What It Looks Like When Your Home Matches Your Lifestyle

A Look Inside Some of the OC’s Most Sought After Properties

Choosing the perfect home to fit your personal lifestyle can seem like an overwhelming experience, but with the help of local real estate agent Tim Smith of The Smith Group, we have compiled a list of varying homes suited to fit your specific needs! After all, your home should be your sanctuary away from everything else. Home is a place for solitude, for family, for new beginnings, and after the day-to-day grind, you deserve only the best. So, whether you’re in the market for a home close to OC nightlife, you’re a first-time home buyer, or simply looking for that vacation getaway, the homes listed below are guaranteed to surpass even your greatest expectations.


The Jetsetter: Your passport is loaded with stamps, yet somehow you always feel at home.

§  40 N. La Senda, Laguna Beach

If you’re in the market for a home away from home, a place where you can escape all your troubles and get away for awhile, there is no better place than a vacation escape that’s close to the beach. This gracious little hideaway offers panoramic ocean views in the exclusive seaside community of Three Arch Bay. What sets this home apart from the rest is that it includes a lighthouse and is completely immersed in nature, giving its owners the privacy a vacation home deserves. This home was built by D.W. Griffith, a pioneer in early American filmmaking. This historical treasure sits alongside the Laguna Beach coastline. Besides the lighthouse, this home encompasses three separate living structures; two guest cottages and the main house. Private steps lead down to the sand, and a swimming pool carved into the cliffside is refilled daily by ocean tides. If you’re ready to make that escape, look no further than this gorgeous home that will help bring that sense of peace and quiet to your life.


The Growing Family: You need enough square footage to host hide & seek adventures, group sleep overs and growing family gatherings.

§  16812 Baruna Lane, Huntington Beach

Sometimes as our families grow, so does our need for extra space. If you’re in the market for a larger family home then this Davenport Island home may be just the right fit for you. Upon entering the home, guests will notice the spacious dining/living room area, which includes a lovely and warming fireplace and a walk-in wine bar. Continuing onward you’ll be lead out to a waterfront patio. The perfect setting to take in the gorgeous Southern California weather. The waterfront balcony has its own private spa & entertaining area with endless views. This home comes with a master retreat with patio access and a large bathroom with dual sinks and a luxurious soaking tub. On the second floor are three more bedrooms and a full bathroom. The third-floor bonus room is currently utilized as a music room with a soundproof recording room. But the spacious interior of the home isn’t the only thing that’s big, outside you’ll have an attached 3+ car garage for some of your most treasured possessions.


The Active Couple: You prefer a smaller home, because most of your time is spent in the  pool, close to hiking trails and enjoying outdoor activities.

§  31101 Hamilton Trail, Trabuco Canyon

Are you and your significant a fan of the outdoors? Well, this home located in the pleasantly named Happy Trails, a secluded sanctuary high in the hills of Trabuco Canyon’s gated community of Hamilton Oaks, is the ideal balance of living in the hills while still being close to coastal Orange County. This expansive lot spans over nine acres and is comprised of the main house, a guesthouse and 4-stall horse stable. This home allows its owners all the privacy one could ask for and sets the setting for an outdoor lifestyle. The grounds are surrounded by, “oak, pine, cottonwood, and liquid amber trees, an orchard with stone fruit and nut trees, and a sustainable vegetable and herb garden with over 10 raised beds and 7 terraced garden areas, providing a sustainable farm-to-table lifestyle.” Prepare yourself for wanting to explore the great outdoors some more with this incredible country-style home.


The Captain: A waterfront property is only fitting for someone with this much love for the sea.

§  6 Monarch, Dana Point

If you want to feel like the King, or Queen, of the World, look no further than this luxurious oceanfront estate located in Ritz Cove. This home, that feels more like a mansion, consists of six bedrooms and ten bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen, and two spacious living rooms, all with views grand enough to take your breath away. Some details that really awaken the inside of the house are the hand-carved wood accents, ironwork, and stone, cut and set by hand. And thanks to the many outdoor terraces and a private gated path that leads to the beach below, you’ll be wanting to spend most of your time outdoors. But, the real beauty of this home is its location. Close to the Monarch Beach Bay Club, owners of this home will receive membership and have access to all of the dining and recreation amenities offered. Now that’s some waterfront property!


The Bachelor: You love living the single life, and it couldn’t be any more convenient living in an area that offers nightlife in close proximity.

§  2230 Newport Blvd #13, Newport Beach

This life-enhancing, luxury condominium, located in the exclusive Residences at VUE Newport sits next to VUE Marina setting you right inside the Newport Beach Harbor. Complete with three full bedrooms and two half baths, this new condo will provide all the space you need while allowing you close access to nearby waterside restaurants and boutiques. Enjoy a private elevator connecting to your own elite two car garage. As a resident of VUE, you’ll be able to benefit from a multitude of amenities including: on-site concierge services, 24-hour security, use of water toys, and boating privileges at the 22-slip VUE Marina that accommodates yachts from 20 to 65 feet. And with close access to some of the OC’s hottest nightlife, what more could you ask for?


The Newlyweds: Congratulations! You just got married and now you’re first-time buyers!

§  422.5 Heliotrope Avenue, Corona Del Mar

This newly built, contemporary designed home, is the perfect setting for newlyweds. With two bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms, this creates the quintessential beginning for starting a family. This home also comes with a spacious rooftop deck. Imagine sitting outside at night, with a drink in hand and your loved one close, breathing in that fresh ocean air. The location of this home sits in the heart of the village, with easy access to area shops, freeways and award-winning schools. To make a smart investment in your future is to make a smart investment in your home and that’s just what this comforting home in Corona del Mar will be for you.


For even more listings like the ones listed above, reach out to Tim Smith of Smith Group Real Estate. You can view his agent profile by clicking here.

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