$5,688,000 - 31678 Seacliff Drive, Laguna Beach

  • 2Beds
  • 3Baths
  • 1,931SQ. Feet
  • 0.05Acres

This newly reconstructed historic Laguna Beach Craftsman cottage once owned by Old Hollywood actor Charlie Chaplin represents one of the finest examples of high-quality handcraftsmanship, paying homage to the home's original architectural design. Built on an elevated parcel adjacent to its oceanfront neighbor, this home features rare commanding, ocean-close, panoramic ocean views—from Palos Verdes Peninsula up-coast, out to Catalina Island, and to Three Arch Bay down-coast. Only a very small proportion of ocean-close Laguna Beach homes (estimated at only 3%) offers both up- and down-coast views from well within the home. This home’s 3-story structure (garages on the ground level and main- and upper-levels on floors 2 and 3) provides mesmerizing ocean views from both main- and upper-levels. In addition, the home’s SW orientation provides the best protection from the wind, heat, and glare off the ocean while offering the ideal ocean view centered on Catalina Island. Rare direct deeded access to Table Rock Beach below via private gated stairs—only 30’ away. With some of the original studs preserved so as to retain grandfathered benefits, this home is otherwise newly constructed and modernized, including new foundation; steel I-beams; custom sapele mahogany woodwork thru-out; white oak floors; custom-made doors, window frames, baseboards, and heat registers; remote-controlled blinds pocketed in the ceilings; custom mahogany garage doors; drystack hand-cut exterior stonework; custom copper gutters/pipes; Dekton porcelain; Bertazzoni kitchen appliances; and Meile washer and dryer. The main-level comprises: Living Room, Dining Area, Kitchen, Downstairs Primary Bedroom with En Suite Bathroom, Powder Room, Laundry Room, and Outdoor Deck. The upper-level features 360 degrees of soaring ocean and mountain views, and includes a second Primary Bedroom with En Suite Bathroom; spacious second Living Room with Fireplace; Wet Bar; Ocean-Facing Balcony; and additional Outdoor Deck. This level could serve as secondary entertainment space or alternatively as an exclusive primary suite separate from the rest of the house. Rare 3-car side-by-side garage spaces wired for EVs, and parking for up to 6 cars. Quiet cul de sac with traffic signal onto PCH. Easy access in and out of Laguna. Walk to local restaurants. This caliber of design, new construction, and execution rarely comes available with such dramatic ocean-close views. Come enjoy the quintessential Laguna Beach lifestyle.

Sales Agent

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Essential Information

  • MLS® #:LG22238655
  • Price:$5,688,000
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:3.00
  • Half Baths:1
  • Square Footage:1,931
  • Acres:0.05
  • Year Built:1940
  • Type:Residential
  • Sub-Type:Single Family Residence
  • Style:Craftsman
  • Status:Active
  • Listing Agent:Albert Rogers
  • Listing Office:Opus Real Estate, Inc.

Community Information

  • Address:31678 Seacliff Drive
  • Area:SL - South Laguna
  • Subdivision:South Laguna Bluffs (SLB)
  • City:Laguna Beach
  • County:Orange
  • State:CA
  • Zip Code:92651


  • Amenities:Management
  • Utilities:Cable Available, Cable Connected, Electricity Available, Electricity Connected, Natural Gas Available, Natural Gas Connected, Phone Available, Sewer Available, Sewer Connected, Water Available, Water Connected
  • Parking Spaces:3
  • Parking:Door-Multi, Direct Access, Driveway Level, Door-Single, Garage Faces Front, Garage, Garage Door Opener, Off Street, On Site, Side By Side, Storage
  • # of Garages:3
  • Garages:Door-Multi, Direct Access, Driveway Level, Door-Single, Garage Faces Front, Garage, Garage Door Opener, Off Street, On Site, Side By Side, Storage
  • View:Catalina, City Lights, Coastline, Mountain(s), Ocean, Panoramic, Water, Bluff
  • Waterfront:Beach Access, Ocean Access, Ocean Side Of Freeway, Ocean Side Of Highway
  • Pool:None


  • Interior:Tile, Wood, Stone
  • Interior Features:Beamed Ceilings, Wet Bar, Built-in Features, Balcony, Ceiling Fan(s), Cathedral Ceiling(s), Open Floorplan, Pantry, Recessed Lighting, Storage, Tile Counters, Unfurnished, Wired for Data, Bar, Wired for Sound, Bedroom on Main Level, Crown Molding, Entrance Foyer, Living Room Deck Attached, Stone Counters, Tray Ceiling(s)
  • Appliances:Built-In Range, Dishwasher, Gas Range, Gas Water Heater, Ice Maker, Microwave, Refrigerator, Range Hood, Tankless Water Heater, Vented Exhaust Fan, Water To Refrigerator, Water Heater, Dryer, Washer, Exhaust Fan
  • Heating:Central, Forced Air, High Efficiency, Natural Gas
  • Cooling:None
  • Fireplace:Yes
  • Fireplaces:Gas, Master Bedroom
  • # of Stories:3
  • Stories:Three Or More


  • Exterior:Stucco, Wood Siding, Steel, Stone, Stone Veneer
  • Exterior Features:Lighting, Rain Gutters, Awning(s)
  • Lot Description:Cul-De-Sac, Rectangular Lot, Sprinklers Timer, Sprinkler System, Street Level, Bluff, Near Park, Near Public Transit
  • Windows:Blinds, Double Pane Windows, Wood Frames, Casement Window(s), Insulated Windows, Roller Shields
  • Roof:Asphalt, Tile
  • Construction:Stucco, Wood Siding, Steel, Stone, Stone Veneer

School Information

  • District:Laguna Beach Unified
  • Elementary:El Morro
  • Middle:Thurston
  • High:Laguna Beach

Additional Information

  • Date Listed:November 8th, 2022
  • Days on Market:83
  • HOA Fees:900.00
  • HOA Fees Freq.:Annually

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