You will love this new listing coming this week in the desirable Seaside/South Torrance neighborhood. This impeccable home is one level, completely remodeled with amazing smart-home features, air conditioning, tankless water heater, updated 200 amp electrical panel, detached finished garage set up for a home office and home entertainment. The backyard is perfect for entertaining under the stars or just relaxing in the sun. The kitchen is a cook’s dream and the floor plan is well thought out! Come see it today before it’s gone at this affordable entry level price of $899,000! We will have it open Thursday, Sept 5th, 2019 from 12-2pm and again Saturday & Sunday, Sept 7th & 8th from 1-4pm!
This historic and iconic home was originally home to and built by Clifford Reid, the developer of the Hollywood Riviera, a lovely neighborhood located in South Torrance. His personal residence for 40+ years and filled with treasures from around the world each brought in to perfectly complement the Spanish Colonial Architecture. The home is situated on an over 22,000 square foot lot (which equates to approximately 3 regular lots in the Hollywood Riviera neighbhorhood.) Its grandeur is never dull even when you drive by it several times a day. It was recently restored by its current owner – who has had it just over 2 years now. Its beauty is still dramatic and iconic to all who live in the area. A new owner is currently being sought as the property was just listed for $14,995,000. Anyone who lives here would have to be extremely proud to pull up to the drive of this gorgeous facade. You can walk to the Riviera Village and beach from this location and enjoy sunsets from some of the rooms. The home itself is over 6700 sq ft. with 6 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms. There are two powder rooms off the gorgeous entry way alone…one for him and one for her. There is a discreet ‘call button’ located on the dining room floor under the head of the table’s foot, so you can call for more cocktails at dinner! The property is currently being brokered by Rodeo Realty, Beverly Hills / Brandon Assanti. 124 Via Monte D’Oro, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Here are some great South Bay Home Spring Buying Tips! ‘Tis the spring selling season!!
Recognize a Roof in Need Of Repair – Before entering a home, check out what is happening on top. Does the roof look relatively new or is it caving in? Are the edges curling up? Is there mildew or discoloration on roof tiles? Chances are this could cost you …
Don’t Judge a Room by Its Paint Color – When you step into a prospective room, focus on the structural condition. How old are the appliances in the kitchen? Are the floors even? Are the windows newer? Don’t let a new paint job lure you in – be sure to look for things that could really cost you.
Too Much Scent – When there’s too much going on in the scent department—plug-ins, wax warmers, and candles, for example—I wonder what that overkill is hiding. Be sure to take a deep whiff in every room you enter, and look closely at walls, ceilings, and flooring for signs of pet accidents, mildew, or smoke.
Signs of Deferred Maintenance – When I walk through a home, I look for signs that the owner might have neglected routine home maintenance. Issues such as burned-out light bulbs, long grass, leaky faucets, or faded paint. These signs indicate the seller may have ignored other ongoing home maintenance tasks that can cause real problems down the road. An attentive homeowner is going to flush the water heater annually, change air filters monthly, clean the chimney, inspect the roof for leaks, and regularly re-caulk around windows and doors, for example, which will keep all those systems in good working order.
Water Damage – A musty odor can indicate water damage, even if you don’t see standing water. Check walls and ceilings for water lines; they likely indicate flooding from a leak or a burst pipe that may have caused internal damage. Also, take a peek at exposed piping in basements or laundry rooms, and check for rust, water stains, or leaking.
Hire a Home Inspector – Even though your home inspector is likely to detect many of these problems down the line, being attentive to these red flags in an open house ensures that you’re not wasting your time on a home that isn’t the one for you. A good real estate agent can also point things like this out when you walk through a home for the first time.