wonderful home site, lots arecurrently in a R-2 (2 unit multi family)zone.



    www.3 1923r dPl.c om www.23 15AlmaAv

    3 bedroom & 2 bath home/2,022 sq. ft.

    of living space

    Lot Size: 5,400 sq. ft. Lot Dimensions: 90 x 60

    Zoning: MNRM

    Double Lot

    Corner Location

    Offered at $2,895,000


    (1) 319 23rd PlaceMANHATTAN BEACH

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    DRE # 00426498

    [email protected]




    BATHS: 5.5

    SQ. FT:3,973PRICE: $2,449,000

    JACK GILLESPIEExperience is Everything

    742 33RD STREET, MANHATTAN BEACHLocated 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.

    t d b i k t d t l E th h th l k t

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    20 south by digs | 11.19.10

    its the beginning of the football and holiday season. Everywhere housesare adorned with decorations and stores are full of seasonal mustbuys. But what makes this time of the year special is food, family, friends,

    and a glowing re in the replace. 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 replace is permanent and they design their

    room around it. This is not true! Upgrading your replace is easy and can

    add value to your home. There areseveral different parts that make

    up a replace, but four areas that

    can change the overall look without

    major construction. They are the

    mantel, rebox, screen, and how you

    burn your re.

    The mantel is not only the shelf

    area above the hearth; it is also the

    decorative sides of it. There areseveral types of mantels made from



    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 yourreplace 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 replace opening for a more dramatic appearance. Look

    through magazines, books and on-line for ideas.

    The rebox is the inside of the replace where the re burns. Many

    are made of brick. After time, especially with wood burning res, the brick

    turns black, making it appear old and dirty. To remedy this, buy a pint of

    black high temperature paint from a replace or home improvement store.

    This special paint is made for the inside of your replace and can go on

    gas lines and re 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 replace looks new and brings your

    attention to your glowing re and not whats around it. Screens can add

    or take away from your replace design. Try changing it to create a new

    look. Darker colors make a screen disappear and keep your eye on the re.

    Whereas a gold or silver toned screen will stand out and add to the designof your mantel. Glass screens provide a stylish appearance just beware of

    it becoming hot when burning a re.

    Fireplaces burn with wood or gas; wood log res 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 re, but your

    sense of smell is engaged. But it can be time consuming and not always

    easy to get a warm re going. Some people opt for a gas-burning replace

    instead of wood. You instantly have a roaring smokeless re producing

    heat. The most commonly

    burned gas res 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 toyour gas pipe the same way

    your re logs do. When lit, the

    ame 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 replace can add value and design

    intention to your home. It is a simple, yet overlooked improvement most

    times ignored. Whether you are using your replace for warmth or ambi-

    ence, consider these few tricks. Make your replace as good looking as the

    rest of your house. Amanda Coscina, [email protected]




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    22 south by digs | 11.19.10

    Hip house party marksSouthBayDigs

    launchGuests arriving at the South Bay Digslaunch party on Friday, Nov. 12 weregreeted 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

    sh 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, linearinteriors and multiple outdoor spaces.

    Props to our event sponsors; Wahoos Fish

    Tacos, REP Interactive, Brouwerij West,

    Eli Faireld 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 Digscontributing 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,


    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 replace, largemaster 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.



    Offered at $749,

    Mike BakerOfce 310-372-1234

    Cell 310-817-2345

    [email protected]

    Unbelievable OceanViews 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, QueensNecklace 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 oors, crown

    moulding, recessed lighting, tankless

    water heater, air conditioning, re-

    modeled baths, and more.Offered at $1,395,000

    Ultimate ManhattanBeach Lifestyle

    233 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 replace, 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,

    Lil Liange

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    Lily Liang, a top agent with Coldwell Banker for over 28years, and one of the top agents in Palos Verdes hasjoined 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 ofce

    environment, Sothebys offers extraordinary marketing

    exposure and cache that no other company can match.

    Lily is a certied corporate Relocation Specialist, a Certi-

    ed 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

    inForbes, Time andLos 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 theSouth 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 uent 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 aMasters 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 ofce located at 608 Silver Spur Rd. Rolling

    Hills Estates, at (310) 373-3333 or through her website at

    Lily Liangejoins PeninsulaSothebys


    533 24th Street

    Manhattan Beach


    2640 Hermosa Avenue #5Hermosa Beach


    Visit my website

    for virtual tours!

    CFE Member

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    Offic 310.791.6022c 310.292.229068 Malaga cove Plaza, Palos Verdes states

    [email protected]

    International Sterling Society

    Jane Angel

    5391 Valley View Road Rancho Palos Verdesideally stuated n the countrysdean enlave o only 30 homes n the

    hghly desred Ranho Palos Verdes, ths expansve home oers the utmost

    o everyday lvng and entertanng. arge marble oyer leads nto an nvtng

    lvng room wth hgh elngs, new pture wndow, hardwood oors and

    replae. Man level nludes a large amly room wth replae, delghtul

    eat-n kthen wth breakast bar, stanless applanes plus an overszed dnng

    room wth hardwood oors and enough spae to aommodate a table or 12.Upstars, the 3 bedrooms eah has ts own bath, whle the luxurous master

    sute eatures a sttng area, hs-and-hers walk-n losets, and bath wth dual

    snks. ower level nludes 4th bedroom wth bath, walk-n loset and extra

    storage. Resort-style bakyard boasts both gazebo and hot tub.

    Ofered at $1,525,000

    Executive Style Home


    my wings

    every day!


    4,500square feet!

    (buyer to verify)






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    26 south by digs | 11.19.10

    1215Granvia Altamira,, Palos Verde s 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 AdamsRE/MAX Hall of Fame



    For Virtual Tour!

    DRE# 00806559

    Priced to Sell at.$1,549,000!

    St i It li O F t

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    Gary ElminoufEmail: [email protected] Direct: 310-292-0332 Ofce: 310-543-3536 x300

    Stunning Italian Ocean Front 736 Esplanade Redondo Beach

    200 South Pacifc Coast Highway, Redondo Beach

    Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. DRE: 01139207

    Tis 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 oces,

    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 EstateCustom built in 2004, this fabulous property boasts

    magnicent design appointments beginning with

    25 ft. ceilings in the grand foyer, wrought iron

    staircase, luxurious chandelier and Walnut hardwood

    oors. 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, diningand family rooms complete

    with wood-burning replaces.

    Master bedroom boasts city-light

    views, private balcony, walk-in

    closet, a large master bath with travertine oors,

    dual sinks, hand crafted cabinets, marble Jacuzzi tub

    and separate shower. French doors from downstairs

    lead to travertine tiled entertainment patio withstairs leading to the resort-like backyard featuring

    sparkling pool and spa, built-in BBQ with granite

    counters, outdoor replace and lush landscaped yard

    perfect for recreation and relaxation.

    Fr mre n, v





    I have a qualifed, all-cash buyer

    who wants a home

    in or near Malaga Cove

    with a Queens Necklace ocean view.

    I you are thinking o selling,

    either now or in the near uture,

    please contact me.

    63 Malaga Cove PlazaPalos Verdes Estates


    [email protected]


    This weeks real-time

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    30 south by digs | 11.19.10

    524 S. Pacifc Coast Hwy,

    Redondo Beach 90277

    For LeaseReady or Beauty Salon and Spa

    FREEWeekly Commercial Real Estate Classes!

    For more inormation call 1-800-819-7191

    or visit

    Aurelio Mattucci


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    Sea Breeze Plaza

    1926 S. Pacifc Coast Hwy,

    Redondo Beach


    1300 Pacifc Coast Hwy,

    Redondo Beach


    Ofce and Retail

    116 S. Catalina Ave,

    Redondo Beach 90277

    Executive ofce suites

    2041 Pacifc Coast Hwy. Suite B, Lomita, CA 90717

    326 S. Pacifc Coast Hwy,

    Redondo Beach 90277

    New! Executive Ofce Suites

    Only three spaces available

    Retail/Ofce, 2001,000 Sq.t.














    market stats...Single-amily homes

    ERMOS BEC 90254 Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010Mean L Prce $1,299,000

    kn Prce per sqare F $622verae da n Marke 149Percen Prpere w Prce decreae 59%Percen Rele (ree doM) 16%Percen Flp (prce ncreae) 0%Mean he sze (q ) 2,472Mean L sze (q ) Le an 4,500Mean Nmer berm 3.9Mean Nmer barm 2.6

    MTT BEC 90266 Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010

    Mean L Prce $1,587,000kn Prce per sqare F $671verae da n Marke 126Percen Prpere w Prce decreae 38%Percen Rele (ree doM) 9%Percen Flp (prce ncreae) 4%Mean he sze (q ) 2,952Mean L sze (q ) Le an 4,500Mean Nmer berm 4.0Mean Nmer barm 2.8

    POS vERDES ESTTES 90274 Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010Mean L Prce $1,799,000kn Prce per sqare F $569verae da n Marke 91Percen Prpere w Prce decreae 43%Percen Rele (ree doM) 11%Percen Flp (prce ncreae) 8%Mean he sze (q ) 3,557Mean L sze 0.25-0.50 acreMean Nmer berm 4.0Mean Nmer barm 3.0

    RCO POS vERDES 90275 Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010Mean L Prce $1,239,000kn Prce per sqare F $462verae da n Marke 129Percen Prpere w Prce decreae 45%Percen Rele (ree doM) 9%Percen Flp (prce ncreae) 3%Mean he sze (q ) 2,572Mean L sze 0.25-0.50 acreMean Nmer berm 4.0Mean Nmer barm 2.5

    REDODO BEC 90277 Sunday, November 14, 2010Mean L Prce $1,080,000kn Prce per sqare F $501verae da n Marke 160Percen Prpere w Prce decreae 49%Percen Rele (ree doM) 18%Percen Flp (prce ncreae) 3%Mean he sze (q ) 2,176Mean L sze (q ) 4,501-6,500Mean Nmer berm 4.0Mean Nmer barm 2.0

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

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    Manhattan Village Resident 20 years CRSBroker DRE #00727210

    [email protected]

    Manhattan VillageThe Place to Live

    Minutes to the beach

    Community pools & spas

    Bike & jogging paths

    Walking distance from mallwith restaurants, shops,movies & more

    Lushly landscaped open areas

    Golf course adjacent

    Private tennis club adjacent

    Private entrance to qualityshopping

    Conveniently located!

    Minutes to the 405, Century Freeway, LAX & the Green Lineand biking distance to the beach!


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

    Private location/large patio

    2 Bd +den, over 1,500 sqt

    Recent kitchen remodel w/

    granite counters, stainless

    appliances & hardwood


    Popular foor plan, 3 bdrms

    +oceclose to 3,000 sqt.

    Fabulous Beverly Hills


    Kitchen and breakast nook

    Gol course location

    on the ourth green

    3 bdrms, over 2,000 sqt

    Fabulous open foor plan

    with large amily room &

    breakast nook

    Totally remodeled, prime gol

    course location with lake views!

    Largest townhome, 3 bd +bo-

    nus rm & den, over 2,300 sqt

    Fabulous kitchen & baths

    Master bdrm on main level!Open Sat & Sun 1-4

    Jeannie Penner-MoreR lt / L C lt t

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    32 south by digs | 11.19.10

    Ocean View MediterraneanStyle Masterpiece!

    515 Sapphire Redondo Beach

    5 bdrm | 4 bth | ~3868sqft.(buyer to verify) | Large Roof Deck

    With utmost attention to detail and elegance

    rarely seen in the South Bay, this amazing homeutilizes only the fnest materials blending

    both grace and charm with a modern sensibility.

    Ocean & PV views surround the superior designs

    that accencuate the passage o light to interiors,

    providing a eeling o serenity and openness while

    maintaing the privacy o each room. Features in-

    clude elegant entry with vaulted ceiling, architec-

    tural arches, spiral staircase, beautiul hardwood

    / travertine oors and huge gourmet kitchen with

    granite counter tops and stainless steel applianc-

    es. A frst impression you will never orget!Offered at $1,629,000

    Great Home in BeautifulHermosa Hills!

    1126 1st Place Hermosa Beach

    4 bdrm | 2.5 bth | ~2104 Sqft. (buyer to verify)

    This sought ater area o Hermosa Beach is in a

    great neighborhood located in the distinguishedHermosa Beach School District. Remodeled 4

    bedrooms and 2.5 bath home with approx. 2,104

    sq.t (buyer to veriy.) The open oor plan eatures

    designer touches including recessed lighting,

    cathedral ceilings, newer fxtures, skylights, and

    hardwood oors. Brand new kitchen with granite

    counter tops and extra storage cabinets. Extra

    large master suite with ocean and city views. Lo-

    cated near the beautiul 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 oors and a ormal dining area with French

    doors leading to private deck. The over sized

    master suite eatures a freplace, walk-in-close,

    his or her bathroom complete with Jacuzzi tub

    and walk in shower. Located on the best 2-block

    stretch o South Broadway with extra wide streets

    and a short block to the beach.

    Offered at $1,175,000

    Realtor / Loan Consultant

    [email protected]

    DRE: 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 fromLoyola 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.

    24 8th Street, Hermosa Beach

    Fantastic new contemporary home in the heart ofdowntown Hermosa just two doors from the strandand sand, Gourmet kitchen with walk-pantrycomes complete with commercial Viking applianc-es, granite counter tops, custom cabinets and hardwood oors. This home is equipped with elevator,beautiful decks including one on the roof which isengineered and ready for a spa and BBQ to enjoythe city and whitewater views. Spacious open oorplan, living room with replace, master has a walk-in closet, large his/her bath, jacuzzi tub. House iswired for stereo, alarm as well as high speed inter-

    net (CATS). Hermosa Beachliving at its best!


    3410 Hermosa Avenue, Hermosa Beach

    Architectural Digests Editors Selection October2010. A masterpiece in art & living. These worldsmeld in this testament to post modern design.An early work by the internationally acclaimedMorphosis design team, Thom Mayne & MichaelRotondi, this blending of stainless steel, concrete& natural elements combine to create a stunninghome of epic architectural signicance. Featuredin the New York Times, this 4000+ square foothome has 4 levels with living room, dining room &kitchen all situated on the top oor to take full ad-vantage of the spectacular ocean/coastline views.The entrance opens to a 3-story, semi-circularatrium. 2 sets of stairs trace a path through thestructure that has an elevator, 3 bedrooms, a winecellar, 2 replaces & a family room. Unobstructedocean views from PV to Malibu, home has beencalled the tallest home in Hermosa Beach.


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    7 Sea Cove Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes

    Great opportunity to purchase a rare coastallot with plans for a 4000 square foot MarmolRadziner contemporary design home with100 feet of frontage. Lot is across the street

    from the coastline. Lot is over 10,000 squarefeet and offers awesome ocean and coastlineviews. Sea Cove is a highly desirable streetlled with some of Palos Verdes most desirablehomes and has a private path to the beach andcoastal tide pools. Close proximity to TerraneaResort, Abalone Cove, Portuguese Bend Cluband Shoreline Park. Build home as a primaryresidence or a second home. Home across

    the street is said to be Frank Lloyd Wrightslast residential project. Land directly acrossthe street is not buildable allowing forunblockable views. Buyer and buyers agentto verify all information. Seller is open to ajoint venture for spec project.


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    1600 The Strand, Manhattan Beach

    Grandieur Embodied. First time to market. RayKappe Design-His designs evince a masteryof warm, modern spaces, clearly expressedconstruction systems, and environmentalsensitivity.Situated on a prime Strand north cor-ner and a 1 minute walk to downtown. Built priorto current codes, allowing for a rare rooftop pool,expansive top decks and over 5200 sq feet. Floor toceiling windows allow panoramic whitewater viewsfrom PV to Malibu. Concrete, steel and stone, thiscontemporary masterpiece is accessed through apivoting sculpted stainless steel door. Downstairsis a Strand level media room and 2 glass enclosedbedrooms. Entry level has the kitchen, dining area,huge granite bar and a wine room. Top living levelhas the master bedroom and spa quality bath.Stairways lead to the rooftop pool and expansiveentertainment outdoor area. Rounded and angeled,this home embraces the coastline. This home has3 large open replaces-a Kappe signature- 3 cargarage and an elevator to the roof.


    1956 Hermosa Avenue, Hermosa Beach

    Your classic Beach Home with unobstructable PVto Malibu ocean and whitewater views, a stonesthrow to the sand and walking distance to bothdowntown Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach.Big views, decks, lots of light and a back yard. Up-graded, clean, bright and charming with good sizedkitchen, dining area and living room with expan-sive views. Classic Spanish tile in the bathroomsand backyard jacuzzi, replaces in the masterbedroom and living room, backyard area with land-scape and tiled jacuzzi, balcony off the kitchen andmarvelous ocean view entertainment deck. Homehas been lovingly maintained, has hardwood oorsthroughout and a large 2 car garage currently usedas an ofce. The home is situated directly across the20th street walkstreet so you look straight down tothe sand.


    3137 Barkentine Rd., Rancho Palos Verdes

    Architecturally signicant home by noted MidCentury Modern architect Foster Rhodes Jackson.Situated at the end of a cul-de-sac and next to thenature preserve, this home offers amazing privacyand views. Large glass walls expose expansive viewsof the ocean, Catalina, bluffs, white water, canyonand nature preserve from all rooms(no powerlines or poles). There is a state of the art trackingsolar system that can cover most power needs, alarge garage, parking pad and extra parking on thestreet. Viking kitchen, automatic awnings, newbaths, A/C. Awesome location, out of the slidezone and situated in an area considered to have thebest weather in Palos Verdes. Walk to the beach orhike the many nature preserve trails. 3 bedrooms,2 baths, replace, modern interior and view decks.Den/ofce could be 4th bedroom and has a closet.Jackson was a fellow under Frank Lloyd Wright andreveals this inspiration through the richness of hisorganic and awe inspiring design.


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