Featured Property Laguna Beach: Restored Beach Cottage with a Pedigree Offers Modern Living


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This updated 1937 Laguna Beach cottage with a pedigree history offers an array of modern living features. The home is light and bright with period windows and high wood-beamed ceilings. The home features wood floors throughout and a romantic wood burning fireplace in the living room. The kitchen has honed Grigio Pietra Marble countertops, new appliances, Wolf Range, and Bosch Dishwasher. The bathrooms have been updated with materials including Honed Statuario Marble counters in the master bathroom. The home includes a large dining area and breakfast nook with large windows looking into the newly landscaped gardens. The front garden has brick walkways and patio areas for relaxing. The cottage has been updated with a new heater and A/C, new roof, new electrical and plumbing, a new garage door, a tankless water heater, and more. The home is located in the Tree Streets area of North Laguna, close to the Laguna Art Museum, Heisler Park, and downtown Laguna Beach. This 1937 gem was originally built by Ropp & Mackey, one of Laguna’s premier builders in the 1920s and 1930s. Roy Ropp, co-founder of the company, also was the founder of the Pageant of the Masters. Ropp & Mackey also designed many of the city’s iconic structures, including the Heisler Building, Laguna Presbyterian Church and the Laguna Beach County Water District building. It has been painstakingly restored and updated by Clark Collins, owner of Collins Design and Development based in Laguna Beach. Using quality craftspeople and materials, Collins and his team are reshaping classic homes in Laguna. This cottage retains its historic charm while still having all modern amenities. An open house for this home is set for Saturday, May 11, from 1-4 p.m.

Offering Price: $1,849,000
Address: 385 Monterey Drive, Laguna Beach
Agents info: Ken Hanzlik & Diane Cannon, 949.338.1666 & 949.230.1200
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties, www.LBHomeBuying.com