Home of the Day: The pirate life in Coto de Caza


At first glance, this sprawling estate in Coto de Caza resembles a theme park more than a home, with meandering pathways leading to such attractions as a lookout tower, an entertainer’s pavilion and a private lake. Anchored in the lagoon-style swimming pool, a half-scale replica pirate ship complete with cannons and an enterable cabin adds another whimsical note to the park-like setting.

Address: 31822 Secoya Way, Coto de Caza, 92679

Price: $10.995 million

Year built: 1997

House size: 14,000 square feet, nine bedrooms, 12 bathrooms

Lot size: 9.5 acres

Features: Grand foyer, billiard room, home theater, lounge, two offices, seven fireplaces, two-bedroom guesthouse, caretaker room, pool house, lookout tower, themed swimming pool with replica pirate ship, lagoon, waterfall features, private lake, eight-car garage

About the area: The median sale price for single-family homes in the 92679 ZIP Code in June was $843,000, based on 47 sales, according to CoreLogic. That was a 10.1% increase in median price compared with the previous year.


Agent: Lyn Chadwick, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties, (949) 280-2109

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