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Charles Pence
Santa Monica - Montana North Office

ABOUT

Co-Founder of Pence Hathorn Silver (PHS), Charles Pence is recognized both for shaping the boutique firm’s “Gold Standard” approach to selling real estate as well as being a fixture in his community. Specializing in the neighborhoods of Brentwood, Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, and Malibu, Charles ... read more »

Co-Founder of Pence Hathorn Silver (PHS), Charles Pence is recognized both for shaping the boutique firm’s “Gold Standard” approach to selling real estate as well as being a fixture in his community. Specializing in the neighborhoods of Brentwood, Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, and Malibu, Charles is not only considered as one of the most distinguished agents in Los Angeles’ coveted Westside—contributing nearly four decades of experience and leadership—but is consistently honored as one of the top 1 percent of all agents internationally.

Along with his partners John Hathorn, Lorraine Silver and Brett Silver, Charles leads a top-producing real estate team within Pacific Union International, a brokerage comprised of 240 associates with local and global reach and established as #1 in Santa Monica sales in 2016. PHS opened the brokerage’s flagship Santa Monica office located on Montana Avenue in 2012 and over the last four decades they have sold over 3,500 homes, apartment buildings, and condominiums in excess of $3.3 Billion. In Charles’ eyes, building a successful and highly respected business from the ground-up remains his greatest professional achievement.

“It’s rewarding to look back at what we have created but far more exciting to see what our team can accomplish in the future, for we will never be done building our business.”

A mentor at heart, Charles thoroughly enjoys being called upon for his advice and assistance by both new and experienced associates. He is constantly energized by the personalities that he gets to work alongside and rarely declines an invitation to help somebody unlock their potential. Most recently, Charles has been involved in the process of building homes, a specialty that stems from his fascination with creating spaces that go beyond function to become somebody’s home—their sanctuary from life.

A longtime resident of Santa Monica with his wife and two sons, Charles is intimately familiar with all facets of the coastal town and regularly contributes to his firm’s quarterly magazine, “Santa Monica DIRT”. Originally from Seattle, Washington, Charles played both soccer and rugby for the University of Washington—go Huskies!—before relocating to Los Angeles to pursue acting and modeling. read less «

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2550 La Mesa Way | Santa Monica
Build your dream home on renowned La Mesa Way! 19,793 sq ft lot (104x185) with pool and full-sized tennis court. Current house is nearly 6,000 sq ft with 4 bedrooms + 5.5ba. Large rooms, high ceilings, archways, crown moldings, custom glasswork and lots of closet space. Living room with fireplace, formal dining room, kitchen opening to large casual dining room (plenty of space to easily update). Wood paneled family room with wet bar and fireplace. Maid's room with bath downstairs plus gym/office with sauna and spa tub. 3 en-suite bedrooms upstairs each with walk-in closet. Spacious master opens to sunny, upper terrace balcony. Lovely backyard features pool, tennis court, fruit trees, covered patio and grassy lawn surrounded by tall privacy hedges. Franklin school district. Just moments to The Brentwood Country Mart! Bring your architect to update or build your dream home on one of Santa Monica's most coveted streets!
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124 South Cliffwood Avenue | Los Angeles
Sprawling Cape Cod style home featuring 7 bedrooms + 6.5 baths filled with natural light! Ideally located on beautiful Cliffwood Avenue in Brentwood Park . High ceilings, wainscoting, hardwood floors and charming built-ins thru-out. Over 8,000sqft of living space on a lovely 19,164sqft lot! Tucked behind a gated motor court this home is truly inviting! 2-story foyer, wood paneled office, formal dining room, den/billiards room with fireplace, gracious living room with fireplace, sun room, upper playroom, fully finished attic makes a great "live-in" suite and lower level wine cellar + tasting room with rustic brick floors! Entire back of house opens to open brick entertaining patio, grassy backyard, pool and spa. New carpets, fresh paint, flexible lease terms- easy to show!
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421 23 Rd Street | Santa Monica
Seldom do we see a home with superior craftsmanship and excellent quality materials like 421 23rd Street. 3-levels East Coast Traditional, 5 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms over 6,500 square feet of space designed for warm and fun entertainment. Enter the red front door and see the long hallway, on your right is the study and the comfortable step down living room with a brick fireplace & chandelier. Both, the spacious formal dining and living room, open to a cozy outdoor patio warmed by a fire pit. The indoor and outdoor flow is just superb. The large gourmet kitchen is a Chef's dream with double farmhouse sinks, all top-of-the-line Viking appliances (including 2 dishwashers, warming drawer), custom cabinetry, and walk-in pantry. The beautiful crown and floor moldings and gleaming dark hardwood floors add to this home's elegance. The lower level has an enormous media/game room, gym (with steam shower) and powder room. Upstairs, one will find the generous master suite with high v
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452 23 Rd Street | Santa Monica
Charming single level 3bd 1.75 bath PLUS detached 1bd + 3/4ba guest suite with kitchen area and private access! Clean and available mid-January! 1930s Spanish style and full of original detailing, hardwood floors, high ceilings and plenty of natural light. Large living room with fireplace, formal dining room and breakfast room with built-ins (could make an excellent office). Third bedroom could be den/family room opening to backyard. Private yard with mature landscaping, grassy lawn, deck and back entertaining patio off of guest house separated by privacy hedge. One car garage with tons of storage and washer/dryer plus 2-car uncovered parking in front of garage. Detached guest room features built-in bedroom set, kitchen with mini fridge and stove, sitting area, ~ bath and private entrance. Franklin School District. Early February move- in!
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452 23 Rd Street | Santa Monica
Charming single level 3bd 1.75 bath PLUS detached 1bd + 3/4ba guest suite with kitchen area and private access! Clean, freshly painted and ready for move-in! 1930s Spanish style and full of original detailing, hardwood floors, high ceilings and plenty of natural light. Large living room with fireplace, formal dining room and breakfast room with built-ins (could make an excellent office). Third bedroom could be den/family room opening to backyard. Private yard with mature landscaping, grassy lawn, deck and back entertaining patio off of guest house separated by privacy hedge. One car garage with tons of storage and washer/dryer plus 2-car uncovered parking in front of garage. Detached guest room features built-in bedroom set, kitchen with mini fridge and stove, sitting area, ~ bath and private entrance. Franklin School District. Easy to show and move-in ready!
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2404 Hill Street | Santa Monica
Live the dream in Sunset Park near charming shops, dining & parks! 4bd + 5ba and nearly 3,900 sqft of sun drenched living space! Newly completed, this exquisite Hamptons Cape Cod inspired home features an elegant open floorplan w/stunning spiral staircase, crown moldings, white oak plank floors, dual zoned HVAC & built-ins. Dramatic entry, lovely guest room w/en-suite bath, formal living room w/fireplace, elegant formal dining room, powder room & spectacular family room w/fireplace & wet bar. Large gourmet kitchen w/abundant storage, professional appliances, butler's pantry & sunny breakfast bar/dining area opening to yard for outdoor entertaining. Upstairs the romantic master retreat includes sitting area w/ fireplace, balcony, walk-in closet & spa-like marble lined bath w/shower, spa tub & dual sinks. 2 add'l bedrooms each w/ private en-suite baths & large laundry room complete the 2nd level. Enjoy the East Coast charm on the tree lined streets of Santa Monica. Don't miss it!
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2515 La Mesa Way | Santa Monica
Last listed at $9,995,000
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1230 Georgina Avenue | Santa Monica
Last listed at $9,500,000
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2202 Georgina Avenue | Santa Monica
Last listed at $9,000,000
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1024 Palisades Beach Road | Santa Monica
Last listed at $8,995,000
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328 Euclid St. | Santa Monica
Last listed at $7,115,000
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615 18th Street | Santa Monica
Last listed at $6,495,000
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345 21st Street | Santa Monica
Last listed at $6,490,000
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920 Alta Avenue | Santa Monica
Last listed at $6,395,000
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2100 Queensferry Road | Los Angeles
Last listed at $6,395,000
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323 Adelaide Drive | Santa Monica
Last listed at $6,195,000
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421 23rd Street | Santa Monica
Last listed at $5,995,000
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145 Ocean Avenue | Santa Monica
Last listed at $5,549,000
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770 Amalfi Drive | Pacific Palisades
Last listed at $5,500,000
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523 South Burlingame Avenue | Los Angeles
Last listed at $5,395,000
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1432 Bienveneda Avenue | Pacific Palisades
Last listed at $5,295,000
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544 Euclid Street | Santa Monica
Last listed at $4,795,000
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728 25th Street | Santa Monica
Last listed at $4,595,000
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601 17th Street | Santa Monica
Last listed at $4,495,000
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311 12th Street | Santa Monica
Last listed at $4,350,000
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224 19th Street | Santa Monica
Last listed at $4,275,000
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635 20th Street | Santa Monica
Last listed at $4,250,000
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535 12th Street | Santa Monica
Last listed at $4,100,000
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101 Foxtail Drive | Santa Monica
Last listed at $3,995,000
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509 21st Place | Santa Monica
Last listed at $3,995,000
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337 12th Street | Santa Monica
Last listed at $3,875,000
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636 16th Street | Santa Monica
Last listed at $3,800,000
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239 21st Place | Santa Monica
Last listed at $3,795,000
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543 14th Street | Santa Monica
Last listed at $3,696,000
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168 South Medio Drive | Los Angeles
Last listed at $3,595,000
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248 14th Street | Santa Monica
Last listed at $3,395,000
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829 Princeton Street | Santa Monica
Extensively remodeled- Like a new construction! This authentic updated Spanish has 3 bedrooms and 3.5 baths with each bedroom having a full bath and walk-in closet. There is an apx. 600+ sq. ft. outbuilding with 2 separate rooms & one ~ bath: studio/office/ guest house/ in-law-suite/ family room. Great location in the highly desirable College Streets. Very close to Montana Ave and Franklin School. Professionally landscaped enclosed front yard. Impeccable craftsmanship throughout. Features custom tile and Hickory hardwood floors, recessed lighting, wrought iron fixtures, new paint and custom designer touches. The kitchen features top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances, center island, custom tile work and cabinetry. Spacious master with luxurious master bath opens to custom tiled veranda overlooking lush backyard with huge tiled patio. Truly a designer perfect home!
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1030 South Gretna Green Way | Los Angeles
Last listed at $3,145,000
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710 19th Street | Santa Monica
Last listed at $3,100,000
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510 16th Street | Santa Monica
Last listed at $2,995,000
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111 Homewood Road | Los Angeles
Last listed at $2,995,000
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311 23rd Street | Santa Monica
Last listed at $2,995,000
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307 21st Street | Santa Monica
Last listed at $2,895,000
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1030 Gretna Green Way | Los Angeles
Last listed at $2,880,000
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253 19th Street | Santa Monica
Last listed at $2,850,000
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550 East Channel Road | Santa Monica
Last listed at $2,749,000
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416 4th Street | Santa Monica
Last listed at $2,695,000
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538 Marguerita Avenue | Santa Monica
Last listed at $2,595,000
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503 9th Street | Santa Monica
Last listed at $2,288,000
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838 17 Th Street #101 | Santa Monica
Sophisticated townhouse just south of trendy Montana Avenue. 2bd+2.5ba plus loft, office, 3 patios, 2 balconies & huge, private rooftop deck. Hardwood floors, plantation shutters, recessed lighting, cherry stained cabinets. Light & bright with open floor plan. Living room features soaring ceilings & fireplace. Chef's kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances opens to dining room with 2 large tiled patios perfect for BBQ & dining al fresco. Large loft/family room. Both bedrooms feature walk-in closets, private baths and balconies. Master bathroom boasts soaking tub, separate shower and double sinks. Office area opens to jaw-dropping private rooftop deck with lovely mountain & sunset views. Direct access, private 2-car garage. Just half a block to Montana Avenue's shops, cafes and restaurants! Franklin School District!
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339 20th Street | Santa Monica
Last listed at $2,095,000
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505 16th Street | Santa Monica
Last listed at $2,095,000
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227 4th Street | Santa Monica
Last listed at $1,995,000
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745 19th Street | Santa Monica
Last listed at $1,995,000
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683 Alma Real Drive | Pacific Palisades
Last listed at $1,995,000
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1610 San Vicente Boulevard | Santa Monica
Last listed at $1,895,000
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708 20th Street | Santa Monica
Last listed at $1,895,000
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1037 Maple Street | Santa Monica
Last listed at $1,795,000
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1411 Charmel Court | Pacific Palisades
Last listed at $1,750,000
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844 17th Street #102 | Santa Monica
Last listed at $1,729,500

Reviews

Charles is the best. He has all the insider information on Santa Monica Real estate. He knows what is available and also knows what is going to be available. He is great and finding deals and assessing property values.
- Robynorris
Well it only took us six years to buy our first house. Thanks for your patience. The second one went a little faster, even though we had to contend with multiple buyers. Thanks again for your quick reaction to the counteroffer. We were not only the successful bidder, but at a much lower price than the other offer being written.
- Bonnie Hunt