Laguna Beach, CA, US
405 El Camino Del Mar
Incredible opportunity to acquire this charming and historic French inspired bungalow located on a desirable corner lot in the premium village area of Laguna Beach. Built in 1940 by Ropp and Mackey (Roy Ropp founded the Pageant of the Masters), the home has a storied and prolific past. Rich in history and style, it was inevitable that renowned designer Clark Collins would purchase the property years back and restore the property to glory while incorporating modern day accoutrements that are rich in character, paying homage to the home's era. Furthermore, the current owners have taken initiative of getting the property onto the Mills Act registry, drastically reducing the property taxes by approx 75%. As a part of the Collins renovation, major components of the property have been improved upon including heating and air, new plumbing and electrical systems and new roof. Offering a tremendous layout, the main level offers a grand foyer with adjacent lounge/bar area, main level master suite rich with carrara marble, and an incredible living room with vaulted ceilings composed of rich wood details. The kitchen, designed for the gourmet chef, hosts timeless details and includes an authentic feel with a Lacanche range, subway tiles and period lighting. The upper level is comprised of two bedroom suites, each with privates bathrooms and offer ocean views. The inspiring private grounds of the property include generous entertaining vignettes and a side yard outdoor dining experience.