Monday, March 29, 2010

Sandy at the Strand-y

Now let's venture down to Dana Point and its brand new The Strand at Headlands development. The Strand at Headlands is the LAST community to be built on the ocean side of Pacific Coast Highway EVER in Orange County. There has been a total of 6 homes available in the community and we shall take a peek at my favorite.
29 Strand Beach was recently withdrawn from the market, yet it is by far the gem of the community. Designed by John McMonigle's Monarch Estates, this home boasts 6,100 square feet of living space and it is located on the FRONT ROW of the community. This could have been all yours for $16,995,000.
Oh John McMonigle, you know me so well. Give me a natural shingle house with white trim, plenty of outdoor areas, and an azure pool and I will be a happy camper.
Lantern. period.
This is a kitchen for the ages. Just look at the backslash! I'm not too terribly crazy about the bar height island though. Oh well, I'll get over it (highly doubtful).
This TV room is full of texture and I think it all works together swimingly.
Even the laundry room offers laid back sophistication!
However, there is a slight drawback to this home as well. Notice how there is quite a lot of open space to the left of the house? That is where the community club house is being built. But is that a major concern for me? Never! Just get me behind that gate!


  1. Although I appreciate Dana Point for the Harbor, I have always had the feel that the beaches leave something to be desired - that is, until I saw these pictures!

    What a great selling point - the last community to be built on the ocean side of PCH.

    Were you in the area before the Montage was built? I recall it was a ramshackle collection of houses. The developers of the Montage must have paid a pretty penny for that property.

  2. I just had to look up what was there before the Montage was there! I've lived in Orange County my entire life (all 19 years) and I couldn't have told you to save my life what was there before it. So I went to my right hand aerials website,, to check it out! I wouldn't have believed that a mobile home park stood where the Montage now stands! Thank you for enlightening me!

  3. Believe it or not there are still some beachfront with mobile homes. I'm not telling where though.