This oceanfront property is located on North La Senda Drive amongst mature trees and established homes. Originally a part of the fabled Griffith Estate, this property includes an impeccably restored and modernized main residence as well as a fully-detached second home built at the crest of the oceanfront cliff known as the ‘Screen Writer’s Cottage’. The Griffith Estate is a major part of Laguna Beach’s history, as well as Hollywood history, with the private cove below hosting many notable parties and events as well as providing the backdrop to numerous films from Hollywood’s golden age.
The main residence has been lovingly restored and modernized, with exposed brick lining many of the interior walls. A resort-like atmosphere has been achieved by incorporating a soothing palette of colors to the reconfigured and expanded floor plan, re-oriented to the ocean views. Expansive ocean side terraces have also been added, expanding the indoor/outdoor livability and creating a private oceanfront oasis overlooking the coastline, ocean, islands, and sunsets. The master suite encompasses a full floor and opens to a private ocean view terrace with perhaps one of the best panoramic vistas to be found along this coast.
The ‘Screen Writer’s Cottage’ is period residence reached through its own oceanfront garden. One arrives at the cottage within a fully protected Mediterranean courtyard, enveloped by citrus and exotic plantings. Suitable for more intimate entertaining, the courtyard is serviced by a separate entertaining kitchen. The charming scale and original detailing of the ‘Screen Writer’s Cottage’ has been meticulously maintained and includes original pine paneling, original hardwood floors, as well as authentic flourishes of the day. A dramatic view overlooking Picture Bay and Laguna Beach coastline can be seen from each of the three levels of the ‘Screen Writer’s Cottage’.
Offered @ $ 13,900,000