Historic Laguna Beach Home “The Ark,” On the Market for $6.995 Million
Laguna Beach’s Boat-Like Home “The Ark” Is For Sale!
Book-lovers, nature enthusiasts, and history seekers: we’ve found the “buck stops here” home that you do not want to miss. Owned by Scott Fitzgerrell and his family for 65 years, this one-of-a-kind home is revered as one of the finest Arts and Crafts Properties anywhere in Southern California.
Fitzgerrell himself reflects fondly on the home, recalling, “to own The Ark is to own a piece of Laguna Beach history, and to live in it is to live in a work of art. A magical house in a magical spot, it is one of those rare homes that has the power to truly enrich a life. A one-of-a-kind dwelling in one of the best places on earth.”
Now’s Your Chance to Live Like a Celebrity in Laguna Beach
Located in Laguna Beach‘s premier Woods Cove neighborhood, this home rests just below Coast Highway — a notable location for wealthy, out-of-town visitors. In fact, records show that actress Bette Davis once owned an estate that neighbored “the Ark.” President Woodrow Wilson, too, stayed in the neighborhood at the house next door to “the Ark,” and legend has it that the very “Ark” home itself is where two budding screenwriters, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, lived and authored the award-winning film Good Will Hunting. Ready to join this elite tier at an iconic oceanfront home? Keep reading…
The scenery around the home is picturesque. Built to look like a boat, this 1923 craftsman-style home sails perfectly against its Pacific Ocean backdrop. With details such as hand-tied rope work, expert joinery, and hand-carved beams, this home rivals its setting in terms of wow factor!
Live in One of Orange County’s Most Historic Homes
Listed on the National Register of Historic Homes, “the Ark” features hand-carved details throughout. The home’s nearly century-old details were painstakingly restored in 2006, helping the home showcase all of its original architectural charm and style.
If you thought this 2,400 square foot home looked like a boat from the outside, you’ll love the interior. Once inside, you’ll instantly note the breath-taking views of the Pacific Ocean. As you watch waves crash against the rocks below, you can take refuge in a cozy nook where you’ll find submarine-style glass windows for you to watch the ruckus below.
From the comfort of your cabin, you’ll notice charming details such as a massive stone fireplace, a striking kitchen were you can serve up fresh seafood from below, four bedrooms, four bathrooms and 3-view decks.
In this home, it’s the details that add whimsy and flair. As you climb the steps to a studio-style loft, you’ll want to hold on to the ropes lining the stairway, as if you were able to raise your ship’s flag. Or, you can seek solace from the storm by retreating to the lower cabin and making yourself comfortable in one of the spacious guest rooms.
All Aboard! Now Is Your Chance to Own This Laguna Beach Dream Home
The chance to steward a home like this one doesn’t come around every day. Between the celebrity neighborhood and the private access to Laguna’s most coveted sandy beaches, this historical California home is one in a million. That said, it’s also listed at $6.995 million — so serious buyers only!