The Circle Presents 32nd Palos Verdes Homes Tour

The Circle Presents 32nd Palos Verdes Homes Tour
2018 home tour large photo
The Palos Verdes Art Center will be presenting it’s 32nd Homes Tour, Legends By The Sea: A Tale of Three Homes, on Friday, April 20, and Saturday, April 21, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Tour will feature three homes that have a mix of designs with a classic Italian villa built in 1916, a mid-century oceanfront hideaway, and a bold 21st century contemporary.This is a great way to spend the day. You will be able to relax in the seaside atmosphere while touring, then enjoy a delicious luncheon from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. During the afternoon you will also have the opportunity to do a little shopping at the Collected Treasures shop, designer boutiques and enjoy original art pieces by local and PVAC Studio artists.

Pictured above is the serene and dramatic 21st century contemporary, located on the cliff’s above Abalone Cove. This high ceiling home is spacious and stylish, complemented by windows which frame the ocean view. Other favorite homes on the 2018 tour are the Villa Narcissa, which was built in 1916 to open the door to the Portuguese Bend area, and the Author’s Eclectic Abode which offers a warm welcome to a beach retreat with view of the coastline curving towards Inspiration Point.

General Admission–Online Purchase Below: $70 – Includes Luncheon
PVAC Member Admission: $65 – Includes – Includes Luncheon
General Admission–Day of Event: $75 – Includes Luncheon
For more information or to purchase tickets go to

This wonderful event is put on by “The Circle” a group which is dedicated to the financial support of the Palos Verdes Art Center, which inspires individuals to create, appreciate and celebrate art since its founding in 1931. Through Art at Your Fingertips, PVAC serves over 7,000 Palos Verdes area public and private elementary school children in their classrooms. There are also more than 200 classes annually for all ages and all skill levels. The Circle is a support group of approximately 100 members which has raised well over $1-million for PVAC.

Photo courtesy of the Palos Verdes Art Center.

Portugese Bend is a beautiful area with it’s ocean views and lots of history. If you have any questions about the Palos Verdes real estate market, or if you are interested in selling or purchasing residential or commercial property please feel free to contact me.

About South Bays First Friday Fun!

About South Bays First Friday Fun!

Riviera Village presents this months “First Fridays Fun” event on March 2, 2018, from 5 to 8 p.m. These events are free and take place the first Friday of each month at the Village. Here you can enjoy live music, food samplings, gallery viewing, promotional offers and more while you dine and shop. Riviera Village merchants and art galleries stay open until 8 p.m. The energy will be fueled by live music at the north east corner of Avenue I and Catalina from 6 to 8 p.m.

Their is plenty of parking available on the streets, and along with a large metered parking lot in the triangle bordered by South Elena Avenue, Via El Prado and Avenida del Norte, and additional parking off South Catalina Avenue and Vista Del Mar. The parking fees are $1.50 per hour from 9am to 9pm and many meters conveniently accept credit cards for payment.

This area has many opportunities for both families and individuals to enjoy. If you have any questions about the real estate market, or if you are interested in selling or purchasing residential or commercial property please feel free to contact me.

Photo courtesy of First Fridays Fun.

Aboutpv – When Will Santa Be Coming To Palos Verdes?

Aboutpv – When Will Santa Be Coming To Palos Verdes?

Malaga cove fountain
Santa is making his way around the Palos Verdes Peninsula starting today Monday, December 18, 2017. Santa will visit the Valmonte Learning Academy (VELA) located at 3801 Via La Selva, Palos Verdes Estates, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Montemalaga Elementary School located at 1121 Via Nogales, Palos Verdes Estates, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Lunada Bay Little League Field located at 2020 Palos Verdes Drive West, Palos Verdes Estates, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. At these locations, there will be lots of holiday spirit with refreshments and picture opportunities for you and your family.

Santa will also be visiting Malaga Cove Plaza on December 24, 2017. Santa will come to Coronel Plaza at 5:15 p.m. and then around 5:30 p.m. the parade will make its way to Malaga Cove Plaza for Santa visits from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. This will be a great opportunity for children to share their last minute gift requests with Santa.

If you have any questions about the real estate market in this area where Santa loves to visit, or if you are interested in selling or purchasing residential or commercial property please feel free to contact me.

AboutPV Introduces

AboutPV Introduces

Gazebo at Roessler Point, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

AboutPV has expanded and now has added it’s neighbor to it’s websites. Looking out from Roessler’s Gazebo over the south bay beaches, AboutSouthBay will be introducing to it’s readers not only local real estate news, but also weekly local events that will be taking place around the South Bay area.

Whether you area looking for that special home in the South Bay, a fun community event with the adult in mind, or a family event that you can enjoy with your children, we will give you a selection of places to go and things to visit.

Just give us a couple of weeks to get all local community links added to the site. We want this to become your go to site to keep you involved with upcoming events and community information, plus current real estate information.

Photo of the Roessler Point Gazebo.




Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy

Wild Rye

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy has been in existence since its founding in 1988, for the purpose of preserving undeveloped land as open space for historical, educational, ecological, recreational and scenic purposes. The Conservancy has been successful preserving the 1,600 acres of open space on the Palos Verdes Peninsula with the help of many volunteers..

The Conservancy’s vision is the creation and management of large blocks of natural open space where visitors may enjoy peaceful solitude, where children and adults can learn about the natural environment, and where native plants and animals can thrive.

The Conservancy hosts a full calendar of popular activities monthly with volunteer workdays, training programs for wildlife and trail repair, and special events throughout the year, including:

  • Nature walks, bird walks, and night hikes on the preserves
  • Special topic events and workshops
  • Volunteer workdays on the trails and at the nursery
  • Trail crew training for outdoor volunteers
  • Environmental education programs at White Point Nature Education Center
  • Family activities at George F Canyon Nature Center

To learn more about the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy go to

Photo courtesy of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy.


Palos Verdes – Wayfarers Chapel

Palos Verdes – Wayfarers Chapel

wayfarers chapel

Palos Verdes homes owners have the wonderful natural sanctuary of Wayfarers Chapel located here in Rancho Palos Verdes.

The Wayfarer Chapel dream started in the mind of Elizabeth Schellenberg, who was a member of the Swedenborgian Church and lived on the Palos Verdes Peninsula in the late 1920′s. With this area being mostly farmland and a two lane gravel road between San Pedro to Palos Verdes, she dreamed of a little chapel where wayfarers could stop to rest and give thanks for the wonder and beauty of creation.  Another member of the church Narcissa Cox Vanderlip also shared this dream and agreed to contribute land for the chapel site.

Following World War II, architect Lloyd Wright, son of renowned American architectural pioneer Frank Loyd Wright, found himself in agreement with the outlook of the church with its emphasis on harmony of God’s natural world and the inner world of mind and spirit. The 3.5 acre site and Wayfarers Chapel’s cornerstone was dedicated on July 16, 1949, and later in 1951.

When completed in 1951, it was totaly a “tree chapel” which became a precious jewel to the peninsula. Inspired by the redwood trees that surround Wayfarers Chapel and form the the living walks and roof, this became a natural sanctuary encased in glass with surrounding views of the forest it sits in.

Lloyd Wright’s design of Wayfarers Chapel is the perfect combination of nature and architectural genius which is known as organic architecture. Wayfarers Chapel is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Wayfarers Chapel is located at 5755 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes, Ca 90275. It is open 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Photo courtesy of the Wayfarers Chapel.