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Posted by John Hathorn on April 13, 2012
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Santa Monica Dirt by John Hathorn  April 13th, 2012

A friend emailed me this last week and I thought it might be important for everyone to see.

Here is the victim’s (200 block of 24th) detailed and very disturbing report:

“The break-in happened at around 12:30 am.  We do have an alarm system and we use it regularly, but unfortunately we both fell asleep reading last night and did not have it armed.  The doors were locked and we had left a light on in our living room.  My husband woke up when he heard the door chime say a door was open.  He went down stairs to check on it and saw all the lights and the kitchen ceiling fan on.  He also noticed a car pulling out of our driveway.  He went to the door that had been opened and saw that the dog door which we do not use was open.  That was how they got in our house  They must have walked around our first floor, for they took things that they thought had money in them into the kitchen and sorted them for cash on the kitchen table.  They took the cash, a Nintendo DS and a speaker for our iPad.  They also took all of our car keys.  They tried to steal my car but could not figure out how to overcome the theft protection system.  So they moved to the next car and drove off.  They seemed to just be after the cash and the cars. The police still have not located our car … we are members of SMPA.”

Here is your real estate news:  four homes hit the market, four homes sold and four homes closed this week. Here are the details:

Active/ Available New Listings

2121 La Mesa Dr.-  6bd + 8ba.  $12,500,000Re-list.  This home was on the market last year and after a seemingly anemic price reduction was taken off the market. My guess is that with the increased demand this year, this time it will sell.  It’s apx. 8,500 sq. ft. on an apx. 15,500 sq. ft. golf course view lot.

208 Adelaide Dr.–  4bd + 5.5ba.  $11,850,000New Listing.  Designer drama everywhere in this unique  Monterey Colonial.   Apx. 20,500 sq. ft. lot.  Ocean and mountain views.

509 17th St.–   5bd + 3ba.  $2,500,000.   New Listing.  This is a tweener imo – may be a tear down but someone might choose to rehab it. It’s classic Spanish style has broad appeal so this won’t languish on the market.

709 10th St. –  4bd + 3.5ba.  $2,495,000.   New Listing.   Contemporary Craftsman Style home apx. 3,300 sq. ft. only two bedrooms upstairs, very done (and specific) close to Montana Ave.

New Sales (Now In Escrow/ Sale Pending)

526 Palisades Ave.–  5bd +3.75ba.  $4,200,000.   Sold in three weeks.  Beautiful estate-like grounds.  Guest house over detached garage.  Private and serene.

733 19th St., Santa Monica

733 19th St.–  3bd + 2.5ba.  $2,495,000.   Sold by Pence Hathorn Silver. Tastefully updated, dramatic and emotional 1920’s Spanish home north of Montana (see right photo).

339 20th St.–  4bd + 3.5ba.  $2,095,000.   Sold by Pence Hathorn Silver.  First offer fell through but got sold a few later in multiples again.  Classic 1920’s Spanish w/all the old world charm. 

555 26th St.–  4bd + 4ba.  $1,950,000.   Huge apx. 9,900 sq. ft. lot.  Original 1932 Spanish 2 story Trust sale w/circular driveway.  Rehab or build new, create your dream house.

Sold/ Closed                                                

2202 Georgina Ave. –  7bd + 8.5ba.  Pence Hathorn Silver sold this before it even hit the MLS! One of the highest “quiet” sales on record north of Montana in Santa Monica. Call me for details.

258 16th St. –  5bd + 5.5ba.  Was listed for $3,995,000 and sold for $3,950,000

427 21st St. –  5bd + 4.5ba.  Was listed for $3,575,000 and sold for $3,625,000

1424 Marguerita Ave. –  5bd + 4.5ba.  Was listed for $2,999,000 and sold for $3,071,700.   


Pence Hathorn Silver Active Properties:

101 17th St. – 6bd + 8.5ba – $6,995,000

145 Ocean Avenue Ext. – 5bd + 5.5ba – $5,549,000

635 20th St. – 4bd + 5.5ba – $4,395,000

509 21st Pl. – 6bd + 5.5ba – $3,995,000

401 18th St. – 4bd + 4.5ba – $3,400,000

307 21st St. – 5bd + 4.75ba – $3,295,000

551 Lincoln Blvd. – 5bd + 4.5ba – $3,145,000

2007 Idaho Ave. – 3bd + 2.5ba – $1,449,000

2060 Benedict Canyon Dr – 3bd + 2.5ba – $1,199,000

122 N. Clark Dr. #401 – 2bd + 2.5ba – $969,000

Search for more homes, see real time analytics and learn about the North Santa Monica / North of Montana Ave community on our North of Montana blog.

And please call me at (310) 458-4024 with any questions.

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