Come join the Laguna Friends of Architecture (LFA) sponsored architectural tour of the historical Rockledge House

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Come join the Laguna Friends of Architecture (LFA) sponsored architectural tour of the historical Rockledge House

Come join the Laguna Friends of Architecture (LFA) sponsored architectural tour of the historical Rockledge House

 

Saturday, July 19th 10:00 to 12:00(come any time you like) – Take a free tour of Laguna famous 12 bedroom, 11 bath Rockledge compound. It been totally redone and is on the market for $30 million.  Go to http://www.marionalaguna.com/ to see the cliff hanging pictures of the estate.  It was built in the 1920’s and has a great history to it.
Villa Rockledge, originally known as Mariona, was built by Frank Miller, the famed developer of the Mission Inn in Riverside, CA. Begun in 1918, the major portion of Villa Rockledge was designed by architect Arthur Benson, who worked closely with Miller on both this building and the Mission Inn.

Miller brought the same architect, crews and artistic ideas that he had used on the Mission Inn to Laguna Beach, where he built his summer home in the then growing coastal resort and art colony. A one unit addition on the northern wing was designed by Laguna Beach architect Thomas Harper in 1929. Miller spent the years 1918 until his death in 1935 developing and evolving Villa Rockledge in much the same way that he had with the Mission Inn.

Roger Jones and his wife Sherill bought Villa Rockledge in 1973 and have meticulously restored the property to its original grandeur. Mr. Jones, a noted author and historian, is the author of the The History of Villa Rockledge: A National Treasure in Laguna Beach, as well as Laguna Beach: An Illustrated, Narrative History, and California: from the Conquistadores to the Legends of Laguna. In 1984, Villa Rockledge, then known as Mariona, was added to the National Registry of Historic Places by the State of California and the U.S. National Park Service.

Villa Rockledge is located in Laguna Beach on a 25,000 square foot oceanfront lot. It has panoramic ocean views from almost every room, including some closets and bathrooms. Villa Rockledge is one of the only homes in Laguna Beach with a private beach, which spans 120 feet. This estate also includes a saltwater pool that is easily accessible from the home. The compound has 12 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms and private parking for twelve cars. The main home consists of 5 bedrooms and 5 baths over 5,000 square feet. Including the accompanying six villas, the estate totals 8,064 square feet.

Location: 2549 South Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach
Parking: Parking is on the Coast Hwy and very limited so use your well-honed Laguna parking skills or take a trolley

 

 


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