Spanish Contemporary in San Juan

We like surprises — like finding a cool Spanish Contemporary home in San Juan Capistrano that melds modern clean lines with a city-contextual Spanish vibe. So many people are afraid to step outside the box and do something different. And that’s too bad, because almost all of the unique and awesome architectural designs that have stood the test of time were unconventional and sometimes even unloved at their introductions.

I think what catches my eye with this home is that it fits. San Juan Capistrano hosts one of the early California missions and represents one of the first European settlements in California. As such, there is a lot of history. To this day a large rodeo is held every year and the town celebrates a fun and quirky holiday called “Hoos’Gow Day” where city slickers (those who aren’t in Western attire) can be roped up and jailed (requiring a small donation to get out). But I digress (Hoos’Gow Day is coming up, March 11th), my bigger point is that San Juan Capistrano is not a town where a slick steel and glass home would necessarily fit the landscape. What I love is that this home does. It’s a modern, 21st century interpretation, but still gives a healthy Old West nod with native planters, bright white stucco, and colorful interior furnishings.

And speaking of the house itself, it’s a unique design with clean lines and broad open spaces. The asymmetry of the living room with the window and fireplace speaks more to a modern flavor than Spanish Colonialism. And the extensive use of concrete moderns things up nicely. The lot is about 10,000 square feet — large by even South Orange County standards. I feel like this home is almost there. The tile flooring feels a bit dated and I’m not sure about the kitchen, but the rest of it is a uniquely Spanish interpretation of modern design ideals. We dig it.

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31852 Paseo La Branza, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 (MLS # OC16036644)

(all data current as of 4/19/2019)
Price $805,000
Beds 3
Baths 2 baths
Home size 2,136 sq ft
Lot Size 10,062 sqft
Days on Market 78
Status Sold
NOW ACCEPTING BACK-UP OFFERS! Located in the desirable area of Los Corrales in San Juan Capistrano. This Spanish style home offers 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on a spacious lot that is over 10,000 sq. ft. It is landscaped with native plants, drip system and drains. Perfect for large gatherings! As you enter the home you are greeted with vaulted ceilings and cathedral windows that afford superior light, newer designed fireplace and downstairs bathroom. The kitchen boasts of upgraded cabinetry, quartz counter tops and stainless steel appliances. There are 2 bedrooms and a full bathroom downstairs (one room is currently being used as an office). The master retreat is located upstairs and offers a large walk-in closet, separate tub and shower area, sitting area and a huge balcony overlooking the spacious yard. The upstairs master also has an air-conditioning unit. 
Located next to award winning schools, riding and hiking trails. No HOA, NO Mello Roos and low tax base.

Property Type(s): Single Family

Last Updated 5/11/2016 Tract Los Corrales (LC)
Year Built 1979 Community OR - Ortega/Orange County
Garage Spaces n/a County Orange
Total Parking n/a


School District Capistrano Unified
Elementary School Ambuehl Elementary
Jr. High School Marco Forster
High School San Juan Hills High

Additional Details

Lot 0.231 Area OR - Ortega/Orange County
HOA Dues 0 Parking 4
Pool Description None Sewer Sewer Connected
Stories 2 Subdivision Los Corrales (LC)
Utilities District/Public; Sewer Connected; View Description Neighborhood
Water District/Public


Air None, See Remarks
Appliances Dishwasher, Garbage Disposal, Gas Oven, Gas Range, Microwave, Refrigerator, Water Puri
Construction Drywall Walls, Stucco
Exterior Lighting
Fireplace Yes
Garage Attached, Yes
Heat Central Furnace
Interior Balcony, Bathtub, Cathedral-Vaulted Ceilings, Ceiling Fan, Recessed Lighting, Remodeled Kitchen, Stone Counters
Lot Description Access Road Maintained, Front Yard, Sprinklers Drip System
Style Spanish
View Yes


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Listing provided by : Shari Miscione, Coldwell Banker Beachside

(view all details for MLS #OC16036644)

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