French-style home with views of the Pacific

Perched on a hillside overlooking the Pacific, this restored country French-style house in the Malaga Cove area was designed for family life and elegant entertaining. The architect, Beverly Hills-based Gerard Colcord, was known for creating well-proportioned classic homes.

Location: 772 Via del Monte, Palos Verdes Estates 90274


Asking price: $3.285 million

Year built: 1974

House size: Three bedrooms, four bathrooms, 3,712 square feet

Lot size: 17,227 square feet

Features: High-ceiling entry, French doors, coved living room ceiling, three fireplaces, new kitchen, breakfast room, formal dining room, beamed-ceiling family room with wet bar, main-floor master suite with bay window and two bathrooms, patios, fountains, three-car garage

About the area: Last year, 348 single-family homes sold in the 90274 ZIP Code at a median price of $1.424 million, according to DataQuick. That was a 5.2% price increase from 2012.

Agents: Bret Parsons, John Aaroe Group, (310) 497-5832, and Laurie Hurley, Prudential California Realty, (310) 265-2101

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