5500 Palos Verdes Drive South

5000 sq ft

Property Description

Offered here is an authentic 1929 Mediterranean Revival masterpiece located on the coveted Palos Verdes coastline. Surrounded by protected parkland and the sprawling Pacific Ocean, this rare and magnificent retreat has been meticulously maintained to preserve the integrity of famed architect Gordon Kaufmann's original vision. The gated estate includes a main residence, two guesthouses, pool with spa, 5-car garage, finished barn, and nearly 2 acres of lush grounds with direct access to the sand and surf below. Impeccable attention to architectural detail lends distinct yet relaxed luxury throughout, including varied decorative ceilings, solid wood doors, hardwood and travertine flooring, 10-inch cement stuccoed walls, arched and coved entryways, custom wrought iron and carved stone. The main house boasts sweeping sit-down ocean views from nearly every room. Two levels divide sleeping quarters from entertaining areas, including a fully appointed gourmet kitchen and generously sized formal dining room. Wake to the sounds of crashing surf in a master suite complete with expansive ocean vistas, beamed ceilings, traditional corner fireplace, and glass-paneled doors that gracefully extend relaxation to the pool area and surrounding gardens. Ideal for visitors and blended families alike, the property's main guesthouse features 2 additional bedrooms with a shared bath, fully appointed kitchen with breakfast area, and an oversized porch overlooking the grounds and fountain. Attached is a second one-bedroom, one-bath guesthouse with separate entrance. All boast the charm and grace of days past, while seamlessly incorporating the luxuries and conveniences of modern living. Truly this estate is not to be missed.

House Details

  • Location 5500 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275, USA
  • Price $4,700,000
  • Property Type: Single Family Home
  • Status: Sold
  • Area: 5000 sq ft
  • Beds: 5
  • Baths: 4
  • Community: Rancho Palos Verdes
  • Year Built: 1929
  • Lot Size: 1.94 acres

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