Home of the day: Old World ambiance in Laguna Beach

Home of the day: Old World ambiance in Laguna Beach has $12.95-million price tag

Oversize beams and vintage timber lend to the rustic ambiance of this Italian Riviera-inspired residence in Laguna Beach. Designed by architect Bob White, with interiors by Michael S. Smith, the Old World atmosphere is furthered by a collection of imported stone fireplaces, a wine cellar set behind wrought iron bars and a formal library clad in hand-picked finishes. Outdoors, tiered grounds include a pool, an outdoor cabana and formal gardens, set off by sweeping ocean views.

Location: 640 Diamond St., Laguna Beach 92651

Asking price: $12.95 million

Year built: 2006

Architect: Bob White

House size: 6,405 square feet, five bedrooms, eight bathrooms

Lot size: 18,565 square feet

Features: Beamed ceilings, hardwood flooring, stone accents, private maid's quarters, formal library, ocean-view office, wine cellar, imported fireplaces, chef's kitchen, dining room, formal living room, multiple ocean-view terraces, formal garden, pool, Jacuzzi deck, outdoor fireplace

About the area: There were 40 single-family homes sold in the 92651 ZIP Code in  October at a median sale price of $1.808 million, according to DataQuick. That was a 18.5% increase, year over year.

Agent: Brian Johnson, (949) 939-8000, Teles Properties

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