When talking about historic homes in the Dana Point area it's very natural to bring up the names "Doheny" and "Woodruff" who were the early developers of the Dana Point area. This dates back to the early 1920's during the same time that the neighboring San Clemente was building the "Spanish Village by the Sea." In the same spirit, many of the homes built by Doheny and Woodruff were designed in the Spanish architectural style with great attention to details. The city of Dana Point has gone to great efforts to identify these historic properties who's owners take great pride in keeping these vintage homes true to their original design.
Doheny homes have been built throughout the city and tend to be smaller one story homes located on the ocean side of the freeway. One great example of this is a new listing located in the Capistrano Beach area that features a four bedroom, two bath home that was built in 1929 and features 1,930 square feet of living space. The home has the classic red clay Spanish roof tiles with a covered front porch and outdoor patio that opens to many rooms of the home. True to the Doheny design, the home offers wood beam ceilings that have hand stenciled detailing. There is even a finished basement which is very rare for homes in the Dana Point area. Although the property is not currently registered with the Federal Mills Act which gives special tax incentives to historic homeowners, the home is eligible for the new owner to apply. The application process normally takes a minimum of nine months to get approved and then the reduced tax rate is coordinated with state of California. This can be significant and be as much as 50% off the normal tax rate. To learn more about these vintage Dana Point homes please contact any of our local real estate agents at 949-606-4114 today.