A home that was once the personal residence for the Sidney Woodruff has come on the market for sale. 24401 Santa Clara Avenue is currently on the market for $4,295,000 and has a true Wow factor to it if you enjoy Spanish architecture and historic homes. Woodruff was one of the leading figures when developing homes here in Dana Point and is so well known that many historic homes are often referred to as "Woodruff homes." The four bedroom, four and a half bath home has a lot to offer which includes an approximate 4,028 square feet of living space on an approximate 10,125 square foot lot which is good size lot for being so close to the beach.
What I love about this house is the central courtyard that many of the rooms open up to on both the first and second levels. Wonderful Spanish tile, rich hardwood flooring and wood beam ceilings keep the original charm to the home alive. The kitchen has been tastefully updated while still offering the classic Spanish style. One of my favorite rooms in the home is the primary suite which is large for historic properties which beautiful wood beams and hardwood flooring. The backyard is perfect for large gatherings or for children and pets to play.
The listing indicates that the home qualified for being on the Mills Act which is something a lot of historic home buyer look for when buying older homes here in Southern California. The Mills Act basically gives historic homeowners a significant tax break on their home as long as they keep it as a personal residence and agree to honor this historic nature of the property. This means that any major renovation would first go through the correct channels before those changes could be made. The process can take up to a year or more to get the final Mills Act certification but it's well worth the time and energy to do so. For more information about this home and historic properties in Dana Point please contact our local Dana Point Real Estate agents at 949-606-4114.