And now for first place in the Ancient Listings of Santa Monica (drumroll, please) ... This 3 bed 3 bath Ocean Park beach bungalow sandwiched between apartments on Ocean Ave., asking $3.3M, has been on the market since September 2005, 560 days. It has an ocean view across the street (although that is the beach parking lot beyond the wall):
Here's the story behind it, from the current Santa Monica Conservancy newsletter:
Coalition Formed to Protect Ocean Avenue Cottage
Residents are working together to save a 109-year-old house in Ocean Park from demolition. Located at 2219 Ocean Avenue, the single-story cottage may be the last beach-facing cottage of its kind in Ocean Park. Residents banded together to save the structure from demolition by sending a petition of nearly 1,600 signatures to City Council. The cottage was deeded over to the University of Illinois Foundation following the previous owner’s death. The Foundation filed a demolition permit in April 2006.
The Landmarks Commission voted to designate the building as a landmark in August 2006. The University Foundation has appealed, asking the City Council to override the landmark designation. The hearing is expected to be on April 24th.