Arguably the most prestigious street to live on in Rolling Hills Estates, Strawberry Ln. This home features 3,753 sq ft of living space with 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a second family room, a formal living room and dining room, a 2 car garage with lifts to accommodate 2 extra sports cars, and a private backyard with a pool, spa and 430 sq. ft. pool house. This property includes a new 3 stall barn with a tack room, feed room, fly system and cameras for each stall so you can view your horses from anywhere in the world.
Take a step into the past to Rolling Hills in 1933. Every month we will feature a new article about Rolling Hills from its early years…
“Mankind is motivated by wanting something, or needing something. And when you have a piece of land that families both want and need, the world is your oyster.
For Rolling Hills I selected an area just South of Palos Verdes Drive, three miles from the intersection of Palos Verdes Drive and Gaffey. The area selected contained 600 acres. Day after day, when the fog would roll over the hills from Point Vicente to Redondo and flood all of the Los Angeles Basin with fog, then sweep in from Point Fermi—Rolling Hills would be in sunshine. The climate was ideal.
I wanted to build a village – I wanted to build a community. It was going to take other skills besides mine to take care of the people’s needs and wants.
I contacted Harry Cheney with whom I had worked in the development of Palos Verdes Drive North, after Labor Day, 1935, we spent hours and hours in the living room of Rancho Elastico, where no one could disturb us, planning Rolling Hills. I explained to Harry Cheney what I knew to be on market – that some buyers would want a piece as small as an acre, but a large majority would want a larger parcel – five acres or so.
The 600 acres would be used for two classes of single family homes. The flatter area, immediately to the south of Palos Verdes Drive, would be for one-acre home sites. Because it was flat, it would be 100% usable. It was at an elevation of 474 feet. The balance of the road rose gradually to Crest Road at an elevation of 1,200 feet.
After we had the fundamental idea pretty well worked out in our mind, we contacted George Martinson, who was also my Attorney as General Manager of the Palos Verdes Corporation”
Page 42 | Excerpt from Rolling Hills: The Early Years