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2191 Ocean Way

Laguna Beach, CA 92651
  • $8,995,000
  • STATUS: Active
  • ON SITE: 67 Days
  • ID#: PW21209036
UPDATED: 57 min ago
$8,995,000
  • 4
    BEDS
  • 0.19
    ACRES
  • 3
    BATHS
  • 1
    1/2 BATHS
  • 2,400
    SQFT
  • $3,748
    $/SQFT
Neighborhood:
Type:
Single-Family Home
Built:
1923
County:

School Ratings & Info

School District:
Listing provided courtesy of Markus Brown of First Team Real Estate

Description

Famous for whimsical details and bold "architecture-as-art style, The Ark is designed to resemble its famous namesake and is one of Coastal Californias most iconic historic homes. Perched on the bluff above the idyllic sandy shore of Moss Cove with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, The Ark boldly faces the deep blue sea as if ready to cast off its mooring and sail to adventures over the horizon. This offering presents buyers with significant tax savings through the Mills Act property tax reduction program and the singular opportunity to become a part of the legend by owning a historical work of art with a rich history at the core of the Laguna Beach experience. The story of The Ark begins in 1923 when French architect Jean L. Egasse was commissioned to apply his famously individualistic vision to build a home befitting of this magnificent blufftop location. The design features ship portholes, carefully knotted ropework handrails, rough-hewn timber beams, a striking stacked stone fireplace tucked beneath the stylized ribs of an inverted hull, and colorful stained-glass windows crafted by one of Disneys first female graphic designers. The layout includes an oceanfront sleeping porch, an artists loft, and the Crows Nest a fully separate guest room with private bathroom located under a canopy of towering heritage Eucalyptus trees. Artists and writers have long turned to The Ark in search of inspiration, and there are numerous examples of locally created art featuring the home, vistas, and the gorgeous cove and beach below. And who wouldnt find tranquility, or maybe the answers to lifes great mysteries, while gazing out the picture windows at a panorama of waves swirling around rock formations against a backdrop of sunsets fiery glow? A visit to this magical property is an adventurous exploration, where unexpected details and ancient nautical treasures lie around every corner, and a collection of unique outdoor art installations and carefully curated specimen plants and trees frame the incomparably mesmerizing expanse of the Pacific Ocean. In recent years, the property has undergone renovations including a comprehensive overhaul to refresh the interior wood and to update the kitchen and bathrooms, installation of a new roof that mimics the historic original, and foundation bracing. *Mills Act property tax savings may be as much as $100,000 per year.

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Based on information from California Regional Multiple Listing Service, Inc. as of 2021-11-30T09:26:40.11. This information is for your personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties you may be interested in purchasing. Display of MLS data is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate by the MLS or Jett Real Estate Group | eXp Realty. Licensed in the State of California, USA.
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2191 Ocean Way Laguna Beach, CA 92651

  • Price: $8,995,000
  • Status: Active
  • On Site: 67 Days
  • Updated: 57 min ago
  • ID#: PW21209036
4
Beds
3
Baths
1
½ Baths
0.19
Acres
2,400
SQFT
$3,748
$/SQFT
1923
Built
Neighborhood:
Woods Cove (Wc)
County:
Orange
Area:
LV - Laguna Village
School District:
Laguna Beach Unified
Property Description
Famous for whimsical details and bold "architecture-as-art style, The Ark is designed to resemble its famous namesake and is one of Coastal Californias most iconic historic homes. Perched on the bluff above the idyllic sandy shore of Moss Cove with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, The Ark boldly faces the deep blue sea as if ready to cast off its mooring and sail to adventures over the horizon. This offering presents buyers with significant tax savings through the Mills Act property tax reduction program and the singular opportunity to become a part of the legend by owning a historical work of art with a rich history at the core of the Laguna Beach experience. The story of The Ark begins in 1923 when French architect Jean L. Egasse was commissioned to apply his famously individualistic vision to build a home befitting of this magnificent blufftop location. The design features ship portholes, carefully knotted ropework handrails, rough-hewn timber beams, a striking stacked stone fireplace tucked beneath the stylized ribs of an inverted hull, and colorful stained-glass windows crafted by one of Disneys first female graphic designers. The layout includes an oceanfront sleeping porch, an artists loft, and the Crows Nest a fully separate guest room with private bathroom located under a canopy of towering heritage Eucalyptus trees. Artists and writers have long turned to The Ark in search of inspiration, and there are numerous examples of locally created art featuring the home, vistas, and the gorgeous cove and beach below. And who wouldnt find tranquility, or maybe the answers to lifes great mysteries, while gazing out the picture windows at a panorama of waves swirling around rock formations against a backdrop of sunsets fiery glow? A visit to this magical property is an adventurous exploration, where unexpected details and ancient nautical treasures lie around every corner, and a collection of unique outdoor art installations and carefully curated specimen plants and trees frame the incomparably mesmerizing expanse of the Pacific Ocean. In recent years, the property has undergone renovations including a comprehensive overhaul to refresh the interior wood and to update the kitchen and bathrooms, installation of a new roof that mimics the historic original, and foundation bracing. *Mills Act property tax savings may be as much as $100,000 per year.
Exterior Features

Architectural Style Custom Attached Garage YN 1 Construction Materials Wood Siding Lot Features Bluff Other Structures Guest House Parking Features DrivewayGarage Parking Total 2 Patio And Porch Features CoveredDeckPorch Pool Features None Pool Private YN No Property Attached YN No Roof Shake Sign On Property YN No Spa Features None Spa YN No View BluffCatalinaCoastlineOceanPanoramicWater View YN Yes Waterfront Features Beach AccessBeach FrontOcean FrontOcean Side Of Highway

Interior Features

Accessibility Features None Appliances DishwasherGas Range Common Walls No Common Walls Cooling None Cooling YN No Fireplace Features Living Room Fireplace YN Yes Flooring Wood Heating Central Heating YN Yes Interior Features Beamed CeilingsLoft Main Level Bathrooms 1 Main Level Bedrooms 1

Property Features

Association Fee 0 Association YN No Common Interest None Community Features Preserve/Public Land Disclosures Coastal Commission RestrictionsCoastal ZoneHistorical Garage YN Yes Land Lease YN No Laundry Features In Garage Lease Considered YN No Levels Two Listing Agreement Exclusive Right To Sell Listing Service Full Service Listing Terms CashCash To New Loan New Construction YN No Property Sub Type Single Family Residence Senior Community YN No Sewer Public Sewer Special Listing Conditions Standard Structure Type House Water Source Public



Based on information from California Regional Multiple Listing Service, Inc. as of 2021-11-30T09:26:40.11. This information is for your personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties you may be interested in purchasing. Display of MLS data is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate by the MLS or Jett Real Estate Group | eXp Realty. Licensed in the State of California, USA.
 
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