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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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$1,149,900 - 3Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$1,149,900
Open House
New
MLS# SB19022684

3566 Vigilance Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,250,000 - 4Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$1,250,000
MLS# SB19003774

7011 Purple Ridge Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,299,000 - 4Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$1,299,000
MLS# PV19021294

3741 Coolheights Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,375,000 - 4Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$1,375,000
MLS# PV19003729

6538 Locklenna Lane
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,429,000 - 3Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$1,429,000
MLS# SB19012914

6529 Via Siena
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,499,000 - 3Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$1,499,000
MLS# SB19018927

3917 Via Solano
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,549,000 - 3Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$1,549,000
MLS# PV18292244

28503 Rothrock Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,595,000 - 5Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$1,595,000
MLS# SB19019380

6728 Vallon Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,599,000 - 4Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$1,599,000
MLS# SB19026332

30010 Via Borica
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,599,000 - 3Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$1,599,000
MLS# PV19012271

2905 Via Rivera
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,799,000 - 4Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$1,799,000
MLS# SB19028857

30753 Ganado Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,850,000 - 3Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$1,850,000
Open House
New
MLS# SB19037595

2508 Via Pinale
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,899,000 - 4Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$1,899,000
MLS# PV19020919

1564 Via Leon
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,899,000 - 4Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$1,899,000
MLS# PV19018160

30021 Avenida Esplendida
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,899,999 - 5Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$1,899,999
MLS# OC19020105

1540 Via Boronada
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,999,000 - 5Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$1,999,000
MLS# SB19025739

30734 Rue De La Pierre ,
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$2,275,000 - 4Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$2,275,000
Open House
New
MLS# SB19027525

736 Via Del Monte
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$2,349,000 - 5Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$2,349,000
MLS# PV19003967

2833 Via Victoria
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# SB18285560

6333 Via Colinita
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$2,799,900 - 5Br/5Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$2,799,900
MLS# SB19004779

1500 Via Asturias
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$2,800,000 - 4Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$2,800,000
New
MLS# SB19033197

1201 Via Romero
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$2,990,000 - 4Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$2,990,000
MLS# SB19003229

2637 Via Olivera
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$3,000,000 - 5Br/7Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$3,000,000
MLS# SB18291476

3422 Palo Vista Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$3,199,000 - 4Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$3,199,000
Open House
MLS# SB18285469

2940 Via Alvarado
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$3,380,000 - 4Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$3,380,000
MLS# SB19000350

1606 Espinosa Circle
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$3,495,000 - 6Br/6Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$3,495,000
MLS# PV19010098

1384 Via Romero
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$3,599,000 - 5Br/5Ba -  for Sale in Rolling Hills
$3,599,000
MLS# PV19025030

50 Saddleback Road
Rolling Hills, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$3,640,000 - 3Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$3,640,000
MLS# PV18283072

10 Marguerite Drive W
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$3,999,000 - 5Br/7Ba -  for Sale in Rolling Hills
$3,999,000
MLS# PV19009772

6 Ringbit Road W
Rolling Hills, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$4,250,000 - 4Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$4,250,000
MLS# PV19026872

2508 Paseo Del Mar
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$4,580,000 - 7Br/12Ba -  for Sale in Not Applicable - 1007242, Rancho Palos Verdes
$4,580,000
MLS# 819000498

7401 Alida Place
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$5,499,000 - 5Br/7Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$5,499,000
MLS# 19426620

63 Paseo Del La Luz
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$6,880,000 - 6Br/9Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$6,880,000
Open House
MLS# SB19013959

2950 Twin Harbors View Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$16,990,000 - 9Br/11Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$16,990,000
New
MLS# SB19017367

1804 Via Visalia
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence

 
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