Home of the Day: Telescope-topped in Laguna Niguel


Ocean views aren’t the only thing on display in Laguna Niguel. This custom Mediterranean residence in Ocean Ranch at Bear Brand is topped by a private observatory with a commercial-grade telescope. The backdrop turns from celestial to tropical outdoors, where a saltwater pool and spa with a swim-in grotto and waterfall sit among tall palms.

Location: 19 Poppy Hills Rd., Laguna Niguel, 92677

Asking price: $3.188 million

Year built: 2000

House size: 6,073 square feet, four bedrooms, 5.25 bathrooms

Lot size: 0.36 acres

Features: French doors, hardwood, travertine, skylights, chef’s kitchen, breakfast bar, formal living room, dining room, study/office, observatory, covered patio, saltwater pool, spa, waterfall, fire pit

About the area: There are 442 homes currently for sale in the 92677 ZIP Code at an average price of $1.08 million, according to Move Inc. Over the past six months, the average selling price in that area was $735,000.


Agent: Dana Wall, 949-443-2000, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

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