Redondo Beach’s House of Mirrors

The saying goes, those who live in glass houses….what about those that live in mirror houses?

I’ve seen many houses in my day and haven’t always agreed with the sellers choices but I recently saw a house unlike2015-10-15 13.36.32 anything I’d seen before.  The home, located at 606 Esplanade #1, is a front unit townhome with great ocean views, an ideal location, and loads of potential….but…..

In it’s current state it’s more like a carnival fun house than something you mirror housewould expect in a beach house.  From the moment you walk in you are surrounded by mirrors.  Every wall, every closet, every corner is mirrored. You can’t walk into a bathroom or bedroom without seeing yourself reflected on every surface of the room.  It’s truly incredible and just a little dizzying.

Although it probably wouldn’t take much to turn the home into something fantastic, it’s hard to notice anything other than your reflection with the current situation.  I’ve seen mirrors added to beach homes to reflect the views, or add some light, but when every 2015-10-15 13.34.44surface is mirrored its like being in a carnival funhouse.

It’s not hard to see why the listing agents chose to only post one picture as it might be impossible to get any pictures without the photographer’s reflection…hundreds of times.  In general the home has great potential.  The rooms are large, it offers a great ocean view, the kitchen living room have great light with sit down ocean views, but at the moment between the mirrors and the price, it’s going to be a tough sell.  View more information on 606 Esplanade #1 in South Redondo Beach

Price Reductions Making this Oceanfront Esplanade Home for Sale Intriguing

The home located at 709 Esplanade hasn’t been one of the easiest homes to sell, despite the fact that it sits 709 Esplanadeoceanfront with unbelievable views from Palos Verdes to Malibu.  It’s a home with some challenges and will require a buyer with some vision, and some money to do a fairly sizable remodel.  It’s been listed by a number of realtors and has come down from the hyper inflated $10,000,000 that it started at in 2012.  It’s a fairly palacial home by any South Bay standards with the sellers claim that it’s over 9000 feet.  Unfortunately it’s a classic example of an owner with very specific tastes that doesn’t appeal to the masses.  The owner clearly liked the color pink (or salmon we’re not sure) and tile.  Just about every surface in the home is a pinkish tile and some of the features are a challenge for most luxury home buyers…..pink frog fountains, pinkish kitchen, etc.  In general our opinion is that the home will need a total overhaul, but at it’s current price it is starting to be a very enticing option for the homeowner that wants it all.  Contact us or call/text 310-251-2344 for more information.

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What’s the difference between North and South Redondo Beach?

By Keith KyleThe Village in Redondo Beach

Redondo Beach is a wonderful city in the South Bay offering housing options for just about every buyer.  The city is a rather odd shape and is squeezed in between Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Lawndale, Hawthorne and Torrance.   Unlike some of it’s neighbors the zoning in Redondo Beach has allowed for far more styles and types of homes ranging from large condo complexes, retirement communities, 2 on a lot and 3 on a lot townhomes, and single family homes.

From a real estate standpoint the city of Redondo Beach is broken into two distinct areas…..North Redondo and South Redondo.  Each has a very different feel and a fairly different price range. The general dividing line is generally at 19oth Street.

So what’s the difference?

The primary difference is the location and the “feel” the areas have due to that location.

North Redondo real estate map North Redondo is landlocked between Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Hawthorne, Lawndale and Torrance.  The area , with the zip code of 90278, has some great housing options that are generally priced lower than South Redondo beach but none of the neighborhoods have much of a coastal feel and none of the areas offer any type of ocean views.  One of the most prevalent types of homes in North Redondo are townhomes but may not be what many think of when they think of endless rows of identical homes.  The main types of townhomes in Redondo are known as 2 on a lot and 3 on a lot townhomes.  The entire “complex” consists of 2 or 3 units and many, especially when detached, feel like single family homes. Some of the more notable neighborhoods are the Golden Hills which lies just east of Hermosa and offers primarily single family homes with square footage around 1800 feet. The other area consisting of primarily single family homes in on the eastern border and known as the TRW tract.  Throughout North Redondo there is a mix of types and styles and prices generally range from the low $500Ks to over $1,000,000.   Visit the North Redondo listings page to see the current homes for sale in this part of Redondo Beach.

South Redondo sits on some pristine coastline and has a much “beachier” feel.  Due to zoning this part of town has some very South Redondo Beach Real Estate Maplarge condo complexes, especially along the water.  South Redondo with the zip code of 90277, offers numerous two on a lot townhomes (3 on a lot townhomes are more rare in this part of town), condo complexes and single family homes.  Some of the more well known buildings are the Seascape condos near King Harbor, the various oceanfront buildings of the Esplanade, The Village, and Brookside Village.  Prices range dramatically due to the factors of proximity to the beach and the ocean views but is consistently higher priced than North Redondo.  In addition to the beach, this part of town offers an abundance of activities and sites from King Harbor and the Redondo Pier, to Riviera Village, Seaside Lagoon, Wilderness Park and more.  The schools are great in both areas.

As mentioned, prices range higher than in the North Redondo area.  To see the current homes for sale in South Redondo visit our South Redondo real estate information page.

 

 

Coastal Charm in South Redondo Beach

By Keith KyleKing Harbor and Redondo Beach Pier views from the Esplanade condos

Located along some of Southern California’s finest beaches, South Redondo Beach has something to offer everyone. Redondo is generally comprised of two main areas known as South and North Redondo. Each area has a very different feel with South Redondo having more of a beach atmosphere due to it’s location and the fact that it’s bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean. Bordered by the Palos Verdes Peninsula to the south, North Redondo to the north, and Torrance to the east, South Redondo Beach offers great schools, proximity to the beach, and an abundance of activities.

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Some highlights include ocean activities and dining at King Harbor, great shopping in the Riviera Village, the Redondo Beach pier, and nature walks at Wilderness Park.

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Current South Redondo Beach Homes for Sale

  1. 5 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 4,079 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,163 sqft
  2. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,567 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,471 sqft
  3. 5 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 2,422 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,948 sqft
  4. 5 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,916 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,032 sqft
  5. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,934 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,924 sqft
  6. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,058 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,615 sqft
  7. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 2,074 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,886 sqft
  8. 5 beds, 7 baths
    Home size: 4,822 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,503 sqft
  9. 5 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,010 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,044 sqft
  10. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 612 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,320 sqft

See all Current homes for sale in 90277 zip code.
(all data current as of 6/23/2018)

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Condo Spotlight – 721Esplanade – Oceanfront Living in Oceania

By Keith KyleOcean and Redondo Beach views from Oceania at 721 Esplanade

In our continuing discussions of oceanfront condos in Redondo Beach today we’ll spotlight the Oceania building at 721 Esplanade.  As this is one of the furthest south of all the larger condo buildings views are often about as good as they get….especially on units that face NW.  Oceania consist of 28 1 and 2 bedroom condos, all directly facing the ocean.  Some of the units sit on the corner and enjoy even more dramatic views that extend from Palos Verdes to Malibu with the coastline and King Harbor in between.

HOA fees run around $315 a month (as of August 2014) but the amounts vary slightly.  Oceania has a very nice sun deck but the building does not have a pool or spa.   The building does have a small fitness room and laundry is common area with individual units not having W/D hookups.  As of this post, pets are permitted according to the CCRs.

Oceania at 721 Esplanade in Redondo Beach721 Esplanade sits as high on the bluff as any of the buildings so views are just about as good as it gets (it also has the best ocean front views of any parking lot we’ve seen).

Another very nice aspect to the location of Oceania is that it is a relatively short walk to the charming shopping and dining area of Riviera Village  near the Hollywood Riviera.

Currently there is one beautiful corner unit for sale and while still for sale can be seen here.

Current Esplanade Condos for Sale

717 Esplanade – Luxury Abounds in this Oceanfront Redondo Beach Estate

By Keith Kyle

There are limited oceanfront homes in the South Bay and even fewer ocean front single family homes in Redondo Beach.  For the luxury buyer looking for it all the home at 717 Esplanade, with close to 7000 feet of living space on an impressive 11,604 foot bluff top lot, may be the epitome of luxury coastal living.  Endless views, custom high end finishes, Mediterranean stylings and 100 feet of ocean frontage are just a few of the features that make this home so spectacular, and so unique.  Currently priced just under $13,000,000 and reduced from it’s original price of $14,250,000.  Contact us for more information or for a private showing.

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Home of the Week – 721 Esplanade – Oceanfront Living in the South Bay

By Keith KyleEsplanade-Condos

There are many condos along the oceanfront Esplanade in Redondo Beach with great views.  The area has a number of larger complexes on the west side of the street that overlook the beach and ocean, but due to the architecture, location, and proximity to the neighboring buildings, views are sometimes limited.  This latest listing at 721 Esplanade, known as Oceania, is about as good as it gets.

Sitting oceanfront in the northern side of the building, the unit overlooks a single family home (granted a spectacular single family home at 717 Esplanade for sale just south of $13.0M) .  Given the location in the building, even the side bedroom (which would have no view in most buildings) has a pretty spectacular Redondo/King Harbor view.  While the current price of just under $1.2M seems a bit high to us for a non penthouse unit, it’s been nicely updated, has large rooms, and offers one heck of a view.  Given the location of the building, the location of the unit, and the condition, it may appeal to a number of people looking for affordable luxury.   The Oceania building, along with the neighboring 727 Esplanade, sit higher on the bluff than other buildings as well adding to the expansive view.

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565 Esplanade – Oceanfront Living at the Surfrider

By Keith KyleSurfrider-Redondo-Beach-Exterior

Due to zoning allowing some much larger condo complexes than in neighboring Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach, South Redondo has some fantastic ocean front condos at prices more affordable than you might think.  Located along the world famous Esplanade, The Surfrider building is located at 565 Esplanade, not far from the King Harbor/Redondo Pier area, a short distance to the charming Riviera Village and just steps one one of the best beaches in the world.  From the exterior the Surfrider is hard to miss with it’s bright white paint choice and it’s very unique red tile inlay.

565-Esplanade-Surfrider-Oceanfront-CondoThe Surfrider features a variety of one to two bedrooms condos with the majority of the condos being one bedroom units generally around 700-800 square feet.  Two bedroom units are much larger as range between anywhere from 1,050 to 1,427 square feet.  Built in 1971, there are 64 units with the majority having “partial” ocean views.

HOA dues are generally around $320 as of summer 2014 and the complex offers an oceanfront spa but no pool.

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Ahhh…..The Avenues of Redondo Beach

By Keith Kyle

Classic beach town feel in the Avenues of South Redondo Beach

The Avenues In Redondo Beach

If you’re looking for beach charm and proximity to the beach, the Avenues in South Redondo Beach may be just what you’re looking for. The Avenues are the lettered in South Redondo Beach that are basically bordered by Knob Hill to the north, Esplanade to the west, Prospect to the east and PCH to the South. Many of the homes are original beach bungalows built in the later 1940’s and early 1950’s and the streets have that great old school beach feel. The areas west of PCH are flat streets with the ocean sitting at the end while homes east of PCH sit on hills and dunes and often offer some great views.  What make the neighborhoods so great is that they feel like something from the past.  Although many of the original homes have been torn down and replaced by much larger homes, the area still has a beach feel and a very different sense than similar areas in Manhattan and Hermosa Beach.  It doesn’t hurt to see the sparkling ocean at the end of each street.  Rare is the home that is priced below $1,000,000 and depending on views, age, and proximity to the beach, homes generally range from just over $1.0M to the mid $2.0M price point.

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South Redondo Beach Single Family Homes for Sale

By Keith KyleSouth Redondo Beach single family hoes

South Redondo Beach offers a great beach feel and in most parts of the town the beach and ocean are just a short drive, bike ride, or even a short walk away.  South Redondo is far more affordable than nearby Palos Verdes and Manhattan Beach and offers everything from charming original beach bungalows to new construction oversized homes with all the bells and whistles anyone could possibly want.  Search for homes in the Hollywood Riviera, the Avenues, gem streets and more.  If searching for homes on your own is too time consuming, take advantage of our free home updates and we’ll send you daily updates with the latest listings.

Current Single Family Homes for Sale in South Redondo Beach

  1. 5 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 4,079 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,163 sqft
  2. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,567 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,471 sqft
  3. 5 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 2,422 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,948 sqft
  4. 5 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,916 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,032 sqft
  5. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,934 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,924 sqft
  6. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,058 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,615 sqft
  7. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 2,074 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,886 sqft
  8. 5 beds, 7 baths
    Home size: 4,822 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,503 sqft
  9. 5 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,010 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,044 sqft
  10. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 612 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,320 sqft
  11. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,400 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,476 sqft
  12. 5 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 4,350 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,972 sqft
  13. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,158 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,707 sqft
  14. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 3,122 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,970 sqft
  15. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,141 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,401 sqft

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(all data current as of 6/23/2018)

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