30 N Portola, Laguna Beach, CA


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About 30 N Portola

An ENCHANTING SUMMER ESCAPE in coveted LOWER THREE ARCH BAY! Enter through the private courtyard gate to the most EXQUISITE, BESPOKE COTTAGE. QUIET LOCATION on the OCEAN SIDE OF PCH with close proximity to the PRIVATE BEACH ACCESS and Three Arch Bay's numerous amenities. Truly a rare offering for this level of incredible beauty, sophistication, luxury and refinement in this highly sought-after gated seaside community. COMPLETED IN 2020, the 2-year “down to the studs” major remodel transformed the vintage timeworn beach house to a magnificent residence with 180-degree ocean, FULL CATALINA ISLAND, breathtaking sunsets and north coast views as the backdrop. This jewel currently appears in a 10-page feature in Traditional Home magazine (Spring 2023), celebrating the petite beach cottage’s return to its circa 1930s glamorous roots while maintaining all the original charm. EVERY SURFACE AND SYSTEM INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE PROPERTY IS NEW—with the exception of the original hardwood floors, vaulted wood ceiling, and wood burning fireplace—as envisioned by the famed Designer for her Laguna Beach sanctuary. This SINGLE-LEVEL COTTAGE LIVES LARGE with vaulted beamed ceilings and matte white custom milled wood-clad walls with cleverly hidden display/storage cabinets. The gorgeous living room highlights a bespoke hand-carved wood mantle surround and marble hearth fireplace and opens to the panoramic view deck and lush backyard garden. A well-appointed kitchen features a luxe Lacanche 5-burner gas range and is adjacent to the sunny breakfast/bistro room looking out to the aromatic garden courtyard. The sublime formal dining room hides a secret green lacquered "speakeasy" bar. EXTENSIVE TRANSFORMATION features: New exterior, insulation, roof, electrical, plumbing (complete Pex re-piping, “always hot” tankless system, kitchen water purifier), HVAC, custom windows/doors/gates, lighting, Ipe deck and new railing, fixtures, hardware, faucets, hinges, custom shades, landscaping, irrigation, EV port & much more. A stunning collection of materials and hardware is showcased throughout with one-of-a-kind custom-made finishes, numerous antique fixtures collected, and flooring reclaimed from European villages such as 18th century French Buget cobbles & 17th century Belgian Brick—all personally created, curated or resourced by the Designer. The home’s elevated perch above the oceanfront street below frames coastal vistas from nearly every room. (FULL FEATURES LIST & VIDEO AVAILABLE)

Features of 30 N Portola

MLS® # LG23031180
Price $4,995,000
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

Community Information

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


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


Interior Wood, Stone
Interior Features Beamed Ceilings, Built-in Features, High Ceilings, Living Room Deck Attached, Storage, Bedroom on Main Level, Instant Hot Water, Stone Counters
Appliances Dishwasher, Electric Oven, Free-Standing Range, Freezer, Disposal, Gas Oven, Gas Range, Ice Maker, Refrigerator, Range Hood, Water To Refrigerator, Dryer, Washer
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 Custom Covering(s), Double Pane Windows, French/Mullioned, Skylight(s), Wood Frames

School Information

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

Additional Information

Date Listed February 28th, 2023
Days on Market 32
Foreclosure No
Short Sale No
RE / Bank Owned No
HOA Fees 2650.00
HOA Fees Freq. Annually

Listing Details

AgentDonna Pfanner
OfficePacific Sotheby’s International Realty

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