Southern California is known for its spectacular coastal areas, with sunny beaches and fragrant oceanic air. And Dana Point, a small and affluent beach town just south of Los Angeles, is no exception. The Strand, a gated neighborhood within Dana point, consisting of 118 homes including 49 Beachview (Villa of Aphrodite) is about as exclusive as a beach can be in California.
Legally, the public is not prohibited from enjoying the area. But, because it is located between two natural hillsides. It’s rarely visited by outsiders. Furthermore, the home itself is protected by a private driveway and security gate.
Despite its relative seclusion and built-in privacy, Villa of Aphrodite is perfect for the Southern Californian social life. A host could easily entertain 150-to-200 people on the terraces that cascade down to the quiet beach. The property at 49 Beach View Ave, Dana Point, has approximately 10,000 square feet, 4 beds, 5 full and 3 half bath and a dining room inside could serve as a more intimate gathering spot, with room for 16 guests.
Mediterranean Coastal Limestone Design
49 Beachview features Italian Mediterranean Revival style throughout. Reclaimed limestone Barre Blonde floors give the mansion a warm and inviting vibe, while cathedral vaulted ceilings with reclaimed wood beams, a dedicated two thousand bottles wine cellar, a reclaimed limestone sink surrounded by Barre Montpelier stone wall cladding from the Mediterranean, Dalle de Bourgogne reclaimed limestone pavers. A great room evidence of its luxurious expansiveness.
The kitchen features a six-burner stove, double oven, gas stove, grill, warmer oven drawer, and granite counters. There are three Mediterranean style limestone fireplace mantels which can be seen throughout the villa. An 18th century French style fireplace mantel can be seen in the center of the open space living room. The firebox, is cladded with herringbone pattern reclaimed terracotta tiles.
A spacious Mediterranean style bedroom that many desires and very few lucky individuals acquire. Huge glass windows providing plenty of natural light enhancing the design of the reclaimed French style limestone fireplace mantel.
One of the guest powder room is luxuriously fitted with reclaimed Carrara marble flooring and a nicely carved acanthus leaves marble sink. The other powder room has a rougher finished to it; it is fitted with dalle de Bourgogne flooring and a rustic half egged shape Grecian limestone sink.