An oceanfront home once owned by actress Diane Keaton has come on the market in Laguna Beach for $15.989 million.
Built in 1928 for J. Roy Smith, whose family operated a large orange ranch in San Juan Capistrano, the renovated house sits on a quarter-acre bluff with sweeping ocean views. A private staircase provides access to the beach below.
The floor plan includes an updated chef’s kitchen, an office, a family room, four bedrooms and 5.25 bathrooms. Picture windows and pocketing glass doors bring in ocean views in the living and dining rooms. Original tile and ironwork speak to the home’s Mediterranean Revival roots.
Multiple terraces and a front courtyard with a fireplace extend the living space outdoors. Along the sand is a private “beach garage” for storing kayaks and paddle boards.
Keaton, who grew up in Santa Ana, bought the property in 2004 and owned it for about three years before selling in 2007 for an undisclosed price. More recently, the home overlooking Shaw’s Cove sold in 2012 for $8.1 million, records show.
Hanz Radlein of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties and Michael Johnson of Villa Real Estate hold the listing.
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