How to protect your ocean view – Rancho Palos Verdes homes

Have you ever wondered how to protect your ocean view if you own one of the Rancho Palos Verdes homes with an ocean view?  I can share with you some first hand insight into the process.

While it wasn’t terribly difficult, it did take a good degree of proactive footwork to get it done.  It’s an easier process if you’re dealing with a cooperative neighbor and much more difficult if your neighbor is, shall we say, less than cooperative.

First of all, let’s go into the two pathways you have if you own one of the Rancho Palos Verdes homes with an ocean view.  There is the

  • View Restoration Process and the
  • View Preservation Process

You have a much better chance of getting the view back that you want, if you go the “View Preservation” route.  But, to do so, you have to first meet some criteria.

  • You have to have documentation of what your view looked like to prove that’s the view you want to go back to
  • View rooms are only “living room”, “family room”, “kitchen” and “bedrooms”; they are not bathrooms or garages
  • The view documentation you submit has to be taken from either within your home or no further than 10′ from the exterior wall of your home (in other words, walking way out to the back corner of your lot to get a view picture, isn’t going to work)
  • There are some other conditions and I strongly advise you read the city of Rancho Palos Verdes website to get the information (click here) and the forms

How to protect your ocean view

So what’s the difference between “View Preservation” and “View Restoration”.  With preservation, let’s say you’ve owned your Rancho Palos Verdes home for 30 years and you have pictures from 30 years ago taken in the appropriate accepted sections of your home to document your view.  You can then “force” the offending neighbor to cut down trees so as to get that view back.  However, the city strongly urges you to to mediate (and they offer a service to do so, one person the city uses is Coleen Berg and she’s an excellent fair minded person).  But if mediation doesn’t work and you have the right documentation, you can persevere and get, at worst, very close to what you want.  But be ready for a long process.  Don’t forget, the city will only require an offending tree owner to cut their tree during the winter months.

As to cost, with the “View Preservation” route, the offending tree owner is the party that must pay for the cutting/trimming.

The “View Restoration” process is less “satisfying” to the homeowner that wants their view back.  But it may be the only avenue you have if you don’t meet the tight criteria for “View Preservation”.  There are more costs involved that you may have to pay for if you’re the person wanting to recapture the view and you probably will not get everything you want.  For example, instead of an offending tree coming down completely, maybe the best you get is thinning of the tree or some minor topping.

Palos Verdes Ocean View Homes Listed in the last 90 days

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$1,023,900 - 4Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$1,023,900
New
MLS# PV18182504

6638 El Rodeo Road
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,175,000 - 4Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$1,175,000
Open House
New
MLS# PV18188657

5850 Finecrest Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,249,000 - 4Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$1,249,000
MLS# 18351230

14 Limetree Lane
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,395,000 - 5Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$1,395,000
MLS# SB18165017

29410 Seaspray Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,475,000 - 5Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$1,475,000
MLS# PV18175832

30569 Ganado Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,549,000 - 3Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$1,549,000
MLS# PV18164712

28689 Roan Road
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,558,800 - 4Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$1,558,800
Open House
MLS# PV18137966

6887 Vallon Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,590,000 - 5Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$1,590,000
New
MLS# WS18193216

28621 Leacrest Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,599,000 - 5Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$1,599,000
MLS# SB18116807

27825 Palos Verdes Drive East
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,599,990 - 4Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$1,599,990
MLS# SB18179958

3466 Coolheights Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,640,000 - 3Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$1,640,000
MLS# PV18177875

2639 Via Carrillo
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,650,000 - 4Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$1,650,000
Open House
MLS# PV18181410

2553 Via Carrillo
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,690,000 - 4Br/5Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$1,690,000
MLS# OC18173844

6521 Via Baron
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,748,000 - 4Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$1,748,000
MLS# PV18137010

1812 Dalton Road
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,799,900 - 5Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$1,799,900
Open House
MLS# 18359556

4004 Dauntless Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,799,999 - 4Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$1,799,999
Open House
MLS# SB18175004

30753 Ganado Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,859,000 - 4Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$1,859,000
MLS# SB18131661

6312 Sattes Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,875,000 - 5Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$1,875,000
MLS# 18364048

6632 Locklenna Lane
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,995,000 - 5Br/5Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$1,995,000
MLS# PV18131684

30130 Avenida Tranquila
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$2,099,000 - 3Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$2,099,000
MLS# SB18175134

2508 Via Pinale
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$2,099,000 - 4Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Rolling Hills Estates
$2,099,000
MLS# SB18139947

32 Country Lane
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$2,150,000 - 5Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$2,150,000
MLS# 18367808

30311 Palos Verdes Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$2,169,000 - 5Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$2,169,000
MLS# PV18141182

30168 Avenida Tranquila
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$2,190,000 - 5Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$2,190,000
MLS# SB18130331

30304 Cartier Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$2,350,000 - 4Br/5Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$2,350,000
Open House
New
MLS# PW18189110

2416 Via Ramon
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$2,390,000 - 4Br/6Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$2,390,000
MLS# SB18111772

6333 Via Colinita
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$2,395,000 - 4Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$2,395,000
MLS# PV18119268

1448 Via Castilla
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$2,599,000 - 6Br/7Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$2,599,000
MLS# PV18116012

1417 Via Zumaya
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$2,890,000 - 4Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$2,890,000
MLS# WS18113606

2637 Via Olivera
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$2,898,000 - 5Br/5Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$2,898,000
MLS# PV18137231

3355 Palo Vista Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$2,950,000 - 4Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$2,950,000
MLS# PV18177257

1349 Via Zumaya
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$3,200,000 - 5Br/5Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$3,200,000
MLS# SB18127478

1500 Via Asturias
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$3,595,000 - 8Br/8Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$3,595,000
Open House
New
MLS# SB18196239

32410 Nautilus Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$4,200,000 - 2Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$4,200,000
New
MLS# 18373946

36 Sea Cove Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$4,385,000 - 4Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$4,385,000
MLS# SB18139168

1606 Espinosa Circle
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$4,477,000 - 4Br/5Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$4,477,000
MLS# SB18141747

1356 Via Coronel
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$15,450,000 - 6Br/8Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$15,450,000
MLS# SB18089429

41 Marguerite Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence

 
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