Buying a lot and building your own custom home is a dream for many who want to put their own stamp on where they live. With the high real estate prices in Laguna Beach it sometimes does make financial sense to buy a lot and build your dream home. Like many coastal cities in Southern California the process of designing and preparing to build the home can take the most time and energy. This is especially true for the city of Laguna Beach which has some of the toughest planning rules and regulations that must be followed before getting the final approval. There are many rules that are unique to Laguna Beach which makes it tough for outsiders to quickly build a home. First, there is view protection which allows surrounding neighbors to petition if they think that the house construction will block their view. Flag stakes are put into the ground and up to the level of the highest point of the house so surrounding homes will be able to tell what potential view may be taken away.
Buying a home with approved plans is a really big deal in Laguna Beach. This will save you a lot of time and aggravation in fighting with the city and move you much quicker to building a home. Some of the lot owners have enlisted some of the top architects like Mark Singer, for example who is very well known for building wonderful Contemporary style homes in Laguna Beach. A perfect example of this is a brand new lot listing that just came on the market in the Arch Beach Heights community. It's located on the front row and has unobstructed ocean views and comes with approved plans by architect and designer Mark Singer. It's currently listed at $850,000 and has been on the market for 1 day. There are several other listings that also feature approved plans and are featured here. Please contact us at 949-355-1622 with questions regarding any of these listings.