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67 Paseo Del La Luz Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

$8,990,000
5 Beds
5.5 Baths
8,320 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # PV16741874
Property Type Single Family Residence
Built in 2015 this villa makes a timeless artistic statement while offering every amenity for classic Californian indoor-outdoor living and entertaining. Equally livable and luxurious from the moment you step on the property the design emanates elegance, with natural limestone columns and a shimmering fountains set against a deep-blue ocean backdrop. You feel sense of pride and attention brought to its every detail. Tony Ashai, worldwide famed architect aimed to create the ideal combination of elegance, cutting-age technology and quality construction placed in one of the most enviable locations imaginable. Magnificent double staircase adds an extra touch of elegance. Oceanic panorama is seen through floor-to-ceiling windows and doors from almost all rooms leading to expansive patios. Both formal and informal dining areas lend themselves to any type of soiree, whether a full dinner party or just a casual evening of appetizers and drinks at the family bar. As the hub of any home, the kitchen cannot be overlooked alone with large butler’s quarters with another stove fridge and state of art equipment so have TWO kitchens. Home theater equipped with latest tech and big screen. Library is a haven for relaxation. Or spend an hour in your own private gym. Pool/spa area is perfectly suited for relaxing in the sun, while the covered patio offers more views of the glimmering pool framed by the home’s hallmark columns and arches. Buit-in outdoor kitchen and BBQ. Huge grassy backyard.

51 Paseo Del La Luz Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

$7,995,000
6 Beds
9 Baths
8,350 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # PV16710870
Property Type Single Family Residence
Exquisite Mediterranean Oceanfront Property situated on the largest plot 8/10th of an acre, flat usable lot in the prestigious Oceanfront Estates community. This Showcase Estate boasts a spectacular 160 degree ocean & Catalina view with gorgeous sunsets reinvented daily. Corner lot location with much privacy thru surrounding rich mature landscape. Huge 5000 SF courtyard separates the main house and 350 SF guest house with 1 bdrm, 1 bath, walk-in closet, and study. Main home features an 8000 SF floor plan with attention to every detail and designer perfect. 5 bdrms, 6 baths, 2 powder rooms, library, living room, formal dining room, 2 family rooms, laundry room, gym, sauna, and wine cellar. Main level has handcrafted Herringbone inlayed hardwood floors. Two large balconies with amazing ocean views. Two wet bars, one serving the main floor and the other serving the lower level which is all handcrafted custom wood. Chef's kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances, walk-in pantry, and big island. Luxurious master suite with 2000 SF of lavish living, private bath, walk-in closet, fireplace, and balcony. Outdoors private oasis featuring a large sparkling pool & spa, fire pit, custom built-in barbeque and large grassy area. The detached 3-car garage offers abundant storage. New upgrades include air conditioners, solar system, and ADT security. Minutes to Terranea Resort, Trump National Golf Course, walking trails, and bluffs. Nearby shops and restaurants at Golden Cove Plaza.

30637 Calle De Suenos Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

$7,898,000
6 Beds
10 Baths
7,835 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # PV17085007
Property Type Single Family Residence
Build upon the dreams of visionaries in this beautifully appointed home that’s the embodiment of everything Palos Verdes was designed for: superior quality and unobstructed ocean views. This luxurious Mediterranean style home designed by Louie Tomaro features an open, light, and comfortable living environment with magnificent views from almost every room. Make a dramatic entrance through custom double glass doors with exquisite ironwork that flows down the impressive double heart shaped staircase. Above, a giant dome anchors the top floor with breathtaking volume. With 6 bedrooms and 10 baths with over 7,800 feet of living space there’s room for family and friends alike. Accented with 9 fireplaces, formal and recreational rooms, this luxurious home exudes warmth and comfort. Don’t miss the 500-gallon fish tank leading to the abundant wine cellar. The accents are highlighted by Venetian plaster, precast molding around the windows, authentic custom eaves, copper gutters, a 4 car garage, and smooth exterior stucco. Each room was designed to maximize volume with high ceilings. Many of the bathrooms are floor to ceiling tile, and two unique half baths near the entrance captivate with their originality. But wait until you see the backyard with its masterful infinity pool with steps leading from the home into diamond-tiled bliss. The view beyond gives you your own amphitheater to witness the Pacific Ocean’s daily moods stretching from Catalina Island to the Los Angeles basin.

2822 Colt Road Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

$6,950,000
5 Beds
7.5 Baths
7,500 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # PV16010720
Property Type Single Family Residence
This contemporary masterpiece offers uncompromising amenities. Spectacular views, a superb location, and distinctive design. It is the icon of new construction in Rancho Palos Verdes, and the South Bay. 5 Bdrms, 7.5 BA, 2 guest suites w/own bdrm, ba & kitchenette plus home office, study, separate in-law/housekeeper quarters has own kitchenette, bathroom & carport. Ultra modern pool house, 20X80 swimmers pool w/hot tub. Oversized 3 car garage w/10 additional spaces, detailed low maintenance landscaping surrounding the property. A stunning exterior and spacious well appointed interior blend seamlessly to create the ultimate indoor outdoor experience, including a gorgeous reflecting pool surrounding the entire home adding to the overall feeling of tranquility. The home is situated on one acre, cul-de-sac lot that is fully gated offering maximum privacy and breathtaking panoramic ocean, harbor, city, canyon, or mountain views from every room and vantage point. Close to Trump Golf Course, Terranea Resort, Cabrillo Marina and Freeway.Designed by an award winning architectural firm, this new construction custom estate is the first “green” residential project in RPV. Completion date scheduled for May 2017.

59 Paseo Del La Luz Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

$5,998,000
5 Beds
7 Baths
8,021 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # SB16705536
Property Type Single Family Residence
Welcome to 59 Paseo Del La Luz Located in the prestigious Oceanfront Estates, a premiere ocean front community in Rancho Palos Verdes. This sprawling Mediterranean-style luxury California home offers one of the most desirable floor plans in this community. This expansive split-level living offers a flawless design combining a balance of formal yet elegant architecture. The upper level design perfectly pairs the dining & living room, library & music room, gourmet kitchen & family room, along with a luxurious master retreat, & two alluring & generously-sized balconies that overlook the lavish grounds, tranquil pool & spa, outdoor fireplace & lounge area, & the most captivating panoramic ocean views & sunsets that span from Catalina Islands to Malibu. The dual staircase leads to a magnificent lower level featuring an impressive Mahogany bar, conservatory & recreation room, pool table & game room, that perfectly flow to an exceptional outdoor setting ideal for entertaining friends & family. The lower level floor plan also includes a guest suite on one end, & separate teen wing w/three bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, & private family room & conservatory on the other end. Additional amenities: vaulted ceilings, custom craftsmanship, double crown molding, refinished wood flooring, new carpet, elevator, wall paneling & wainscoting, 4 car garage & so much more. Trump National Golf Course & Terranea Resort are located nearby. Come experience, embrace & indulge in paradise!

85 Laurel Drive Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

$5,499,000
6 Beds
9 Baths
8,212 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # PV14137585
Property Type Single Family Residence
This dramatic contemporary estate, designed by famed American architect Richard Landry, features panoramic ocean, coastline, and sunset views. The home seamlessly blends modern lines and state-of-the-art amenities with warm and relaxed Southern California style. Spaciousness and light grace every room, with immaculate attention to detail throughout. Indoor/outdoor living is enhanced with floor-to-ceiling windows and doors, private patios, mature landscaping, and over-sized pool with spa. Located along the renown Palos Verdes coastline, this extraordinary retreat delivers elegant living both indoors and out. It is ideally suited for entertaining, relaxation and family alike.

12 Via Del Cielo Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

$5,198,000
5 Beds
7 Baths
7,031 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # AR17072863
Property Type Single Family Residence
Palatial Mediterranean Estate in sought after OCEANFRONT ESTATES has 24 hour security patrol. The Vicente Bluffs Reserve boasts breathtaking panoramic ocean views, Golden Cove trail, and fishing access. EXPLORE nature’s bounty steps away from your front door. Spacious inviting formal entry,extensive custom limestone floors, wall to ceiling original art painting along the grand stairway, detailed crown moldings throughout, One of a kind game room with fireplace + wet bar. Library can be converted to wine cellar. Stunning living room and master suite with endless ocean view. Master bath has two separate lavatory enclosure, shower room and designer walk-in closet. OPEN concept family room and gourmet kitchen with large center island & Viking appliances. Outdoor oasis with tropical plants, putting green, built –in BBQ, fireplace, Lap pool and spa. Other amenities include a 4 car garage, elevator, 2 staircases. Located close to nearby shopping center with Starbucks and Trader Joe’s for quick coffee breaks or easy shopping trips. This is luxurious relaxing California living.

31990 Emerald View Drive Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

$4,998,000
4 Beds
7 Baths
9,435 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # PV17070728
Property Type Single Family Residence
Magnificent Tuscany Home at The Estates at Trump National Golf Club. This home offers breathtaking Ocean/Catalina views from all the main living areas and pool area. Offering over 9400 sq. ft. of elegant living space. This home features formal living and dining rooms, billiards/game room, large media room, weight room, elevator, and six car garage. The huge gourmet kitchen with center island, stainless steel Wolf and Subzero appliances, and wine refrigerator. The formal dining room features dramatic iron doors, hardwood floors, and coffered ceilings. The spacious master suite with sweeping ocean views offers a stone fireplace, luxurious master bath with separate multi head shower and bath and two large walk in closets. The exceptional home has vaulted ceilings and hardwood floors or stone floors through out. Large rear and side yards are perfect as play yards or large area for dogs with exterior hot water dog bath. The pool area offers the ultimate in California outdoor entertaining. The large pool area has both an outdoor fireplace and fire pit, built in bbq, and pool with raised jacuzzi. Walking trails offer easy access to the Trump National Golf Course and property is a short distance from the Terranea Resort.

3303 Palo Vista Drive Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

$4,950,000
6 Beds
10 Baths
12,841 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # PV17017261
Property Type Single Family Residence
Live like royals in this gated luxury mansion, overlooking the magnificent and beautiful Trump National Golf Course, Catalina Island and the Pacific Ocean. This 12,000+ sq ft residence on 1.5 acres of land is certainly impressive with its grand butterfly stairs at entry, designer chandelier, oversized built-in aquarium, over 4000 sq ft marble floor, 4 interior staircases, 2 story ceilings and rooftop view deck. The huge master suite is two story with its private balcony, over 600 sq ft of master bath, a private gym and a library/office. All of the guest/children bedrooms have their own private bathrooms, plus a separate maid's quarter. Besides having a family room both in the upper and lower level, there is a huge media/entertainment room for you to entertain your friends or distinguished guests. The remodeled gourmet kitchen has a large center island and a big breakfast nook with bay view windows overlooking the ocean. Just when you are still at awe with all the luxury features, you can step down to the indoor pool and spa, have a massage besides the garden like pool, or enjoy a relaxing moment in the private lounge. You only live once, come and see how you can live extravagantly like a king & queen in this beautiful and luxurious private estate.

32020 Cape Point Drive Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

$4,499,000
5 Beds
5.5 Baths
5,940 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # SB16121170
Property Type Single Family Residence
A Rare opportunity to own a new construction home at The Estates at Trump National with sweeping ocean and golf course views. This estate boasts approximately 5,940 square feet of living space featuring exceptional, cutting-edge design most desired for today’s luxury lifestyle. Uniting Old World Tuscan charm with elegant modernity, the open living area and spacious gourmet kitchen (with a massive island and Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances) unite the serine views with the adjacent outdoor entertainment area and pool bringing to life the indoor-outdoor living one would get accustomed to in this home. Coastline and golf course views can be enjoyed while sipping a morning coffee from the second story master suite (with oversized bathroom and walk-in closet). Bathed in natural light, all bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms and large closets. Live the luxury life like you are always on vacation with tranquil sunsets, golf course convenience and beach access trails all from a home built with unparalleled design, comfort, and quality. Your resort style ocean bluffs living awaits! (Completion Early 2017). Buyer to verify SqFt.

70 Calle Cortada Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

$4,475,000
4 Beds
5 Baths
4,553 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # PV17051608
Property Type Single Family Residence
Situated on a 21,000 square foot, flat lot, this spectacular ONE level home has been beautifully upgraded, including over $600,000* in a state of the art, electronics and security system. This “Oceanfront Estates” home enjoys panoramic ocean views from most rooms, and features stone and hardwood floors, French doors, and high ceilings throughout. There are multiple areas to enjoy the outdoors, and the spectacular landscaping, including a huge grassy backyard. The gracious entry leads to a large living room with fireplace. The spacious formal dining room is perfect for large or intimate gatherings. A butler’s pantry and breakfast room flank the gourmet kitchen, which is a cook’s dream, highlighted by stainless appliances, granite counters and custom cabinetry. The adjacent family room has a fireplace and makes the perfect “great room”. Each bedroom has a private bathroom including the luxurious master suite with massive walk-in closet and spa-like master bathroom. The fourth bedroom is currently being used as an office, with French doors leading outside. The finished 3 car garage is an added bonus. Venetian plaster, custom window and wall treatments throughout, Crestron system, and much more.

11 Calle Viento Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

$4,399,000
4 Beds
5 Baths
4,627 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # SB17045277
Property Type Single Family Residence
This single level Oceanfront Estates home exudes the tranquil ambiance of a grand Italian villa. The home features 4 beds & 5 baths with 4th bed currently being used as a game room. With 4,600 sq ft of living space on a 23,700 sq ft lot (buyer to verify), this exquisite home provides seamless indoor/outdoor living in a picture perfect setting. An expansive, gated courtyard opens to this architecturally stunning home with soaring ceilings, formal living, dining & family rooms, breakfast room, bar area, outdoor dining patio & gourmet kitchen with large granite island, walk-in pantry, wine bar, & top-of-the-line Thermador, Bosch and Monogram appliances including 2 ovens, 6 burner stove, built in microwave & warming oven, 2 dishwashers, & a massive refrigerator. 6 sets of French doors lead to an interior courtyard with fireplace, pizza oven & seating. An enclosed loggia area with fireplace leads to the large, landscaped, ocean view backyard with pool & waterfall spa, trellised patio with BBQ kitchen & fire pit, a rose garden & fruit trees. The lavish, private master suite overlooks the pool & backyard with Queen’s Necklace views & features a fireplace, sitting area, large walk-in closet & luxurious bath with spa tub, separate shower & vanity areas. Other amenities include travertine floors, two A/C central heating systems, central vac, 2 garages, 5 fireplaces, laundry room, water softener, outdoor lighting & sprinkler systems, security/video system, & 24 hour security patrol.

3231 Palos Verdes Drive S Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

$4,350,000
5 Beds
5.5 Baths
7,627 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # SB17049426
Property Type Single Family Residence
Gorgeous Tuscan home privately situated on a hill overlooking breathtaking views of the ocean, sunset, Trump National Golf Course and Catalina Island.  Boasting panoramic vistas from all rooms, this elegantly designed home has 7,627 SF of living space, 5 bedrooms & 5.5 bathrooms, a library / music room, a movie theater, and lots more to offer.  Through the front door is the formal entry that leads to formal living room, dining room, family room, and oversized gourmet kitchen.   The dream kitchen is complete with top of the line stainless steel appliances, a Miele espresso maker, oversized center island, granite counter tops, butler’s and walk in pantries, and a breakfast area.  French doors from the living room and the family room access a large balcony where you can enjoy beautiful sunsets.  The master and the four other large bedroom suites are located on the lower level.  The private master retreat features a fireplace and a huge master bath with shower, steam room and a spa tub.  Other features include a 3-car garage, beautiful travertine and wood floors throughout, 3 fireplaces in living + family rooms and master suite, newly installed carpet in all the bedrooms, new interior paint throughout, crown moldings, and easy access to the Trump National Golf Course and the freeway. Priced to sell!

5933 Ocean Terrace Drive Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

$4,300,000
5 Beds
5.5 Baths
5,002 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 17218380
Property Type Single Family Residence
Scheduled for early summer completion, this 2017 contemporary Napa Valley styled residence sits on one of the most beautiful and private streets in Rancho Palos Verdes. Your half acre estate extends from a private courtyard entrance, through steal glass front doors. The massive great room leads to modern folding doors to the outdoor kitchen, fire pit, to the backyard salt water pool. But it doesn't end there; open your back gate to find a serene trail with incredible ocean views that leads to Terranea Resort. Uniting practicality and luxury, the open living area and spacious gourmet kitchen boasts a massive island with Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances. The outdoor entertainment area and pool meld the outdoor space with the indoors, with huge windows and doors flooding in natural light. The home boasts an office, elegant private dining room, in suite bathrooms, and an incredible master with a view of the pool. There is nothing like this on the market.

3323 Crownview Drive Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

$4,250,000
7 Beds
8.5 Baths
7,587 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # PV17016332
Property Type Single Family Residence
Breathtaking, Unobstructed 270 Degree Views from Ocean/Coast in Santa Monica, Downtown LA, San Gabriel Mountains, Harbors, to Ocean/Coast in Long Beach and Orange County!!! Majestically situated on the very top of Crownview Drive, this custom built modern house boasts $600,000 worth of remodeling since 2015. Live lavishly in this 7 Bedroom Suites, 8.5 Bathrooms home with 2 bonus rooms for office, library, entertainment and/or exercise. Enjoy the magnificent views from almost every room. Double door entrance leads to a grand entry with crystal chandelier, spiral staircase, high ceiling, and a large dome shaped skylight. Stunning panoramic views from the formal living room, formal and casual dining rooms and family room. Remodeled gourmet kitchen has center island, walk-in pantry, top of the line Viking 6-stove burner and built-in Miele stainless steel appliances. Master bedroom upstairs features walk-in closets and a large master bath with spa tub & rain shower. All bedrooms are suites and most have views and balcony. Second family room upstairs has wet bar for total relaxation. This architectural delight is completed with 2 staircases, expansive use of windows and skylights throughout; refinished sparkling pool and spa facing the views, and a brand new BBQ area. The private gated driveway offers the utmost privacy for the most distinguished family to enjoy and entertain.

2970 Twin Harbors View Drive Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

$3,999,000
5 Beds
8 Baths
6,279 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # SB17015882
Property Type Single Family Residence
LIKE NEW and ONE of ONLY five original Estate properties built by Trump Golf & Estates, this Moroccan inspired cliffside ocean view property is prominently situated on a beautiful cul-de-sac street sitting atop the Palos Verdes Peninsula in Southern California. With 5 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms and a gorgeous library, this incredible home has a fabulous mix of living spaces and has been appointed with the finest of materials and finishes. The flow is seamless and combined with the stunning views makes this a fabulous nucleus for entertaining family and friends. Beautiful ocean view Master Suite on main level, state of the art kitchen appointed with high-end appliances, stunning formal dining and living rooms and breathtaking glass atrium entry way. Resort-like backyard has an outdoor kitchen, fireplace, pool and spa. Downstairs is a beautiful den, media room, full bar and wine cellar! CAT 5 wiring, surround sound and intercom system, central air and high-end security system. Located just steps from the World Renown 18 HOLE TRUMP NATIONAL GOLF COURSE and the fabulous TRUMP Restaurants. With extraordinary ocean views and luxurious living, this is truly a spectacular property. Come live in some of the most highly sought after real estate in the UNITED STATES!

3807 E Crest Road Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

$3,995,000
5 Beds
6.5 Baths
8,533 SqFt
Status Active Under Contract
MLS # PV16053127
Property Type Single Family Residence
Stunning, one of a kind Architectural Marvel above cloud level with panoramic ocean and city view of Malibu, Santa Monica, Hollywood (SIGN), Downtown LA, San Gabriel Valley, Big Bear mountain, San Pedro, & Long Beach shore. Minutes to Ocean, Trump National Golf Course, & Terranea Resort and close to LAX and Los Angeles freeways. Designed by World-Renowned architect featuring elevator, guest house, annex, office, 6 zone HVAC, wine cellar, gym, sauna, pool, whirlpool jacuzzi, European kitchen appliances & cabinets, sub-zeros, security system, central sound system, motorized shading screens, 4 fire places, 3 wet bars, custom skylights, dry aquarium, sun deck, fruit orchard, water softener, and too many to list. This house is built from street to street with access to the main and guest house from two different streets. Featured in LA Times, New York Time, and Spaces magazine. THE HOUSE CAN BE SOLD FULLY FURNISHED INCLUDING ALL ART & ACCESSORIES (Price to be Negotiated).

8 Calle Viento Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

$3,989,000
4 Beds
6 Baths
5,000 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # PV17095931
Property Type Single Family Residence
Clean ocean air circulates throughout this decadent Mediterranean home as easily as the tides. Resort style living is steps from the impressive cliffs and majestic ocean, making this the ultimate California lifestyle home. Impeccably maintained, this spacious estate sits on a lush 26,440 s/f lot with 5,000 s/f of immaculate interior living space. Welcome visitors in the grand entrance with high ceilings. The open floorplan escorts you to a gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, butler pantry, grand-sized island, Thermador cook top, warming drawer and wine cooler. Indulge in the private interior patio, perfect for morning coffee or relaxing in the sun. Savor the cool, ocean breezes that flow throughout open doors in this Italian style villa. An elegant and private master suite features an ocean view, a large walk in closet and luxurious bath/spa tub and separate shower. Gaze from your home at the beams of light as the Pt. Vicente Ligthhouse stands as a symbol of guidance. You can’t get enough of the lush backyard and courtyard with a walking trail, pond, waterfall, fire pit and putting green. There’s even a fully equipped guest house for all the friends and family who are sure to come calling. It’s not far at all to shopping, fine restaurants, top rated schools and the upscale Terranea Resort. Spend family time walking and biking the trails at the serene nearby nature preserve. This is the life you’ve always wanted, just a breath away.

32410 Nautilus Drive Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

$3,890,000
8 Beds
8 Baths
6,889 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # PV17086610
Property Type Single Family Residence
California Living at its Best! Prepare to be awed by this lavishly remodeled ocean view Mediterranean dream home! The home has it all with 8 bedrooms, 6 full baths and 2 powder rooms PLUS a 562 sqft guest tower that is comprised of a living room, bath, kitchenette, & loft. The sunlit filled main floor lends itself to grand entertaining or intimate soirees.. Gourmet kitchen has antique custom cabinets, exotic granite counter-tops, chiseled travertine, and Viking appliances making it an entertainer's dream come true. Incredible one of a kind family room ties into the kitchen looking out to the pool. This spacious open area is equipped with a large fireplace & wine bar. Master retreat with fireplace allows magnificent ocean views and direct view of Catalina Island. Formal living room and grand balcony has a mega tri-fold glass allowing breathtaking views that bring the outside in. Master bath is nothing short of incredible with custom Italian travertine stone copied from a Roman palace, large shower with bench, multiple shower heads, Jacuzzi tub for two, travertine sinks and a TOTO high tech toilet bidet system. The home enjoys distressed hardwood floors. Resort like backyard with pool & spa w/ a paradise rock waterfall encompassed by palm trees and the most amazing landscaping imaginable. Located across the Trump National Golf Course and near the Terranea Resort.

50 Pacifica Del Mar Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

$3,888,000
5 Beds
6 Baths
4,798 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # SB17029654
Property Type Single Family Residence
Huge Price Improvement! Welcome Home! This one level, sprawling beauty will knock your socks off. Tucked majestically into the Ocean Front Estates bluffs...this home boasts a luxurious layout perfect for family and entertaining. The house itself has 4 gorgeous bedrooms including a Master Suite that is Zen like. A Chef's kitchen opens up onto a large living area and separate dining room. A formal living room sits at the front of the house with views of the Pacific. 4 indoor fireplaces and 2 outdoor fireplaces only add to the mystique of this home. Separate Casita (guest house) also has a fireplace, french doors, 3/4 bath and a kitchenette...perfect for guests. The home surrounds a beautiful courtyard with fire place and french doors...and the front, side and back yards are stunning...so peaceful and beautiful. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Catalina...indoor/outdoor living at its finest. Steps away from Vicente Bluffs Reserve, walking trails, Point Vicente Lighthouse and breathtaking views. Close proximity to Trump National and Terranea Resort...also a couple of blocks away from shops and restaurants...the Location is ideal...the Home is unforgettable! Cul-De-Sac street. 4 car garage as well!

 


On September 7, 2003, the City of Rancho Palos Verdes, the youngest city on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, celebrated its 30th anniversary.
Each year is a milestone for all of the people who worked so hard and so long for incorporation and for all of those who have enjoyed the benefits ever since.

Cattle ranching in the area that is now
the Peninsula Center Shopping District.
The story of the City’s fight for incorporation is indeed an interesting tale. The birth of Rancho Palos Verdes was the culmination of a series of events that occurred during the first half of the 20th Century, as well as the actual drive for incorporation, which began in earnest in the early 1960’s and finally came to fruition in 1973.

Japanese families dry farmed
the south slope of the Peninsula.
Then, for a brief period of time in the early 1900’s, the Peninsula enjoyed prosperity as a cattle ranch and rich farming area. During this time, 2,000 head of cattle roamed the open areas. Japanese families farmed the moist southern slopes with fields of beans, peas and tomatoes, while the manager of the cattle ranch farmed the dryer northern slopes with barley for hay and grain.
In 1913, Frank A. Vanderlip, president of the National Bank of New York, bought the 16,000-acre Palos Verdes Peninsula sight unseen from rancher Jotham Bixby. Even though Mr. Vanderlip had never seen the Peninsula, he recognized its strategic location and potential for development. Mr. Vanderlip had a grand vision to develop the “Palos Verdes Project” into the “most fashionable and exclusive residential colony” in the nation.

Abalone Cove looking east
towards Portuguese Point.

The Early Years: 1900 to 1960

At the close of the 19th Century, the Palos Verdes Peninsula was uninhabited, with the exception of a few sheepherders and their flocks. The high mesas and sweeping terraces of this land were lonely and barren. There were no trees, fences, roads or structures of any kind. Then, for a brief period of time in the early 1900’s, the Peninsula enjoyed prosperity as a cattle ranch and rich farming area. During this time, 2,000 head of cattle roamed the open areas. Japanese families farmed the moist southern slopes with fields of beans, peas and tomatoes, while the manager of the cattle ranch farmed the dryer northern slopes with barley for hay and grain.

Unfortunately, the area’s remote location and lack of adequate roads initially thwarted his plans. Later, the Stock Market Crash, the Great Depression and the onset of World War II crippled the dream. However, none of these events changed the beauty and desirability of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, with its magnificent views, beautiful rolling terrain, mild climate and clean air, as an ideal place to live.

Probably the greatest single event that would shape the future of Rancho Palos Verdes occurred in July 1953. By this time, Frank A. Vanderlip’s eldest son, Frank Jr., was the president of the Palos Verdes Corporation, which controlled the family’s remaining undeveloped acreage on the Peninsula. Since 1944, the Great Lakes Carbon Corporation had leased a 300-acre tract of land on the north side of the Peninsula for mining of diatomaceous earth. Although this mine’s resources had nearly been exhausted, another rich deposit was known to exist on a 165-acre tract near the crest of the Peninsula. For two years, the Great Lakes Carbon Corporation had been unsuccessfully attempting to purchase this property from the Vanderlip family. Finally, Frank Vanderlip Jr. agreed to sell, provided that Great Lakes purchase all of the stock in the Palos Verdes Corporation. Upon completion of the transaction, Great Lakes Carbon Corporation suddenly owned 7,000 acres of prime undeveloped land, all that was left of the 16,000 acres bought from Mr. Bixby, with the exception of 500 acres retained by the Vanderlip family in the Portuguese Bend area.

What happened next was not surprising. The plans for mining operations were quickly discarded and a group of well-know architects and engineers were hired to create a master plan to develop the property.

The Fight for Incorporation:
1960 to 1973

The grand plan envisioned for the Palos Verdes Peninsula by Frank A. Vanderlip Sr. was to be only partially realized by the time of his death in 1937. In the nearly 25 years since he acquired the property, Mr. Vanderlip’s plan had been fragmented and diluted by a variety of external forces.

Aerial view of Abalone Cove circa 1950’s


Point Vicente Lighthouse circa 1920’s
Notice the undeveloped hills in the background.
In response to the changing circumstances, the other three Peninsula cities of Palos Verdes Estates, Rolling Hills and Rolling Hills Estates incorporated before the largest building boom began in the late 1950 and early 1960s. Fueled by the master plan created by the Great Lakes Carbon Corporation and the burgeoning economic growth occurring in the South Bay area, the remaining unincorporated area on the Peninsula began to develop rapidly and in ever-increasing densities.

The idea of a fourth city was first advanced in 1962 as an answer to controlling the unbridled development that was occurring in the unincorporated areas on the Peninsula, which remained under the control of Los Angeles County. Unfortunately, these early efforts were never able to get off the ground. In spite of protests from individually affected homeowners groups, adjacent cities and the local school district, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors routinely granted zone changes. In desperation, more than 40 homeowners groups joined together in 1965 to form the Peninsula Advisory Council (PAC) in the hopes that this collaboration would add weight to their arguments against the proposed zone changes. However, despite PAC’s best efforts, the County continued to grant more zone changes for higher densities, with little concern for the sensitive environment. According to PAC’s records, 43 times they protested to the County, and 43 times they failed.

Then, in 1969, came the new County Master Plan for the Peninsula that provided for a population density far beyond what the local residents wanted. In response, a Peninsula-wide organization was formed that same year called Save Our Coastline (SOC). Unlike previous efforts, SOC was able to combine political and financial power with experienced local governments focused on achieving a common goal. However, after several unsuccessful fights against the County’s Master Plan for the Peninsula, it became evident that the only way to preserve the environment and to gain control over local zoning issues was through incorporation of a fourth city.

The drive for incorporation of the fourth city intensified in February 1970 when a formal application was made to the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO), which was the first step in a six-step process necessary for successful incorporation. LAFCO approved the application shortly thereafter. The second step was successfully completed when signatures supporting incorporation were obtained from the owners of 43% of the assessed valuation of the land, 63% of the homeowners and 70% of the registered voters. However, further progress was blocked when landowners representing more than 51% of the assessed land value protested the incorporation. In response, SOC filed a lawsuit in Federal District Court seeking to have Section 34311 of the State Code declared unconstitutional. The so-called “one man-one vote” suit contended that a vote should not be weighted by the land’s assessed value, but rather by the actual number of voters in the area. There was further litigation and many setbacks before the State Supreme Court, in September 1972, ruled 7 to 0 in Curtis vs. Board of Supervisors that landowners could not prevent voters from determining their own form of municipal government. This cleared the way for completing the final steps with LAFCO towards incorporation and permitting a cityhood election to take place.


The first City Council seated left to right,
Marilyn Ryan, Gunther Buerk, and, Robert Ryan.
Standing Left to right, Dave “Cisco” Ruth and Ken Dyda
The election was finally held on August 28, 1973. An overwhelming majority of 5 to 1 voted in favor of incorporation. At the same time, the voters elected five City Council members out of a field on 24 candidates. The first City Council, consisting of Mayor Marilyn Ryan and Council members Gunther Buerk, Ken Dyda, Dave “Cisco” Ruth and Robert Ryan, all ran on similar platforms of low-density land uses, minimum taxes, and responsiveness to residents.The newly elected City Council held its first meeting on September 7, 1973 at Ridgecrest Intermediate School.
The first City Hall offices were located in the former SOC offices in the Golden Cove Center at the corner of Hawthorne Boulevard and Palos Verdes Drive West. One of the first actions taken by the new City Council was to declare a building moratorium and to begin work on the preparing the City’s General Plan. In 1975, City Hall was relocated to its current location at the former Army Nike missile base on Hawthorne Boulevard, just above the Golden Cove Center.

City Hall circa 1975

The incorporation of the fourth city came just in the nick of time. Although some of the developments allowed by the County were larger and denser than what the City would allow today, they are relatively few. The overall rural ambience of the community has remained intact.


Point Vicente
Photo by Mary Donovan

Abalone Cove Shoreline Park
Photo by Mary Donovan

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