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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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$1,199,000 - 3Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$1,199,000
Open House
MLS# PW19179286

5303 Littlebow Road
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# PV19186665

6726 Kings Harbor Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,295,000 - 3Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$1,295,000
MLS# PV19122421

4133 Stalwart Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,298,000 - 3Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$1,298,000
MLS# SB19071679

6529 Beachview Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,299,000 - 4Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$1,299,000
MLS# SB19158574

30904 Via Rivera
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,324,997 - 4Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$1,324,997
MLS# OC19178665

4 Mela Lane
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,325,000 - 3Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$1,325,000
MLS# SR19138563

28066 Lobrook Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,336,500 - 3Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$1,336,500
Open House
MLS# PV19125067

30138 Via Victoria
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,395,000 - 4Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$1,395,000
Open House
New
MLS# PV19198697

3534 Newridge Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,395,000 - 3Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$1,395,000
MLS# SB19126539

3719 Vigilance Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,445,000 - 5Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$1,445,000
MLS# PW19158380

29514 Driftwood Lane
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,449,000 - 4Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$1,449,000
MLS# PV19185562

3553 Seaglen Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,499,000 - 4Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$1,499,000
MLS# SB19187283

5810 Sunmist Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,599,000 - 3Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$1,599,000
Open House
MLS# 19475466

13 Sea Cove Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,599,000 - 5Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$1,599,000
MLS# SB19127113

30333 Via Rivera
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,599,000 - 5Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$1,599,000
Open House
New
MLS# SB19189664

29369 Quailwood Dr
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,625,000 - 5Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$1,625,000
MLS# PV19155648

30321 Diamonte Lane
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,720,000 - 3Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$1,720,000
New
MLS# PV19194723

2504 Via Pinale
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,749,999 - 4Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$1,749,999
Open House
New
MLS# SR19194217

31008 Hawksmoor Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,790,000 - 5Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$1,790,000
MLS# SB19183281

5927 Mossbank Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,799,000 - 4Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$1,799,000
MLS# PV19106313

1605 Via Montemar
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,849,000 - 5Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$1,849,000
New
MLS# PV19195383

30645 Palos Verdes Drive E
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,850,000 - 4Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$1,850,000
MLS# SB19129940

1636 Dalton Road
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,900,000 - 4Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$1,900,000
MLS# SR19154765

705 Yarmouth Road
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,990,000 - 4Br/5Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$1,990,000
MLS# PV19158489

6404 Vista Pacifica
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$2,085,000 - 5Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$2,085,000
MLS# PV19186897

28817 Doverridge Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$2,099,000 - 5Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$2,099,000
MLS# PV19141199

2657 Via Olivera
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$2,168,000 - 3Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$2,168,000
MLS# TR19159852

701 Via Somonte
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$2,198,000 - 5Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$2,198,000
New
MLS# AR19195271

29021 Warnick Road
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$2,200,000 - 4Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$2,200,000
MLS# PV19185899

2221 Via La Brea
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$2,238,000 - 5Br/5Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$2,238,000
MLS# PV19185180

28049 Lobrook Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$2,295,000 - 4Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$2,295,000
MLS# PV19177559

1629 Via Montemar
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$2,295,000 - 4Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$2,295,000
Open House
MLS# SB19167316

1309 Via Zumaya
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$2,325,000 - 5Br/5Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$2,325,000
MLS# PV19128066

1373 Via Coronel
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$2,399,000 - 5Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$2,399,000
MLS# SB19156591

1540 Via Leon
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$2,490,000 - 4Br/5Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$2,490,000
Open House
MLS# SB19003636

30065 Avenida Tranquila
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$2,575,000 - 4Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$2,575,000
Open House
MLS# PV19129886

1349 Via Zumaya
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$2,695,000 - 4Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Rolling Hills
$2,695,000
New
MLS# PV19199495

1 Quail Ridge Road S
Rolling Hills, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$2,695,000 - 5Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$2,695,000
MLS# SB19167045

1513 Via Asturias
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$2,799,000 - 4Br/5Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$2,799,000
MLS# PV19101951

38 Santa Barbara Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$2,875,000 - 4Br/5Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$2,875,000
Open House
MLS# PV19156261

2441 Chelsea Road
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$2,988,000 - 5Br/6Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$2,988,000
Open House
New
MLS# 19502676

6611 Vallon Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$2,999,000 - 6Br/6Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$2,999,000
MLS# SB19116327

1103 Via Curva
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$3,199,000 - 5Br/5Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$3,199,000
Open House
MLS# PV19155190

1432 Via Zumaya
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$3,200,000 - 5Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$3,200,000
MLS# PV19181259

2756 Via Campesina
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$3,500,000 - 6Br/5Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$3,500,000
New
MLS# PV19192852

1132 Via Mirabel
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$3,599,999 - 4Br/5Ba -  for Sale in Rolling Hills Estates
$3,599,999
MLS# PV19185284

16 Santa Cruz
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$3,770,000 - 5Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$3,770,000
MLS# PV19141256

1425 Via Zumaya
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$3,999,000 - 5Br/7Ba -  for Sale in Rolling Hills Estates
$3,999,000
MLS# SB19152265

51 Santa Cruz
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$4,248,000 - 5Br/6Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$4,248,000
New
MLS# PV19195612

980 Via Rincon
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$4,499,900 - 4Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$4,499,900
Open House
MLS# SB19106122

2304 Paseo Del Mar
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$4,995,000 - 5Br/7Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$4,995,000
MLS# PV19147976

32009 Cape Point Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$5,698,000 - 5Br/7Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Palos Verdes
$5,698,000
New
MLS# PV19184703

17 Via Del Cielo
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$6,999,000 - 4Br/6Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$6,999,000
MLS# PV19162775

253 Rocky Point Road
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$7,570,000 - 7Br/8Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$7,570,000
MLS# PV19110893

2725 Via Victoria
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$7,900,000 - 6Br/7Ba -  for Sale in Palos Verdes Estates
$7,900,000
MLS# SB19164953

1724 Via Coronel
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Property Type: Single Family Residence

 
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