Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Palos Verdes Luxury Homes with Views to Remember

Window to the Pacific - Malaga Cove home in Palos Verdes.
Tuesday's tour of new listings in Palos Verdes included a number of luxury homes with unforgettable views. Yes, the homes were "stand alone" fabulous, but the views were what captured the eye (and added value) to these stunning properties in Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes and Rolling Hills Estates.

The unique location of Palos Verdes, a hilly peninsula surrounded on three sides by water and one side with lower altitude land, lends itself to grand vistas of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island and all the glittering lights of the Los Angeles area and beyond. It's impossible to view property in Palos Verdes and not be struck by the number and variety of view homes for sale. Yesterday's new additions to the list were no exception.

Josh and I previewed six new listings ranging in price from $999,000 to $7,999,000 and the views included everything from deep canyons to Catalina Island, but the predominant view was the gorgeous Pacific Ocean. The window photo was taken from a home with a picture perfect view of the Queen's Necklace (ocean, mountains and city lights) which offers a 24-hour view as those lights sparkle all night long. Another property oozed curb appeal from the street with perfect landscaping and an architecturally interesting house. However, the show-stopper (and price justification) was visible the moment you entered the front door--endless ocean views with an infinity pool spilling over the edge was a view to remember. The home was lovely, but the focus was on the view with walls of windows, numerous balconies and patios to increase opportunities to enjoy the view. I wanted to linger, or maybe move in, and so will any buyer with a big view on their must have list.

A home with a view is easy to find in Palos Verdes, but if you would like a little help with your search we will be honored to assist.

- Norma, Broker/Owner (310) 493-8333 - Email Norma
- Josh, REALTOR (310) 525-9440

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Monday, February 17, 2014

Oceanfront Estates - Luxury coastal homes in Rancho Palos Verdes

Oceanfront Estates was developed by Capital Pacific Holdings at the turn of the century, from the very late 1990s to the early 2000s. The development company was from Orange County--synonymous with large homes on tiny lots, but in keeping with the locals love of the large lot, the developer broke the mold and built large homes on large lots at Oceanfront Estates.

The name of the development is not a misnomer. The ocean views are a sight to behold. The water is up close and personal. You can smell it, you can hear it and often feel the ocean mist on your face. Yet, you are far enough above it to be protected from rogue waves and winter storm surges. The cliffs and bluffs of Palos Verdes provide a wonderful buffer from the rise and fall of the ever-present tides.

A pool overlooking the Pacific in Oceanfront Estates (Palos Verdes.)
True, the homes began life in Palos Verdes as look-alike production homes, but during the ensuing decade many are emerging with styles and designs quite unlike their next door neighbor. The landscaping is maturing giving better balance and beauty to an enclave of estate-size homes. The development no longer appears out-of-place in Palos Verdes. It has earned its place along the coveted coastal acreage of the Palos Verdes Peninsula.

Homes for sale in Oceanfront Estates in Palos Verdes:
For more information about Oceanfront Estates in Rancho Palos Verdes contact Norma Toering & Team. (310) 493-8333