As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, take a break from trying to find your best green outfit and check out some trivia about this fun holiday. Then feel free to take your new found knowledge to your favorite bar or restaurant in Santa Monica and share it with the world!
Did you know…?
- Patrick’s given name was not actually Patrick. He changed his name from Maewyn Succat to Patrick once he became a priest.
- Patrick was not even born in Ireland. He was born in Great Britain and was kidnapped and brought to Ireland at age 16. Though he escaped the country, he eventually returned.
- Green was not always the color associated with this holiday. The Order of St. Patrick originally picked blue as its color, but once its members started wearing a clover on their lapels, green became the preferred color.
Now that you know these facts, are you planning on celebrating St. Patrick’s Day somewhere in Santa Monica?
You can count on nearly every local bar being packed and serving green beer the weekend before St. Patrick’s Day, but some restaurants are adding a few special touches for those who want to go out on Tuesday the 17th. For example, if you plan to celebrate with the family, head to Finn McCool’s Irish Pub. Not only do kids eat free on Tuesdays, but there will also be live entertainment from Irish musicians. Plus, happy hour goes from 9 pm to close.
The Bungalow is also throwing quite the St. Patrick’s Day celebration, serving everything from corned beef & cabbage to green cookies. Of course, you can also count on green beer, margaritas, and sangria, along with live Irish music. The event starts at 5 pm and ends at 2 am; reservations are recommended.
What are your plans for St. Patrick’s Day?
Here is your real-time real estate market info:
There are 2 new listings in the flats north of Montana Avenue in Santa Monica. Both are on renowned and highly desirable Georgina Avenue- 617 Georgina and 1427 Georgina. One listing- 621 23rd Street- went into escrow. There are 11 year-to-date closed sales, up one from last week with 526 Palisades Avenue closing.
New Listings this Week
617 Georgina Avenue – 5 bedrooms + 10 baths. $7,995,000. An architectural gem with extraordinary volume and detail. Approximately 10,100 square feet of interior space. On renowned Georgina Avenue just 6 blocks from Ocean Avenue and the beach. Great for entertaining. Kitchen with Miele appliances. Lower level with game room, movie theater. Last sold in November 2010 for $4,600,000.
1427 Georgina Avenue – 4 bedrooms + 4 baths. $6,975,000. Collaboratively designed and created by Buzz Yudell and Tina Beebe. Unique designer house with beautiful craftsmanship. Flexible floor plan and environmental friendly. Great indoor and outdoor flow. Last sold in February 2007 for $2,750,000.
New Sales this Week
621 23rd Street – 5 bedrooms + 5 baths. $4,595,000. Custom Traditional almost 5,000 square feet. Features hardwood floors, high ceilings, recessed lighting. First floor with office, large cook’s kitchen with Viking stove, Subzero fridge, formal dining room, living room with fireplace. 3 spacious bedrooms upstairs and a spacious master suite with balcony, sitting area. Last sold in July 2001 for $2,600,020.
Closed Deals this Week
526 Palisades Avenue – 5 bedrooms + 4 baths – $5,900,000
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.
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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