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Posted by John Hathorn on March 29, 2017
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People often ask me “what famous people live around here?”

Well, you don’t have to look very hard or long for a celebrity sighting – athletes, actors, producers and musicians have long been attracted to the Westside and Santa Monica in particular.

Here is some dirt you might not have known about:

Lady Gaga was recently spotted looking at a remodeled Spanish home during a Tuesday open house. Notable architect Frank Gehry is building a new home for himself on Adelaide Drive, no doubt a masterpiece design. (Also it’s not far from our amazing listing at 323 Adelaide). Weezer lead singer, a longtime North of Montana resident, is looking to purchase a second property in the neighborhood. Before buying in Brentwood, musician Beck looked at a little house near San Vicente. Super successful actor, writer, director, producer, comedian, Jon Favreau, lives near our office. The Dark Knight, Christian Bale, owns a property in the Santa Monica canyon. Toby Maguire and his ex-wife Jennifer Meyer recently sold their 1920’s house just North of Wilshire.

Want more info or want to live like the rich and famous? Call me I’ll help you find a great house or if you have a house you want to sell, we can probably get yours sold so fast you would forget you ever lived here.

Two new listing came on the market:

222 20th Street– This house sold about a year ago in a quiet, pre-MLS sale. Turns out the owners don’t need so much space after all. It is a 6 bedroom, 8 bath for $7,795,000. In Gillette’s Regent Square tract (60X149’ lots), the home, built in 2016, is approx. 7,581 sqft. Includes a home theater, gym, wine cellar, pool and more. Last sale was in the low $7’s.

537 Georgina Avenue– is available for sale or lease. With land selling for more more than $400 per foot in this area, this 6 bedroom and 3.75 baths, for $6,000,000 will probably be razed in very near future. Large lot of  11,337 square feet. Last sold way back in 1989 for $1,000,000.


One home went under contract last week:

340 11th Street–  Contemporary Spanish home, 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths, good floor plan listed for $3,995,000, designed by Jay Charles in 1988. Last sold in 1971 for $42,000.


One closed sale to report:

602 Palisades Beach Road– 7 bedrooms and 7 baths. Sold for $8,500,000.


Call me for a couple of upcoming attractions 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:

1024 Palisades Beach Road – 6 bedrooms and 7.5 baths $9,250,000

323 Adelaide Drive – 4 bedrooms and 6 baths $6,750,000

1338 Longworth Drive – 6 bedrooms and 7.5 baths $6,395,000

1023 S. Bundy Drive – 2 bedrooms and 2.5 baths $2,049,000

435 Arnaz Drive #101 – 2 bedrooms and 2.5 baths $890,000

1616 Granville Avenue #102– 2 bedrooms, 2 baths $675,000


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