Cooks Pointe estate, sometimes mistaken in the past for a lighthouse from its bluff-top perch in Dana Point, blends old and contemporary in a three-structure compound. The French Normandy upper house, an A-frame and a carriage-style guesthouse above a four-car garage have undergone a four-year renovation.
34545 Scenic Drive, Dana Point 92629
Upper house, late 1980s; A-frame, 1957
Eight bedrooms, seven bathrooms, 7,350 square feet
About 20,000 square feet
Upper house features:
Bamboo walls, engraved glass fireplace, tongue-and-groove pine paneling
Artifacts from the
such as operable portholes, a ladder to authentic captain's quarters, a brass door from a submarine that leads to the wine cellar, original artwork
About the area:
In the first half of the year, 20 single-family homes sold in the 92629 ZIP Code at a median price of $638,000, according to DataQuick. That was a 22% decrease from the median during the first half of 2010.
Shauna Covington, Prudential California Realty, (949) 395-8786