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Dishing some Dirt

Posted by John Hathorn on January 23, 2015
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It’s that time of year; Dine LA is in full swing kicking off from January 19th –February 1st. This is a great way to try out new restaurants in the area with incredible lunch and dinner prices and various types of cuisine to choose from. I have a few local suggestions if you’re having a tough time deciding where to dine.

Check out the Water Grill, delicious three course menu including clam chowder, mixed greens, wild Costa Rican Mahi Mahi, Swordfish or grilled chicken with cous cous.

How about The Little Door? Formerly Valetta, and 90402 neighbors on 26th, this quaint French restaurant offers exquisite entrees including roasted chicken breast with black truffle sauce, faro risotto or loup de mer stuffed with crab meat. Not to mention amazing chocolate molten and pistachio cheesecake.

The extremely popular Sugarfish has an assortment of fresh sushi and hand rolls including an edamame starter.

Sugarfish is a little expensive and there is always a wait at peak times but it’s one of my favorite places to eat and is consistently great.

A Santa Monica favorite Taco and Oysterette each offer a three course menu with various choices. I seem to recall hearing from someone recently that Blue Plate was opening a 4th restaurant somewhere near here soon. Have you heard anything?


Here is your real-time real estate market info:

There are two new listings this week in the flats: 1526 San Vicente Boulevard and 318 Euclid Street. 318 Euclid Street, went under contract as soon as it hit the market. Obviously a good value with a permitted detached, air conditioned guest house.   One listing is in backup position- 332 17th Street, which went into escrow in less than a week. There are 5 closed sales year-to-date. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________

New Listings this Week

1526 San Vicente Boulevard –   3 bedrooms + 3 baths.  $3,295,000. Completely remodeled traditional. Updated cook’s kitchen with Carrara marble & top-of-the-line appliances, formal living and dining. 3 adjacent bedrooms in the west wing with spacious master suite. Outdoor space include front lawn, large pool and patio in the back. Detached studio with kitchenette, bath and walk-in closet. Last sold in August 2002 for $1,195,000.

New Sales this Week

318 Euclid Street –   3 bedrooms + 2 baths.  $3,195,000. Craftsman with detached guest house (permitted with kitchen and bath). Updated with hardwood floors, crown moldings, central air and heat, kitchen with center island, stainless steel appliances.   Master bath with Carrara marble counters, Jacuzzi tub and steam shower. Lush landscaping, beautiful yard. Last sold in October 1983 for $305,000.

332 17th Street –   5 bedrooms + 3 baths.  $2,395,000. I have heard that this sold with multiple offers for well over asking. Land value, 50X150 lot between Carlyle and Georgina Avenue. Remodel or rebuild. Trust sale, no court confirmation required.   Last sold in August 1991.

Closed Deals this Week

1436 San Vicente Boulevard –   5 bedrooms + 7 baths.  $3,550,000.

100 Esparta Way –   4 bedrooms + 3 baths.  Sold by Pence Hathorn Silver.  $2,850,000.


Pence Hathorn Silver Active Properties:

Call me for a couple of upcoming attractions, priced from $1.9 million to $6 million – they are not in the MLS.

345 21st St. – 6 bedrooms + 8 baths – $6,490,000

229 19th St. – 5 bedrooms + 7 baths – $5,999,000

303 9th St. – 5 bedrooms + 6.5 baths – $4,999,000

1754 Franklin Canyon Dr. – 5 bedrooms + 5.5 baths – $3,795,000

1023 S. Bundy Drive – 2 bedrooms + 2.5 baths – $2,195,000

1544 12th St. #104 – 1 bedrooms + 1.5 baths – $1,195,000

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