Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Ocean Ave. bungalow


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.

19 comments:

Craig said...

So basically if the city won't let you demo and build an apartment complex then the asking price should fall by about $1.5 million...

Johnathan said...

Craig going to try a low ball since my wifr loves this house, she knows it very well, 1.1 Cash..will report back...

~J

Anonymous said...

unless those 1600 petitioner signers are willing to pony up $100 each to compensate the owner, they should shut the f up.

gawd, SM's NIMBY politics are tedious.

Anonymous said...

"Residents are working together to save a 109-year-old house in Ocean Park from demolition...Residents banded together to save the structure from demolition by sending a petition of nearly 1,600 signatures to City Council."

Gotta love the People's Republic of SM- 1600 renters, er I mean "residents", sign a petition and block the owner from improving his land. They should make the 1600 renters, er I mean "residents" pony up the $3.3 million or tell them to STFU.

Anonymous said...

WOW, I am the second anon and apparently two of us feel EXACTLY the same way about this issue!!

Anonymous said...

hey, 2d anon, I'm the first anon. couldn't agree more with you. and guess what?

I'm a renter!! How about getting more housing supply here in SM by, you know, making it possible for some development.

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