Suddenly the Whole Street is On Sale – Camino De Encanto in the Hollywood Riviera

By Keith Kyle

It’s not often that we see homes come on the market in the lower Hollywood Riviera neighborhood that’s west of Palos Verdes Blvd.  Occassionally we see a home or two and more often than not, there is nothing on the market in this area.

That certainly couldn’t be further from the case at the moment as there are 4 homes for sale on Camino De Encanto in the Hollywood Riviera.

There are current 4 homes on the market and all are within a 1/2 block.  This is pretty unheard of an probably not ideal for any of the homes as when buyers have options….they want to negotiate.

Torrance Alternative – 2209 Nelson in Redondo Beach CA

Although not in Torrance this is a Redondo Beach real estate listing that’s worth knowing about.

This better than new coastal craftsman is as beautiful on the inside as the outside

2209-nelson-redondo-beach and dramatically different than the standard Redondo townhome.  From the moment you see 2209 Nelson in Redondo Beach you’ll realize that this is unlike anything on the market.  Entering the home, you’ll be struck by the bright and open floorplan and attention to details. From the nine foot high ceilings,  6″ oak flooring to the El Dorado stone fireplace to the wainscoting and custom colors this home is designer perfect.  The lower level features a bright and open floorplan for today’s lifestyle and perfectly blends beach casual with modern luxury.  Ideal for entertaining the home features an open kitchen with granite counters, stainless appliances, Merillat maple cabinetry, center island and breakfast bar.  The kitchen opens to both the dining area and the spacious living 2209-nelson-living-room-entryroom.  Direct access to the private backyard and patio is ideal for indoor outdoor living.

Contact listing agent Keith Kyle with Vista Sotheby’s International Realty for more information.

Head upstairs to 3 beautiful  bedrooms plus the incredible master suite.  All bedrooms offer plantation shutters, vaulted ceilings, recessed lights, and all enjoy an abundance of natural light.  The master suite is a stunning retreat bathed in natural light, with vaulted ceilings, beautiful stone fireplace, private sitting area, balcony, and walk in closet.  The spacious master bath offers separate jacuzzi tub and shower, dual vanities, marble countertops and travertine flooring.  This beautiful home is a rare find in today’s market of cookie cutter homes.  View the 2209 Nelson photo gallery or visit the virtual tour.

  • $1,195,000
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 2 1/2 bathrooms
  • Fully detached – feels like a single family home
  • Beautiful kitchen with Merillat maple cabinets, Verde Butterfly granite, stainless appliances
  • Private patio and yard
  • 2,350 square feet (approx – buyer to verify)
  • Craftsman Style
  • Decorator perfect interior
  • Open Layout
  • Traditional floorplan

 

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Video Tour of The Oceanfront Homes of the Redondo Beach Esplanade

Local Redondo Beach Realtor Keith Kyle takes you on a tour of some of the buildings and complexes along the Esplanade….Redondo Beach’s oceanfront street.  Due to zoning allowing for high rise buildings, the Esplande of Redondo Beach offers some of the most affordable options for ocean front homes.  View our Redondo Beach site to see all of the current homes for sale in Redondo Beach CA.

March 2016 Median Home Prices for Torrance and the South Bay

By Keith Kyle

The numbers for March are in and it was a big month for the number of homes sold in Torrance.  Torrance has been hovering a bit over 100 for the past few months but March saw 133 homes sell throughout this South Bay city.

City Homes
Sold
March
2016 Median
March
2015 Median
Year
over Year % Change%
Carson 54 $447,500 $426,500 4.9%
El Segundo 10 $1,006,000 $849,000 18.5%
Gardena 58 $475,000 $403,500 17.7%
Harbor City 14 $450,000 $455,000 -1.1%
Hawthorne 36 $513,000 $642,000 -20.2%
Hermosa Beach 16 $1,183,000 $1,310,000 -9.7%
Lawndale 10 $385,000 $447,000 -13.9%
Lomita 11 $530,000 $481,000 10.1%
Long Beach 327 $478,000 $414,000 15.3%
Manhattan Beach 41 $2,275,000 $1,940,000 17.3%
Marina Del Rey 18 $1,025,000 $860,000 19.2%
Palos Verdes Estates 28 $1,355,000 $1,400,000 -3.2%
Playa Del Rey 18 $560,000 $546,000 2.6%
Rancho Palos Verdes 56 $1,156,250 $1,044,500 10.7%
Redondo Beach 89 $893,000 $862,000 3.7%
San Pedro  80 $554,000 $481,000 15.1%
Torrance 133 $615,000 $530,000 16%
Westchester 25 $910,000 $854,000 6.6%

Oceanfront Home for Sale at 501 Paseo De La Playa in the Hollywood Riviera

By Keith Kyle

I’ve been fortunate to represent a few clients on purchases or sales along Paseo De La Playa in the Hollywood Riviera and the locations is nothing short of spectacular.  Paseo De La Playa is the oceanfront street that connects Redondo Beach with the beginning of the Palos Verdes Peninsula and offers a lifestyle not found in many places.  Hollywood Riviera is a unique area as it has a Redondo Beach address but is actually located in the city of Torrance.

The recent listing of 501 Paseo De La Playa is no exception.  This 5 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath home sits high on the bluff and offers mesmerizing views of the ocean, Palos Verdes and the beautiful coastline from Redondo to Malibu.

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Our Latest Listing – 1643 Ford in the Golden Hills of Redondo Beach

Welcome home to this wonderfully remodeled single family home in the Golden Hills of Redondo Beach. This beautiful home boasts a great split level floorplan that offers all three bedrooms on the same floor and a spacious and stylish interior. Features include a gorgeous kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, pendant lighting and an abundance of natural light. Custom paint and dramatic dark hardwood floors extend throughout the home giving the home a true designer feel. Beautiful master suite offers large customized closets, gleaming hardwood floors, newer doors and windows and a beautifully remodeled bath. The 2nd and 3rd bedrooms share another stylishly remodeled bathroom with custom tile and stone shower. Bedrooms are west facing and offer great natural light and sit high above the neighboring home to take full advantage of the coastal breezes. Spacious one car garage has a laundry area, direct access to the home, and a full size access door to the seemingly endless storage space underneath. In addition the ample street parking is a rare find in the Golden Hills! Just a few blocks from both Hermosa and Manhattan Beach this home is the perfect starter home in a fantastic neighborhood.

Contact listing agent Keith Kyle of South Bay Brokers to set up a private showing.

Paseo De La Playa….The Best Street in the Hollywood Riviera

By Keith KyleHollywood Riviera Homes

The Hollywood Riviera is one of my favorite areas of the South Bay.  Great views, small town community feel, ocean breezes, and homes that generally fit on the lots make for a feel that you don’t often get in the overcrowded South Bay.  It’s hard to go wrong with any location in this coastal community that lies in both Redondo Beach and Torrance but there’s one street that beats them all. Paseo De La Playa offers bluff top, oceanfront living for the lucky few and enjoys the best of all imaginable views.  The homes enjoy views of Palos Verdes, panoramic ocean views, and coastline views from Redondo Beach all the way to Malibu.  What that makes for is ever changing, always impressive views.  During the day it’s all about the ocean and coastline, but in the evening when colors change, it becomes a fantastic city lights view along the coast.

The lots, as seen below, are huge and usually in the 20,000+ range although may are on leased land often with an option to buyout the lease every few years. Paseo-De-La-Playa Depending on how high on the hill you are (lower elevation homes on towards the left above) there is sometimes direct beach access from the homes which dramatically increases the appeal as “RAT” beach (Right after Torrance) is just below and almost serves as a private beach as access is limited to a fairly long walk from the parking lot.

Homes on this street rarely become available and many are still in fairly original condition with original owners from the 1960s (honestly why would RAT Beach below Paseo De La Playa in Torranceanyone want to move) and range anywhere from the low $3,000,000s- to well into the $4.0M’s for anything remodeled, especially with beach access.

Adding beach access, if not already there, is a huge struggle as it’s tightly regulated by the California Coastal Commission.  The only minor inconvenience to living on Paseo De La Playa is that it’s a moderately busy street and a frequent route for both cars and bicyclists going between Redondo and Palos Verdes.  There is one condo complex at the top of the street called Cote D’Azure with 87 units perched high on the bluff surrounding extensive grounds and pools.  The units are 2 bedrooms generally ranging between 1300-1550 square feet.  Many units do not sit oceanfront and have limited views, while the rare few offer similar views to the SFRs just down the street.

Overall the homes on Paseo De La Playa offer some of the best features imaginable for those looking into the epitome of California coastal luxury living.

For information on current homes contact us or fill in the form below and tell us you’re interested in this wonderful street.

Paseo De La Playa Homes