Nice, France is filled with homes of architectual history and interest.
The majority of homes found on the Palos Verdes Peninsula were built primarily from the 1940s and later. We do not have many historical residences. Those few we do have from the 1920s and 1930s are often in the style of Old Spanish with red tile roof and multiple arches. These homes of architectural and historical interest are highly sought after by a select group of buyers who are looking for something other than the typical ranch style home so prevalent in many Palos Verdes neighborhoods.
Mid Century Modern homes are relatively rare in Palos Verdes, but there are some and those attract a particular type of buyer as well. Since the 1980s the Mediterranean style has dominated new home construction in Palos Verdes and remains popular with today's buyers as well.
During my 25 plus years in Palos Verdes I have watched many of the rambling ranches undergo a modern update by opening up the interior walls to offer the open floor plan often requested by today's buyers. Many retain the low slung ranch style from the exterior, others opt for facade face lifts as well.
There is an interesting mix of home styles on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Rolling Hills has a street lined with Williamsburg Colonials. The Portuguese Bend Club in Rancho Palos Verdes has a variety of beach style cottages, and ranch homes of varying sizes and styles are plentiful in Rolling Hills Estates. Looking for a Mediterranean Villa? Head over to Palos Verdes Estates where there are several currently for sale.
Home styles come and go. Are the most coveted architectural styles local, or are they universal? What's trending in your local area?