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Beachfront Estate Aims to be Crowned Priciest Home in Orange County City

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A beachfront home in Orange County, California is listed for $55 million, according to Compass listing agent Arlen Raubach.

Laubach said the six-bedroom, nearly 9,630-square-foot home is located in the gated community of Dana Point, a wealthy city about halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego. If you get the asking price, the most expensive recorded sale to date would set a record for Dana Point, which was last year’s $33 million deal, he said.

The sellers are Elijah Shapira, co-founder of digital analytics firm Webtrends, and his wife Anne Shapira. Shapira said he used to live in Oregon and vacationed in Dana Point. However, in 2012, after his two children went off to college, he bought the land for $8.6 million and said it was completed around 2018. He did not disclose how much it cost to build, but said it cost about twice as much as originally planned.

The approximately 1/4 acre property has approximately 70 feet of waterfront and an infinity pool with a sunken lounge with a central fire pit. According to Laubach, the contemporary-style home has a commercial elevator, a 500-bottle wine cellar, and a courtyard with a Zen garden. The three-story staircase is illuminated with LED lights. Shapira said he designed his interface custom his home his software his smart home to control heating, cooling, lighting and other systems.

The Shapiras are selling because they plan to buy a small house on the East Coast as a base for trips to Europe, Africa and the Caribbean, Shapira said.

The pool at the Dana Point home has a sunken lounge with a central fire pit. The hotel also has a home theater. John Encarnacion (3)

Dana Point’s ultra-luxury homes rival homes in nearby Newport Beach and Laguna Beach, and while homes have been known to sell for up to $70 million, most have been built relatively recently. It’s not on the market, Laubach said.

According to Compass, recorded home sales in Orange County in 2022 will exceed $10 million, up 6.93% from 2021.

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