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Santa Monica Dirt: Brentwood Grand Prix 2013

Posted by John Hathorn on August 2, 2013
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A funny thing happened North of Montana Ave this week.

A long-awaited, old, 2 story Spanish style home came on the market on the corner of 21st and Marguerita with a very sensible $3,550,000 list price. This works out to $775 per square foot.  I predict this home will sell with multiple offers for at least $100,000 more than the list price. BrentwoodGrandPrixAug4th2013Version2

And, 1 block away, on the corner of 21st Place and Marguerita, a 3 level, 2008 built, 7,000 sq ft home that was listed last week for $6.2M was quickly withdrawn from the market.

There are 16 homes for sale now and 7 under contract, making this another busy summer, which until last year was unusual for the north Santa Monica market.

Meanwhile, I have been on several listing appointments recently and have first-hand knowledge of some exciting upcoming inventory. Call me for details!

Brentwood Grand Prix 2013

Traffic in the vicinity of our Santa Monica market-place this Sunday August 4th  might be tough as racers from all over Southern California and Nevada converge to compete for the 2013 SCNCA Elite Criterium Championship (bicycle race).   A good portion of San Vicente Blvd from Gorham and Goshen Ave will be closed off for the race. Parking for spectators will be on the street except for portions of San Vicente Blvd that’ll be part of the race course and at the VA Center parking lot near the Bringham gate (accessed at Wilshire Blvd.)

There’s an expected increase in the number of racers and spectators as last year’s  Grand Prix was joined by over 700 racers and 3,000 spectators.  People attempting to travel through the area  should prepare accordingly and seek alternate routes.

New Listings this Week

507 12th St. –   5bd + 4.5ba.  $4,195,000.   Great floor plan.  4 bedrooms ups and 1 bedroom down.  Features formal dining, large living and family room.  Luxurious master bedroom w/balcony.   Bonus room above garage great for office, gym or storage space.

New Sales this Week

541 11th St. –   3bd + 1ba.  $2,150,000.   Three generations of the same family have lived here – translation – great opportunity to customize, update/ remodel or build new. 50X150 lot.

352 20th St. –   5bd + 4.5ba.  $3,795,000.   Spanish home built in 1926. Apx. 3,955sq. ft. of interior space. Updated in 80’s, beautiful pool and spa. Last sold in June of 1997 for $1,325,000.

604 21st Pl. –   3bd + 2ba.  $2,749,950.  Gillette’s Regent Square 60X149 (8,949 sq ft lot). House is 1,714 sq. ft. Land Value.

Closed Deals this Week

609 7th St. –   5bd + 4.5ba.  $3,495,000.  Sold in 98 days!

402 19th St. –   3bd + 2ba.  $2,816,000.  Sold in 27 days, $121,000 over asking!

Pence Hathorn Silver Active Properties:

 544 Euclid St. – 5bd + 5.5ba – $4,795,000

465 25th St. – 5bd + 5.5ba – $4,195,000 or $22,000/MONTH

168 S. Medio – 5bd + 3.5ba – $3,988,000

838 17th St #102 – 2bd + 2.5ba – $1,549,000

Search for more homes, see real time analytics and learn about the North Santa Monica / North of Montana  Ave. community on our North of Montana blog.   Add your comments (scroll down to the “Add Your Comment” section) and read other blogs.  And please call my mobile phone (310) 924-4014 with any questions.

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