Ever dreamed of having your own lighthouse? This historic oceanfront property, which is considered a treasured landmark along the Laguna Beach coastline, comes with one. The property was originally owned by the filmmaker Edward H. Griffith, and it overlooks a private cove. Along with the main house and lighthouse, which was designed as a personal viewing tower, there are two guest cottages.
In addition to the property’s celebrated lighthouse, the compound encompasses three separate living structures: two guest cottages and a nautical-style main house with reclaimed finishes including custom millwork, cage elevator, porthole windows, and a ship’s staircase. The main house was inspired by love of the sea with porthole windows and a ship’s staircase. The same owner’s deep love for the sea and cruises prompted their extensive use of teak wood, porthole windows, and other nautical appointments throughout the estate.
Gracefully situated above a private cove and completely immersed in nature, the magnificent setting includes cobblestone paths that wind through the grounds, an oceanfront terrace spanning the width of the property, and an awe-inspiring lighthouse complete with viewing room and bathroom. As for the guest suite, it looks like the owners extracted a boat’s cabin to create it. A private stairway leads down to the sand and one of few swimming pools in Laguna Beach built into the cliffside that is refilled daily by ocean tides.