This restored French Normandy Revival-style residence in Laguna Beach sits on a property originally owned by Harry M. Ticknor, President of the Tournament of Roses in the early 1920s. Built by prominent developers Ropp & Mackey in the 1940s, the home retains many of its original details including the beamed cathedral-style ceilings, oak flooring and double-hung wood windows. Updates such as a wood-paneled wet bar with soapstone counters, a stone fireplace and wrought iron chandeliers are in keeping with the period.
Location: 405 El Camino Del Mar, Laguna Beach, 92651
Price: $3.495 million
Year built: 1940
Developer: Ropp & Mackey; Collins Design & Development (restoration)
House size: 2,312 square feet, three bedrooms, three bathrooms
Lot size: 6,970 square feet
Features: Beamed ceilings, wood paneling, oak flooring, living room with stone fireplace, family room, mahogany wet bar, dining room, chef’s kitchen, master suite with updated bathroom, patio, private garden
About the area: The median sale price for single-family homes in the 92651 ZIP Code in March was $1.725 million based on 35 sales, according to CoreLogic DataQuick. That represents an 12.7% decrease in median price when compared to March 2014.
Agents: Jim Ardery, Berkshire Hathaway HomeService Laguna Beach, 949-887-3823
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