Stunning Spanish Colonial Revival style family home designed by Doug Leach & built by luxury home builder Norm Macknight as his personal residence. Serenity encompasses this beautiful family home in the highly sought after Valmonte neighborhood. This property boasts 4 bedrooms & 3.5 baths in over 3,400 square feet of living space. The attention to detail, true to Macknightâs style, is apparent in every corner of the home from the carved Mission-style archways, to the wood-beamed ceilings. The formal living room is spacious and bright & has a fireplace & French doors leading to the front courtyard area with fountain. Directly adjoining the living room, the formal dining room area offers an elegant setting for entertaining with convenient direct access to the kitchen & outdoor courtyard. The gourmet kitchen offers a large center island/breakfast bar & adjoins the family room with fireplace and French doors that lead to the backyard. Hand-painted Spanish tiles adorn the stairs as you ascend to the upper living area. Master suite offers a balcony, antique chandelier, & private bath & large closet. Jack & Jill bathroom adjoins 2 additional rooms on the 2nd floor where there is a dedicated laundry room. Many of the lights are upgraded, authentic 1920s art-deco
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, Vista Sotheby's International Realty
Main Floor Bedroom
4 Full Baths
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With the motto of “A Balanced City,” Torrance is the eighth largest city in Los Angeles County and is known for its business focus, close-knit communities and vibrant commercial areas. As the South Bay continues to attract new residents, Torrance continues to be a popular destination.
Real Estate: Torrance was founded by real estate developer Jared S. Torrance who saw the potential n creating a planned residential and industrial community. In 1921 petroleum was discovered in the area and by the early 1950s oil production was a major industry. Oil production ended but major industry followed.
As the largest of the South Bay cities, Torrance has a wide range in real estate, from the oceanfront homes of the Hollywood Riviera area to the townhomes and condos by the harbor. Old Torrance offers some historic homes and beach bungalows but most of the housing stock in Torrance was built after the postwar boom in population.
Community Life: The city has over 30 parks including Miramar Park overlooking the beach. Wilson Park, which is 44 acres aind includes a roller-hockey rink and skate park also hosts the Torrance Farmers Market on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Del Amo Fashion Center is one of the largest malls in the United States and continues to attract shoppers from around the globe. The Torrance Cultural Arts Center includes a theater, Japanese garden, and art studios.
Education: Torrance is served by the Torrance Unified School District and has five high schools including a continuation school. There are eight middle schools and 17 elementary schools. Private schools in the area include Pacific Lutheran High School, South Bay Junior Academy, and St. Catherine Laboure Catholic School.
Transportation: Torrance is easily reached by the 405 Freeway and Highway 1. Torrance Transit provides bus service in Torrance and Lomita and connects with other public transportation providers including LADOT. The city is located 10 miles from Los Angeles International Airport.
Local Attractions: Alpine Village, a German restaurant and marketplace is home to one of the largest Octoberfest celebrations in Southern California. The Madrona Marsh Preserve is one of the last vernal wetlands in Southern California.
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