You only need one kidney, right?

All “kidning” aside…(I know, that’s bad…real bad) this is exactly the kind of house that might make you think: what life changes could you make to buy it. And normally, in Laguna at least, those houses come with a list price that begins with a 2, 3, or 4, or more. We like things that are unique, things that are different. And the style of this house fascinates me. Here in California we have a lot of homes that are a contemporary interpretation of the Spanish style. This means big, bold, timber beams but wide open spaces with a connection to the outdoors. This home feels a lot like the Hawaiian version of that. It’s an island plantation style, updated with a very contemporary vibe. And it works. The skylight “lightwell” in the roof makes the space. 

Those of you who are astute might have noticed that this home sold in 2016 for less than $1M. It was a great deal, considering the view. It was also pretty a much a disaster and this home has been gone through in almost every single way. And what I love here is the synchronicity between the design of the house and the lot that its in. Make no mistake this neighborhood is fairly dense. But the interior of this house feels wide open and the wrap-around deck creates outdoor space you will actually use. I think Catalina is visible from ALL of the main public living spaces…and having a view you can see from just about anywhere makes it so much more valuable. Secondly, the design of this house feels like a vacation. This is like the grand suite at your favorite Hawaiian resort. 

There is one slight fly in the ointment — the yard. There is one, but it’s a tiny terrace (with nice views!). The real outdoor living space in this home is the wraparound deck space. But let’s take stock of the complete package: Excellent views inside and out. Unique, inspiring architecture. Enough space to not feel cramped. 100% turnkey. This is a great Laguna House for under $2M. 

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990 Santa Ana Street, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 (MLS # LG18005312)

(all data current as of 1/21/2018)
Price $1,895,000
Beds 4
Baths 4 baths
Home size 2,128 sq ft
Lot Size 4,999 sqft
Days on Market 14
Status Active
Situated on an elevated corner double lot, with ocean, North coastline and city lights views. Completely reimagined and newly remodeled, this turnkey modern beach home is perfect for entertaining. Soaring 16’ cathedral ceilings with exposed beams are perfectly complemented with dramatic skylights that flood the retreat with natural light. The main level offers open living, designers kitchen and dining area. The living room features a modern stone fireplace, Russian Oak floors throughout and access to the wrap around deck – perfect for relaxing and entertaining. A gorgeous master suite with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors opens to the deck for true California indoor/outdoor living. The second and third main floor bedrooms share a large Jack-and-Jill bath. Slip away to the generous lower level family room for complete solitude with the option of a fourth, en-suite bedroom. This perfect home also includes a two-car, direct access garage. You will love the comfort and truly appreciate the craftsmanship with no detail spared in this nearly brand new home.

Property Type(s): Single Family

Last Updated 1/8/2018 Tract Arch Beach Heights (ABH)
Year Built 1976 Community LV - Laguna Village
Garage Spaces 2.0 County Orange
Total Parking n/a


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Listing provided by : Thomas (T.J) Walsh CalBRE:01829780, Surterre Properties

(view all details for MLS #LG18005312)

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