In Palos Verdes Estates, a Spanish Revival-style home built for Fred Roessler, the city’s first mayor, is on the market for $19.5 million.
Roessler was instrumental in the efforts to incorporate Palos Verdes Estates, which was established as a subdivision in the early 1920s before its incorporation as a city in 1939. A chemist and veteran of World War I, he served as the city’s mayor from 1940 until his death in 1965 at 71.
Originally built in the 1920s and reconstructed in 2006, the landmark property crowns a 3.17-acre hilltop, allowing for ocean views from nearly every room.
An aerial view of the motor court.
The garden courtyard.
The courtyard and Spanish fountain.
The outdoor patio.
The swimming pool.