Top Redondo Beach realtor Keith Kyle takes you on a video tour of the oceanfront condos of the Esplanade. While this video is over 8 years old and definitely looks a bit dated, the information is still helpful and we think it should give you a good idea of what the complexes like Ocean Plaza, Casa Bahia, Surfrider and Sand Castle are like.
Condos and townhomes are relatively rare in the Hollywood Riviera as most of the area is zoned for single family homes. Cote D’ Azure is one exception and the location just couldn’t be cooler. It sits on the bluff overlooking the ocean on the Hollywood Riviera’s best streeet, Paseo De La Playa.
Cote D’Azure offer sits just up the hill from Torrance Beach and offers direct access down a set of stairs exclusive to the complex. The units range from tree top views to partial ocean views to spectacular ocean views. The current home for sale at 639 Paseo De La Playa #105 offers a pleasant tree view straight on with some nice ocean views at a bit of an angle. Most of the home has been remodeled and ready to go.
In the Redondo Beach real estate market, where inventory is extremely low, one oceanfront building is certainly bucking the trend. The Ocean Plaza, at 531 Esplanade in South Redondo Beach currently has 5 condos for sale…all with great ocean views. Although the building sits ocean front, the bulk of the condos are on the side and the views can vary depending on the floor and how far east in the building the home sits. Generally the higher the floor and higher the unit number the better. See a video overview of the ocean front condos of the Esplanade.
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.
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.
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 unlike 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 would 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 surface 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