Called King of the Hill, this Spanish Colonial-inspired home sits on more than 3 park-like and commanding acres in Palos Verdes Estates. Thick wooden gates open to a winding drive that passes by a stone guardhouse and over a bridge to reach the 1936-built house. Inside, vaulted and paneled ceilings, stonework and multiple fireplaces are among the Old World details.
Location: 2701 Via Elevado, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274
Asking price: $18.9 million
Year built: 1936
House size: 8,847 square feet, four bedrooms, six bathrooms
Lot size: 3.36 acres
Features: Vaulted and barrel-rolled ceilings; exposed beams; custom millwork; picture windows with diamond-pattern grilles; office with fireplace; music room; paneled billiard room; wine cellar; massage room; rotundata guardhouse; motor court; stone pathways; waterfalls; tropical gardens; pool and spa
About the area: In the 90274 ZIP Code, based on 35 sales, the median sales price for single-family homes in March was $1.69 million, according to CoreLogic. That was a 14.5% increase in median price year over year.
Agents: Chris Adlam, Vista Sotheby’s International Realty, (310) 493-7216; David Konheim, Hilton & Hyland, (310) 883-9999