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40 Smithcliffs Road Laguna Beach, CA 92651
$8,995,000
7 beds
7 baths
8,970 sq ft

Property listed by Coldwell Banker Realty, Tim Smith. IDX Contact: 949-644-1600

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David Csira

David Csira

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DRE# 01491451

Property Description

The opportunity to own at Laguna Beach’s exclusive 22-home Smithcliffs enclave is among the rarest along the Southern California coastline, placing this inimitable custom compound in a genuine league of its own. Sequestered behind the gates atop soaring oceanfront bluffs, the unparalleled French Normandy mansion features an expansive two-parcel corner location that cannot be duplicated as well as three structures including a main home with 5 bedrooms and 3-car attached garage; a 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom detached guest house; and a secondary detached three-car garage crowned by a guest studio. Private patios, intimate terraces, lush lawns, and a grand pool and spa with waterfall rival nearby resorts in their beauty. The lavish detached guest house with separate entry offers an entertainment patio and an outdoor kitchen pavilion lends flair to large and small gatherings. Generous in size, the estate hosts an appropriately regal foyer that greets residents and guests with a double-height domed ceiling, circular staircase and inlaid mosaic tile. Formal rooms are opulent, including a living room with fireplace and an abundance of windows, and a large dining room with dry bar, wine cellar and French doors to the terrace. An office is adorned in rich wood wainscoting, and the main hall is gallery-sized, providing broad expanses for artwork. Truly exceptional, the family room and kitchen area is characterized by beamed ceilings, a built-in entertainment center with surround sound, five sets of French doors, a butler’s pantry, walk-in pantry, granite countertops, furniture-caliber custom cabinetry, hammered copper farmhouse sink, a breakfast area, and top appliances including a built-in refrigerator and a Wolf range. Comfort and privacy is ensured for all thanks to five bedrooms and six baths in the main home, including a first-level suite, a bonus-room style suite, and a primary suite with balcony, vaulted ceiling, fireplace, two walk-in closets, a soaking tub and separate rain shower. Appreciated features continue with a secondary staircase, a blend of travertine, wood and designer carpet flooring, whole-house audio, lighted art niches, fabulous tile, and designer paint and wall treatments. Adding to the allure of the home are two driveways offering 6 uncovered spaces in addition to the 6 garage spaces. The Smithcliffs community presents beach access and is close to John Wayne Airport as well as Laguna’s renowned collection of art galleries, restaurants and shops.

Property Details & Features

Property Type

  • Single Family Residence

Year Built

  • 1996

Schools

  • Laguna Beach Unified

Property Access

  • Private Road
  • Paved

Appliances and Equipment

  • 6 Burner Stove
  • Built-In Range
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Gas Cooktop
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Bathrooms

  • 2 half bathrooms
  • 6 full bathrooms
  • 8 total bathrooms
  • 3 bathrooms on main level

Bedrooms

  • 7 total bedrooms
  • Bedroom on main level

House

  • 2 total stories
  • Built in 1996
  • Stories: 2
  • 8,970 sqft living area
  • No Common Walls
  • Two
  • Patio
  • House

Community

  • Sidewalks
  • Gated

Cooling

  • Central Air

Disclosures

  • HOA Disclosure

Doors

  • French Doors
  • Mirrored Closet Door(s)

Exterior Features

  • Barbecue
  • Lighting

Fireplaces

  • Family Room
  • Master Bedroom

Floors

  • Carpet
  • Stone
  • Tile
  • Wood

Garage

  • Attached garage
  • 6 garage spaces

Water

  • Ocean Side Of Freeway
  • Ocean Side Of Highway

Heating

  • Central

Home Owner’s Association

  • Fee: $1,000
  • Fee Frequency: Monthly
  • Controlled Access
  • Management

Interior Features

  • Built-in Features
  • Balcony
  • Coffered Ceiling(s)
  • High Ceilings
  • Multiple Staircases
  • Pantry
  • Recessed Lighting
  • Bedroom on Main Level
  • Entrance Foyer
  • Walk-In Pantry
  • Wine Cellar
  • Walk-In Closet(s)

Laundry

  • Inside
  • Laundry Room

Listing

  • Listing ID: NP22111518
  • Property Subtype: Single Family Residence
  • 33 days on market
  • Listed on 2022-06-23

Location

  • County: Orange
  • Subdivision: Smithcliffs (SMC)

Lot

  • 22559 sqft
  • 0.5179 acres
  • Area: 22559
  • Back Yard
  • Landscaped

Parking

  • 6 open parking spaces
  • 12 total parking spaces
  • Door-Multi
  • Direct Access
  • Driveway
  • Garage

Pool

  • Private pool
  • In Ground
  • Private

Property

  • Single unit
  • Second Garage
  • Guest House

Schools

  • Elementary School: El Morro
  • Middle School: Thurston
  • High School: Laguna Beach
  • High School District: Laguna Beach Unified

Security System

  • Gated Community

Sewer

  • Public Sewer

Spa

  • In Ground
  • Private

Utilities

  • Standard

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