Unobstructed ocean view frontage is always a sought-after commodity in California real estate, and this newly listed Laguna Niguel estate from Orange County leading agent, Tim Smith of Coldwell Banker Realty, has it in abundance: 13.29 sun-kissed acres to be exact.
Forged into a mountain, the artistically designed modern residence is “sited on one of the largest private residential parcels in California,” says Smith. “It’s set on the largest lot beyond the guarded entry gates of Bear Brand Ranch Custom Estates near Laguna Beach.”
Among the advantages of its unmatched hilltop location are its panoramic ocean views, which stretch from Laguna Beach all the way down to La Jolla. Beyond the shimmering Pacific Ocean views, you can catch glimpses of city lights and majestic mountains – what Smith calls “a pageant for the eyes and an ever-changing backdrop for living and entertaining.” The captivating scenery is further enhanced by manicured grounds, creating a serene and harmonious atmosphere where nature and beauty are one.
Envisioned for the owner who wants the ultimate in privacy and security, the unmatched property is poised behind a massive gate comprised of glass and steel that doubles as “a work of art,” says Smith. The property’s dramatic reveal continues with an approximately 550-foot ocean-view driveway with a circular motor court adorned by two large custom sculptures by noted Laguna Beach artist Jon Seeman.
A porte cochere inspired by the Aria Hotel in Las Vegas provides another theatrical moment as it introduces the 15,188 square-foot residence. An award-winning oversized pivot 18′ glass and iron entry door leads to a striking grand entry.
Dramatic high ceilings and natural light streaming through numerous skylights cast the home in the category of architectural wonder. Italian modern crystal chandeliers, glass-enclosed elevator, custom exotic stone and stainless-steel finishes and floor-to-ceiling Fleetwood doors and windows throughout adorn the residence like a jewel box.
The chef-caliber kitchen and gourmet outdoor kitchen are equipped with generous islands, sleek cabinetry and top-of-the-line appliances.
Among its standout features: a main floor spa-like master with gym, sauna, retreat, and Pininfarina bathtub, along with five additional luxury ensuite bedrooms are situated on the lower level.
Four guest half bathrooms are easily accessible throughout. Just beyond the interiors rests a stingray-shaped negative-edge pool with sculptural waterfalls and open-air firepit central seating area accessed by a glass bridge.
“The 20-person spa, huge yard, separate fenced dog run, putting greens, gentleman’s farm, massive game room, private art gallery, hidden Tequila tasting room, two-story library, and lavish cinema with tiered seating and stage create a one-of-a-kind setting for elaborate gatherings or intimate evenings,” adds Smith.
Every technological amenity – from solar power to a full-home generator, state-of-the-art security and an attached spacious eight-car garage – has been incorporated into the home for a completely seamless luxury living experience.