Paddle Boarding King Harbor, Redondo Beach


Take advantage of LA’s beautiful climate and embark on a paddle boarding adventure around King Harbor in Redondo Beach. It’s a great way to see marine life while also giving your body a healthy workout. After a couple hours of exploring, end your day with some fresh steamed crab legs from Captain Kidd’s Fish Market while watching the sky transform during sunset!!!

Rental Company: Paddle House

Location: 164 N. International Boardwalk, Redondo Beach CA 90277

Pier Parking Structure: 100 West Torrance Boulevard (Where Torrance Boulevard meets the sea)

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  1. Saute one chopped onion and one bag spinach, Blend until soft.
  2. In a separate pan, toast desired amount of wheat berries in a pan w/ some olive oil for 3-5 min.
  3. Once wheat berries begin to pop, add water and cook for 50min to 1hr.
  4. When wheat berries become soft and chewy, add the sautéed onions and spinach and season w/ salt and pepper.


wheat berry recipe

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Check us out in Curbed LA

This lovely Spanish-style is tucked into a gated and celebrity-favored Los Feliz enclave called Laughlin Park. (Angelina Jolie recently purchased a home there.) Located just south of Los Feliz Boulevard, the house, built in 1925, holds three bedrooms and two bathrooms.

Read more on the Curbed LA site: 1920s Spanish-style in Los Feliz’s chic Laughlin Park wants $1.95M

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Recently Sold Home Windsor Square Highest Sale Price Ever Lucerne Ave

Flipping Homes in Hancock Park – There is profit to be made flipping houses in Hancock Park and Windsor Square.  Homeowners who are looking to sell their Hancock Park or Windsor Square home can get creative and ambitious and “flip” their home before sale.  A homeowner is allowed to deduct $500,000 from taxes on the gain of the sale of their home ($250,000 for single taxpayers) if they live in the house for 2 of the last 5 years before sale.  Doing renovations before sale can pay off big time!  Key is to make sure renovations are designer done!

recently sold home Windsor Square

Recently Sold Home Windsor Square – We sold the house at 355 S Lucerne for $3,325,000 on 10/23/2015.  The property was purchased as an investment for 1,789,0000 on 4/17/2014.  The property just sold again for 3,700,000 on 4/5/2017.  The house was completely restored 2014-2015 and then it appreciated yet again to 2017.  The remarkable thing about the sale is that house is on a small lot of 8255 square feet (because a previous owner subdivided the lot years ago and built a second house on the property and then sold that second house!)

Windsor Square real estate

Historic Windsor Square – Windsor Square is a beautiful areas of tree-lined streets, wonderful neighbors, historical houses with character and charm, and walking distance to quaint Larchmont Village with great eateries + shops and a Sunday Farmers Market.  It is a historical area so doing renovations requires getting permission for any changes to be made to the exterior of the property.   Houses in the area are desirable and in demand and houses that are renovated, especially those that are designer done, sell for top dollar.  As area experts, we at The Bienstock Group would be honored to get you top top dollar for your Windsor Square home.

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Best Recent Home Sale Miracle Mile : Ogden Ave Los Angeles

The Bienstock Group recently sold 815 S Ogden in Miracle Mile in Los Angeles for $1,650,000.  It was the highest sale ever on Ogden Ave in Miracle Mile for a one story house.  The house is 2,271 square feet on a 6,000 sq ft lot.  It was built in 1924.  It has 3 beds and 3 baths.  We listed the house for $1,500,000 on January 19, 2017 and we sold it immediately for cash for $1,650,000.  The sale closed on February 6, 2017.

Home Renovations – To prepare the house for sale, we redid all the hardwood floors and we replaced the old carpet with new carpet in two bedrooms.  We painted the exterior and the interior of the house.  The kitchen cabinets were green and we painted them white.  We removed a built-in breakfast nook in the kitchen that was dated.  We planted new grass in the yard and we freshened the landscaping.  We staged the house with rented furniture.  Total investment for improvements was around 20,000.
recent home sale Miracle Mile

The Desirable Miracle Mile Neighborhood – On May 1, 2017 the Miracle Mile HPOZ was created so this house is in an HPOZ – historical preservation overlay zone.  The goal of the HPOZ is to maintain the character of the neighborhood from the street.  The borders of the new Miracle Mile HPOZ are La Brea and Fairfax on the east and west and Wilshire and San Vicente on the north and south.  This house is in the new HPOZ area.

This Miracle Mile area is also undergoing a surge in interest because of the new Metro subway line being built along Wilshire Blvd with a subway station nearby at La Brea and at Fairfax.  The new Miracle Mile HPOZ pocket is very close walking distance to museums, shops, and the new subway line.

Recent Home Sale Miracle Mile

In summary, we sold 815 S Ogden for $150,000 over the asking price.  We listed the house for $1,500,000 and we sold it for $1,650,000.  It is the highest sale for a single-story house on Odgen Street ever.

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Recent Home Sale Hancock Park: McCadden Place

Historic McCadden Place – McCadden is the first street of beautiful historic Hancock Park in Los Angeles.  Hancock Park is full of serene tree-lined streets of historical houses filled with character and charm, in a great school district, and centrally located a short drive to Downtown, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, the airport, snow and dessert.  Until 2010, houses on McCadden sold for under 2,000,000. From 2011 to 2013 the numbers creeped their way up the 2,000,000’s.  Starting 2014 they started creeping into the 3,000,000’s.


Recent Home Sale: 444 North McCadden Place in Hancock Park

We sold the house at 444 N McCadden on 6/13/2017 for 3,600,000.  Our sellers bought the property for 3,210,000 on 6/25/2014.  They painted and put curtains up since the purchase.  We sold the property for 12.14 percent more than their purchase price.  We initially put the house up for sale exactly the way the sellers were living in it – with their furniture and with the homeowners living at the house.  The highest offer we got was 3,200,000.  We advised the sellers to move out and once they did we painted the house white, staged and took new pictures.  We sold the house immediately for 3,600,000.

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Buying a house in Hancock Park is a great investment because historically prices have continued to go higher in the popular area.  Selling a house in Hancock Park is in all likelihood profitable.  But it’s not automatically profitable.  At The Bienstock Group we are experts in selling your Hancock Park home for top top dollar and making you money on your sale.  We specialize in Hancock Park and we love what we do.  The sellers at 444 N McCadden did four transactions with us in a 2 year span…and they were thrilled with the results of each of the 4 transactions!  If you are looking to buy or to sell a home in Hancock Park, it would be an honor to do an awesome job for you!


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Recent Home Sale: 533 S Rimpau Hancock Park

533 S. Rimpau sold for just under $6,000,000.  The house is 6,496 square feet on a 17,168 square foot lot.  The house is absolutely spectacular in designer-done, move-right-in condition.

Recent Home Sale: 533 S Rimpau in Hancock Park

The house at 533 S. Rimpau is a prime Hancock Park 1925 Mediterranean Revival Architectural Masterpiece.  Impeccable attention to detail by local talented Mark J. Williams preserves and amplifies the integrity of famed architect, Gordon Kaufmann’s design. The owners did a complete & luxurious remodel with absolutely no expense spared.  They put in all new systems, exterior stonework & landscaping, Sonos, Omni system smart home, 4 zone AC, roof, drainage, new 2-car garage with a storage room from the ground up, a new port chochere, new kitchen & baths.  The house has an original black and white checkered marble stone entry.

Gem of the house is the grand living room with leaded glass windows and doors to a signature Kaufman arched loggia, which overlooks the brand new pool and spa. An exquisite grand formal dining room has  mahogany paneled walls and ceiling. A grand new hip state-of-the-art kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances & custom cabinetry opens to brand new family room. There’s a basement in the house with a wine cellar and a workshop. There are five bedroom suites upstairs and a converted 6th bedroom used as a den. Master suite w/ spa-like marble bath. The home was published numerous times, most recently in Traditional Home Magazine!

Hancock Park luxury homes for sale

Houses in Hancock Park with significant architecture and restored by designers in the interior are in high demand.  Prices have appreciated since the sale of 533 S Rimpau in 2014.  Today, the house would sell for $10,000,000 or more.

top real estate agent in Hancock Park, Los Angeles, CA

At The Bienstock Group we pride ourselves on selling properties for top top dollar.  We have a reputation for representing trophy properties and for selling them strategically so they net our clients every last dollar the market will deliver for them.  We love what we do.

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Hancock Park Swimming Pool Homes for Sale

If you’re looking for a home for sale with swimming pool in Hancock Park, you’re in the right place. The Bienstock Group site now offers a special page for you to customize your search results in the MLS listings for Los Angeles County.


The listings stay up-to-date and allow you to find homes with swimming pools in your favorite Los Angeles community, Hancock Park.


You’ll find the location address, pricing and home features like number of bedrooms, baths and square footage. Each listing also features a photo gallery with pictures of the home’s interior and exterior.


Next, the results overview links you to more details and description about the property so you can explore what is available from the comfort of your own home or office.


When you’re ready to view, simply schedule a showing with the real estate experts at The Bienstock Group. We’re here to help. Give us a call at (323) 762-2525.


To find Hancock Park real estate, visit our search page here: Hancock Park Homes for Sale with Pool.

Hancock Park homes for sale with swimming pools

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Recently Sold Home Hancock Park on June St

Sale on June Street: The Bienstock Group JUST SOLD the house at 175 N June Street in Hancock Park.  The house is unusual in that it is one story and 4047 square feet on a 17,953 square foot lot.  The house was last updated in the 1990s and will be completely gutted and renovated inside and out by the new owners.
Recently sold home Hancock Park on June St

Hancock Park Historic Preservation Overlay Zone – The house is in the Hancock Park HPOZ neighborhood, but it is a non-contributing house. The Hancock Park HPOZ is a historic preservation committee charged with making sure the character of the neighborhood is preserved.  The HPOZ governs the way houses look from the street.  Since 175 June is on the corner of June and Beverly, it is very visible from the street.  Even though the house is non-contributing, the new owners will need the HPOZ to sign off on all renovations before the city will issue permits to renovate the property.

The house sold off market for $2,650,000.  The new buyers are relocating to the area from NY with their five children.  We see many buyers moving into our Hancock Park neighborhood and not many buyers moving out.  Inventory in the neighborhood is at an all time historic low while demand is at an all time historic high.


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