The Homes Association, which includes Palos Verdes Estates on the west side of the peninsula and Miraleste on the east side, has a fascinating history, beginning with the purchase of the peninsula in 1913 by New York Banker, Frank Vanderlip, Sr., when it was still farmland.
In 1923, the then Palos Verdes Project was planned and designed by famed Landscape Architect Frederick Law Olmsted Jr., and City Planner, Charles Cheney. To protect this beautiful landscape, resident homeowners, and future property values in the area, an Art Jury was established in 1923 to monitor all building specifications and property changes to the developing peninsula.
Today, the Art Jury and the Palos Verdes Homes Association continue to oversee building and landscaping across the City.
Attend member meetings or volunteer for a vacant position. We’re also in the process of forming committees. Details to come soon!
As a property owner, you’re automatically a member of the Palos Verdes Homes Association. We encourage you to get involved by attending meetings and other events—including our Annual Member Meeting held each January, voting in the elections, and even volunteering when a vacant seat on the board is available.
Members, please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the CC&Rs. They outline important criteria specific to your property that are essential to the Palos Verdes Estates and Miraleste Communities.
Below are a few that will be helpful to know as a new property owner.
Your Property Is Covered by The Protective Restrictions
These comprehensive deed restrictions run with the land on every property in Palos Verdes Estates and Miraleste in Rancho Palos Verdes. They are managed and administered by the Palos Verdes Homes Association (PVHA) and Art Jury.
Art Jury Approval Is Required for Exterior Changes to Your Property
Approvals are separate and in addition to City requirements for changes including, but not limited to, structures, windows and doors, roofing, painting, landscaping, hardscape, grading and tree removal. Please check with our helpful staff.
PVHA and Art Jury Approval Must Be Received Prior to Beginning Any Work
Some items may be quickly approved over the counter in the PVHA office, others may be reviewed in the weekly or bi-monthly Art Jury meetings. Please check with our helpful staff.