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 homes.
Laguna Beach has some of the largest inventory of historic homes offered for sale than most beach towns in Southern California. Many of these properties were built between 1910 to 1938 and sometimes qualify for tax benefits from the Federal organization known as the "Mills Act." The Mills Act gives special discounts on the homeowners yearly tax bill in lieu of maintaining the property. This is different than being on the National Registry which only gives a historic designation and not tax benefits. In addition, the city of Laguna Beach has a grading system to grade the degree of historic relevance for all properties. There are various degrees that the city looks at with a strict set of rules that evaluates the original integrity of the property. A well maintained and a home that's in original condition will typically receive the highest score. The city grading system also has nothing to do with lowering the property tax bill. To learn more about buying a home in the Laguna Beach area please contact any of our local real estate agents at 949-355-1622 for immediate customer service.