400 Ashton Drive, Laguna Beach


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Listing Agent
Michael Johnson - Compass

About 400 Ashton Drive

Coastal southern California has its share of special homes in special places. Rarely, though, does a property have the ability to transport and transform, to foster the sense of wonder that can add joy to everyday living. 400 Ashton Drive in Laguna Beach, situated on an estate-sized parcel of land above the sands of Victoria Beach, sparks the kind of joy that is only possible when a perfect beach-close location combines with a home that delights at every turn. Entering up the curving drive reveals terraced gardens and a marvelous towering home. Once the home of a renowned local artist, the grounds and the home itself have been rejuvenated and reinvented across years by the current owners. A stately rustic outdoor fireplace and living room invites conversation while the terrace above holds a substantial outdoor kitchen. The gardens beckon exploration – view terraces and quiet spots abound, a maturing fruit tree grove and installations by local artists share the spaces in a unique alchemy. But, it is once you get to the home itself where the full magic is revealed. The panoramic Pacific Ocean and coastline views are stunning, and the house is like no other – carefully preserving the architectural nods to its history, the owners have updated the home into a coastal masterpiece. The main level is wrapped with glass and expansive ocean view decks, and is finished magnificently… hitting the right mix of organic design and luxury. A main level bedroom opens to the rear gardens including raised planter boxes and, of course, a producing chicken coop. With a nod to the home’s history, elements of the old home have been repurposed inside and out. The vast ocean views are not lost on the lower bedroom level. From the private primary suite, complete with wet room and copper soaking tub, to the guest suites, media area and wrap-around covered decks, the lower level of the home delivers the same ‘wow’ factor as the main level. Though the home feels worlds apart from any neighbors, it is just three blocks from the sand. Gated at the street, the estate has abundant parking behind the gate and off-street outside the gate. 400 Ashton Drive is a property to be savored and explored, a property that defies duplication in coastal real estate.

Features of 400 Ashton Drive

MLS® # LG24054186
Price $11,995,000
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 4.00
Full Baths 4
Square Footage 3,344
Acres 0.76
Year Built 1925
Type Residential
Sub-Type Single Family Residence
Status Active

Community Information

Address 400 Ashton Drive
Area LV - Laguna Village
Subdivision Upper Victoria Beach (UVB)
City Laguna Beach
County Orange
Zip Code 92651


Utilities Electricity Connected, Sewer Connected, Water Connected
Parking Spaces 6
Parking Driveway, Off Street
# of Garages 1
Garages Driveway, Off Street
View Catalina, Hills, Ocean, Panoramic, Water, Canyon, Coastline
Is Waterfront No
Has Pool No
Pool None


Interior Wood
Interior Features Built-in Features, Cathedral Ceiling(s), Bedroom on Main Level, Primary Suite, Walk-In Closet(s), Beamed Ceilings, Living Room Deck Attached
Appliances Barbecue, Dishwasher, Gas Oven, 6 Burner Stove
Heating Central, Forced Air
Cooling Central Air
Has Basement No
Fireplace Yes
Fireplaces Living Room, Primary Bedroom, Outside
# of Stories 2
Stories Two


Exterior Board & Batten Siding, Cement Siding
Lot Description Landscaped, Yard, Garden
Construction Board & Batten Siding, Cement Siding

School Information

District Laguna Beach Unified
Elementary El Morro
Middle Thurston
High Laguna Beach

Additional Information

Date Listed March 13th, 2024
Days on Market 125
Foreclosure No
Short Sale No
RE / Bank Owned No
Leased Land Fee
Senior Community No

Listing Details

AgentMichael Johnson

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