856 Cliff Drive Laguna Beach, 92651

Bedrooms:
3
Bathrooms:
2
Square Feet:
1,387 sqft
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Property Description

Available for the first time in over sixty years, this idyllic Laguna Beach cottage exemplifies the quintessential beach cottage lifestyle. Mere feet from the sandy beach of iconic Fishermans Cove, with expansive ocean and coastline views, this three bedroom, two bath home was originally constructed in the '20s as a holiday place to enjoy local fishing. The exterior is clad in redwood siding and features a large brick patio with sit down white water ocean views as well as a private side yard which can be accessed from the main living area and one of two ground floor bedrooms. Inside, the main living area features a classic exposed beam ceiling and warmly greets occupants with a wood burning fireplace framed by floor to ceiling wood paneling and a mantle which was sourced from Edgar Allen Poes childhood home in Richmond Virginia (c.1810) which earns this home its moniker: "Raven House. Original Knotty Pine Laguna Paneling and Douglas Fir flooring are carried throughout the home which has a completely updated electrical system, newer roof and plumbing replaced with copper supply and ABS lines, new central heater and 10 of fiberglass batting insulation in the attic. An abundance of light enters the home through glass windows and doors which were assembled on site by carpenters and glaziers in the '20s & '30s. The kitchen houses a vintage steel Youngstown Kitchen sink and cabinet assembly which is original to the home, a walk-in pantry, Lindsay Lockerby Field hand-painted cabinets, and a dining nook with ocean views. The upstairs bedroom suite offers ocean views, a bathroom and can be accessed from inside the home or via a separate outside entrance. At one time, this suite featured a kitchenette and could be easily reconverted for additional living flexibility. A small one car garage & and driveway offer two off-street parking spaces. This beautifully restored and maintained cottage retains all of the charm of an original Laguna Beach cottage with subtle upgrades to the major systems and is an excellent candidate for the Mills Act which could offer an owner tremendous property tax savings. The Raven House presents a truly once in a generation opportunity.

General Information

Listing Attribution:
Compass
Listing Agent:
Carter Kaufman
CalBRE#:
01968622
Price:
$3,725,000
Status:
Closed
Listing Updated:
9/29/2023
List Date:
5/1/2023
Close Date
2023-09-29
Square Feet:
1,387
Bedrooms:
3
Bathrooms:
2
Garage Spaces:
1.00
Year Built:
1933
City:
Laguna Beach
Zip:
92651
County:
Orange
MLS ID:
OC23072396
Buyer Agency Compensation:
2.000%
Buyer Agency Compensation Disclaimer:
The listing broker's offer of compensation is made only to participants of the MLS where the listing is filed.

Home Features

Interior Features:
High Ceilings, In-Law Floorplan, Storage, Bedroom on Main Level, Primary Suite
Exterior Features:
Lighting
Appliances:
Free-Standing Range, Freezer, Gas Cooktop, Disposal, Gas Oven, Microwave
Flooring:
Carpet, Wood
Laundry:
In Garage
Architectural Style:
Cottage, Traditional
Levels:
Two
Fireplace Features:
Living Room
Cooling:
None
Heating:
Central, Fireplace(s)
Utilities:
Natural Gas Connected, Sewer Connected, Water Connected
Pool Type Features:
None
Spa Features:
Construction Materials:
Copper Plumbing
Roofing:
Shingle
Water Source:
Public
Sewage:
Public Sewer
Accessibility Features:
Safe Emergency Egress from Home

Community Information

MLS Area:
NL - North Laguna

Lot Information

Lot Size (sq feet):
2,500

Location Information

Directions:
856 Cliff Dr, Laguna Beach

Current Market Comparison

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Subject Property

856 Cliff Drive Laguna Beach CA 92651

Property Type:
Single Family Residence
Bedrooms:
3
Bathrooms:
2
Interior SqFt:
1387
Interior Stories:
2
Year Built:
1933

10 Closed Properties

Address
Distance/Miles
Closed Price
Details
1.6 Miles
$2,500,000
2 Miles
$3,325,000
0.7 Miles
$5,800,000
0.23 Miles
$1,729,000
1.57 Miles
$8,150,000
1.44 Miles
$4,150,000
1.46 Miles
$3,810,000
0.5 Miles
$4,165,000
1.52 Miles
$2,560,000
1.47 Miles
$2,905,000

16 Active Properties

Address
Distance/Miles
Active Price
Details
0.3 Miles
$4,450,000
1.69 Miles
$3,195,000
1.86 Miles
$4,700,000
1.44 Miles
$3,950,000
1.19 Miles
$4,495,000
1.43 Miles
$2,495,000
2.01 Miles
$2,399,000
1.5 Miles
$4,395,000
1.44 Miles
$2,925,000
0.49 Miles
$3,950,000
1.45 Miles
$6,400,000
1.06 Miles
$4,295,000
1.88 Miles
$4,500,000
0.59 Miles
$2,695,000
1.67 Miles
$3,350,000
1.74 Miles
$3,799,000