The Riviera Pacific Palisades Homes
View all houses for sale in The Riviera below. In the Pacific Palisades, the Riviera neighborhood contains roughly 600 total residences. Home sizes here range from 1062 to 22219 square feet, with an overall average of 5273 square feet. A typical property here is a 4 bedroom / 5 bathroom home. The earliest homes in Riviera were built in 1925.
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The Rivera Listings
About Riviera Los Angeles
Riviera is a hillside neighborhood of Pacific Palisades, bordered by Santa Monica, Brentwood, and the Riviera Country Club. It is one of the most expensive neighborhoods in the Los Angeles area. The streets here (e.g. Amalfi, San Remo, Corsica, Napoli, Monaco, and Sorrento) are named after cities or areas of the Italian or French Riviera. Depending on where, and in what direction a home sits determines whether it residents have views of canyons, the Pacific Ocean, or the Riviera Country Club.
The layout of the neighborhood is a continuation neighboring Brentwood Park with winding streets, traffic circles, and plenty of mature shade trees. Many houses in Riviera get much of their privacy from gated driveways and hedgerows. The parcels here are large when compared to the rest of L.A. County and have enough room for pools and an occasional tennis court.
The history of this community begins in 1923 when Alphonzo E. Bell Sr. purchased 22,000 acres of land from the Santa Monica Mountain Park Company and the Santa Monica Land and Water Company. Bell was an oil magnate who put his millions to use as a real estate developer. In addition to The Rivieria neighborhood, Bell was responsible for developing other notable communities within Pacific Palisades and other affluent Westside neighborhoods like Bel Air.
Bell developed the Riviera in association with the Los Angeles Athletic Club. He approached Frank Garbutt of the club and told him that he would give the land free if Garbutt would build the club. In very smart marketing move, Bell formed The Riviera Residential Planning District and subdivided the property adjacent to the club (just across Sunset Boulevard) to build luxury estates.
Alphonzo Bell’s plans for Bel Air Estates and The Riviera were similar; he aimed to build communities that reflected European style and gentility. To that end, he enlisted the help of landscape architect Mark Daniels who planned the tract and implemented landscape designs that included stone and granite curbs and gutters, streetlights, palm-tree-lined streets meant to accommodate both pedestrians and equestrians.
The original Riviera tract contains approximately 125 parcels. Residences were constructed from the 1920s through the 1950s, displaying both Period Revival and Ranch architectural styles.
Riviera Country Club
George C. Thomas, who had just completed work on Bell’s Bel-Air Country Club, immediately went to work designing The Riviera Country Club golf course. The 18-hole course incorporates the property's natural features, including native trees, streams, and the barranca (ravine), which forms a natural hazard. The Riviera Country Club was completed in upper Santa Monica Canyon in 1927.
J. Bernard Richards designed the original Spanish-styled clubhouse. The clubhouse’s facilities include a driving range, 26 tennis courts, fine dining venues, and ballrooms. The clubhouse was finished in 1928.
L.A. Riviera Real Estate
Bookmark this page to get the latest Riviera real estate for sale; this page is updated with the latest listings several times per day from the most extensive Riviera MLS.
Each property listing displays the home's price, and the year it was built, its size (in square feet), and the number of bedrooms & bathrooms. Property descriptions include lists of interior features like HVAC systems, flooring, appliances, and fireplaces. Remarks should also include exterior items like decks and pools and the construction materials used for its roof. Most listings include the home's architectural style, such as Ranch, Spanish, Mediterranean, and Modern.
You can check the number of days the home has been on the market (DOM), the MLS number, and the current MLS listing status (active, under contract, or pending). If HOA fees apply, those will also be listed.
Use our maps to see where the house sits within the Riviera neighborhood, along with area information such as landmarks, parks, local schools, and public transportation. You will also see a list of similar properties for sale nearby that displays additional Riviera homes you might find appealing.
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