Home News You can see Mexico from this historic Dana Point home, selling for $5.3M – Orange County Register

You can see Mexico from this historic Dana Point home, selling for $5.3M – Orange County Register

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Built to specifications by the developers of this seaside town and “Hollywoodland” before the stock market crash of 1929, historic Dana Point homes are on the market.

The asking price is $5.25 million.

Designed in Spanish Colonial Revival style, the four-bedroom, 2,796-square-foot home has an L-shaped plan. Longtime owner Ross Teesley sits on a large oceanfront corner lot with unobstructed coastal views all the way up to the hills around Rosarito, Mexico, especially on sunny days.

Teasley and his wife purchased the home in January 1995 for $795,000, according to property records. Having moved to California from Michigan, he said he struggled with the “ultra-exotic” architectural style, which remained largely original.

The house’s exterior features hand-troweled stucco walls and an intricate gable roof of red clay barrel tiles. Inside, original iron railings grace the central staircase and landing.

All floors and tilework in the house have been meticulously preserved or restored in keeping with the times.

According to an article by Barbara Johannes, president of the Dana Point Historical Society, in the organization’s 2008 Historic Homes Tour booklet, community developer Sidney H. Woodruff described the property as a “showcase of Dana Point’s emerging developments. used as a house.Woodruff was also featured in promotional materials at the time

Johannes added in the article that the story among longtime residents was that Woodruff kept prospective investors in the house to enjoy the view.

The guesthouse story is just an anecdote, but Teesley says that despite the home’s small size, it has distinct areas to entertain guests.

A fireplace adds warmth to the formal living room with exposed beams.

French doors extend the living room to the front patio, surrounded by a stucco garden wall and a drought-tolerant garden by Laguna Beach-based landscape architect Jana Ruzicka.

According to Teasley, the patio by the saltwater pool is another gathering place and easy to dance to.

According to city documents, the home has a local historic designation and has benefited from Mills Act property tax savings in exchange for its preservation.

Recent updates include adding decorative tiles to the floor of the upstairs bedroom and L-shaped wooden balcony accessed by stairs. This home by Laguna Beach architect Carl Iverson features a large open-concept kitchen, an enlarged primary his suite, and a separate his three-car garage that the previous owner converted into a family his room. Also included is an additional plan for a self-contained office above.

Teesley said the plan has been approved by the Department of City Planning and the California Coastal Commission and maintains its Mills Act designation.

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