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Posted by John Hathorn on November 3, 2017
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Every year you see the ice rink set up in Santa Monica and every year you say that you are going to skate, so c’mon, do it. Ice at Santa Monica Grand Opening event is November 8, 2017 from 6:30-10pm. Admission is free! Also remember to bring an unwrapped gift to be donated to the Santa Monica Police Activities League Toy Drive.

November 4, 2017 is Day of the Dead.  Celebrate at the Woodlawn Cemetery from 12-3pm. Enjoy face painting, live music, a communal memory wall plus plenty of food trucks.

November 12, 2017 Sausage Fest – No, it’s not just a movie-It’s a thing! From 1-5pm at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel, top Chefs from your favorite restaurants and Breweries participate in the annual event. Live music and samples of delicious brauts and brews.

November 25, 2017 stop by the Vintage Holiday Boutique hosted at the Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club from 10-5pm. Tickets are just $5 and include mimosas, hors d ’oeuvres, coffee and pastries. Perfect Holiday shopping for the collector or fashion enthusiast on your list.

November 30, 2017 City of Santa Monica Tree Lighting Ceremony  starting at 6:30pm on the 1300 Block of the Santa Monica  Promenade.

December 1, 2017 The Montana Avenue Holiday Walk – an annual tradition, with live music and lots of parties on the street hosted by Montana Avenue Merchants. Look for your invite to the Pence Hathorn Silver private party during this event. This year has some fun surprises you won’t want to miss!

December 2, 2017Annual Holiday Event & Tree Lighting Ceremony at the California Heritage Museum, starting at 5pm. Enjoy special treats while you shop or follow Santa Claus down to the Edgemar to see the popular Shopping Cart tree.

December 16, 2017 – Help raise money for the Westside Food Bank when you purchase tickets and participate in the 9th Annual Santa Monica Pub Crawl. Dress in your favorite Holiday attire and choose your route by signing up online, tickets are $20.

December 12-19, 2017 –Participate in the Menorah Lighting on the Third Street Promenade at Sundown each evening.


In real estate news, 238 19th Street was just re-priced at $6,295,000! Well-crafted with designer finishes, newly completed with 5 bedrooms, 5.5 baths plus and additional exterior pool bath. Stunning modern farmhouse with a lovely backyard pool and spa.

 435 Georgina Avenue – This Craftsman home is located on an approximately 22,193 square foot lot and has 3,701 square feet of interior space. Property has lots of original charm with 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. Listed for $9,995,000. Last sold in 1991. Don’t expect to get a demo permit for this one as it is part of a vanishing breed in SM.

475 20th Street – Located on a corner lot, this Spanish has 5 bedrooms and 5.5 baths, approximately 4,295 square feet of interior space. Listed for $4,598,000.  Large yard with outdoor entertainment area, spa and sport court. Interior has been updated from its original 1926 build. Last sold October 2, 2001 for $1,400,000.

422 24th Street – Another builder opportunity, property has not been on the market in 60 years. This 3 bedroom and 2 bathroom traditional; approximately 2,589 square feet of interior space.  Located in the Franklin School District. Last sold in 1975.


One property went into escrow in the past week:

1609 Georgina Avenue  – In escrow after only 10 days on the market. Spanish Colonial approximately 3,536 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 3.75 baths. Backyard has a pool, spa and separate media room. Listed for $4,995,000. Last sold June 20, 2009 for $3,500,000.


Here is some Montana Avenue DIRT.

  • Marcia Bloom Designs located at 1527 Montana Avenue is out of business. The retail space is not yet listed for lease.


Call me for a couple of upcoming attractions – including one on La Mesa, that are not yet listed in the MLS, priced from $1.9 million to $16 million.  And….here are a few that we have listed in the MLS:

100 Larkin Place – 4 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms $4,600,000

621 21st Place – 4 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms $4,349,000

1125 Harvard Street – Builder Opportunity, $2,280,000

426 Mesa Road – Vacant Land, $1,440,000

441 S. Barrington Avenue #105 – 2 Bedrooms and 2.5 Bathrooms $1,075,000

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