Laguna Beach Historic Homes

Laguna Beach Historic Homes offer the charm & personality of construction from the early 1920's and beyond.  If you are looking for a cute Laguna Beach cottage or a grand Historic estate, Laguna Beach has a little bit of something for everyone.

Found 50 blog entries about Laguna Beach Historic Homes.

Aug 13

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Buying a home in Laguna Beach can be tricky when deciding on which neighborhood to live and the best time to buy.  There are pros and cons to buying at different times of the year in Laguna Beach and often depends on how the current real estate market is doing.  It's first important to establish if the market is a buyers or a seller's market.  A buyers market means that homes will sit on the market longer than usual.  Buyers don't have to rush into buying a home and can often negotiate with the seller off the listing price.  In a seller's market properties are selling very fast and the owners are in control on who they sell it and the price they think the market will bear.  

Most of the homes in Laguna Beach will come on the market between January

Mar 8

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The real estate market in Laguna Beach continues to thrive with the combination of low inventory and a high number of buyers in the marketplace. We are working with a number of buyers who want to jump into the market but unable to find the right property at the right price.  With that being said there are a number of properties that are getting a lot of attention and have the potential for being a good deal for the right buyer.

The #1 most viewed property in Laguna Beach is an ocean view three bedroom home listed for $240,000.  What's the catch?  First, the home is located in the Laguna Terrace community which is a small neighborhood located by the Montage Oceanfront Resort that is filled with cute manufactured homes.  The distance to the beach is just

Dec 6

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The Laguna Village area covers a large part of the beach frontage in Laguna Beach, California and is considered one of the best places to find ocean front homes.  The boundaries of this area begin at the south end of Victoria Beach and continue north to the Main Beach Park which is in the very center of town.  Homes along the beach here will often be multi-story homes that sit just above the sandy beach and have commanding views of the Pacific Ocean.  The Bravo TV series "Real Estate Wars" features two local real estate teams from the Orange County area and recently aired a listing that was located on the ocean front in the Laguna Village area.  The home pictured below and located at 160 Saint Anns Dr was originally listed and sold by the McMonigle Team

Jul 10

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Located in the Laguna Village area is a house that is commonly referred to as "The Mermaid House."  The name refers to a time when a large majority of the homes in Laguna Beach where smaller bungalow style properties that were built in the rise of the 1920's.  Nowadays, we call these "Tiny Houses" expect these historic homes offer a world of charm and character that you won't find in today's newer construction homes.

How small is the home?  Well, for starters it features a total of two bedrooms, one full and one half bath with a total of 788 square feet of living space.  With the current list price of $1,395,000 this equates to $1,770.30 per square foot.  Sound expensive?  It may sound like a bargain depending on what part of the country you live in.

May 11

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The Laguna Beach high school is ideally located in the heart of the downtown area of Laguna Beach which is often referred as "The Village" area.  The Village offers a lot of older historic homes that date back to the early part of the 1920's with a variety of architectural styles that include Craftsman, Spanish and Tudor styles.  Laguna Beach is basically made up of three different areas that include North Laguna, South Laguna and the Village.  The Village offers real estate prices that are between the more affordable South Laguna and the ultra-expensive North Laguna.  Some of the perks about living in this area is the close proximity to the downtown Village shopping filled with great restaurants, galleries and small boutique shopping.  It's also just

Oct 14

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One of the historic landmarks in Laguna Beach is a 1920's house that is commonly referred to as "The Ark" and is ideally located in the popular oceanfront community of Moss Point.  This is a classic example of Arts and Crafts architecture from the 1920's and was originally designed by Jean L. Egasee who built this unique home on the ocean's edge.  The house offers direct access to the sandy beach and features three bedrooms plus a separate guest house over the garage.  Modest in size with a total of 2,000 square feet that sits on a 8,476 square foot beachfront lot.  This is a brand new listing that just came on the market 2 days ago and is ideal for those who love historic properties as this property is eligible to be on the National Registry of Historic

Aug 12

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Laguna Beach bridge houses are very rare but can be found in several locations that included Oak Street in Laguna Beach, California.  What exactly is a bridge house?  A bridge house is a home that is connected by a bridge between the garage and the main entrance to the house.  The garages are located at street level and blend in with homes located on that street.  Behind the garage is a bridge that connects the street level garage to the main part of the house as pictured below.  At the top of Oak Street there are three bridge houses that are built this way and offer a unique way to gain entrance to the home.  These are also some of the most photographed homes in Laguna Beach for their unique architectural design and historic charm.

Laguna Beach Bridge House

Laguna Beach Bridge House Garage View

The most

May 14

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South Laguna has a nice selection of older historic properties that were built in the 1920's and 1930's.  Some of the oldest homes and neighborhoods exist in this area like the Three Arch Bay gated community that dates back to the early 1920's.  Other notable spots in South Laguna like Point Place offer coastline views that look directly below at Thousand Steps Beach.  As you can expect these historic properties were built in the most prime spots with many of these historic gems built on the ocean front and have commanding views of the Pacific Ocean like the famous Lighthouse house as pictured below.  

One of the most exciting new listings to come up is the historic Crawford Ranch home in South Laguna.  The home was built in 1927 and then featured in

Apr 8

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Laguna Beach is a unique town that has certain descriptions to describe various types of houses.  One of the local terms found here is the phrase "Laguna Beach Charmer."  In essence, this means a small cottage style home with that is often built in the 1920's and 30's that still retains a lot of the charm and personality of when it was first originally built.  This often includes original hardwood flooring, wood beam ceilings, charming patio and yards and a prime location in the downtown area of Laguna beach.

These homes can be rather small and often only feature only 500 square feet of living space with a single bedroom.  Real Estate prices for these charming homes can be relatively high compared to other beach towns in Orange County and currently

Feb 5

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Laguna Beach is home to many historic homes that have many different designations.  The various categories were constructed by the City of Laguna Beach historic registry to show the historical significance of the home.  The ratings include e, k and c categories.  The first category is the "e" rating which stands for a property in Laguna Beach that is in excellent condition and very unique in it's architecture.  These are considered some of the best historic structures in Laguna Beach as the city places special attention on these homes to maintain the current condition and historic integrity.  The second rating is the "k" category which means the home is in a good condition and is consistent with the architectural style that the home was built under.  The