Laguna Beach has been called a “weary rover’s dream.” It’s not hard to see why, with its seven miles of pristine Pacific coastline, 28 beaches, 70 artist galleries, fine restaurants and temperate weather. Set just 50 miles south of Los Angeles, the affluent coastal community boasts a long history of enticing the wealthy and famous—from Charlie Chaplin to Heather Locklear and Warren Buffett. It is also known for having the most expensive real estate, ranking No. 8 on the Coldwell Banker Previews International 2014 Luxury Market Report for cities with the highest number of $10 million+ luxury home sales. Rare oceanfront estates—like this $32 million mecca on North Laguna Beach—tend to be the reason.
Recently listed by Rod Daley of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Newport Beach, the palatial residence offers approximately 10,5000 square feet, including a separate guesthouse, plus seven bedrooms and nine baths. Craftsmanship, impeccable details and of course—the views—are what make the property a true standout in Laguna Beach.
“It has been built on two of the original oceanfront sites offered in the development and sale of this legendary, private site,” Daley tells us. “Renowned O.C. architects Brion Jeannette and his team created an exquisite home—a true ‘must-see.’”
While no amount of description will do the residence justice, Daley gives us a “tour.” You’ll first notice the grand entryway, followed by the spacious great room with a family room and fireplace, breakfast nook and dining counter surrounding the chef’s kitchen.
The lovely master suite also enjoys ground floor positioning. A beautiful two-story paneled library/office off the spectacular entrance hall completes the downstairs environment. Step through gorgeous glass doors from most rooms onto the spectacular oceanfront terraces, pool, spa and golf putting green.
Entertain to the sound of the surf hitting the beach and rocks below. Upstairs, you’ll find the guest wing plus lockout or guest apartment.
“The guest wing can be completely closed off with its own large entertainment area, kitchenette and spectacular roof deck with tremendous views,” adds Daley.