Extremely rare and exuding the ideal combination of casual beach charm and elegant coastal living, this outstanding 1926 Ole Hanson cottage is one of a kind. Hanson, who founded the city of San Clemente, is renowned for his distinctive style of Spanish-influenced architecture. Professionally remodeled down to the studs and expanded in 2017, the home carefully retains the original look and feel of its historic Hanson character while incorporating state-of-the-art technology and building techniques. Now spanning nearly 1,464 square feet, the open and light-filled cottage proudly displays open-beamed stained-wood vaulted ceilings, existing and new oak floors and Saltillo tiles throughout, maple cabinets with recessed doors throughout, copper sinks, Taj Mahal quartzite countertops, barn-style doors, three bedrooms and two-and-one-half baths. Open to the living room, a new kitchen is appointed with stainless steel KitchenAid appliances, a pot filler over the six-burner gas cooktop, a custom tile backsplash and a custom glass sliding pocket door to the back patio. A similar door enriches the new master suite, which features a luxurious bath and walk-in closet. A look behind the scenes is equally impressive, with all-new electrical and plumbing systems, a new 200-amp panel, LED lighting, tankless water heater, new central heating and air-conditioning, and a new tile roof crafted to original 1926 Ole Hanson specifications. Grounds feature all-new landscaping and hardscaping, including a gated front patio with fountain and fire pit, a covered entry porch, new sidewalk and front retaining wall, new concrete driveway with parking for five, a detached garage, and a private rear patio with wood-burning fireplace and custom wall fountain. A beneficiary of the Mills Act, the home was remodeled within the City of San Clemente Planning Commission and Coastal Historical Society specifications and approval process. San Clemente’s pier and beaches are close by, and its Village shops and restaurants are within walking distance.