3-story house atop the Palos Verdes Peninsula has expansive views

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.

The details

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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