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Dana Point Headlands Project Approved -Landmark decision // State coastal panel ends 30 years of debate, voting 7-5 to allow a hotel and homes to be built at the site.
By SUSAN GILL VARDON, Orange County Register
Laguna Beach, CA; January 16, 2004: A divided California Coastal Commission on Thursday night ended 30 years of often contentious debate and approved building on one of the last undeveloped promontories in Southern California.
On a 7-5 vote, the commission gave the go-ahead to a 90-room hotel, 122 homes that real-estate experts say may sell for $2 million or more and commercial development on the sweeping Dana Point Headlands.
Plans to build a lighthouse and cultural center on the point that soars 180 feet above the ocean were scrapped because they would have been on an environmentally sensitive area. Instead, developer Sanford Edward will donate $2 million to Dana Point for parks. “I’m elated,” said Edward, surrounded by well-wishers in the Grand Ballroom of the Montage Resort in
Laguna Beach. “It was been a long process, but I’m disappointed we didn’t get the community amenities.”
Opponents of the project welcomed the concessions but were not happy with the final outcome.
Contact Vardon at (949) 454-7356 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Copyright 2004 The Orange County Register
Record Number: 65810608
The Society of American Registered Architects (SARA) recently honored Brandon Architects with its prestigious national award for its conceptual design for The Strand OC Hotel in Dana Point.
The ultra modern hotel, situated on the soaring Dana Point Headlands cliffs above the harbor, is set to break ground sometime in late 2017 or early 2018.
Chris Brandon has designed several noteworthy homes at The Strand at Headlands. He is well known for his eclectic architectural style.
The hotel will be a luxury five-star resort retreat with access to two beaches, sophisticated amenities with a lay back, relaxing ambiance.
With its idyllic Headlands location, the hotel will offer a range of gourmet restaurants, relaxing spa and choice of rooms, suites and villas.
The Strand Realty and Luxury Fine Homes just listed an absolutely beautiful Strand at Headlands custom built luxury beach home. The brand new Santa Barbara-style 4,560 sq. ft. home, nearing completion, enjoys expansive ocean and Catalina sunset views. The 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom home offers every imaginable luxury amenity that people have come to appreciate in Strand at Headlands custom homes.
Offered for $6,880,000
The Strand Realty represented the seller of this rare Strand at Headlands oceanfront homesite in Dana Point. The parcel, that enjoys direct beach access to the pristine white sands of Strand Beach, was originally offered as a double homesite with more than 140 linear feet of beach frontage. The adjacent homesite at 35 Strand Beach Drive, also recently went pending and will close next leaving only 4 remaining oceanfront homesites.
• All Coastal Commission permits in place
• Complete architectural freedom
• Expedited City of Dana Point permit processing
• Membership to its private resort-style Beach Club
• State-of-the-art fitness center
• Private beach lockers
• 70 acres of preserved open space
• 24-hour gate guard, with roaming patrols
The Strand at Headlands developer homesites
are more than 90% sold out.
Preview this Beautiful Ocean View Estate at The Strand
Date: Thursday July 27, 2017 from 5PM to 8PM
Address: 37 Shoreline Drive – Enter through the South Strand gate
Please join the The Strand Realty as we host a Sunset Soiree to showcase one of The Strand’s most luxurious listings. This Mediterranean-style home sits on one of The Strand’s largest ocean view homesites and features a grand porte cochere and dramatic circular driveway.
South County Lexus, Mission Viejo will also have on display two of their newest luxury vehicles; the 2018 Lexus LC performance sports coupe, pictured below and the LX 570 luxury SUV.
Guests will enjoy a host of delicious hors d’oeuvres and wine from one of California’s premiere wineries while previewing this exceptional luxury estate and performance car.
37 Shoreline Drive features – $8,490,000
• 7,993 sq. ft.
• Lot size: 21,307 sq. ft.
• 5 Bedrooms, 7.5 Bathrooms
• Home Theater
• Walk-in Wine Cellar
• Pool, Spa
• 4-Car Garage
The New Lexus LC is on display at South County Lexus Mission Viejo.
Please RSVP to Craig Dahl at email@example.com or call (949) 487-2500.
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We thought you might enjoy a very beautiful and informative video featuring the updated Dana Point Harbor remodel from the City of Dana Point. Please click on the link below and enjoy!
35 Strand Beach Drive – $12,475,000 EACH
21,230 sq. ft. – sold together or individually
Design and build an estate-sized home or two separate homes steps from Strand Beach in Orange County’s final ocean front community. The property spans 140 ft. of beach frontage while enjoying breathtaking white sand, white water views and Catalina sunsets. The homesite has Coastal Commission approval. Strand owners have complete architectural freedom to design and build their dream beach house in the style of their choice.
The Strand’s community amenities include 24-hour gate guard, with roaming patrols; 9,000 sq. ft. private, oceanfront Beach Club with a lounge, pool, spa and fitness center. The Strand is minutes from Monarch Beach Links Golf Course, restaurants, shops and fine hotels.
It’s that time of year when whales migrate from Alaska south to warmer waters in the lagoons of Mexico. Just walking distance from The Strand at Headlands, is its 33-acre Conservation Park, the historic point for which Dana Point was named, is the perfect perch to for California Gray Whales and Blue Whales on the move. The Conservation Park features decomposed granite trails and countless lookouts to view the whales. Even if you miss the migrating whales, The Conservation Park is gorgeous this time of year. With the recent rain, the park is in full bloom with full spectrum of native, indigenous flowers and plants. The Conservation Area contains over 150 species of plants and animals that are native to coastal Southern California. Several rare and indigenous plant communities are found on the site, including; southern coastal bluff scrub, native grasslands, maritime succulent scrub, mixed chaparral, and coastal sage scrub. Dana Point has one of the most diverse marine ecosystems in the world. Go tofor more information.
First quarter home sales at The Strand at Headlands topped $30 million. The new sales included two beautiful new North Strand custom beach homes, one classic in a Cape Cod design and the other, an exquisitely designed contemporary. The custom South Strand home featured a Tuscan Farmhouse style architecture. The buyers of the three homes are from Southern California. All of the homes sold recently feature amazing ocean views and beautiful Catalina sunsets. Besides its oceanfront location, one of the other compelling reasons for building your dream home at The Strand is the opportunity to build your home in the architectural design of your choice.