Torrance Seaside Ranchos homes are highly desirable and in great demand. As with all single family homes in Torrance these days prices have increased to new all time highs.
In June 1946, developers Ben Haggott and Robert Dolley planned the 1st of 1,700 homes making up the present-day Seaside area. In 1947, they completed the 1st unit, called Seaside Ranchos. This former swampland came to be called “Sleepy Hollow” as residents developed a tradition of putting up dazzling Christmas lights from its Chinese elms each December. The area became a major holiday tourist attraction.In all, present-day Seaside is composed of 16 tracts, housing some 5,000 residents in an area bounded by Sepulveda Blvd., Anza Ave, Calle Mayor and PCH, and the west city boundary, with Redondo Beac(see map above). Haggott built three more tracts totaling 247 homes. He sold what came to be known as Seaside Heights to Palisades Builders, which constructed 270 homes in the hill area centering on Bindewald Rd. The latest of Seaside's 16 tracts started in 1956.
5312 Sharynne Ln, Torrance 90505: Famous Prime "Seaside Ranchos" (Christmas Lights) Location. Recently Remodeled. Immaculate, Quiet, Light & Bright One Level 3 Bedroom 3 Bath Home with Formal Living Room w/ Fireplace, Formal Dining Room & Family Room w/Fireplace & Bar which opens to Large Gourmet Granite Kitchen with Center Island & Opens to Outdoor Patio. Separate Quality Guest House with Heater Fireplace. Spectacular Landscaped Yard (10,951sf all usable) includes Patio, Auto Timed Lighting, Large Fireplace, BBQ, Gas Fire Pit, Speakers, Big Screen TV and Secluded Resort Style Waterfall Spa. 2402sf of Total Living Area. Paver Driveway leads to 2 Car Garage. Central Air Conditioning, Soft Water System, New 200 Amp Electrical Panel & Lots of Storage.
5228 Vanderhill Rd, Torrance 90505: View, view, view and more view. This gorgeous custom made house was built with no expense spared for the builder's own residence . From the moment you walk into the grand foyer, you will appreciate the quality workmanship along with beautiful city view from all major rooms in the house. There are 2 master bedrooms, one in the first level, and the main master is on the second level with a retreat, fireplace, and a large balcony that overlooks the panoramic city and hill views. The over sized living area opens to kitchen, formal dining, family, and the lovely view. Gourmet kitchen with center island, granite counter tops, cherry wood cabinets, and under lighting is chef's dream.