By Keith Kyle
One of the more common types of houses in both north and south Redondo Beach is what we call a two on a lot. At some point there was either a small home or small duplex on a larger lot. While the city of Redondo will not allow these lots to be split, they can, depending on zoning, be the sites for multiple unit townhome buildings. In general the zoning either allows a 3 on a lot townhome or a 2 on a lot townhome. The appeal to the two on a lot is that it often feels more like a single family than what most think of when they hear townhome or townhouse. The 2 on a lot can either be attached (usually the shared wall is the garage downstairs and either the master or a patio wall upstairs) or detached with no shared walls and usually a yard separating the two. Both types of 2 on a lot can be a great alternative to a single family home. They are usually larger, newer and in better locations than an SFR in the same price range. In some cases these detached two on a lot have the even better fortune of being on a corner lot giving the two separate townhomes different street addresses and a look and feel of two completely different homes. Values for 2 on a lot Redondo Beach townhomes have skyrocketed in the past 2 years with new construction detached two on a lots nearing $1.2M.