March home sales in Hermosa Beach

By Keith KyleOceanfront Strand Homes

March saw a healthy number of home sales in Hermosa Beach and an ever climbing median home price.  The month of March 2015 saw 20 closed home sales in this small coastal community with a median home price of over $1,300,000.  The lowest priced home was a 1 bedroom in the Victorian, a condo complex of of Prospect.  The highest price home sale was an oceanfront piece of property at 2721 The Strand at $11,810,000.  The home sits on an oversized lot in a fairly ideal location in the north sand section.  Visit our South Bay home sales site to see other months and other cities.  Visit our MLS link to see the current homes for sale in Hermosa Beach, CA.

MLS# Type    Address  Price Bed/Bath Year
214087518 CONDO 15  15th ST #26   $              835,000 2/0,2,0,0 1969
SB15001346 SFR/D 40  7th CT   $          1,050,000 2/1,1,0,0 1974/ASR
SB15013926 SFR/D 551  3rd ST   $          1,345,000 3/2,0,0,0 1967/ASR
SB15027290 SFR/D 132  Neptune AV   $          2,350,000 4/1,1,0,0 1940/APP
PV15024805 TWNHS/D 340  26th ST   $          2,550,000 5/2,1,1,0 2007/ASR
SB15036581 SFR/D 2464  Hermosa AV   $          3,750,000 4/3,0,0,0 1953/ASR
SB15067261 SFR/D 429  24th ST   $          3,899,000 5/3,0,0,0 2008/SLR
SB14236847 SFR/D 1649  Monterey BL   $          4,495,000 5/5,0,0,0 2010/ASR
SB15018567 SFR/D 2222  Hermosa AV   $          4,500,000 5/1,3,2,0 2006/ASR
SB15063165 SFR/D 2721  The Strand   $        11,810,000 4/4,0,1,0 1948/APP
SB14249441 TWNHS/A 501  Herondo ST #66   $              830,000 2/1,1,1,0 1987/ASR
SB15025580 TWNHS/A 723  3rd ST   $              879,000 2/3,0,0,0 1985/ASR
SB14252683 TWNHS/A 736  Gould AV #3   $          1,004,250 3/2,0,1,0 1980/ASR
SB15013445 TWNHS/A 596  1st ST   $          1,275,000 3/2,1,1,0 2007/ASR
SB15019277 CONDO/A 2411  Prospect AV #210   $              410,000 1/1,0,0,0 1972/ASR
SB15036503 SFR/D 826  18th ST   $              960,000 2/1,0,0,0 1948/ASR
SB15035510 SFR/D 1126  1st ST   $          1,050,000 3/2,0,1,0 1964/ASR
SB15028986 TWNHS/A 803  20th ST   $          1,100,000 3/3,0,1,0 2006/ASR
SB15013386 SFR/D 902  6th ST   $          1,500,000 4/3,0,1,0 1987/ASR
OC14190820 SFR/D 900  15th ST   $          1,595,000 3/2,1,0,0 1920/ASR

The Best Part of Living at the Beach is…..Living at the Beach – Hermosa Walkstreets

By Keith KyleHermosa Beach walkstreet homes

The best part of living at the beach is…..living at the beach.  When it comes to really living at the beach,  the “walk streets” of Hermosa offer it all.  These pedestrian only “streets” are only found in the sand section and almost always mean that the homes are within a few blocks of the beach.

What makes these streets so unique and so valuable?

Most sand section homes on full lots face the street in the front, homes on both sides and an alley in the back.  Fronting the street means the obvious challenges of car noise, parking challenges and a much higher level of traffic, especially in the summer.  Walkstreets front a sidewalk instead of a street making for a much quieter, safer, and community friendly situation.

Most homes on these streets are full 30×90 foot lots with some being half lots or partial lots.  There is great demand by builders for
older “fixers” or tear downs due to the premium location.  Homes generally start in the $3,000,000 for a lot value sale and most larger homes start in the mid $5,000,000s.

63 18th StreetWhat makes the walkstreets different from the walkstreets in Manhattan Beach is the abundance of original beach bungalows.  As Hermosa has always had a bit more of a beach vibe, many of these older homes remain with some being beautifully remodeled and others still in fairly original condition.  These original cottages give these walkstreet a real beach feel and makes for an ideal environment to live the good life.

Unfortunately searching and finding homes only on walkstreets isn’t easy as there is no specific category on the local MLS to designate them.  If you would like to receive walkstreet listings please contact us or fill out our daily Hermosa Beach listing request and keep you notified anytime a new home comes on the market.

Beach Front Living on The Strand of Hermosa Beach

By Keith KyleOceanfront Homes

When most people envision perfection in beach living, they picture a home with endless views of the sand, surf and ocean.  The magnificent homes of The Strand offer just that.  With only a limited amount of space, these homes feature spectacular locations in which to sit back and relax.  Many of the original bungalows have been replaced with stunning estates with nano doors, high end amenities, and those panoramic views.  Homes range from the mid $6.0Ms to over $14,000,000.  Properties rarely come on the market and often sell quickly due to the unique and somewhat priceless location.   The majority of the properties are single family homes with a scattering of condos, townhomes and duplexes.  The most affordable option is the condo hotel located at 1300 The Strand known as the Beach House.

See the current beachfront homes on the Hermosa Beach Strand.

New Beachfront Home for sale at 2624 The Strand in Hermosa Beach

In this market any homes for sale can seem like a rarity, but beachfront homes are even more rare.  According to local real estate 2624-The-Strandspecialist Keith Kyle with South Bay Brokers, “There are a very limited number of beachfront lots in Hermosa, and that will never change.  These homes are very rare, but with the recent price increases in which we’ve seen new construction near the $15,000,000 there are definitely sellers testing the waters which makes for multiple opportunities for luxury buyers looking for that rare property”.

Recently listed is the beachfront home at 2624 The Strand.  The 2600 block is a fairly ideal location as the elevation from beach to street offers the potential for a slightly higher home.  The home is fairly dated with 3758 square feet on three levels and being built in 1962.  As an older home, however, it does enjoy some of the benefits that new homes don’t enjoy as setback restrictions were more forgiving at the time.

View the details of 2624 The Strand in Hermosa Beach