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 4/29/2017)
Price $955,000
Beds 3
Baths 3 full
Home size 2,582 sq ft
Lot Size 5,760 sqft
Days on Market 43
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): Residential, Single Family Residence

Last Updated 3/22/2017 Tract Laguna Woods II (LW2)
Year Built 1983 Community Summit
Garage Spaces 2.0 County Orange
Total Parking 2 Walk Score ® 7

Price History

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


School District Capistrano Unified

Additional Details

AssociationFee 375 BathroomsFull 3
GarageSpaces 2.00 LandLeaseYN 0
PricePerSquareFoot 369.87


Appliances Built In Range, Electric Oven, Garbage Disposal, Self Cleaning Oven, Water Line to Refrigerator
ArchitecturalStyle Contemporary
AssociationAmenities Barbecue, Picnic Area, Pool, Spa
AssociationFeeFrequency Monthly
AttachedGarageYN 1
City Laguna Niguel
CoListAgentAOR Orange County
CommonWalls No Common Walls
CommunityFeatures Curbs, Sidewalks, Street Lighting
ConstructionMaterials Glass, Stucco, Wood Siding
Cooling Central
Country United States
CountyOrParish Orange
EatingArea Dining Room, In Kitchen
ElevationUnits Feet
ExteriorFeatures Barbecue Private
FireplaceFeatures Dining Room, Family Room, Fire Pit, Gas, Master Bedroom
Flooring Carpet, Wood
FoundationDetails Slab
Heating Central Furnace
HighSchoolDistrict Capistrano Unified
InteriorFeatures 2 Staircases, Beamed Ceilings, Cathedral-Vaulted Ceilings, High Ceilings (9 Feet+), Living Room Balcony, Living Room Deck Attached, Open Floor Plan, Wet Bar
LaundryFeatures Area, Individual Room, Inside
Levels Two
ListAgentAOR Orange County
LivingAreaUnits Square Feet
LotFeatures Back Yard, Front Yard, Park Nearby, Paved, Zero Lot Line
LotSizeSource Assessor
LotSizeUnits Square Feet
MajorChangeType Closed
MLSAreaMajor LNSMT - Summit
ParkingFeatures Direct Garage Access, Driveway, Garage, Garage - Front Entry, Garage Door Opener, Private
PatioAndPorchFeatures Brick, Concrete, Deck, Slab, Wood
PoolFeatures Association, Community Pool, Fenced, Heated, In Ground
PreviousStandardStatus Pending
PropertyCondition Turnkey
PropertySubType Single Family Residence
PropertyType Residential
RoadFrontageType City Street
RoomType Entry, Family Room, Foyer, Great Room, Kitchen, Laundry, Living Room, Master Bathroom, Master Bedroom, Master Suite, Office, Walk-In Closet
SecurityFeatures Automatic Gate, Carbon Monoxide Detector(s), Fire and Smoke Detection System, Gated Community, Smoke Detector
SpaFeatures Association, In Ground, Private
SpecialListingConditions Standard
StandardStatus Closed
StateOrProvince CA
StreetSuffix Drive
Utilities Cable Available, Natural Gas Available, Sewer Connected
View Golf Course, Trees/Woods
WaterfrontFeatures Ocean Side of Freeway
WaterSource Public
WindowFeatures Tinted Windows
YearBuiltSource Assessor


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

(view all details for MLS #OC17024719)

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