11542 Cielo Pl – North Tustin, CA 92705

TODAY IS THE DAY YOU WILL BUY A PICASSO. There are some very nice homes in Orange County. And then there is art that you can live in. Legendary Orange County architect Philmer J. Ellerbroek conceived this modern masterpiece in 1961 as a home for his own family. We could tell you about all the wonderful features of this home, but it would be pointless. This home is about how it makes you feel. Entering the public spaces through the oversized front door you will be swept off your feet into the light-filled grand oversized salon and dining room — spaces designed to be filled your family and friends. The kitchen is generous, even by 2019 standards and also open to more intimate, family space. While the scale of this home could be overwhelming, it isn’t. Ellerbroek ingeniously weaves together larger-than-life public spaces with intimate private spaces. Whether you are hosting a party of 100 or a best friend for a cup of coffee, there is a space in this home which feels just right. And the trend continues outside, too. Many rooms seamlessly incorporate an outdoor garden. What could be just a large yard also balances size and scale. Homes like this come along once in a generation. We welcome you to experience life in art. 


Additional Features:

  • Included (not leased) 7.2kw  solar panel power system added in 2010, reducing power consumption to near zero.
  • 400sf home office/bonus room added in 2011
  • 800sf 4 car (tandem) garage with built in cabinets and glass garage door built in 2011. Covered parking for up to 6 cars, plus driveway parking for 12 more.
  • Kitchen features Jenn-Air appliances, 4 ovens, 3 dishwashers, 2 sinks with custom built-in cabinetry in the kitchen, pantry and laundry room.
  • Electronic (keyless) locks


11542 Cielo Pl, North Tustin CA 92705
Additions / Changes Since 2009

Sun Run 7.2kw Solar Power System

  • Installed in 2011
  • Paid for and included with the house
  • Monthly average power bill is $100

Foam Roof replaced

  • Installed with solar panels in 2011. 

Custom 10ft Doors

  • Front Door, Kitchen Divider and Bedroom Access Doors
  • Stripped, refinished and rehung with new hardware in 2011
  • Custom Square Door Handles Gourmet Custom Kitchen and Laundry

Gourmet Custom Kitchen and Laundry

  • 2 Deep Stainless Steel Sinks 2 with Disposal
  • 4 Jenn-Aire Ovens
  • 2 Built-In Warming Drawers
  • 3 Dishwasher Drawers
  • Built-in Jenn-Aire Microwave
  • Built In Jenn-Aire Refrigerator
  • Built-in Trash Compactor
  • High-Volume exhaust with roof topfan for extra capacity
  • Custom Built-in Oak Cabinetry inKitchen, Pantry and Laundry
  • Deep–Pullouts drawersin pantry cabinets
  • Deep Custom Soft Close Drawers and Cabinets
  • Drawers and Cabinets o Natural Stone Counters
  • Wood Finish to match throughout the house
  • Tankless Water Heater for Kitchen/Laundry area

800 SF Tandem Garage

  • Built-in 2011 with permit.  4 Skylights
  • 220v and 110v Wired
  • Mini-Split AC unit
  • Toilet and Sink (not permitted) 

400 SF Office / Multi-use Room (off Kitchen/Laundry Area)

  • Built-in 2011 with a permit.
  • 2 Skylights
  •  Mini-Split AC unit

3 Full-Baths and 2 1⁄4-Baths

    • All remodeled in 2011
    • New Water Heaters (2)
    • Custom Square FixturesMain Floor Master Bedroom Suite Remodeled in 2011
    • Custom Walk-in Closet connected through Bath

Main Floor Master Bedroom Suite

  • Natural Stone Dual Shower
  • 8ft Skylight in shower
  • Soaker Tub
  • Dual Vanities


  • Iron Sliding Side Access Gate and Ramp (for Gardener and Caterer)
  • Stage / Entertainment Area with power
  • Custom Modern Sculpture “love”
  • Benches in Courtyard
  • Custom Stainless Steel Planters(next to front gates)



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11542 Cielo Pl – North Tustin, CA 92705

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Home Type
Mid-Century Modern
Built In
Square Footage
4,400 sq ft
Lot Size
27,125 sq ft
Covered Parking
There is a 4 car tandem garage, a 2 car carport, and driveway parking for 10 more, or off street parking for 16 total. spaces
Philmer J. Ellerbroek
Additional Features
Cielo Place (spanish for "Heaven") & located in a very quiet, 7-home Lemon Heights cul-de-sac name.

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