Oldie But a Goody – See Our Long Ago Video Touring the Esplanade Oceanfront Condos

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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.

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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.

 

 

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King 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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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.

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