DIAMOND STREET—LAGUNA BEACH
Offered at $11,750,000
Perhaps the most perfect home in all of Laguna, this Italianate villa commands spectacular views from its elevated and private position. Occupying one of the largest parcels in the town, it sits on the lee side of a picturesque ridge. From here, miles of coastline views fade into vistas across the ocean with Catalina Island and Palos Verdes guarding the horizon. Sunsets are truly magnificent. The house itself is a study in fine design and architectural achievement. The materials and execution exemplify refinement and artisanship only the most generous of budgets can create. Inside, intricate installations of stone, brick, and carved wood accent over-scaled rooms – some with 14’ ceilings. Antique mantels, imported fixtures, and steel + glass fenestration are but a few of its distinguishing features. Ultimately, the composition is one of warm and generous spaces that defer to the ocean views and half acre of enchanting gardens that envelope them. Outside, sun-drenched terraces are awash in the scents of the Mediterranean garden and sea breezes. A sparkling mosaic tiled pool, adjoining cabana, and outdoor dining room with fireplace are highlights of the garden. Set at the desirable edge of the village, the town and beaches are a short stroll away.