Rooms that protrude from the main structure seem to float in the air at this three-story house atop the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Entered through a rotunda with a 9-foot-wide skylight dome, the glass, steel and concrete contemporary has expansive views of the Los Angeles Basin and the coastline.
Location: 3807 Crest Road, Rancho Palos Verdes 90275
Price: $5.5 million
Previously sold for: $3 million in 2005
Architect: Joe Addo
Year built: 1994
House size: Five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, about 8,500 square feet in a main house, guesthouse and gym
Lot size: Half-acre
Features: Elevator, rooftop observation deck, wine room, massage room, lap pool, spa
About the area: In the first half of the year, 158 single-family homes sold in the 90275 ZIP Code at a median price of $885,000, according to DataQuick. That was a 3.2% decrease from the median during the first half of 2010.
Open house: 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday
Agent: Mark Nix, Surterre Properties, (949) 633-1166
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