Awesome 80s (yes, 80s) Chris Abel Home

We don’t feature a lot of homes from 1980s on our blog. We’re not snobs, but the fact of the matter is, many of the designs from that decade have yet to become classic, timeless example of architecture. Even Frank Gehry’s Santa Monica Place Mall was later renovated to bring it current with the times. But there are those exceptions — the homes that either broke the mold of the decade they were in, or ignored fads of the time and remained true to principles of good design. This home is both.

It combines some of the better ideas of the 1980s like pronounced geometric patterns and the kitchen island. But it also boasts many of the Chris Abel trademarks seen in earlier properties: the homage to Asian mountain design, corner pillar-less windows, and broad open beam ceilings. Are some portions of this home dated — of course — the kitchen and jumps to mind (and the granite counters don’t help). But there are also the elements that would look great in any decade: lots of glass, corners of windows, and even the simple, restrained, white globe lights which could have easily been swiped from an Eichler Home built two decades earlier.

I think there is a complaint that Orange County devoid of architectural treasures. But I beg to differ. The woodsy-modern feel of many of Chris Abel’s designs might not be everyone cup of tea, but his designs are timeless and very adaptable. Something else we haven’t discussed is location. It overlooks the beautiful El Niguel golf course and is bike-close to Salt Creek beach. It’s a great location that gives you many benefits of the beach, without the beach prices and congestion.

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8 Woodhaven Drive, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677 (MLS # OC15225294)

(all data current as of 9/25/2017)
Price $975,000
Beds 3
Baths 3 baths
Home size 2,582 sq ft
Lot Size 6,446 sqft
Days on Market 34
Status Sold
SPACIOUS CHRIS ABEL MID-CENTURY DESIGNED HOME IN GATED BEACH CLOSE LAGUNA WOODS WITH SPECTACULAR PANORAMIC VIEWS OF THE HILLS, MOUNTAINS, EL NIGUEL COUNTRY CLUB & GOLF COURSE. DRAMATIC CATHEDRAL OPEN BEAMED CEILINGS & EXTENSIVE USE OF EXPANSIVE WINDOWS & DOORS MAKES THIS HOME LIGHT & BRIGHT. THE LIVING ROOM WITH FIREPLACE & WET BAR & THE LARGE FORMAL DINING ROOM OPEN TO A LARGE VIEW DECK. THE KITCHEN WITH GRANITE COUNTER TOPS HAS A CENTER ISLAND & BREAKFAST/DINING AREA. A PRIVATE STEP-UP BEDROOM/OFFICE/DEN HAS A LARGE WALK-IN CLOSET, DECK, & FULL BATH. DOWNSTAIRS IS THE MASTER SUITE, THAT OPENS TO THE LARGE PRIVATE YARD, WITH A FIREPLACE, LARGE WALK-IN CLOSET, & ELEGANT BATH . ALSO DOWNSTAIRS, IS A JUNIOR MASTER SUITE WITH IT’S OWN PRIVATE BATH. THE PRIVATE GATED COMMUNITY HAS A POOL & SPA & BEAUTIFULLY APPOINTED GROUNDS. MINUTES TO THE BEACH, DANA POINT HARBOR, RESORTS, GOLF COURSES, & RESTAURANTS.

Property Type(s): Single Family

Last Updated 11/16/2015 Tract Laguna Woods I (LW1)
Year Built 1985 Community NG - Laguna Niguel West, N of
Garage Spaces n/a County Orange
Total Parking n/a

Schools

School District Capistrano Unified

Additional Details

Lot 0.148 Area NG - Laguna Niguel West, N of
HOA Dues 385 | Monthly Parking 2
Pool Description Association,Community Pool,In Ground Sewer Sewer Connected
Stories 2 Subdivision Laguna Woods I (LW1)
Utilities Underground Utilities View Description Courtyard,Golf Course,Hills,Mountain,Panoramic
Water District/Public

Features

Air None
Appliances Dishwasher, Double Oven, Electric Oven, Electric Range, Garbage Disposal, Refrigerato
Construction Glass, Wood
Fireplace Yes
Garage Attached, Yes
Heat Central Furnace, Forced Air
HOADescription Pool, Spa
Interior Balcony, Bathtub, Beamed Ceilings, Built-Ins, Cathedral-Vaulted Ceilings, Granite Counters, High Ceilings (9 Feet+), Kitchen Island, Living Room Balcony, Living Room Deck Attached, Open Floor Plan, Pantry, Stone Counters, Wet Bar
LotDescription Back Yard, Cul-De-Sac, Front Yard, Landscaped, Level with Street, Lot-Level/Flat, Sprinkler System, Sprinklers Timer, Yard
Pool Yes
Style Contemporary
View Yes

Location

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Listing provided by : Mary Pattillo, Surterre Properties Inc

(view all details for MLS #OC15225294)

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