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Hollywood Heritage Laguna Beach Estate With Lighthouse Just Under $20M

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All photos via Realtor.com.

Ever dream of the golden age of Hollywood, when men with big cigars ran the show and architectural follies were a dime a dozen up the Californian coastline? Then this could be the home for you and your residuals check.

Built in the 1920s by the family of legendary producer D.W. Griffth at the crest of the studio boom, and used as an early film location, this four-bedroom, oceanfront Laguna Beach property lies on nearly an acre of land in Three Arch Bay, and comes with its own lighthouse, guest cottages, a private beach and a natural tidal swimming pool carved into the rocks below and accessed by its own suspension bridge.


Inside the main house the maritime motif really takes off, with reclaimed nautical fittings like portholes, mill-work, wood-beam ceilings and cabinetry, and an entire ship's staircase leading to the upper rooms, which include a vast, wood-panelled Captain's bedroom with a fireplace.

In another nod to Hollywood pedigree, the den was was designed by Cedric Gibbons, the aesthetic mastermind behind "Mutiny on the Bounty" (1935) and designer of the Oscar statuette — 11 of which he eventually received himself for his art direction and theatrical production work.

And the lighthouse? Well, there's a viewing room and bath in there. Because why wouldn't you?