2018 Home Sale of the Year in Redondo Beach – 417 Paseo De La Playa

Without question the sale of the year in Redondo Beach will be the once in a lifetime oceanfront property at 417 Paseo De La Playa.  Paseo

De La Playa is the blufftop street in the Hollywood Riviera.  While homes on Paseo De La Playa are special due to the location alone, this house (well actually two houses) were in a league all of their own.

The property sold back in February of 2018 for a staggering price tage of $22,650,00

While the price was unheard of for this are of the South Bay, there’s no disputing that the home (s) were unlike anything on the market for a very long time.  The lots along Paseo De La Playa are already huge as they extend all the way to the beach but in this case there was not one, but two separate parcels for sale.  What also made this compound type property unique is the beach access.  It can take years to go through the California coastal process of trying to get beach access and it’s often denied.  In this case there’s not only beach access but a private volleyball court!

As marketed by listing agent Chris Adlam with Vista Sotheby’s International:

With over 62,000 square feet of beach-front property on TWO SEPARATE PARCELS, this dramatic compound is almost impossible to duplicate. The main house (417 Paseo de la Playa) is over 10,000 square feet of exquisite living area, and the “companion house” (421 Paseo de la Playa) has over 5,500 square feet. Both homes are located behind gated entrances, both with direct access to the sand, a spectacular pool & spa, a private sand volleyball court, and a large yard. The views span from Palos Verdes through the beach cities, including the entire Santa Monica Bay.

 

What is the Hillside Overlay Ordinance in the Hollywood Riviera?

By Keith Kyle

A few of the many benefits of living near the beach are the wonderful ocean views and ocean breezes that make life here so unique.  These ocean views have immeasurable value from both a quality of life aspect as well as a significant monetary impact.  In many of the South Bay cities these views are unprotected and it’s not rare for a home’s stunning ocean views to disappear when the one story home next door gets torn down and new and much larger home replaces it.

Home with "flags" marking outline of proposed addition

Home with “flags” marking outline of proposed addition

Certain areas of Torrance are the exception. Primarily found in the Hollywood Riviera and Seaside Ranchos neighborhoods the city has incorporated much stricter building guidelines known as the “Hillside Overlay” area.  (see map below)

From the Torrance city website:  In 1977, the Hillside Overlay Area was established in Torrance, CA in order to address issues concerning building, remodeling, and protecting views and privacy.  All new construction (meaning both new homes and expansions on current structures) are subject to review and input by neighbors including “flagging”  where a mock up of the future structure are marked with plastic flags  to approximate the outlines of any proposed addition to the structure prior to permit approval so that neighborhood input may be obtained.

Torrance Municipal Code Excerpt (Hillside Overlay)

The basics of the hillside overlay are as follows:  Upon receipt of the complete application, the Community Development Director shall set a date, time and place for a public hearing thereon as soon as practicable and shall send notice thereof to the owners of land included within a three hundred (300) foot radius of the exterior boundaries of the land for which the permit is sought

No construction and no remodeling or enlargement of a building or structure shall be permitted unless the Planning Commission (or the City Council on appeal) shall find that the location and size of the building or structure, or the location and size of the remodeled or enlarged portions of the building or structure, have been planned and designed in such a manner as to comply with the following provisions:
a) The proposed development will not have an adverse impact upon the view, light, air and privacy of other properties in the vicinity;
b) The development has been located, planned and designed so as to cause the least intrusion on the views, light, air and privacy of other properties in the vicinity;
c) The design provides an orderly and attractive development in harmony with other properties in the vicinity;
d) The design will not have a harmful impact upon the land values and investment of other properties in the vicinity;
e) Granting such application would not be materially detrimental to the public welfare and to other properties in the vicinity;
f) The proposed development will not cause or result in an adverse cumulative impact on other properties in the vicinity.

Torrance Hillside Overlay

 

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417 Paseo De La Playa – Once In a Lifetime Property in the Hollywood Riviera

While the price is staggering for this are of the South Bay, there’s no disputing that the home (s) being sold at 417 Paseo De La Playa are pretty incredible.  The lots along Paseo De La Playa are already huge as they extend all the way to the beach but in this case there’s not one, but two separate parcels for sale.  What also makes this compound type property unique is the beach access.  It can take years to go through the California coastal process of trying to get beach access and it’s often denied.  In this case there’s not only beach access but a private volleyball court!  Here’s information from listing agent Chris Adlam of Vista Sotheby’s International.

With over 62,000 square feet of beach-front property on TWO SEPARATE PARCELS, this dramatic compound is almost impossible to duplicate. The main house (417 Paseo de la Playa) is over 10,000 square feet of exquisite living area, and the “companion house” (421 Paseo de la Playa) has over 5,500 square feet. Both homes are located behind gated entrances, both with direct access to the sand, a spectacular pool & spa, a private sand volleyball court, and a large yard. The views span from Palos Verdes through the beach cities, including the entire Santa Monica Bay.

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The Changing Face of Paseo De La Playa in the Hollywood Riviera

For lack of a more refined way of putting it….Paseo De La Playa in the Hollywood Riviera is probably one of the coolest streets in the South Bay.  With enormous lots that extend all the way to the sand at Torrance Beach, panoramic ocean views and stunning queens necklace views, these homes offer it all.  Unlike the beachfront homes of the Manhattan and Hermosa Strand, homes on the west side of Paseo De La Playa offer stunning ocean and coastline views by day, stunning sunsets in the evening and incredible ocean/city lights at night.  Most of the homes along the street were tract type houses built in the 1970s with very much a Brady Bunch look and feel.  That’s all changed in the last few years with 7 of the homes having extreme makeovers.  See the current homes for sale on Paseo De La Playa in the Hollywood Riviera.

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