Property Crush

Look Inside: A $2M Laguna Beach Cottage with Ocean Views and Gardens Galore

published Mar 11, 2019
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Glorious gardens and dreamy ocean views combine to create a scenic sanctuary in Laguna Beach.


  • 805 La Mirada St
  • Located in Laguna Beach, California
  • $1,998,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 1 partial bath

Things we love about this property crush:

It’s tough to narrow down our favorite part of this Laguna Beach home that proves cottages can be both charming and contemporary. Keeping watch over the Pacific Ocean, the panoramic beach views are an obvious contender. But, this home, perched high on a coastal bluff, is also surrounded by lush gardens, trees, and fountains. Can you just imagine dining alfresco or hosting a garden party with those aforementioned ocean views and Catalina sunsets?

“That extra outdoor space is amazing,” says Sotheby’s International Realty listing agent Danielle Wilson. “It feels like an artist escape. A retreat. It’s somewhere you can come to enjoy yourself.”

Plus, the 2,144-square-foot cottage comes with modern conveniences, Wilson says. It’s got an old world feel, yet is updated.

Enter through a tomato red Dutch door, and you’ll be greeted by an open floor plan in this single-level cottage, with thick pine hardwood floors and custom wood beams. A gourmet kitchen boasts a large center island and marble countertops. Instead of a trendy backsplash over the six-burner Wolf range, there’s timeless brick.

“The master bedroom has a killer view of the ocean,” says Wilson. That’s thanks to wall-to-wall windows framing the ocean like a work of art. There’s a walk-in closet and an en suite bathroom, with a glass-encased shower that gives off sleek hotel vibes.

The cottage’s additional rooms can be used as bedrooms, a home office, or an artist studio.

This serene retreat is close to Victoria Beach and the luxe Montage Laguna Beach resort, which leads us to this pressing question: beach day or spa day?

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