For the world traveler, a Beverly Hills-born Los Angeles native who lived in Paris and the Middle East along the way, coming home to the Beach Cities and digging into real estate meant doing it her way.
A drive along Marguerite Drive in Rancho Palos Verdes is like watching a postcard from the coast come to life. There are grand estates bathed in golden light, and the backdrop is pure California
It’s been an impressive run of growth for Cindy Ambuehl’s group, which the Los Angeles super-agent launched two years ago after over a decade of building her A-list real estate name as a sole agent.
Located in Mahón Bay, on the Balearic Island of Menorca, Spain, a building of strict modern bearing offers an insurgency of space and, beyond its serene monochromatic walls, a halo of sun and sky.
With its vast acreage—a rare spread of five acres—and privacy that’s afforded beyond its curving, gated driveway, this Palos Verdes retreat is a nature-filled escape from the crowds. And quite a bit more.
Less than a 5-minute drive from the manicured shops and eateries of Palisades Village is a little-known road named Marinette. Here, the wide and peaceful streets are adorned with old-growth California greenery and large, pretty homes.
For some, home can be an elusive concept, referring to a time or place, perhaps more than one, where we’ve felt most connected, at ease, or ourselves. For Igor Nastaskin, home is specific: It’s the Hollywood Riviera in the South Bay, where he’s lived since the 1990s, raising a family and building a flourishing real estate business along the way.
Head up the hillside in Rolling Hills along Lower Blackwater Canyon Road, conveniently just a half-mile from one of three entrance gates, all manned 24 hours a day. Along the crest of a hill is 5 Lower Blackwater, Rolling Hills a ranch spanning more than five acres, that deftly presents an atmosphere that’s both manicured and charmingly rustic.
It’s a rare home that can truly shape-shift, presenting itself as two different atmospheres depending on the mood and crowd. In this sizable Spanish coastal residence, spanning approximately 7,606 square feet, this scarce design feat has been accomplished.
Drive along scenic Palos Verdes Drive and swing onto Via Coronel, a peaceful street sweeping along a green hillside on the Peninsula. Duck onto a secluded side street and through a gated entrance, shrouded with old-growth trees, leafy palms, and trim green hedges and you’re at 909 Via Coronel.