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April 2, 2008


So Cal real estate team of Pence Hathorn Silver has recently been listed nationally as the 4th highest grossing sales team in the nation for Coldwell Banker, to be announced at the Coldwell Banker International Business Conference being held this year in Orlando, Florida

Charles Pence, John Hathorn, Loraine Silver and Brett Silver, who just made partner, make up this dynamic team of real estate agents. When working with PHS, clients get more than an agent. Pence Hathorn Silver has gone beyond just selling homes. Within the past year, they launched a “green campaign” and, working with developer John Lee, sold Santa Monica’s first 100% luxury eco-friendly home. They’ve been called upon as experts when it comes to buyers and sellers markets, the effects of natural disasters, and good advice in general when it comes time to find the perfect home. Most recently, PHS got the listing for Venice Collaboratives, a project that brings art and architecture together, contributing to the up and coming hip Venice neighborhood.

What’s on the horizon for this special group of agents? Pence Hathorn Silver landed the Idaho Court project. Designer William Jacobsen has transformed an irregularly shaped lot at Idaho and 20th Street into one of Santa Monica’s premier residential projects. You can’t miss these super-cool, modern looking townhouses even when doing a quick driveby.

Construction started from the underground garage, with a parallel course of redesigning the collection of above ground residences. The goal was to design a building that would be more reflective of the Wilson Jacobsen design sensibility, and better integrated into the Santa Monica environs. The project consists of four two-story townhouses, each featuring a street facing orientation and a spacious, modern contemporary feel. The streets are tree-lined and just steps from Franklin Elementary School. The entire construction project was overseen by Quality Built inspectors who focus on compliances with applicable building codes, architectural drawings and manufacturers specifications for the highest known litigation risks. The consultants at Quality Built assist with educating and improving quality -- water intrusion, comfort, safety and durability issues. The price of these stunning town houses start at $1.7 million. PHS only desires the best for their clients.

PHS is used to catering to Southern California’s high end clientele. Those loyal to the Westside leaders in real estate include A-list celebrities as well as Hollywood moguls and the uber wealthy. We all dream big, but Southern Cal is home to many who can afford this type of luxury living. That being said, PHS is currently listing one of the oldest and most historical homes on Georgina Avenue. The totally renovated 1911 home belongs to the daughter of a famous actor, is steps from an amazing ocean view, and was featured in House & Garden. Although this white picket fenced property looks small and quiet amongst others on the street, it’s actually a 26,600 square foot lot, with 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, an updated kitchen, top of the line appliances, 2 bedrooms upstairs, and more. It’s a designer's dream home with old world charm, listed at $7,995,000.

In addition to the above, the PHS team has another green home project currently underway in beautiful Pacific Palisades; stay tuned for more details.

It’s never just another day at the office for Pence Hathorn Silver; they feel it’s about the first day of other people’s lives and providing their clients with the best of the best. For more information about PHS, please see their website at: www.phsrealty.com.