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Extraordinary Properties

Six Homes with Breathtaking Views


With its beautiful beaches, towering palm trees, and mesmerizing sunsets, Southern California is an extraordinary place to live. Many homes here offer jaw-dropping views that you can’t take your eyes off of. Here are six homes with stunning backdrops that will take your breath away.

This incredible ‘Bluff Front Residence’ overlooks Dana Point Harbor and boasts unobstructed coastline views. Located on the prestigious ‘Santa Clara Avenue’ in Dana Point, this Ed Lohrbach modern masterpiece boasts impeccable living spaces throughout. The five-bedroom residence contains approximately 5,800 square feet as well as a 1,700 square foot elevator-accessible roof deck that is an entertainer’s dream. With ‘floor-to-ceiling windows’ providing panoramic ocean-facing vistas from every level, this custom-built ‘soft contemporary’ residence absolutely exemplifies open and spacious, light and bright!


Crowning a 14-acre plateau in the picturesque hills of Rancho Santa Fe’s exclusive Covenant, this iconic, gated sanctuary is graced with rare 270° ocean and mountain views. On the exterior, ancient honed white Texas Limestone is juxtaposed with sleek, modern Cor-Ten Steel, glass and rich Mahogany to create a contemporary mosaic of unique materials. The interior, with its rich, luxurious Imbuia Brazilian Walnut flooring and walls of Venetian plaster, fashioned from marble dust, creates a canvas of intrinsic natural beauty resulting in a masterpiece lovingly christened by its owner as “Castillo Pacifico”.

This stunning contemporary bayfront property, with a rare private dock, features gorgeous views, luxe design, and seamless indoor-outdoor living. Enter through a remarkable, gated courtyard and gallery custom doors to elegant and inviting entertaining and living spaces highlighting sparkling bay and marina views. Natural light fills the 6,500 square foot home, while private balconies, a lawn, and expansive patios offer cool breezes and ample opportunities for respite, sunset viewings just steps to a sail across the bay.

Enjoy 180° of the breathtaking panoramic ocean, bay, and twinkling skyline views from this stunningly remodeled single-level home. Views like this are rare, enjoy them all day and all night! Upon entering this meticulously maintained home, admire the gourmet chef’s kitchen with center island, custom backsplash and cabinetry, Wolf double oven and six-burner stove, Liebherr refrigerator and wine rack, Dacor warming oven, and more! This versatile and open floorplan with six sets of French doors makes it ideal for the perfect indoor and outdoor ambiance. You have beautiful French Roast hardwood floors throughout almost every room. Newer dual panel windows. All remodeled bathrooms. Enjoy the beautifully landscaped courtyard and spectacular views from the backyard.

If you’re looking for an ocean view property that exudes style and serenity at every turn, look no further! Enjoy living in a luxurious contemporary home with an open floor plan that maximizes the views of the ocean and the World Famous Del Mar Racetrack. This expansive 4,880 square foot home has 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, a media room, and a home office. Only the finest finishes and appointments include reclaimed factory oak floors, white oak doors, state-of-the-art appliances, Lutron auto shades, auto awning windows and so much more.

Capturing the essence of an Old World-inspired Mediterranean villa and blending it with today’s state-of-the-art construction and features, this brand-new Laguna Beach home beautifully frames ocean, coastline, canyon, and city light views. Never lived in and available for the first time, the custom residence harmonizes with its hillside setting by using stone veneers, smooth exterior plaster, and native plantings. Approximately 2,695 square feet, the three-bedroom, two and one-half bath floorplan offers elevator access and is appointed with reclaimed vintage wood-beamed vaulted ceilings, wood and limestone flooring, stylish lighting fixtures, solid wood interior doors, and multi-paned windows and French doors.


To view all of our properties for sale throughout Southern California, please visit our website and contact us to learn more at InvestingInTheOC@gmail.com or call Mercedes at 714.330.9999.