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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$1,139,000 - 3Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$1,139,000
MLS# SB18076801

16 Mela Lane
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,149,000 - 4Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$1,149,000
New
MLS# PV18138611

28066 Lobrook Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,149,000 - 3Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$1,149,000
MLS# 18348808

5459 Whitefox Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,200,000 - 4Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$1,200,000
MLS# PW18136618

27125 Whitestone Road
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# PV18136625

31222 Floweridge Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,289,000 - 4Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$1,289,000
MLS# 18351230

14 Limetree Lane
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,350,000 - 5Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$1,350,000
MLS# PV18117503

6925 Clovercliff Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,425,000 - 4Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$1,425,000
MLS# PV18097615

28043 Braidwood Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,450,000 - 4Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$1,450,000
MLS# OC18126972

30154 Rhone Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,535,000 - 5Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$1,535,000
MLS# 18339862

29111 Golden Meadow Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,549,000 - 4Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$1,549,000
MLS# PV18132861

2912 Via De La Guerra
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,549,000 - 4Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$1,549,000
Open House
New
MLS# SB18141076

6812 Eddinghill Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,698,800 - 4Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$1,698,800
New
MLS# PV18137966

6887 Vallon Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,699,000 - 4Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$1,699,000
MLS# PV18106211

2633 Via Valdes
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,799,000 - 4Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$1,799,000
New
MLS# PV18137010

1812 Dalton Road
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

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
$1,938,000 - 4Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$1,938,000
Open House
MLS# SB18066683

1608 Granvia Altamira
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,980,000 - 3Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$1,980,000
Open House
MLS# SB18069207

30011 Via Victoria
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

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

32 Country Lane
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$2,189,000 - 5Br/5Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$2,189,000
MLS# PV18131684

30130 Avenida Tranquila
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$2,199,000 - 4Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$2,199,000
MLS# SB18129551

30525 Rhone Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$2,250,000 - 4Br/5Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$2,250,000
MLS# PV18132700

1632 Dalton Road
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$2,288,000 - 4Br/5Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$2,288,000
New
MLS# PV18143246

1432 Via Castilla
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$2,298,000 - 4Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$2,298,000
MLS# PV18073590

6545 Abbottswood Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$2,390,000 - 5Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$2,390,000
Open House
MLS# SB18130331

30304 Cartier Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$2,395,000 - 4Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$2,395,000
MLS# SB18074882

801 Via Conejo
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$2,458,000 - 4Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$2,458,000
Open House
MLS# SB18124647

1201 Via Descanso
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$2,475,000 - 4Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$2,475,000
MLS# SB18073777

3004 Palos Verdes Drive W
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90273

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$2,495,000 - 4Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$2,495,000
MLS# SB18133650

6804 Vallon Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$2,495,000 - 4Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$2,495,000
Open House
MLS# PV18119268

1448 Via Castilla
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$2,495,000 - 4Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$2,495,000
MLS# SB18125855

6329 Tarragon Road
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$2,550,000 - 5Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$2,550,000
MLS# PW18125809

1406 Via Coronel
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$2,599,000 - 5Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$2,599,000
MLS# SB18067175

613 Tyburn Road
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$2,799,000 - 4Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$2,799,000
MLS# SB18102160

28500 Palos Verdes Drive E
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

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
Open House
MLS# PV18137231

3355 Palo Vista Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$2,899,000 - 6Br/7Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$2,899,000
MLS# PV18116012

1417 Via Zumaya
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$2,998,000 - 4Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$2,998,000
MLS# PV18081195

1275 Via Landeta
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
$3,479,000 - 4Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$3,479,000
Open House
MLS# SB18122156

2940 Via Alvarado
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

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

1606 Espinosa Circle
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$4,848,000 - 4Br/5Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$4,848,000
Open House
New
MLS# SB18141747

1356 Via Coronel
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$4,999,000 - 5Br/8Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$4,999,000
MLS# SB18113408

2822 Colt Road
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$5,499,000 - 4Br/5Ba -  for Sale in Rolling Hills
$5,499,000
MLS# PV18091641

16 Cinchring Road
Rolling Hills, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$5,798,000 - 5Br/7Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$5,798,000
MLS# 18340648

63 Paseo Del La Luz
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

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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