Once the residence of screen legend Bette Davis, perched atop a captivating oceanfront cliff with the smell of salt air, the sound of crashing waves, and views of soothing sunsets, this statuesque estate draws in all who visit. Designed by architect Aubrey St. Clair, this 5,472 square foot estate sits in the artist colony of Laguna Beach with direct access to Woods Cove Beach.
A charming private courtyard entry leads to the main entrance of the house, the guest house, and a dining terrace that is an entertainer’s dream. The terrace features a built-in barbecue, a gazebo, and stairs that lead to a sunny lounge area overlooking the deep blue Pacific.
The main house, anchored by an exquisite great room featuring vaulted timber ceilings and an enormous stone fireplace, leads guests to the Lookout Room, adjoining family room, and dining room, all with stunning views of the crashing waves and sea.
In harmony with nature, the home was designed with enduring style and craftsmanship, earning a spot on the National Register of Historic Places. Its notable features include wood doors, beautiful oak floors, arched entries, charming leaded glass, a wine cellar, a large bar area, a media room, a gym, and a separate guest house.
Upstairs is an expansive master suite with an interior Juliet balcony over the great room, a large ocean view terrace, and an updated ensuite with Carrara marble and heated floors. Two additional ensuite bedrooms with ample cedar closets and extra storage rooms complete the upper level.
Surrounded by sand, lush greenery, and breathtaking overlooks, this exclusive and private retreat is just a stone’s-throw distance from shops, restaurants, and the art galleries of Laguna Beach.
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