Many distinctions surround the seaside resort town of Laguna Beach: home of the rich and famous (Bette Midler, astronaut Buzz Aldrin, author John Steinbeck) home to one of the nation’s most celebrated arts communities, central character in it its own 2004–2006 reality TV program, and most recently, a No. 8 ranking on the Coldwell Banker Previews International’s 2014 Luxury Market Report for cities with the highest number of $10 million+ luxury home sales.
It’s this last one that tends to define homebuyers’ expectation of superluxury in one of the more coveted locations offered up by the California coastline.
Located in the exclusive Smithcliffs community, an enclave of 22 classic beach homes in north Laguna beach, the remarkable home at 33 Smithcliffs more than meets the Laguna Beach standard. Designed by renowned local architect Brion Jeannette on two of the original oceanfront sites offered in this legendary neighborhood, this 10,500-square-foot oceanfront estate offers incomparable coastal luxury with seven bedrooms, nine baths, and a separate guest house.
The luxurious yet livable floorplan accommodates both family living and grand entertaining, with impressive spaces including the spacious living room, private dining room, and gourmet kitchen, with breakfast nook, dining counter and adjacent family room with fireplace. The two-story library, with paneled walls and spiral staircase, is a showcase of craftsmanship and provides a handsome addition to the first level, which also includes the sumptuous master suite. Upstairs is a private guest wing, with large entertainment area and kitchenette.
The home takes full advantage of its naturally spectacular setting, with wide expanses of glass overlooking panoramic views of the Pacific. Spaces flow seamlessly from indoors to out, where the oceanfront terraces, resort pool and spa, putting range, lush landscaping, and some of southern California’s most inspired water views await.