$5,995,000 - 494 Hilledge Drive, Laguna Beach

  • 3Beds
  • 4Baths
  • 3,334SQ. Feet
  • 0.14Acres

Stunning... serene... simply spectacular! Brought to life by acclaimed architectural designer John O’Neill in 2005, with no expense spared, this authentic Tuscan revival home is an engineering and architectural marvel. It offers the rare combination of impeccable design and one of the finest front-row ocean views available in Laguna Beach. Every room has expansive stand-up and sit-down Main Beach whitewater views. Three large tiled terraces allow unobstructed 270-degree panoramic coastline viewing. Its ideal location in lower Mystic Hills provides access within minutes to town and the tranquil sound of breaking waves and the village church bells. At night, settle in and relax to the magical twinkling city lights. Inside the home, the beauty is in the timeless details and meticulously selected materials. The property features: solid walnut flooring and alder doors throughout, antique light fixtures sourced from Europe and wired to modern standards, high ceilings with hand-hewn solid wood beams, Newport Brass fixtures, Italian double-pane Albertini French doors, 3 fireplaces framed by hand-carved Texas limestone, and so much more! The chef's kitchen features: furniture quality walnut custom cabinetry, honed marble counters and farmhouse sink, SubZero concealed refrigeration with 4 refrigerator drawers and 2 freezer drawers, SubZero 75 bottle wine cooler, Bosch concealed dishwasher, and Viking six burner range and hood surrounded by a hand-carved limestone hearth. With its zoned HVAC, central vacuum, new Rinnai high-capacity tankless water heater, built-in sound and security, and water efficient irrigation, this home is not only beautiful but also state of the art. Drought tolerant authentic Mediterranean landscaping complements the elegant stone and stucco exterior of this ultra luxe estate. Walking distance to sunny CA beaches, world class dining, and shopping in downtown Laguna Beach. For those seeking uncompromising style and design, this is THE hillside villa you've been waiting to call home! Additional upgrades/features list in supplements.

Sales Agent

Sam SmithBeach Cities Luxury HomesPhone: 949-606-4114Cell: 949-606-4114Contact Agent Now

Essential Information

  • MLS® #:OC22174363
  • Price:$5,995,000
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:4.00
  • Full Baths:3
  • Half Baths:1
  • Square Footage:3,334
  • Acres:0.14
  • Year Built:2005
  • Type:Residential
  • Sub-Type:Single Family Residence
  • Style:Custom, Mediterranean
  • Status:Closed

Community Information

  • Address:494 Hilledge Drive
  • Area:LV - Laguna Village
  • Subdivision:Mystic Hills (MH)
  • City:Laguna Beach
  • County:Orange
  • State:CA
  • Zip Code:92651


  • Utilities:Sewer Connected, Cable Connected, Electricity Connected, Natural Gas Connected
  • Parking Spaces:4
  • Parking:Direct Access, Driveway, Garage, Door-Multi, Garage Door Opener
  • # of Garages:2
  • Garages:Direct Access, Driveway, Garage, Door-Multi, Garage Door Opener
  • View:City Lights, Hills, Ocean, Catalina, Coastline, Trees/Woods
  • Pool:None


  • Interior:Wood
  • Interior Features:Balcony, Recessed Lighting, Storage, Walk-In Closet(s), Bar, Beamed Ceilings, Built-in Features, Central Vacuum, High Ceilings, Open Floorplan, Stone Counters, Wired for Sound
  • Appliances:Dishwasher, Gas Oven, Gas Range, Refrigerator, Range Hood, Dryer, Washer, Freezer, High Efficiency Water Heater, 6 Burner Stove, Tankless Water Heater
  • Heating:Central, Fireplace(s), Zoned
  • Cooling:Central Air, Zoned
  • Fireplace:Yes
  • Fireplaces:Living Room, Family Room, Master Bedroom
  • # of Stories:1
  • Stories:Two


  • Exterior:Copper Plumbing
  • Exterior Features:Barbecue, Lighting, Rain Gutters
  • Lot Description:Landscaped, Sprinkler System
  • Windows:Double Pane Windows, Custom Covering(s), Shutters
  • Roof:Spanish Tile
  • Construction:Copper Plumbing

School Information

  • District:Laguna Beach Unified
  • Elementary:El Morro
  • Middle:Thurston
  • High:Laguna Beach

Additional Information

  • Date Listed:August 8th, 2022
  • Days on Market:118
  • HOA Fees:0.00

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