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Classic 1914 California Craftsman in Old Town Torrance -1323 Cota, Torrance CA 90501

Take a step back in time with this magnficent California craftsman home at 1323 Cota.  Located on an oversized lot in the charming community of Old Torrance this beautiful home, built in 1914 harkens back to another era, when homes were built and designed with true craftsmanship and pride.  From the moment you enter you are struck by the meticulous details throughout.  From the hardwood floors to the custom stained glass windows this home has been well loved for over 100 years.  With a lot of over 10,000 feet this wonderful home offers an abundance of yard, patio and garden space.  Enjoy warm evenings in the backyard gazebo or lazy summer days in the immense front and backyards.  This home is absolutely beautiful and waiting for new owners who truly appreciate what a special home this is.

1323 Cota, Torrance CA 90501

This California Craftsman executive home is a magnificent, rare find. Built in 1914 on huge R2 lot near Nativity Church & Triangle Park, one of the most desirable parts of Historic Old Torrance. This 2 story home has fabulous bones & incredibly retains all its Historic charm. The large front porch that tracks the entire width of the house is perfect for sitting on pleasant evenings. Original front door enters into a large living room with large fireplace. The office features the original built-in desk, a coat closet and is accessed through the original pocket doors. The formal dining room has a grand built-in hutch/buffet & wainscoting. A sunny breakfast room is connected to both the dining room & kitchen. The circular downstairs floor plan is great for entertaining with a separate area for the original staircase that wraps through the center of the house. Upstairs are two large bedrooms & another smaller 3rd bedroom. There are 2 separate two car garages in the rear off the alley. Two additional storage rooms are connected to the first garage. Huge 75′ x 140′ lot (10,500 sqft) has endless possibilities including another one story house (Check with City of Torrance Building Dept). Title & Records Search indicate that this house was once owned by Jarred Sidney Torrance. Truly one of Old Torrance’s best properties & a Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity to own a piece of local History. To appreciate this house and its craftsmanship you must see it yourself.  Contact listing agent Keith Kyle with Vista Sotheby’s International for more information or for a private showing.  310.251.2344

 

Take a Look at 4171 w 172nd Street – Single Family Home for Sale in Torrance

4171 w 172nd Street, Torrance CA 90504 – Priced at $735,000

Welcome home! This home is as charming on the inside as it is on the outside. From the wonderful curb appeal and the great location, to the upgrades and enhancements, it has it all. Drive up the tree lined street and pull up to a beautifully landscaped front yard and shaded front porch in a friendly neighborhood atmosphere. From the moment you enter you’ll notice the open and bright interior with a flexible floorplan to fit every lifestyle.   For more information call/text us at 310.251.2344 or email at keith@keithkylehomes.com. We would be happy to set up a tour of the home.

  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
  • 1,375 square feet
  • remodeled throughout
  • Grassy front and rear yards

The property located in a great neighborhood of Torrance with easy access to shopping, dining, freeways, the beach and a short distance to the South Bay Galleria.

This home boasts many impressive features, including a large open living and dining room with recessed lighting, hardwood floors, and sliders to the backyard and patio. The remodeled and spacious kitchen offers new granite counters, stainless steel appliances, ample cabinet space, roomy pantry, in kitchen breakfast area and opens to the living/dining areas. Two bright and beauitiful bedrooms sit off the front side of the home and share a beautifully remodeled full bathroom. The master bedroom addition is a spacious retreat with sliding doors to the backyard and private patio. The master suite offers walk-in closets, recessed lighting, a large master bath with tiled flooring, a beautiful shower and dual sinks. Enjoy the great year round weather in the landscaped grass back yard filled with flowers, fruit trees, and is ready for entertaining in the spacious patio area.

 

December 2017 Redondo Beach Home Sales – Median Price Tops $1.0M

The monthly sales are in for December and although it was a bit of a slower month in terms of the number of homes that sold, it was a very strong month for home prices in this coastal town.  Redondo Beach recorded 78 homes sold in December at a median price of $1,018,000.  While median prices have topped $1.0M in the past it’s still fairly rare.  Click here to see the current homes for sale in Redondo Beach or view our recent home sales in Redondo Beach.

City Homes Sold December 2017  Median December 2016  Median Year
over Year % Change%
Carson 47 $486,000 $451,000 7.8%
El Segundo 11 $966,000 $985,000 -2%
Gardena 65 $515,00 $465,000 10.8%
Harbor City 17 $572,000 $621,000 -7.9%
Hawthorne 30 $545,000 $555,000 -1.9%
Hermosa Beach 15 $2,003,000 $1,440,000 39.1%
Lawndale 12 $448,000 $510,000 -12.3%
Lomita 10 $595,000 $519,000 14.5%
Long Beach 284 $497,000 $465,000 6.9%
Manhattan Beach 36 $2,250,000 $1,790,000 25.7%
Marina Del Rey 31 $1,075,000 $841,000 27.9%
Palos Verdes Estates 27 $1,342,000 $1,599,000 -16.1%
Playa Del Rey 9 $612,000 $588,000 4.2%
Rancho Palos Verdes 58 $1,050,000 $1,170,000 -10.3%
Redondo Beach 78 $1,018,000 $987,000 3.1%
San Pedro 58 $485,000 $515,000 -5.8%
Torrance 111 $670,000 $650,000 3.1%
Westchester 38 $1,005,000 $985,000 2%

 

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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Redondo Beach Nears $1,000,000 for July Median Home Prices

July was a crazy month throughout the South Bay with double digit year over year percentage changes in most of the cities. There was no real rhyme or reason to it with some cities way up and others way down. Redondo Beach real estate was one of the exceptions to the massive percentage changes with a very modest 6% increase in home prices over July of 2016.  Overall Redondo Beach saw 95 home sales with a median price of $975,000.

City Homes Sold July 2017 Median July 2016 Median Year over Year % Change%
Carson 60 $480,000 $445,000 8%
El Segundo 20 $1,055,000 $1,310,000 -19.5%
Gardena 65 $549,000 $454,000 21%
Harbor City 15 $439,000 $550,000 -20.2%
Hawthorne 35 $730,000 $562,000 30%
Hermosa Beach 19 $2,025,000 $1,410,000 43.6%
Lawndale 15 $515,000 $430,000 19.8%
Lomita 21 $598,000 $585,000 2.1%
Long Beach 331 $520,000 $471,500 10.3%
Manhattan Beach 48 $2,449,000 $2,200,000 11.3%
Marina Del Rey 36 $921,000 $974,000 -5.4%
Palos Verdes Estates 28 $1558,000 $1,800,000 -13.4%
Playa Del Rey 20 $613,000 $629,000 -2.5%
Rancho Palos Verdes 63 $1,345,000 $1,160,000 15.9%
Redondo Beach 95 $975,000 $920,000 6%
San Pedro 63 $542,000 $542,000 0%
Torrance 113 $687,000 $617,000 11.4%
Westchester 33 $1,185,000 $1,116,000 6.2%

Multiple Homes for Sale on 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.  What makes this part of the Hollywood Riviera so great is that it’s walking distance to Torrance Beach and not far from the downtown shopping and dining area of Riviera Village.

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.  Contact us for more information or visit our Hollywood Riviera homes for sale page to view all of the current lisitngs.

Redondo Beach CA Home Sales and Prices for December 2016

By Keith Kyle

December was a pretty typical month in Redondo Beach real estate with 75 home sales at a median price of $900,000.  December traditionally is a much slower month but with the continued demand for Redondo Beach homes, there doesn’t seem to be such a thing as a slow month.  Click here to see the sold homes in Redondo Beach for December.  For the current homes for sale visit our active listings page.

City Homes
Sold
December
2016 Median
December
2015 Median
Year
over Year % Change%
Carson 54 $450,000 $420,000 7%
El Segundo 14 $816,000 $1,171,000 -30.3%
Gardena 44 $504,000 $413,000 22.1%
Harbor City 9 $523,000 $404,000 29.5%
Hawthorne 37 $575,000 $520,000 10.6%
Hermosa Beach 17 $1,380,000 $1,625,000 -15.1%
Lawndale 8 $393,000 $521,000 -24.6%
Lomita 6 $473,000 $535,000 -11.6%
Long Beach 298 $490,000 $435,000 12.6%
Manhattan Beach 38 $1,863,000 $1,831,000 1.7%
Marina Del Rey 21 $955,000 $945,000 1.1%
Palos Verdes Estates 25 $1,550,000 $1,675,000 -7.5%
Playa Del Rey 20 $658,000 $612,000 7.5%
Rancho Palos Verdes 47 $1,088,000 $945,000 15.1%
Redondo Beach 75 $900,000 $855,000 5.3%
San Pedro 58 $515,000 $485,000 6.3%
Torrance 112 $656,000 $585,000 12.1%
Westchester 32 $943,000 $892,000 5.7%

2160 Plaza Del Amo 3 Bedroom Townhome – Just Sold

2160 Plaza Del Amo # 165, Torrance 905012160 Plaza Del Amo copy

Just in time for summer, this beautiful and spacious townhome located in one of Torrance’s great neighborhoods offers numerous upgrades in the peaceful Park Plaza community.  This two level townhome offers an ideal layout with all 3 bedrooms upstairs and all living areas on the first floor.  The first floor offers a beautiful kitchen and breakfast nook overlooking one of the multiple patios and decks.   The dining room and living room sit just off of the kitchen and offer solid hardwood walnut floors and a custom-built fireplace and direct access to the patio making it ideal for entertaining and indoor-outdoor living.  Upstairs the master suite features vaulted ceilings, a ceiling fan and a balcony looking out over the treetops. The two other bedrooms are bright and spacious making for an ideal floorplan.   Detached separate 2 car garage steps away.  Park plaza offers a gated entry, lushly landscaped open space, pool,spa and club house. This is a wonderful property in a tranquil setting, and resides in the award winning Torrance Unified School District.

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

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BED / BATH: 3/ 1 1/2
SQFT(src): 1,578 (A)
GARAGE: 2
YEAR BLT(src): 1979 (ASR)
SUB TYPE: TWNHS (A)
APN: 7359007046

 

March 2016 Median Home Prices for Redondo Beach and the South Bay.

By Keith Kyle

The numbers for March are in Redondo Beach saw another solid month with  89 homes sold in Redondo Beach and a median home price of $893,000 which was slightly up from the previous month.  There is a healthy number of new construction projects coming out in both north and south Redondo which is helping keep the home prices up.

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%