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Celebrate Independence Day – A Couple of Great Options!

Posted by John Hathorn on June 29, 2012
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Santa Monica Dirt by John Hathorn,  June 28th, 2012

It’s always a little strange when a holiday like this falls mid-week but the advantage is that you have plenty of time to plan ahead for optimum celebrating.

If you have not watched the fireworks from the cemetery near Santa Monica College you really should try it this year on Saturday night.  Bring some blankets and lawn chairs and get there early to stake out a great spot.  

With the Olympics in progress and our national elections just around the corner, you may find yourself feeling more patriotic than usual.  If so, you can get out again on Wednesday to Palisades High or Malibu and see more fireworks displays or for a super local experience, a trip up to the Franklin or Berkeley Hill will give you a great view of the display that the Brentwood Country Club puts on.

June 30th , 2012

Santa Monica College – Event has live entertainment and fireworks, gates open at 5pm and event ends at 9pm.

July 4th 2012

Malibu  Fireworks in the evening start at 9pm, launched from offshore barges next to the following addresses: 21500 block of PCH, 22300 block of PCH, 27900 block of PCH, Malibu Colony Drive

Pacific Palisades – Independence Day parade starts at 2pm, on Sunset Boulevard, between Via De La Paz and Drummond Street, fireworks at 9pm at the Stadium by the Sea.

Marina del Rey – At 9pm fireworks will be launched from a floating barge between the Fisherman’s Village and the main channel.

Here is your real estate news:

Active/ Available New Listings

515 24th St. –   6bd + 6.5ba.  $4,999,000.    This home’s construction was completed a little over a year ago, was sold for $4.5 million and now is available again.  6 bedrooms, 6.5baths, full basement and pool.  Probably will sell very quickly (see right photo).

Please call 310.924.4014 for an appointment to see this home.

New Sales (Now In Escrow/ Sale Pending)

408 17th St. –   5bd + 4.5ba.  $3,295,000.    This is one of my favorite remodeled homes in the neighborhood.  It was tastefully redone a few years ago, sold to an A- list actor and re-sold a few years after that.  Much of the original charm remains.

415 17th St. –   5bd + 5.5ba.  $4,850,000.    New construction built in 2011.  Beautiful and sophisticated traditional home  north of Montana Ave.

524 15th St. –   3bd + 4.5ba.  $3,550,000.    This home has never looked better than it does now.  Only two bedrooms upstairs but the master is terrific.  Super quiet street.  A short walk to Montana Ave.

Sold/ Closed

No closed deals to report this week

Pence Hathorn Silver Active Properties:

101 17th St. – 6bd + 8.5ba – $6,750,000

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

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

825 Berkeley St. – 4bd + 5.5ba – $3,995,000

239 21st Pl. – 6bd + 5.5ba – $3,795,000

343 14th St. – 4bd + 4.5ba – $3,650,000

1550 Old Oak Rd. – 3bd + 2.5ba – $3,650,000

401 18th St. – 4bd + 4.5ba – $3,325,000

307 21st St. – 5bd + 4.75ba – $3,095,000

551 Lincoln Blvd. – 5bd + 4.5ba – $2,998,000

745 19th St. – 3bd + 2ba – $1,995,000

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

3640 Tilden Ave. – 4bd + 2.5ba – $925,000

1337 Wellesley Ave. #401 – 2bd + 2.5ba – $799,000

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