Like Being on Vacation

I don’t think there’s a higher compliment that can be made about a house. If this were a car, it wouldn’t be a functional SUV or boring family sedan. This would be the E-Class convertible — something purpose-built to be excellent in almost every way and provide easy access to life’s finer pleasures. I went through this property last night, and what really strikes me are the little touches. But more than that — and I’m a big believer in the feel of a house — it just puts out the “good vibes.”

This home is located in a one of my favorite, but very unique developments in Laguna Niguel. You might be looking at the price, square footage, and upgrades and wondering if it is ridiculously underpriced. It isn’t. There is one little secret I want to address — and then I’m going to tell you why it doesn’t matter. The listing agent refers to this home as “detached” — it isn’t. Well, sort of. These homes are grouped together in groups of two. But unlike a condo or other attached home — they don’t share a wall. Think of like to two completely detached homes, each with their own exterior wall, brought together within inches, and then a small cap placed over the 4″ gap between them. BUT IT DOESN’T MATTER THAT MUCH — except to make this house considerably more affordable. This particular home has one of the best locations in the neighborhood. On the other side of the house there is a walking path set about 8 feet down. So you have a big space between the neighbor on the other side. And out back, you don’t really look at any other homes. In the front courtyard, you don’t see any other houses. So while it might look like this home is in a dense neighborhood — once inside the effect is the opposite: an astounding amount of privacy. 

So going back to the house itself. It’s been very nicely upgraded and clearly designed for entertaining. French doors or sliders lead out of all three bedrooms. The kitchen is huge, appointed with a large central island that everyone will congregate around, and is designed for actual cooking, with a 36″ cooktop and dual ovens. But what really makes this house a cut above are something of the unique styling details. The great room is wide open, which is awesome — but sometimes these designs can feel a bit — plain and mundane. here they added a very unique ceiling treatment. The master also has a faux paneled ceiling that makes the room feel special. 

And that’s really the whole message here. It’s a special house — way more special than a mid $800s price would indicate. At 1700 square feet — it’s “right sized” for most situations…generous but never cavernous. And the privacy of the outdoor spaces is class-leading at this price point. So pack your bags and get ready to lead the leisure life. Available now.

Get in touch for your private showing. 

29642 Preston Drive, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677 (MLS # OC18011357)

(all data current as of 7/20/2018)
Price $880,000
Beds 3
Baths 3 baths
Home size 1,700 sq ft
Lot Size 6,899 sqft
Days on Market 31
Status Sold
DROP DEAD GORGEOUS, single level, spectacular view home, is now available and won’t last long. Beautifully remodeled with impeccable designer touches, EVERYTHING is top of the line. Take in the sights as you walk up the drive and enter the tranquil courtyard… Immediately, upon entering the home, you are met with a light and airy open concept living space. The gourmet kitchen, with a flair of European design, is stunning and sure to impress. Adjacent to the kitchen, the visually sensational family room, is modern-chic in design, complete with a romantic glass rock fireplace. Smooth non-textured walls add to the contemporary feel of this one of a kind home. Spacious, light and bright floor plan, complete with three bedrooms and two and one half baths, can’t be beat. The master bedroom has lovely french doors that open onto a private Zen patio, perfect for Sunday morning coffee or elegant entertaining. Around back you will find a beautiful over sized deck where you can sit and enjoy the breathtaking views or BBQ with friends and enjoy the fresh Southern California breezes. Hurry, this one won’t last and you don’t want to miss out!

Property Type(s): Single Family

Last Updated 2/22/2018 Tract Crown Valley Highlands I (CV1)
Year Built 1968 Community LNSMT - Summit
Garage Spaces 2.0 County Orange
Total Parking n/a


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

Listing provided by : John Rennie, Immel Team Luxury Real Estate

(view all details for MLS #OC18011357)

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