Home of the Week: Bluff-top compound in Dana Point

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

Asking price:

$10.495 million

Year built:

Upper house, late 1980s; A-frame, 1957

Living space:

Eight bedrooms, seven bathrooms, 7,350 square feet

Lot size:

About 20,000 square feet

Upper house features:

Bamboo walls, engraved glass fireplace, tongue-and-groove pine paneling

A-frame features:

Artifacts from the

Queen Elizabeth I

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.

Listing agent:

Shauna Covington, Prudential California Realty, (949) 395-8786

—Lauren Beale

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