Home Of The Week
24366 Santa Clara Avenue
A majestic bluff-front contemporary with panoramic coastline and harbor views, this is a home that invites grand entertaining and easy indoor-outdoor living. Completed to perfection in 2001, it occupies a double lot with over 100 feet of bluff frontage and is designed to maximize views from all the major living areas. This landmark residence has been showcased on home tours conducted by the American Institute of Architects, Dana Point Historical Society and Orange County Museum of Art.
Seamless walls of glass overlook Dana Point Harbor and south to San Clemente and beyond. Serene spaces are enhanced, inside and out, with materials such as Santa Barbara sandstone, copper cladding, mahogany lattice gates and moldings, and limestone paving and flooring. The home’s gracious architectural lines are highlighted with dramatic stonework and subtle water features. The welcoming formal entry previews the home’s spacious rooms, soaring ceilings and breathtaking views.
With its open plan, the main floor has double-height ceilings in the living room and adjoining dining area, each opening onto patios, gardens and views. The living room fireplace incorporates a stunning glass sculpture. Along with family room and breakfast area, the expansive kitchen is part of a great room that suggests casual and delectable gatherings. The chef’s kitchen features islands, counter seating and multiple prep areas. There is a handsome office with built-in cabinetry and clerestory lighting as well as a home theater. There are two master suites, one on the main floor opening onto the patio, the other on the upper floor with a large seating area and a deck overlooking the property and views.
The residence also has a guest casita / gym and a three-car garage as well as ample off-street parking. The gently terraced outdoor area features covered and open patios, seating areas, a fire feature and dramatic lighting on exceptionally beautiful plantings. A rare and stunning estate with incomparable views.