It is an incredibly rare moment when history, beauty, opulence and an oceanfront setting come together at one time, presenting an opportunity that is truly provocative. Crowning a dramatic bluff between Moss Point and Victoria Beach in Laguna Beach, Villa Rockledge encompasses nearly 25,000 square feet of seaside splendor, complete with stairs leading to a private cove. Created nearly 100 years ago, the tranquil oasis reveals panoramic ocean, whitewater and sunset views, exquisitely landscaped grounds, a main house and 4 guest villas. Enjoy 12 bedrooms, 11 baths, and gated parking for 12-plus cars. Exquisite attention to detail is evident in stained-glass windows, a cigar loft, carved wood doors, wrought iron accents, stone fireplaces, window seats, hardwood floors and crystal chandeliers. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and showcased in a book about its creation and history, Villa Rockledge is Mills Act-approved, offering a significant tax break for maintaining the custom estate’s appearance. While retaining its classic Mediterranean-inspired style, the property is professionally restored and upgraded with today’s preferred appointments. Also known as Mariona Villa, the estate has a rich history enhanced by the allure of Old Hollywood. Actress Bette Davis met her third husband here in the mid-1940s, and Actor Erroll Flynn was known to visit. An enviable location is moments from restaurants, shops, galleries and resorts.
Listing courtesy of Azita Sadeghi from Compass
Listing sold by Robert Giem from Compass