“To own The Ark is to own a piece of Laguna Beach history, and to live in it is to live in a work of art. A magical house in a magical spot, it is one of those rare homes that has the power to truly enrich a life,” according to Scott Fitzgerrell, whose family owned the historic Woods Cove home for 65 years. The Arts and Crafts style home was built in 1923 by Laguna Beach architect Jean L. Egasse. The home was designed like a large boat, replete with hand-tied rope work, hand-carved woods and beams, expert joinery and hand placed stonework. In 2006, the property was painstakingly restored by its current owners, two dedicated preservationists, retaining all of its original architectural integrity, charm and whimsical style. Details include an ocean view living room with a timbered inglenook and stone fi replace, view decks, and the Crow’s Nest, a studio apartment above the garage. It even boasts a private stairway to the beach.