Santa Monica Dirt by John Hathorn June 7th, 2012
When I first came to work on Montana Avenue 22 years ago there was absolutely nothing going on after 6:00PM. It was totally dead, not only at the mortuary on the corner of Euclid and Montana (seriously, there was a mortuary and funeral home on that corner) but the entire street seemed to go dark early.
Now, with R&D Kitchen, the Aero Theater live talks and Peets Coffee’s tables, chairs and late hours, the corner of 14th St. and Montana Avenue is starting to turn into a night time destination. Here are a few photos from my phone, shot tonight just before the sun went down.
Charity event at Aero Theater this Thursday
If you find yourself at 14th St. and Montana Ave, stop in our office and say hello!
Here is your real estate news:
Active/ Available New Listings
239 21st Pl.– 6bd + 5.5ba. $3,795,000. New Listing by Pence Hathorn Silver. With a little bit of updating (new appliances and countertops) this home would easily be worth well over $4 million. Oversized lot (apx. 10,290 sq. ft.) apx. 5,692 sq. ft. of interior space. Corner at Georgina – Open Sunday 2-5PM (see photo below)!
346 16th St.– 4bd + 3ba. $2,495,000. New Listing. This house has some interesting pedigree having once been occupied by not one, but two famous actresses: Michelle Pfieffer then Kate Capshaw. There is a very little yard but the house is super charming. There is a guest house over the garage. Originally built in 1930. Three bedrooms/ two baths upstairs; one bedroom/ one bath downstairs. Last sold in 1998 for $1,345,000.
317 Marguerita Ave.– 5bd + 4.5ba. $4,250,000. New Listing. This house sold in 2010 for $2,960,000 and I thought it would get torn down. It’s nice to see that someone rehabbed it instead. Lots of tech features, great location, pool, fully priced, imo.
343 14th St.- 4bd + 4.5ba. $3,650,000. New Listing by Pence Hathorn Silver. Custom built in 1998 and sold for $1,345,000, it has been updated/expanded since then. Over 4,000 sq. ft. on an apx. 7,500 ft lot. Beautiful section of tree lined 14th St.
615 24th St.– 3bd + 4ba. $2,895,000. New Listing. 2-story Spanish with “international” appeal. Very unique. There is not much back yard space but the house is spacious and high quality.
266 19th St.– 5bd + 5.5ba. $4,195,000. New Listing. A whopper of a price and a whopper of a house with over 6,100 sq. ft. on an apx. 8,949 sq. ft. lot. Corner 0f 19th St. and Georgina Ave. Built in 1980, kitchen has been updated and shows beautifully.
New Sales (Now In Escrow/ Sale Pending)
335 24th St.– 5bd + 4.5ba. $3,499,000. Maybe the 3rd time will be the successful time for this versatile home. Not everyone’s ideal floor plan but a good house at a good price.
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
401 18th St. – 4bd + 4.5ba – $3,325,000
307 21st St. – 5bd + 4.75ba – $3,295,000
551 Lincoln Blvd. – 5bd + 4.5ba – $2,998,000
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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