A King’s Ransom Gets You This Princely Dwelling At Montage In Laguna BeachAuthor:Philip Ferrato
Where: 25 Montage Drive, Laguna Beach
What: A freshly built Tuscan-style villa overlooking the Pacific Ocean, within the Montage Resort, with priority access to the resort amenities and a quick walk downhill to one of California’s legendary beaches. The 6-bed, 6-bath, 2-half bath house comes in at 7,800 square feet, with big volumes composed of heavy-timbered and vaulted ceilings, antique brick and stone walls, and classic millwork evoking the restored rural podere and barns of Italy…just with more palm trees.
The main entrance (top) is through a small pavilion and acoss a bridge over the lower level courtyard.
Taking the concept of “finished basement” to new heights on the lower level, there’s a media room, bar, dining area, and a paneled library/study open to the lower courtyard. There’s also an elevator between the two levels.
You could wake up here, right?
What We Like: The location. Plus, the exceptional construction details and use of materials set this apart from the usual Orange County mansions.
More: There’s a virtual tour to peruse, or have a look at the agent’s site for additional information and images of this and other knockout Orange County properties. Architecture by Chris Light and interiors by Erroll de Jager.