Big Chris Abel Home Near the Coast

Let’s get this out of the way at the beginning. This quite possibly the worst street name for a house in all of Southern California. But, it comes with a pretty big discount — this home is priced below comps. And it’s an amazing Chris Abel-designed masterpiece. Technically the address is Laguna Niguel, but this home is less than 5 minutes from Salt Creek Beach. It’s located in a unique gated community of just 90 homes. 

It’s a bit of a “greatest hits” of Chris Abel design elements. You have the walls of glass, open beam tongue-and-groove ceilings, as well as the dramatic, multi-angle roof line. But, it’s big…nearly 2600 square feet of architectural design. This is the kind of home where the needle must be thread pretty carefully…but the current beige and whitewash design is feeling a bit dated. I think the key to any updating is an honoring of the original combination of contemporary and traditional Spanish design elements. 

While $1,000,000 is hardly an entry-level price point or anything to sneeze at, i’ts a price below comps and one that allows a creative budget to reimagine. Chris Abel’s designs are original and contextual — this home was meant to look it would fit into the natural California landscape but bring its own perspective on modernism. This home feels like the South Coast of Orange County — and there’s nothing wrong with that. 

Would you like to take a look? We’d love to represent you as a buyer on this wonderful property and give you our thoughts in person. Contact us. 

17 Morning Wood Drive, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677 (MLS # OC17024719)

(all data current as of 7/18/2019)
Price $955,000
Beds 3
Baths 3 baths
Home size 2,582 sq ft
Lot Size n/a
Days on Market 44
Status Sold
Customize your own dream house. Incredible value! OVER $200,000 less than the same floor plan 3 blocks away. You’ll be proud to call this stunning Chris Abel masterpiece home. This home is the epitome of seamless indoor/outdoor living, voluminous spaces with wood ceilings, generous windows and every room has it’s own outdoor access & areas. The home features beautiful golf course views enhanced by gentle ocean breezes. Lovely front courtyard with beautiful plantings create a stunning entry to the home. Step outside the French doors from the master suite into a beautiful in ground spa, large 5 piece bathroom with dual sided fireplace & custom walk in closet. Secondary bedrooms are over sized, en-suite with walk in closets. The back garden is an entertainers dream with bar, elevated lounge area and fire pit. The entire home has just been repiped with PEX. This home is in the gated coastal community Laguna Woods on a single loaded street, with community pool and spa, about 1 mile from world class beaches 5 star resorts, Dana Point Harbor, across from the El Niguel country club and racket club. The same floor plan recently sold for $1.3 million. Don't miss this awesome value.

Property Type(s): Single Family

Last Updated 3/22/2017 Tract Laguna Woods II (LW2)
Year Built 1983 Community LNSMT - Summit
Garage Spaces 2.0 County Orange
Total Parking n/a

Price History

Prior to Mar 17, '17 $1,000,000
Mar 17, '17 - Today $960,000

Additional Details

Area LNSMT - Summit HOA Dues 375 | Monthly
Parking Spaces: 4.00 Pool Description Association,Community Pool,In Ground,Fen
Stories 2 Subdivision Laguna Woods II (LW2)
Utilities Cable Available,Natural Gas Available,Sewer Connec View Description Golf Course,Trees/Woods
Water Public Waterfront Description Ocean Side of Freeway


Air Central
Air Conditioning Yes
Amenities Barbecue, Picnic Area, Pool, Spa
Appliances Built In Range, Electric Oven, Garbage Disposal, Self Cleaning Oven, Water Line to R
Basement Foundation: Slab
Construction Glass, Stucco, Wood Siding
Exterior Barbecue Private
Fireplace Yes
Garage Direct Garage Access, Driveway, Garage, Garage - Fron, Yes
Heat Central Furnace
Interior 2 Staircases, Beamed Ceilings, Cathedral-Vaulted Ceilings, High Ceilings (9 Feet+), Living Room Balcony, Living Room Deck Attached, Open Floor Plan, Wet Bar
Lot Description Back Yard, Front Yard, Park Nearby, Paved, Zero Lot Line
Style Contemporary
View Yes


Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

Listing provided by : Jonathan Ettelson, Coldwell Banker Res. Brokerage

(view all details for MLS #OC17024719)

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