Luxury California estate on the Upper Cliffs of the Headlands, with breathtaking 220-degree views of world-famous Dana Point Harbor, the sparkling blue waters of the Pacific Ocean, and Catalina Island will be offered on sale without reserve on June 18th by Concierge Auctions.
This dramatic oceanfront estate with three fully furnished separate residences had only two owners in its 70-year history. It was originally listed for $11.65 million and now will be sold to the highest bidder in cooperation with Kindy Slagle and Bob Chapman of Sotheby’s International Realty.
“Cooks point” estate represents unique blend of historic, nautical and modern artistry, premier privacy and unsurpassed views. It’s actually the 8-bedroom, 7-bathroom gated compound, comprised of two private homes plus a carriage house. It is one of only three estate properties to ever be built on the picturesque and exclusive cliffs of historic Dana Point.
The completely renovated French Normandy masterpiece offers 3,200+/- square feet, three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a distinctive turret front entry and a collection of Asian-inspired elements including a bamboo walled staircase, an engraved glass fireplace, Koa wood flooring, quartzite countertops, oriental wood panels, wood carvings, lily wallpaper and Shoji screens.
The lower A-frame home was built on seven different levels with nautical-inspired design throughout its 3,400+/- square feet, four-bedrooms and three-bathrooms. This residence is a truly artistic marvel, complete with a host of original elements, blended with antique decor including artifacts from Queen Elizabeth I, a brass armory watertight door from an old submarine, stained glass windows, wood sculptures and antique brass fixtures.
The property’s bungalow offers a peaceful sanctuary for guests of Cooks Pointe. This ocean view, carriage-style residence located over a four-car garage is ideal for au pair quarters, a caretaker, guests, or to be used as an artist studio and offers one bedroom and one bathroom along with a full kitchen and open dining and living areas.
“The best quality of Cooks Point is certainly the expansive Pacific Ocean view. However, the homes themselves also have many great attributes and a rich history,” stated Boyd Plowman, seller. “There are no other properties remotely similar in the South Orange County coastal area. When you drive up to the front, you don’t realize the expansiveness of the nearly ½-acre lot and the tremendous views from the back and from virtually every room on the property. We’ve had countless people say they’ve seen the estate from the ocean but weren’t sure where to find it from the street, which is a testament to its privacy.”