30 Portola, Laguna Beach


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Listing Agent
Donna Pfanner - Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty

About 30 Portola

Embark on a magical journey and lifestyle with this storybook cottage, an idyllic coastal haven for both summer and year-round living, nestled in coveted Three Arch Bay. This exquisite residence is one of the most enchanting cottages ever offered in Laguna Beach, promising a blend of beauty, sophistication, and luxury in an exclusive gated seaside community. A private courtyard gate opens to reveal this bespoke single-level residence, on the ocean side of PCH, ensuring tranquility and ease of access to the private beach and myriad of amenities. Following an extensive 2-year "down to the studs" renovation completed in 2020, this vintage beach house has been meticulously transformed into a magnificent dwelling that boasts 180+ degrees of ocean views, including a full panorama of Catalina Island, breathtaking sunsets and coastline vistas. Featured in a 10-page spread in Traditional Home magazine (2023), this gem celebrates a return to its glamorous circa 1930s roots. Every surface and system inside and out are new, as envisioned by the famed Designer for her own Laguna Beach retreat. Yet, amidst this comprehensive transformation, the original floors and fireplace stand as a testament to the home's rich history, infusing it with irreplaceable character and warmth. The interior showcases vaulted beamed ceilings, crisp white custom milled wood-clad walls, and cleverly hidden display/storage cabinets, creating a spacious and inviting ambiance. The living room is adorned with a bespoke hand-carved wood fireplace surround and enjoys direct access to the panoramic view deck and lush backyard. The well-appointed kitchen features a luxe Lacanche 5-burner gas range and opens to a sunny breakfast/bistro room overlooking the aromatic garden courtyard. A secret green lacquered "speakeasy" bar is concealed in the new formal dining room. Every detail, from the curated collection of stone and hardware reclaimed from Europe, to the antique fixtures and artisan finishes, imbues this home with unique refinement and timeless charm. This residence is not just a place to live but a work of art and destination retreat that stands unparalleled, offering a rare opportunity to own a piece of Laguna Beach's heritage. A detailed features list and video tour are available to provide a closer look into this extraordinary property, inviting you to become part of its storied legacy.

Features of 30 Portola

MLS® # LG24050884
Price $5,200,000
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1.00
Square Footage 875
Acres 0.09
Year Built 1936
Type Residential
Sub-Type Single Family Residence
Style Cottage, Custom
Status Active Under Contract

Community Information

Address 30 Portola
Area SL - South Laguna
Subdivision Three Arch Bay (TAB)
City Laguna Beach
County Orange
Zip Code 92651


Amenities Clubhouse, Controlled Access, Meeting Room, Outdoor Cooking Area, Barbecue, Picnic Area, Playground, Security, Tennis Court(s), Fire Pit, Guard, Management, Meeting/Banquet/Party Room, Sport Court
Parking Spaces 2
Parking Driveway, Garage Faces Front, Electric Vehicle Charging Station(s), Permit Required
# of Garages 1
Garages Driveway, Garage Faces Front, Electric Vehicle Charging Station(s), Permit Required
View City Lights, Ocean, Panoramic, Catalina, Coastline, Courtyard, Water
Is Waterfront No
Waterfront Ocean Side Of Highway, Beach Access, Ocean Access
Has Pool No
Pool None


Interior Wood, Stone
Interior Features Beamed Ceilings, Built-in Features, High Ceilings, Living Room Deck Attached, Bedroom on Main Level, Instant Hot Water, Stone Counters, Storage
Appliances Dishwasher, Electric Oven, Free-Standing Range, Disposal, Gas Oven, Gas Range, Ice Maker, Refrigerator, Range Hood, Dryer, Washer, Freezer, Water To Refrigerator
Heating Forced Air
Cooling Central Air
Has Basement No
Fireplace Yes
Fireplaces Gas Starter, Wood Burning
# of Stories 1
Stories One


Exterior Features Lighting, Rain Gutters
Lot Description Back Yard, Front Yard, Garden, Lawn, Landscaped, Sprinkler System, Yard
Windows Double Pane Windows, French/Mullioned, Custom Covering(s), Skylight(s), Wood Frames

School Information

District Laguna Beach Unified

Additional Information

Date Listed March 18th, 2024
Days on Market 33
Foreclosure No
Short Sale No
RE / Bank Owned No
HOA Fees 2700
HOA Fees Freq. Annually
Leased Land Fee
Senior Community No

Listing Details

AgentDonna Pfanner
OfficePacific Sotheby’s International Realty

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