This Laguna Beach Compound Has a Lighthouse & a Cliff Pool
Let’s go back, back to the beginning: Before Laguna Beach was the setting of an early-aughts teen reality show, it was a playground of old Hollywood. This nautical seaside compound is part of that storied history.
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Built in the 1920s for director Edward H. Griffith (his brother was D.W. Griffith of Birth of a Nation infamy) and his wife, actress America Chedister, the couple’s love of the ocean inspired the nautical theme of the property. The current owners have restored the 4-bedroom, 3,545-square-foot home with that original vision in mind.
The compound includes the main home plus two guest houses—one of which was built from an old boat cabin. The lighthouse, a landmark on the Laguna coast, contains a viewing room and a bathroom. Private stairs descend from the terrace to a remote beach, and the pool built into the cliff is replenished daily by ocean tides.
The seaside property is listed for $16.995 million.