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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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$989,000 - 3Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$989,000
MLS# SB19054170

30229 Kingsridge Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,185,000 - 3Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$1,185,000
Open House
New
MLS# PV19091572

30048 Knoll View Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,199,000 - 4Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$1,199,000
Open House
New
MLS# PV19090179

4212 Palos Verdes Drive E
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,250,000 - 3Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$1,250,000
New
MLS# SB19074810

6248 Monero Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,300,000 - 3Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$1,300,000
MLS# SB19067404

5031 Silver Arrow Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,320,000 - 3Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$1,320,000
MLS# PW19076304

6521 Via Colinita
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,359,000 - 3Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$1,359,000
Open House
MLS# SB19071679

6529 Beachview Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,398,000 - 5Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$1,398,000
MLS# WS19062793

28621 Leacrest Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,398,999 - 4Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$1,398,999
MLS# OC19082831

4 Mela Lane
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,429,000 - 4Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$1,429,000
Open House
New
MLS# PV19089363

28987 Palos Verdes Drive E
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,490,000 - 4Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$1,490,000
Open House
MLS# PV19062911

30358 Via Rivera
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,495,000 - 3Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Not Applicable-169 (na169), Rancho Palos Verdes
$1,495,000
New
MLS# 319001546

6518 Sandy Point Court
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,499,000 - 4Br/5Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$1,499,000
New
MLS# PV19080793

6516 Nancy Road
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,595,000 - 4Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$1,595,000
MLS# SB19069618

6528 Madeline Cove Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,600,000 - 3Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$1,600,000
MLS# PV19073895

4112 Palos Verdes Drive S
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,650,000 - 4Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$1,650,000
New
MLS# SB19088591

2809 Via De La Guerra
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,680,000 - 4Br/5Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$1,680,000
Open House
MLS# OC19045599

6521 Via Baron
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,695,000 - 4Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$1,695,000
Open House
New
MLS# PV19085141

28025 Lobrook Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,699,000 - 5Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$1,699,000
Open House
New
MLS# WS19089597

30168 Avenida Tranquila
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,790,000 - 5Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$1,790,000
MLS# OC19020105

1540 Via Boronada
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,799,000 - 5Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$1,799,000
MLS# 19450612

4004 Dauntless Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,799,000 - 3Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$1,799,000
MLS# PV19065258

3144 Barkentine Road
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,829,000 - 4Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$1,829,000
MLS# PV19020919

1564 Via Leon
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,895,000 - 4Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$1,895,000
MLS# PV19077466

3029 Via Borica
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,975,000 - 5Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$1,975,000
MLS# SB19025739

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

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,998,000 - 3Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$1,998,000
MLS# PV19073511

2936 Via Alvarado
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$2,049,000 - 3Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$2,049,000
MLS# SB19060046

1716 Via Boronada
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$2,050,000 - 4Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$2,050,000
Open House
MLS# PV19051522

2636 Via Valdes
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$2,148,000 - 4Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$2,148,000
MLS# SB19027185

385 Palos Verdes Drive W
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$2,149,000 - 4Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$2,149,000
MLS# SB19027525

736 Via Del Monte
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$2,349,888 - 4Br/5Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$2,349,888
MLS# PW19059442

2416 Via Ramon
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$2,400,000 - 5Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$2,400,000
MLS# SB19060493

31023 Via Rivera
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$2,450,000 - 4Br/5Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$2,450,000
New
MLS# PV19053014

6135 Ocean Terrace Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$2,545,000 - 4Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$2,545,000
MLS# SB19053765

28500 Palos Verdes Drive E
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$2,588,000 - 5Br/5Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$2,588,000
MLS# PV19037049

30504 Rhone Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$2,595,000 - 4Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$2,595,000
New
MLS# SB19088691

6804 Vallon Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$2,600,000 - 4Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$2,600,000
MLS# PV19066232

1421 Via Galicia
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$2,690,000 - 4Br/5Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$2,690,000
MLS# SB19003636

30065 Avenida Tranquila
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$2,699,000 - 5Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$2,699,000
MLS# SB19039081

441 Via Almar
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$2,749,000 - 4Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$2,749,000
MLS# PV19046003

1505 Espinosa Circle
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$2,799,999 - 5Br/6Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$2,799,999
MLS# 19453042

28928 Crestridge Road
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$2,848,000 - 6Br/6Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$2,848,000
MLS# SB19059949

1537 Via Zurita
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$2,848,888 - 3Br/5Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$2,848,888
MLS# 19434646

2851 Via Victoria
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$2,899,000 - 4Br/5Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$2,899,000
MLS# PV19060881

70 Sea Breeze Avenue
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$2,899,000 - 3Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$2,899,000
MLS# PV19038129

704 Via Horcada
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$2,999,000 - 5Br/5Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$2,999,000
MLS# PV19046000

1501 Espinosa Circle
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$3,189,888 - 4Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$3,189,888
MLS# SB19075824

820 Via Somonte
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$3,399,000 - 5Br/5Ba -  for Sale in Rolling Hills
$3,399,000
MLS# PV19025030

50 Saddleback Road
Rolling Hills, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$3,995,000 - 5Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$3,995,000
Open House
New
MLS# PV19089592

2960 Via Alvarado
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$3,999,000 - 4Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$3,999,000
MLS# PV19026872

2508 Paseo Del Mar
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$4,150,000 - 4Br/5Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$4,150,000
New
MLS# PV19085561

13 Calle Viento
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$4,580,000 - 7Br/12Ba -  for Sale in Not Applicable - 1007242, Rancho Palos Verdes
$4,580,000
MLS# 819001598

7401 Alida Place
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$5,485,000 - 6Br/9Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$5,485,000
MLS# PV19071682

2812 Paseo Del Mar
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$5,750,000 - 4Br/6Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$5,750,000
MLS# PV19034435

31 Via Del Cielo
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

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

1804 Via Visalia
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$27,500,000 - 5Br/15Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$27,500,000
MLS# PV19079424

909 Via Coronel
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence

 
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